DSTO teams up with UNSW for EDTAS 2015
DSTO and University of New South Wales (UNSW) are co-hosting the inaugural Emerging and Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium (EDTAS) in July this year.
The three day Symposium – being delivered under DSTO’s Strategic Initiative S1: Big picture analysis on the shape of Defence - will produce a comprehensive report on future directions of research efforts to develop Trusted Autonomous Systems in humanitarian and disaster relief scenarios.
Group Leader Technology and Forecasting Futures, Dr Nigel McGinty, whose team is organising the Symposium, says this is the first of a series of bi-annual symposia investigating the use of disruptive technology for defence and national security.
“This year’s inaugural symposium is being co-hosted by UNSW and will focus on how we shape the future innovation for humanitarian and disaster relief.
“We’re putting together a great program of plenary and panel sessions and workshops, with keynote speakers including our own Chief Defence Scientist.”
The EDTAS 2015 will kick off on 15 July with an opening address from Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky.
“We are introducing an Innovation Prize for individual students or teams of research students working on innovations in Trusted Autonomous Systems,” Dr McGinty said.
The second day of the symposium features a range of plenary sessions for vehicle developments, data processing and fusion, machine reasoning and intelligence, sensors, and bio-inspired platforms and technologies.
Diverse topics will be explored in the plenary sessions from molecular computing through to rapid modelling techniques for simulation.
The final day of the symposium brings the first two days together with workshops for participants to discuss and generate ideas on where research efforts can best be focused.
“The output of EDTAS 2015 will be an unclassified symposium report of the workshop contributions that will help us shape and inform where we can direct our future efforts in emerging and disruptive technologies research,” said Dr McGinty.
Registration for EDTAS 2015 is open, with a limited number of places for researchers, policy makers and industry leaders with a special interest in this area. Download a registration form from the EDTAS 2015 event page.