Dear readers, again very welcome to my PhD thesis defence. The time is still 10:15 on 15 June in the lecture hall V:B, V-huset, John Ericssons väg 1, Lund. Faculty opponent will be Erik Hollnagel and it will surely be a couple of hours of severe sweating. The defence seminar will be followed by a lunch and a one-hour workshop in which you as the audience will get the opportunity to engage in interesting discussions with four prominent professors: Sidney Dekker, Britt-Marie Drottz Sjöberg, Inge Svedung and Kurt Petersen (unfortunately Erik Hollnagel has had to declare that he is not able to attend). The theme of these discussions will be: The research within Risk Management and Systems Safety in 2020; where are we heading? The formal invitation is found by clicking on this text. Actually the thesis is now also properly published and available by clicking on this text . I am so looking forward to seeing you in Lund!
Dear readers, after a really nice summer vacation I am back in the office! Defending the dissertation was a great end of a really tough spring semester. I am now looking forward to have more time for out master students in Human Factors and Systems Safety, to hopefully accept a new group of students for 2013 and to shape my professional life to come for the next couple of years. What I wanted to tell you all now is that I just got another article published in a scientific journal. It is maybe the most important paper of my doctoral dissertation, entitled The Social Process of Escalation: A promising focus for crisis management research . In my dissertation this is paper no. I amongst the appendixes. In the thesis it is presented as "submitted", however just a couple of weeks prior to the dissertation defence we got the message that it was accepted. Now it is published in the open access medical journal BMC Health Services Research for you all to view and download (being o
Dear readers, last week I gave a keynote at Velocity , a conference focusing on web operations and performance. The keynote, entitled What, Where and When is risk in system design?, focused on the notion of risk from a more philosophical perspective outlining different frames of constructing risk applied to the domain of web operations and web performance. The keynote was recorded and later also edited to also include the slides that I used. It is now published on YouTube, so here you go - a 26 minute introduction to the notion of risk: If you would like to have a closer look at the slides, here is the presentation for you to click your way back and forth as you like (also available at my presentations page) : Connected to this keynote I also authored a blog post which was published by O'Reilley prior to the conference. Go check it out for more references connected to the concepts mentioned in the keynote. I would also like to thank the participants at the confer