With the new workshop "Model-based Development in Compliance with IEC 61508", MES has introduced a guide to implementing the standard in model-based software development to its program.
The IEC 61508 standard safeguards electric, electronic, and programmable systems with safety-critical functions. The growth of automation in industry makes this standard essential for safety-critical and future-oriented systems, like heat pumps or directional drilling systems. In the automotive industry, the ISO 26262 standard - derived from IEC 61508 - is used in safeguarding safety-relevant systems. As a method, the use of model-based development has also proven successful. At Forum Safety & Security, to be held from July 04 – 06, 2017, Dr. Heiko Dörr will present the "Implementation of ISO 26262-6 for Model-based Software Development" as part of a session. The processes introduced during the presentation will also be considered in the MES Workshop "Model-based Development in Compliance with IEC 61508" and applied to IEC 61508. The training workshop will feature in MES’ training workshop program - part of the MES Academy - from 2018, but is available to interested parties as of now upon request.