Vision of a framework for design guides for development of safety critical applications

Janne Valkonen

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Abstract

Safety critical systems are strictly controlled and monitored along their whole life cycle from requirements elicitation and system development to utilization, modernizations and decommissioning. Often such systems need also to be licensed to suit their intended purpose, which is a demanding and complicated task. This paper first introduces the most important concepts and principles of designing safety critical I&C systems, especially for the nuclear industry. The importance of the research topic is justified and validation and licensing processes are discussed. General design requirements and other types of requirements related mainly on system modernizations are introduced as well. The paper presents an idea of a framework for design guides and provides a preliminary example to illustrate the concept. Finally, there is an outlook on the future plans and becoming work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystem Safety: Exploring More Opportunities
Subtitle of host publication24th International System Safety Conference ISSC 2006. Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, 31 July - 4 Aug. 2006
Place of PublicationUnionville, Virginia
Pages108-113
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Keywords

  • design
  • life cycle
  • requirements elicitation
  • licensing
  • nuclear automation

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    Valkonen, J. (2006). Vision of a framework for design guides for development of safety critical applications. In System Safety: Exploring More Opportunities: 24th International System Safety Conference ISSC 2006. Albuquerque, New Mexico USA, 31 July - 4 Aug. 2006 (pp. 108-113). http://www.vtt.fi/inf/julkaisut/muut/2006/Valkonen_ISSC2006.pdf