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Mathias Blumreiter, Joel Greenyer, Francisco Javier Chiyah Garcia, Verena Klös, Maike Schwammberger, Christoph Sommer, Andreas Vogelsang and Andreas Wortmann, "Towards Self-Explainable Cyber-Physical Systems," Proceedings of 22nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2019), 14th International Workshop on Models@run.time (MRT 2019), Munich, Germany, September 2019.


With the increasing complexity of Cyber-Physical Systems, their behavior and decisions become increasingly difficult to understand and comprehend for users and other stakeholders. Our vision is to build self-explainable systems that can, at run-time, answer questions about the system’s past, current, and future behavior. As hitherto no design methodology or reference framework exists for building such systems, we propose the Monitor, Analyze, Build, Explain (MAB-EX) framework for building self-explainable systems that leverage requirements- and explainability models at run-time. The basic idea of MAB-EX is to first Monitor and Analyze a certain behavior of a system, then Build an explanation from explanation models and convey this EXplanation in a suitable way to a stakeholder. We also take into account that new explanations can be learned, by updating the explanation models, should new and yet un- explainable behavior be detected by the system.

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Mathias Blumreiter
Joel Greenyer
Francisco Javier Chiyah Garcia
Verena Klös
Maike Schwammberger
Christoph Sommer
Andreas Vogelsang
Andreas Wortmann

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    author = {Blumreiter, Mathias and Greenyer, Joel and Chiyah Garcia, Francisco Javier and Kl{\"{o}}s, Verena and Schwammberger, Maike and Sommer, Christoph and Vogelsang, Andreas and Wortmann, Andreas},
    title = {{Towards Self-Explainable Cyber-Physical Systems}},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    address = {Munich, Germany},
    booktitle = {22nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2019), 14th International Workshop on Models@run.time (MRT 2019)},
    month = {9},
    year = {2019},

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