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.
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| Title || Towards Outcome-Based Regulatory Compliance in Aviation Security |
| Authors || R. Tawhid, E. Braun, N. Cartwright, M. Alhaj, G. Mussbacher, A. Shamsaei, D. Amyot, S.A. Behnam, and G. Richards |
| Type || Conference |
| Conference/Journal Title || 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE 2012) |
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| Editors || |
| Publisher || IEEE CS |
| Month || September |
| Year || 2012 |
| Pages || 267-272 |
| DOI || 10.1109/RE.2012.6345813 |
| Keywords || aviation, compliance, Goal-oriented Requirement Language, indicators, security |