[SystemSafety] Fwd: More about MIT STAMP Workshop 2015 plus a new dissertation

Simon Whiteley simon at whiteley-safety.co.uk
Wed Feb 11 07:21:36 CET 2015

> Hi Guys,
> Please see below notice from Nancy:
> See you at MIT :-)
> -Simon

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Nancy Leveson 
> Date: 11 February 2015 02:52:25 GMT
> To: Nancy Leveson <leveson at mit.edu>
> Subject: Fwd: More about MIT STAMP Workshop 2015 plus a new dissertation
> There is a new dissertation, by Cody Fleming, posted on the PSAS website: http://psas.scripts.mit.edu/home/
> The title is "Safety-Driven Early Concept Analysis and Development"
> Abstract: As aerospace systems become increasingly complex and the roles of human operators and autonomous software continue to evolve, traditional safety-related analytical methods are becoming inadequate. Traditional hazard analysis tools are based on an accident causality model that does not capture many of the complex behaviors found in modern engineered systems. Additionally, these traditional approaches are most effective during late stages of system development, when detailed design information is available. However, system safety cannot cost-e↵ectively be assured by discovering problems at these late stages and adding expensive updates to the design. Rather, safety should be designed into the system from its very conception. The primary barrier to achieving this objective is the lack of effectiveness of the existing analytical tools during early concept development.
>      This thesis introduces a new technique, which is based on a more powerful model of accident causality that can capture behaviors that are prevalent in these complex, software-intensive systems. The proposed approach builds on a new accident causality model, called Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Process, developing a methodology on the model so that it can be applied during the early concept development
> stages of systems engineering.
>      The power of the new proposed approach—called Systems-Theoretic Early Concept Analysis (STECA)—is demonstrated on Trajectory Based Operations (TBO), a new air traffic management concept currently being developed by the United States Federal Aviation Administration.
> March Workshop
> The PSAS website has more information about the program for the March workshop. Information about registration (which is free but needed for planning rooms, meals, etc), travel, etc is posted on the website. We will use the registration information to send further information out about the workshop. The papers that have been selected to be presented at the workshop are:
> Aerospace Applications
> ·        MH 370: STPA Supporting Possible Improvements in Air-Ground Tracking & Communication Systems, Lucas Stephane (Florida Institute of Technology), Ruthvik Adloori (Florida Institute of Technology)
> ·        Application of STPA for Hazard Analysis on Light Aircraft Crosswind Takeoffs,  Diogo Silva Castilho, Prof. Ligia Maria Soto Urbina, Prof. Donizeti de Andrade, ITA (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Brazil
> ·        STAMP/STPA Analysis of Communication Latencies Arising From Remote Testing, Xidong Xu and David Allsop, Boeing
> ·        From CAST to STPA - Closing the Loop, Mike Hurley and Mark Monroe (BAE Systems),
> ·        Systematic Review of STPA: A Preliminary Study, Carlos H.N. Lahoz Instituto de Aeronautica and Espaco IAE, Brazil), Synara Rosa Gomes de Medeiros (Embraer)
> ·        Human/Autonomous Controller Extensions to STPA, Dan Montes  (MIT and U.S. Air Force)
> ·        Unmanned Aircraft Integration into the National Airspace: A Cognitive Systems Engineering Framework for Safety Model Development, Kip Johnson (MIT and U.S. Air Force)
> ·        STECA (System Theoretic Early Concept Analysis) Applied to NextGen, Cody Fleming (MIT)
> Medical Applications
> ·        STPA in Radiation Oncology, J. Daartz (Massachusetts General Hospital), J. Kang (Volpe National Transportation Systems Center)
> ·        STPA Analysis of Changes in the Process for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiography, Aubrey Samost (MIT) and Todd Pawlicki (U.C. San Diego Medical Center)
> ·        Safety Systems Analysis of Brachytherapy Using STPA: A Case Study in Radiation Oncology, Andrew Tang (MIT), Aubrey Samost, Robert Cormack (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston),  Antonio Damato (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston)
> ·        Application of CAST to Hospital Adverse Events, Meaghan O’Neil 
> ·        A Systems Approach to Analyzing and Preventing Hospital Adverse Events, Aubrey Samost (MIT), Nancy Leveson (MIT), Sidney Dekker (Griffith University, Australia), Jai Raman (Rush Medical Center)
> ·        Using STPA to support Risk Management for Interoperable Medical Systems, Sam Proctor (Kansas State University), John Hatcliff (Kansas State University), Anura Fernando (Underwriters Laboratory), Sandy Weininger (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
> Automotive Applications
> ·        Iterative Application of STPA for an Automotive System, Padma Sundaram (GM), Mark A. Vernacchia (GM), Dave Hartfelder (GM), Joseph D’Ambrosio (GM), John Thomas (MIT)
> ·        Application of STPA to Hierarchical Design Approach, Tetsunobu Morita, Nissan Motor Company
> ·        A Cognitive Systems Framework for Identifying Coordination Risks Between Humans and Automation in Automotive Systems, Dajiang Suo (MIT)
> ·        Managing Design Changes using Safety-Guided Design for a Safety-Critical Automotive System, John Sgueglia (MIT)
> ·        A Tool-Based STPA-Process, Dajiang Suo and John Thomas (MIT)
> Security
> ·        Panel on the Linkages and Connections Between the NIST Cyber Security Framework and STAMP/STPA,   Scott W. Tousley (Cyber Security Division of the Dept. of Homeland Security) and Col. William Young (MIT and U.S. Air Force War College)
> ·        Beyond a Series of Security Nets: Applying STAMP & STPA to Port Security, Adam Williams (MIT and Sandia Lab)
> ·        Cyber Security in Aircraft Networks, Jonas Helfer (MIT)
> Other Applications and General Topics
> ·        STAMP and Workplace Safety:  There’s more to it than you think! Larry Hettinger (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety), Marvin Dainoff (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety) and John Flach (Wright State University)
> ·        Comparison of Risk Analysis Methodologies: Risk Analysis for Better Design and Decision Making, Svana Bjornsdottir (Stiki/Reykjavík University)
> ·        Comparing Sensors’ Characteristics on a Robotic System: The EWaSAP Results Against Designers’ Non-Theoretical Approaches, Maria Mikela Chatzimichailidou (Civil Engineering Dept. Democritus University of Thrace), Ioannis M. Dokas (Civil Engineering Dept. Democritus University of Thrace)
> ·        Measuring the Situation Awareness Provision Capability in Complex Socio-Technical Systems with STAMP, Maria Mikela Chatzimichailidou (Civil Engineering Dept. Democritus University of Thrace) , Stefanos Katsavounis (Dept of Production and Management Engineering). Democritus University of Thrace) , Ioannis M. Dokas Civil Engineering Dept. Democritus University of Thrace)
> ·        Understanding STAMP/STPA Through a Daily Life Example, Rodrigo Martins Pagliares (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, ITA, São José dos Campos, Brazil, Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil), Francisco Lemos (Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, IPEN, Sao Paolo, Brazil), and Celso Massaki Hirata (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil)
> ·        High Frequency Trading, Accident Investigation, and the 6 May 2010 Stock Market Flash Crash, Gary Vecellio, MITRE (Poster)
> ·        System Theoretic Value Analysis of the United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue Communication System, Steven F. Osgood (U.S. Coast Guard)
> ·        U.S. Coast Guard Financial Management: A Systems Approach to Business Process Reengineering, Scott Peterein (U.S. Coast Guard)
> ·        XSTAMPP: An eXtensible STAMP Platform As Tool Support for Safety Engineering, Asim Abdulkhaleq and Stefan Wagner (Univ. of Stuttgart)
> ·        Safety Driven Design with UML and STPA, Rejzek Martin, Hilbes Christian, Krauss Sven (Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
> ·        The Use of STAMP for Analyzing a Software Quality Organization, Gregory Pope (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
> ·        System Safety in Grid Energy Storage: Challenges and Solutions Through Application of STAMP, David Rosewater (Sandia Lab).
> -- 
> Prof. Nancy Leveson
> Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
> MIT, Room 33-334
> 77 Massachusetts Ave.
> Cambridge, MA 02142
> Telephone: 617-258-0505
> Email: leveson at mit.edu
> URL: http://sunnyday.mit.edu
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.techfak.uni-bielefeld.de/mailman/private/systemsafety/attachments/20150211/a22a1e3b/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the systemsafety mailing list