11th International IEEE Conference
Dependable Systems, Services and Technologies
Ukraine, Kyiv, May 14-18, 2020

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  • Deadlines

    Paper submission: Extra deadline March 3, 2020

    Notification of paper acceptance: March 23, 2020

    Final manuscript: April 5, 2020

    Registration and payment: April 8, 2020

    Program draft publication: May 1, 2020

    Conference date: May 14-18, 2020

  • Contacts

    Department 503, DESSERT’2020 Organizing Committee,
    National Aerospace University n. a. N. E. Zhukovsky “KhAI”,
    Chkalov str., 17, Kharkiv, 61070, Ukraine
    Phone: +38 (095) 564 76 69
    (contact person – Anastasiia Strielkina)


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Yannick Fourastier

Safety of autonomous intelligent systems: from cognitive techniques dependability to assurance level of decision self-making


Autonomous intelligent systems rely on decision self-making from the gathered environmental information. While this intelligence is partial and fragmented, and cognitive techniques are of limited maturity, the decision function must produce results whose validity and scope must be balanced against the uncertainty, assumptions and hypothetical limitation of safety risks. The safety of autonomous intelligent systems relies on cognitive techniques dependability, and also on assurance level of decision self-making. Beyond the trustability of the self-decision, the usage and the scope of the considered system are at stake, therefore the definition of security techniques that aim to guarantee the system assurance for the intended use. Security techniques for cognitive systems may be consequently tightly intricated, are part of the system, and its resulting safety.

This paper introduces a short state of the art regarding the dependability of cognitive techniques, their assurance level definition and related engineering practices. It elaborates regarding the design of autonomous intelligent systems safety, then it discusses its security design and engineering for the mitigation of safe violations led by the cognitive functions.

Dr Yannick Fourastier leads CodEUrope SAS, a French innovative company specialist of phygital platforms. Educated as a general engineer in France, Yannick is also titled with an Executive MBA, completing with a Ph.D. by INSA Toulouse. His research belongs to LAAS-CNRS, Laboratory for Advanced architecture and Analysis of Systems, in Toulouse France. A former executive at Bombardier, Yannick led industry 4.0 agenda after leaving Airbus for which he drove multi-year programs for industry digitalization and cybersecurity, after contributing to setup BoostAerospace and sistership platform, to the implementation of Airbus R&T Centre in the UK with an advanced manufacturing techniques lab. During his Airbus years, Yannick also drove as a chief technical officer the reference with the aeronautic global community for security process standardization for airworthiness certification. Prior that he led diverse activities for aerospace systems. His former dozen years activity develop at industry, which industrial engineering and strategy. Yannick’s research activity concentrates on cybernetic, regarding trustworthiness of autonomous self-governed system.

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