4th Scandinavian Conference on
SYSTEM & SOFTWARE SAFETYStockholm, March 16-17, 2016

System and software safety in electronic systems is becoming increasingly central in many industries. The systems become ever more complex and the software continues to grow. Some industries are quite mature in the handling of safety, whereas others have only recently started their safety journey.

This year's conference on safety critical system and software is a central meeting place for Scandinavian safety experts from different industries. It is an opportunity to share experiences and make new contacts. As usual there will be an overview day followed by a day of parallel sessions with in depth presentations and discussions about different challenges, techniques, standards and methods. We aim for a good mix of participants and presentations from different industries and researchers. Like last year the conference will take place in Stockholm, and will be arranged in collaboration between AddalotKTH and ICES. 

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Please check past conferences for previous conference details


Safety Challenges for Self-Driving Cars

By  Jonas Nilsson, Volvo Cars


The development of self-driving cars represents a paradigm shift for the automotive industry. This talk is based on experiences from the Drive Me project and focuses on the new challenges in safety that comes with autonomy. In addition, the talk will elaborate on the impact these challenges has on system design and verification.


Jonas Nilsson currently leads a cross-functional team at Volvo Car Corporation, focused on dependability and verification for autonomous vehicles. He has since 2005 worked with research and development of active safety systems and autonomous vehicles.

He received the B.E. degree from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA, in 2004, a M.Sc in vehicle engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Mechatronics from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden in 2014. 



Fundamental Principles of Software Safety Assurance

By Prof. Tim Kelly, Univ. of York


There are many standards that address the development and assurance of safety-critical software. There are easily observed differences in the details of these standards. However, underlying these differences there are a number of fundamental principles that can be observed in many of the current standards. Using a framework of 4+1 principles of software safety, this talk will discuss the essential features and challenges of current safety-critical software developments.


Tim Kelly is Professor of High Integrity Systems within the Department of Computer Science at the University of York. He is perhaps best known for his work on system and software safety case development, particularly his work on refining and extending the Goal Structuring Notation (GSN). His research interests include safety case management, software safety analysis and justification, software architecture safety, certification of adaptive and learning systems, and the dependability of “Systems of Systems”. He has supervised many research projects in these areas with funding and support from Airbus, BAE SYSTEMS, Data Systems and Solutions, DTI, EPSRC, ERA Technology, Ministry of Defence, QinetiQ and Rolls-Royce. He has published over 150 papers on high integrity systems development and justification in international journals and conferences.

Program Committee

Martin Törngren Professor Mekatronik KTH/ICES
Hans Hansson Professor Realtidssystem Mälardalens Högskola & SICS
Christin Lindholm Associate professor Lund Univeristy
Miroslaw Staron Associate Professor University of Gothenburg
Paul Pop Associate Professor Technical University of Denmark
Tor Stålhane Professor Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Per Johannessen Chief Project Manager Volvo Group Trucks Technology
Anna Beckman Technical Manager Scania
Kristina Forsberg Technical Specialist SAAB
Peter Sandberg Chief Architect Bombardier Transportation
Pontus Ryd Senior Partner Solvina
Kristian Sandström Principal Scientist ABB
Jan Jacobson Head of Section SP
Fredrik Asplund Doctor Mekatronik KTH
Even-André Karlsson SW Management consultant Addalot