2012 STAMP Workshop

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First STAMP/STPA Workshop


April 17-19, 2012

Traditional system safety approaches are being challenged by the introduction of new technology and the increasing complexity of the systems we are attempting to build. STAMP/STPA is a new systems thinking approach to engineering safer systems described in Nancy Leveson’s new book “Engineering a Safer World” (MIT Press, January 2012). While relatively new, it is already being used in space, aviation, medical, defense, nuclear, automotive, food, and other applications.

This informal workshop will bring together those interested in improving their approaches to system safety and those who are already trying this new approach in order to share their experiences. A preliminary list of presentations is available. This list may change. If you did not respond to the initial announcement about being interested in making a presentation, there may still be an opportunity as attendance plans change. Opportunities for informal group discussion will be included in the workshop program.

The workshop and tutorial will be free but we ask you to register so we can determine the size of the rooms and other facilities we will need. Otherwise we may not be able to accommodate everyone who shows up. We will also use the registration information for future communication about the details of the workshop.

UPDATE March 17: The response for the workshop has been greater than I expected and we have outgrown the campus rooms I was going to use on Wednesday and Thursday. The tutorials will be at MIT on Tuesday but the workshop presentations will be at the Le Meridien Hotel on Sidney Street about 3 blocks from MIT. The room only holds 200 and we have reached that number so we are closing registration for the workshop portion (April 18 and April 19). Registration for the tutorials on Wednesday is still open ( a bigger room is available on campus that day). If you are coming from outside MIT and want to attend the workshop portion (day 2 and day 3), send mail to leveson@mit.edu and I will try to squeeze you in.

For further information, contact:

Prof. Nancy Leveson (workshop chair): leveson@mit.edu

This workshop is sponsored by the MIT Engineering Systems Division, the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, and the MIT Industrial Liaison Program.

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