ISSAV/ESWC 2019

International Seminar on Safety and Security of Autonomous Vessels (ISSAV) and European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ESWC) 2019
Aalto-yliopisto Aalto University Väre Kandidaattikeskus A Bloc Undergraduate Centre Otaniemi Kuva: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto-yliopisto

Helsinki & Espoo, Finland 17–20 September

Aalto University is proud to host the 2nd edition of the International Seminar on Safety and Security of Autonomous Vessels (ISSAV) together with the 7th edition of the European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ESWC). ISSAV promotes all aspects of maritime safety and security in the context of autonomous vessels. The seminar focuses on exchanging knowledge about key safety and security challenges and opportunities in the context of autonomous vessels and the autonomous maritime ecosystem. The ESWC focuses on applications and studies related to the Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes (STAMP) which is a relatively new systems-thinking approach to engineering safer systems.

Scope – ISSAV

Autonomous vessels have become a topic of high interest for the maritime transport industry. Recent progress in the development of technologies enabling autonomous systems has fostered the idea that autonomous vessels will soon be a reality. However, before the first autonomous vessel can be released into her actual context of operation, it is necessary to ensure that it is safe and secure. The aim of ISSAV is to promote all aspects of maritime safety and security in the context of autonomous vessels. The seminar focuses on exchanging knowledge about key safety and security challenges and opportunities in the context of autonomous vessels and the autonomous maritime ecosystem. The seminar has a special emphasis on:

  • The challenges in managing safety and security in the operation of autonomous vessels and the entire ecosystem of an autonomous maritime system
  • Innovative approaches for managing the safety of autonomous vessels, supporting the design, operations and managerial strategies for ensuring the safety in the functioning of the autonomous maritime system.
  • Digitalisation as technological enabler for efficient safety and security assurance in the context of autonomous shipping
  • Discussion and research on how to standardise safety approaches for autonomous vessels.
  • The development of intelligent security strategies for establishing resilient and robust systems for autonomous vessels
  • Safety and security integration in the operative context of autonomous maritime systems
  • Safety aspects of autonomous shipping in extreme environments 
People sitting around table

Scope – ESWC

Traditional system safety approaches are being challenged by the introduction of new technology and the increasing complexity of the systems we design, manufacture and operate. STAMP and its associated tools deal with the complexity of systems and provide systematic ways to analyse and assess existing and conceptual systems proactively or detect and illustrate deficiencies revealed through investigations. ESWC brings together researchers and practitioners who apply, or want to get familiar with, STAMP that is widely used in different sectors such as space, aviation, healthcare, defence, nuclear, railways, infrastructure and automotive.

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 analyses
  • 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)

Programme

Click here to view the ISSAV and ESWC programme. (pdf)

Keynote speakers

ISSAV

Pierre C Sames, Senior Vice President, DNV GL - Group Technology and Research Director
“Assurance of complex cyber-physical systems – a class perspective”

Richard Balzano, Deputy Maritime Administrator, Maritime Administration, USA (View biography, pdf)
“Automation and the maritime industry”

Vesa Marttinen, Director of Cruise, Ferry and Superyachts, Wärtsilä
“Data & analytics to drive the safety - as rest of marine operations”

ESWC

John Thomas, Executive Director, MIT Partnership for Systems Approaches to Safety and Security (PSASS)
“Recent STAMP/STPA developments and new applications to autonomy”

Sanna Sonninen, Pilotage Director, Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd.
"Identified safety challenges in remote maritime pilotage"

18 September: Tutorials

Tutorial

Time

Topic

Instructor(s)

1

12:30–14:00

14:00–16:00

STPA Hazard Analysis Introduction Tutorial

STPA Exercise and application

John Thomas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

2

16:00 – 18:00

CAST Accident Analysis Introduction Tutorial

John Thomas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA 

Price: €30 per tutorial, no charge for programme committee members or tutorial instructors.

Hanaholmen Culture Center
Hanaholmen Culture Center and Conference Hotel. Photo: Robert Lindström/Hanaholmen

Information and registration

Call for abstracts

Click here for details on submitting your text.

Deadline: 15 May 2019

Registration

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Venue

Hanaholmen Culture Center and Conference Hotel, Hanasaarenranta 5, 02100 Espoo

Arriving at Hanaholmen

Pricing

See the sections below for price information related to ISSAV and ESWC.

Programme committees

Prof. Pentti Kujala
ISSAV and ESWC chair

Dr. Osiris A. Valdez Banda
Co-chair

Local organising committee

Osiris A. Valdez Banda, Pentti Kujala, Spyros E. Hirdaris, Sunil BasnetMeriam ChaalKetki Kulkarni, Sophie Cook.

Contact information

Osiris Valdez Banda

Osiris Valdez Banda

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher
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