Symposium: 21st Safety-critical Systems Symposium


21st Safety-critical Systems Symposium

Tuesday 5 - Thursday 7 February, 2013 - Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Details of the proceedings of the Symposium, papers from the Symposium and videos of most of the presentations are listed on the related publications page.


The Safety-critical Systems Symposium comes of age in 2013, with its 21st event. This will comprise three days of presented papers: the full programme is now available.


The Symposium is for engineers, managers and academics working in the field of system safety, in a variety of roles, and across all industry sectors. It offers wide-ranging coverage of current safety topics, and a blend of academic research and industrial experience, including both recent developments in the field and discussion of open issues that will shape future progress.

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Day 1: Tuesday 5th February 2013

Five papers and closing panel session, with a distinctive focus on certification issues.

An evening reception with canapés and a whisky tasting (plus alternative refreshments), to be held in the exhibition space.


Day 2: Wednesday 6th February 2013

Eight papers, plus “Question Time”, including two keynote addresses:

Generating Formal Model-Based Safety Requirements for Complex, Software- and Human-Intensive Systems

Nancy Leveson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA 


Safety Case Approach for the Victoria Line Resignalling Project

Jonathan Storey, Invensys Rail Ltd

A vendor exhibition will run throughout the day.

The Symposium banquet with an after-dinner talk by    The Hon. Sir Charles Haddon-Cave

Day 3: Thursday 7th February 2013

Eight papers, including two keynote addresses:

Assurance Case as a Proof in a Theory – towards Formulation of Rebuttals

Yoshiki Kinoshita, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan


Complex System Safety: swans, bugs, toads, dragons and other myths

Robin Bloomfield, Adelard LLP and City University London

Registration Fees

The non-residential symposium fee covers lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the reception on Tuesday evening, and a copy of the proceedings. A residential option is available which includes accommodation on Tuesday (with evening reception, dinner and breakfast) and Wednesday night (with conference banquet and breakfast), lunches and a copy of the proceedings.

The rates listed below apply to Club members who have paid a current subscription.  Non-members, members who have not paid a current subscription, and anyone wishing to renew for 2013 should pay a supplement of £95 which covers Club membership until 31 December 2013.

Bookings for partial attendance (1 or 2 day) can be accepted.  Please contact the Symposium organizer ( for details.



Symposium (3 days) - £695


Extra night's accommodation- £115

Symposium (3 days) - £995

Membership Supplement - £95

Banquet tickets for guests

and non-residential delegates - £55 each

Event Information

To register - you can find a registration form here.
To view a copy of the programme, click here.

All enquiries to Joan Atkinson, tel +44 191 221 2222


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