Prof. Dr. Umut Durak

Umut Durak is the Group Leader for Assured Embedded Systems in the Institute of Flight Systems at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He is also a Professor for Aeronautical Informatics in the Informatics Institute at the Clausthal University of Technology. His research interests concentrate on modeling and simulation-based approaches for airborne
systems. He has published 4 books and more than 80 papers in various conference proceedings and journals. He is the Vice President for Education at the Society for Computer Simulation International (SCS), Speaker of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation (ASIM) Section - Basic Principles and Methods in Simulation (GMMS), and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is co-chairing the subgroup of SAE G-34 / EUROCAE WG-114 Artificial Intelligence in Aviation for implementation and verification.


INVITED TALK: Simulation Qualification for Safety Critical AI-Based Systems

There is a huge effort towards establishing the methodologies for engineering AI-based systems for safety-critical applications. The automated driving community is highlighting the importance of simulation for virtual development. The correct operation of the systems relies on the correct operation of the tools that are used to create them. Accordingly, the safety of AI-based systems relies on the simulations that are used in their development. We need methods to qualify simulations to be used in the development of safety-critical AI-based systems. Tool qualification requirements have already been established for various safety-critical domains. However, the methods and guidelines for applying these requirements in the simulation engineering life cycle are still missing. This talk proposes a simulation qualification approach, particularly for aviation applications, based on the IEEE Recommended Practice for Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process (DSEEP) and DO-330/ED-215 Software Tool Qualification Considerations.