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Australian Safety Critical Systems Conference 2024 - Disruptive Technologies

The Australian System Safety Conference (ASSC) is organised by the Australian Safety Critical Systems Association (aSCSa), a Special Interest Group of the Australian Computer Society. The theme for the 2024 conference is Disruptive Technologies. With systems growing increasingly complex and incorporating novel and disruptive technologies, we are exploring the contribution, challenges, and benefits of disruptive technologies to System Safety and Cybersecurity. As systems increasingly incorporate novel technologies (such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous agents, cloud services, virtual/augmented reality, etc.), are current system safety processes and assurance standards appropriate?

Event Start: Wed 23 Oct 08:30 AM AEST
Event Finish: Thu 24 Oct 04:30 PM AEST

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<p>Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) systems engineering, safety assurance, human factors, cybersecurity and social engineering, security assurance, reliance, automation, collaboration, teamwork, trust, and assurance standards.</p> <p>The 2024 ASSC would like to examine and share the latest thinking and state of the art techniques for:</p> <ul><li>providing assurance of disruptive technologies; and for</li><li>providing assurance using disruptive technologies.</li></ul> <p><strong>Topics of Interest</strong></p> <p>The conference invites original and unpublished works that advance the state-of-the-art in safety and security considerations for the development and operation of safety and security critical systems. We are particularly interested in cross-industry and cross-pollenisation, and looking for papers in:</p> <ul><li>Medicine and health (medical devices, e-health systems, etc.)</li><li>Transport</li><li>Defence and Aviation</li><li>Telecommunications</li><li>Energy</li><li>Security</li><li>Resource and process industries</li><li>Emergency services</li></ul> <p>Delegates have the option of submitting two types of papers:</p> <ul><li>Refereed Industry Papers by the conference program committee; or</li><li>Industry Presentations (not subject to peer review).</li></ul> <p><strong>Submissions</strong></p> <ul><li>Abstracts should be approximately 250 words.</li><li>For delegates who optionally submit a full paper - papers should be no more than 10 pages.</li><li>A paper template is available <a href="https://ascsa.org.au/assets/docs/conferences/2024/ASSC%202024%20Template.rtf" target="_blank">here</a>.</li></ul> <p>Papers and presentations are published on the conference website.</p> <p>Paper submissions can be emailed to <a href="mailto:secretary@ascsa.org.au" target="_blank">secretary@ascsa.org.au</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Important Dates</strong></p> <p><strong>Abstract:</strong> 30th June 2024 (text, rtf, MS-Word or pdf)</p> <p><strong>Submission:</strong> 25th August 2024 (rtf, MS-Word or pdf)</p> <p><strong>Camera-ready copy:</strong> 18th October 2024 (pdf only)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Best Paper Award</strong></p> <p>The purpose of this award is to encourage research in the science of software/system engineering or the application of that science for safety and/or mission critical software-intensive systems. Details to be announced.</p> <p><a href="https://ascsa.org.au/conferences/2024/" target="_blank">Find out more about the event and aSCSa here</a>.</p>

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Kelvin John Ross

Kelvin John Ross

Dr Kelvin Ross has over 25 years of experience in software engineering and enterprise IT applications.  Kelvin started his IT career in safety critical software engineering in defence, working on FA-18 airborne radar systems.  After completing his PhD in safety critical systems engineering and several years in consulting in defence and transportation systems, he moved over to the commercial sector and founded KJR, specializing in software testing and assurance, which now has over 100 consultants in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane.   Kelvin is recognized as expert in testing and assurance of software applications across a broad range of industry domains, including e-health, public administration, finance, insurance, retail and telecommunications.  Kelvin is now non-executive Chairman of KJR, and now engages in broader IT and advisory roles, including technology founder of IntelliHQ, a Healthcare AI innovation hub.  He has broad interests in Machine Learning, which he sees as a dominant technology driver for the next several decades.  He is an Associate Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Intelligent and Integrated Systems, Griffith University, organiser of Young Women Leaders in AI program, and has held several roles in national technical working groups (NATA and ACS).

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Tim Miller

Tim Miller

Tim Miller is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Queensland, Meaanjin/Brisbane, Australia. His mission is to augment and amplify the capabilities of people and organisations using artificial intelligence. His research draws on machine learning, reinforcement learning, AI planning, interaction design, and cognitive science, to help people to make better decisions. He has done work on areas including explainable AI, human-AI mixed-initiative planning, and human-centered decision support. Prior to his appointment at The University of Queensland, he was a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne, where he was founding co-director of The Centre for AI and Digital Ethics.

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Phil Koopman

Phil Koopman

Prof. Philip Koopman is an internationally recognized expert on Autonomous Vehicle (AV) safety whose work in that area spans over 25 years. He is also actively involved with AV policy and standards as well as more general embedded system design and software quality. His pioneering research work includes software robustness testing and run time monitoring of autonomous systems to identify how they break and how to fix them. He has extensive experience in software safety and software quality across numerous transportation, industrial, and defense application domains including conventional automotive software and hardware systems. He originated the UL 4600 standard for autonomous system safety issued in 2020. He is a faculty member of the Carnegie Mellon University ECE department where he teaches software skills for mission-critical systems. In 2018 he was awarded the highly selective IEEE-SSIT Carl Barus Award for outstanding service in the public interest for his work in promoting automotive computer-based system safety. In 2022 he was named to the National Safety Council’s Mobility Safety Advisory Group. In 2023 he was named the International System Safety Society’s Educator of the Year. He is the author of the books: Better Embedded System Software (2010), How Safe is Safe Enough: measuring and predicting autonomous vehicle safety (2022), and The UL 4600 Guidebook (2022).

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  • Event Start:
    Wed 23 Oct 08:30 AM AEST

    Event Finish:
    Thu 24 Oct 04:30 PM AEST
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