Seminar: COTS, Legacy and Reuse


COTS, Legacy and Reuse

Thursday 6 December, 2018 - London, UK

This seminar featured a set of talks on COTS* (Commercial Off-The-Shelf), Legacy and Reuse components in a safety context.

Slides from the event are now available:

01 - Jon Hall

02 - John Spriggs - COTS Assurance ~ An Overview

03 - Paolo Picca - Use of digital COTS devices in the nuclear industry

04 - Stephen Barker - Call that an argument?

05 - Catherine Menon - COTS, Safety and Customisable Software

06 - Dewi Daniels - COTS, Legacy and Reuse: The DO-178C Perspective

07 - Fan Ye - Proven In Use from an IEC 61508 Perspective

[*COTS in this context includes SOUP (Software of Unknown Pedigree/Provenance) and other forms of Off-The-Shelf software]

This seminar was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Victoria, 2 Bridge Pl, Pimlico, London SW1V 1QA.

An updated programme for this event is now available.

Speakers at this event were:

Stephen Barker, CAA
Dewi Daniels, Aeronautique Associates Limited
Jon Hall,  The Open University
Catherine Menon, University of Hertfordshire
Paolo Picca, Office of Nuclear Regulation
John Spriggs, Independent Author and Presenter
Fan Ye, ESC Ltd

Seminar delegate Carl Bergenhem, from Qamcom Research & Technology AB, has recently produced the article "A Business Model for selling components with safety certificates", the paper will be available to delegates at the event. Carl welcomes comment and discussion,

There is a reduced rate of £99 for students/retired and those under 26, which includes a year's free membership to the club. Please contact Alex King ( for more details.

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