TU München - Fakultät für
Masterseminar (IN2107) im Wintersemester 2012/2013
Content: From advanced driver assistance and hybrid drives over autonomous
high-speed rail and high precision medical equipment to Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles: software-intensive systems that perform safety-critical tasks
are increasingly prevalent and pervasive in today?s world. Driven by the
incessant increase in the number of integrated control units,
communication systems and software, managing architectural complexity, let
alone mastering it, is becoming an increasingly difficult task. This
difficulty in turn translates into a heightened possibility of design and
implementation errors going undetected with hazardous consequences.
This challenging situation is further exacerbated by the coupling of new development methods being employed for innovative technologies with increasingly complex international safety standards. The correct development of safety-critical applications therefore requires a paradigm shift; away from a classical software development mindset.
Goals: This seminar will provide an introduction and first insight into safety critical development as well as an overview of existing safety standards. The students shall understand what safety is and how it affects software development. Furthermore, they shall explore the options for safety analysis and argumentation and how they can be supported.
Prerequisites: We expect the students to work independently (although short introductions to the topics will be given and students can ask for advice anytime), to have a proactive interest for this topic and to have background knowledge in software and requirements engineering.
Criteria: Participation in all sessions; presentation of one of the topics
in the seminar as well as an essay of 2500 words (+/-10%).
Participants: max. 12. Please note that Registration is currently only
possible through the organizers, preferably after attending the introductory
meeting on Monday, July 9th, 2012, 14:00-15:00 in 00.11.038 "John von
Time and Location: Mondays 14:00-16:00 in 00.11.038 "John von Neumann"