Workshop 2018

International Workshop on Safety-II in Practice

June 14-15, 2018 – Cardiff, UK

International Workshop on Safety-II in Practice

We are pleased to announce an International Workshop on Safety-II in Practice. The workshop will take place in Cardiff, UK on June 14-15, 2018, and is organised by Cardiff University in collaboration with FRAMsynt.

The workshop follows the 2018 FRAMily meeting, which takes place at Cardiff University June 11-13.

Aim of the workshop

The aim of the workshop is to share experiences from how Safety-II has been used in various industries and applications. The participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss the lessons learned – good as well as bad, practical as well as methodological. The workshop will be a unique – and first – opportunity for safety professionals and researchers to interact with like-minded colleagues, to debate the strengths and weaknesses of Safety-II, and to share ideas for further developments.


The workshop is open to anyone who is actively interested in Safety-II, regardless of their level of experience. It will address the use of Safety-II in a variety of fields and for various purposes ranging from safety related investigations, performance analysis, organisational management and development, individual and organisational learning, and resilience. During the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss and exchange experiences on the use of Safety-II to analyse and manage complex socio-technical systems.
  • Receive feedback on and support for your own Safety-II projects.
  • Learn about the latest developments and application areas of Safety-II.
  • Develop a perspective on the long-term integrative potential of Safety-II.

Discussion topics, presentations and papers

You can contribute actively to the workshop by submitting proposals for:

  • Topics or themes for panel discussions (preferably with a presentation or introduction);
  • Presentations of ongoing or already completed work in industry and/or academia.
  • The relevance of Safety-II for individual and organisational learning.
  • Limits and difficulties of implementing Safety-II – practically and conceptually.

For each type of proposal, please provide a short abstract (about 200 – 400 words) with a summary of what you would like to present or discuss and how you want to be involved. All proposals will be reviewed and comments to the submitters will be provided.

Please submit your abstract to: with the word PROPOSAL in the subject field.

Important dates

  • Registration opens: January 15, 2018
  • Deadline for proposals: March 15, 2018
  • Feedback to submitters: April 15, 2018
  • Deadline for registration: April 30, 2018
  • Deadline for submissions to proceedings: May 15, 2018

Practical Information

News about the workshop will be posted on this website as well as by other means (to be determined).

Registration & registration fee

To register for the workshop, please fill in this registration form. To encourage active discussions, the workshop will be limited to 50 participants.

The registration fee for the workshop is 180.00 GBP and includes participation in the workshop on June 14 & 15, coffee breaks and lunches. There is also a joint workshop dinner (40.00 GBP) in the evening of June 14.

Registrations only become effective upon receipt of the registration fee. In advance of the workshop, payments can only be made by bank transfer by using the banking information provided on the registration form.

Please identify clearly all payments with the reference “Safety-II 2018”.

Venue & Accommodation

Details will be provided when the registration opens in 2018.

Scientific Organising Committee

Erik Hollnagel, David Slater, Steve Shorrock, Jean-Christophe Le Coze, Sunghyun Hong, ...

Local Organising Committee

David Slater, ...

Questions, suggestions and ideas

For further questions, suggestions and ideas do not hesitate to contact the scientific organising committee through:

We look forward to welcome you in Cardiff!


(c) Erik Hollnagel, 2018