MIT's Fourth STAMP Workshop March 23-26, 2015

Blog Post created by B-C-METOYX Employee on Feb 19, 2015

Next month, MIT will hold its 2015 STAMP Conference. Staff from Akamai InfoSec will participate in this event, which makes perfect sense given our close ties and history with MIT.


Some background:

STAMP (Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes) is an accident causality model based on systems theory and systems thinking described in the book "Engineering a Safer World" by MIT Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Nancy Leveson. STAMP/STPA focuses on control problems and it is designed to identify hazards that develop due to unsafe and unintended interactions among the system components without component failures. (For more information, visit this page.)

The event will be held March 23-26. The detailed agenda (with days and times) is not yet ready but will be soon. Below is the list of papers that have been accepted:

Aerospace Applications

• MH 370: STPA Supporting Possible Improvements in Air-Ground Tracking & Communication Systems, Lucas Stephane (Florida Institute of Technology), Ruthvik Adloori (Florida Institute of Technology)

• Application of STPA for Hazard Analysis on Light Aircraft Crosswind Takeoffs, Diogo Silva Castilho, Prof. Ligia Maria Soto Urbina, Prof. Donizeti de Andrade, (ITA Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Brazil)

STAMP/STPA Analysis of Communication Latencies Arising From Remote Testing, Xidong Xu and David Allsop, Boeing

• From CAST to STPA - Closing the Loop, Mike Hurley (BAE Systems) and Mark Monroe (BAE Systems)

• Systematic Review of STPA: A Preliminary Study, Carlos H.N. Lahoz Instituto de Aeronautica and Espaco IAE,Brazil), Synara Rosa Gomes de Medeiros (Embraer)

• Human/Autonomous Controller Extensions to STPA, Dan Montes (MIT and U.S. Air Force)

• Unmanned Aircraft Integration into the National Airspace: A Cognitive Systems Engineering Framework for Safety Model Development, Kip Johnson (MIT and U.S. Air Force)

STECA (System Theoretic Early Concept Analysis) Applied to NextGen, Cody Fleming (MIT)

Medical Applications

STPA in Radiation Oncology, J. Daartz (Massachusetts General Hospital), J. Kang (Volpe National Transportation Systems Center)

STPA Analysis of Changes in the Process for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiography, Aubrey Samost (MIT) and Todd Pawlicki (U.C. San Diego Medical Center)

• Safety Systems Analysis of Brachytherapy Using STPA: A Case Study in Radiation Oncology, Andrew Tang (MIT), Aubrey Samost, Robert Cormack (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston), Antonio Damato (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston)

• Application of CAST to Hospital Adverse Events Analysis, Meaghan O'Neil

• A Systems Approach to Analyzing and Preventing Hospital Adverse Events, Aubrey Samost (MIT), Nancy Leveson (MIT), Sidney Dekker (Griffith University, Australia), Jai Raman (Rush Medical Center)

• Using STPA to support Risk Management for Interoperable Medical Systems, Sam Proctor (Kansas State University), John Hatcliff (Kansas State University), Anura Fernando (Underwriters Laboratory), Sandy Weininger (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Automotive Applications

• Iterative Application of STPA for an Automotive System, Padma Sundaram (GM), Mark A. Vernacchia (GM), Dave Hartfelder (GM), Joseph D'Ambrosio (GM), John Thomas (MIT)

• Application of STPA to Hierarchical Design Approach, Tetsunobu Morita, Nissan Motor Company

• A Cognitive Systems Framework for Identifying Coordination Risks Between Humans and Automation in Automotive Systems, Dajiang Suo (MIT)

• Managing Design Changes using Safety-Guided Design for a Safety-Critical Automotive System, John Sgueglia (MIT)

• A Tool-Based STPA-Process, Dajiang Suo and John Thomas (MIT)


• Panel on the Linkages and Connections Between the NIST Cyber Security Framework and STAMP/STPA, Scott W. Tousley (Cyber Security Division of the Dept. of Homeland Security) and Col. William Young (MIT and U.S. Air Force War College)

• Beyond a Series of Security Nets: Applying STAMP & STPA to Port Security, Adam Williams (MIT and Sandia Lab)

• Cyber Security in Aircraft Networks, Jonas Helfer (MIT)

Other Applications and General Topics

STAMP and Workplace Safety: There's more to it than you think! Larry Hettinger (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety), Marvin Dainoff (Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety) and John Flach (Wright State University)

• Comparison of Risk Analysis Methodologies: Risk Analysis for Better Design and Decision Making, Svana Bjornsdottir (Stiki/Reykjavík University)

• Comparing Sensors' Characteristics on a Robotic System: The EWaSAP Results Against Designers' Non-Theoretical Approaches, Maria Mikela Chatzimichailidou (Civil Engineering Dept. Democritus University of Thrace), Ioannis M. Dokas (Civil Engineering Dept. Democritus University of Thrace)

• Measuring the Situation Awareness Provision Capability in Complex Socio-Technical Systems with STAMP, Maria Mikela Chatzimichailidou (Civil Engineering Dept. Democritus University of Thrace) , Stefanos Katsavounis (Dept of Production and Management Engineering). Democritus University of Thrace) , Ioannis M. Dokas Civil Engineering Dept. Democritus University of Thrace)

• Understanding STAMP/STPA Through a Daily Life Example, Rodrigo Martins Pagliares, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, ITA, São José dos Campos, Brazil, Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil), Francisco Lemos (Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, IPEN, Sao Paolo, Brazil), and Celso Massaki Hirata (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil)

• High Frequency Trading, Accident Investigation, and the 6 May 2010 Stock Market Flash Crash, Gary Vecellio,MITRE (Poster)

• System Theoretic Value Analysis of the United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue Communication System, Steven F. Osgood (U.S. Coast Guard)

U.S. Coast Guard Financial Management: A Systems Approach to Business Process Reengineering, Scott Peterein (U.S. Coast Guard)

XSTAMPP: An eXtensible STAMP Platform As Tool Support for Safety Engineering, Asim Abdulkhaleq and Stefan Wagner (Univ. of Stuttgart)

• Safety Driven Design with UML and STPA, Rejzek Martin, Hilbes Christian, Krauss Sven (Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)

• The Use of STAMP for Analyzing a Software Quality Organization, Gregory Pope (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

• System Safety in Grid Energy Storage: Challenges and Solutions Through Application of STAMP, David Rosewater (Sandia Lab)

• Application of STAMP to Project Risk Management: A Workshop Approach, Lorena Pelegrin (ILF Consulting Engineers)