Re: IEEE Safety Study Group



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Lon D. Gowen, Ph.D. (Gowen(at)Microware.com)
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 08:28:02 -0600


Victoria, I would like to join your study group. I currently teach a course (about 4 times per year) for NASA Centers on Software Systems Safety. Let me know if you can use me on this study group. Thanks, Lon -- Lon D. Gowen, Ph.D. Microware Systems Corporation Research & Development Department, Embedded Products Group 1500 N.W. 118th Street, Des Moines, IA 50325 P: (515) 327-2412; F: (515) 224-1352; E: Gowen(at)Microware.com Disclaimer: All opinions are mine and not necessarily those of anyone else. "Man, in order to be great, calls himself an animal." --Walter A. Henrichsen **************************************************************************** Victoria Stavridou wrote: > > I am currently forming the membership of the IEEE Safety Study Group. If > you are interested in participating please let me know. Information on > the SSG and its objectives can be found in the attached URL. > > Best regards > > Victoria Stavridou > > (Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this message) > > --------------------------------------------------------------- > > IEEE SESC Safety Study Group > > Background > > ISESS 97 had a workshop on Computer Related Standards and Safety > chaired by Victoria Stavridou. The workshop resulted in a set of > recommendations to the SESC. The SESC accepted the recommendations and > instituted the Safety Study Group on November 11th, 1997. The Study > Group is chaired by Victoria Stavridou. > > Charter > > * Examine the existing standards collection to discover places > where safety requirements should be incorporated during the next > revision cycle. > * Study the compatibility of existing IEEE standards with IEC > standards (e.g.g integrity levels). > * Track the development of IEC 1508 and recommend adoption, > modification or rejection. > * Recommend further actions. > * Report back to SESC in 6-monthly intervals. > > Participation > > Participation in the Study Group is by invitation only. Study Group > participants should: > > * Have knowledge and experience in software engineering and safety. > * Have knowledge of IEEE standards procedures. > * Be willing to work. > * Be able to work in consensus-seeking committees. > > Our business will be conducted almost exclusively by email. For more > information and participation requests please contact Victoria > Stavridou victoria(at)dcs.qmw.ac.uk -- Lon D. Gowen, Ph.D. Microware Systems Corporation Research & Development Department, Embedded Products Group 1500 N.W. 118th Street, Des Moines, IA 50325 P: (515) 327-2412; F: (515) 224-1352; E: Gowen(at)Microware.com Disclaimer: All opinions are mine and not necessarily those of anyone else. "Man, in order to be great, calls himself an animal." --Walter A. Henrichsen "If a man desires to deceive himself, God will gladly help him." --Walter A. Henrichsen "Reason is of no value to the skeptic but is of tremendous value to the seeker." -- Walter A. Henrichsen "It seems clear to me that not only is a 'mature' process not sufficient, it may not even be necessary." --David L. Parnas "Many 'real-life' errors are in fact easy to detect if one is careful to determine whether a test run failed to execute properly." --Joe W. Duran "Only when we have built a similar system before is it easy to determine the requirements in advance." --David L. Parnas "If you ask why someone is looking for an artificial arm or leg


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