17th German ENCRESS Event
joint event with the Austrian ENCRESS Club and EWICS TC7

Industrial Experiences with the Application of the IEC Standard 61508:

Functional Safety of Electrical / Electronic / Programmable Electronic Safety-related Systems

June 27, 2001

Austrian Computer Society (Heinz Zemanek Saal), Wollzeile 1, 1010 Vienna


9:45 Registration

10:00 Welcome by the Workshop organisers

Erwin Schoitsch
Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf (ARCS), Seibersdorf (A)
EWICS TC7 & Austrian ENCRESS Club / Austrian Computer Society (ÖCG)

Francesca Saglietti
Institute for Safety Technology (ISTec), Garching (D)
EWICS TC7 & German ENCRESS Club / German Computer Society (GI e.V.)

10:05 Erwin Schoitsch
Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf (ARCS), Seibersdorf (A)
"Historical Overview and Introduction to IEC 61508:
The Key Messages of the Standard on Functional Safety"

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Ron Bell
Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Merseyside (UK)
"IEC 61508 / Part 8:Introductory Guide to the application of Parts 1-7
New work item on a technical report driven by industrial experience"

11:45 Michael Dorra
Institute for Labour Safety (BIA), St. Augustin (D)
11:45 "Safety Integrity Level of Complex Electronic Control Systems:
Experiences in Verifying that the Quantitative Requirements are met"

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Rainer Faller
exida.com L.L.C., Munich / Philadelphia (D / US)
Experiences with the application of IEC 61508
in the Development of Safety-critical PES (Programmable Electronic Systems)"

14:45 Gerald Sonneck
Austrian Research Centers Seiberdorf (ARCS), Seibersdorf (A)
"Dependability of software-intensive systems:
the ESA-Project EGNOS as an example"

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Robin Bloomfield
Adelard and City University, London (UK)
"COTS/SOUP and IEC 61508 - Commercial Off-the-shelf Software
and Software of uncertain pedigree in safety related applications"

16:45 Final discussion