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Safety Case Development and Review Course 2019

This 5-day course is from the University of York and has been arranged by the Australian Safety Critical Systems Association.

Registration End Date: Sun, 07 Apr, 02:00 PM


This course is from the University of York and counts towards an MSc in Safety Critical Systems Engineering; the MSc is recognised by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute of IT and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.<br><br>This course addresses the production and assessment of safety cases within safety projects. It covers: <ul><li>the role, purpose and typical content of safety cases;</li><li>explains how safety case arguments and evidence can be selected;</li><li>relates the development and maintenance of safety cases to the engineering lifecycle;</li><li>details how safety case arguments can be critically assessed;</li><li>explains the regulatory context for a safety case development regime.</li></ul> <p>By the end of the course, you will be able to:</p> <ul><li>comprehend the role, purpose and typical content of a safety case;</li><li>devise and present clear safety arguments using both text and graphical notations (particularly the Goal Structuring Notation);</li><li>understand the risks, strengths and weaknesses of safety cases;</li><li>recognise and distinguish common forms of safety arguments;</li><li>understand how to review and evaluate a safety case;</li><li>understand how to undertake safety case maintenance throughout lifecycle;</li><li>understand the emerging concepts in safety cases.</li></ul> <p><b>Who is the course for?</b><br><br>This course is suitable for:</p> <ul><li>practitioners across all domains including aerospace, military, railway, automotive, civil nuclear, civil maritime, medical devices, healthcare, and so on;</li><li>developers of equipment safety cases during design for software, hardware, procedures, systems and/or platforms;</li><li>developers of safety cases for operational safety and disposal;</li><li>reviewers of safety cases within an organisation or as an independent activity;</li><li>developers and reviewers of changes to existing safety-critical / safety-related equipment and operations;</li><li>project managers where development of a safety case is a significant element of projects they manage;</li><li>regulators of safety critical domains.</li></ul> <p><b>Prerequisites:</b><br><br>A basic understanding of system safety terminology and lifecycle via prior learning or industrial experience is assumed. It is useful for you to have taken our Introduction to System Safety course.<br><br><b>How is the course taught?</b><br><br>The course takes place over a 5-day week. This week consists of a mixture of lectures and practical exercises.<br><br>Over the week, there will be a series of lectures and a number of case studies. The case studies give you the chance to work through an example to reinforce your learning from the lectures. This is also a chance to gain other insights from the experience and knowledge of other delegates. You will also be able to call on the experience and knowledge of our specialised teaching staff during these sessions.</p>

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Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly is Professor of High Integrity Systems within the Department of Computer Science at the University of York. He is perhaps best known for his work on system and software safety case development, particularly his work on refining and extending the Goal Structuring Notation (GSN).

His research interests include safety case management, software safety analysis and justification, software architecture safety, certification of adaptive and learning systems, and the dependability of "Systems of Systems". He has supervised many research projects in these areas with funding and support from the European Union, Airbus, BAE SYSTEMS, Data Systems and Solutions, DTI, EPSRC, ERA Technology, Ministry of Defence, QinetiQ and Rolls-Royce.

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David Pumfrey

David Pumfrey

Dr David Pumfrey is a Lecturer in Safety Critical Systems Engineering in the Department of Computer Science, at the University of York. He began his career in the automotive industry, developing and assessing safety-critical software for in-vehicle and manufacturing control applications. He moved to the University in 1992 to take up a research post working with BAE Systems on developing new safety analysis techniques, and worked with the company in support of the Eurofighter (now Typhoon) aircraft development programme. His original research post has been followed by many others working with industrial partners such as Airbus, and on European Union-funded programmes involving partners from safety-critical industries across Europe.

He was involved in the development of the Department’s MSc in Safety Critical Systems Engineering (SCSE), which saw the material from the original industrial courses developed to form the basis of a masters’ programme. Working for many years as the Department’s Industrial Continuing Professional Development Course Co-ordinator, David had overall responsibility for the content of over 200 tailored courses on System Safety.

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17 Canberra Ave,Forrest,ACT,Australia

  • where

  • Rydges Capital Hill
    17 Canberra Ave
    Forrest ACT 2603
  • when

  • Event Start: Mon, 08 Apr, 09:00 AM
    Event Finish: Fri, 12 Apr, 05:00 PM
  • event price

  • Member: $3850.00
  • Member-Concessional: $3850.00
  • Non-Member: $4400.00

  • * Your price may vary on registration depending on your membership type.

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