Recent news and events


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CPNI publishes new security-informed safety page containing a range of useful guidance dedicated to safety and security specialists

Feb 6, 2023

UK Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) published a series of guidance documents that cover extensive expert information on the approach to security-informed safety assurance and the Claims, Arguments and Evidence (CAE) methodology.

ASCE 5.1 delivers enhanced functionality, support for GSN v3 and next generation assurance case design.

Oct 03, 2022

Adelard, part of NCC Group, is pleased to announce the release of ASCE 5.1. The release signifies an important milestone in the evolution of ASCE with the new version incorporating improvements to many familiar features as well as the introduction of new features aimed at embracing the next generation of assurance case design, Assurance 2.0.

Peter Bishop presents a paper at ESREL 2022

Sep 01, 2022

On September 1st 2022, our Chief Scientist Peter Bishop presented a paper to the European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2022) entitled: "Proportionate Assurance of Smart Devices used in the UK Nuclear Industry".

Sofia Guerra presents at NPIC&HMIT 2021

Jun 18, 2021

Adelard’s partner Dr Sofia Guerra attended the American Nuclear Society's 12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021) conference held on 14-17 June and presented Adelard’s research papers discussing the use of COTS devices in safety-critical sectors and various justification approaches employed by industries.

Clarion Housing Group works with Adelard to develop safety case framework in response to Hackitt report.

May 05, 2021

Clarion Housing Group is collaborating with Adelard, safety case and risk management specialists, to develop and deploy a safety case programme and framework for Higher Risk Buildings (HRB) helping to further enhance the safety of its residents and visitors.

Robin Bloomfield, keynote speaker at Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS'21)

Feb 04, 2021

Professor Robin Bloomfield, partner at Adelard LLP, will be delivering a Keynote presentation at Safety-Critical Systems Symposium on 10 February 2021 at 2:00pm (GMT). Robin will introduce the why, what, and how of Assurance 2.0: A Manifesto. Assurance 2.0 has been developed in response to the challenges posed by new developments including systems in which major functions are driven by machine learning as well as the persistent issues of effective and timely assurance.

Adelard's partner Sofia Guerra co-authors report with IAEA

Oct 07, 2020

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published the report co-authored by Adelard’s partner Dr Sofia Guerra “Challenges and Approaches for Selecting, Assessing and Qualifying Commercial Industrial Digital Instrumentation and Control Equipment for Use in Nuclear Power Plant Applications”.

New research paper co-authored by Peter Bishop

Jul 01, 2020

Adelard's Chief Scientist Peter Bishop, collaborated with Andrey Povyakalo to release the research paper "A conservative confidence bound for the probability of failure on demand of a software-based system based on failure-free tests of its components".

Adelard launches ASCE 5 and new support website

Apr 21, 2020

Adelard LLP has released the fifth generation of ASCE with a host of new updates aimed at bringing operational improvements to the development, maintenance and communication of assurance and safety cases.

Toward Trustworthy AI Development - Heidy Khlaaf co-authored a new multi-stakeholder report

Apr 16, 2020

Heidy Khlaaf, Senior Consultant at Adelard, joined the international team of academic researchers, industry scientists, policy experts and other stakeholders involved in the development of AI to co-author “Toward Trustworthy AI Development: Mechanisms for Supporting Verifiable Claims” report.

Autonomous road vehicles - Adelard releases TIGARS project conclusions

Mar 25, 2020

TIGARS (Towards Identifying and closing Gaps in Assurance of autonomous Road vehicleS) was an international research project aimed at investigating the assurance gaps and challenges for first generation autonomous systems, and research into novel techniques and engineering processes for addressing them.

Adelard delivers keynote lecture at SREcon19

Nov 20, 2019

Heidy Khlaaf, Consultant at Adelard, was invited to deliver the keynote lecture at Site Reliability Engineering Conference 2019 (SREcon19) in Dublin, Ireland. SREcon is an annual conference gathering engineers and enabling them to discuss topics of site reliability, systems engineering, and working with complex distributed systems at scale.

Adelard wins contract to streamline release into service process for the ATM safety case for the Queen Elizabeth-class (QEC) aircraft carriers.

Oct 23, 2019

Adelard LLP in conjunction with Osprey Consulting Services will be assisting DE&S in modernising its existing safety case and compliance matrix for Air Traffic Management (ATM) for the QEC aircraft carriers.

Adelard updates DOORS integration for ASCE

Oct 10, 2019

Adelard has released an updated version of its DOORS integration for ASCE. Now compatible with the latest versions of IBM Rational DOORS classic, (9.6 and 9.7), the integration permits traceable content managed by DOORS to be inserted into the safety or assurance case within ASCE.

DE&S renew commitment to ASCE

Aug 28, 2019

Adelard LLP is delighted to announce the renewal of a contract for the continued use of ASCE within DE&S Air Operating and Weapons Operating Centres. The contract signed in March 2019 covering both operating centres will run for 3 years.