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A Concept for Testing Robustness and Safety of the Context-Aware Behaviour of Autonomous Systems [chapter]

Zoltán Micskei, Zoltán Szatmári, János Oláh, István Majzik
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Due to the adaptive and context-aware nature of these systems, the testing of such properties is especially challenging.  ...  In this paper, we propose a model-based testing approach to capture the context and requirements of such systems, to automatically generate test data representing complex situations, and to evaluate test  ...  This work was partially supported by the ARTEMIS JU and the Hungarian National Development Agency (NFÜ) in frame of the R3-COP project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-30947-2_55 fatcat:qfelacnlmnephgkzommvpcpd7y

RELIABILITY RESEARCH ROADMAPPING WORKSHOP: IMPLICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN

F. Campean, D. Delaux, S. Sharma, J. Bridges
2020 Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference  
This paper presents the outcomes of an European Reliability Research Roadmapping workshop, collating the views of automotive, aerospace and defence industries to identify current reliability challenges  ...  AbstractTransportation industries are the centrepoint for some remarkable transformations driven by technology development and innovation.  ...  This is both for the robust diagnostics of physical and communication systems state (system self-awareness), and the environmental awareness, to support explainable decisions for autonomous systems availability  ... 
doi:10.1017/dsd.2020.337 fatcat:t6a67zdizfernk3rxmat3eu734

A testing framework for predictive driving features with an electronic Horizon

M. Elgharbawy, A. Schwarzhaupt, R. Arenskrieger, H. Elsayed, M. Frey, F. Gauterin
2019 Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour  
In driving simulator tests, various system concepts of a truck series are first evaluated.  ...  The criteria of test completion are specified for assessing the performance of automated driving functions.  ...  As a result, the adaptive test coverage contributes a potential trade-off between efficiency and effectiveness for a scenario-based test concept.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trf.2017.08.002 fatcat:ebqind2uejfnjaxq36aq7nuxja

Towards a Policy-as-a-Service Framework to Enable Compliant, Trustworthy AI and HRI Systems in the Wild [article]

Alexis Morris and Hallie Siegel and Jonathan Kelly
2020 arXiv   pre-print
trust models, ii) highlighting an opportunity for trustworthy-by-design intervention within the systems engineering process, and iii) introducing the concept of a "policy-as-a-service" (PaaS) framework  ...  There is a broader context that is often not considered within AI and HRI: that the problem of trustworthiness is inherently socio-technical and ultimately involves a broad set of complex human factors  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the impact of fruitful discussions with knowledge experts within the Trust-by-Design Micronet initiative (2019)  ... 
arXiv:2010.07022v1 fatcat:dqyu2uwpsze6nptuzpvt4r5ldq

Explainable Software for Cyber-Physical Systems (ES4CPS): Report from the GI Dagstuhl Seminar 19023, January 06-11 2019, Schloss Dagstuhl [article]

Joel Greenyer, Malte Lochau, Thomas Vogel
2019 arXiv   pre-print
This report documents the program and results of the GI-Dagstuhl Seminar 19023 on Explainable Software for Cyber-Physical Systems (ES4CPS).  ...  The goal of this seminar was to serve as a starting point for an interdisciplinary coordination of research activities targeting ES4CPS and an incubator of a new research community around this topic.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the Gesellschaft for Informatik e.V. (GI, German Society for Informatics) and Schloss Dagstuhl for partially funding this seminar.  ... 
arXiv:1904.11851v1 fatcat:r2r5ac6hmnel3f6weiynjwunni

Context-Aware Adaptation in DySCAS

Richard John Anthony, Dejiu Chen, Mariusz Pelc, Magnus Persson, Martin Torngren
2009 Electronic Communications of the EASST  
The addition of autonomic, context-aware dynamic configuration to automotive control systems brings a potential for a wide range of benefits in terms of robustness, flexibility, upgrading etc.  ...  However, the automotive systems represent a particularly challenging domain for the deployment of autonomics concepts, having a combination of real-time performance constraints, severe resource limitations  ...  Acknowledgements DySCAS was funded by the European Commission's 6th framework program "Information Society Technologies". Project number: FP6-IST-2006-034904. Further details available at [DySe].  ... 
doi:10.14279/tuj.eceasst.19.245 dblp:journals/eceasst/AnthonyCPPT09 fatcat:xb64ke2aqrbl7hxjab5776kjui

Risk mitigation by design of autonomous maritime automation systems

Kjeld Dittmann, Mogens Blanke
2022 at - Automatisierungstechnik  
A fundamental requirement for the design and implementation of such a cyber-physical system is seamless, predictable, and secure interoperability between vendor-specific hardware and software subsystems  ...  It addresses international regulations in the field and demonstrates a system design that can meet the requirements for safe behaviour in foreseeable events while also having the ability to call for human  ...  Acknowledgment: The authors would like to acknowledge and express our appreciation for the great teamwork and healthy discussions among fellow colleagues within the ShippingLab Team at the Technical University  ... 
doi:10.1515/auto-2021-0151 fatcat:socq5yhdzrah5fxq4x4r7sthoy

The Need of Intelligent Driver Training Systems for Road Safety

Husnain Malik, Andry Rakotonirainy
2008 2008 19th International Conference on Systems Engineering  
This paper outlines a vision for future research in the area of intelligent driver training systems for enhancing road safety and also presents preliminary implementation. 19th International Conference  ...  In order to address these complex issues, scientists have developed a number of technological systems ranging from Antilock Braking System (ABS), early warning systems to complete autonomous driving solutions  ...  Ignoring the context aware features of warnings might result in a cognitive overload.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icseng.2008.87 fatcat:kzfhsu75rbfvrfxprjgpd2xrwq

Sharpening the Scythe of Technological Change: Socio-Technical Challenges of Autonomous and Adaptive Cyber-Physical Systems

Daniela Cancila, Jean-Louis Gerstenmayer, Huascar Espinoza, Roberto Passerone
2018 Designs  
Autonomous and Adaptative Cyber-Physical Systems (ACPS) represent a new knowledge frontier of converging "nano-bio-info-cogno" technologies and applications.  ...  In this paper, we address some challenges that are stretching the limits of ACPS safety engineering, including tightly related aspects such as ethics and resilience.  ...  Another potential approach to deal with the inscrutability of AI-based systems is robustness testing, which is a relatively mature technology for assessing the performance of a system under exceptional  ... 
doi:10.3390/designs2040052 fatcat:pztqttdhuvenvfuyusa3ib4jka

Towards social autonomous vehicles: Efficient collision avoidance scheme using Richardson's arms race model

Faisal Riaz, Muaz A. Niazi, Xiaosong Hu
2017 PLoS ONE  
Road collisions and casualties pose a serious threat to commuters around the globe. Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) aim to make the use of technology to reduce the road accidents.  ...  Purpose The goal of this paper is to introduce the concept of a social agent, which interact with other AVs in social manners like humans are social having the capability of predicting intentions, i.e.  ...  [15] have also justified the need of autonomous vehicles for efficient fuel consumption and high road safety.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0186103 pmid:29040294 pmcid:PMC5645089 fatcat:igle2ujunjhidpk5swu25lu5ga

Towards Identifying and closing Gaps in Assurance of autonomous Road vehicleS – a collection of Technical Notes Part 1 [article]

Robin Bloomfield , Philippa Ryan, Makoto Takeyama, Yoshinori Tsutake Kanagawa University,
2020 arXiv   pre-print
These notes aim to support the development and evaluation of autonomous vehicles.  ...  Part 1 addresses: Assurance-overview and issues, Resilience and Safety Requirements, Open Systems Perspective and Formal Verification and Static Analysis of ML Systems.  ...  With regard to the safety assurance of an autonomous system, pointwise robustness fails to support or provide evidence for system robustness as discussed in [4] . We thus recommend 1.1.  ... 
arXiv:2003.00789v1 fatcat:bhr3h5neafc5hc2fpraq32gg2u

Conceptual Framework for Ubiquitous Cyber-Physical Assembly Systems in Airframe Assembly

David Sanderson, Jack C. Chaplin, Svetan Ratchev
2018 IFAC-PapersOnLine  
In this paper, we propose a conceptual framework for cyber-physical systems driven by ubiquitous context-awareness by drawing together a unique and coherent vision that merges several extant concepts.  ...  As well as outlining our conceptual framework, we also provide a vision for assembly grounded in a review of existing research in the area.  ...  Autonomic systems are a class of context-aware systems that have their origin at IBM and are described as follows: "The system collects information from a variety of sources including traditional network  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.08.331 fatcat:mywt57bml5coxo5wjz574dylm4

Organic Computing in the Spotlight [article]

Sven Tomforde and Bernhard Sick and Christian Müller-Schloer
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Organic Computing is an initiative in the field of systems engineering that proposed to make use of concepts such as self-adaptation and self-organisation to increase the robustness of technical systems  ...  Based on the observation that traditional design and operation concepts reach their limits, transferring more autonomy to the systems themselves should result in a reduction of complexity for users, administrators  ...  For instance, investigations on complex systems and concepts for developing such systems have been financed by the European Union in the context of the "Future and Emergent Technologies" programme or the  ... 
arXiv:1701.08125v1 fatcat:n7lfovb4sfbp7k4ctejzy4oxyy

AI and robotics to help older adults: Revisiting projects in search of lessons learned

Gabriella Cortellessa, Riccardo De Benedictis, Francesca Fracasso, Andrea Orlandini, Alessandro Umbrico, Amedeo Cesta
2021 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
The analysis is presented with a threefold perspective: A Technological vision illustrates the characteristics of the support systems to operate in a real environment with continuity, robustness, and safety  ...  The article promotes the crucial role of AI and robotics in ensuring intelligent and situated assistive behaviours.  ...  More specifically: Riccardo Rasconi and Federico Pecora for their contribution to the development of the ROBOCARE system; Lorenza Tiberio, for her work on long-term experimentation in the ExCITE project  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2021-0025 fatcat:lbbjzun4xjem5jd3l6hgnpi5ky

The Risks of Remote Pilotage in an Intelligent Fairway – preliminary considerations [chapter]

Janne Lahtinen, Osiris A. Valdez Banda, Pentti Kujala, Spyros Hirdaris, Osiris Alejandro Valdez Banda, Pentti Kujala, Spyros Hirdaris, Sunil Basnet
2020 Proceedings of the International Seminar on Safety and Security of Autonomous Vessels (ISSAV) and European STAMP Workshop and Conference (ESWC) 2019  
as an autonomous system of systems.  ...  Consequently, much less research focus has been drawn on understanding challenges associated with the utilisation of new technologies in the fairway and the infrastructure surrounding a ship operating  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The research presented in this paper is sponsored by Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and Aalto University, Finland and Intelligent Shipping Technology Test Laboratory project  ... 
doi:10.2478/9788395669606-005 fatcat:l7w4aqw6mfhedcpetlefso4qha
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