2016 STAMP Agenda and Tutorials


 Monday: Tutorials and Special Medical Device Safety Session (MIT Stata Center, building 32) 


STAMP Intro and General Overview

Nancy Leveson (32-123)

STPA and CAST Practicums     (32-124 and   32-144)


David Horney and Andrea Scarinci



STPA Intro

John Thomas         (32-082)

STECA Examples      (32-141)

      11:50-1:00 Lunch break


STPA Practicum

John Thomas (32-082)

CAST Intro, examples

Nancy Leveson and Elsabe Willeboordse (Dutch Safety Agency)     (32-141)

Security Intro

Bill Young  (32-155)


STPA Practicum (32-082)

CAST Practicum

 Willeboordse (32-141)

Security Practicum (32-144)

STAMP in Workplace Safety

Lori Smith, Emily Howard (Boeing) Larry Hettinger (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety)


4:30-6:00 Medical Device Safety Co-Session (with IEEE International Symposium on Medical ICT 2016) (room 32-123)

  1. Systems Thinking and Medical Device Safety, Nancy Leveson
  2. Application of Systems and Control Theory-Based Hazard Analysis to Radiotherapy, Todd Pawlicki (Dept. of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, University of California, San Diego)
  3. STPA Analysis of Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia, John Thomas (MIT)

Beginners: We recommend that you attend the STAMP Intro and STPA Intro sessions. STECA requires some basic information about and experience with STAMP and STPA to understand.

Experienced: In the morning you can either do the STECA tutorial or the practicum. For the practicums, you may want to bring one of your own problems to work on with assistance. Alternatively, we will provide some problems to analyze if you do not want to work on one of your own.

Joint Session: After the tutorials we are being joined by some attendees of a medical device conference being held in Boston, ICT 2016. The session will be on applying STPA to the medical arena.


Presentation sessions
March 22 to 24
All presentations are in Stata 32-123

Tuesday Morning Session 1 (8:30-10:30)

Welcome (Nancy Leveson)

1. Human Interaction and Potential Error Evaluation Associated with Shift By Wire Devices, Mark A. Vernacchia and Bill Arnold (GM)

2. Engineering for Humans: STPA Analysis of an Automated Parking System, John Thomas and Megan France (MIT)

3. Hazard Analysis for Rotorcraft (UH-60MU), Blake Abrecht, Dave Arterburn, David Horney, Jon Schneider, Brandon Abel, Nancy Leveson (MIT, U.S. Air Force, University of Alabama Huntsville)

Tuesday Morning Session 2 (10:50-12:20)

4. An Approach to Determine Safety Indicators in Radiation Therapy, Taylor Harry and Todd Pawlicki, Univ. of California (Dept. of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, University of California, San Diego)

5. ‘Spaghetti’: Tasty but Messy; Using STAMP to Model a Cancer Diagnosis Progress, Maria Mikela Chatzimichailidou, James Ward, Chloe Chan, John Clarkson (University of Cambridge, UK and Lister Hospital, UK)

6. A Systems Approach to the Development of an Aircraft Smoke Control System, Danilo da Costa Ribeiro, Amanda Iriarte Quilici, Emilia Villani (Embraer and Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Brazil)

Tuesday Afternoon Session 3 (1:45-3:15)

7. CAST applied to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Daisuke Uesako (MIT and Ministry of the Environment, Japan)

8. STPA of an Offshore Supply Vessel Dynamic Positioning System, Blake Abrecht (MIT and U.S. Air Force)

9. STPA used on Dynamic Positioning, Odd Ivar Haugen (Marine Cybernetics, Norway)

Tuesday Afternoon Session 4 (3:45-5:15)

10. Safety Thinking in Cloud Software: Challenges and Opportunities, Kevin Riggle (Akamai)

11. STPA for Additive Manufacturing, Greg Pope (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

12. Exploring the Systematic Causes of Beijing Subway PSD Accident, Shijie Zhang, Tao Tang, Hongwei Yan, Fei Yan, Ru Niu (Beijing Jiaotong University, China)

Wednesday Morning Session 1 (9:00-10:30)

13. Scenario Based STPA Analysis in Automated Urban Guided Transport System, Fei Yan, Tao Tang, (Beijing Jiaotong University, China)

14. Using STPA for Evaluating Aviation Safety Management Systems, Nektarios Kananikas and Mohamed Abrini (Aviation Academy, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands)

15. Application of STPA on Small Drone Operation: The Approach and First Results, Anastasios Plioutsias, Nektarios Karanikas, Maria Mikela Chatzimichilidou (National Technical University of Athens, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands, and University of Cambridge, UK).

Wednesday Morning Session 2 (10:50-12:20)

16. Improving STPA Step 2, John Thomas (MIT)

17. Applying STECA to Create Safety Constraints for UAV Integration in NAS, Yusuke Urano (MIT and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan)

18. The Usability of STAMP in Drug Development, Veronika Valdova , Ronald L Sheckler, Asim Abdulkhaleq, Stefan Wagner (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Wednesday Afternoon Session 3 (1:45-3:15)

19. Systems-Theoretic Process Analysis of Automobile Features for Lane Management, Diogo Castilho, Megan France, and Dajiang Suo (MIT)

20. Can STPA contribute to identify hazards of different nature and improve safety of automated vehicles? Stephanie Alvarez, Franck Guarnieri and Yves Page (Mines Paris Tech, PSL Research University, and Renault SAS, France)

21. New Applications of STAMP: Workplace safety and Engineering Management, Nancy Leveson, Lori Smith, Emily Howard, and Larry Hettinger (MIT, Boeing, and Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety)

Wednesday Afternoon Session 4 (3:45-5:15)

22. Applying STPA to Automotive Cyber-Security, John Thomas, Hideki Nomoto, Michihiro Matsumoto, Shigeyuki Kawana, Morihiro Kawamura, Shuichi Sato, Katsushi Sanda, and Nancy Leveson (MIT, JAMSS, Toyota Motor Corp, and Toyota Central R&D Labs)

23. From STPA-Sec to STPA-Priv: Leveraging STPA for Privacy Engineering, Stuart Shapiro (MITRE Corp.)

24. Understanding STPA-Sec through a Simple Roller Coaster Example, Colonel Bill Young (U.S. Air Force War College)

Thursday Morning Session 1 (9-10:30)

25. Evaluation of a Safety Engineering Approach for Software-Intensive Systems in the Automotive Domain: An Industrial Case Study, Asim Abdulkhaleq, Sebastian Vöst, Stefan Wagner, John Thomas (University of Stuttgart, Germany and BMW)

26. A STAMP-based Hazard Log for Use during Development and Operations, Andrea Scarinci and Alessandro Giusti (MIT and Alitalia Etihad Airlines)

27. A Different Look at the Entire Accident / Disaster Cycle affecting Safety of Complex Sociotechnical Systems by Using System-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes (STAMP) Model, Daniel Hartmann (Ben Gurion University, Israel)

Thursday Morning Session 2 (10:50-12:20)

28.  How to Enhance Bowtie Analysis using STAMP, Simon Whiteley (Whiteley Safety Engineering, U.K.)

29. Using STAMP to Address Causes and Preventive Measures of Mid-Air Collisions in Visual Flight, Ioana Koglbauer (Technical University of Graz, Austria)

30. Systematic Review on STPA: Final Results, Carlos H.N. Lahoz and Synara Rosa Gomes de Medeiros (Instituto de Aeronautica e Espaco IAE and Embraer, Brazil)

Thursday Afternoon Session 3 (1:30-2:30)

Open Discussion


Wednesday (March 23) Dinner and Poster Session:

33. Tool assisted Hazard Analysis and Requirement Generation based on STPA, John Thomas and Dajiang Suo (MIT)

34. Using STPA to Analyze Human Interactions with Engineered Systems, Prof. Jao-Jia Horng (National Yulin Univ. of Science and Technology, Taiwan)

35. Verification of a Study Comparing the STECA Theory and the Actual Condition of Products in Automotive Products, Yasuhiko Kawabe (Japan MOT Society)

36. Improvements to XSTAMPP Tool, Asim Abdulkhaleq and Stefan Wagner (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

37. The Use of STAMP in the MH-17 Accident Investigation, Elsabe Willeboordse (Dutch Safety Board, The Netherlands)

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