Wednesday, March 15, 2023

[DMANET] [CFP] [DDL Extended: March 31] ICRA 2023 Workshop on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Co-Creating Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (MACTAS)

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ICRA 2023 Workshop on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Co-Creating
Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (MACTAS)


The workshop on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Co-Creating Trustworthy
Autonomous Systems (MACTAS) will bring together academics and industry
practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds (including
robotics, engineering, AI, computer science, social science, humanities,
design, and law). Defining autonomous systems as systems involving software
applications, machines, and people, which are able to take actions with
little or no human supervision, the workshop will explore different
definitions of TAS and individual aspects of trust from a multidisciplinary
perspective. We are interested in several factors contributing to the
trustworthiness of autonomous systems, which include but not limited to the
following: robustness and resilience in dynamic and uncertain environments;
the assurance of the design and operation of autonomous systems through
verification and validation processes; the confidence the systems inspire
as they evolve their functionality, their explainability, accountability,
and understandability to a diverse set of users; defences against attacks
on the systems, users, and the environment they are deployed in; governance
and the regulation of their design and operation; and the consideration of
human values and ethics in their development and use.

Trust is a multi-dimensional issue and is conceptualised differently by a
range of disciplines. Hence, we invite novel contributions (short and
regular papers with 2-4 and 6 pages respectively) as well as already
published journal/conference papers covering a wide set of topics that will
be attractive to both technical and non-technical audiences:


Methodologies to certify autonomous systems

Public perception of autonomous systems

Explainable and Interpretable AI solutions for real-world applications

Safety and security of autonomous systems

Trustworthy and resilient human-machine teaming


Notions of trust in autonomous systems

Responsible Research and Innovation for trustworthy AI and autonomous

Transparency of AI systems

System of humans

Submission Types


Short Paper 2-4 pages excluding references)

Regular Paper (6 pages excluding references)

Published papers (to be presented at the workshop)

Please use the standard ICRA template when submitting a novel contribution.

All accepted papers will be presented in a spotlight talk as well as a
poster. Additionally, all accepted contributions will be also invited to
submit an extended version to our planned Special Issue on TAS (TBD).

Best Paper / Poster Awards


Best TAS Paper Award

Best TAS Poster Award

Our international Programme Committee will review all submissions using
EasyChair and will also select a paper for the Best TAS Paper Award (£250). The
workshop participants will vote for a paper to receive the Best TAS Poster
Award (£250).

Important dates:


Paper submission: 31 March, 2023 (AOE)

Acceptance notification: 26 March, 2023

Camera-ready: 10 May, 2023

Workshop date (TBD): 29-30 May, 2023

Organising Committee:

Lars Kunze, University of Oxford, UK

Sinem Getir Yaman, University of York, UK

Mohammad Naiseh, University of Southampton, UK

Ayse Kucukyilmaz, University of Nottingham, UK

Baris Serhan, University of Manchester, UK

Zhengxin Yu, Lancaster University, UK

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