Symposium: Safety Critical Systems Symposium SSS'24

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Safety Critical Systems Symposium SSS'24

Tuesday 13 - Thursday 15 February, 2024 - Bristol, UK

The Safety Critical Systems Symposium SSS'24 was held 13 - 15 February 2024 in-person at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol, UK.

All resources: slides, videos, posters, etc. are available on the programme tab above

The symposium was for both experienced members of the safety community and those at earlier stages of their careers. It was a great opportunity to learn, develop experience and also build useful connections and create technical and social networks. A certificate of attendance can be issued and can be used for organisational CPD schemes.

SSS’24 extended across three days of presentations, grouped into key themes of: Future Aviation, Assurance Cases, Future Rail, Safety of AI, New Thinking and Automotive and Autonomy.

The event brochure for the event is available.

The full proceedings book is available on the Publications menu (on left).

Keynote speakers were:

  • Adiac Aguilar, Autonomous Systems and Safety | Core System Platform Architecture at Volvo Cars
  • Mikela Chatzimichailidou, Professor in Design for Mobility, Health, People and Society, University College London
  • Dewi Daniels, Director Software Safety Ltd
  • Phil Koopman, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
  • Alessio Lomuscio, Professor of Safe Artificial Intelligence at Imperial College London. Founder and CEO at Safe Intelligence
  • Steve Wright, Director Wright Airborne Computing
  • Hayat Zerkani, Head of System Safety and Interoperability at Crossrail Ltd

On the Wednesday 14th February there was a special session on AI and safety, looking at some of the new systems and models and how we might assure them. This featured short talks and a panel session.

The "Can we make safe AI?" panel comprised:

  • Phil Koopman, CMU
  • Alessio Lomuscio, Imperial College London and Safe Intelligence
  • Greg Chance, Frazer-Nash Consultancy
  • John McDermid, Assuring Autonomy International Programme
  • Helen Monkhouse, HORIBA MIRA
  • Mark Sujan, Health Services Safety Investigation Body (HSSIB)

The after-dinner speaker on Wednesday was Simon Davies, Test Pilot, Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd.


Exhibitors at SSS'24:

BAE Systems Isograph



D-Risq Software Systems







Green Hills Software

Ferrous Systems



BlackBerry QNX

Proceedings sponsorship
Critical Systems Labs Inc

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