[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: IEEE SMC 2014 - Workshop on System Engineering Human-Centered Intelligent Vehicles

Arun Kumar Ramaswamy arun-kumar.ramaswamy at ensta-paristech.fr
Sat May 24 15:55:38 PDT 2014

Call For Papers

Submission Deadline: June 23, 2014

Workshop on 'System Engineering Human-Centered Intelligent Vehicles' at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2014), San Diego, CA, USA

Workshop URL: http://ensta-paristech.fr/~ramaswamy/SEHCIV2014

Full day workshop

Human-Centered Autonomous Systems in general and Intelligent Vehicles in particular are complex systems engineering problems.  There are technical challenges due to the uncertainty associated with different functions, in addition to the user and social acceptance for these systems to be deployed successfully. The purpose of this workshop is to consolidate on-going efforts from a systems engineering perspective to discuss the feasibility of theoretical reference frameworks that facilitates the integration and validation of Autonomous Passenger Vehicles.

The main focus of the workshop is systematic development of complex autonomous systems where humans play a vital role in decision making. Software architectures that are capable of adjusting the level of autonomy between manual and autonomous operation is an essential feature for autonomous passenger vehicles.  The control sharing and trading between automation and human counterparts is an area of concern where researchers and industries have not arrived at a consensus. The goal of the workshop is to identify the limitations of current approaches and to identify critical challenges in architecting human-centered intelligent vehicles. Specifically, the workshop addresses how the key functional concepts from research areas such as cognitive architectures, self-adaptive software, human behavioral modeling can be formally integrated in order to build safe emergent intelligent vehicles. 

The main purpose of any passenger vehicle is to navigate between its origin and destination, within this process there are two types of interaction: with the driver/passengers and with other entities sharing the same road network.  The focus of this workshop is to explore how Man (driver/passenger) – Machine (vehicle) Interaction is being addressed.  The transition between machine or driver control needs to be implemented whilst ensuring safety. Within this perspective, mechanisms that provide sufficient information to the driver are needed so a sufficient level of trust is reached for the driver to relinquish control.  Further, whenever necessary the machine should relinquish control at the end-of-a mission only when it reckons that the driver can regain control in safety. In case of a situation beyond the autonomous capabilities of the vehicle, the machine should request for assistance to the driver if and only if the driver is in a position to take control, else the vehicle shall be able to move into a safe operational mode. 

This workshop intends to foster discussions and exchanges among participants and exhibit recent and original contributions in these different fields. The main objective is to highlight the future directions of research and to identify the main challenge for an efficient integration of system engineering working on human-centered autonomous systems. The workshop will close with a panel that summarizes the main research axes, the identified issues, and some future challenges. Moreover, we will discuss the organization of the community through an international working group and collaborative projects.

All papers submitted to workshops will be reviewed by the SMC2014 program committee and be considered for publication in the conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

-Intelligent Vehicle Systems and Control 
--Shared/Cooperative Driving
--Driving Assistance Systems
--Driver Behavior Modeling
--Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies
--Multi-Modal Driver Interaction
-Human-Machine Interaction
--Human-Machine Cooperation and Systems 
--Interaction Control in Robotic Systems
--Adjustable/Adaptive Automation
--Human-Robot Cooperation in Teamwork
--Metrics for evaluation of HMI systems
-System Modeling and Control 
--Architectures for Autonomous Systems
--Cognitive Architectures
--Self-Adaptive Software
--Model-Driven Software Development for Autonomous systems
--Human Performance Modeling
--Quality and Reliability Engineering in Cooperative systems
--Formal Methods in System Engineering Autonomous systems

Prof. Mohan M. Trivedi, UCSD, USA
Prof. Christian Schlegel, Hochschule Ulm, Germany
Dr. Stephanie Lefevre, UC Berkeley, USA 
Dr. Javier Ibanez-Guzman, Renault, France
Prof. Adriana Tapus, ENSTA-ParisTech, France

We invite you to submit full papers (4-6 pages) describing new and ongoing work or proposing future research directions using the official IEEE paper template and following the authors guidelines for SMC papers. All contributions should be sent by email to arun-kumar.ramaswamy at ensta-paristech.fr and adriana.tapus at ensta-paristech.fr by June 23, 2014. The authors of the accepted papers will have the opportunity to give a talk or present a poster at the workshop. Submissions will be judged on technical merit and on potential to generate discussion and create community collaboration. Submissions describing on-going or completed work will be strongly encouraged to also include a video or a live-demo proposal as well.

Paper submission deadline: June 23, 2014
Notification of paper acceptance: July 1, 2014
Workshop Date: October 5, 2014

Arunkumar Ramaswamy, Vedecom Institute, France; ENSTA-ParisTech, France
Javier Ibanez-Guzman, Renault S.A.S, France
Bruno Monsuez, ENSTA-ParisTech, France
Adriana Tapus, ENSTA-ParisTech, France

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