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Present a Poster at SSS

The SCSC Safety Critical Systems Symposium will be held in York in February 2023. There will be a poster session at the symposium where presenters can explain their work in a more informal setting. If you would like to present a poster then please submit a short abstract (1 paragraph) to mike.parsons@scsc.uk by 30th November 2022. Full details at https://scsc.uk/e898

Invitation to Review: IEC Committee Draft Document: IEC 61508 Edn.3 CD (Parts 1-7)

Members of the SCSC are invited to review the Committee Draft of the 3rd Edition of IEC 61508 on Functional safety of electrical-electronic-programmable electronic safety-related systems.

This invitation is strictly available to current members of the SCSC only and should not be distributed. All members are requested to download their own copy.

The deadline for comments to phil.williams@scsc.uk is 9th December 2022. Late submissions are unlikely to be accepted.

The invitation to review, along with instructions on conduct of the review and links to the source documents is available at scsc.uk/rp142.4 (accessible to logged in current members only)

Invitation to Review: IEC Committee Draft Document: IEC 63187-1

Members of the SCSC are invited to review the Committee Draft created by the ISO/IEC's SC65A WG18 on Framework for safety critical E-E-PE systems for defence industry applications.

This invitation is strictly available to current members of the SCSC only and should not be distributed. All members are requested to download their own copy.

The deadline for comments to phil.williams@scsc.uk is 2nd November 2022. Late submissions are unlikely to be accepted.

The invitation to review, along with instructions on conduct of the review and links to the source documents is available at scsc.uk/rp142.3 (accessible to logged in current members only)

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Slides and Presentations from SSS`22 now available (Feb 22)

SSS'22 was a big success with 128 attendees, half of which were in-person in Bristol. Most of the slides, papers and video presentations are now available on the event page under 'Catch Up'.

This was our 30th annual symposium with keynote speakers Graham Braithwaite, Dewi Daniels, Adam Johns, Tim Kelly, John McDermid, Reuben McDonald, Catherine Menon, Wendy Owen and Harold Thimbleby all attending SSS'22 in person in Bristol.

SSS`22 The Safety-Critical Systems Symposium is going ahead, 8 - 10 Feb in Bristol (Jan 22)

This was our 30th annual symposium at the Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel for in person delegates and with online (blended) options.  The symposium will have the full conference suite in the Bristol Marriot but will have a reduced attendance to ensure physical distancing is possible. Keynote speakers Graham Braithwaite, Dewi Daniels, Adam Johns, Tim Kelly, John McDermid, Reuben McDonald, Catherine Menon, Wendy Owen and Harold Thimbleby will all be attending SSS'22 in person in Bristol. It was great to catch up with them!

October Seminar Can we Quantify Risk? slides and video available (Oct 21)

The slides and video recording of the October Seminar Can we Quantify Risk? are now available on the Catch up page for full members of the club and publications-pass members.

For non-members who are registered on the website a publications-pass is available at £15 for a month's access to all the resources on the website.

Assurance Case Guidance (Aug 21)

The Assurance Case Working Group (ACWG) is pleased to announce the release of Version 1 of its guidance. 

The Assurance Case Guidance addresses ‘Challenges, Common Issues and Good Practice’ and comprises:

  • a framework that introduces the scope and context of assurance cases (Part 1);
  • topic papers , which each address a specific guidance topic that is perceived by the ACWG as containing weaknesses or poor practice, and where no or limited guidance currently exists (Part 2);
  • supporting information including terminology, references and acknowledgements (Part 3). 

The guidance is available for free download at scsc.uk/scsc-159. Should you find anything that you would like to add or improve for the next version, please add comments at scsc.uk/f301

Safecomp 2021 registration live (Jul 21)

SCSC is a partner of SafeComp 2021, which will be hosted by the Department of Computer Science, University of York, 7th - 10th Sept 2021. The registration for this year's conference is now live. The conference is hybrid so you can join online or in-person (COVID-19 allowing). We hope to see lots of SCSC members in York (or online) for four days of workshops, keynotes, papers, exhibition and more. Student discounts are available.

Register here: https://safecomp2021.hosted.york.ac.uk/index.php/registration/