Second workshop with EAB members

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The second workshop with the members of the AMASS EAB (External Advisory Board) was held in Västerås, Sweden, on September 17th, hosted by MDH. This board consists of international experts in critical-system assurance and certification, from different domains (aerospace, automotive, healthcare, nuclear…) and with different roles (engineers, assessors, researchers etc.).

Nineteen people attended the workshop, including 10 EAB members: Timo Varkoi, Anders Sandin, Laurent Fabre, Markus Wallmyr, Thor Myklebust, Kurt Tschabuschnig, Antonio Priore, Marion Lepmets, and Tim Kelly. The topics presented included a project overview, the technical vision, the project’s strategy and means to ensure impact, and a selection of usage scenarios to introduce the AMASS Tool Platform and its current features: architecture specification and refinement, process & product configuration and compliance management, toolchain for system specification and quality assessment, and safety & security co-assessment. The scenarios were presented for a selection of the project’s industrial case studies.

Among the aspects discussed, the EAB expressed their vision regarding how usage scenarios could be improved to get impact in AMASS ecosystem users, how to improve the AMASS guidance for users, the conceptual and implementation approach underlying the AMASS Tool Platform, industry usage opportunities of specific AMASS features, and the soundness of the AMASS community building, exploitation, and dissemination strategies. The specific feedback included the need for information about why, how, when, and by whom the AMASS Tool Platform should be used, for the development of a dashboard to guide users, for providing tool qualification information about the AMASS Tool Platform, for searching for early adopters and identifying the main issues that AMASS can solve for them, and for a sustainability plan, including in North America and result standardisation.

It is expected to collect further feedback from the EAB in the next months, once AMASS results are completed and have been applied and evaluated in all the industrial case studies.