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SSS 24 Posters

If you would like to present a poster at SSS'24 please contact A poster is an opportunity to present your work in an informal way. There will be 2 dedicated poster sessions at the event and any associated abstracts or papers can be published in the symposium proceedings book. See for more details.

National Risk Register

The government has published its 2023 edition of the National Risk Register. It makes interesting reading - there are quite a few systems-related risks, for instance: Rail Accident, Aviation Collision, Malicious Drone Incident and Deliberate disruption of UK space systems and space-based services. It is probably worth considering if your risk register should include some of these wider risks...

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Safety-Critical Systems Symposium - presentations and videos (Mar 23)

The 31st Safety-Critical Systems Symposium was held at the Principal Hotel in York UK from 7th to 9th February.

All of the papers from the proceedings, presentations and videos of the presentations are available now at'23.

This was an extremely successful event with over 140 participants, most of whom were attending in person.

Feedback includes:

…thank you for a fantastic Symposium over the past three days - a really enlightening experience that has prompted a few different ways of thinking.

Thank you both for a very successful conference. Every year is getting better, and better!

It was great to attend a well-run SCSC symposium again.

IWD23 8th March (Mar 23)

On International Women's Day (IWD) 2023, the SCSC would like to recognise and say thank you to the women engineers currently or recently involved with the club. They work in a wide range of safety-related sectors, and we are very grateful to them and their employers for their time, expertise and contributions.
They include:

  • Members of the SCSC Steering Group: Jane Fenn, Zoe Garstang, Louise Harney, Nikita Johnson, Wendy Owen and Emma Taylor (Wendy is also a co-author of the book “30 years of Safer Systems” alongside Louise Harney (and others) published in 2022.)
  • Nikita and Zoe Garstang are also involved in our Safety Futures Initiative (SFI) for younger members and STEM outreach.
  • Recent presenters at SSS ’23, including: Catherine Menon, Gill Kernick, Laure Buysse, Carmen Cârlan, Doria Ramadan and Marea de Koning. (Catherine, as well as doing many other things, has also contributed to an industry guidance document being developed by our security-informed safety working group.)
  • Special mention to Yvonne Oakshott for her assurance work and long-time support of SSS, Katrina Attwood for editing Newsletters and Amira Kawar for past work on Steering Group and with the Data Safety Initiative.
  • All of those women who participate in the SCSC Working Groups, including WG leaders Sarah Carrington (SASEWG) and Philippa Ryan (SASWG).

We intend to publish a more comprehensive article for INWED (International Women in Engineering Day), which will include historical and international contributors to the field.

International Womens Day 8th March (Mar 23)

International Women's Day is on 8th March. The SCSC is producing a Newsletter article all about women in systems safety, covering both historic contributors and those active in the field today. If you know of anyone who ought to be included please contact The article will be published later in the year.

Club Membership Fees Increase from 15th January (Jan 23)

Due to increasing costs the club membership fees will increase from 15th January 2023. This is the first increase for 3 years.

Individual membership will be £140 per year. For two years this is £250 (i.e. no increase on current one-year rates). For 3 years membership will be £350.

Old rates apply until 14th January. For all those booking onto SSS old rates apply up to 7th February (when purchased as part of the SSS booking).

(Dec 22)

The Early Bird discounts for SSS'23 expire on 22nd December. Please make your booking as early as possible. In addition the club will likely have to increase all prices in January, both for events and membership. It is definitely worth booking now!