Symposium: SSS 2014


SSS 2014

22nd Safety-critical Systems Symposium

Tuesday 4 - Thursday 6 February, 2014 - Brighton, United Kingdom

The Safety-critical Systems Symposium is now at its 22nd event. This will comprise three days of presented papers: a final programme is now available.


The Symposium is for engineers, managers and academics working in the field of system safety, in a variety of roles, and across all industry sectors. It offers wide-ranging coverage of current safety topics, and a blend of academic research and industrial experience, including both recent developments in the field and discussion of open issues that will shape future progress.

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Symposium:  Overview

Day 1: Tuesday 4th February 2014

The first day of the Symposium has a distinctive focus on safety standards with an opening keynote address, five other papers and a closing panel session. Delegates will receive an initial version of a guidance note prepared by an SCSC working group: Guidance for management of data where safety is an issue. The opening keynote is:


Safety standards – a new approach

John Knight, University of Virginia, USA

An evening reception with canapés and a beer tasting (plus alternative refreshments), to be held in the exhibition space.

Day 2: Wednesday 5th February 2014

Eight papers, plus a stimulating, chaired debate session, and including two keynote addresses:

Product safety in a world of services: through-life accountability

Peter Fielder, BAE Systems


Safety versus security in healthcare IT

Harold Thimbleby, Swansea University

A tools and services exhibition will run throughout the day.

The Symposium banquet with an after-dinner talk:

Deathly Silence

John Ridgway, ex quality manager and 'Safety Systems' columnist

Day 3: Thursday 6th February 2014

Eight papers, including two keynote addresses:

Aircraft System Safety Assessment – the challenge for future design and certification

Pippa Moore, UK Civil Aviation Authority


Software certification: where is confidence won and lost?

Tim Kelly, University of York

Registration Fees

The non-residential symposium fee covers lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the reception on Tuesday evening, and a copy of the proceedings. A residential option is available which includes accommodation on Tuesday night (with evening reception, dinner and breakfast) and Wednesday night (with conference banquet and breakfast), lunches and a copy of the proceedings.

The rates listed below apply to Club members who have paid a current subscription. Non-members, members who have not paid a current subscription, and anyone wishing to renew for 2014 should pay a supplement of £95 which covers Club membership until 31 December 2014.

Bookings for partial attendance (1 or 2 day) can be accepted. Please contact the Symposium organizer ( for details.


Symposium (3 days) - £750


Extra night's accommodation- £125

Symposium (3 days) - £1050

Membership Supplement - £95

Banquet tickets for guests

and non-residential delegates - £55 each

Registration and Enquiries

To register you can find a registration form here.
 To view a copy of the final programme, click here.

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

Exhibitor Opportunities

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Phone: +44 191 221 2222

Fax: +44 191 222 7995

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