Software Quality Assurance Issues Related to e-Navigation Development

Seojeong Lee
Visiting Scholar

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, 3:00pm
Chase 130

e-Navigation is a concept to achieve the seamless information service among onboard systems and shore-side systems. IMO has conducted the strategic implementation plan of its development, supported by IHO and IALA. The current stage is to define solutions for gaps between as-is and to-be, which is categorized by operational, technical, regulatory and training matters.

Among them, technical solution includes that hardware, software or any type of technical approaches.

On the other hand, software concerns, called ECDIS operational anomalies, have been addressed by NAV and MSC. They pointed out the deficiency of managing complex software system. This is a reason to be issued the requirement of approval certification to release new version of software at MSC in 2012. Being developed e-navigation in the near future, this type of requests would be happened. That is related to software quality assurance (SQA).

This presentation introduces the consideration of SQA for e-navigation development and related standards.


Seojeong Lee received her Ph.D. in Computer Science with an emphasis on Software Engineering from Sookmyung Women’s University in South Korea. She completed an expert course related on Software Quality at Carnegie Mellon University. With this software engineering background, she has worked at the Korea Maritime University as an associate professor since 2005 where her research has been focused on software engineering and software quality issues in the maritime area. As a Korean delegate of the IMO NAV sub-committee and IALA e-NAV committee, she is contributing to the development of e-navigation.

Her current research topic is software quality assessment of e-navigation and development of e-navigation portrayal guidelines. Also, she is interested in AIS ASM and improvement of NAVTEX message.