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Feb 2021

[SCSC-161] Systems and Covid-19
Proceedings of the Twenty-ninth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium.

Feb 2021

[SCSC-127F] Data Safety Guidance (Version 3.3)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]

Feb 2021

[SCSC-156A] Service Assurance Guidance Version 2

Feb 2021

[SCSC-162] Safety Systems vol.29-1
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The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 29, Number 1
Edited by Paul Hampton
Publisher: Safety-Critical Systems Club
Available: to subscribing club members

Editorial

As we approach the anniversary of the first occurrences of Covid-19 related lockdowns, we are still left speculating on when there will be a return to what we might have considered “normal”. The rapid rollout of several different vaccines is encouraging, but the emergence of new, potentially more virulent and dangerous variants, brings further uncertainty and there are doubts as to whether things will ever be the same again.

A year on, and many people and organisations have found through necessity, the need to adapt and evolve to working within governmental constraints as a kind of “new normal”. The SCSC is no exception, and has now run two successful online seminars covering new safety analysis techniques and the management and oversight of complex systems respectively. You can find reports of these seminars in this edition on pages 40 and 45, and a further Seminar on developments in Safety Culture is planned for April this year (see page 28). The stage, albeit a virtual one, is also set for the first SCSC Symposium (SSS’21) to be run online, and is entirely free to SCSC members (see www.scsc.uk/sss for details).

The SCSC Working Groups have also been active in assessing the impact of Covid-19 and as well as a dedicated Covid-19 Working Group now under Peter Ladkin’s lead, other groups such as Data Safety and Service Assurance have been revising their guidance material to address the novel challenges that the Coronavirus presents in these areas.

It’s been a difficult year for airlines, not least Boeing who have been dealing with the grounding of their 737 MAX fleet after fatal accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia as reported by Dewi Daniels at SSS’20. The 737 MAX fleet is now back in service in some locations, so our first article provides an update to Dewi’s previous work, and asks whether the aircraft really is now safe to fly. It has been a great privilege to work with Dewi in producing this update for the newsletter.

In our second article, Kevin King focuses on the challenges of assuring Digital Twins from a safety perspective. He presents a set of principles, developed as part of his MSc thesis, to support the assurance of Digital Twins in their role in through-life safety assurance.

Pace continues to gather on the technological development of autonomous systems, but are people ready to trust these systems? In our third article, Davy Pissoort discusses a new initiative to develop a training network with the goal of establishing people’s trust in autonomous systems, by making these systems demonstrably safer.

The safety community, and engineers in general, are approaching a retirement ‘cliff’ with a large proportion expected to retire in the next 5 years. The Covid-19 enforced hiatus is, perhaps, only accelerating matters. To address this, we must encourage and nurture the next generation of skilled safety engineers and in our fourth article, Zoe Garstang introduces an exciting new development to do exactly that – the SCSC Safety Futures Initiative (SFI).

Our 60 second interview is with Harold Thimbleby.

Paul Hampton SCSC Newsletter Editor
paul.hampton@scsc.uk

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Boeing 737 MAX Safe to Fly?
  
Paul Hampton, Dewi Daniels
    
Assurance of Digital Twins for Safety-Critical Systems
  
Kevin King
    
Safer Autonomous Systems Training Network
  
Davy Pissoort
    
The Safety Futures Initiative
  
Zoe Garstang
    
60 Seconds with... Harold Thimbleby
  

Oct 2020

[SCSC-160] Safety Systems vol.28-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 28, Number 3

May 2020

[SCSC-158] Safety Systems vol.28-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 28, Number 2

Feb 2020

[SCSC-154] Assuring Safe Autonomy
Proceedings of the Twenty-eighth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, York, UK.

Feb 2020

[SCSC-157] Safety Systems vol.28-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 28, Number 1

Feb 2020

[SCSC-127E] Data Safety Guidance (Version 3.2)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-127F]

Feb 2020

[SCSC-156] Service Assurance Guidance
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-156A]

Feb 2020

[SCSC-153A] Safety Assurance Objectives for Autonomous Systems V2

Oct 2019

[SCSC-155] Safety Systems vol.27-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 27, Number 2

Feb 2019

[SCSC-150] Engineering Safe Autonomy
Proceedings of the Twenty-seventh Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Feb 2019

[SCSC-127D] Data Safety Guidance (Version 3.1)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-127F]

Feb 2019

[SCSC-153] Safety Assurance Objectives for Autonomous Systems
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-153A]

Jan 2019

[SCSC-152] Safety Systems vol.27-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 27, Number 1

Feb 2018

[SCSC-140] Evolution of System Safety
Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, York, UK.

Jan 2018

[SCSC-141B] Goal Structuring Notation Community Standard (Version 2)
Version 2 of the Goal Structuring Notation Standard.

Jan 2018

[SCSC-127C] Data Safety Guidance (Version 3.0)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-127F]

Jan 2018

[SCSC-143] Safety-Related Challenges for Autonomous Systems

Apr 2017

[SCSC-137] Agile Methods for Developing Safety-related Software?

Apr 2017

[SCSC-151] Safety Systems vol.26-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 26, Number 1

Feb 2017

[SCSC-136] 25 at 25
A selection of articles from twenty-five years of the SCSC newsletter Safety Systems

Feb 2017

[SCSC-135] Developments in System Safety Engineering
Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Jan 2017

[SCSC-127B] Data Safety Guidance (Version 2.0)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-127F]

May 2016

[SCSC-144] Safety Systems vol.25-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 25, Number 3

Feb 2016

[SCSC-131] Developing Safe Systems
Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Brighton, UK.

Jan 2016

[SCSC-127A] Data Safety Guidance (Version 1.3)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-127F]

Jan 2016

[SCSC-148] Safety Systems vol.25-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 25, Number 2

Sep 2015

[SCSC-145] Safety Systems vol.25-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 25, Number 1

May 2015

[SCSC-147] Safety Systems vol.24-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 24, Number 3

Feb 2015

[SCSC-129] Engineering Systems for Safety
Proceedings of the Twenty-third Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Jan 2015

[SCSC-128] Data Safety (Version 1.2)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]

Jan 2015

[SCSC-146] Safety Systems vol.24-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 24, Number 2

Sep 2014

[SCSC-139] Safety Systems vol.24-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 24, Number 1

May 2014

[SCSC-134] Safety Systems vol.23-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 23, Number 2

Feb 2014

[SCSC-127] Data Safety Guidance (Version 1.0)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-127F]

Feb 2014

[SCSC-126] Addressing Systems Safety Challenges
Proceedings of the Twenty-second Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Brighton, UK.

Jan 2014

[SCSC-132] Safety Systems vol.23-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 23, Number 2

Sep 2013

[SCSC-125] Safety Systems vol.23-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 23, Number 1

May 2013

[SCSC-124] Safety Systems vol.22-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 22, Number 3

Feb 2013

[SCSC-119] Assuring the Safety of Systems
Proceedings of the Twenty-first Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Jan 2013

[SCSC-123] Safety Systems vol.22-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 22, Number 2

Sep 2012

[SCSC-122] Safety Systems vol.22-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 22, Number 1

May 2012

[SCSC-121] Safety Systems vol.21-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 21, Number 3

Feb 2012

[SCSC-116] Achieving Systems Safety
Proceedings of the Twentieth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Jan 2012

[SCSC-120] Safety Systems vol.21-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 21, Number 2

Nov 2011

[SCSC-141] GSN Standard (Version 1)
Version 1 of the Goal Structuring Notation Community standard
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-141B]

Sep 2011

[SCSC-118] Safety Systems vol.21-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 21, Number 1

May 2011

[SCSC-117] Safety Systems vol.20-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 20, Number 3

Feb 2011

[SCSC-109] Advances in Systems Safety
Proceedings of the Nineteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Southampton, UK.

Jan 2011

[SCSC-115] Safety Systems vol.20-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 20, Number 2

Sep 2010

[SCSC-114] Safety Systems vol.20-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 20, Number 1

May 2010

[SCSC-112] Safety Systems vol.19-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 19, Number 3

Mar 2010

[SCSC-113] Alarp explored

Feb 2010

[SCSC-107] Making Systems Safer
Proceedings of the Eighteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Jan 2010

[SCSC-111] Safety Systems vol.19-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 19, Number 2

Sep 2009

[SCSC-110] Safety Systems vol.19-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 19, Number 1

May 2009

[SCSC-108] Safety Systems vol.18-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 18, Number 3

Feb 2009

[SCSC-102] Safety-Critical Systems: Problems, Processes and Practices
Proceedings of the Seventeenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Brighton, UK.

Jan 2009

[SCSC-106] Safety Systems vol.18-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 18, Number 2

Sep 2008

[SCSC-105] Safety Systems vol.18-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 18, Number 1

May 2008

[SCSC-104] Safety Systems vol.17-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 17, Number 3

Feb 2008

[SCSC-1] Improvements in System Safety
Proceedings of the Sixteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Jan 2008

[SCSC-103] Safety Systems vol.17-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 17, Number 2

Sep 2007

[SCSC-69] Safety Systems vol.17-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 17, Number 1

May 2007

[SCSC-70] Safety Systems vol.16-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 16, Number 3

Feb 2007

[SCSC-5] The Safety of Systems
Proceedings of the Fifteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK

Jan 2007

[SCSC-71] Safety Systems vol.16-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 16, Number 2

Sep 2006

[SCSC-72] Safety Systems vol.16-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 16, Number 1

May 2006

[SCSC-73] Safety Systems vol.15-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 15, Number 3

Feb 2006

[SCSC-6] Developments in Risk-based Approaches to Safety
Proceedings of the Fourteenth Safety-citical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK

Jan 2006

[SCSC-74] Safety Systems vol.15-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 15, Number 2

Sep 2005

[SCSC-75] Safety Systems vol.15-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 15, Number 1

May 2005

[SCSC-76] Safety Systems vol.14-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 14, Number 3

Feb 2005

[SCSC-7] Constituents of Modern System-safety Thinking
Proceedings of the Thirteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Southampton, UK

Jan 2005

[SCSC-77] Safety Systems vol.14-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 14, Number 2

Sep 2004

[SCSC-78] Safety Systems vol.14-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 14, Number 1

May 2004

[SCSC-79] Safety Systems vol.13-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 13, Number 3

Feb 2004

[SCSC-8] Practical Elements of Safety
Proceedings of the Twelfth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Birmingham, UK

Jan 2004

[SCSC-80] Safety Systems vol.13-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 13, Number 2

Sep 2003

[SCSC-81] Safety Systems vol.13-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 13, Number 1

May 2003

[SCSC-82] Safety Systems vol.12-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 12, Number 3

Feb 2003

[SCSC-9] Current Issues in Safety-Critical Systems
Proceedings of the Eleventh Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK

Jan 2003

[SCSC-83] Safety Systems vol.12-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 12, Number 2

Sep 2002

[SCSC-84] Safety Systems vol.12-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 12, Number 1

May 2002

[SCSC-85] Safety Systems vol.11-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 11, Number 3

Feb 2002

[SCSC-10] Components of System Safety
Proceedings of the Tenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Southampton, UK

Jan 2002

[SCSC-86] Safety Systems vol.11-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 11, Number 2

Sep 2001

[SCSC-87] Safety Systems vol.11-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 11, Number 1

May 2001

[SCSC-88] Safety Systems vol.10-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 10, Number 3

Feb 2001

[SCSC-11] Aspects of Safety Management
Proceedings of the Ninth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK

Jan 2001

[SCSC-89] Safety Systems vol.10-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 10, Number 2

Sep 2000

[SCSC-90] Safety Systems vol.10-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 10, Number 1

May 2000

[SCSC-91] Safety Systems vol.9-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 9, Number 3

Feb 2000

[SCSC-12] Lessons in System Safety
Proceedings of the Eighth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Southampton, UK

Jan 2000

[SCSC-92] Safety Systems vol.9-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 9, Number 2

Dec 1999

[SCSC-101] Software Safety - An Insider's View of the Safety-Critical Systems Club

Sep 1999

[SCSC-93] Safety Systems vol.9-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 9, Number 1

May 1999

[SCSC-94] Safety Systems vol.8-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 3

Feb 1999

[SCSC-13] Towards System Safety
Proceedings of the Seventh Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Huntingdon, UK

Jan 1999

[SCSC-95] Safety Systems vol.8-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 2

Sep 1998

[SCSC-96] Safety Systems vol.8-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 1

May 1998

[SCSC-97] Safety Systems vol.7-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 7, Number 3

Feb 1998

[SCSC-14] Industrial Perspectives of Safety-Critical Systems
Proceedings of the Sixth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Birmingham, UK

Jan 1998

[SCSC-98] Safety Systems vol.7-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 7, Number 2

Jun 1997

[SCSC-100] Life Cycle Management for Dependability

Feb 1997

[SCSC-15] Safer Systems
Proceedings of the Fifth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Brighton, UK

Feb 1996

[SCSC-16] Safety-Critical Systems: The Convergence of High Tech and Human Factors
Proceedings of the Fourth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Leeds, UK

Feb 1995

[SCSC-17] Achievement and Assurance of Safety
Proceedings of the Third Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Brighton, UK

Feb 1994

[SCSC-18] Technology and Assessment of Safety-Critical Systems
Proceedings of the Second Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Birmingham, UK

Feb 1993

[SCSC-19] Directions in Safety-critical Systems
Proceedings of the Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK

Jan 1993

[SCSC-20] Safety-Critical Systems
Current issues, techniques and standards

Sep 1991

[SCSC-99] Safety Systems vol.1-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 1

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