Digital Instrumentation and Control Working Group (DICWG)

The MDEP Digital Instrumentation and Controls Working Group (DICWG) was approved by MDEP's Policy Group in March 2008 and meets approximately 3 times a year. All MDEP members and the IAEA are invited to participate in this working group's activities.

The DICWG's main objectives are as follows:

The DICWG interacts regularly with the following organisations:

The DICWG reports its status to the MDEP Steering Technical Committee at the latter's thrice annual meetings.


For more information, see the MDEP Annual Report: 2012-2013.

Programme Plan

2014-2015 programme plan


Common Positions

Generic Common Position DICWG-01: Common Position on the Treatment of Common Cause Failure Caused by Software within Digital Safety Systems

Generic Common Position DICWG-02: Software Tools

Generic Common Position DICWG-03: Verification and Validation throughout the Life Cycle of Safety Systems Using Digital Computers

Generic Common Position DICWG-04: Communication Independence

Generic Common Position DICWG-05: Treatment of Hardware Description Language (HDL) Programmed Devices for Use in Nuclear Safety Systems

Generic Common Position DICWG-06: Simplicity in Design

Generic Common Position DICWG-08: Impact of Cyber Security Features on Digital I&C Safety Systems

Generic Common Position DICWG-11: Digital I&C System Pre-installation and Initial On-site Testing

Generic Common Position DICWG-12: Use of Automatic Testing in Digital I&C Systems as part of Surveillance Testing

The DICWG members are also working on other products that will be made public.

Last reviewed: 14 April 2014