How to Make Sure the System Level Conformity Assessment: Case of Japanese Consortia in Automotive Communication Protocol

  • Akio TokudaEmail author
Conference paper


Standards developing organizations (SDOs) have recently emphasized the importance of the system level conformity assessment (SLCA) which is free from the interoperability problems of complex product systems. The objective of this paper is to show how to establish the dependable SLCA and what kind of co-operation among the actors is needed to the establishment of the SLCA. For this purpose, I am dealing with, as the case study, the standard setting process of the conformance test specifications of the automotive network system in Japanese industrial consortium. The case reveals that if a society demands a highly dependable SLCA, vertical co-operation among actors should be designed for drafting the conformance test specifications while horizontal co-operation should be oriented for restricting the universality of the specifications among actors.


System level conformity assessment Standard Interoperability problem Conformance test Consortium 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ritsumeikan UniversityOsakaJapan

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