The 18th International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis (DX-07)

The International Workshop on Principles of Diagnosis is an annual event that started in 1989 rooted in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community. Its current focus is broader covering of a variety of theories, principles, and computational techniques for diagnosis, monitoring, testing, reconfiguration, fault-adaptive control, and repair of complex systems. Application of these theories, principles, and techniques to industry-related disciplines and other domains is amongst the important topics of the workshop.

Like the previous workshops in this series, DX-07 encourages the interactions and the exchange of theories, techniques, applications, and experiences amongst researchers and practitioners from different backgrounds: Artificial Intelligence, Control Theory, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering and other related areas, who share an interest in different aspects of diagnosis, and the related fields of testing, reconfiguration, maintenance, prognosis, and fault-adaptive control.

DX is a lively forum that has traditionally adopted a single-track program with a limited number of participants in order to promote detailed technical exchange and debate while at the same time making efforts to develop synergistic approaches to solving real-world problems. We welcome papers on topics that are related but not limited to the following:

  • Formal theories and computational methods for diagnosis, that include monitoring, detection and isolation, testing, repair and therapy, reconfiguration, fault tolerance, diagnosability analysis, and other related topics.
  • Modeling for diagnosis that includes symbolic, numeric, discrete, discrete-event, continuous, hybrid, probabilistic, functional, behavioral, qualitative, abstractions, and approximation methods. Effective modeling approaches for large systems are of particular relevance.
  • Computational issues that address combinatorial explosion, use of structural and hierarchical knowledge, focusing strategies, resource-bounded reasoning, real time analysis, and other related topics.
  • Diagnosis processes that include strategies for measurement selection, sensor placement, test actions design, active testing, embedded diagnosis systems, preventive diagnosis, fault tolerance strategies, fault-adaptive control, and distributed diagnosis.
  • Bridge between DX (AI-based diagnosis methods) and other diagnosis methodologies: FDI, control-based techniques, statistical and probabilistic methods, design, model checking, machine learning, non-monotonic reasoning, planning, execution, real-time languages, software verification and validation, debugging, and hardware testing.
  • Real-world applications and integrated systems in a wide range of fields including transportation systems, space and aeronautics, process industries, medical domains, and bioinformatics. Case studies of tech transfer that resulted in success or failure are especially welcome.