Program for the Scandinavian conference on System and Software Safety published!

Jul, 31 2023

The 11th edition of the Scandinavian Conference on Systems and Software Safety will take place in Stockholm November 21-22. The program is now launched and you are invited to the conference!

System and software safety in electronic systems is becoming increasingly important in many industries and in critical societal infrastructure. The systems become ever more complex, connected and autonomous and the software continues to grow. This poses many challenges even for mature organizations, requiring approaches that go beyond established best practices. Many organizations face the same kind of challenges and thus sharing of experiences becomes essential.

The Scandinavian conference on safety and software safety has become a central meeting place for Scandinavian safety experts from industry, public and academic organizations. The conference is an opportunity to share experiences and make new contacts. There will be a plenary overview day, and a second day with parallel sessions. The parallel sessions will be in depth workshops and tutorials about different challenges, techniques, standards and methods. As for the previous years, we anticipate a healthy mixture of participants with presentations from different industries and academia.

This year’s keynotes are Nancy Leveson, MIT, Ibrahim Habli, University of York and Lena Kecklund, MTO Säkerhet AB. 


Day 1, November 21

09:30-10:15    Coffee and mingle     

10:15-10:30    Conference introduction, Even-André Karlsson, Addalot and Fredrik Asplund, KTH/ICES                    

10:30-11:45    Keynote: The Need for a new Paradigm in System Safety Engineering, Nancy Leveson, MIT     

11:45-12:45    Lunch

12:45-13:45    Keynote: Assuring the ethiqs of AI and autonomous systems, Ibrahim Habli, University of York     

13:45-14:20    How to use out-of-distribution detection method to argue AI/ML-based components  into a safety lifecycle and related safety argument, Murat Erdogan, Veoneer     

14:20-14:40    Break

14:40-15:15    Assurance of Software-Intensive Medical Devices: What About Mental Harm?, Barbara Gallina, Mälardalen University      

15:15-15:50    Holistic approach for streamlined vehicle FuSa and CS engineering, William Zeng, Roben Automotive     

15:50-16:25    Analyses of the interplay between safety and security attributes in connected computer systems, Behrooz Sangchoolie, RISE     

17:30            Conference dinner at Restaurang Syster O Bror, Drottning Kristinas väg 24, Stockholm

Day 2, November 22

08:25-08:30    Introduction day 2     

08:30-09:30    Keynote: The future of System Safety - how to apply HTO, Lena Kecklund, MTO     

09:30-10:05    Use of Truth Table principle to model the emergency brake function at train level, Philippe Cozzarin, Alstom RSC     

10:05-10:40    Collective Perception- Wild Animal Info Sharing, Zehra Adil, Veoneer     

10:40-10:55    Break     

10:55-16:30    Tutorial: An Introduction to STPA and CAST, Nancy Leveson, MIT

1200 Lunch

1445 Break

CAST is a new accident analysis method that helps to better understand why an accident occurred and how to prevent future accidents related to the same systemic factors. In contrast, STPA is a proactive tool that identifies scenarios leading to accidents before they occur. Information obtained to assist in preventing or mitigating losses. While there is not enough time to teach how to perform STPA and CAST in this tutorial, I will provide an introduction to them and enough information that you should be able to get started in applying these new safety engineering tools.


Register deadline: November 15, 2023 (early bird until October 6), sign up here!

Registration fee:

  • Standard ticket, Early bird (before 6 Oct): 1995 SEK
  • Standard ticket (from 7 Oct):  2995 SEK

25% VAT will be added.

Social networking event incl. dinner 21 November 17.30 at Restaurang Syster O Bror, Drottning Kristinas väg 24, Stockholm: 550 SEK + VAT.