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2013 6th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW) (2012)
Chicago, IL, USA USA
Sept. 25, 2012 to Sept. 25, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-4380-0
pp: 1-6
Edna Braun , Aviation Security Directorate Transport Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Nick Cartwright , Aviation Security Directorate Transport Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Azalia Shamsaei , EECS and Telfer School of Mgmt., University of Ottawa, Canada
Saeed Ahmadi Behnam , EECS and Telfer School of Mgmt., University of Ottawa, Canada
Greg Richards , EECS and Telfer School of Mgmt., University of Ottawa, Canada
Gunter Mussbacher , SCE, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Mohammad Alhaj , SCE, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Rasha Tawhid , SCE, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
ABSTRACT
The performance modeling of regulations is a relatively recent innovation. However, as regulators in many domains increasingly look to move from prescriptive regulations towards more outcome-based regulations, the use of performance modeling will become more common place. The major difference of outcome-based regulations over prescriptive regulations is that the main interest lies in specifying clear objectives of the regulations and measuring whether regulated parties achieve these objectives, while leaving much freedom to the regulated party on how to meet these objectives. Recently, we have found that the use of performance modeling provides benefits such as revealing inconsistencies and lack of clarity in existing regulatory language. In this paper, we report on these experiences, summarize guidelines for the modeling of regulations, and examine whether the current drafting processes for regulations are optimized to take advantage of these additional benefits. We explore the advantages and disadvantages of various ways of augmenting the current approach with goal-oriented modeling of regulations. Based on our experience with Aviation Security regulations, we believe it is time for modeling to play a new role in helping to guide the drafting of regulations.
INDEX TERMS
security regulations, compliance, Goal-oriented Requirement Language, goals, indicators
CITATION
Edna Braun, Nick Cartwright, Azalia Shamsaei, Saeed Ahmadi Behnam, Greg Richards, Gunter Mussbacher, Mohammad Alhaj, Rasha Tawhid, "Drafting and modeling of regulations: Is it being done backwards?", 2013 6th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW), vol. 00, no. , pp. 1-6, 2012, doi:10.1109/RELAW.2012.6347802
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