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ELISA Summit: Call for an ELISA Aerospace Working Group

By October 12, 2022October 31st, 2022Blog, ELISA Summit

An estimated 185 people registered for the ELISA Summit, which took place virtually on September 7-8 to gather Linux community members and attendees from around the world. The event, which featured 15 sessions and 20 speakers, was open to anyone involved or interested in defining, using, or learning about common elements, processes, and tools that can be incorporated into Linux-based, safety-critical systems amenable to safety certification. Members of the ELISA Project community presented best practices and overviews on emerging trends and hot topics to using open source software in safety-critical applications and detailed working group updates.

We’ll be featuring event videos in blogs each week. Today, we focus on a popular sessions presented by Steve VanderLeest, OS Cert Technical Lead and Matt Kelly, Chief Software Engineer, ESPC Operating Systems, from The Boeing Company, titled “Call for an ELISA Aerospace Working Group.” Steve and Matt gave an overview and proposal for a new ELSIA working group, that would be focused on aerospace. The goal is to create new use case that highlights some of the unique needs of aerospace.

Although some needs for safety-critical software are common across industries, each has unique elements. The two existing industry-focused working groups within ELISA (Automotive and Medical Devices) are formulating use cases that will influence the direction of the technically-focused working groups. While there is broad commonality of concepts and methodology across the safety-critical domains, it is likely that these use cases will miss some of the needs of aerospace. Thus a new industry-focused working group is needed, one that focuses on avionics flight software and ground equipment such as air traffic management systems.

The video depicts the proposed mandate and description of the new working group, comparing to the existing mandates for the Medical devices and Automotive working groups.

Watch the video below or check out the presentation materials here.

For more details about the ELISA Project, visit the main website here. To learn more about how to join the new Aerospace Working Group, click here.