WRKSHP_2020


Since it is uncertain when the UK restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be lifted, it has been decided to reschedule the "Safety-II in Practice" workshop. The new dates are shown below.

All who have either registered, submitted an abstract or been put on the waiting list will be contacted by the organisers as soon as possible.

We apologise for this unexpected change and hope to see you in Edinburgh anyway.


3rd International Workshop on Safety-II in Practice

Edinburgh, Scotland, October 13-14, 2020


The workshop is by now full and the registration has been closed.

If you want to be put on a waiting list, please send a mail to WRKSHP2020@safetysynthesis.com. First come, first served.


We are happy to announce that the third International Workshop on Safety-II in Practise will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on October 13-14, 2020. The Workshop is organised by FRAMsynt.

The workshop will begin with an optional half-day tutorial by Erik Hollnagel on Safety-II in Practice on October 12, and continue with two full days of discussions and presentations on October 13 & 14.


    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 June 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.
            • Ideas that you would like to get a second opinion on.
            • Questions or issues that you have been wondering about and would like to hear more about.
            • 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 100 – 200 words, but even less if need be) 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

            Because the workshop now will take place in October rather than June, the dates in the table below will be revised accordingly as soon as possible.

            Registration opens

            January 14, 2020

            Deadline for abstracts/suggested topics

            March 21, 2020

            Review of abstracts and proposals


            Notice to authors

            April 18, 2020

            Deadline for registration (unless maximum number of participants already has been reached)

            Registration has been closed. You can be put on a waiting list by sending a mail to WRKSHP2020@safetysynthesis.com

            Deadline for payment (Registration is only effective when payment has been received.)

            May 11, 2020

            Deadline for full presentations (optional)

            May 15, 2020

            Registration and registration fees

            The registration site has been closed.  If you want to be put on a waiting list, please send a mail to WRKSHP2020@safetysynthesis.com.

            The registration fee for the workshop is £240.00 (£200.00 plus VAT). This includes participation in the workshop on October 13 & 14, coffee breaks and lunches.

            The fee for the tutorial on October 12 is £54.00 (£45.00 plus VAT).

            On the evening of October 13 there is the option to join a dinner for the workshop participants. The additional fee for the dinner is (tentatively) £40.00.

            Registration only becomes effective upon receipt of the registration fee. Registration and payment will be handled by EventBrite, the link is provided above.


            Venue and accommodation

            The workshop will be held at Surgeons Quarter in Edinburgh.

            A number of rooms have been reserved at the four star Ten Hill Place Hotel, which is part of Surgeons Quarter. The rooms will be held until 8 weeks before the workshop. Guests should make reservations by contacting reservations on 0131 6622080 and quoting block reference SURG100619. Requests after the cut-off date are subject to availability and rate.

            Check in from 14.30 hours and check out by 12 noon. You can email the reservations team at reservations@tenhillplace.com.


            Beyond that Edinburgh has multiple possibilities for accommodation ranging from the mere convenient to the luxurious. Information about accommodation will be provided in due time.


            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. Once the maximum has been reached, later registrations will be put on a waiting list. A limited number of places will, however, be reserved for people who contribute actively by submitting a proposal, cf., above.


            Practical information

            Information about the workshop will be posted on this website


                  We look forward to see you in Edinburgh.