Post-conference day

Hosted by
High-Integrity Systems Engineering Group, University of York, UK
Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre, University of Leeds, UK
Automotive engineers have a duty to address ethical issues that may arise in the development, assessment, use and maintenance of critical vehicle systems. Dealing with ethical conflicts during functional safety analysis and assessment is particularly challenging, especially when making and justifying decisions concerning risk acceptability. This can be further complicated by organisational issues and contractual limits that do not necessarily align with the boundaries of ethical responsibility.

Using interactive case studies throughout, this workshop will guide attendees through the challenges of identifying, assessing, and responding to, the ethical issues arising in the everyday practice of safety-critical systems development and assessment. This will include discussion of the issues surrounding novel technologies deployed in safety-critical applications, including autonomous vehicles. In addition to discussing personal professional practice, the workshop will describe organisational responses and support for ethical practice.

The tutorial will include opportunity for delegate feedback and discussion.


Kevin Macnish

Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Applied Ethics
Leeds University

Chris Megone

Centre Director and Professor of Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics
Leeds University

Ibrahim Habli

Research and Teaching Fellow in Safety-Critical Systems
University of York

1:00 PM - 09:00 AM Objective Approach to Hazard Analysis of Autonomous Systems in vehicles

Gunwant Dhadyalla, Principal Engineer, Warwick University Siddartha Khastgir, Researcher, Warwick University
The workshop will introduce a new objective approach to hazard analysis. This workshop will be Conducted in a World Cafe model. The following topics will be covered:
  • Inter-rateability variation in Hazard Analysis and rules of Objectification of Hazard Analysis
  • Round 1: Groups to conduct the hazard analysis for a given hazard
  • Round 2: Hazard analysis using the rules introduced


Gunwant Dhadyalla

Principal Engineer
Warwick University

Siddartha Khastgir

Warwick University

09:00 AM - 1:00 PM Applying ISO 26262 to heavy vehicles and application of new functional safety processes

A dedicated workshop for engineers working with technologies for heavy vehicles and buses and are about to experience the process changes for applying and illustrating compliance according to ISO 26262 in 2018:
  • ISO 26262 Edition 2 timing for trucks and buses subgroup
  • Changes currently being worked for commercial trucks and buses
  • Interaction with existing processes and standards

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Hardware failures: Complex safety mechanisms for random faults and failures by optimized fault analysis

Kai Höfig, Senior Key Expert for Model-based Safety and Reliability, Siemens AG
Component Fault Tree Analysis – Managing complexity with a component-centered analysis approach:
  • Model driven development as a key approach to increasing development complexity
  • Applying a component-based modeling approach to RAMS analysis activities
  • Reduction of development costs, higher product quality and shorter time-to-market by extending the advantages of model driven development to safety engineering activities


Kai Höfig

Senior Key Expert for Model-based Safety and Reliability
Siemens AG