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May 2021

[SCSC-163] Safety Systems vol.29-2
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The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 29, Number 2
Edited by Paul Hampton
Publisher: Safety-Critical Systems Club
Available: to subscribing club members

Editorial

30th anniversary badge
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Safety-Critical Systems Club and it is a testament to all those involved in running the club over the years and, of course, its members, that it continues to thrive, even under the adverse circumstances that Covid-19 brought into play. Covid-19 has nevertheless meant that the club has had to evolve in certain areas. In particular, after several years in happy partnership with the Universities of Newcastle and York, the club has now parted ways and become a Community Interest Company (CIC). As a CIC, the club is now its own legal entity with financial autonomy and the ability to set its own direction for the benefit of all club members. Mike Parsons explains the background and the impact on membership in detail on page 39.

Covid-19 has also meant that, for the first time in its history, its annual SCSC Symposium was run entirely online. See page 29 for my report on the event’s highlights. The club is now already preparing for next year’s event – SSS’22 – to be held in Bristol, UK. This will be a blended event with a mixture of physical and online attendance anticipated. As this is the 30th anniversary Symposium, there will be special events and activities to mark the occasion, so not one to be missed! See page 2 for further details, and see the back page for the call for abstracts if you would like to submit content for the event.

The SCSC Working Groups have however continued to thrive with the Service Assurance Working Group publishing an update to their Service Assurance Guidance (scsc.uk/scsc-156A) and the Assurance Cases Working Group publishing a new version of the Goal Structuring Notation Community Standard (scsc.uk/scsc-141C). The Safety Futures Initiative is also launching with two ‘Get to Know You’ events on 1st July 2021, details here.

Another exciting change for the club has been the launch of an eJournal to complement the Newsletter. The eJournal is intended as a platform to publish longer and formally peer-reviewed papers, with two issues planned per year. As with the newsletter, the eJournal will be free to download for SCSC members. John Spriggs, our new eJournal editor, provides more details on page 27. Authors of papers published in this Newsletter or in the eJournal will be offered a year’s free membership of the Safety-Critical Systems Club, so please get in touch with John or myself if you are interested in having your work published.

We also want the club’s work to be accessible to the wider community, so there are plans to make annual print volumes of the newsletter and eJournal available to purchase by non-members. We are also introducing a one-month access pass to all SCSC content for non-members. This is being established to allow SCSC material to be available to those who require access to it, but for whom it is not practicable to become full SCSC members.

In this edition of the newsletter, we lead with an article from Emma Taylor who asks “where next for complex software-based systems?” We then have an article from Mick Warren on the challenges with cyber security of autonomy on aircraft, and Michael Green discusses data safety risks with machine-to-machine wireless communications. Rick Vinter also reports on the recent Safety Culture Developments Seminar.

Our 60 second interview is with John Spriggs.

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

Contents


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Where next for complex software-based systems?
  
Dr Emma Taylor
    
The Cyber Security Aspects of Autonomy in Aircraft
  
Mick Warren
    
Architecting Wireless for Safety Critical Machine to Machine Communication
  
Michael Green
    
Introducing the Safety-Critical Systems eJournal
  
John Spriggs
    
SSS’21 Event Report
  
Paul Hampton
    
Safety Culture Developments Seminar Report
  
Rick Vinter
    
The SCSC is its Own Boss!
  
Mike Parsons
    
60 Seconds with … John Spriggs
  

May 2021

[SCSC-141C] Goal Structuring Notation Community Standard (Version 3)
Version 3 of the Goal Structuring Notation (GSN) Standard.

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
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 29, Number 1

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 (GSN) Standard.
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-141C]

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

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
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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
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Feb 2006

[SCSC-6] Developments in Risk-based Approaches to Safety
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Jan 2006

[SCSC-74] Safety Systems vol.15-2
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[SCSC-75] Safety Systems vol.15-1
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May 2005

[SCSC-76] Safety Systems vol.14-3
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Feb 2005

[SCSC-7] Constituents of Modern System-safety Thinking
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Jan 2005

[SCSC-77] Safety Systems vol.14-2
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Sep 2004

[SCSC-78] Safety Systems vol.14-1
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May 2004

[SCSC-79] Safety Systems vol.13-3
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Feb 2004

[SCSC-8] Practical Elements of Safety
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Jan 2004

[SCSC-80] Safety Systems vol.13-2
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Sep 2003

[SCSC-81] Safety Systems vol.13-1
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May 2003

[SCSC-82] Safety Systems vol.12-3
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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
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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
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Jan 2001

[SCSC-89] Safety Systems vol.10-2
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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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