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Workshop on the

 Investigation and Reporting of Incidents and Accidents

17th - 20th July 2002, The Senate Room, University of Glasgow.

Incident and accident reporting systems play a primary role in the
safety of many different
industries across the globe. These systems are extremely diverse; the
practices and techniques that have been
developed within one industry are seldom shared by those in other areas.
Similarly, techniques that have been
developed within one national industry are often completely different
from those that are exploited in other
countries. These observations have considerable practical consequences.
It can be difficult or impossible to
exchange data between these many diverse systems. Similarly, it can be
difficult to ensure that `best practices'
are effectively transferred between industries and between national
systems. This workshop is intended to
provide a forum for the exchange of information about incident and
accident reporting systems in many different
application domains, including but not limited to aviation, chemical
process industry, healthcare, military
systems, the rail industry and nuclear applications. We are interested
in multi-disciplinary approaches that
address the following topics, although we welcome papers that address
issues beyond these particular items:

      the integration of human factors, system engineering and
management concerns;
      forensic software engineering and techniques for analysing
software failure;
      appropriate investigatory techniques, eye-witness interviewing and
      studies on the scope of evidence gathering following incidents and
      causal analysis techniques;
      presentation and dissemination of safety-related information;
      integrating incident and accident recommendations into broader
risk analysis and assessment;
      incident `starvation' and the problems of under-reporting;
      incident `saturation' and the problems of scale in incident
      data mining and trending techniques for incident data;
      validation and the monitoring of incident and accident reporting
      field studies in the application of incident and accident

Deadlines: Authors should submit full papers not exceeding 6000 words.
Alternatively, there will be an
opportunity to present more interactive work in the form of posters. In
this case, authors should send abstracts
of their proposed presentation not exceeding 2000 words. All submissions
must reach Chris Johnson to arrive by
15th April 2002. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Authors will be
notified of the committee's decision and
revised final versions of all papers must be returned by 15th June for
inclusion in the proceedings. There will be
preprints of all of the papers at the workshop. Selected papers from the
workshop will be published in a
forthcoming book on accident and incident reporting.

Programme Committee:
David Aha, US Naval Research Laboratory.
Sue Bogner, US Inst. for Study of Medical Error.
Daniela Busse, Microsoft, USA.
P. Carlo Cacciabue, European Research Centre.
Kren Clayton, UK Health and Safety Executive.
Jan Davies, University of Calgary, Canada.
Peter Galison, Harvard University, USA.
Andrew Hale, Delft Univ. of Technology, NL.
C. Michael Holloway, NASA Langley, USA.
Chris Johnson, Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland.
Peter Ladkin, Univ. Bielefeld, Germany.
Gilles Le Galo, EUROCONTROL, Belgium.
Mike O'Leary, British Airways, UK.
Jari Nisula, AIRBUS, France.
Olof Norlen, Swedish Air Traffic Control (Luftfartsverket)
Constance Perin, MIT, USA.
Peter Tait, CHIRP, UK.
Tjerk van der Schaaf, T.U. Eindhoven, NL.
Peter Stastny, EUROCOCONTROL, Belgium.
Barry Strauch, NTSB, USA.
Charles Vincent, UCL, UK.
David Woods, Ohio State Univ., USA.
Linda Wright, Delft Univ., NL.

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