Requirements definition and management in critical automation applications

Tommila Teemu, Valkonen Janne, Parviainen Päivi, 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
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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    Teemu, T., Janne, V., Päivi, P., & Raatikainen, M. (2011). Requirements definition and management in critical automation applications. In A. Visala (Ed.), Automaatio XIX: Seminaari 15.-16.3. 2011 Suomen automaatioseura. Julkaisusarja, No. 41