Adelard partner, Dr Sofia Guerra, was pleased to accept an invitation from the Halden Reactor Project (HRP) to participate as a panellist at the expert workshop on “International assessment of safety assurance approaches” held in Rockville MD, USA.
Sofia presented a paper on “Organisation of safety assurance information: Reducing residual uncertainty”. She also went on to share her expertise on the panel that discussed how the organisation of safety assurance information could be improved, so that various parties can identify the residual uncertainties and reason about their effects on the safety conclusion efficiently.
As part of the HRP Digital I&C Safety Demonstration project, the workshop intended to elicit the technical basis underlying the safety assurance approaches used in various applications of safety-criticality comparable to nuclear reactor protection. The purpose was to learn from experiences across application sectors. The workshop was designed to validate prior results of HRP’s international assessment (primarily based on surveys and publications), identify gaps and challenges, promising directions to address them, and provide input to the next HRP 3-year program on digital systems research. The workshop was organised in panel-based sessions and included discussion across different perspectives.