Automated Car Woes---Whoa There!
by Peter G. Neumann
With all the growing interest in automated cars and driverless cars and recent accidents involving them, we thought we would turn to Risks founder Peter G. Neumann for perspective. Neumann has been moderating the ACM Risks Forum (risks.org) since 1985, and has accumulated a vast trove of experience in the ways that automated systems can not only provoke but enable mishaps. Here he offers an inventory of how automotive automation systems can fail and concludes that the greatest threats to safety come from human tendencies such as being distracted at the moment the system needs an intervention, or having their skills as operators grow rusty over time because the automation is pretty good most of the time.
Science, Reason, and Robots
by Philip Yaffe
March 2016Science depends on logical reasoning. However, the conclusions one comes to intimately depend on the explicit, or more often implicit, assumptions on which the reasoning is based. ...
IoT promises, perils and perspectives: Closing statement: The Internet of Things (Ubiquity symposium)
by Kemal A. Delic
February 2016By many indications, signs, and signals there is writing on the wall: the Internet of Things (IoT) is coming! ...
Internet of Things in Energy Efficiency: The Internet of Things (Ubiquity symposium)
by Francois Jammes
February 2016This paper aims to provide the view of what means IoT (Internet of Things) in energy efficiency applications, of its technical and business impacts, of its opportunities and risks for ...
On Resilience of IoT Systems: The Internet of Things (Ubiquity symposium)
by Kemal A. Delic
February 2016At the very high level of abstraction, the Internet of Things (IoT) can be modeled as the hyper-scale, hyper-complex cyber-physical system. Study of resilience of IoT systems is the first ...
Ensuring Trust and Security in the Industrial IoT: The Internet of Things (Ubiquity symposium)
by Bernardo A. Huberman
January 2016Industrial Internet of Things (IOT) is a distributed network of smart sensors that enables precise control and monitoring of complex processes over arbitrary distances. The great advantage of the industrial ...
Using Redundancy to Detect Security Anomalies: Towards IoT security attack detectors: The Internet of Things (Ubiquity symposium)
by Roopak Venkatakrishnan, Mladen A. Vouk
January 2016Cyber-attacks and breaches are often detected too late to avoid damage. While "classical" reactive cyber defenses usually work only if we have some prior knowledge about the attack methods and ...