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AMASS (Architecture-driven, Multi-concern and Seamless Assurance and Certification of Cyber-Physical Systems) will create and consolidate the de-facto European-wide open tool platform, ecosystem, and self-sustainable community for assurance and certification of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) in the largest industrial vertical markets including automotive, railway, aerospace, space, energy.

The ultimate goal of AMASS is to lower certification costs for CPS in face of rapidly changing features and market needs. This will be achieved by establishing a novel holistic and reuse-oriented approach for architecture-driven assurance (fully compatible with standards such as AUTOSAR and IMA), multi-concern assurance (for co-analysis and co-assurance of e.g. security and safety aspects), and for seamless interoperability between assurance and engineering activities along with third-party activities (e.g. external assessments and supplier assurance).


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The AMASS Reference Tool Architecture (ARTA) is a conceptual entity that embodies a common set of tool interfaces/adaptors, working methods, tool usage methodologies, and protocols that will allow any stakeholder of the assurance and certification process to seamlessly integrate their activities (e.g., product engineering, external/independent assessment, component/parts supply) into tool chains adapted to the specific needs of the targeted CPS markets. The second ARTA version has been finished in September 2017. It has been based on the first version prepared by November 2016 and will evolve into a final version by May 2018.

AMASS is already halfway to the provision of European-wide open platform and community for assurance and certification of cyber-physical systems! This post summarises the progress made during the third semester of the project, complementing previous posts on e.g. the progress during the first semester, the second semester, and the first project review.