Seminar on Data Safety
Data can directly cause systems to behave anomalously (e.g. sensor data in the Boeing 737 MAX) or it can cause humans to take inappropriate actions leading to harm. On November 14th in London the SCSC is holding a seminar "Data Safety Evolution". This seminar is an opportunity to hear about the issues data can cause in safety systems and look at new developments in the area. It will be useful for safety engineers and safety managers, across any sector that uses data in a safety context. Full details at: scsc.uk/e651
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SSS'20 - Call for Poster Abstracts Now Open
The call for poster abstracts for SSS'20 (11-13th Feb 2020 in York, UK) is open until 30th September 2019. There will be two poster sessions at SSS'20; for those who have not done one before posters are a great way to present and discuss new work in a more informal setting.
Changes to SCSC Steering Group
Following Tim Kelly's move to his new role, the current Steering Group composition is:
Tom Anderson, University of Newcastle - Honorary Member
Robin Bloomfield, Adelard - Honorary Member
Stephen Bull, Ebeni
Dewi Daniels, Software Safety Ltd
Jane Fenn, BAE Systems - Deputy SG Chair
Paul Hampton, CGI - Newsletter Editor
Louise Harney, Leonardo
Stuart Harrison, ex-NHS
James Inge, MoD
Brian Jepson, ex-BAE Systems - Website Editor
Nikita Johnson, University of York
Graham Jolliffe, Consultant - Honorary Member
Tim Kelly, University of York - Honorary Member
Alex King, University of York - Club Manager
Mark Nicholson, University of York - University of York Coordinator
Mike Parsons, CGI - Club Director and Events Coordinator
Felix Redmill, SCSC - Honorary Member
Roger Rivett, ex-Jaguar Land Rover - SG Chair (acting)
Phil Williams, Consultant
Further information on the SCSC Steering Group is available here.
Tutorial on Safety Assurance of Autonomy and Machine Learning
This 1-day tutorial is on September 26th 2019 in London. It includes speakers from the AAIP at the University of York and from industry. It considers the assurance of systems that employ Autonomy and Machine Learning; critically important for future air, sea and road vehicles. Full details at: https://scsc.uk/e624
Learning from Accident Investigations
This seminar on June 13th 2019 in London considered what can be learnt from formal accident investigations, including the process, people and the detailed accident reports that are produced in many sectors. Full information, including selected slides, at: https://scsc.uk/e594
Safety-Critical Systems Symposium 2020 - Call for Abstracts
The call for abstracts for SSS'20 (11th-13th Feb 2020 in York, UK) has now closed.
Seminar - Evolution of Assurance Case Practice
On April 4th in London, the SCSC held a 1-day seminar on the future of assurance and safety case practice. This looked at new thinking in the automotive and civil aviation sectors and new developments such as SACM and Dialectic arguments . It also examined what a safety argument for an autonomous system might look like. Selected slides are now available on the event page.
The 27th Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS'19) was held in Bristol, UK at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel from 5th to 7th February 2019. See the event listing in Past Events for slides and papers.
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 the 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 are now available.
Seminar - Safety of the Internet of Things (IoT)
This seminar looked at the safety risks of IoT, many related to security concerns. Selected slides are now available on the event page.
Call for Abstracts for SSS'19
The Safety Critical Systems Symposium 2019 call for abstracts has now closed.
Details can be found on the event page.
The symposium will be held in Bristol, UK from 5th to 7th February 2019.
Seminar - Eye of the ISA on highly automated vehicles
The Independent Safety Assessors' (ISA) working group seminar focussed on the challenges associated with highly automated and autonomous transportation. Selected slides are now on the event page.
Seminar - Safety and Security Integration
This one-day event in London featured talks from domain experts on how to integrate these two critical aspects through combined methods and techniques. Slides are on the event page.
Data Safety Guidance
The PDF of the new Data Safety Guidance document (V3.0) is available for free download.
SSS'18 was held in York and was very successful. Various outputs are available. Please see the event page.
Drones and UAS Seminar
Selected slides are now available from the 1-day seminar "Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems: How Can We Ensure Safe Flight?" looking at the system aspects of ensuring safety in this new and rapidly evolving area held on the 7th December 2017 in central London.
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