Trusted Autonomy

School of Engineering and Information Technology
University of New South Wales - Canberra - Australia


TACIOC 2015: Trust, Autonomy and Computational Intelligence Open Challenges Workshop

8:30-17:30, Friday, 6th of November, 2015, UNSW-Canberra


The Trust, Autonomy and Computational Intelligence Open Challenges Workshop (TACIOC) brings together a number of internationally recognized scientists to discuss the contributionthat the field of Computational Intelligence can make to the area of Trusted Autonomy.The workshop will cover discussions on Trust, Human Machine Interfaces, Machine Learning, and Optimisation as some key technological building blocks towards achieving a Trusted Autonomous system. At the conclusion ofTACIOC, the aim is todefine interesting problemsthat can benefit from bringing together complementary scientific disciplines tomake substantial and interesting breakthrough beneficial scientific discoveries to our society.


08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:10 Welcome
09:10-09:30 TBD TBD Opening Address
09:30-10:15 Prof. Hussein Abbass



The Beauty and the Beast of Trusted Autonomy
10:15-10:30 Morning Coffee
10:30-11:15 Prof. Xin Yao

University of Birmingham


Selected Work in Self-awareness and Self-expression in Computing
11:15-12:00 Prof. Elizabeth Croft

University of British Colombia


Up close and personal with human-robot collaboration
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45-13:30 Prof. Bao-Liang Lu

Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Emotion Recognition from EEG Signals
13:30-14:15 Prof. Kay-Chen Tan

National University of Singapore


On Prognostics using Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization
14:15-14:45 Facilities



Concept Demonstrators and Facilities Visit
14:45-15:00 Afternoon Coffee
15:00-15:45 Prof. Garrison Greenwood

Portland State University


Explaining Human Cooperation using Evolutionary Game Theory –Why Future Progress Depends on Adding Emotions and Trust tothe Computer Model?
15:45-16:15 Dr. Andrew Lucas AOS Group What practical autonomous applications can show us about trust
16:15-16:35 Dr. Kathryn Merrick UNSW-Canberra Computational Motivation in Strategic Decision Making
16:35-16:55 A/Prof.Matthew Garratt UNSW-Canberra Aerial Robotics in Complex Environments Using Simple Ideas
16:55-17:15 Dr Michael Barlow UNSW-Canberra Inertial Measurement Units – Reading a Human’s Language of Motion
17:15-17:30 Closing Remarks


Registration is free of charge. However, registration is mandatory for attendance andonly those whom registrations have been accepted, will be allowed to attend because of limited spaces. It is imperative to register by sending the registration form to the registration chair: Dr. George Leu at

Photos from the Trusted Autonomy Workshop