Critical Software promotes international seminar in Portugal with NASA, ESA, JAXA, FAA
02/08/2013

NASA, European Space Agency, Japanese Space Agency, Federal Aviation Administration of the United States, Portuguese, Italian, British and German Universities, and other international organisations, have been invited by Critical Software for an important seminar, in Coimbra.

Online PR News – 08-February-2013 – Lisbon/Portugal – NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), Japanese Space Agency (JAXA), Federal Aviation Administration of the United States (FAA), Portuguese, Italian, British and German Universities, and other international organisations, have been invited by Critical Software for an important seminar, in Coimbra, on the 20th and 21st of February, to debate the challenges and trends of the market for high integrity and safety critical systems in various domains, with particular emphasis on the results of recent research carried out by industrial and academic researchers.

Critical Software (www.criticalsoftware.com) is promoting in Portugal an international seminar about Dependability and Certification of critical systems on the 20th and 21st of February at Quinta das Lágrimas in Coimbra.

The Workshop on Dependability and Certification, a joint initiative of Critical Software and Critical Step, a project that results from a Portuguese-Italian partnership, integrated in the European Commission's FP7 program and IAPP (Research Collaboration between the Academia and the Industry - Marie-Curie), is an emblematic event, taking place for the second time in Portugal, and will gather the most reputed academic and industrial experts, helping to strengthen the important role played by Portuguese technology in critical and high integrity systems.

The main topics addressed in this seminar include, among others, Verification and Validation, Safety Analyses and Certification of Systems, Security and Fault Injection, as well as a round table on cooperation projects between the academic and industrial fields.

About Critical Step
The CRITICAL Software Technology for an Evolutionary Partnership (CRITICAL STEP) is a Marie-Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) belonging to call FP7-PEOPLE-2008-IAPP. This project lays the foundation for establishing a long term strategic research collaboration between partners involved in this project in the growing and challenging domain of software for large-scale Safety-Critical Systems (SCSs) based on the use of Off-The-Shelf (OTS) software components for the control of complex distributed infrastructures such as Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems, complex industrial plants, integrated systems, etc.