2018 STAMP Workshop Presentations

Monday, March 26: Tutorials

7:00 – 2:00 Registration in the lobby of Building 32 (Stata Center)

8:00-10:00 STAMP Intro and Overview of STPA and CAST
Nancy Leveson
Room 32-082
STPA and CAST Facilitation
(John Thomas)
Time, Room TBD
STPA and CAST Advanced Exercises   
Time, Room TBD
10:30-12:30 STPA Intro
John Thomas
Room 32-082
Creating and Using Leading Indicators
(Nancy Leveson)
Time, Room TBD

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00-4:00 STPA Practice Sessions CAST Intro, examples, practice
Nancy Leveson
Shem Malmquist  Room 26-152
STPA in Cybersecurity
Col. Bill Young

 Tuesday, March 27: Presentations (Room 34-101)

Time Presentation
7:30 Registration outside Room 34-101
8:15 Welcome (Nancy Leveson and John Thomas)
8:45 Anthony Vacher, Anne-Emmanuelle Priot, and Leonore Bourgeon. Introducing CAST into the Safety Investigation of Accidents and Incidents Involving French State Aircraft. French Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute (France)
9:15 Captain Martin Span, Major Logan Mailloux, and Colonel William Young. STPA-Sec Case Study of a Next Generation Refueling Aircraft, Air Force Institute of Technology and Eglin Air Force Base
9:45 BREAK
10:15 Darren Straker. Comparative Analysis of an Aviation Accident Reassessed using CAST and STAMP/STPA. Straker System Safety (United Arab Emirates and New Zealand)
10:45 Major Sarah Summers. STPA Applied to Air Force Acquisition Technical Requirements Development, Edwards Air Force Base.
11:15 John Thomas and Jeremiah Robertson.  Minimizing Human Error in Automotive Systems, MIT

LUNCH: 11:45-1:30:  Birds of a Feather Sessions

Time Presentation
1:30 Greg Pope. Combining STPA with Compiler Technology to Identify Vulnerabilities and Hazards in Software-Controlled Systems, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
2:00 Shefali Sharma, Adan Flores, Carlos Moreno, Chris Hobbs, Jeff Stafford, Kamal Lamichhane, Sebastian Fischmeister, and Waleed Khan. Lessons Learned from STAMP Safety and Security Analysis for L4 Autonomous Driving, Univ. of Waterloo, QNX Software Systems (Canada) and Renesas Electronics America (USA)
2:30 Megan France, Emilie Roth, and Jordan Multer. Enhanced Guidance for CAST Contextual Factors: Application to Stop Signal Overruns at U.S. Freight Railroads. U.S. DOT Volpe Center and Roth Cognitive Engineering
3:00 BREAK
3:20 Shem Malmquist and Nancy Leveson. STPA Analysis of Aircraft Loss of Control Accidents. Malmquist Safety Engineering and MIT.
3:40 -5:45 Progress in Introducing STPA into Auto and Aircraft Standards (5 minutes each)Steven Beland, Boeing (Transport Aircraft Standards)Mark Vernacchia, General Motors (Automotive Industry Standards)Felipe Oliveira, Embraer (Small Aircraft Standards)Integrating STPA and CAST into Large Companies Mark Nance, Introduction and Use at Boeing,  The Boeing CompanyMark Vernacchia, Use of STPA Within the GM System Safety Process, General MotorsMarcos Viana Tavares, Challenges and Plans for Introducing STPA, EmbraerFaisal Jamal, Introducing STAMP, STPA, and CAST into our Fertilizer Manufacturing Business,Fatima Group (Lahore, Pakistan)Panel/Open Discussion

6:00-9:00 Buffet Dinner, Poster Session


  • Natalia Silvis-Cividjian, Embedding STAMP in Teaching Software Testing, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
  • Jiao-Jia Horng and Kai-Ren Wang. A Global System Analysis of the Bhopal Disaster, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Vatsal Pant. STAMP-Based Methodology for Real-Time Analysis of Pilot-Machine Interaction in a Non-Intrusive Manner, ISAE-Supaero (France)
  • Yorgos Stephanedes(1), Charalampos Sipetas(2), Dimitra Chondrogianni(1), Stelios Karatzas(1). Risk Management in Smart Port Cities Using STPA: Patras Port City as a Case Study in Mediterranean Framework. (1)University of Patras (Greece) and (2)University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA)
  • Larry Hettinger, Megan France, Jordan Multer, Marvin Dainoff, Susan Jeffries. Sociotechnical/STAMP Analysis of Commuter Rail System.
  • Lauren Murphy, Marvin Dainoff, Larry Hettinger, Megan France, Yueng-Hsiang Huang, Michelle Robertson, Susan Jeffries. Safety Control Structure for Commercial Trucking
  • Ioana Koglbauer and Marianne Kraut, STPA Analysis of the Process Involved in Enforcing Road Safety in Austria, Graz University of Technology, Austria and Reco-Tech GmbH, Austria

Wednesday, March 28 (Room 34-101)

Time Presentation
8:30 Paolo Masci, Yi Zhang, Paul Jones, and Jose Campos. Extending STPA to Improve the Analysis of User Interface Software in Medical Devices, INESC TEC and Universidade do Minho (Portugal) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
9:00 Basma Bargal, James Benneyan, Joseph Eisner, Alev Atalay, and Sara Singer. Use of STPA to Design Safer Opioid Prescribing Processes, Northeastern University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health
9:30 Sophia Trantza, Brian Edwards, Ioannis Dokas, and Webley Sherael. CAST Analysis of Pregnancy Events in the U.K. due to Isotretinoin Administration, University of Hertfordshire (London, U.K.) and Democritus University of Thrace (Xanthi, Greece)
10:00 BREAK
10:30 Natalia Silvis-Cividjian, Wilko Verbakel, and Marjan Admiraal. Application of STPA in Radiation Therapy: A Preliminary Study. Vrije Universiteit and Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, The Netherlands
11:00 Todd Pawlicki. Experiences with STPA in Radiation Therapy. University of California San Diego and UCSD Medical Center.
11:30 Akshay Kothakonda. CAST Analysis of the International Space Station EVA 23 Suit Water Intrusion Mishap. MIT

12:00-1:30 Lunch

Time Presentation
1:30 Shawn Cook, Hsing-Hua Fan, Krzysztof Pennar, and Padma Sundaram. Building Behavior Competency into STPA Process Models for Automated Driving Systems, General Motors
2:00 Siddartha Khastgir. Systems Approach to Create “Interesting” Test Scenarios for Autonomous Vehicle: Introducing an Extension to STPA. University of Warwick, U.K.
2:30 John Thomas and Shem Malmquist. Applying CAST to the Asiana 214 Accident, MIT and Malmquist Safety Engineering
3:00 BREAK
3:30 Peter To and Roman Dusil. STPA Application in Hydropower: Piloting Experience, BC Hydro (Canada)
4:00 Martin Rejzek and Svana Bjornsdottir, The Challenges of Supporting STPA with a Software Tool. Zurich University of Applied Sciences and Stiki Information Security.
4:30 Hew Merritt, Jiao-Jia Horng, and Wei-Tong Chen. A Systems Analysis of the 1998 Sydney Water Crisis, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Taiwan) 

Thursday, March 29 (Room 34-101)

Time Presentation
8:30 Nektarios Karanikas, Selma Piric, Robert Jan de Boer, Alfred Roelen, Steffan Kaspers, and Robbert van Aalst. The AVAC-SMS Metric for the Self-Assessment of Aviation Safety Management Systems, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Netherlands Aerospace Center (Netherlands)
9:00 Yang Wang and Stefan Wagner. Combining STPA and BDD for Safety Analysis and Verification. University of Stuttgart (Germany)
9:30 Ioaldo Lima, Claudio Alves, and Carlos Lahoz. STPA for Airports: Safety Hazard Analysis for Airport Operations in Hub Airports. Aeronautics Institute of Technology (Brazil)
10:00 BREAK
10:30 Marko Ivetic and Aleksandar Sotik. Technical Specifications and Leading Safety Indicators in Water Supply Systems. University of Belgrade and Engineering School Tehnikum (Serbia)
11:00 Kim Hyungju. Opportunities and Challenges of Applying STPA to Subsea Operations. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
11:30 Francisco Luiz de Limos and Malvina Mitake. Using STPA on the Assessment of Nuclear Security Culture. Institute for Nuclear and Energy Research (Brazil)

11:30-1:00 Lunch

Time Presentation
1:00-3:00 Open discussion and planning

Consortium Members Meeting on Automotive Safety

12:00 to 5:00

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