A big welcome from the SCSC team. We hope you are well and enjoying the exceptional September weather!
Welcome to the SCSC’s September 2023 e-flyer, keeping you up-to-date with details of upcoming events, publications and activities which may be of interest to you.
Upcoming Events - See the SCSC - Events diary
How to Write Compelling Safety Arguments
Thursday 28 September, 2023 - London, UK
Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
This considers what makes a compelling safety argument, and how to use narrative techniques to improve the flow and 'story' of the argument.
Talks include one from a professional writer:
Emma Darwin, https://www.emmadarwin.com/writingindex
There will be an interactive workshop in the afternoon.
This event will be relevant to anyone who has to produce, review or approve safety or assurance cases.
- Carmen Carlan, Director of Safety Products at Edge Case Research
- Emma Darwin, emmadarwin.com
- Tim Rowe, Consultant
- John Spriggs, Independent author and presenter
To book please visit: https://scsc.uk/e982
Please note, there are limited places available, booking as soon as possible is advised.
What makes Good Evidence for a Safety Case?
Thursday 30 November, 2023 - London, UK
Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
This seminar will examine the role of evidence in supporting a safety case. What makes strong, compelling evidence - and what is weaker evidence? If evidence is not available or is of poor quality what can be done to make up the gaps? If evidence is continually evolving or being updated how should this be handled?
- Norina (Popa) Ratiu, Oxbotica
- Sean White, NHS England
- Helen Wright, ARC Ltd
Further details and bookings at: https://scsc.uk/e1043
Safety-Critical Systems Symposium SSS’24
The next Safety-Critical Systems Symposium will be held in Bristol, UK
13-15 February 2024 https://scsc.uk/sss
This features keynote speakers, talks selected by abstracts and also invited presentations. There will be a panel discussing the impact of AI on safety. The keynote speakers are:
- Adiac Aguilar, Volvo Cars
- Dewi Daniels, Software Safety Ltd
- Mikela Chatzimichailidou, Imperial College London & UCL
- Simon Davies, Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd.
- Phil Koopman, CMU
- Alessio Lomuscio, Imperial College London and Safe Intelligence
- Hayat Zerkani, Crossrail Ltd
Early-bird delegate bookings are now open https://scsc.uk/sss
If you would like to present a poster at SSS’24 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibiting at the Symposium please contact email@example.com.
For a list of all upcoming Working Group meetings please see the Events Diary (https://scsc.uk/events?tab=working) If you would like to participate in one or more of these please contact the group leader.
The latest edition of the SCSC newsletter is available at: https://scsc.uk/newsletter
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Vol. 2 no. 1 of the SCSC eJournal is available here: https://scsc.uk/eJournal featuring high-quality peer-reviewed articles
Partner Event: High Integrity Software Conference (HISC)
17th October 2023, https://www.his-conference.co.uk/
The mission of the High Integrity Software Conference (HISC) is to share challenges, best practice and experience between software engineering practitioners. The conference, now in its 10th year, features talks from industrial and academic specialists which disseminate experience and knowledge of important techniques and methods that are applicable across industry sectors.
The programme for the event is now available: https://www.his-conference.co.uk/programme
Registration is now open - https://www.his-conference.co.uk/registration
ESREL 2023: European Conference on Safety and Reliability (ESREL), September 3 - 8, 2023 - Southampton UK
SAFECOMP: The 42nd International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, 19-22 September 2023, Toulouse, France. This includes the 10th International Workshop on Next Generation of System Assurance Approaches for Critical Systems (SASSURE 2023).
RSSRail 2023: International conference on reliability, safety and security of railway systems: modelling, analysis, verification and certification, October 10 - 12, 2023 - Berlin, Germany
IET SCS: Safety Critical Systems training course: Managing systems, hardware and software safely, November 1 - 2, 2023 - Online
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Alex and Mike