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The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to be a pandemic, many governments have enacted travel bans and numerous state and local governments are prohibiting large or even moderately-sized public gatherings. After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant national departments, we are sorry to announce that the in-person gathering of SPCE 2020, scheduled to be held November 16-17, 2020 in Portland, Oregan has been cancelled.
We are thrilled to announce that the SPCE 2020 organizing committee has been working diligently to develop an on-demand virtual meeting platform to take the place of the face-to-face meeting. The launch date for SPCE 2020 Virtual will be November 16, 2020.
Through the online platform, attendees will be able to watch all author presentations live as well as have the ability to ask questions and answers directly through a dialogue box on-Demand. All questions will be emailed to each presenting author directly and you will be able to interact through email to converse about your questions.
The IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society hosts a premier symposium annually on all relevant topics for workers and innovators in the product safety area. Join us virtually for SPCE 2020 for five days of technical sessions and exhibits!
IEEE SPCE 2020 Keynote
Title: A Systems Approach to Product Safety using STPA
Bio: Dr. John Thomas leads research in MIT’s Engineering Systems Lab to study engineering mistakes and human error in order to develop systematic methods to prevent them. His primary research is focused on STPA and related methods for system safety, security, and human factors engineering. His background includes work in medical devices, nuclear power plants, information technology, autonomous vehicles (land, air, and space), robotics, manufacturing, and others. He teaches classes on software engineering, system engineering, system safety, cybersecurity, and human factors. He serves on industry committees responsible for international safety and cybersecurity standards by ISO, IEC, SAE, and others. He collaborates extensively with industry and provides professional education on the latest generation of system safety approaches.
Abstract: As today’s products have become more and more complex, modern approaches to system safety have also evolved. The latest generation goes beyond component malfunctions and component failures to capture often overlooked and systemic causes of accidents like features that are missing from the design, requirements that are incomplete, incorrect, or missing, dysfunctional interactions between components operating exactly as specified, clumsy software and automation, and unexpected human behaviors. A new class of losses, component interaction losses, has become increasingly prevalent in today's complex systems and can occur even without any individual component failures and when systems operate exactly as designed. Simply adding redundancy and increasing component reliability is not enough. Today, methods like STPA are used for both hazard analysis and early development efforts to identify necessary safety requirements and drive design decisions as they are being made thereby preventing mistakes and reducing costly rework. These methods have been adopted across aerospace, defense, automotive, nuclear, chemical, medical, and other industries. The talk will conclude with a summary of worldwide adoption and international industry standards that implement this latest generation of system safety.
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