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European STAMP Workshop and Conferences, WMG, University of Warwick

European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ESWC): Virtual Conference

21st and 22nd October 2020

As you may be aware, the 8th edition of the European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ESWC) was due to be held at the University of Warwick in October 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Government guidelines around events and gatherings, we have decided to approach things a little differently this year.

  • We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a two-day Virtual Conference featuring a suite of interesting speakers, on 21st and 22nd October 2020 (further information below).
  • The 8th edition of the European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ESWC) will now take place at the University of Warwick in October 2021, with a new date and agenda to be confirmed in due course.

The Virtual Conference

WMG at the University of Warwick is delighted to host the European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ESWC) - Virtual Conference. The workshop will focus on knowledge sharing regarding attendees’ experiences of STAMP-related applications.

STAMP stands for Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes, it is a new accident causality model based on systems theory. It expands traditional models that focus on individual component failures or chains of directly-related failure events to include more complex processes and unsafe interactions among system components. STAMP primarily covers two methods: System Theoretic Process analysis (STPA) which focuses on hazard analysis and Causal Analysis based on STAMP (CAST) which focuses on accident analysis.

Scope of the Workshop:

With the fast introduction of new technology and increasing complexity of the systems being designed, manufactured and operated, traditional system safety approaches are being challenged due to the range of safety problems they are able to capture. In STAMP, safety is treated as a dynamic control problem rather than a ‘prevent failures’ problem, this includes traditional component failures but more considers design flaws, incomplete or inadequate requirements, dysfunctional interactions among subsystems or components (all of which may be operating exactly as specified), human interactions, and other causes of accidents and incidents.

ESWC brings together researchers and practitioners who apply, or would like to become familiar with STAMP, from across multiple industries including automotive, railway, maritime, space, aviation, healthcare, defence, nuclear and infrastructure.

The conference covers the following topics for presentations:

  • Experiences using STPA, STPA-Sec, and CAST
  • Introducing STAMP, STPA, and CAST into large organizations
  • Safety-guided and Security-guided design using STPA and STPA-Sec
  • Using STPA to make decisions
  • Accident/Loss analysis
  • Certification and regulatory issues
  • Evaluations and comparisons with traditional techniques
  • Risk management and identifying leading indicators
  • Applications to security and other areas such as workplace safety
  • Safety Management System development and evaluation
  • Tools, processes, and other support for analysis and design using STPA and CAST
  • Management and adoption experiences or challenges
  • Applications to other emergent properties (beyond safety and security)


The virtual conference will take place from 2-5pm BST on 21st and 22nd October 2020.


Dr. John P. Thomas

Executive Director, Engineering Systems Laboratory, Safety and Cybersecurity Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Paul Jennings

Research Director, WMG, University of Warwick, UK


Dr Siddartha Khastgir

Head of Verification & Validation of CAV at WMG, University of Warwick, UK


Mark A. Vernacchia

Technical Fellow, Principal System Safety Engineer for all propulsion systems at General Motors worldwide

Shaun Mooney

Divisional manager at Codethink Ltd

Nino Gabriel

Senior safety expert at ANSYS


Dr Mark Chattington

Head of Human Factors at Thales

Osiris Valdez Banda

Assistant Professor of Marine Technology (Research Group on Safe and Efficient Marine Systems and Experience) at Aalto University


The event is free but the registration is required.

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