2021 STAMP Workshop Call for Presentations

2021 MIT STAMP Workshop
When: June 21-30, 2021 (held virtually)
Cost: Free!
Quick links:
- What is the MIT STAMP Workshop?
- 2021 STAMP Workshop General Info
- 2021 STAMP Workshop Registration
- 2021 STAMP Workshop Call for Presentations

Make a Presentation
This year we are considering a new track of 5-10 minute “lightning” talks that highlight your key experiences and findings. Submit a draft presentation or detailed description of your lightning talk by April 30. If you submit draft slides, please include any relevant explanations or discussion points in the notes accompanying the presentation.

Submission Page for Presenters

All presentations should be related to STAMP but otherwise the topics are open. If the submission link above is being blocked by a firewall or is not working, try emailing it directly

Presentation topics with special emphasis this year:
- Introducing STAMP, STPA, and CAST into large organizations
- Information about cost, return on investment, resources required, learnability, and other practical details
- What impact you’ve had with these approaches (technical, operational, financial, social, or cultural impacts)
- Developing contractual language or supplier requirements for STPA
- Enabling effective oversight and quality control of STPA efforts
- Prioritizing the results from STPA and CAST

Other 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
- Using STPA to make decisions
- Accident/loss 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
- Safety Management System development and evaluation
- 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)

Please be sure that your submission includes enough information for reviewers to evaluate the work that was done for appropriateness at the workshop and the correctness of any analysis that might be presented. Please include:
- The topic or problem you studied
- How you went about solving the problem
- Examples of any work that was done
- Results and conclusions

As in previous years, this workshop prioritizes industry applications and practical user experiences over theoretical methodology and academic proposals, which are better suited for other venues.

Please avoid the common mistakes described in:
  - Common Mistakes Using STAMP And Its Tools
  - Common Mistakes in STPA and CAST

If your presentation involves STPA, please be sure you have read the STPA Handbook and the guidelines therein.

If your presentation involves CAST, please be sure you have read the CAST Handbook and the guidelines therein.

Planning Schedule
February 1, 2021: Full presentation (~15-20min) abstracts due. Abstracts will be accepted after this date, but will have a lower priority than those sent by the due date.
April 30, 2021: Lightning talk submissions due
April 30, 2021: Full presentation abstracts are expected to be reviewed and decisions sent out
April 30, 2021: Draft workshop agenda with list of topics (sans lightning talks)
May 14, 2021: Full workshop schedule available

Workshop attendance
In the past, presenters have come from industry, government, and academia. Application areas have included aviation, air traffic control, medical devices, healthcare, oil and gas, automotive, railways, chemicals, space, human factors, robots, security, defense, workplace safety, and others. See Previous MIT STAMP Workshop Attendees.

Registration: Don’t forget to register for the workshop!

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