Helsinki & Espoo, Finland 17–20 September (TBC)
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
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 details to be announced.
Four keynote speakers, representing industry, authorities and academia.
18 September: Tutorials
- STPA (Introduction)
- RM Studio STPA
Price: €30 per tutorial, no charge for programme committee members or tutorial instructors.
See the sections below for price information related to ISSAV and ESWC.
ISSAV and ESWC chair
Prof. Pentti Kujala
Dr. Osiris A. Valdez Banda (Co-chair)
ISSAV programme committee
Prof. Pentti Kujala, Aalto University, Finland
Dr. Osiris A. Valdez Banda, Aalto University, Finland
Prof. Spyros E. Hirdaris, Aalto University, Finland
Prof. Pieter van Gelder, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands
Prof. Rudy Negenborn, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands
Prof. Jakub Montewka, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
Dr. Børge Rokseth, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Dr. Marilia Ramos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Prof. Floris Goerlandt, Dalhousie University, United States
ESWC programme committee
Martin Rejzek, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Nektarios Karanikas, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Svana Helen Björnsdottir, Stiki, Iceland
John Thomas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Stefan Wagner, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Sven Stefan Krauss, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Anastasios Plioutsias, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Ioannis Dokas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Simon Whiteley, Whiteley Aerospace Safety Engineering & Management Limited, United Kingdom
Osiris A. Valdez Banda, Aalto University, Finland
Local organising committee
Osiris A. Valdez Banda, DSc; Prof. Pentti Kujala; Prof. Spyros E. Hirdaris; Sunil Basnet, MSc; Meriam Chaal, MSc; Ketki Kulkarni, DSc; Sophie Cook, BSc.