Working Group 10.4 (Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance) is pleased to have contributed to IFIP’s “Future of Information Processing” panel event series in celebration of its 60th anniversary.

This panel (6th in the series) was organised by leaders of the Working Group’s project on Intelligent Vehicle Dependability and Security (IVDS).  It featured four distinguished panelists with diverse expertise regarding various aspects of road vehicle autonomy, all with a common interest in the paramount issue of autonomous vehicle safety. Their opinions regarding both existing problems and potential solutions for safe Automated Driving Systems (ADS) signaled “not so fast” to early deployment of this technology.

More than 150 participants attended the event. Based on questions asked, they represented 17 time zones ranging from the west coast of North America to Japan. Over 50 questions were posed throughout the session, where during a limited Q&A period the panelists were able to address 10 verbally and another 20 in writing.  The audience also participated in a poll concerning use of safety-related functions of Automated Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Opportunities for panel follow-up via a Slack workspace and a mailing list can be found at

For more information regarding activities of the WG 10.4 IVDS Project, please visit