WRKSHP_2020_Japan


Registration and registration fees

To be announced.


Venue and accommodation

To be announced.


Workshop "philosophy"

The guiding principle for the workshop is “extended discussions interrupted by short presentations”. In order to achieve this, the number of participants will be limited to 60 – first come, first served.


Practical information

Information about the workshop will be posted on this website.


        We look forward to welcome you in Kyoto.


      (c) Erik Hollnagel, 2019


      We are happy to announce that the third International Workshop on Safety-II in Practise will take place in Kyoto, Japan, on November 26-27, 2020. 


        Aim of the workshop

        The aim of the workshop is to share experiences from how Safety-II has been used by various industries and in various practices. The workshop will give the participants an 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 everyone regardless of their level of experience with Safety-II. (For newcomers it may be a good idea to attend the tutorial on May 10.) It will address the use of Safety-II in a variety of fields and for purposes ranging from investigations, performance analyses, organisational management and development, individual and organisational learning, and resilience. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity to


        • Discuss and exchange experiences on how a Safety-II perspective can be used 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 potential of Safety-II.


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


                • Topics or themes for panel discussions (preferably with a presentation or introduction, but open suggestions of themes are also welcome);
                • Presentations of ongoing or already completed work in industry and/or academia.
                • The relevance of a Safety-II perspective for individual and organisational learning.
                • The strategic management of Safety-II: how to introduce changes to routines and daily practice.


                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 - or whether - you want to be involved. All proposals will be reviewed and comments to the submitters will be provided.

                Please submit your abstract or suggestions to: WRKSHP2020@safetysynthesis.com.


                Important dates



                Local  Workshop on Safety-II in Practice

                Kyoto, Japan, November 26-27, 2020