Proceedings of the International Workshop on Autonomous Systems Safety 2021
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The International Workshop for Autonomous System Safety (IWASS) is a joint effort by the B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). IWASS is a platform for cross-industrial and interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge on autonomous systems' Safety, Reliability, and Security (SRS), by invited experts and observers. The workshop gathers experts from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies to discuss SRS challenges and their potential solutions for SRS of autonomous systems from different perspectives. It complements existing events that are organized around specific types of autonomous systems (e.g., cars, ships, aviation) or particular safety or security-related aspects of such systems (e.g., cyber risk, software reliability, etc.). IWASS distinguishes itself from these events – and complements them – by addressing these topics together in an attempt to focus on proposing solutions for SRS challenges common to different types of autonomous systems. IWASS 2021 was held online on April 20th, 21st, and 28th 2021. The invitation-only events gathered 49 participants from 39 organizations from around the globe. This report summarizes the presentations and the results of the workshop's discussions. The results outline current challenges and future research directions that need to be addressed to make autonomous systems safe, reliable, and secure in the future.