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WP5: Eclipse Qualification Kit (ISO26262)

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

  • WP Lead: Virtual Vehicle (M. Driussi)


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 18.04.2012 13p.m. (Outlook appointment)

Next Steps

  • Discuss the Roadmap internally / expand it / change it. The Roadmap can be found here [2]
  • Build the working team to contribute to the roadmap.
  • All interested parties are invited to participate. Commitment on next Telco 21.03.2012, 13:00 to 15:00 pm in order to create a list of contact persons and companies.

Qualification Roadmap (contact: Oscar Slotosch, Validas)

See for an overview (as presented on 4th april by Validas)

  • 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",...

The current metamodel and the example tool's model can be found in The documents are under development and can be optained for review or working on the rodmap.

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

The following results have been achieved to elaborate the proposal

The current state of the roadmap is in a presentation that is extended stepwise until it covers all aspects of the DO-330. We report the new supported steps within our telcos. The following steps have been achieved:

* First Steps (21th of march 2012) see
* Second steps (4th april 2012)
* Third Steps (18th april 2012) 

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

The following tasks have currently been defined (might be extended when we see more topics). Some of them have already bee assigned.

  • DO-330 compliance check of the requriements and other topics -> Validas
  • Model all information in the example document with the do330 model generated from EMF -> Validas (see the current model TCA.do330) in
  • Build another requirements example to validate the expressiveness of the model / document -> virtual vehicle?
  • Build the same model into RMF
  • Compare the models with RMF models to see pro/con of the EMF model
  1. Extend the DO330 model to cover the following topics
  2. Testing -> Validas
  3. Verification -> Validas
  4. Quality Assurance
  5. Qualification Planing
  • Propose process documents describing the approach: Tool Development Plan, Tool Verification Plan, ... -> Validas
  • Check the compliance of the topics with DO-330

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