Making sense of the world: Framing models for trustworthy sensor-driven systems

Calder, M. , Dobson, S., Fisher, M. and McCann, J. (2018) Making sense of the world: Framing models for trustworthy sensor-driven systems. Computers, 7(4), 62. (doi: 10.3390/computers7040062)

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Sensor-driven systems provide data and information that facilitate real-time decision-making and autonomous actuation, as well as enable informed policy choices. However, can we be sure that these systems work as expected? Can we model them in a way that captures all the key issues? We define two concepts: frames of reference and frames of function that help us organise models of sensor-based systems and their purpose. Examples from a smart water distribution network illustrate how frames offer a lens through which to organise and balance multiple views of the system. Frames aid communication between modellers, analysts and stakeholders, and distinguish the purpose of each model, which contributes towards our trust that the system fulfils its purpose.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Calder, Professor Muffy
Authors: Calder, M., Dobson, S., Fisher, M., and McCann, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Computers
ISSN (Online):2073-431X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Computers 7(4):62
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
679481Science of sensor systems software (SSSS)Muffy CalderEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/N007565/1COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE