30 January 2012

Call for Papers: Learning from Experience and Event Analysis Methods for Improved Safety

A special issue of International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management

This special issue will highlight recent progress, ideas, problems and solutions relating to the multifaceted methods of learning from experience and accident analysis.

Learning from experience is far more than just an event and accident analysis method. It concerns data collection methods, different analysis methods, the implementation of databases to store information, and reuse of the information gathered and the lessons learned (for instance in training sessions). In an organisation, the learning from experience process is also affected by a wide range of sociocultural factors; it therefore interacts closely with the safety culture of the organisation.

One the other hand, accident analysis methods are based on an accident meta-model and this approach frames the results of the analysis. They also differ in the emphasis they place on technological, human or organisational aspects.

This issue is intended for academics, practitioners, scientists and engineers involved in the areas of business, economics, scientific and technological disciplines, energy industries, environmental and ecological systems, safety, public health and medical services.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Learning from experience methods
  • Learning from safety events
  • Organisational learning processes
  • Safety training
  • Accident analysis methods
  • Events investigation
  • Accident models and meta models
  • Case studies and event databases
Important Dates
Submission deadline: 1 June, 2012
Notification of acceptance: 1 August, 2012
Final version due: 1 October, 2012

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