Call for Speakers

The Rise of Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Workshop at Technology Time Machine (TTM) 2018, San Diego, CA, USA

Please submit your proposed topic for a focused presentation no later than August 5th by emailing a short abstract (about 1 double-spaced A4 page) of your talk to the workshop organizers listed below. In your abstract, please highlight the relevance of your talk to the SAS domain and explain why it would be interesting for the workshop audience. You can get more information on symbiotic autonomous systems in the SAS Initiative White Paper.

Roberto Saracco, EIT ICT Labs Italy
Phone: +39 335 612 1259

Francesco Flammini, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Phone: +46 072 529 4952

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: August 5, 2018

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Symbiotic Autonomous Systems: Fostering Technology, Ethics, Public Policy, and Societal Enablers Workshop at the International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) 2018

The IEEE Future Directions Symbiotic Autonomous Systems (SAS) Initiative is taking a leadership role in fostering consensus on how best to bring about symbiotic relationships between autonomous systems, and capitalize on the recognition that SAS are poised to have a revolutionary impact on society over the coming years. The Initiative will facilitate the development of a new field of Symbiotic Systems Science (SSS) to consolidate and advance technological expertise with emphasis on ethical, legal, and societal (ELS) implications, and with the objective to promote human-centric economic growth. The proposed full-day WS will allow for the discussion of the implementations and implications of symbiotic systems. In addition to technical aspects, emphasis will be placed on important factors that need to be taken into consideration such as environmental, structural, and socio-economic constraints. The WS will consist of presentations of research, technology-policy and ELS issues as keynotes and technical talks and stimulate active participation of all attendees.

We are inviting researchers and practitioners in industry, academia, and government from the above communities to present at this Workshop. Please submit a 2 page (max.) extended abstract on the topic of your talk and how it aligns with the themes of the Initiative. Also indicate your research interests and experiences in the abstract as it relates to the proposed topic. Email your submissions to by August 5th for review.

Raj Madhavan, Ph.D., Founder & CEO at Humanitarian Robotics Technologies, LLC

Important Dates:

Deadline for Extended Abstracts: August 5, 2018
Notification of Acceptances: August 19, 2018

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