Towards an Interface Description Template for Reusing AI-enabled Systems

Niloofar Shadab, Alejandro Salado

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Abstract

Reuse is a common system architecture approach that seeks to instantiate a system architecture with existing components. However, reusing components with AI capabilities might introduce new risks as there is currently no framework that guides the selection of necessary information to assess their portability to operate in a system different than the one for which the component was originally purposed. We know from SW-intensive systems that AI algorithms are generally fragile and behave unexpectedly to changes in context and boundary conditions. The question we address in this paper is, what type of information should be captured in the Interface Control Document (ICD) of an AI-enabled system or component to assess its the compatibility with a system for which it was not designed originally. We present ongoing work on establishing an interface description template that captures the main information of an AI-enabled component to facilitate its adequate reuse across different systems and operational contexts. Our work is inspired by Google's Model Card concept, which was developed with the same goal but focused on the reusability of AI algorithms. We extend that concept to address system-level autonomy capabilities of AI-enabled cyberphysical systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2893-2900
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728185262
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2020 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: Oct 11 2020Oct 14 2020

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Volume2020-October
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2020
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period10/11/2010/14/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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