ICT-48 Community Workshop 2022

Second ICT-48 Community Workshop 2022: Towards a Shared European AI Map and Strategic Research Agenda

19 October 2022 | 10:00 am – 8:30 pm | Neth-ER, Aarlenstraat 22, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

As you may remember, the First ICT-48 Community Workshop was held purely online in June 2021. We would like to follow up on this activity and struggle in identifying opportunities for synergies, fostering collaborations within the Networks of AI Excellence Centres and beyond. Join us again and do not miss the opportunity to networking and community building. This time in person!

Who is warmly welcome?

The workshop is designed specifically for the entire ICT-48 Community of AI4Media, ELISE, HumanE-AI-Net, TAILOR and VISION, in particular:

  • ICT-48 Project Coordinators
  • Representatives of the European Commission
  • ICT-48 Scientific or strategic leadership
  • WP-leads

We expect 5 participants per ICT-48 Network of Excellence.

The afternoon sessions (from 13:00) are aimed at the broader AI R&I community topics. Therefore, also ELSA, euROBIN, AI4Europe, and Adra-e representatives are welcome!

Note: In case you are interested in attending this event but do not fit in the above listed categories, we kindly recommed you to keep an eye out for our follow-up session at the EBDVF 2022 in Prague.

Program

ICT-48 Community

Focused discussions in smaller groups on themes that are shared across the projects in ICT-48. Most topics will be selected based on a vote by the participants.

09:30 – 10:00 Walk-in | Registration

10:00 – 10:10
Welcome by VISION
Holger Hoos, VISION Project Coordinator

10:10 – 10:20
Programme & Household
Claudio Lazo, VISION Event Chair

10:20 – 12:10
ICT-48 community roundtables on selected topics (in parallel):

10:20 – 11:00

  • Common Visual Identity
    Holger Hoos (ULEI), Eva Doležalová (CIIRC CTU)
  • Collaboration on educational activities (AIDA etc)
    Fredrik Heintz (Linköping University)

11:00 – 11:40

  • Cross-network Scientific Challenges
    Tjerk Timan, Freek Bomhof (TNO)
  • Cross- and Beyond Network Communications, Outreach & Awareness
    Eva Doležalová, Anna Tahovská (CIIRC CTU)

11:40 – 12:10

  • Collaboration with industry
    Philipp Slusallek (DFKI)
  • Collaboration with Digital Innovation Hubs
    Giovanna Galasso, Beatrice Bozzao (Interella Consulting)

12:10 – 13:00 Lunch Break

Afternoon sessions with a broader AI community

17:20 – 18:00
Project Coordinators Meetup with DG CNECT.A Director Lucilla Sioli
Room “Luxembourg”

AI R&I Community

Broader discussions with the AI community on two strategic topics:

13:00 – 14:10
A/ Mapping the European AI Ecosystem

13:00 – 13:15 Opening: The EC’s view on SRA and ecosystem
Cécile Huet, Head of unit DG CNECT A.1, EC

13:15 – 14:20 The Challenges of Information Infrastructure and Capacity Mapping: Lessons from RODIN and Adra-e
Maurits Butter, RODIN
Iddo Bante, Adra-e

Discussion on AI Ecosystem Information Infrastructure and Capacity Mapping

14:20 – 14:40 Break

14:40 – 17:00 
B/ Towards a European AI SRA

14:40 – 14:50 Towards a European AI SRA
Fredrik Heintz, TAILOR

14:50 – 15:00 Categorization for a European AI Map and SRA
Freek Bomhof, VISION

15:00 – 15:30 SRA Presentations of ICT-48 Networks
NoE Representatives (AI4Media, ELISE, HumanE-AI-Net, TAILOR)

15:30 – 16:00 – Discussion on SRA Methodology

16:00 – 16:20 Break

16:20 – 17:00 Discussion on SRA Categorization

17:00 – 17:20
Wrap-Up

17:20 – 19:00
Networking & Social Gathering

19:00 – 20:30
Dinner

Venue

19 October 2022 10:00 am – 8:30 pm | Neth-ER, Aarlenstraat 22, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Goal of the event

  • Joined discussion and alignment on scientific and strategic topics for ICT-48 (specifically a European AI SRA)
  • Exchange of best practices and experiences
  • Social gathering and networking.

This 2nd ICT-48 Community Event will address a number of topics of common interest of the AI Community. We expect deeper discussion on the SRA AI Roadmap. Based on that, we will be able to jointly “align” the roadmaps of the four ICT-48 NoEs at least in terms of structure and language.

Your input to the EU AI SRA is very much welcome and valuable!

MeetUp

The event allows for a physical ICT48 NoE Project Coordinators meeting for the first time – Do not miss this opportunity!

We are happy that the 2nd ICT-48 Community Event will be colocated with relevant community activities, such as

  • 17 Oct – Launch event for 42 new projects (organised by AI4Europe and Adra-e)

Register

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up for the event. Registration is now closed. We look forward to meeting you in Brussels.
For those who did not manage to join us, we will share a report with a summary of the event. Stay tuned!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact the organising team at info@vision4ai.eu.

Organising team:
Claudio Lazo (TNO) – Chair
Holger Hoos (Leiden University)
Joost Geurts (Inria)
Eva Doležalová (CIIRC CTU)

Stay Tuned for the Wider Community Workshop!

All members of the wider AI community, please mark in your calendars: EBDVF22 | 21-23 November 2022 | Prague as we plan a special session during this summit.

We would like to present the outcomes of the discussion on the SRA for Trustworthy AI in Europe, and to elicit feedback to it.

We believe that this design enables us to build links to other projects and initiatives in an effective way beneficial for all.