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Feb 2020

[SCSC-154] Assuring Safe Autonomy
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Proceedings of the Twenty-eighth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, York, UK.
Edited by Mike Parsons and Mark Nicholson
Ref: ISBN-9781713305668
Publisher: SCSC on Amazon
Available: Printed book, download full book or individual papers.
Assuring Safe Autonomy contains the papers and posters presented at the twenty-eighth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS’20), held in York, UK. This year, like SSS’19, the symposium had a special focus on Autonomy and Machine Learning. The presenters produced important material covering topics relevant to safety-critical systems practitioners; we are very grateful to them for their contributions.
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The Boeing 737 MAX Accidents
11th Feb 2020
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Dewi Daniels
    
Challenges in Education and (Human) Training for Systems with AI
11th Feb 2020
Note: This paper was presented at the Sypmosium but is not included in the proceedings.
  
Nikita Johnson and Mark Nicholson
    
The Emergence of Accidental Autonomy
11th Feb 2020
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Alastair Faulkner and Mark Nicholson
    
Quantifying Dataset Properties for Systematic Artificial Neural Network Classifier Verification
11th Feb 2020
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Darryl Hond, Alex White, Hamid Asgari
    
Satellite Navigation ~ Where Are We Going?
11th Feb 2020
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John Spriggs
    
A Service Perspective on Accidents
11th Feb 2020
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Kevin King, Mike Parsons and Mark Sujan
    
Modular Safety Cases for the Assurance of Industry 4.0
11th Feb 2020
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Omar Jaradat, Irfan Sljivo, Richard Hawkins, Ibrahim Habli
    
Safety in Space: A Changing Picture?
11th Feb 2020
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Emma Ariane Taylor
    
Making Modular Assurance Cases Work Using Structured Assurance Case Metamodel (SACM)
11th Feb 2020
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Jane Fenn, Yvonne Oakshott, Richard Hawkins and Ran Wei
    
A Practical Assurance Approach for Multi-Cores (MCs) Within Safety-Critical Software Applications
11th Feb 2020
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Mark Hadley, Mike Standish
    
Demystifying Functional Safety in Road Vehicles – ISO 26262
11th Feb 2020
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Rajiv Bongirwar
    
Utilising MBSE for Safety Assurance of COTS devices with embedded software
11th Feb 2020
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Waleed N Chaudhry
    
Independent Co-Assurance using the Safety-Security Assurance Framework (SSAF): A Bayesian Belief Network Implementation for IEC 61508 and Common Criteria
11th Feb 2020
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Nikita Johnson, Youcef Gheraibia and Tim Kelly
    
Developments in Safety & Security Integration: Remotely Piloted Unmanned Aircraft Systems Command and Control
11th Feb 2020
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Paul Hampton, Jonathan Pugh, Richard Ball
    
IEC TR 63069, Security Environments and Security-Risk Analysis
11th Feb 2020
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Peter Bernard Ladkin
    
A Comment on IEC TR 63069
11th Feb 2020
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Martyn Thomas
    
Application of Engineering Safety & Security Management across HS2: From automatic trains to concrete
11th Feb 2020
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Reuben McDonald
    
Safety Critical Integrity Assurance in Large Datasets
11th Feb 2020
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G S Sutherland, A Hessami
    
Human Factors of Using Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Challenges That Stretch Across Industries
11th Feb 2020
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Mark Sujan, Dominic Furniss, Richard Hawkins, Ibrahim Habli
    
Psychological safety - facilitating self-reporting of error, mistakes and non-compliance: A rapid review for the Energy Institute
11th Feb 2020
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Michael Wright, Sam Opiah and Suzanne Croes
    
Safety Systems and Defence in Depth in Nuclear New Build
11th Feb 2020
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Alastair Crawford
    
Issues with Rules for Autonomous Vehicle Safety
11th Feb 2020
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Michael Ellims, John Botham
    
Generating the Evidence Necessary to Support Machine Learning Safety Claims
11th Feb 2020
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James McCloskey, Rose Gambon1, Chris Allsopp, Thom Kirwan-Evans, Richard Maguire
    
An Open, Transparent, Industry-Driven Approach to AV Safety
11th Feb 2020
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Jack Weast
    
Poster: Applying reverse engineering to perform integrated safety and cybersecurity analyses of system functionality
11th Feb 2020
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Xinxin Lou, Peter B. Ladkin, Karl Waedt, Ines Ben Zid
    
Poster: A Step Towards Harmonising IEC Terminology
11th Feb 2020
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Dieter Schnäpp, Peter Bernard Ladkin, Holger Lange
    
Poster: Formal verification of relative safety for autonomous decision making
11th Feb 2020
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Hoang Tung Dinh
    
Poster: An Effective Approach to Meeting the Challenges of RTCA DO-326A
11th Feb 2020
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Elizabeth Lennon
    
Poster: Safety approaches for autonomous mobile machines in industrial environments
11th Feb 2020
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Risto Tiusanen, Timo Malm, Eetu Heikkilä, Janne Sarsama
    
Poster: Applicability of systems-theoretic methods in the safety assessment of autonomous port logistics
11th Feb 2020
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Eetu Heikkilä, Risto Tiusanen
    
Poster: Safety Aspects of Complex Human-Robot Interaction in Healthcare Robotics
11th Feb 2020
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Daniel Delgado Bellamy, Chris Harper, Sanja Dogramadzi, Praminda Caleb-Solly
    
Poster: Using Task Analysis and Environmental Survey Hazard Analysis to identify requirements of autonomous systems
11th Feb 2020
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Chris Harper, Daniel Delgado Bellamy, Chris Harper, Sanja Dogramadzi, Praminda Caleb-Solly
    
Poster: A Gamified Prototype Design for Software Safety Requirements Engineering
11th Feb 2020
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Helen Partou, Vito Veneziano, Trevor Barker & Catherine Menon
    
Poster: The MSCA ETN Safer Autonomous Systems project
11th Feb 2020
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Davy Pissort
    
Poster: A ‘Z’ specification of the concepts of Data Safety Assurance
11th Feb 2020
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Divya Atkins
    
Poster: Formalising the Language of Risk
11th Feb 2020
Note: This is the full paper. A short version was also published in the SCSC Newsletter Vol: 28 No 1.
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Dave Banham

Feb 2020

[SCSC-157] Safety Systems vol.28-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 28, Number 1

Feb 2020

[SCSC-127E] Data Safety Guidance (Version 3.2)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]

Feb 2020

[SCSC-156] Service Assurance Guidance

Feb 2020

[SCSC-153A] Safety Assurance Objectives for Autonomous Systems V2

Oct 2019

[SCSC-155] Safety Systems vol.27-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 27, Number 2

Feb 2019

[SCSC-150] Engineering Safe Autonomy
Proceedings of the Twenty-seventh Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Feb 2019

[SCSC-127D] Data Safety Guidance (Version 3.1)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-127E]

Feb 2019

[SCSC-153] Safety Assurance Objectives for Autonomous Systems
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-153A]

Jan 2019

[SCSC-152] Safety Systems vol.27-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 27, Number 1

Feb 2018

[SCSC-140] Evolution of System Safety
Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, York, UK.

Jan 2018

[SCSC-141B] Goal Structuring Notation Community Standard (Version 2)
Version 2 of the Goal Structuring Notation Standard.

Jan 2018

[SCSC-127C] Data Safety Guidance (Version 3.0)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-127E]

Jan 2018

[SCSC-143] Safety-Related Challenges for Autonomous Systems

Apr 2017

[SCSC-137] Agile Methods for Developing Safety-related Software?

Apr 2017

[SCSC-151] Safety Systems vol.26-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 26, Number 1

Feb 2017

[SCSC-136] 25 at 25
A selection of articles from twenty-five years of the SCSC newsletter Safety Systems

Feb 2017

[SCSC-135] Developments in System Safety Engineering
Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Jan 2017

[SCSC-127B] Data Safety Guidance (Version 2.0)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-127E]

May 2016

[SCSC-144] Safety Systems vol.25-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 25, Number 3

Feb 2016

[SCSC-131] Developing Safe Systems
Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Brighton, UK.

Jan 2016

[SCSC-127A] Data Safety Guidance (Version 1.3)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-127E]

Jan 2016

[SCSC-148] Safety Systems vol.25-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 25, Number 2

Sep 2015

[SCSC-145] Safety Systems vol.25-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 25, Number 1

May 2015

[SCSC-147] Safety Systems vol.24-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 24, Number 3

Feb 2015

[SCSC-129] Engineering Systems for Safety
Proceedings of the Twenty-third Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Jan 2015

[SCSC-128] Data Safety (Version 1.2)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]

Jan 2015

[SCSC-146] Safety Systems vol.24-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 24, Number 2

Sep 2014

[SCSC-139] Safety Systems vol.24-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 24, Number 1

May 2014

[SCSC-134] Safety Systems vol.23-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 23, Number 2

Feb 2014

[SCSC-127] Data Safety Guidance (Version 1.0)
by the SCSC Data Safety Initiative Working Group [DSIWG]
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-127E]

Feb 2014

[SCSC-126] Addressing Systems Safety Challenges
Proceedings of the Twenty-second Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Brighton, UK.

Jan 2014

[SCSC-132] Safety Systems vol.23-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 23, Number 2

Sep 2013

[SCSC-125] Safety Systems vol.23-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 23, Number 1

May 2013

[SCSC-124] Safety Systems vol.22-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 22, Number 3

Feb 2013

[SCSC-119] Assuring the Safety of Systems
Proceedings of the Twenty-first Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Jan 2013

[SCSC-123] Safety Systems vol.22-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 22, Number 2

Sep 2012

[SCSC-122] Safety Systems vol.22-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 22, Number 1

May 2012

[SCSC-121] Safety Systems vol.21-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 21, Number 3

Feb 2012

[SCSC-116] Achieving Systems Safety
Proceedings of the Twentieth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Jan 2012

[SCSC-120] Safety Systems vol.21-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 21, Number 2

Nov 2011

[SCSC-141] GSN Standard (Version 1)
Version 1 of the Goal Structuring Notation Community standard
This resource is superseded by: [SCSC-141B]

Sep 2011

[SCSC-118] Safety Systems vol.21-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 21, Number 1

May 2011

[SCSC-117] Safety Systems vol.20-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 20, Number 3

Feb 2011

[SCSC-109] Advances in Systems Safety
Proceedings of the Nineteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Southampton, UK.

Jan 2011

[SCSC-115] Safety Systems vol.20-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 20, Number 2

Sep 2010

[SCSC-114] Safety Systems vol.20-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 20, Number 1

May 2010

[SCSC-112] Safety Systems vol.19-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 19, Number 3

Mar 2010

[SCSC-113] Alarp explored

Feb 2010

[SCSC-107] Making Systems Safer
Proceedings of the Eighteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Jan 2010

[SCSC-111] Safety Systems vol.19-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 19, Number 2

Sep 2009

[SCSC-110] Safety Systems vol.19-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 19, Number 1

May 2009

[SCSC-108] Safety Systems vol.18-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 18, Number 3

Feb 2009

[SCSC-102] Safety-Critical Systems: Problems, Processes and Practices
Proceedings of the Seventeenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Brighton, UK.

Jan 2009

[SCSC-106] Safety Systems vol.18-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 18, Number 2

Sep 2008

[SCSC-105] Safety Systems vol.18-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 18, Number 1

May 2008

[SCSC-104] Safety Systems vol.17-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 17, Number 3

Feb 2008

[SCSC-1] Improvements in System Safety
Proceedings of the Sixteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK.

Jan 2008

[SCSC-103] Safety Systems vol.17-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 17, Number 2

Sep 2007

[SCSC-69] Safety Systems vol.17-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 17, Number 1

May 2007

[SCSC-70] Safety Systems vol.16-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 16, Number 3

Feb 2007

[SCSC-5] The Safety of Systems
Proceedings of the Fifteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK

Jan 2007

[SCSC-71] Safety Systems vol.16-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 16, Number 2

Sep 2006

[SCSC-72] Safety Systems vol.16-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 16, Number 1

May 2006

[SCSC-73] Safety Systems vol.15-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 15, Number 3

Feb 2006

[SCSC-6] Developments in Risk-based Approaches to Safety
Proceedings of the Fourteenth Safety-citical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK

Jan 2006

[SCSC-74] Safety Systems vol.15-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 15, Number 2

Sep 2005

[SCSC-75] Safety Systems vol.15-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 15, Number 1

May 2005

[SCSC-76] Safety Systems vol.14-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 14, Number 3

Feb 2005

[SCSC-7] Constituents of Modern System-safety Thinking
Proceedings of the Thirteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Southampton, UK

Jan 2005

[SCSC-77] Safety Systems vol.14-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 14, Number 2

Sep 2004

[SCSC-78] Safety Systems vol.14-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 14, Number 1

May 2004

[SCSC-79] Safety Systems vol.13-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 13, Number 3

Feb 2004

[SCSC-8] Practical Elements of Safety
Proceedings of the Twelfth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Birmingham, UK

Jan 2004

[SCSC-80] Safety Systems vol.13-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 13, Number 2

Sep 2003

[SCSC-81] Safety Systems vol.13-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 13, Number 1

May 2003

[SCSC-82] Safety Systems vol.12-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 12, Number 3

Feb 2003

[SCSC-9] Current Issues in Safety-Critical Systems
Proceedings of the Eleventh Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK

Jan 2003

[SCSC-83] Safety Systems vol.12-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 12, Number 2

Sep 2002

[SCSC-84] Safety Systems vol.12-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 12, Number 1

May 2002

[SCSC-85] Safety Systems vol.11-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 11, Number 3

Feb 2002

[SCSC-10] Components of System Safety
Proceedings of the Tenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Southampton, UK

Jan 2002

[SCSC-86] Safety Systems vol.11-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 11, Number 2

Sep 2001

[SCSC-87] Safety Systems vol.11-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 11, Number 1

May 2001

[SCSC-88] Safety Systems vol.10-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 10, Number 3

Feb 2001

[SCSC-11] Aspects of Safety Management
Proceedings of the Ninth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK

Jan 2001

[SCSC-89] Safety Systems vol.10-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 10, Number 2

Sep 2000

[SCSC-90] Safety Systems vol.10-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 10, Number 1

May 2000

[SCSC-91] Safety Systems vol.9-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 9, Number 3

Feb 2000

[SCSC-12] Lessons in System Safety
Proceedings of the Eighth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Southampton, UK

Jan 2000

[SCSC-92] Safety Systems vol.9-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 9, Number 2

Dec 1999

[SCSC-101] Software Safety - An Insider's View of the Safety-Critical Systems Club

Sep 1999

[SCSC-93] Safety Systems vol.9-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 9, Number 1

May 1999

[SCSC-94] Safety Systems vol.8-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 3

Feb 1999

[SCSC-13] Towards System Safety
Proceedings of the Seventh Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Huntingdon, UK

Jan 1999

[SCSC-95] Safety Systems vol.8-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 2

Sep 1998

[SCSC-96] Safety Systems vol.8-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 1

May 1998

[SCSC-97] Safety Systems vol.7-3
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 7, Number 3

Feb 1998

[SCSC-14] Industrial Perspectives of Safety-Critical Systems
Proceedings of the Sixth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Birmingham, UK

Jan 1998

[SCSC-98] Safety Systems vol.7-2
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 7, Number 2

Jun 1997

[SCSC-100] Life Cycle Management for Dependability

Feb 1997

[SCSC-15] Safer Systems
Proceedings of the Fifth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Brighton, UK

Feb 1996

[SCSC-16] Safety-Critical Systems: The Convergence of High Tech and Human Factors
Proceedings of the Fourth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Leeds, UK

Feb 1995

[SCSC-17] Achievement and Assurance of Safety
Proceedings of the Third Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Brighton, UK

Feb 1994

[SCSC-18] Technology and Assessment of Safety-Critical Systems
Proceedings of the Second Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Birmingham, UK

Feb 1993

[SCSC-19] Directions in Safety-critical Systems
Proceedings of the Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK

Jan 1993

[SCSC-20] Safety-Critical Systems
Current issues, techniques and standards

Sep 1991

[SCSC-99] Safety Systems vol.1-1
The Safety-Critical Systems Club Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 1

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