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Seminar - Evolution of Assurance Case Practice

On April 4th in London the SCSC is holding a 1-day seminar on the future of assurance and safety case practice. This looks at new thinking in the automotive and civil aviation sectors and how developments like SACM and Dialectic arguments will change how we make an argument and what form it will take. It also examines what a safety argument for an autonomous system might look like. This seminar is relevant to anyone justifying a system, whether for safety or other aspects (e.g security).

Safety-Critical Systems Symposium SSS'19

The 27th Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS'19) was held in Bristol, UK at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel (5th to 7th February 2019). #SSS19
The proceedings from the event are available at SCSC-150. Selected slides from this event are being made available under Past Events, SSS'19 as they become available.

Data Safety Guidance

The PDF of the new Data Safety Guidance document (V3.1) SCSC-127D is available to buy in hardcopy from Amazon or for free download. During 2018, feedback was received from four data safety courses and the application of version 3.0 of the Guidance to a real aviation problem, involving the safety of Unmanned Air Vehicles. As a result of this feedback, a number of clarifications and usability enhancements have been incorporated within the document. However, all paragraph numbers remain consistent with version 3.0. This release should therefore not be seen as a new version of the Guidance, but rather as an improved version of 3.0.

Autonomous Systems Guidance

The Safety of Autonomous Systems Working Group [SASWG] has published a document representing the first step towards establishing Recognised Good Practice for safety assurance of autonomous systems.  This document, Safety Assurance Objectives for Autonomous Systems, is available at SCSC-153.

Seminar - COTS, Legacy and Reuse

This seminar was held on 6th December in London and featured seven talks from acknowledged experts in the reuse of existing components, be they COTS, SOUP or other legacy items when an assurance claim for the overall system or service must be made.

Selected slides from this event are now available.

Tutorial - An Introduction to Human Factors 

This tutorial was held in London on 27th September 2018 and provided an overview of the principles, concepts and issues relating to Human Factors in a safety context.
It featured three speakers: Jocelyn Clark from NATS, Ben McCaulder from Greenstreet Berman Ltd and Nicole Saunders from Osprey CSL.
Rebecca Canham from Greenstreet Berman Ltd was there to support and run the Q&A session.

Selected slides from this event are now available.

Slides from Past Events
Please note that slides from events (seminars, tutorials, etc.) are usually available on the event page after the event has taken place.

To find these navigate to Past Events.


Next Club events

  Date  Event  Title
April 4, 2019 SCSC Seminar  Evolution of Assurance Case Practice  
London, UK    

June 13, 2019 SCSC Seminar  Learning from Accident Investigations  
London, UK    

February 4 - 6, 2020 SCSC Symposium  Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS'20)  
York, UK    


SCSC Working group meetings

  Date  Event  Title
March 12, 2019 SCSC DSIWG#45  SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group meeting #45  
Bristol, UK    

March 20, 2019 SCSC SAWG#14  SCSC Service Assurance Working Group meeting #14  
London, UK    

March 21, 2019 SCSC SASWG#11  Safety of Autonomous Systems Working Group Meeting #11  
Adelard, London    

March 27, 2019 SCSC ACWG#8  SCSC Assurance Case Working Group #8  
Lincoln    

April 16, 2019 SCSC SISWG#4  Security Informed Safety Working Group meeting #4  
London   For info email Tom Turner 


Other events

  Date  Event  Title
March 18 - 22, 2019 Course  Introduction to System Safety Course  
Crowne Plaza, Bruges, Belgium    

March 25 - 28, 2019 ISO26262  ISO26262 Improving Safety of Advanced Mobility Conference  
Munich, Germany    

March 26 - 27, 2019 STRS 2019   Simulation & Training for Resilience & Safety Symposium  
London, UK    

March 26, 2019 IMechE  Asset Management: Designing for Reliability  
London, UK    

April 8 - 11, 2019 Masterclass  Masterclass for Systems Approach to Safety and Cybersecurity  
Manchester, UK    

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