Chris Hobbs, QNX Software Systems, Canada
From: Safety-critical Systems Symposium, 08 February 2012, Bristol
08 February 2012 Manufacturing channel
The 20th annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, including topics such as goal-based safety standards, safety and cyber defence, bayesian belief networks for dependability cases, developing and validating safety critical software, railway safety decision making, EMC for functional safety and safety of unmanned aerial systems.
Chris Hobbs is a kernel developer at QNX, specializing in "sufficiently-available" software: software created with the minimum development effort to meet the availability and reliability needs of the customer; and in producing safe software (in conformance with IEC61508 SIL3). He is also a specialist in WBEM/CIM device, network and service management, and the author of A Practical Approach to WBEM/CIM Management (2004). In addition to his software development work, Chris is a flight instructor, a singer with a particular interest in Schubert's Lieder, and the author of several books, including "Flying Beyond, The Canadian Commercial Pilot Textbook" (2011). An interest in human error spans his work with producing dependable software and his flying. Chris Hobbs has a degree in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Philosophy from the University of London.