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Training & Learning Experience, Mon 29 Oct 2018, free entry

Operating beyond the edge: Safety Critical Systems

Operating beyond the edge: Safety Critical Systems

Operating beyond the edge: Safety critical systems and human factors


Advanced technology continues to be introduced into moving platforms in the air, at sea, on the ground and in space. In some areas, such as flight control systems, it is argued that automating processes results in a higher reliability system but demonstrating safety with such systems is an increasingly expensive process, where residual uncertainty still exists within the complete performance envelope.

Professor Nancy Leveson, the keynote speaker, has described safe systems as the imposition of constraints and this is only possible when the context of use is comprehensively known. Often mishaps can occur when the designed system and the model of the world mismatch, such as in the Ariane V accident

Mishaps can also occur where the control systems transition from automated operation and back into manual operation, leaving the operator to rapidly reconstruct a mental mode of the operating context. It has been argued that the allocation of function, between machine intelligence and human, implies a human vulnerability or weakness, dismissing the creative strength that operators can evidence when required. For example, Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III's Miracle on the Hudson.

This meeting will consider the difficulties in developing technology and in creating a synergistic blend of artificial and human intelligence in advanced moving platforms.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 29 Oct 2018 09:00 to 17:00
Subject to change


Free entry

£5 for students
£32 for members
£40 for non-members.

All delegate prices are per person and subject to VAT at 20%.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Recently refurbished, fully accessible with adapted toilet facilities and lift. Induction loop system in main house.

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28 Duke Street,
LA14 1HH


Plan route to The Forum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 199691  Lat: 54.11150 Long: -3.22673

Follow A590 into Barrow. Turn left at the town centre signpost and continue down Duke Street. The Forum is on your left, free car parking available behind Town Hall after 18.00.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Barrow station

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