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

Keywords

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

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