6th Scandinavian Conference on
SYSTEM & SOFTWARE SAFETYStockholm, May 21-22, 2018

The importance of System and Software Safety is steadily growing as we are moving towards more and more connected and advanced software-intensive systems. It then becomes essential to share experiences and perceived problems among the multitude of stakeholders that are involved in this area.

The conference is organized by Addalot and ICES (KTH) and has become the central meeting place for Scandinavian safety experts from different industries. It is an opportunity to share experiences and make new contacts. There will be an overview day, this year with four keynote speeches. The second day includes parallel sessions with in-depth workshops and tutorials about different challenges, techniques, standards and methods. As for the previous years, we anticipate a healthy mixture of participants and presentations from different industries and academia.


Do you want to meet up with the safety experts of Scandinavia?
You are invited to register. Early bird ends March 16, 2018


Please check past conferences for previous conference details



Assurance Points in Software Development

By Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Bielefelt University


Computers have been controlling safety critical systems for about 70 years now. During this time the technology of software dependability has advanced immeasurably. But much of this advanced technology remains unused in everyday software development.

Also standards for critical software development, for example IEC 61508-3, lag years, even decades, behind. In 2010 we formulated 26 points to rigorously assure objective properties of the software using industrially-mature techniques. Unfortunately, they often were not used and none of them appear in IEC 61508-3. The talk discusses those assurance points and the prospects of introducing them into critical-software development practice.



Bernard Ladkin is recently-retired Professor in Informatics at Bielefeld University, is Director of the British company Causalis Limited, as well as CEO of the German company Causalis Ingenieur GmbH.  Peter has worked primarily in system safety and software dependability for three decades. His method for causal analysis of failures and accidents, Why-Because Analysis (WBA) is used worldwide by some 11,000 engineers. 



Safety of intended functionality - Status, open issues and ways forward

By Dr. Håkan Sivencrona, Zenuity


Scope of Presentation:

  • Challenges in early concept phases, design and functional architectures
  • Perception, Sensor Fusion, Features and Vehicle Dynamics, how to find a balanced design with respect to safety
  • Data collection and Re-simulation
  • How to manage a fair and manageable job split between, OEM, HW developers and System/Software providers? 



Dr Håkan Sivencrona is currently working as a senior safety guy within ADAS and AD systems and products. Håkan has almost 20 years of experience of designing safety related systems. His work includes many years of participation in the international working group producing the ISO 26262 standard for functional safety for road vehicles. 



Safety of Autonomy: Challenges and Strategies

By Prof. John McDermid, University of York


There is now an unprecedented level of activity in robotics and autonomy, with applications ranging from domestic and healthcare robots to driverless cars. In many situations these applications cannot effectively be addressed using standard methods. Challenges include demonstrating the safety of artificial intelligence (AI), especially learning or adaptive systems and the effectiveness of image analysis and scene understanding. At a broader level there are difficulties for standards and regulations that, in some cases, have historically sought to exclude the use of AI. The talk will discuss some of these challenges and consider solution strategies, including approaches to dynamic assessment of safety.



John McDermid is Professor of Software Engineering at the University of York. He has recently been studying safety of autonomy and systems of systems in a range of sectors including aviation, railways and maritime. He became Director of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation funded Assuring Autonomy International Programme in January 2018



Cyber-Risk Assessment Framework encompassing safety and security

By M.Sc. Jonathan Roberts


Scope of Presentation:

  • The practitioners’ motivation for having a link between safety and security during the design of CPS.
  • The development of the Cyber-Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) for abstracting the decision process when designing for safety and security.
  • The details and different ways of using theof the CRAF.
  • Practitioners’ perspectives of using and urgent future work for the CRAF.



M.Sc. Jonathan Roberts is a subject matter expert in Product Cyber Security for the Rolls-Royce Controls Global Capability Team supporting projects in the defense (aerospace and nuclear) and civil (aerospace and marine) domains. He has over thirteen years’ experience working for Rolls-Royce focusing on software development, tooling and assessment.

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
Fredrik Asplund Doctor Mekatronik KTH
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
Even-André Karlsson SW Management Consultant Addalot