International Workshop on Safety-II in Practice


International Workshop on Safety-II in Practice

We are pleased to announce that a Second International Workshop on Safety-II in Practice will be organised in 2019. The workshop will take place in Lisbon, Portugal and the dates are May 22-24.

Further details will be announced here as soon as they are ready. Queries can already now be sent to this address.

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 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: To be announced

Registration & registration fee

Details to be announced.

Please note that the workshop will be limited to about 50-60 participants. This is due to the capacity of the meeting place as well as the wish to allow for a relaxed atmosphere and active and engaged discussions among the participants.


Details to be provided.

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: WRKSHP2018@safetysynthesis.com

We look forward to welcome you in Cardiff!

(c) Erik Hollnagel, 2018