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31st International System Safety Conference

August 12-16, 2013 | Boston Marriott Copley Place | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The 31st International System Safety Conference is complete. Our theme for 2013 was "Safety for the Long Run." We looked at parallels between preparing for a marathon and the elements of an effective system safety program, things like proper training, a well thought out plan, a good start, avoiding obstacles and distractions, and keeping enough in reserve for a successful sprint to the finish. We brought practitioners and the foremost thinkers within the system safety discipline together to exchange ideas, knowledge, experiences and best practices. Please view our conference program, general presentations, and photos below to see what you missed if you did not attend, or to reflect upon, if you did.

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  • Full Conference Program (pdf)
  • General Session Presentations
    • General Membership Meeting (Aug 12) (pdf)
    • James P. Keller (Aug 12) (pdf)
    • Rex Gordon (Aug 12) (pdf)
    • Dr. Nancy Leveson (Aug 13) (pdf)
    • Dr. John McDermid (Aug 14) (pdf)
  • International System Safety Society Awards
    • Manager of the Year - Pam Kniess
    • Educator of the Year - Steve Mattern
    • Scientific Research & Development - Shearwater Research
    • International Award - Dr. Rod Simmons
    • Professional Development - Dave West
    • President’s Award - Cathy Carter
    • Chapter of the Year - The Virtual Chapter
    • New ISSS Fellows - Bob Schmedake, Don Swallom
  • 31st ISSC Best Paper Awards
    • Towards Automatic Verification of Safety Properties in AADL System Models; Stefan Björnander, M.Sc., maximatecc, Västerås, Sweden; Patrick Graydon, Ph.D.; IDT, Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden; Rikard Land, Ph.D., maximatecc, Västerås, Sweden
    • Software Risk: The Third Rail of Safety Analysis; Holly S. Hildreth, PhD, Consultant; Charles Greg Elcock, USN-R, Aviator, Consultant; San Diego, CA, USA
  • Future International System Safety Conferences (Link)
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Corporate Sponsor:

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Gold Sponsors:

A-P-T Research
The Boeing Company
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Silver Sponsors:

AST Aerospace
Bastion Technologies, Inc.
Reliability Software from Isograph - World leaders in Reliability, Maintenance and Safety
University of Maryland - A. James Clark School of Engineering


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