Critical Software Promotes International Seminar in Portugal with NASA, ESA, JAXA, FAA, Industrial Organisations and European Universities

NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), Japanese Space Agency (JAXA), Federal Aviation Administration of the United States (FAA), Portuguese, Italian, British and German Universities, and other international organisations, have been invited by Critical Software for an important seminar, in Coimbra, on the 20th and 21st of February, to debate the challenges and trends of the market for high integrity and safety critical systems in various domains.

Lisbon, Portugal, February 10, 2013 --( Critical Software ( is promoting in Portugal an international seminar about Dependability and Certification of critical systems on the 20th and 21st of February at Quinta das Lágrimas in Coimbra.

The Workshop on Dependability and Certification, a joint initiative of Critical Software and Critical Step, a project that results from a Portuguese-Italian partnership, integrated in the European Commission's FP7 program and IAPP (Research Collaboration between the Academia and the Industry - Marie-Curie), is an emblematic event, taking place for the second time in Portugal, and will gather the most reputed academic and industrial experts, helping to strengthen the important role played by Portuguese technology in critical and high integrity systems.

The main topics addressed in this seminar include, among others, Verification and Validation, Safety Analyses and Certification of Systems, Security and Fault Injection, as well as a round table on cooperation projects between the academic and industrial fields.

About Critical Software
Critical Software is an international company that provides dependable solutions, services, and software technologies for reliable business critical information systems and/or mission agencies and business leaders in their markets. Its solutions help companies to control their costs and improve their performance by providing real-time feedback needed to quickly identify and resolve problems that inhibit the process, product and service improvements. Founded in Portugal in 1998, Critical Software currently has offices in Coimbra, Lisbon and Oporto, and subsidiaries in the UK (with offices in Southampton and Yeovil), the USA (Chicago), Brazil (São Paulo), Mozambique (Maputo), Angola (Luanda) and Singapore. The company operates a quality management system certified to CMMI® Level5, ISO 9001:2008 Tick-IT, EN 9100, AQAP 2110 and 2210 (NATO), and also implements ISO 12207 and ISO 15504 (SPICE) Standards.

About Critical Step
The Critical Software Technology for an Evolutionary Partnership (Critical Step) is a Marie-Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) belonging to call FP7-PEOPLE-2008-IAPP. This project lays the foundation for establishing a long term strategic research collaboration between partners involved in this project in the growing and challenging domain of software for large-scale Safety-Critical Systems (SCSs) based on the use of Off-The-Shelf (OTS) software components for the control of complex distributed infrastructures such as Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems, complex industrial plants, integrated systems, etc.
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