The First IFIP Workshop on
Intelligent Vehicle Dependability and Security (IVDS)

29 January - 1 February 2021
Winter Meeting of the IFIP Working Group 10.4 on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance
Virtual on Zoom

Program   Participants   Organizers

The IFIP Working Group 10.4 (Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance) has recently undertaken a project on Intelligent Vehicle Dependability and Security (IVDS). Through its workshops, its affiliations with larger conferences, and landmark publications as a group and by many of its members, WG 10.4 has contributed significantly to both R&D and application of highly dependable and secure computing systems. The vision of the project is the realization of highly dependable and secure operation of intelligent vehicles (IVs), verified and validated with respect to strict dependability (particularly safety) and security requirements by rigorous state-of-the-art methods. The types of vehicle intelligence assumed in the vision are principally those associated with SAE Driving Automation Levels 3-5, per SAE Int'l Recommended Practice J3016. In pursuit of this vision, the project's mission is to facilitate awareness and provide pro bono counsel to both automotive stakeholders and relevant standardization/regulatory bodies. The goals of the project correspond to acquiring and disseminating knowledge with respect to a number of important concerns regarding dependable and secure IVs, including Measures, Standards, Employment of Machine Learning Algorithms, Key Design Methods, and Assurance and Certification.

In this first IVDS workshop, the goal is to debate and provide arguments on all sides of the following hypothesis:

Level 3 autonomous vehicles cannot be made acceptably safe with current technology and practices.

The scope includes such aspects as quantification of acceptable safety, dependable and secure architectural approaches, validation of quantifiable safety of AI/ML algorithms, human factors considerations for mixed mode autonomy (L3), and relevant standards and regulations. The expected workshop outcome is a set of specific actions, both short term and long term, to achieve the IVDS project's vision, mission and goals outlined above.