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ESEC/FSE 2021
Mon 23 - Sat 28 August 2021 Athens, Greece

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Thu 26 Aug 2021 09:20 - 09:40 - Dependability—Cyber-Physical Systems 1
Thu 26 Aug 2021 21:20 - 21:40 - Dependability—Cyber-Physical Systems 1

With the rise of new AI technologies, autonomous systems are moving towards a paradigm in which increasing levels of responsibility are shifted from the human to the system, creating a transition from human-in-the-loop systems to human-on-the-loop (HoTL) systems. This has a significant impact on the safety analysis of such systems, as new types of errors occurring at the boundaries of human-machine interactions need to be taken into consideration. Traditional safety analysis typically focuses on system-level hazards with little focus on user-related or user-induced hazards that can cause critical system failures. To address this issue, we construct domain-level safety analysis assets for sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems) applications and describe the process we followed to explicitly, and systematically identify Human Interaction Points (HiPs), Hazard Factors and Mitigations from system hazards.
We evaluate our approach by first investigating the extent to which recent sUAS incidents are covered by our hazard trees, and second by performing a study with six domain experts using our hazard trees to identify and document hazards for sUAS usage scenarios. Our study showed that our hazard trees provided effective coverage for a wide variety of sUAS application scenarios and were useful for stimulating safety thinking and helping users to identify and potentially mitigate human-interaction hazards.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Conference Day
Thu 26 Aug

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09:00 - 10:00
Dependability—Cyber-Physical Systems 1Journal First / Research Papers +12h
09:00
20m
Talk
An Exploratory Study of Autopilot Software Bugs in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Research Papers
Dinghua WangUniversity of Technology Sydney, Shuqing LiSouthern University of Science and Technology, Guanping XiaoNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Yepang LiuSouthern University of Science and Technology, Yulei SuiUniversity of Technology Sydney
DOI
09:20
20m
Talk
Hazard Analysis for Human-on-the-Loop Interactions in sUAS Systems
Research Papers
Michael VierhauserJKU Linz, Md Nafee Al IslamUniversity of Notre Dame, Ankit AgrawalUniversity of Notre Dame, Jane Cleland-HuangUniversity of Notre Dame, James MasonNorthrop Grumman
DOI Media Attached
09:40
20m
Talk
Incidents Are Meant for Learning, Not Repeating: Sharing Knowledge About Security Incidents in Cyber-Physical Systems
Journal First
Faeq AlrimawiLero - the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, Liliana PasqualeUniversity College Dublin & Lero, Deepak MehtaApple, Nobukazu YoshiokaWaseda University, Bashar NuseibehThe Open University (UK) & Lero (Ireland)
21:00 - 22:00
Dependability—Cyber-Physical Systems 1Research Papers / Journal First
21:00
20m
Talk
An Exploratory Study of Autopilot Software Bugs in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Research Papers
Dinghua WangUniversity of Technology Sydney, Shuqing LiSouthern University of Science and Technology, Guanping XiaoNanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Yepang LiuSouthern University of Science and Technology, Yulei SuiUniversity of Technology Sydney
DOI
21:20
20m
Talk
Hazard Analysis for Human-on-the-Loop Interactions in sUAS Systems
Research Papers
Michael VierhauserJKU Linz, Md Nafee Al IslamUniversity of Notre Dame, Ankit AgrawalUniversity of Notre Dame, Jane Cleland-HuangUniversity of Notre Dame, James MasonNorthrop Grumman
DOI Media Attached
21:40
20m
Talk
Incidents Are Meant for Learning, Not Repeating: Sharing Knowledge About Security Incidents in Cyber-Physical Systems
Journal First
Faeq AlrimawiLero - the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, Liliana PasqualeUniversity College Dublin & Lero, Deepak MehtaApple, Nobukazu YoshiokaWaseda University, Bashar NuseibehThe Open University (UK) & Lero (Ireland)