Working Group 7: Software

Working Group 7 'Software' is one of WELMEC's general working groups. The goals of WG 7 are to harmonise type approval practice and equivalent conformity assessment procedures with respect to software and IT-components that are critical for the metrological characteristics of a measuring instrument.
 
On the basis of European Directives (Measuring Instruments Directive 2014/32/EC (2004/22/EC) and Directive 2014/31/EC (90/384/EEC)), relevant international Standards and OIML Recommendations WG 7 is

  • developing and updating respective guidance for any party involved
  • considering state-of-the-art and upcoming information technologies to develop harmonised procedures and new WELMEC Guides
  • considering contemporary threats to IT systems as part of a measuring instrument

Instrument specific software requirements are developed  in the individual working groups to be afterwards discussed in WG 7 and included in WELMEC Guide 7.2 'Software'.

Representatives from WELMEC members, the instrument specific WELMEC working groups, NoBoMet, OIML, European Commission and European industry associations participate in WG 7 'Software'.

 

The following Terms of Reference have been adopted for WELMEC Working Group 7:

To harmonise type approval practice and equivalent conformity assessment procedures with respect to software that is critical for the metrological characteristics of a measuring instrument by

  • developing and updating respective guidance for any party involved
  • considering state-of-the-art and upcoming technologies

on the basis of European Directives (Measuring Instruments Directive 2014/32/EC (2004/22/EC) and Directive 2014/31/EC (90/384/EEC)), relevant International Standards and OIML Recommendations.

August 2014

Convenor

Florian Thiel
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, PTB (Germany)

Deputy Convenor

Ivana Lackova
Czech Metrology Institute, CMI (Czech Republic)

Secretary

Martin Nischwitz
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, PTB (Germany)

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