Technical Meeting Development, Affordability & Qualification of Complex Systems 2019

Redstone Complex Systems 2018

The Redstone Chapter is sponsoring a Technical Meeting on the Development, Affordability and Qualification of Complex Systems. This event will be held at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, February 20-21, 2019. The meeting will discuss standards, processes, methods and tools relevant to the qualification and fielding of aviation systems exhibiting the complex behaviors induced by artificial intelligence. Leading experts from the government, academia, and industry will discuss the challenges of affordably developing and qualifying these complex systems.This Technical Meeting offers an opportunity to present and discuss advances in every area of vertical flight technology with a focus on affordably and safely developing highly integrated subsystems into a highly reconfigurable piloted, optionally piloted or unmanned vertical lift platform. Current topics of particular interest include but are not limited to the following areas:
  • Verification and validation of artificial intelligence algorithms including the potential for adversarial training examples to undermine operaitonal performance;
  • Understanding the human factors impact of increased system complexity driven by autonomous systems behavior; and
  • Safety arguments for architectures that include artificial intelligence in high-integrity applications.
Papers from all disciplines are welcome to discover new approaches that target this challenging subject. Abstracts of approximately 1000 words are to be submitted in PDF form to abstracts@ahsredstone.org no later than Aug 31, 2018.

Abstract should convey a complete synopsis, summarize figures and illustrations, and include a summary of important conclusions. If the abstract is accepted, the author commits to prepare a final paper, attend the Technical Meeting and present on the topic. If an author is unable to attend the meeting and present, then it is incumbent upon him or her to find a substitute presenter.
  • Papers presented previously are not eligible for consideration.
  • Authors will be notified of paper selection in October 2018. Directions for submitting the final versions of papers and presentations will be emailed to selected authors.
  • Allowable file formats are those which are compatible with Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) and PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx), or Adobe (.pdf).
  • The technical meeting is open to all interested parties of all nationalities and all organizations. It is the Society's policy that all material submitted for inclusion in the Proceedings and all presentations made at the meeting will be completely unrestricted. That is, they are not allowed to contain any proprietary, sensitive, classified, or otherwise controlled information. It is the author's responsibility to obtain appropriate clearances.

 Please download the full event flyer for more information. For further inquiry, please contact Ed Martin by phone (256) 842-2763 or email.