Workshop on Risk Analysis for Autonomous Vehicles: Issues and Future Directions

Friday, April 26, 2019
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Kay 1-2 Boardrooms, Kim Building of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park

Registration is by invitation only. If you are interested in registering for the workshop, please email Amber Pierdinock at for an invitation.

About the workshop

The world is witnessing remarkable techonology advancements and competitions in autonomous and connected transportation vehicles. These include major developments of self-driving electric cars by high tech companies as well as the traditional automobile manufactueres. Urban areas are bracing for a rapid infusion of these technologies into their roads in the near future. While technology development has been the prime focus of most recent technology innovations, we have witnessed ony limited advances on issues of risk, reliability, and resilience. A number of accidents have already occurred.

Most surveys show that while the public at large is extremely excited about these technologies, concerns over safety, software reliability, security, hacking/misuse, and licensing remained as paramount. 

The objective is to gather the experts from the academy, research institutes, and industry to discuss the issues, identify the gaps, and propose the directions for basic and applied research activities.

The conference will follow with a congressional briefing to update the policy makers about the risk of technology and potential directions for necessary funding.

Workshop topics include:

  • Risk, reliability and resilience (R3) engineering
  • Communications, information and network security
  • Transportation and road infrastructure
  • Learning and reasoning to control complex behavior
  • Legal, ethical and regulatory issues
  • Educational programs related to autonomy

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