Fourth STAMP Workshop March 23-26, 2015

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 is a new systems thinking approach to engineering safer systems described in Nancy Leveson’s book “Engineering a Safer World” (MIT Press, January 2012). While relatively new, it is already being used in space, aviation, medical, defense, nuclear, automotive, and other applications.

The format for the fourth workshop will have a day added prior to the workshop (Monday March 23) for tutorials/small group meetings so that we can accommodate more presentations and more tutorials. The meeting will also include birds of a feather sharing among those in the same industry, presentations of experiences/lessons learned/challenges in using STPA/CAST, research papers, and perhaps some panels and small working groups. The 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. Opportunities for informal group discussion will be included in the program. We are also holding an evening social event with a poster session.

Follow this link to the workshop agenda and information about the location of the sessions
Workshop Agenda

Follow the link below to register for the workshop.
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A large number of attendees have already registered. See the organizations and industries that registered so far

Accommodations near MIT for STAMP workshop
We have booked room blocks at some hotels in the area. Please book ASAP to ensure the group rate but we found much better rates on the internet so you might try there first. Group Hotel Rates

What is STAMP?
STAMP is a new accident causality model based on systems theory and systems thinking described in Nancy Leveson’s new book “Engineering a Safer World.” STAMP accounts for the new causal factors associated with software, human-decision making, new technology, social and organizational design, and increasing complexity. STPA is a powerful new hazard analysis technique based on STAMP while CAST is the equivalent for accident/incident analysis. For more information, see here and here.



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