Quantification frameworks and their application for evaluating the software quality factor using quality characteristic value

Chansoo Kim, Chang Hyun Chung, Kwang Won Ahn

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Many problems, related with safety, frequently occur because Digital Instrument & Control Systems are widely used and expanding their ranges to many applications in Nuclear Power Plants. It, however, does not hold a general position to estimate an appropriate software quality. Thus, the Quality Characteristic Value, a software quality factor through each software life cycle, is suggested in this paper. The Quality Characteristic Value is obtained as following procedure: 1) Scoring Quality Characteristic Factors (especially correctness, traceability, completeness, and understandability) onto Software Verification and Validation results, 2) Deriving the diamond-shaped graphs by setting values of Factors at each axis and lining every points, and lastly 3) Measuring the area of the graph for Quality Characteristic Value. In this paper, this methodology is applied to Plant Control System. In addition, the series of quantification frameworks exhibit some good characteristics in the view of software quality factor. More than any thing else, it is believed that introduced framework may be applicable to regulatory guide, software approval procedures, due to its soundness and simple characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages411-418
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 30
Event12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE12) - 2004 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: 2004 Apr 252004 Apr 29

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Conference12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE12) - 2004
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period04/4/2504/4/29

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Digital instruments
Control systems
Linings
Nuclear power plants
Life cycle
Diamonds

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  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Kim, C., Chung, C. H., & Ahn, K. W. (2004). Quantification frameworks and their application for evaluating the software quality factor using quality characteristic value. 411-418. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE12) - 2004, Arlington, VA, United States.
Kim, Chansoo ; Chung, Chang Hyun ; Ahn, Kwang Won. / Quantification frameworks and their application for evaluating the software quality factor using quality characteristic value. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE12) - 2004, Arlington, VA, United States.8 p.
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