Hello from the SCSC team! We hope you are keeping well, and enjoying life and business opening up and offering something more similar to ‘normal’!
We are pleased, and relieved, to announce the forthcoming SCSC one-day seminar events will be held in venues in London and can be attended in-person at the venue or virtually via online live stream.
Upcoming Events - SCSC - Events diary
Seminar: "Can We Quantify Risk?"
Thursday 21st October 2021 - Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel, London, UK and Virtually Online
In many areas of safety attempts are made to quantify risk. Some areas are difficult to quantify, e.g. those which are software-related, extremely rare but severe events (e.g. earthquake) or human-dependent (e.g. cyber threats). This seminar will feature a variety of speakers who will explain how risk is quantified in their sector and what pragmatic approaches can be applied.
The seminar will be held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel, 9-13 Bloomsbury St, London, WC1B 3QD, and can be atttend in-person at the hotel or virtually via online live stream.
Speakers include: James Catmur, Peter Ladkin, John McDermid, John Spriggs, and Clive Thompson
For further information and to book your place please see: https://scsc.uk/e800
Seminar: "Safe Use of Multi-Core and Manycore Processors"
Thursday 11 November, 2021 - London (venue tbc), UK and Virtually Online
This is the event postponed from 2020. It will be held in London as a blended online / in-person event
Confirmed speakers are: Lee Jacques, Oliver Charrier, Mark Hadley and Mike Standish, Iain Bate, Tim Loveless, Guillem Bernat and Sam Riley
For further information and to book your place please see: https://scsc.uk/e812
Seminar: “Managing ‘Black Swans’: Handling Rare and Severe Events Now and in the Future”
Thursday 2 December, 2021 - London (venue tbc), UK and Virtually Online
This seminar will consider how to manage ‘Black Swan’ events in a safety context, i.e. events which are rare, unexpected and have high impact. Events such as the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is a good example. However these events can occur in any sector.
The first part of this seminar looks at the current position in various industries. The second part examines the situation when complex automatic and autonomous functionality is involved. Speakers include: Wendy Owen, Yvonne Oakshott, and John Holmes
For further information and to book your place please see: https://scsc.uk/e825
THE SAFETY-CRITICAL SYSTEMS CLUB, Symposium:
Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS'22)
Tuesday 8 - Thursday 10 February, 2022 - Bristol, UK and Virtually Online
The Safety-Critical Systems Symposium 2022 (SSS'22) will be held 8-10th February 2022 in person in Bristol, UK and as an online (blended) event.
It is our 30th Symposium and as such will feature special talks and a 30 year retrospective, as well as 30 years looking forward.
For in-person delegates in Bristol there will also be social and networking events, a commemorative drink and a specially created book containing selected articles from the past 30 years of the SCSC Newsletter.
Confirmed keynote speakers are:
Graham Braithwaite, Cranfield University, Adam Johns, KeolisAmey, Peter Ladkin, Causalis, John McDermid, AAIP, Reuben McDonald, HS2, Harold Thimbleby, Swansea University. We are especially pleased that Tim Kelly and Tom Anderson will be giving special talks.
Safety Futures Initiative (SFI) ‘Get to Know You’ Events
On the 1st of July 2021, the Safety Futures Initiative (SFI) held their first virtual engagements to showcase the group, its aims, and gather the input of prospective members to understand the elements that they would like to see from the SFI.
The SCSC Safety Futures Initiative aims to bring together young and early-career (YEC*) safety professionals to gain experience, share knowledge and to build a community around the specialised interest area of safety engineering and assurance.
The SFI will be holding regular lunchtime sessions (12:00-13:00) for new and existing SFI members to network and discuss any aspect of the SFI in a welcoming and safe environment. The remaining session for 2021 is:
Safety Futures Initiative "Get To Know You" event x2
24th November 2021
If you are interested in attending this free event, please sign up via the link below. A more detailed agenda will be sent to registered delegates nearer to each event.
Activities within the SFI are picking up. The current projects include developing a series of podcasts on career and technical topics, as well as working on our first workshop to support members in developing technical and/or soft skills. The SFI is also working closely with the SCSC Steering Group to develop the club’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy.
If there is anything you would like to see from the SFI, in order to support Early Career Professionals, please do get in touch with the SFI – all suggestions are welcome. Also, if you would like to contribute to the management of the SFI, please do make your interest known to us, email email@example.com
All SCSC working groups will be giving progress updates at SSS’21, including the latest information on guidance documents.
October 2020 and February 2021 editions of the SCSC newsletter are available at https://scsc.uk/newsletter
Full SCSC Membership
Why not become a full member of the SCSC? This gives you discounts on events and access to all website content and gives you a say in the running of the club.
Full membership details are here: https://scsc.uk/membership
Alex and Mike
Club Director and Events Organiser