NOR-STA User Group

NOR-STA User Group is free and open for all NOR-STA users. You can join the group, attend the meetings and get access to the group resources.

The main goal of the User Group is to share experiences and best practices of using assurance cases and the NOR-STA platform.

We meet online on the second Thursday of each month. We have a specific topic for our discussion for each meeting. You can actively participate, share your opinions and hear about experiences of other members. You can also present your ideas, your approach for assurance cases and propose topics for discussion.

The next meeting: Thursday, 18 April 2024 at 15:00 CET / 14:00 GMT / 9:00 EST

The main topic of the meeting will be Context management in modular assurance cases.

When you develop a modular assurance case each module will have its own specific context, and modules can also share some contextual information. This information should be expressed explicitly and be available to the argument developers and assessors to avoid omissions and misinterpretations. Context inheritance can affect interpretation of a number of argument modules. It’s important how we manage this information in modular arguments and verify its consistency

During the meeting we will discuss:
– The role of the argument context and the ways of context specification
– The use of context information in a single argument and on the AC architecture level
– The potential for automation of context management in modular assurance cases

To join NOR-STA User Group meetings please fill in the form.
The membership is free and you can leave the group at any moment.

The topics discussed on the past meetings were:
‒ 14.03.2024: Modular Assurance of Complex Systems Using Contract-Based Design Principles
‒ 02.02.2024: How will AI change the way we work with assurance cases?
‒ 11.01.2024: Top-down development of a modular assurance case
‒ 14.12.2023: Controlling the argument with templates
‒ 09.11.2023: Assurance case templates and synchronization
‒ 12.10.2023: How to manage dependencies in cybersecurity modular assurance cases?
‒ 14.09.2023: Implementing modular argumentation in NOR-STA – a case study
‒ 15.06.2023:
Improving modular assurance case management
‒ 11.05.2023: Making high-level assurance case management easier
‒ 13.04.2023: Planning new ways to manage assurance case architecture
‒ 09.03.2023: Managing issues in assurance case development process
‒ 09.02.2023: How do I want NOR-STA to interact with me?
‒ 12.01.2023: Assurance case development in NOR-STA – tips and tricks
‒ 08.12.2022: Assurance/conformance cases – where is the added value?
‒ 10.11.2022: Challenges of assurance case portfolio management
‒ 13.10.2022: Information flow in assurance case automation
‒ 08.09.2022: Automation in assurance case development
‒ 09.06.2022: Security Protection Profiles for systems components
‒ 12.05.2022: Managing assumptions in modular assurance cases
‒ 21.04.2022: Assumptions management – demonstrators in NOR-STA
‒ 10.03.2022: Assumptions – their place and role in assurance cases
‒ 10.02.2022: Assurance case integration in the system tool chain
‒ 13.01.2022: How to keep arguments up-to-date when evidence changes?
‒ 09.12.2021: How to integrate assurance case process with the system life cycle?
‒ 18.11.2021: Making assurance case process agile
14.10.2021: Assurance case management with metadata
‒ 09.09.2021: Assurance case quality and assessment
‒ 10.06.2021: What we have learned – Assurance process summary
‒ 20.05.2021: The present and future of argument assessment in NOR-STA
‒ 08.04.2021: Argument development/assessment process
‒ 11.03.2021: Continuous assurance/conformance
‒ 11.02.2021: What is a good assurance case?

‒ 14.01.2021: Modular arguments

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