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Formal development of policing functions for intelligent systems

Bogdiukiewicz, Chris, Butler, Michael, Hoang, Thai Son, Paxton, Martin, Snook, James, Harvey, Waldron, Xanthippe and Wilkinson, Toby (2017) Formal development of policing functions for intelligent systems At The 28th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), Toulouse, France. 23 - 26 Oct 2017. 11 pp.

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We present an approach for ensuring safety properties of autonomous systems. Our contribution is a system architecture where a policing function validating system safety properties at runtime is separated from the system's intelligent planning function. The policing function is developed formally by a correct-by-construction method. The separation of concerns enables the possibility of replacing and adapting the intelligent planning function without changing the validation approach. We validate our approach on the example of a multi-UAV system managing route generation. Our prototype runtime validator has been integrated and evaluated with an industrial UAV synthetic environment.

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Submitted date: 12 May 2017
Accepted/In Press date: 12 July 2017
Published date: October 2017
Venue - Dates: The 28th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), Toulouse, France, 2017-10-23 - 2017-10-26


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ORCID for Michael Butler: ORCID iD
ORCID for Thai Son Hoang: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 13 Jul 2017 16:31
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 13:20

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Author: Chris Bogdiukiewicz
Author: Michael Butler ORCID iD
Author: Thai Son Hoang ORCID iD
Author: Martin Paxton
Author: James, Harvey Snook
Author: Xanthippe Waldron
Author: Toby Wilkinson

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