CRC MAKI - Scientific Workshop 2020

Autonomous decision making in network systems under uncertainty

Technically co-sponsored by

Information Technology Society (Informationstechnische Gesellschaft im VDE (ITG).

Date: Friday, 7 February 2020

Venue: Darmstadtium
Room: Level 3, 3.0234 europium3

Wissenschafts- und Kongresszentrum Darmstadt GmbH & Co. KG
Schloßgraben 1
64283 Darmstadt

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Within recent years there has been an increasing trend towards autonomicity within systems and of system components. This has also reached the communication subsystem and the network itself. What these systems have in common is that decisions have to be taken autonomously, often using machine learning and AI components, considering available data sets that often only provide a partial view of the overall situation. This workshop addresses the challenges related to this topic and tries to look at the various different aspects as well as presenting the latest research in the related fields. Research will be presented looking at the data, its providence and its role in autonomous decision making. Further, various examples for autonomous systems are presented and how they cope with uncertainty due to incomplete data or unknown environmental conditions. The workshop will also address the human factor and ethical questions related to machine based decision making under uncertainty and potential failures that might occur. All this is discussed in five presentation by international researchers and within a panel discussion.


08:45 Come Together
09:00 Prof. Dr. Andreas Mauthe
(Universität Koblenz-Landau / TU Darmstadt), Germany
Welcome and Introduction
09:10 Prof. Simon Dobson
(University of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom)
“How good is my dataset?”
10:00 Dr. Andreas Blenk
(TU München, Germany)
“Adversarial Network Benchmarking: A Data-Driven Approach”
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Univ.Prof. Dr. Stephan Weiss
(Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
“State-Estimation and Self-Calibration: From Multiple Sensors to Multiple Agents”
11:50 Group photo
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Falko Dressler
(Heinz Nixdorf Institut, Universität Paderborn, Germany)
“Cooperative Automated Driving: From Assistance Systems to Networking to Human Interaction”
13:50 Coffee break
14:10 Dr. Thomas Grote
(Universität Tübingen, Germany)
"On the Ethics of Algorithmic Decision Making in Healthcare“
15:00 Dr.-Ing. Tobias Meuser
(TU Darmstadt, Germany)
“Distributed Data Management under Uncertainty for Vehicular Networks”
15:30 Panel discussion
15:50 Prof. Dr. Andreas Mauthe
Closing remarks
16:00 End of the Workshop