Standards and Certification

  • Geir Kjetil Hanssen
  • Tor Stålhane
  • Thor Myklebust


What This Chapter Is About
  • We give a short introduction to the role standards play in development of safety-critical software and look at what standards are not.

  • We discuss the challenges the developers meet from the standards.

  • We discuss shortly the software certification process.

  • We give a short overview of the responsibilities of the development organizations, the developers and the assessors.

  • Information to be delivered to the assessor and when the information shall be delivered.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geir Kjetil Hanssen
    • 1
  • Tor Stålhane
    • 2
  • Thor Myklebust
    • 1
  1. 1.Software Engineering, Safety and SecuritySINTEF DigitalTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.NTNUTrondheimNorway

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