© 2010

Making Systems Safer

Proceedings of the Eighteenth Safety-Critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK, 9-11th February 2010

  • Chris Dale
  • Tom Anderson
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Tutorial Paper

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Rushby
      Pages 3-17
  3. Perspectives on Systems Safety

  4. Managing Safety-Related Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Hans Tschürtz, Gabriele Schedl
      Pages 71-83
    3. Mike Parsons, Charles Hunter
      Pages 85-100
  5. Transport Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Ron Pierce, Derek Fowler
      Pages 103-113
    3. Jean-Luc Valk, Hans Vis, Gerard Koning
      Pages 115-126
  6. Safety Standards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Catherine Menon, Richard Hawkins, John McDermid, Tim Kelly
      Pages 129-147
  7. Safety Competencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Steve Kinnersly, Ian Spalding
      Pages 211-230
  8. Safety Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. George Despotou, Mike Bennett, Tim Kelly
      Pages 233-254
    3. Gabriele Schedl, Werner Winkelbauer, Alexander Wendt
      Pages 255-271
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 273-273

About these proceedings


Making Systems Safer contains the papers presented at the eighteenth annual Safety-critical Systems Symposium, held at Bristol, UK, in February 2010.

The Symposium is for engineers, managers and academics in the field of system safety, across all industry sectors, so the papers making up this volume offer a wide-ranging coverage of current safety topics, and a blend of academic research and industrial experience. They include both recent developments in the field and discussion of open issues that will shape future progress.

The first paper reflects a tutorial – on Formalization in Safety Cases – held on the first day of the Symposium. The subsequent 14 papers are presented under the headings of the Symposium’s sessions: Perspectives on Systems Safety, Managing Safety-Related Projects, Transport Safety, Safety Standards, Safety Competencies and Safety Methods.

The book will be of interest to both academics and practitioners working in the safety-critical systems arena.


Embedded System Safety Critical Systems Safety Standards Transport Safety development embedded systems project management safety safety-critical system software standards structured analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Chris Dale
    • 1
  • Tom Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.Dale Research Ltd.MartockUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. Software RetiabilityUniversity Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom

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