The Australian Computer Society
Computer systems and embedded computers pervade all aspects of modern daily life, and many implement functions that have the potential to cause death or injury if they do not operate correctly. Some of these systems include emergency service dispatch, car braking, aircraft flight controls railway control and telecommunications systems. These systems are not safe by accident but require safety to be designed into them.
The Australian Computer Society launched
a Safety Critical Systems (SCS) Club in on
The club will foster discussion on the design and development of safety critical systems; as well as debate on more philosophical issues of safety standards (e.g. “How safe is safe enough?”).
Specifically, the Club's purpose is to:
Membership of the Australian Safety Critical Systems Club is open to anyone involved in design and development of safety critical systems, or people with an interest in safety issues. The club may also appeal to anyone interested in the assurance of dependability - Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS). The proceedings of the Workshop and supplementary briefing material will be edited into a Club Handbook.
If you are interested in keeping in touch with the state-of-the-art as regards safety-related systems and RAMS dependability, we urge you to register your interest with the Club. For more information contact the Committee Chair Mr Kevin Anderson (Tel: +61 3 9602 4747 Fax: +61 3 9670 5278 E-mail: email@example.com) and leave a return address or e-mail.