Chicago, IL, USA USA
Sept. 24, 2012 to Sept. 28, 2012
Greg Richards , School of EECS and Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Transport Canada is reviewing its Aviation Security regulations in a multi-year modernization process. As part of this review, consideration is given to transitioning regulations where appropriate from a prescriptive style to an outcome-based style. This raises new technical and cultural challenges related to how to measure compliance. This paper reports on a novel approach used to model regulations with the Goal-oriented Requirement Language, augmented with qualitative indicators. These models are used to guide the generation of questions for inspection activities, enable a flexible conversion of real-world data into goal satisfaction levels, and facilitate compliance analysis. A new propagation mechanism enables the evaluation of the compliance level of an organization. This outcome-based approach is expected to help get a more precise understanding of who complies with what, while highlighting opportunities for improving existing regulatory elements.
security, aviation, compliance, Goal-oriented Requirement Language, indicators
Greg Richards, "Towards outcome-based regulatory compliance in aviation security", RE, 2012, 2013 21st IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), 2013 21st IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) 2012, pp. 267-272, doi:10.1109/RE.2012.6345813