|Sharing Sessions / Seminars
Chapter Sharing Sessions is our channel for engaging our affiliates and promoting system safety knowledge to our affiliates. Affiliates can access content of our sharing session through our Facebook page. Presentation materials are also available. We highlight past topics below
Affilaites can access presentations from our Facebook page.
Chapter Sharing Session on 16 Sep 2015 [more info]
Chapter Sharing Session on 16 Sep 2014 [More Info]
This sharing session was held at Republic Polytechnic. The session speakers presented on:
Chapter Sharing Session on 27 Jun 2014 [More Info]
We had a sharing session on 27 Jun 2014 with three topics:
Chapter Sharing Session on 24 March 2014
During this session, Dr Jeff Joyce presented on System of Systems (SoS) and their Challenges for System Safety Engineering
Siow Seet Ting presented Closing the gaps in System Safety Coverage
|Onn Eng Ling, ST Kinetics
|Update on Asia Pacific, ISSC 2012 (Australia
|Yap Kwee Seng, Land Transport Authority
|Update of Systems Assurance for Transportation System
|Mok Boon Eang & Ng Suk Yen, ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems) Pte Ltd
|Adaptation of Software Hazard Risk Assessment
|Joyce Hong, Land Transport Authority
|A Systems Assurance Perspective towards a Generic System Engineering
|Associate Professor Rashmi Jain, National University of Singapore
|Systems engineering for Designing More Robust Systems
The Chapter conducted a sharing session on Friday 16 July 10. The following topics were shared:
Topics and Presenters
Topic 1 : Status Update; DoD Software System Safety Engineering Handbook
Presenter : Mr Steven F. Mattern (from Bastion Technologies. Instructor for System Safety Management & Engineering Course)
Topic 2 : Risk Based Explosive Safety
Presenter : Mr Lee Chung Kiat (from Defence Science & Technology Agency. Senior Engineer - Explosive Safety)
Topic 3 : Updates by Founding President of Singapore Chapter
Presenter : Ms Onn Eng Ling (Founding President (Singapore Chapter) & Operating Vice President (Asia))
The Chapter conducted the 2nd run of Dr. Rodney Simmons’s course on “System Safety Analysis Techniques” in Dec 2009 . Response to the course was overwhelming and there were many in the waitlist for the next run that would be held from 25th to 27th January 2010. The Chapter had injected a short session on local practices. Fan Yue Sang and Siow Seet Ting presented on preparation for an effective hazards brainstorming for PHL from the contractor’s and supplier’s view and the systematic development of Fault Tree from System Functional Flow. The course was well received and participants feedback that they would recommend their colleagues for this course.
The Chapter held our regular Sharing Session on Friday 25 Sep 09 at ST Kinetics Founders Hall. Our presenters shared with us the following:
Seet Ting, our new President of Singapore Chapter gave an overview of the goals of the System Safety Society and Singapore Chapter. She introduced the new Chapter Executive Committee (Exco) appointed in August 2009. Seet Ting welcomed safety professions to sign up as members of the System Safety Society and as affiliates to the Singapore Chapter. Members and affiliates should also plan ahead to participate in sharing session and the International System Safety Conference.
Eng Ling introduced the much anticipated GEIA-STD-0010, Standard Practice for System Safety Program Development and Execution. She made a comparison between this commercial standard and the MIL-STD-882D. The methodology of system safety is generally the same although there is regrouping of some requirements. She share the developments that lead to the publication of GEIA-STD-0010. As for the popularity of GEIA-STD-0010 henceforth, we will have to wait and see.
Yue Sang shared the impetus and benefits of certification of safety professionals. These include recognition of individual achievements and sustainment of competency, self esteem and need for a basis of hiring competent safety professionals. He gave an overview of several certification programs and mooted the possibilities and implications of implementing them locally.
Yue Sang shared the “Lead Service” approach for US safety review of Joint programs. We have a similar risk management framework in the SAF. There was however an additional step of safety endorsement by a technical forum before consideration of risk acceptance in the Singapore context. There is a slight complication in that the technical forum may not be in the same “Service” as the risk acceptance authority.
The inaugural International System Safety Regional Conference (ISSRC) 2008 was held in Novotel Clarke Quay, Singapore from 23 April to 25 April 2008. The conference was a success both in terms of the technical sessions and in the conference activities. We look forward to have similar events in the region in future.
More than 60 affiliates attended the sharing session on 22 May 07 held at the DSO National Laboratories. The highlight of the session was Steve Mattern's introduction to guidelines for unmanned systems.
Chapter President, Michael Tan gave an update of the Chapter goals and and achievements over the past two years. Exco Member Fan Yue Sang gave an introduction to the forthcoming 25th ISSC and the International System Safety Regional Conference (ISSRC 2008) to be held in Singapore in 2008. Yue Sang invited system safety practitioners to freely exchange ideas, comments and issues on their system safety experiences in our future sharing sessions.
The Chapter viewed a recording of Chief Defence Scientist, Prof Lui Pao Chuen's Luncheon Speech to the 24th International System Safety Conference held in Aug 2006. Prof Lui gave the background on the development of the defence in Singapore and decribed how system safety has become an important part of the defence eco-system.
Steve conducted two sessions of System Safety Management Course (16 Apr 07 to 20 Apr 07 and 23 Apr 07 to 27 Apr 07. The course was organised by the Singapore Chapter, System Safety Society. All sessions of the course have been popular and well received.
About the Course. The courses each encompassed 5 days of instruction based on the content described. See details.
About the Trainer. Steve Mattern has over 22 years of experience in systems integration, safety engineering and safety risk analysis in ballistic missiles, military aircraft, military ships self-defense, space systems and commercial navigational systems. He is the integrating author of the Software System Safety Handbook for the US Tri-Services under the direction of the Joint Software Safety Committee and currently leads a team of design, test, software and safety engineers in the performance of systems, safety, and software engineering for US government and commercial customers.
Special guest Al Hartkorn from US
Mr Ronald Tan, ST Aerospace
|Mr Lian Tian Tse, DSTA
A sharing session on "Software Safety" was long due as there have been many affiliates had been seeking a baseline of knowledge on this subject. Thanks to our volunteer speakers, we put together a sharing session on 1 Nov 06 on this theme and it commanded a lot of interest.
There was not a dull moment during this sharing session and indications are that our presenters have conveyed valuable information for people who work with safety critical software. All presenters have shared their presentation materials in the affiliates' area. Log in to view.
The Chapter held a sharing session o 11 Jul 06 durng which the current website was launched.
Three topics were shared during this session:
View the presentations in the Affiliates' Area.
The Singapore Chapter held a System Safety Seminar on 10 Feb 06 at the auditorium of the Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA). The seminar concluded with a networking buffet dinner.
The seminar saw the highest attendance with more than a hundred participants. They were from DSTA, Singapore Technology Engineering Subsidiaries, Ministry of Defence, Defence Science Organisation, Ministry of Manpower, DNV (Singapore), Land Transport Authority and others. During the Q&A time, it was clear that there was substantial interest in software safety and the Chapter President, Mr Michael Tan, suggested that the next sharing session focus on the subject.
The Presenters and the titles of their presentations were:
In response to interest from the local defence community, the Singapore Chapter organised two five day System Safety Management Courses in Feb 06 in collaboration with the University of Washington. Sixty participants from DSTA, Ministry of Defence and the local Defence Industry attended the courses.
Participants were pleased with training. In particular, they cited their learning of hazard analysis and application of fault tree analysis. Participants were also grateful for the Steve’s sharing of numerous examples from his experience. The training culminated with the tinker-tanker hands on exercise that brought system safety principles to live.
No one would deny having gone away from the course with a greater clarity of system safety … and everyone enjoyed those entertaining video clips. For members who are still seeking “exercises” that depict systems in their real work, please step forward to offer your systems. In fact, the tinker tanker was brought in to suit participants of earlier courses. Regardless, Steve did not fail to portray the principles & processes of system safety through these exercises, regardless of the example used.
|3 Sep 2005
|Sponsored by DSTA
|28 Jun 2005
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