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30th International System Safety Conference

August 6-10, 2012 | Loews Atlanta Hotel | Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The 30th International System Safety Conference is complete. Our conference theme for 2012 was to "Think Outside the Box," to be more inclusive and to reach out to and welcome all safety professionals worldwide. We brought practitioners and the foremost thinkers of the system safety discipline together for an exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences. Please view our full conference program, general presentations, and photos (below) to see what you missed, if you did not attend, or to reflect upon, if you did attend.

  • Technical Program
    • Full Conference Program (pdf)
  • Conference General Presentations
  • International System Safety Society Awards
    • Engineer of the Year - Paul Sorensen
    • Manager of the Year - Stephan Bussell
    • Scientific Research and Development - Mike Demmick
    • Educator of the Year -Heather Henderson
    • Professional Development - Arch McKinlay
    • International Award - Dr. Carl Sandom
    • President’s Award - Fred Brisbois
    • Chapter of the Year - Singapore
  • 30th ISSC Best Paper Awards
    • Toward a System Security Engineering Process for Safety-Critical Automotive Embedded Control Systems, Barbara J. Czerny, Ph.D., General Motors, Milford, Michigan, USA
    • Case Studies In Software Safety: Lessons Learned From Software-Related Accidents, Terry L. Hardy, Great Circle Analytics, LLC, Denver, Colorado, USA
    • Safety Engineering Practice, Experience, and Confidence on Integration of a Large Scale Cbtc System, Fenggang Shi, Ph.D., RAMS Department, Thales Canada Transportation Solutions, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Conference Photos
  • Additional Technical Program Updates
    • R.W. Fletcher. "The Next Step: A Fully Integrated Global Multi-Modal Security and Safety Management System" in the conference proceedings (missing graphics): Paper (pdf), Slides (pdf).
    • Christopher Trumble. "The Aviation Safety Management System (SMS) and Its Relevance to System Safety Engineering" Slides (pdf).
  • Future International System Safety Conferences (Link)
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