2012 Fifth IEEE International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW) (2012)
Chicago, IL, USA USA
Sept. 25, 2012 to Sept. 25, 2012
Nicolas Sannier , EDF R&D - STEP, 6 Quai Watier BP49, 78401 Chatou cedex, France
Benoit Baudry , Inria, Campus Universitaire de Beaulieu, 35042, Rennes Cedex, France
Safety systems in nuclear industry must conform to an increasing set of regulatory requirements. These requirements are scattered throughout multiple documents expressing different levels of requirements or different kinds of requirements. Consequently, when licensees want to extract the set of regulations related to a specific concern, they lack explicit traces between all regulation documents and mostly get lost while attempting to compare two different regulatory corpora. This paper presents the regulatory landscape in the context of digital Instrumentation and Command systems in nuclear power plants. To cope with this complexity, we define and discuss challenges toward an approach based on information retrieval techniques to first narrow the regulatory research space into themes and then assist the recovery of these traceability links.
domain practice, Regulatory requirements, theme organization, requirements traceability, information retrieval
N. Sannier and B. Baudry, "Defining and retrieving themes in nuclear regulations," 2012 Fifth IEEE International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law (RELAW), Chicago, IL, USA USA, 2012, pp. 33-41.