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2012 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) (2012)
Chicago, IL, USA USA
Sept. 24, 2012 to Sept. 28, 2012
ISSN: 1090-750X
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2783-1
pp: 267-272
Rasha Tawhid , Aviation Security Directorate, Transport Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Edna Braun , Aviation Security Directorate, Transport Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Nick Cartwright , Aviation Security Directorate, Transport Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Mohammad Alhaj , Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Gunter Mussbacher , Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Azalia Shamsaei , School of EECS and Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Daniel Amyot , School of EECS and Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Saeed Ahmadi Behnam , School of EECS and Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Greg Richards , School of EECS and Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
security, aviation, compliance, Goal-oriented Requirement Language, indicators
CITATION

R. Tawhid et al., "Towards outcome-based regulatory compliance in aviation security," 2012 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), Chicago, IL, USA USA, 2012, pp. 267-272.
doi:10.1109/RE.2012.6345813
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