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BG Tsoi Mun Heng receiving token from Fan Yue Sang

Chapter President and Keynote Speaker BG Tsoi Mun Heng

The ISSRC2008 finally happened!

After months of preparation, the conference finally got off the starting block. It was held at the Novotel Clarke Quay Hotel from 23 to 25 April 2008. A total of 290 delegates from 12 countries attended the conference.

The conference got off on a high note with Brigadier General Tsoi Mun Heng from the Singapore Ministry of Defence sharing with us his perspectives on safety, especially in the context of Singapore, in the Keynote Address during the Opening Ceremony.

A total of 50 papers were presented during the conference. Feedback from participants was very positive and encouraging. Being the first such conference in the region, the participants were enthusiastic and asked many questions. No doubt many went away with a better understanding of system safety.

Ms Patricia Vittitow at International Luncheon
Ms Patricia Vittitow

International Luncheon

Conference delegates were treated to another informative presentation delivered by our distinguished speaker Ms Patricia Vittitow, the Chief of Safety at the US Army Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville, USA during the International Luncheon on the second day of the conference.



The conference also held an off-site event at the Singapore Asian Civilisation Museum on the night of Conference Day 2. The event featured some interesting aspects of entertainment in Singapore. To start off the banquet dinner, the guests were treated to a highly energetic Bhangra Dance. During the dinner, which featured local food, the guests had their names hand painted in Chinese (even translations of Caucasian names!) onto paper fans by a local Chinese Calligraphy Master. The guests were also entertained by an Indian Fortune Teller using a parrot trained to pick up cards which were subsequently used to tell the fortune of the participant.

Check the photo gallaries below for interesting photographs from the conference.

The Singapore Chapter looks forward to another International System Safety Regional Conference in the Asia Pacific Region. Members who are keen to host a regional conference can consult the Singapore Chapter Exco.


Photo Galleries

Opening Ceremony. Click for more pictures at Photobucket album International Luncheon. Click for more pictures at Photobucket album Banquet. Click for more pictures at Photobucket album
Opening Ceremony International Luncheon Banquet at Asian Civilisation Museum
[Delegates can Contact Committee for photos of higher resolution.]



Delegates' Opinion

Delegates who who have given feedback during the conference appreciated the opportunity to network with delegates and safety professionals to share ideas and advance the understanding of safety. Software safety and the software safety tutorial on the third day was cited as beneficial. Delegates were also appreciative of the learnings on concepts, methodology and techniques of system safety.

Overseas delegates enjoyed the Singapore hospitality and congratulated the Organising Committee on the successful ISSRC 08 both for the rich technical content and the organisational efforts.

  • "I thought ISSRC went very well – congratulations to you and your colleagues"
  • "A real treat for all who had the privilege to attend."
  • "I enjoyed the conference which was very well organized and conducted and
    where there was a lot of very interesting presentations. In my eyes a total success!"
  • "A very enjoyable banquet at the Asian Civilisation Museum"

The Organising Committee thanks delegates for the feedback on possible improvements on logistics and programme.

The Singapore Chapter continues to welcome feedback (form) if you were at the ISSRC 08 and have not given us your feedback. We suggest you comment directly on Contact Us.


For our Record

The ISSRC 2008 would not have been possible without the following:

Our Sponsors:

Defence Science and Technology Agency ST Engineering DSO National Laboratories


Our Supporters

Ministry of Defence, Singapore Ministry of Transport, Singapore Ministry of Manpower, Singapore


Organising Committe

Technical Programme Committee

Paul Kryska (USA)
Tan See Heng (Singapore)
Wu Tzu Chien (Singapore)
Onn Eng Ling
Vice Chair
Fan Yue Sang
Finance Chair
Lee Chung Kiat
Publicity Chair
Teo Yeow Keong
Facility & Equipment
Siow Seet Ting
Eileen Seah
Holger Becht (Australia)
Peter Cheak (Singapore)
David Chua (Singapore)
Jon Derickson (USA)
Simon Ho (Hong Kong)
Evelyn Lui (Singapore)
Mok Boon Eang (Singapore)
Yashushi Mori (Japan)
Oei Su Cheok (Singapore)
Michael Tan (Singapore)
Tham Yew Kong (Singapore)
Ten Lin Mei (Singapore)
Yap Kwee Seng (Singapore)
Yeong Chark Sung (Singapore
Clif Ericson (USA)
Fan Yue Sang (Singapore)
John McDermid (UK)
Joyce McDevitt (USA)
Geoff McIntyre (USA)
Su Cheok (Singapore)
Onn Eng Ling (Singapore), Chairperson
John Wieczorek (Aust