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Active Integrated Matter Conference Program Day 3

AIM FSP Conference 2017 – Program

Program for Day 1 and 2 – CSIRO only. Program is available via this secure link  (you will be redirected to sharepoint and be asked to login, CSIRO employees only).

The gala dinner on the evening of Day two is open to everyone. Please see the program below.

Day 2 – Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 – Conference Dinner – Open
Room: MCG Members Dining Room
MC for the evening  – The infamous Chris Krishna-Pillay
5.30 Pre-Dinner Drinks
6:00 Open – MC Chris Krishna-Pillay
6:10 Open – Danielle Kennedy
6:15 Awards Presentation

  • Best Presentation
  • Best Poster
  • Best Presentation – student or postdoctoral fellow
  • Best Poster – student or postdoctoral fellow
  • AIM Awards
Main Course
7:15 Guest Speaker – Jodie Fox – Shoes of Prey
7:45 Dessert
9:00 Close

Day 3 – Thursday 23 Feb 2017 – Open Session

08:30 Registration
8:45 Chair: Cathy Foley
8:50 Welcome from the Chief Scientist of CSIRO – Anita Hill
9.20 CSIRO’s AIM Future Science Platform, Our Scientists vision for the future – Danielle Kennedy
10:00 Plenary – The World and Australia in the 2020s – Phil Ruthven
10:30 Morning tea

Chair: Danielle Kennedy CSIRO’s AIM Future Science Platform

10 x 3 minute pitches on CSIRO’s AIM FSP test beds

Test Bed 02 – Personalised Fabrication of Smart Food Systems – Amy Logan

Test Bed 03 – Eliminate Food Loss – Mary Ann Augustin

Test Bed 04 – Autonomous Design – David Howard

Test Bed 05 – Natural Disaster Response and Recovery Systems – Paulo Borges

Test Bed 06 – Morphing Machines – Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay

Test Bed 08 – Coral Reef Monitoring and Response – Brano Kusy

Test Bed 09 – Water Technologies for the Future – Avi Bendavid

Test Bed 10 – Bringing the Factory to the Shop – Daniel East

Test Bed 11 – Autonomous Chemical Processing – Mike Horne

Test Bed 12 – Emissions Monitoring and Response – Cindy Ong













11:45 Panel forum 1 – Advantages, disadvantages and ethics of next gen technologies

Chair: Tim Head


  • Paul Feron, CSIRO Energy
  • Genevieve Bell, Intel
  • Cathy Foley, Deputy Director and Science Director CSIRO Manufacturing
  • Benny Freeman, Fullbright Scholar, University of Texas at Austin
  • Gusz Eiben, VU University Amsterdam
  • Feng Wang, Swinburne University
  • Paul Wright, RMIT

In today’s world, where just about everything is more convenient and accessible due to advances in technology across almost all sectors, it may seem inappropriate to consider the disadvantages of technological advances. However, despite how far technology has taken humans and no matter how convenient it may make things, there are some disadvantages accompanying this level of access and/or convenience.




12:30 Lunch and tech show

CSIRO visual data map booth, AIM FSP Test Bed SCIENCE booths, CSIRO robotic booth, CSIRO 3D printing booth, CSIRO Education booth, CSIRO Digital visualisation booth, CSIRO collaboration hub booth

Contact for a booth.







Panel forum 2 – Advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0

Chair: Mike Horne


  • Aleksandar Subic, Deputy VC Swinburne University
  • Keith McLean, Director CSIRO Manufacturing
  • Phil Butler, Textor
  • Nico Adams, Product Manager CSIRO DATA61
  • Hishani Prabaharan, IP Manager CSIRO
  • Leonie Walsh, former chief scientist Victoria

The view for Industry 4.0 includes modular structured smart factories, cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, create a virtual copy of the physical world and make decentralized decisions.  Over the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems communicate and cooperate with each other and with humans in real time, and via the Internet of Services, both internal and cross-organizational services are offered and used by participants of the value chain.

3:15 Afternoon tea
3:45 Panel forum 3 – The role of technology in future infrastructure

Chair: Hoang Anh CAT


  • Mark Burgess, Director, Technical Services
    Infrastructure Technology  CSIRO
  • Shravan Singh, CSIRO Manufacturing
  • Patrick Hartley, CSIRO Energy
  • Adele McCarthy, Infrastructure Victoria
  • Claire Smith, Forbes Meisner
  • Tim Muster, CSIRO Land & Water

Technological advances will shape our futures cities.  This panel of experts includes representatives from Infrastructure Victoria – an independent statutory authority which will provide expert advice and guide decision making on Victoria’s infrastructure needs and priorities. We will also be joined by experts from across energy, environment, urban planning, infrastructure and R&D management spheres, to share their knowledge and answer your questions.

4:30 Close