2015 Agenda and Tutorials

The conference will occur on the MIT Campus, from March 23-26. The first day, Monday March 23 will be tutorials. Information about rooms was sent to those registered. If you did not register, here is where to start: On Monday, STAMP and STPA Intros are in Room E25-111. STPA and CAST Practicums are in 34-301 in the morning and the STPA Practicum in 34-303 in the afternoon. In the afternoon, the CAST Intro and Examples will be in 34-301. STECA tutorials will be in 36-156.

Finally, the Security Intro and Examples tutorials in the morning and afternoon are in 36-112 (sorry for the typo, it is not in 34-112). The Security Practicum in the afternoon is in 34-302.

Tuesday we are meeting in 34-101. On Wednesday and Thursday we meet in 32-123.





STAMP intro and overview of all techniques

Nancy Leveson

STPA and CAST Practicums

Dan Montes and Aubrey Samost


Cody Fleming

Security Intro.

Bill Young


STPA Intro

John Thomas

STECA examples

Cody Fleming

Security Examples

Bill Young


STPA Examples

John Thomas

CAST Intro, examples



Cody Fleming

Security Practicum

Bill Young


Security Intro

Jonas Helfer


STPA Practicum

Dan Montes and Aubrey Samost

CAST Practicum


STECA examples Cody Fleming

Security Examples

Jonas Helfer and John Thomas

Intro: Basic introduction to the technique for those who have never used it

Examples: Guidance in doing real examples

Practicum:  Small group practice on real examples (Bring your own if you want)

Tutorial Survey



8:30-8:50 Welcome and Introduction:  Nancy Leveson (MIT)
8:50-10:20 Methodology 1
From CAST to STPA – Closing the Loop, Mike Hurley (BAE Systems) and Mark Monroe (BAE Systems)
Iterative Application of STPA for an Automotive System, Padma Sundaram (GM), Mark A. Vernacchia (GM), Dave Hartfelder (GM), Joseph D’Ambrosio (GM), John Thomas (MIT)
Managing Design Changes using Safety-Guided Design for a Safety-Critical Automotive System, John Sgueglia (MIT)
10:20-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Methodology 2
Application of STPA to Hierarchical Design Approach, Tetsunobu Morita, Nissan Motor Company
Safety Driven Design with UML and STPA, Rejzek Martin, Hilbes Christian, Krauss Sven (Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
STECA (System Theoretic Early Concept Analysis) Applied to NextGen, Cody Fleming (MIT)
12:15-1:30 Lunch, Birds of a Feather Sessions
1:30-3:00 Applications I
STAMP/STPA Analysis of Communication Latencies Arising From Remote Testing, Xidong Xu and David Allsop, Boeing
MH 370: STPA Supporting Possible Improvements in Air-Ground Tracking & Communication Systems, Lucas Stephane (Florida Institute of Technology)
Certifying UAS in the National Airspace System, Maj. Kip Johnson (MIT and U.S. Air Force)
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-5:00 Applications II
Comparing STPA and FMEA on an Automotive Electric Power Steering System, Rodrigo Sotomayor Martinez (Ford and MIT)
STAMP and Workplace Safety:  There’s more to it than you think! Larry Hettinger (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety), Marvin Dainoff (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety) and John Flach (Wright State University)
Using STPA to support Risk Management for Interoperable Medical Systems, Sam Proctor (Kansas State University), John Hatcliff (Kansas State University), Anura Fernando (Underwriters Laboratory), Sandy Weininger (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)


8:30-10:00 Applications II
The Use of STAMP for Analyzing a Software Quality Organization, Gregory Pope (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Application of STPA for Hazard Analysis on Light Aircraft Crosswind Takeoffs,  Diogo Silva Castilho, Prof. Ligia Maria Soto Urbina, Prof. Donizeti de Andrade, ITA (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Brazil
System Theoretic Value Analysis of the United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue Communication System, Steven F. Osgood, U.S. Coast Guard
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:10 Security
Panel on the Linkages and Connections Between the NIST Cyber Security Framework and STAMP/STPA,   Scott W. Tousley (Cyber Security Division of the Dept. of Homeland Security and Col. William Young (MIT and U.S. Air Force War College)
STPA Applied to Port Security, Adam Williams (MIT and Sandia Lab)
Aviation Software Security, Jonas Helfer (MIT)
12:10-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Applications III
Comparing Sensors’ Characteristics on a Robotic System: The EWaSAP Results Against Designers’ Non-Theoretical Approaches , Maria Mikela Chatzimichailidou (Civil Engineering Dept. Democritus University of Thrace), Ioannis M. Dokas (Civil Engineering Dept. Democritus University of Thrace)
System Safety in Grid Energy Storage: Challenges and Solutions Through Application of STAMP, David Rose, Sandia Laboratory
U.S. Coast Guard Financial Management: A Systems Approach to Business Process Reengineering, Scott Peterein, U.S. Coast Guard
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Human Factors
Measuring the Situation Awareness Provision Capability in Complex Socio-Technical Systems with STAMP, Maria Mikela Chatzimichailidou (Civil Engineering Dept. Democritus University of Thrace) , Stefanos Katsavounis (Dept of Production and Management Engineering). Democritus University of Thrace) , Ioannis M. Dokas Civil Engineering Dept. Democritus University of Thrace)
Human/Autonomous Controller Extensions to STPA, Maj. Dan Montes  (MIT and U.S. Air Force)
4:30-5:00 Tools
XSTAMPP: An eXtensible STAMP Platform As Tool Support for Safety Engineering, Asim Abdulkhaleq and Stefan Wagner (Univ. of Stuttgart)
5:30-9:00 Buffet Dinner and Posters  High Frequency Trading, Accident Investigation, and the 6 May 2010 Stock Market Flash Crash, Gary Vecellio, MITREACognitive Systems Framework for Identifying Coordination Risks Between Humans and Automation in Automotive Systems, Dajiang Suo (MIT)XSTAMPP Tool Demo  


8:30-9:00 A Tool-Based STPA-Process, John Thomas and Dajiang Suo (MIT)
9:00-10:00 Medical Applications I
STPA Analysis of Changes in the Process for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiography, Aubrey Samost (MIT) and Todd Pawlicki (U.C. San Diego Medical Center)
Application of CAST to Hospital Adverse Events, Meaghan O’Neil
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Medical Applications II
STPA in Radiation Oncology, J. Daartz (Massachusetts General Hospital), J. Kang (Volpe National Transportation Systems Center)
Safety Systems Analysis of Brachytherapy Using STPA: A Case Study in Radiation Oncology, Andrew Tang (MIT), Aubrey Samost, Robert Cormack (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston),  Antonio Damato (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston)
A Systems Approach to Analyzing and Preventing Hospital Adverse Events, Aubrey Samost (MIT), Nancy Leveson (MIT), Sidney Dekker (Griffith University, Australia), Jai Raman (Rush Medical Center)
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Risk Management
Application of STAMP to Project Risk Management: A Workshop Approach, Lorena Pelegrin (ILF Consulting Engineers)
Comparison of Risk Analysis Methodologies: Risk Analysis for Better Design and Decision Making, Svana Bjornsdottir (Stiki/Reykjavík University)
Understanding STAMP/STPA Through a Daily Life Example, Rodrigo Martins Pagliares, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, ITA, São José dos Campos, Brazil, Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil), Francisco Lemos (Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, IPEN, Sao Paolo, Brazil), and Celso Massaki Hirata (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil)
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-5:00 Research Directions and Review of STAMP
Systematic Review of STPA: A Preliminary Study, Carlos H.N. Lahoz Instituto de Aeronautica and Espaco IAE, Brazil), Synara Rosa Gomes de Medeiros (Embraer)


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