In August of 2007 and December of 2007, North American academic researchers, industry representatives and regulators were invited to meetings in Washington and Minneapolis, respectively, with the goal of forming a Software Certification Consortium (SCC). At the first meeting, objectives were established for the consortium and a certification grand challenge was issued. At the second meeting, all participants were asked to complete the statement: "Software certification is hard because ...". The group then synthesized the results into a "Top 9" list by means of discussion and voting. In this article, we describe the goals that we believe should be the goals of SCC, via details of these Top 9 hurdles that are preventing us from making software certification part of the mainstream.
- Formal Methods
- Software Certification Consortium (SCC)