2016 STAMP Workshop

Fifth MIT STAMP/STPA Workshop

Call for Participation

March 21-24, 2016

MIT, Cambridge, MA


     STAMP is a new accident causality model based on systems theory and systems thinking described in Nancy Leveson’s book “Engineering a Safer World.”  STAMP integrates into engineering analysis the causal factors in our increasingly complex systems such as software, human-decision making and human factors, new technology, social and organizational design, and safety culture.

     STPA is a powerful new hazard analysis technique based on STAMP while CAST is the equivalent for accident/incident analysis. These tools are now used globally in almost every industry.  Newer tools, such of those for doing early concept analysis (STECA) security analysis (STPA-Sec) and leading indicators have been developed. This free workshop will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn how to use these new tools, to meet with users and to hear about applications, evaluations, and the latest developments in this powerful new approach to system safety engineering and to cyber security. A full day of free tutorials will be held on March 27. In the past, presenters have come from industry, government, and academia. Application areas have included aviation, air traffic control, medical devices, oil and gas, automotive, railways, chemicals, space, human factors, domestic robots, security, defense, workplace safety, etc.

     If you would like to make a presentation, please send an abstract or description of what you would like to present to leveson@mit.edu. It should be related to STAMP but otherwise the topics are open.

Due date Dec. 10: Send to leveson@mit.edu

-       Interest in making a presentation (2-3 page description of the content of your proposed presentation)

-       Other types of sessions you would like to lead or participate in (including a poster session)

-       Proposals or suggestions for tutorial or other sessions

-       Additional suggestions for the meeting or other ways you might like to participate

Abstracts and suggestions will be accepted after Dec. 10, but will have a lower priority than those sent by the due date.

Possible Topics for Presentations (not limited to these):

-       Experiences using STPA, STPA-Sec, and CAST

-       Safety-guided and Security-guided design using STPA and STPA-Sec

-       Accident analyses

-       Certification and regulatory issues

-       Evaluations and comparisons with traditional techniques

-       Risk management and identifying leading indicators

-       Applications to security and other areas such as workplace safety

-       Tools, processes, and other support for analysis and design using STPA and CAST

-       Management and adoption experiences or challenges

-       Applications to other emergent properties (beyond safety and security)

Program: Notification about acceptance and a detailed program will be available by the end of January. We will provide a registration website although the meeting will again this year not have a registration fee.

If you are looking for assistance applying STPA, CAST, or STPA-sec, see STAMP Safety and Security Consulting.

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