— An Interactive Session of the DATE 2021 Special Initiative on Autonomous Systems Design —
Friday, 5 February 2021 – 15:00-15:55
From autonomous vehicles to Industry 4.0, from smart homes to smart cities – cyber-physical technology increasingly participates in actions and decisions that affect humans. However, our understanding of how these applications interact and what is the cause of a specific automated decision is lagging far behind. This comes with a gradual loss in understanding.
The root cause of this problem is that contemporary systems do not have any built-in concepts to explicate their behaviour. They calculate and propagate outcomes of computations, but are not designed to provide explanations. They are not perspicuous.
The key to enable comprehension in a cyber-physical world is a science of perspicuous computing. This session will discuss the foundational, the industrial and the societal dimensions of the perspicuous computing challenge. It is organized by the Center for Perspicuous Computing – TRR 248 – a Collaborative Research Center funded by the German Research Foundation DFG.
clearly expressed and easily understood; lucid.
able to give an account or express an idea clearly.
Introduction: “Enabling comprehension in a cyber-physical world with the human in the loop”
Holger Hermanns, Universität des Saarlandes
Panel: “Is industry or society in need for perspicuous computing? Both? Or neither?”
Panel Moderator: Christel Baier, Technische Universität Dresden