PROGRAM FOR THE 5th EUROPEAN STAMP/STPA WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE – ESW 2017

Reykjavík downtown summer

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Stiki is happy to present a very interesting program for the ESW 2017 in Reykjavík, Iceland on 13-15 September. Please take a look:

https://en.ru.is/stamp/program/

Registration is still possible, but space and time are limited. Register now to be certain you have a spot:

https://en.ru.is/stamp/registration-and-information/

Detailed information regarding ESW 2017 can be found on the web-site:

http://esw2017.com

About STAMP and STPA:

STAMP (Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes) is an accident causality model based on systems theory and systems thinking that was originally developed by Prof. Dr. Nancy Leveson at MIT. STAMP integrates into engineering analysis causal factors such as software, human decision-making, human safety culture, social and organizational design, and new technology, because of the multiplying threats in our increasingly complex systems.

STPA (Systems-Theoretic Process Analysis) is a powerful hazard analysis technique based on STAMP, while CAST (Causal Analysis based on STAMP) is the equivalent for accident and incident analysis. The use of these tools is becoming more common across diverse industry sectors. Application areas include: aviation, air traffic control, space, defense, the automotive industry, railways, chemicals, oil and gas, medical devices, health-care, and workplace safety. A growing interest extends into new areas such as the pharmaceutical industry and the finance and insurance sectors. Ongoing developments are aimed at extending the application of STPA to include information and cyber security.

Traditional system safety approaches are being challenged and exposed by the introduction of new technologies and the complexity of the technological systems we are building. STAMP is a new systems thinking approach to engineering safer systems as described in Nancy Leveson's book “Engineering a Safer World” (MIT Press, January 2012). While relatively new, STAMP and STPA are already being utilized to meet the needs of the aviation, space, medical, defense, nuclear, and automotive industries.

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