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First Bieleschweig Workshop on Root Cause Analysis and Risk Analysis

The First Workshop was held on December 17-18, 2002 at the Zentrum f√ľ Interdiziplin√§re Forschung (ZiF) at the University of Bielefeld. There were twenty-six participants, seven talks, and two one-and-a-half hour discussion sessions. The theme of the workshop was the application and comparison of various methods of root-causal analysis. The first discussion identified a number of accidents to be analysed by various methods, and volunteers to perform the analyses by May 2003. The methods to be used and compared are SOL, WBA, STAMP and KI. The second discussion identified evaluation criteria to be used in the comparisons. A "handbook" of these criteria, their meaning and intended application, will appear here shortly