Thèse de doctorat en Informatique
Sous la direction de Véronique Donzeau-Gouge Viguié.
Soutenue en 2008
à Paris, CNAM .
Certifiying Airport Security Regulations usin the Focal Environment
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The security programme established at each airport is governed by a series of international standards, which has for primary goal to safeguard civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference. A key element towards the enforcement of these standards is to assess the conformity of the procedures and artifacts being regulated. However, for the conformity assessment to be effective, there is also a need to ensure the quality of the normative documents. This thesis, which was carried out under the EDEMOI project, describes the methodology adopted for the formalization and analysis of the Annex 17 (ICAO) and Doc 2320 (ECAC) standards using the Focal environment. The formalization stresses on the importance of organizing the entire regulation into a hierarchy of security properties. The regulation is validated by reasoning on the hierarchy obtained to detect inconsistencies, to identify hidden assumptions or to detect potential security flaws. The assessment of the appropriateness of the Focal language for regulation modeling is another contribution of this thesis. Some suitable enhancements for the language is also proposed. Moreover, since modeling airport security regulations is a real world problem, this has served to validate the design features and reasoning support mechanism of the Focal environment. Finally, this thesis also proposes an automatic and sound transformation of Focal specifications into UML diagrams. The purpose is to provide a graphical documentation of the formal models for developers