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Welcome to the Midwest Gateway Chapter of INCOSE. We are based in the St Louis region, from Rolla to the Metro East.

Bronze Chapter Award 2004
2004
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2005
 Bronze Chapter Award 2005
2020
Silver Chapter Award 2006
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2007
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2008
Silver Chapter Award 2009
2009
Silver Chapter Award 2010
2010
Silver Chapter Award 2011
2011

INCOSE/GfSE Webinar 8: Safety assurance under uncertainty

  • Date:
    June 01, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    ET
Click to download GfSE - INCOSE Webinar 8 Invitation!


Meeting Title: Safety assurance under uncertainty
Presenter
 Name: 
Prof. Simon Burton
Date: Wednesday, 1 June 2022
Time EDT: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm EST (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm UTC; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET) 

Abstract 

Assuring the safety of modern, highly automated systems presents huge challenges to existing Systems Engineering processes. Such systems are becoming increasingly complex. That is, they exhibit emergent behavior, coupled feedback, non-linearity and semi-permeable system boundaries. These drivers of complexity are further exacerbated by the introduction of AI and machine learning techniques. The result of these developments is an increase in uncertainty in our ability to argue their safety.

Using examples from the field of automated driving, this webinar introduces sources of uncertainty and emergent complexity in the safety assurance process of such systems and discusses why existing safety approaches are reaching their limits of effectiveness.

Simon’s talk will illustrate how defining sources of uncertainty and acknowledging the impact of these risk factors at the governance, management and technical levels of the system is key to developing effective safety assurance strategies. State-of-the-art and current research in this area is summarized. Simon’s talk will conclude with the hypothetical question of whether such systems will ever by “safe enough” and how we could go about arguing such a claim.

 Take-Away Key Message
  • To understand the path to safe, highly automated AI-based cyber physical systems it is essential to acknowledge the root causes of complexity and uncertainty within the safety assurance process. This webinar will discuss how a holistic view of the system as well as dedicated measures during design and operation can be used to argue the safety of such systems de-spite these challenges.

Register in advance for this webinar at:

https://incose-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4fxs9diOSfGffFdLBJ4IPQ

Upcoming Chapter Events

New Chapter Members

The following individuals joined the Midwest Gateway Chapter in 2021:
Jan 5 - Ha Phuong Le
Jan 21 - Bertrand Hughes
Mar 26 - Brendan Devine
Aug 10 - Lucas Mobberley
Aug 17 - Geoffrey Buck
Aug 18 - Ross Schwake
Aug 20 - Lori Kao
Sep 24 - Caleb Blissett

INCOSE/GfSE Webinar 8: Safety assurance under uncertainty

  • Date:
    June 01, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    ET
Click to download GfSE - INCOSE Webinar 8 Invitation!


Meeting Title: Safety assurance under uncertainty
Presenter
 Name: 
Prof. Simon Burton
Date: Wednesday, 1 June 2022
Time EDT: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm EST (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm UTC; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET) 

Abstract 

Assuring the safety of modern, highly automated systems presents huge challenges to existing Systems Engineering processes. Such systems are becoming increasingly complex. That is, they exhibit emergent behavior, coupled feedback, non-linearity and semi-permeable system boundaries. These drivers of complexity are further exacerbated by the introduction of AI and machine learning techniques. The result of these developments is an increase in uncertainty in our ability to argue their safety.

Using examples from the field of automated driving, this webinar introduces sources of uncertainty and emergent complexity in the safety assurance process of such systems and discusses why existing safety approaches are reaching their limits of effectiveness.

Simon’s talk will illustrate how defining sources of uncertainty and acknowledging the impact of these risk factors at the governance, management and technical levels of the system is key to developing effective safety assurance strategies. State-of-the-art and current research in this area is summarized. Simon’s talk will conclude with the hypothetical question of whether such systems will ever by “safe enough” and how we could go about arguing such a claim.

 Take-Away Key Message
  • To understand the path to safe, highly automated AI-based cyber physical systems it is essential to acknowledge the root causes of complexity and uncertainty within the safety assurance process. This webinar will discuss how a holistic view of the system as well as dedicated measures during design and operation can be used to argue the safety of such systems de-spite these challenges.

Register in advance for this webinar at:

https://incose-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4fxs9diOSfGffFdLBJ4IPQ

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