HARMONICS: EU FP7 Project on the Reliability and Safety Assessment of Modern Nuclear I&C Software

Janne Valkonen, Sofia Guerra, Robin Bloomfield, Nguyen Thuy, Josef Märtz, Bo Liwång, Jari Hämäläinen

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    Abstract

    The reliability of computer-based systems implementing safety functions is a critical issue for the modernization and construction of nuclear power plants, in particular because software can usually not be proven to be entirely free of defects. The differences in regulation and safety justification principles between different countries restrict efficient co-operation and hinder the emergence of widely accepted best practices. This paper gives an introduction to an EU FP7 project HARMONICS (Harmonised Assessment of Reliability of Modern Nuclear I&C Software, 2011-2014) which has an overall objective to ensure that the nuclear industry has well founded and up-to-date methods and data for assessing software of computer-based safety systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationISOFIC/ISSNP 2014
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Symposium on Future I and C for Nuclear Power Plants/International Symposium on Symbiotic Nuclear Power Plants
    PublisherKorean Nuclear Society
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
    EventInternational Symposium on Future I&C for Nuclear Power Plants, ISOFIC 2014 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 24 Aug 201428 Aug 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Future I&C for Nuclear Power Plants, ISOFIC 2014
    Abbreviated title ISOFIC 2014
    CountryKorea, Republic of
    CityJeju Island
    Period24/08/1428/08/14

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    Keywords

    • verification
    • validation
    • digital I&C
    • nuclear automation
    • safety systems

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    Valkonen, J., Guerra, S., Bloomfield, R., Thuy, N., Märtz, J., Liwång, B., & Hämäläinen, J. (2014). HARMONICS: EU FP7 Project on the Reliability and Safety Assessment of Modern Nuclear I&C Software. In ISOFIC/ISSNP 2014: International Symposium on Future I and C for Nuclear Power Plants/International Symposium on Symbiotic Nuclear Power Plants Korean Nuclear Society.