Paper and presentation about assurance case patterns catalogue at DepCos 2017

On 2-6 July 2017, DepCoS 2017 (12th International Conference on Dependability and Complex Systems) was held in Brunów, Poland. DepCoS focuses on dependability aspects of systems and solutions originating from various engineering domains. 

During the conference, Aleksander Jarzębowicz (Department of Software Engineering, Gdańsk University of Technology) presented a paper about an assurance case patterns catalogue. Information about DepCoS 2017 can be found at conference's website, and the published paper is available at: website.

My Account Window


Today's video show how turn the My Account window on and why it can by useful for you.

First of all in My Account window you can change your date, password for your account and language. Next important thing that good to know is feature "Restore default settings", which you will see on the video.

Again, we encourage everyone to write their opinions in the comments.

How to turn on Project tab


As we have told today we are publishing another video tutorial.

This video shows how you can turn the Project tab on and off and other tabs. We hope that it will be helpful for you. There will be more animations soon.

Again, we encourage everyone to express opinion, comments and ideas for the next videos!

Have you got a problem? Watch the video!


Today we publish the first video tutorials presenting some features of the new version of the platform NOR-STA.

We decided to publish regularly short videos about new features. These movies are to help you use the application and show you how perform some action. As the new version of platform is released first animation will focus on some general functions and new features, which did not exist in the previous version. Then we would like to show specific problem solutions. We are looking forward to hear feedback from you. Feel free to comment.

The first movie presents new feature that changes the position of the Detail Panel. In the previous version of the application panel was located always on the bottom. Now there is another option - on the right side of the screen. See another video that shows how to turn the tabs on and off!

Last but not least: if you do not know how to do something, you have a problem with some functions, you wonder how they are used correctly, write (anonymously) in a commentary, we will do our best to help you.


Different versions of the login page

Nowa strona logowaniaIn the new version of the NOR-STA application we completely changed the layout and login page. We decided to make it more modern and attractive. Moreover, color of login page fulfill a specific function.

First of all we added logo and background, which color is not accidental but it depending on the standard supported by the NOR-STA. In new version of the application every industry will have own individual login page in one of four tones: pink, green, dark and light blue.

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Graphic Revolution in NOR-STA Editor

Nowa strona logowaniaToday we are going to say a few words about the new shape of our application. Appearance is one of the main criteria for evaluation, and therefore a new version of NOR STA Editor has not only far-reaching changes in technology, but also huge visual changes.

We decided to change the current design of application on a much more modern and attractive. In practice whole interface has been modified.

Wersja angielska interfejsuFirst of all we changed login page, where we added a background, name of application and our logo. The color depends on instance.

We focused on icons of types as well. Because of the multilingualism we decided to change acronyms to universal pictograms. We tried to make them not only to be attractive visually, but also symbolized the functions of every node.

In the new version user can change the language of his interface. There are two languages at the moment: Polish and English.

Significant changes have been also introduced in the Details Panel. There are two options of view. It may be located on the bottom or on the right side of the screen. What's more, you can detach tabs and put them anywhere on your desktop or completely close them.

We added a new toolbar. You can find there: node browser, assessment visualization, clipboard and my account shortcut. What is more we there is also a communications bar on the bottom, that gives user information about currently application's state. We hope that you will enjoy our new layout and work with application will be more comfortable.

We hope that you will enjoy our new layout and work with application will be more comfortable.

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New version of NOR-STA Editor soon


As at the Olimpic Game in London, we can say that this is the final straight before the new release of NOR-STA Editor. We are very close to the finish-line and in near future we will be able to boast of a new application.

Not so long ago we reported that our team is working hard on a new version of the application, that release was planned for the 3rd quarter 2012. At the moment we can say that we are in the final phase of our activities. We are applying the last improvements.

Despite the huge technological changes, which make our platform faster and more efficient old users should not experience the shock. We made our best to provide useful and user friendly interface which is very similar to previous one.

Except technical improvements, we hope to surprise you with the new layout. At the same time we would like to reassure all users, all the data ever saved in NOR-STA will be available. There is no possibility to any data lost. Everything will be automatically transferred.

More information soon.

Meeting with representatives of the Information Assurance Office (IAO) of European Council

On 4th September 2012 in Gdansk the NOR-STA team will meet representatives of the Information Assurance Office (IAO) of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union to assess the potential of NOR-STA services to support activities of IAO related to standardization in the field of information security.

Prof. Janusz Górski was invited to deliver a keynote presentation to FedCSIS

Prof. Janusz Górski was invited to deliver a keynote presentation to the Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS) which will be held in Wrocław on 9-12th September 2012. 

This lecture will introduce TRUST-IT methodology and NOR-STA services and their possible applications. More information can be found here.

The film promoting Trust-IT methodology

Metodyka Trust-IT We encourage you to watch another film that ptomotes NOR-STA services

This animation is on the Trust-IT methodology. NOR-STA paltform is based on it. TRUST-IT is a methodology of representing and assessing evidence-based arguments.