Bachelor and Master Theses

Title: Effective ISO 26262-compliant Safety Management via Process Modeling and Monitoring
Subject: Computer Science
Level: Advanced
Description: ISO 26262 [1] provides a set of requirements to support automotive industries in defining appropriate safety processes according to the required stringency dictated by the safety integrity level. The set of requirements encompass the principal safety activities during the concept phase, product development, production, operation, service and decommissioning.
It is for instance stated that “Planning, coordinating and documenting the safety activities of all phases of the safety lifecycle are key management tasks”.
Moreover, it is stated that “the organization shall institute, execute and maintain organization-specific rules and processes to comply with the requirements of ISO 26262.” This statement is interpreted in a note as “creation and maintenance of a generic safety plan and process description”.
In clause of ISO 26262 Part 2, we can explicitly read that “the organization shall institute, execute and maintain processes to ensure that identified functional safety anomalies are explicitly communicated to the applicable safety manager(s) and the other responsible persons.”
Since Process Moldeling and Monitoring are critical-activities, the aim of the thesis is to propose an approach for modeling and monitoring processes in compliance with ISO 26262 and Scania needs.

Tasks included:
- Studying background information useful to better grasp the problem as well as mastering means useful to build a solution:
o Getting familiar with safety life-cycles (processes) mandated by ISO 26262 [1] and those used at Scania domain. The student is expected to focus on a specific phase;
o Getting familiar with process modeling and monitoring. This tasks will cover academic state of the art (e.g., SPEM2.0 [2], and/or others);
o Getting familiar with tool-supported process modeling and monitoring (EPF Composer [3], and/or others);
- Investigating how to effectively model and monitor ISO 26262 compliant safety processes;
- Providing a case-study.

Required outcome: A thesis report that includes:
- An analysis of the best practices in terms of safety process modeling and monitoring within the automotive domain;
- An approach to model and monitor automotive ISO 26262-compliant safety processes;
- A case study.

Remark: if you are interested, apply here:

References to start with:
[1] ISO 26262. Road vehicles – Functional safety. International Standard, November

[2] OMG. Software & systems Process Engineering Meta-model (SPEM), v 2.0. Full Specification formal/08-04-01, Object Management Group, 2008.

Company: IDT/Scania AB, kontaktperson: Marcus Törnqvist
Start date: 2017-01-16
Prerequisites: - DVA437 Safety Critical Systems Engineering (recommended); -Software Engineering (recommended).
IDT supervisor: Barbara Gallina, 021-101631
Examinator: Kristina Lundqvist
Kristina Lundqvist, +46 (0)21 101428

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