Symposium: Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS'21)

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Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS'21)

Tuesday 9 - Thursday 11 February, 2021 - Online, Free to Members

The 29th SCSC Safety Critical Systems Symposium 2021 (SSS'21) will be held from 9th - 11th February 2021 in an online format. It will be split into three sessions, held in the afternoons and one evening session over the three days.

A full brochure is now available.

The full proceedings book is now available on Amazon.

The keynote speakers are:

Robin Bloomfield, John Holmes, Peter Ladkin, Davy Pissoort, Harold Thimbleby and Simon Whiteley.

Patrick Hudson, John McDermid and Emma Taylor will be giving special talks.

We are particularly pleased to welcome back Tim Kelly, our past director of the club, who will give a special introductory talk.

Key features are:

● Six keynote presentations;

● Primary themes of: Covid-19, Embedded Systems, Future Assurance, Internet of Things (IoT), Software, Security Informed Safety and Human Factors and Safety Culture;

● Updates from the SCSC Working Groups;

● Virtual exhibition and poster area;

Proceedings book provided with papers for presentations and posters

It will be a FREE TO ATTEND event, but you must be a full SCSC member to attend. See 

Registered delegates will be sent joining instructions by email prior to the event.

The Symposium will be coordinated through the Whova app which is available as a web application or as an app for a mobile device.  Whova will provide the agenda for each day with links to the presentations, papers and other resources.  Online presentations will be delivered using Zoom and Pre-recorded presentations will be available as streamed video.

The link to the conference in Whova will have been sent to registered delegates by email. As a backup you can use this link to Whova but you will need either sign in to Whova using your registered email address or have the code from the joining instructions available.

Event evaluation for delegates

It would help with the organisation of future events if you could complete the evaluation form after each day that you participate:

Day 1: Tuesday 9th Feb - Evaluation form link

Day 2: Wednesday 10th Feb - Evaluation form link

Day 3: Thursday 11th Feb - Evaluation form link

Virtual Exhibition

There will be a virtual tools and services exhibition.   Exhibitors will be provided with an exhibitor booth profile on our Whova event platform.   They will be able to build their event profile, add files to share, video presentations, offer promotions, chat with attendees and schedule live showcases through Zoom.

If you are interested in virtual exhibiting please contact Alex King,

To ensure you can get the most from the symposium please check that you can access these services on your devices and where necessary download the relevant software.

Get our official symposium app,

Get the most out of the app and have a more productive experience!

Login details for the symposium app will be emailed to delegates prior to the event.


NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. Links to the presentations, papers and other resources will be added to the agenda in Whova.


NETWORK effectively. Plan whom to contact by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages


PARTICIPATE in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more


INTERACT use multiple devices eg watch presentations on a laptop and read or submit comments using phone or tablet.

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For feature details, visit Whova

An updated flyer for the event is available.


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