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November 23, 2018 English PDF Download Agenda/Registration form

As part of the release of ISO 26262 in 2011, requirements to establish confidence in the correct functioning of software tools used to develop safety-related automotive E/E systems came into effect. Seven years later, there are plenty of experiences and lessons learned from applying these requirements in the day-to-day engineering practice. However, implementing the ISO 26262 tool classification and qualification remains a challenge for many automotive organizations and consumes significant resources. Starting with a systematic introduction to the tool classification and qualification requirements of ISO 26262-8, this 1-day workshop also reviews current industrial best practices and discusses trends and lessons learned. In the hands-on session, you will familiarize yourself with the structure and content of an exemplary ISO 26262 classification kit for a model-based development tool and gain hands-on experience with customizing such a kit to your organization's specific needs.


Target audience

Automotive professionals (software project leads, software engineers, as well as engineering, quality, and project managers) involved with the development of safety-related automotive E/E systems, functional safety engineers and managers.

Conditions of Participation and Cost

Cost: € 950.00 plus VAT
The price for the training workshop includes training materials, refreshments, and lunch.

Early bird discount: 10% off participation cost
We offer an early bird discount of 10% on registrations received 35 days prior to the event.

Multi-person discount: 25% off participation cost
An additional 25% discount on the booking is available for companies registering more than one participant or more than one training workshop at the same time.

Please find all further conditions of participation and cost at MES AGB - Training Workshops.

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  • Gaining confidence in the correct functioning of software tools
  • ISO 26262 tool classification and qualification approach
  • Best practices and trends
  • Importance of templates
  • Make or buy? Costs incurred by the activities to gain confidence in the use of software tools
  • Tool classification and qualification kits – Streamlining the classification/qualification of COTS tools
  • ISO classification kit hands-on


Dr. Mirko Conrad

Mirko Conrad serves as Managing Director of samoconsult GmbH, an engineering and consulting firm recognized across industries for their comprehensive services in the area of functional safety. He lectures in functional safety at the Technical Universities in Munich and Dresden and actively participated in the standardization of ISO 26262, DO-178C and various MISRA guidelines. Mirko Conrad also has 10+ years of tool classification/qualification experience across industries and standards.



9 a.m. Welcome and introduction round
9:30 a.m. Motivation
  • Why tool classification and qualification
    (practice-based examples)
  • Pros and cons of tool usage
  • Gaining confidence in the use of software tools
  • 10:30 a.m. ISO 26262 tool classification and qualification approach
  • Foundations
  • Tool classification planning
  • The 2-step approach
    1. Tool classification
    2. Tool qualification
  • Review activities
  • 12 p.m. Lunch break and open dialog
    1 p.m. Implementing the ISO 26262 tool classification and qualification approach
  • Classifying individual tools vs. tool chains
  • What about all my scripts?
  • Workshare between tool vendors and tool users
  • Tool classification and qualification kits
  • Certified tools
  • Templates and tool support
  • 2 p.m. Tool classification and qualification effort
  • Effort estimation
  • Tool classification/qualification kits and services – Make or buy?
  • 3 p.m. Tool classification kit hands-on session
  • Content and structure of an ISO 26262 tool classification kit
  • Activities to be done when using the kit in an automotive software development project
  • 5 p.m. End of training workshop