Workshop 07/11/2019:
Validation and Testing of Trained AI Methods

As one of its regular activities, the Tech Center a-drive organizes workshops on focus topics in the domain of automated driving. This year’s workshop brought together two of the most currently discussed topics:

AI and validation and testing

The recent advances in AI methods pave the way for a broad application of AI methods in automated driving. This raises the question of how such systems can be validated and tested to ensure their proper fit and overall safety in future systems. This year’s workshop again had a mix of overview, hands-on and in-depth presentations. It brought together international experts to discuss the different approaches and needs for validation and testing of trained networks. The talks and presentations focussed on data, quality and quality management, scenario data and new data sets, test metrics and methods for neuronal networks and in-depth discussion of the RSS (Responsibility-Sensitive Safety) as well as on two large projects currently starting to work on these topics in Germany.

The workshop took place in Ulm on 7/11/2019.

Speakers were Arnaud de La Fortelle (ParisTech), Fabian Oboril and Bernd Gassmann (INTEL), Christian Müller (DFKI), Henning Lategahn (atlatec), Andreas Gruber (CMORE) and Cornelia Denk (BMW).


9:30 - 9:40Introduction of host Ulm University
9:40- 10:00Presentation Tech Center a-drive,
Prof. Dr. Klaus Dietmayer, Ulm University,
representative Tech Center a-drive.
10:00 - 10:20Scenario-Based Virtual Validation of AVs, Dr. Hennig Lategahn (atlatec).
11:00 - 12:00Quality Assurance in the Annotation Process, Andreas Gruber (CMORE).
12:00 - 13:00AI Safety, Data, Algorithms, Methods, Dr. Christian Müller (DFKI).
14:00 - 15:00The INTERACTION Data Set, Prof. Arnaud de La Fortelle (ParisTech).
15:00 - 16:00Responsibility-Sensitive Safety Assessment,
Dr. Fabian Oboril and Dr. Bernd Gassman (Intel).
16:30 - 17:15Safe AI, the next generation of German collaborative projects,
Cornelia Denk (BMW).



Dr. Henning Lategahn, atlatec GmbH

Andreas Gruber, CMORE

Dr. Christian Müller, DFKI

Prof. Arnaud de La Fortelle, ParisTech

Dr. Fabian Oboril, Intel

Dr. Bernd Gassmann, Intel

Cornelia Denk, BMW

Discussions during one of the breaks

The speakers of the 2019 workshop: Dr. Christian Müller, Andreas Gruber, Prof. Arnaud de La Fortelle, Prof. Klaus Dietmayer, Cornelia Denk, Dr. Bernd Gassmann, Dr. Fabian Oboril

About 85 experts joined this year's workshop


Thomas Löffler, Ulm University (photos 1, 2, 3, 7, 8)
Elvira Eberhardt, Ulm University (photos 4, 5, 6, 9, 10)