Editorial to the 2023 Summer Issue
Welcome to the second issue of the second volume of the Safety-Critical Systems eJournal, which is published by the Safety-Critical Systems Club (SCSC).
Previous editorials have said that the next volume of the Safety-Critical Systems eJournal will start with a themed issue. This has been put back a month so that the themed issue will be the second of the year, published to coincide with the Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, SSS’24. The theme is the technologies underpinning autonomous vehicles and how we assure them. Note that this theme is broad — for example "technologies", as well as vision processing, machine learning, etc., can include things like concepts of operation, regulation, standards, ownership of liability, and so on.
Finally a reminder that this year’s cover image is to highlight the Systems Approach to Safety of the Environment Working Group, which aims to produce clear guidance on how engineered systems should be developed and managed throughout their entire lifecycle so as to preserve, protect and enhance the environment. If you would like to join, or find out more about this group, please go to their page on the SCSC website: https://scsc.uk/ge
John Spriggs SCSC eJournal Editor