The 1-day tutorial "An introduction to model-based safety assessment and engineering" will be held at the London Hilton Euston hotel on the 28th September 2017. Please see the event page for more information and bookings.
Seminar: Risk, Proportionality and ALARP
Slides are now available from the seminar Risk, Proportionality and ALARP: How do we do enough for safety? held on 15th June 2017 in London.
SSS'18The call for poster abstracts for SSS'18 is now closed. Please see the event page.
SCSC Seminar: New Thinking in Human Factors for Safety
Presentation slides from this event which looked at some of emerging topics in HF are now available. Full details on the event page.
Data Safety GuidanceThe PDF of the new Data Safety Guidance document (V2.0) is available for free download.
SSS'17The proceedings of the 25th Anniversary SSS are now available on the Publication page. Selected slides are also available on the event page, under Past Events.
New Challenges Seminar
Slides are now available from the event "New Challenges in Systems Safety" held on 6th December 2016 in London. See the event page.
A booking form and updated programme for the 25th Anniversary SSS is now available on the event page.
Online bookings can now be made for upcoming SCSC events. Please see:
A provisional programme for the 25th Anniversary SSS is now available on the event page.
SCSC 25th Anniversary and Forthcoming Changes
May 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the SCSC ... [read more]
25 Years of System Safety the SCSC newsletter ... [read more]
The operation of the SCSC is going to undergo a major change ... [read more]
Impact on data protection ... [read more]
Safety Arguments Seminar
Slides from the seminar "Safety Arguments: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly" are now available. See the event page.
Field Data Seminar
Slides from the seminar "Use of Service History and Field Data in Support of Safety Justifications" are now available. See the event page.
New Members Appointed to Steering Group
New members have been appointed to the SCSC Steering Group. These are:
Tim Kelly is Professor of High Integrity Systems within the Department of Computer Science at the University of York. He is perhaps best known for his work on system and software safety case development, particularly his work on refining and extending the Goal Structuring Notation (GSN). His research interests include safety case management, software safety analysis and justification, software architecture safety, certification of adaptive and learning systems, and the dependability of “Systems of Systems”. He has supervised many research projects in these areas with funding and support from the European Union, Airbus, BAE SYSTEMS, Data Systems and Solutions, DTI, EPSRC, ERA Technology, Ministry of Defence, QinetiQ and Rolls-Royce.
Katrina Attwood (Newsletter Editor)
After a stint as a lecturer in Old Norse, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Literature at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Katrina took an MSc in Computer Science at the University of York. She has worked in the High-Integrity Systems Engineering Group at York since 2002, initially as a researcher and more recently as a lecturer in System Safety Engineering. Katrina's primary research interests include requirements engineering processes and techniques for embedded real-time systems, assurance argumentation, and the application of techniques from linguistics (including NLP) to software engineering. She has worked extensively with industry, particularly in the aerospace domain, on the development and application of pragmatic, semi-automated techniques to achieve consistency in the expression of requirements and assurance arguments. In addition to her work on the SCSC Newsletter, Katrina is the editor of the GSN Community Standard.
Roger Rivett is the Functional Safety Technical Specialist at Jaguar Land Rover, responsible for embedding functional safety processes and practices within the company. He has worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years on real-time software for embedded-systems fulfilling a number of different roles from software developer to Software Quality Manager.
He has been an active member of MISRA since its inception and has co-authored a number of its publications. He is currently the chairman of MISRA. He is a member of the ISO working group that has produced the automotive functional safety standard ISO 26262. He is a Charted Engineer and a member of the IET. He has an MSc in Software Engineering from Oxford University and is currently studying for an Engineering Doctorate at York University
Phil Williams is an independent system safety consultant having started his own consultancy in 2013 after 27 years with General Dynamics UK, where he held the role of Chief Safety Authority. He has supported a number of cross-industry system safety initiatives and has represented UK defence industry on the MOD’s Safety Standards Review Committee and been a core member of the Def Stan 00-56 Issue 5/6 and Def Stan 00-55 Issue 3 authoring teams.
He is a Charted Engineer and a Fellow of the IET. He has an MSc in Safety Critical Systems Engineering from University of York.
Phil may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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