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AIM17: The 1st Active Integrated Matter Conference

Posted by: Danielle Kennedy

December 8, 2016

AIM for Future Science. AIM for disruption. AIM for Industry 5.0.

21st -23rd of February 2017, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Australia.

Sponsored by the AIM Future Science Platform.

The first Active Integrated Matter conference AIM17 is almost here…. REGISTER NOW!

Photograph of two CSIRO staff
Photograph of two CSIRO staff viewing images of CSIRO technologies on the CAVE wall of screens.

Imagine a world where disaster rescue robots can autonomously change their body size and shape to adapt to different terrains; where the manufactured chemicals previously distributed from centralised plants can be made as required and to precise chemical formulation (in accordance with real-time data collected by drones) in mobile manufacturing plants at point of use; or where previously wasted or lost food has re-entered the value chain as exciting, novel and in-demand food products…

Join us in February 2017 to learn about these scientific breakthroughs and more. Hear how the AIM Future Science Platform is undertaking the research that will see these futures become a reality, and how industry can benefit!

Bringing together materials, sensing, physical processing, informatics, robotics, and autonomous systems, the AIM FSP’s research will identify new science opportunities at the interfaces and address the challenges of a dramatically changing world as we head towards 2030.

Abstracts will be accepted across all of these research disciplines at this conference. Submit an abstract to present at this special event by downloading the Abstract Template and emailing it to before the 3rd of February.

The AIM conference will provide an opportunity to:

  • learn about the disruptive and cutting edge research happening within AIM meet with the AIM Future Science project teams
  • find out how to partner and get involved in AIM
  • share research in the final day of the conference open to CSIRO and non-CSIRO participants
  • create networks and seed collaborations with CSIRO scientists
  • hear from influential guest speakers from the relevant industry and academic sectors
  • participate in the international cafe conversations and panel discussions
  • marvel at our interactive Techfest tradeshow

Conference schedule

Tues 21 – Wed 22 February 2017 – closed session for CSIRO staff.

Wed 23 February 2017 – Gala Dinner open to CSIRO staff and external delegates.

Thurs 23 February 2017 – open to external delegates. Including hosted industry side meetings, stay tuned for more details.

Current Conference Program

Conference Chair
Plenary Speakers

Danielle Kennedy
Prof.Dr. A.E. (Gusz) Eiben
Jane Urquhart
Phillip Ruthven

Director Active Integrated Matter Future Science Platform
Head of the Computational Intelligence Group,

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Head of Science and Commercialisation Policy,

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Futurist and Founder of Ibis Global

CSIRO’s AIM Future Science Platform
Evolving robots in the real world: recent results and challenges
Title to be confirmed
The World and Australia in the 2020s

Conference Gala Dinner Speaker
Senior CSIRO Speakers

David Thodey
Anita Hill
Danielle Kennedy

Entrepreneur, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Shoes of Prey.
Chairman of the CSIRO Board
CSIRO Chief Scientist
Director Active Integrated Matter Future Science Platform

Keynote Speakers

More exciting Panelists confirmed every day

Bruce Thomas
Benny Freeman
Cathy Foley

Deputy Director of the Advanced Computing Research Centre and Director of the Wearable Computer LabThe University of South Australia
Richard B. Curran Centennial Chair in Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

Science Director CSIRO Manufacturing

Wearable computer lab


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*CSIRO delegates – registration requires your cost code which you can find in SAP/Who’s Who (under Employee Search) then type your name and search. It is a 4 or 5 digit number.

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