Bachelor and Master Theses

Title: Investigation of an OSLC-domain targeting ISO 26262 -Focus on the left side of the Software V-model-
Level: Advanced
Description: ISO 26262 [1] is a safety standard for the automotive domain. Quoting from the standard: “ISO 26262 is intended to be applied to safety-related systems that include one or more electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems and that are installed in series production passenger cars with a maximum gross vehicle mass up to 3 500 kg.” By now, trucks do not have to be compliant with the standard. However, it is likely that by 2018 they will have to.
ISO 26262 regulates all phases of the entire lifecycle of the product, starting from the management and requirements specification phases up to the production release. The standard also defines the work products that have to be produced during the system’s lifecycle.
OSLC is a standard that targets tools used during a product’s life cycle and enables their integration and interoperability. OSLC 3.0 [2] is the current version of OSLC. Tools for requirements engineering, design, implementation, verification, etc. are expected to interoperate in a traceable manner i.e. traceability between the respective work products can be easily retrieved and shown. To enable interoperability, different specifications, called domains, need to be provided. More precisely, an OSLC Domain is one Product Lifecycle Management topic area such as Change Management, Requirements management or Automation. Each OSLC Domain has its own OSLC specification that complies with this Core specification.

To enable ISO 26262-compliant traceability, thus an ISO 26262-compliant domain might be needed. This thesis, conceived in the framework of two inter-related projects [3-4], is aimed at proposing an ISO 26262 domain as well as investigating corresponding advantages/disadvantages.

Tasks included:
1) Getting familiar with the ISO 26262 standard, focus on the functional/technical safety concept.
2) Getting familiar with OSLC.
3) Study previous work about building OSLC-domains related to specific ALM (based on safety (automotive) standards).
4) Proposing an OSLC-domain targeting ISO 26262 (main focus on requirements management) as well as Scania needs [6].

Required outcome:
A thesis report that includes:
- an analysis about the approaches used for building OSLC-domains/for enabling interoperability for continuos certification/self-assessment (e.g., the CRYSTAL approach [5]);
- an OSLC-domain targeting ISO 26262 and Scania needs.

References to start with:

1. ISO 26262. Road vehicles – Functional safety. International Standard, November 2011.
2. Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration, http://open-
3. VINNOVA, “”
4. Gen&ReuseSafetyCases-SSF, “ genreusesafetycases.”
6. B. Gallina, M. Nyberg. Reconciling the ISO 26262-compliant and the Agile Documentation Management in the Swedish Context. Proceedings of the third Workshop on Critical Automotive applications: Robustness & Safety, joint event of EDCC-2015, Paris, France, September 8th, 2015.

Company: Scania AB, kontaktperson: Mattias Nyberg
Prel. end date: 2016-10-06
Presentation date: 2016-09-22
Student: Julieth Patricia Castellanos Ardila
IDT supervisor: Barbara Gallina, 021-101631
Examinator: Kristina Lundqvist
Kristina Lundqvist, +46 (0)21 101428
Misc: Number of students: 1-2

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