5th Scandinavian Conference on
SYSTEM & SOFTWARE SAFETYStockholm, May 22-23, 2017

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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Engineering Safety and Security in the era of the Industrial Internet of Things

By Dr Robert Oates, Rolls-Royce


Engineering artefacts to be both safe and secure has been a topic of great interest in recent years. This is because combining the two disciplines has exposed incompatibilities, conflicts and tension between engineering and IT working practices. However, a successful amalgamation of the two promises higher-quality, lower-risk and cost-effective systems. This talk will explore the practicalities of taking a large cross-sector organisation with a strong safety pedigree on a journey to producing secure systems and the active challenges posed by technology trends such as the industrial internet of things.


Dr Robert Oates is a Product Cyber Security Specialist for Rolls-Royce’s Software Centre of Excellence and the Cyber Security Lead for Rolls-Royce’s Ship Intelligence programs. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the (ISC)2 and a Certified Ethical Hacker through the EC-Council. His primary technical interest is exploring how safety and security interact and specifically the security of safety critical systems that form part of the critical national infrastructure. His PhD was awarded by the University of Nottingham and was an exploration of biologically inspired security techniques and their application to mobile robotics.  


Safety of digital health technologies

By Dr Farah Magrabi, Macquarie University, Austrailia


The use of information technology (IT) or digital health is integral to the modern day transformations of healthcare delivery systems to improve quality and safety. IT is also becoming a key enabler for encouraging patients to actively participate in healthcare processes for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. At the same time the use of IT can introduce new, often unforseen, side effects that can affect the safety and quality of care and may lead to patient harm. Because IT systems are usually implemented at a larger scale than the individual doctor e.g. for a hospital, healthcare system or nationally, IT-related risks, like those associated with faulty equipment, have the potential to affect many patients simultaneously and can lead to adverse events on a large scale with single events affecting tens to thousands of patients. This presentation will survey current trends in health IT including consumer technologies. It will then examine case studies in hospitals, general practice and the consumer space to discuss software safety challenges unique to health. The presentation will aim to improve understanding about health IT and to identify gaps and areas for further work.


Dr Farah Magrabi is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Health Informatics within the Australian Institute for Health Innovation at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She has a background in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and is passionate about ensuring the safety of IT in healthcare through good design and the appropriate application of technology. She is internationally recognised as a leader in the safety of health IT, and has made a major contribution to documenting the risks of IT to patient safety by examining incidents in Australia, the USA and England.


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
Annika Thilderqvist Safety Expert ABB Automation
Jan Jacobson Head of Section SP
Fredrik Asplund Doctor Mekatronik KTH
Even-André Karlsson SW Management consultant Addalot