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Certifiable Software Applications 1 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785481178, 9780081011652

Certifiable Software Applications 1

1st Edition

Main Processes

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Author: Jean-Louis Boulanger
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785481178
eBook ISBN: 9780081011652
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 4th July 2016
Page Count: 308
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Certifiable Software Applications 1: Main Processes is dedicated to the establishment of quality assurance and safety assurance. It establishes the context for achieving a certifiable software application. In it, the author covers recent developments such as the module, component and product line approach. Applicable standards are presented and security principles are described and discussed. Finally, the requirements for mastering quality and configuration are explained. In this book the reader will find the fundamental practices from the field and an introduction to the concept of software application.

Key Features

  • Presents the fundamental practices from the field
  • Emphasizes the development of quality assurance and safety assurance
  • Introduces the concept of software application
  • Covers recent developments such as module, component, and the product line approach


Information security professionals, system administrators. Security managers, academics in the field of computing security

Table of Contents

    <li>Introduction<ul><li>Reader&#x2019;s guide</li><li>Acknowledgments</li></ul></li> <li>1: System, Equipment and Software<ul><li>Abstract:</li><li>1.1 Introduction</li><li>1.2 Impact on dependability</li><li>1.3 Command and control system</li><li>1.4 System</li><li>1.5 Development process</li><li>1.6 Safety: from system to software</li><li>1.7 Software application</li><li>1.8 Conclusion</li><li>1.9 Glossary</li></ul></li> <li>2: Software Application<ul><li>Abstract:</li><li>2.1 Introduction</li><li>2.2 Software versus software applications</li><li>2.3 Software application in its context</li><li>2.4 Generic software and parameterized software</li><li>2.5 Module and component</li><li>2.6 Reused component and COTS</li><li>2.7 Product line</li><li>2.8 Conclusion</li><li>2.9 Glossary</li></ul></li> <li>3: Principle of Dependability<ul><li>Abstract:</li><li>3.1 Introduction</li><li>3.2 Dependability</li><li>3.3 Description of software errors</li><li>3.4 Safety critical software</li><li>3.5 Conclusion</li><li>3.6 Glossary</li></ul></li> <li>4: Safety Management of a Software Application<ul><li>Abstract:</li><li>4.1 Introduction</li><li>4.2 General approach</li><li>4.3 Danger, undesirable events, accidents, risks</li><li>4.4 System safety</li><li>4.5 Safety Assurance Plan</li><li>4.6 Safety case</li><li>4.7 Reliability, availability and maintainability</li><li>4.8 Critical systems</li><li>4.9 Conclusion</li><li>4.10 Appendix&#xA0;1 &#x2013; Safety Assurance Plan</li><li>4.11 Glossary</li></ul></li> <li>5: Safety of a Software Application<ul><li>Abstract:</li><li>5.1 Introduction</li><li>5.2 General approach</li><li>5.3 Safety level</li><li>5.4 Safety demonstration activity of a software application</li><li>5.5 Conclusion</li><li>5.6 SSAP template</li><li>5.7 Glossary</li></ul></li> <li>6: Technique to Manage Software Safety<ul><li>Abstract:</li><li>6.1 Introduction</li><li>6.2 Techniques for software safety</li><li>6.3 Other diversities</li><li>6.4 Conclusion</li><li>6.5 Glossary</li></ul></li> <li>7: Assessment and Certification<ul><li>Abstract:</li><li>7.1 Introduction</li><li>7.2 Product</li><li>7.3 Assessment</li><li>7.4 Certification</li><li>7.5 Conclusion</li><li>7.6 Glossary</li></ul></li> <li>8: Different Sectors and Various Normative Referentials<ul><li>Abstract:</li><li>8.1 Introduction</li><li>8.2 E/E/PE system</li><li>8.3 Railway sector</li><li>8.4 Aeronautics</li><li>8.5 Space sector</li><li>8.6 Nuclear sector</li><li>8.7 Automobile sector</li><li>8.8 A few constraints</li><li>8.9 Safety level</li><li>8.10 Conclusion</li><li>8.11 Glossary</li></ul></li> <li>9: Quality Management<ul><li>Abstract:</li><li>9.1 Introduction</li><li>9.2 Continuous improvement</li><li>9.3 Quality management as well as quality control</li><li>9.4 Quality management</li><li>9.5 What is quality of a software application?</li><li>9.6 Development of a software application</li><li>9.7 Software quality</li><li>9.8 Measurement of complexity of a software application</li><li>9.9 Development cycle</li><li>9.10 Vocabulary and mode of expression</li><li>9.11 Organization</li><li>9.12 Configuration management</li><li>9.13 Safety assurance management</li><li>9.14 Software Quality Assurance Plan</li><li>9.15 Defect management</li><li>9.16 Maintenance of a software application</li><li>9.17 Conclusion</li><li>9.18 Appendix A &#x2013; Structure of an SQAP</li><li>9.19 Glossary</li></ul></li> <li>10: Requirement Management<ul><li>Abstract:</li><li>10.1 Introduction</li><li>10.2 Requirement acquisition phase</li><li>10.3 Specification of requirements</li><li>10.4 Implementation of requirements</li><li>10.5 Requirement management</li><li>10.6 Conclusion</li><li>10.7 Glossary</li></ul></li> <li>Conclusion</li> <li>Bibliography</li> <li>Index</li>


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About the Author

Jean-Louis Boulanger

Jean-Louis Boulanger is currently an Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) in the railway domain focusing on software elements. His research interests include requirements, software verification and validation, traceability and RAMS with a special focus on safety.

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Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) in the railway domain focusing on software elements

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