Requirements definition and management in critical automation applications

Teemu Tommila, Janne Valkonen, Päivi Parviainen, M. Raatikainen

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    The early design steps are important in developing industrial control systems. In critical applications associated with large economical values and human well-being they are even more important. In this paper, we claim that requirements definition and management are an undeveloped area within automation technology. Fortunately, lots of experiences, textbooks and standards exist in many other industrial domains, for example in software engineering. They could be used to define a structured requirements engineering approach for control engineers. This approach should be multidisciplinary, apply sound, standards-based modelling concepts and integrate seamlessly into the overall design process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAutomaatio XIX
    Subtitle of host publicationSeminaari 15.-16.3. 2011
    EditorsArto Visala
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherSuomen automaatioseura
    ISBN (Print)978-952-5183-43-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventAutomaatio XIX 2011 - Hotelli Crowne Plaza, Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 15 Mar 201116 Mar 2011

    Publication series

    SeriesSuomen automaatioseura. Julkaisusarja


    SeminarAutomaatio XIX 2011


    • requirements engineering
    • automation


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