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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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GSN Standard Version 3 (May 21)

Version 3 of the GSN standard is now available. See scsc.uk/SCSC-141C.

This version's major changes include refinements to the Argument Pattern and Modular extensions and adds Confidence Argument and Dialectic extensions.

Further GSN resources are available from scsc.uk/gsn

SCSC Seminar on Software Maintenance (Apr 21)

Software Maintenance: Legacy and Archaeology, Thursday 6 May, 2021 - Zoom, https://scsc.uk/e817
This seminar considered the issue of software maintenance for safety systems. Often we have an incomplete view of the design and code and yet changes have to be made. What are the best strategies to use? How do we understand what the existing code does? How can we make safe changes? How do we re-verify? The speakers at this event explained their methods for tackling change to legacy code.

SCSC Seminar on Safety Culture Developments (Mar 21)

The SCSC help an online seminar on 13th April ( https://scsc.uk/e793 ) on safety culture. The speakers discussed real-life case studies and the results from the recent questionnaire were presented.

SCSC eJournal (Mar 21)

The SCSC is creating a new publication, "The Safety Critical Systems eJournal" for high-quality technical articles on any area of systems safety. This will be published twice a year via the SCSC web site, with a compilation hardcopy available on Amazon annually.
The focus of the journal will be on safety practice, industrial applications and standards/guidance. The editor is John Spriggs, a long-time supporter of the club and respected author and presenter.
Please consider submitting an article on your work. Submission details to be announced soon. There will also be length guidelines and style guides issued shortly.