AMASS: A Large-Scale European Project to Improve the Assurance and Certification of Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Jose Luis de la VaraEmail author
  • Eugenio Parra
  • Alejandra Ruiz
  • Barbara Gallina
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11915)


Most safety-critical systems must undergo assurance and certification processes. The associated activities can be complex and labour-intensive, thus practitioners need suitable means to execute them. The activities are further becoming more challenging as a result of the evolution of the systems towards cyber-physical ones, as these systems have new assurance and certification needs. The AMASS project (Architecture-driven, Multi-concern and Seamless Assurance and Certification of Cyber-Physical Systems) tackled these issues by creating and consolidating the de-facto European-wide open tool platform, ecosystem, and self-sustainable community for assurance and certification of cyber-physical systems. The project defined a novel holistic approach for architecture-driven assurance, multi-concern assurance, seamless interoperability, and cross- and intra-domain reuse of assurance assets. AMASS results were applied in 11 industrial case studies to demonstrate the reduction of effort in assurance and certification, the reduction of (re)certification cost, the reduction of assurance and certification risks, and the increase in technology harmonisation and interoperability.


AMASS Cyber-physical system CPS Assurance Certification 



The research leading to this paper has received funding from the AMASS project (H2020-ECSEL grant agreement no 692474; Spain’s MINECO ref. PCIN-2015-262; Sweden’s Vinnova) and the Ramon y Cajal Program (Spain’s MICINN ref. RYC-2017-22836; EC’s European Social Fund). We are also grateful to all the AMASS partners. Their work and results are summarised in this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose Luis de la Vara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eugenio Parra
    • 2
  • Alejandra Ruiz
    • 3
  • Barbara Gallina
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Castilla-La ManchaAlbaceteSpain
  2. 2.Carlos III University of MadridLeganesSpain
  3. 3.Tecnalia Research and InnovationDerioSpain
  4. 4.Mälardalen UniversityVästeråsSweden

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