You are here: Home / OSADL / Events / 
2019-06-17 - 07:33
OSADL Special Events

OSADL Special Events

Special Track: FLOSS for Safety Critical Systems
OSADL Safety Critical Linux Working Group
at the Embedded World Conference
Nuremberg, Germany
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Over the past years an increasing number of industries have been endorsing GNU/Linux as well as other Free/Libre Open-Source Software (FLOSS) projects for main-stream products. The overall stability, reliability and most notably security properties as well as the ease of use have contributed to this development. One area where FLOSS, notably GNU/Linux, has been in discussion without a conclusive result is the area of safety related systems.

However, it is well conceivable that FLOSS will play an increasingly important role in safety related systems as well, and this topic is already on the agenda in quite a few R&D departments. In this special track we want to give answers to

  • Where are we with concepts for FLOSS in safety related systems?
  • What is the state of FLOSS for safety related systems?
  • What are the show-stoppers - what potential mitigations?
  • In which areas and at what safety integrity can FLOSS be utilized?

Thus, we call for papers on the general topic of utilizing FLOSS for safety related systems, and invite authors to submit papers by no later than September 19, 2010 on:

  • FLOSS for safety related systems
  • Strategies for utilizing FLOSS in safety related systems
  • Safety case concepts for FLOSS
  • FLOSS Tools suitable for safety related systems
  • Assessment/Certification issues of utilizing FLOSS
  • Case-Studies in FLOSS in safety related systems

This special track will be in the context of the Embedded World Conference, to be held at the Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany, March 1 - 3, 2011. The URL of this call for papers is

Program Committee

  • Andreas Gerstinger, Institute of Computer Technology, TU-Wien, Austria
  • Christoph Stückjürgen, Siemens CT T DE IT1, Munich, Germany
  • Han Jianghong, Engineering Research Center of Safety Critical Industrial Measure and Control Technology, Ministry of Education, China
  • Hans Tschuertz, Inst. for Safety & Systems Engineering, University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Liao Xiangke,Engineering Research Center of Operating System, Changsha, China
  • Matthias Sturm, Chair embedded world Conference 2011
  • Michael Friess, AdaCore, France    
  • Nicholas Mc Guire, Safety Critical Linux Working Group, OSADL, Austria
  • Peter B. Ladkin, Computer Networks and Distributed Systems, University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • Wolfgang Kuechlin, Symbolic Computation Group, WSI Informatics, University of Tübingen, Germany

Organization Committee

  • Matthias Sturm, Chair embedded world Conference 2011
  • Carsten Emde, OSADL
  • Nicholas Mc Guire, OSADL Safety Critical Linux Working Group


Mrs. Renate Ester, WEKA FACHMEDIEN GmbH, Gruber Str. 46a, 85586 Poing, Germany. Phone: +49 (0)8121/95-1349, Email: REsterª