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WP5: Eclipse Qualification Process Support

This is work package 5 of the Automotive Industry Working Group.

  • WP Lead: Virtual Vehicle (M. Driussi)
  • Roadmap Lead: Validas AG (O. Slotosch)

Intent

Based on the requirements of ISO26262 for the development of safety-critical applications in vehicles, a qualification / classification of tools, which are used in the development process, will be required. WP5 has set itself the goal to work on this topic for Eclipse Plugins, which are used in this context. Taking into consideration several standards (ISO, EN, DO, IEC) we want to elaborate a guideline for Eclipse Plugin developers / validators, which is conform to ISO26262 and DO-330. Furthermore we want to provide an Eclipse Tool Qualification Kit.

Meetings and Activities

Kick off Meeting 07.03.2012. The meeting protocol can be found here [1]

Webex session every two weeks on Wednesday 13 to 15 pm. Next Webex Meeting 16.05.2012 13p.m. (Outlook appointment) [2]

A List of past Minutes of Meeting

  • 21.03.2012 [3]
  • 04.04.2012 [4]
  • 18.04.2012 [5]
  • 02.05.2012 [6]

Next Steps

  • Complete the roadmap to cover all aspects of DO-330. The Roadmap can be found here [7]
  • Select a Plugin for classification and Qualification according to the roadmap to demonstrate the proposal
  • Define an Eclipse Project to extend the plugin mechanism to contain qualification data

All interested parties are invited to participate. Commitment on WP5 telco or webex meeting.

Qualification Roadmap

See http://wiki.eclipse.org/images/1/1e/EclipseQualificationProcess.pdf for an overview (as presented on 4th april by Validas) On the Eclipse Day in Toulouse (24th of May 2012), http://www.eclipsedaytoulouse.com/en/ Oscar Slotosch will present an overview on the roadmap and the curent status.

  • WP5.1 Definition of Goals & Requirements
  • WP5.2 Elaborate Proposal
  • WP5.3 Demonstrate Proposal
  • WP5.4 Implement Proposal (extend Eclipse Pluging Framework within an Eclipse Project)
  • WP5.5 Qualify any plugin that requires qualification

In WP5 we decided to use the DO-330 as basis for qualification of Eclipse-based tools, since it fits to the ISO 26262 but also to other standards like the DO-178C,.. We propose to extend the Eclipse plugin mechanism to additional data that contains all required information for qualification of the plugin. By building a formal (EMF) model for this data we can automate many steps during the development and qualification process like: Determination of the tool confidence level, determination of the qualification state, verification of syntactical consistency and completeness and generation of requried documents from the requirements specification until the test report with MC/DC coverage of the code. Furthermore we create generic documents that ensure the DO-330 compliance of the process Like "How-To Qualify Eclipse-Based Tools", "Tool Development Plan", "Tool Verification Plan",...


We (Validas, virtual vehicle) are currently working on the topic. Others will be requested to provide reviews and feedback.

The current state of the roadmap is in a presentation that is extended stepwise until it covers all aspects of the DO-330. Once it fulfills the DO-330 requirements it can be used with the DO-330 model and the example documents as requirements for an Eclipse Project that extends the Ecplipse plugin mechanism for qualification data. We report the new supported steps within our telcos. The following steps have been achieved:

Since the presentations are extended, it suffices to read the latest.