Conference Program

Lecture Theater 1, Computer Laboratory (264 seats)

The final conference program and abstract booklet are now online! Below you will find the program overview including recordings of some of the talks.

In addition to the submissions we received from academics and practitioners with an interest in deception, we also organised two special panel sessions with prominent deception researchers (future directions in deception research and technology assisted lie detection) and two special practical sessions demonstrating the role of deception in the real world (pickpocket king Bob Arno and Magician Martin S. Taylor). The rest of the program exists of 7 symposiums and a panel session with interesting topics such as cues to deceit, high stake lies, automated lie detection, guilty knowledge test, online deception, lie tendency and interview techniques. On both Monday and Tuesday evening from 17.00 to 18.00 we organised a poster session in combination with a drinks reception. For a full overview of all talks and authors, please check the full preliminary conference program.

All talks took place in Lecture Theater 1 (LT 1) in the William Gates Building, located at 15 JJ Thomson Avenue in Cambridge. The coffee and lunch breaks tooke place in The Street, the area just in front of Lecture Theater 1. The Scientific Committee meeting took place in FW09 in the William Gates building during Tuesday lunchtime. The welcome reception and conference dinner on Monday was held in Churchill College, and the conference banquet (second conference dinner) on Tuesday was held in King's College. For a full address of all venues, please see below.


Conference program and recordings

Sunday the 23rd of August 2015

  • 17.00-19.00 Welcome reception & Conference Registration at Churchill College


Monday the 24th of August 2015

  • 08.00-09.00   Conference Registration & Coffee

  • 09.00-09.10  Conference Opening by Ross Anderson and Sophie Van Der Zee
  • 09.10-10.30  Symposium 1: High Stakes Lies

        • Mark Frank: Expression and Deception    Recording

        • Magdalene Ng: ‘Please Come Home, I Miss You’ (But Killed You) - Verbal Analysis of Genuine and Deceptive Television ‘Missing or Murdered Relatives’ Cases     Recording

        • Armin Günther: Prevalence, Detection and Prevention of Deception in Scientific Communication – The Case of Psychology

        • Matthew Jensen: Linguistic Synchronization in Criminal Interviews

  • 10.30-11.00  Coffee Break

  • 11.00-12.30  Symposium 2: Automated Lie detection

        • Sophie Van Der Zee & Ramsey Faragher: Body of Lies - Unobtrusively Measuring Deceptive Behaviour in Real Time     Recording

        • Jay Nunamaker: From Lab to Field - The Evolution of the AVATAR for Credibility Assessment     Recording

        • Judee Burgoon: Effects of Motivation and Modality on Nonverbal and Verbal Behaviors and Detection Accuracy - Performance Impairment or Facilitation?     Recording

        • Steven Watson: Utilising Motion Capture Technology to Identify Nonverbal Indicators of Trust Judgements     Recording

  • 12.30-13.15  Lunch

  • 13.15-15.00 Special Panel Session: Future Directions in Deception Research

  • 15.00-15.30 Coffee Break    

  • 15.30-15.50 Special Practical Session

        • Martin S. Taylor: Where Magic Lies

  • 15.50-17.00 Symposium 3: Interview Techniques and Tool Development

        • Zarah Vernham: Applying the Verifiability Approach and the Components of Human Memory to the Detection of Deception in Alibi Witness Situations

        • Beth Richardson: The Effect of Unconscious Priming on Cues to Deception     Recording

        • Lucy Akehurst: Detecting Malingering - An Evaluation of a New Tool to Aid Judgements of Credibility in the Medico-Legal Setting     Recording

  • 17.00-18.00 Poster Session 1 & Drinks Reception

  • 19.00-22.00 Conference Dinner 1 at Churchill College


Tuesday the 25th of August 2015

  • 09.00-10.30  Symposium 4: Online Deception

        • Jeff Yan: Playing Poker for Fun, Profit and Science

        • David Modic: A Reluctant Bidder - Why Do Individuals Fall for Auction Fraud?     Recording

        • Sharon Leal: Please Be Honest and Provide Details I Can Check - Deterrents of Deception in an Online Insurance Fraud Context     Recording

        • Iain Reid: Deception and Cyber-Deception Detection - Exploring the Effect of Culture

  • 10.30-11.00  Coffee Break

  • 11.00-12.30  Symposium 5: Cues to Deceit

        • Glynis Bogaard: Strong but Wrong - Lay People’s and Police Officers’ Beliefs about Verbal and Non-Verbal Cues to Deception

        • David Markowitz: A Context-Contingent Approach to Deception and Language     Recording

        • Aaron Elkins: Effects of Response Veracity and Question Type on Linguistic, Vocalic, Kinesic, and Proxemic Behaviors and Detection Accuracy in a Culturally Diverse Sample

        • Marcus Juodis: Liar, Liar: Subtyping the Behavioural Effects of Deception and the Implications for Theory, Research, and Practice

  • 12.30-13.15  Lunch & Scientific Committee Meeting (FS07)

  • 13.15-15.00 Special panel session: Technology Assisted Lie Detection

  • 15.00-15.30 Coffee break

  • 15.30-15.50 Special practical session

        • Thiefspotting with Bob Arno

  • 15.50-17.00 Symposium 6: Lie tendency

        • Shahar Ayal: The Lure of Justified Dishonesty - Detecting Egocentric and Altruistic Lies

        • Kim Serota: Normative Honesty and Frequent Lying     Recording

        • Raluca Briazu: Undoing the Past so as to Lie in the Future – Linking Counterfactuals and Deception

  • 17.00-18.00 Poster session 2 & drinks reception

  • 19.00-22.00 Banquet / Conference Dinner 2 at King's College


Wednesday the 26th of August 2015

      • 09.30-11.00  Panel Session: A Touch of Deception

        • Galit Nahari: The Reality of 'Reality Monitoring’ (RM) - Are we Ready to Apply RM in Real Life?     Recording

        • Nicolas Rochat: Variation of Liar's Cognitive Load through the ADCM Model and GKT Protocol     Recording

        • Joanna Ulatowska: Eye Tracking as Indirect Method of Deception Detection

        • Leanne Ten Brinke: How the Human Body Can Detect Deception

        • Elena Svetieva: Emotion, Morality and Deception: Empathy Substrates and Moral Foundations in Predicting Self-Gain Deception     Recording

        • Hugues Delmas: Policemen’s and Civilians' Beliefs about Facial Cues of Deception     Recording

  • 11.00-11.30  Coffee Break

  • 11.30-13.00  Symposium 7: Guilty Knowledge / Concealed Information Test

        • Ewout Meijer: Extracting Concealed Information from Groups

        • Nathalie klein Selle: Detecting Concealed Crime Information - Effects of Arousal and Delayed Testing

        • Lara Warmelink: Using the IAT to Detect Deception about Intentions     Recording

        • Howard Bowman: Detecting Deception by Detecting Breakthrough into Consciousness - A Brainwave Concealed Information Test based upon the Fringe-P3 Method     Recording

  • 13.00-13.10  Conference Closing by Ross Anderson and Sophie Van Der Zee

  • 13.10-14.00  Lunch


Important locations

Conference location:

William Gates Building, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FD

LT 1: Lecture Theatre 1

The Street: Area in front of the Lecture Theatre


Welcome Reception & Monday Conference Dinner 1:

Churchill College Cambridge

Storey’s Way, Cambridge CB3 0DS


Tuesday Banquet (i.e., Conference Dinner 2):

King’s College Cambridge

King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST

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