Overtaking barriers between toxicologists and computers: The example of vega

Emilio Benfenati, Giuseppa Raitano, Giuseppina Gini

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Abstract

Computer simulation and predictive models are widely used in engineering. Computer models are often criticized as a black box, which produces results without a reasoning scheme. In case of computer models for toxicity predictions, this reduces the acceptance of the results, because the predictions seem without a theoretical basis, and possibly obtained by chance. We will present here an initiative aimed to establish a dialogue within the community of scientists, regulators, industry representatives, offering a common platform which combines the predictive capability typical of computer models, with reasoning and explanation tools, which may be convincing and helpful for human users to derive a conclusion. Such a community is rapidly growing and is close to one thousand users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conferences - Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2013, IHCI 2013 and Game and Entertainment Technologies 2013, GET 2013
Pages268-272
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIADIS International Conferences - Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2013, IHCI 2013 and Game and Entertainment Technologies 2013, GET 2013, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013, MCCSIS 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jul 22 2013Jul 24 2013

Other

OtherIADIS International Conferences - Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2013, IHCI 2013 and Game and Entertainment Technologies 2013, GET 2013, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013, MCCSIS 2013
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period7/22/137/24/13

Keywords

  • Acceptability
  • Computer models
  • Regulatory use
  • Toxicity
  • Transparency
  • Understanding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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