In other areas, new threats and hazards are placing increasing demands on safety and security engineering. It seems clear that existing methods of risk assessment cannot easily be applied to analyse the potential consequences of climate change, especially where political influence and public opinion must inform engineering decisions. Similarly, concerns over terrorist attacks across Europe, Asia and North America are revealing new vulnerabilities. These areas of concern are growing as ICT and SCADA systems combine with market deregulation to increase dependencies between many different infrastructures.
Given these broad, long-term changes it is critical that we find ways of learning from any adverse events that occur. Incident and accident reporting systems are only one way in which we can inform safety management systems with direct operational experience. Conventional forms of risk assessment and resilience engineering must be supported by longer term contingency planning. However, there are many areas that cannot easily be addressed using existing techniques; these include but are not limited to:
Accepted papers will be gathered together for publication in a future special edition of Elsevier's Reliability Engineering and System Safety journal.
You can register for the workshop by emailing Joan Atkinson. The workshop is organised on behalf of the UK Safety-Critical Systems Club.
This workshop is co-located with DSN 2007
IEEE/IFIP Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks .
Delegates can choose to attend either or both independently.
Regsitration for DSN 2007 is via the link given above.
For more information please contact:
Prof. Chris Johnson, Dept. of Computing Science, Univ. of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland.
Tel: +44 141 330 6053, Fax: +44 141 330 4913, firstname.lastname@example.org