Invited Talks

The conference programme will include invited talks by:

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  • Jens Braband, Siemens AG, Rail Automation and Honorary Professor, TU  Braunschweig, Germany:
    • 'Quo vadis – Cybersecurity in railways'.
    • Abstract: Some recent incidents and analyses have indicated that possibly the vulnerability of IT systems in railway automation has been underestimated so far. Due to several trends, such as digitalization,  the use of commercial IT and communication systems or privatization, the threat potential has increased. The presentation discusses the way forward for the railway sector, how many advantages of digitalization can be realized without compromising safety. In particular topics like standardization or certification are covered, but also technical issues like software update.
  • Aryldo Ar. Russo, CERTIFER, France.
    • 'Safety Certification: considering processes around the world.'
    • Abstract: The theoretical development path of safety critical system is, for a SILx (where 1 <= x <=4) => Safety Standards -> development + Independent Safety team + ISA -> Safety Certificate -> OK to operate. This development path, unfortunately, is followed mostly when formally required or imposed by the buyer, line operator or grant authority, and this formalization is not a reality all around the world. This talk presents the process that is normally applied to certify safety critical systems, the differences and pitfalls around the world, and briefly discusses the drawbacks and trade-offs of using automatic tools to replace manual development process.