3rd TAILOR conference

5-6 June, 2023 in Siena, Italy

The 3rd TAILOR conference will be a place to meet fellow AI scientist to discuss all aspects related to Trustworthy AI in general and TAILOR activities in particular. With a mix of plenary lectures, workshops and poster session, we hope everyone within the TAILOR network will be able to contribute.


The conference venue La Certosa di Pontignano is located 8 km outside Siena. If you come by car, you can follow the driving instructions provided on the webpage of La Certosa.

Otherwise, connections to Siena from Pisa, from Florence and from Rome are good, both busses and trains run regularly, and are easily found by e.g. Google Maps. 

For transport between Siena and the Certosa, we provide free shuttle buses. See Practicalities for more information.

The first shuttle will depart from Siena at 3 pm on Sunday 4 June. The next will depart from Siena at 6 pm on June 4. You can find the shuttle timetable on the Practicalities webapge.


You can find all the information for practicalities (bus shuttle, conference dinner) on the dedicated webpage.

Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers will be François Terrier, “Regulation, Standards, Methods and Tools for AI Safety.”, and Thomas G. Dietterich, “Competence Models For Machine Learning Systems“.

Poster session

Poster sessions will consist of two sessions, during which all posters will be displayed. At the start of each session, selected posters will be presented with a 1-minute pitch.
Here you can find the list of posters: https://tailor-network.eu/poster-session-3rd-tailor-conference/

Satellite meetings – June, 4th

Joint WP4-WP5 workshop

  • 16:00-17:00 Invited talk by Hector Geffner
  • 17:00-17:30 Quick presentations of the work in the two WPs
  • 17:30-19:00 Brainstorming among WP4 and WP5 participants

WP7 Workshop

  • 16.00-16.50 Task leaders will present the progress in their tasks and layout their future plans for the next half year. 
  • 17.00- 18.00 Discussion on the AutoAI roadmap. We’ll be discussing the current state and plans on improving. 

We invite anyone interested to join the session!

Third Community Workshop 2023

The Third Community Workshop for ICT48 projects is organised by VISION on 7 June, at the University of Siena.

The workshop is designed specifically for the entire ICT-48 Community of AI4Media, ELISE, HumanE-AI-Net, TAILOR, VISION as well as representatives of the new NoEs, ELSA and euROBIN, in particular Project Coordinators, Scientific or strategic leadership, WP-leads as well as representatives of the European Commission.

Find the program and the registration modules on the event’s website: https://www.vision4ai.eu/community-workshop-2023/

Anyone that is going to the workshop is welcome to the TAILOR conference in the afternoon of June 6, and to join the social dinner in the evening!

If you want to join the afternoon session and the dinner, please contact Trine Vikinge (trine.vikinge@liu.se).

Hourly Schedule

Sunday 4 June

16:00 - 19:00
Joint WP4-WP5 Workshop
Details to follow
Giuseppe de Giacomo (UNIROMA1), Luc de Raedt (KU Leuven)
16:00 - 18:00
WP7 Workshop
Annelot Bosman, Holger Hoos (ULEI)
18:00 - 19:00
19:00 - 20:30
Welcome reception at La Certosa
Dinner at La Certosa

Monday 5 June

8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:00
Welcome & TAILOR update
Fredrik Heintz
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 12:30
Poster session 1
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:30
The TAILOR Handbook of Trustworthy AI
Group work on fundamental properties of Trustworthy AI. Make sure to sign up for one of the groups, instructions and lists will be provided on-site.
Francesca Pratesi, Lena Tasse, Umberto Straccia (CNR)
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 17:45
Poster session 2
17:45 - 18:00
Past challenges; New Challenge: Mind the Avatar's Mind; New Challenge: Crossword challenge
Marc Schoenauer, Marco Gori, Wico Mulder
18:00 - 18:30
General assembly
20:00 - late
Conference dinner
Venue: La Certosa

Tuesday 6 June

9:00 - 9:05
Fredrik Heintz
9:05 - 10:00
Keynote: Regulation, Standards, Methods and Tools for AI Safety
François Terrier
10:00 - 10:30
Industry session
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30
Industry session, continued
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:15
Latest news from DG CNECT
14:15 - 15:30
Road map and joint SRA
Fredrik Heintz, Michela Milano
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00
Role of TAILOR in respect of Generative AI
Panel discussion moderated by Fredrik Heintz; The purpose of the panel is to discuss the role of TAILOR with respect to Generative AI in Europe. We will cover matters such as: What are the main challenges for Generative AI in Europe? and What are the opportunities for TAILOR wrt to Generative AI?
Ana Paiva (IST), Holger Hoos (ULEI), Jasmin Schultz, Thomas G. Dietterich
17:00 - 18:00
Keynote: Competence Models For Machine Learning Systems
Every AI system, and certainly every machine learning system, should have an accurate model of its own competence. This talk will review our recent work on creating competence models for classifiers, computer vision systems, and reinforcement learning. We will discuss both input competence–is the system competent to handle a given query–and output competence–can the system provide calibrated statements about the quality of the answer it has produced? For input competence, our focus is on detecting queries that fall outside of the training data. We apply anomaly detection algorithms to address this task. For manually-engineered features, these work well, but we have discovered that features learned by deep neural networks are often inadequate for this task. The problem is that features are only learned for “directions of variation” that are present in the training data. An anomaly that varies in some way that was invariant in the training data will not be detected. For output competence, we have studied calibration (for classifiers) and trajectory-wise prediction intervals (for reinforcement learning). We will report progress on point-wise calibration, which is more challenging that the standard notion of set-wise calibration. Then we will describe our approach to creating trajectory-wise prediction intervals using the tools of conformal prediction. All of these results assume stationarity of the distribution that is generating the data. We will conclude by briefly discussing our efforts to extend this work to shifting distributions.
Thomas G. Dietterich
Bus leaves for Social event/Dinner
On this last evening of the conference, we will fully enjoy the fantastic Tuscan countryside. Busses will take us from La Certosa to Brolio, located in the midst of the beautiful Chianti landscape. First, we will have a guided tour in the Castello di Brolio, and then dinner at the Osteria di Brolio. Brolio is part of the Ricasoli wine producing establishment. Transport back to both La Certosa and Siena is arranged. If you didn’t sign up for this yet, please get in touch with Trine.
Giuseppe de Giacomo (UNIROMA1)
Luc de Raedt (KU Leuven)
Annelot Bosman
Holger Hoos (ULEI)
Fredrik Heintz
Fredrik Heintz
Fredrik leads the Reasoning and Learning group within the Division of Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Systems (AIICS) in the Department of Computer Science. His research focus is artificial intelligence especially autonomous systems, stream reasoning and the intersection between knowledge representation and machine learning. He is the coordinator of the TAILOR ICT-48 network of AI research excellence centers, the Director of the Graduate School for the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), the President of the Swedish AI Society, a member of the CLAIRE extended core team, a member of the EurAI board, a researcher at the AI Sustainability Center, and a member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on AI. He is also very active in education activities both at the university level and in promoting AI, computer science and computational thinking in primary, secondary and professional education. Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).
Francesca Pratesi
Lena Tasse
Lena Tasse
Communication and dissemination specialist
Linköping University
Umberto Straccia (CNR)
Marc Schoenauer
INRIA Saclay - Ile-de-France
Marco Gori
Wico Mulder
François Terrier
Program Director
François Terrier is AI Senior Fellow at CEA. He has a PhD in artificial intelligence and worked 10 years in the domain of expert systems using three-valued, temporal or fuzzy logics. Since 1994, he directs research on system and software engineering. As head of the system and software engineering department of the LIST Institute of CEA Tech, he led actions to build, for trustworthy software and systems, open tool chains covering the whole development cycle from requirement specification until equipment integration. His research challenges are, namely, on combining domain oriented modeling with formal methods for high quality, safe and secure critical systems. Since 2020, François is CEA VP for Artificial Intelligence program and the Director of the programs at CEA institute for smart digital systems (CEA List).
Michela Milano
University of Bologna
Ana Paiva (IST)
Jasmin Schultz
Thomas G. Dietterich
Thomas G. Dietterich
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Dr. Dietterich (AB Oberlin College 1977; MS University of Illinois 1979; PhD Stanford University 1984) is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. Dietterich is one of the pioneers of the field of Machine Learning and has authored more than 200 refereed publications and two books. His current research topics include robust artificial intelligence, robust human-AI systems, and applications in sustainability. Dietterich has devoted many years of service to the research community and was recently given the ACML Distinguished Contribution and the AAAI Distinguished Service awards. He is a former President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and the founding president of the International Machine Learning Society. Other major roles include Executive Editor of the journal Machine Learning, co-founder of the Journal for Machine Learning Research, and program chair of AAAI 1990 and NIPS 2000. He currently serves as lead moderator for the cs.LG category on arXiv.


05 - 06 Jun 2023


09:00 - 17:00
La Certosa di Pontignano


La Certosa di Pontignano
5 Pontignano 53019, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena