Workshop 2018

International Workshop on Safety-II in Practice

June 14-15, 2018 – Cardiff, UK

Registration closed (see below)!

See workshop programme and abstracts here

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.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submissions to proceedings: May 15, 2018

Registration & registration fee

We have now well over 50 registered participants. In order to ensure that this will be a workshop and not a conference, the registration has therefore been closed.

  • It is still possible to register if you are a presenter (or co-presenter) and your submission has been accepted. If so, you will already have received a mail from the organisers about that.
  • If you want to be put on a waiting list, please send a mail to the organisers. You will then be notified if there are any cancellations.

To register for the workshop, please fill in this registration form. 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”.


The workshop will be held at the Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Queen's Buildings, The Parade, CARDIFF CF24 3AA, Wales, UK.

How to get to the Cardiff School of Engineering

  • By Road: Postcode for your satnav is: CF24 3AA
  • By Rail: Cardiff Queen Street Station, 10 minutes’ walk
  • After arriving at Cardiff Central Railway Station, please go to Platform 6 and take train to Cardiff Queen Street Station (you can use your ticket directly and don't need to buy a new one). It takes about 10 minutes by walk from Cardiff Queen Street to the Venue.
  • By Air: Cardiff Airport, 25.30km/15.75mi; Bristol Airport 75.30km/46.79mi.


A hotel booking service can be found here.

Travel details can be found here. The nearest major airport is in Bristol.

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