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IEEE International Conference on Assured Autonomy (ICAA)

Supported by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory & IEEE SMC (support applied for)

Overview
The IEEE International Conference on Assured Autonomy (ICAA) plans to address the gap that exists between theory-heavy autonomous systems and algorithms and the privacy, security, and safety of their real-world implementations. Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence have shown great promise in automating complex decision-making processes across transportation, critical infrastructure, and cyber infrastructure domains. Practical implementations of these algorithms require significant systems engineering and integration support, especially as they integrate with the physical world. This integration is wrought with artificial intelligence (AI) safety, security, and privacy issues.

The primary focus of this conference is the: (1) detection of, (2) response to, and (3) recovery from AI safety, security, and privacy violations in autonomous systems. Key technical challenges include discriminating between application-layer data breaches and benign process noises, responding to breaches and failures in real-time systems, and recovering from decision making failures autonomously.

Topics of Interest
ICAA seeks contributions on all aspects of AI safety, security, and privacy in autonomous systems. Papers that encourage the discussion and exchange of experimental and theoretical results, novel designs, and works in progress are preferred. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Autonomous System and AI Safety

  • Detecting dataset anomalies that lead to unsafe AI decisions
  • Evaluating safety of autonomous systems according to their potential risks and vulnerabilities
  • Resilient, explainable deep learning, and interpretable machine learning
  • Verification, testing and assurance of machine learning models and autonomous systems
  • Autonomic computing for autonomous system safety
  • Standards, ethics, and policies for autonomy and AI safety and bias
  • Test, evaluation, certification and assurance of autonomous AI systems
  • Safety and assurance of human-autonomy teaming

Security and Privacy of Autonomous Systems and AI

  • Detecting dataset anomalies that lead to autonomous system security and privacy violations
  • Differential privacy and privacy-preserving learning and generative models
  • Adversarial attacks on AI and autonomy, and defenses against adversarial attacks
  • Improving resiliency of AI and autonomous system methods and algorithms to various forms of attacks
  • Engineering trusted autonomous system and AI software architectures

Organization

  • Gabor Karsai - Conference Chair, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Lanier Watkins - Conference co-chair, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Abhishek Dubey - Program Committee Co-chair, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Christopher Rouff - Program Committee Co-chair, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • James Weimer - Finance Chair, Vanderbilt University
  • Yogesh Barve - Publicity Chair, Vanderbilt University
Event Date: 
Tue, 06/06/2023 - 7:00am - Thu, 06/08/2023 - 6:00pm
Event Details
Location: 
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Maryland
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