Seminar: SoS Safety - Safety in Systems of Systems


SoS Safety - Safety in Systems of Systems

Thursday 21 June, 2012 - The Cumberland Hotel, London

A System of Systems (SoS) is not merely a large and/or complex system, made up of a number of individual systems: there’s more to it than that. A SoS typically demonstrates emergent behaviour, and the potential number of combinations and environments makes it impossible to foresee all the possible (good and bad) behaviours. Autonomy of systems contributing to a SoS, and dynamic collaboration among them, also pose a number of challenges to safety analysis and assurance. Despite these difficulties, SoS have become important for the benefits they bring, such as dynamic reconfigurability to provide many capability options.

This seminar will explore the safety implications of Systems of Systems. As well as the formal presentations, there will be a panel session giving delegates the opportunity to relate their own experience, or raise issues they are facing.

Delegates are invited to raise SoS issues or relate their SoS experience as part of the panel session. Email if you would like to do this.

You can download the programme for the event here.

All enquiries to Joan Atkinson, tel +44 191 221 2222,


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