Programme

8:15 > 8:45 | WELCOME & COFFEE BREAK

8:45 > 9:05 | INTRODUCTION PROTOCOLE

  • AI4Copernicus Organizer
  • Mr Yves DUPONT, Vice-Amiral at Royal Military Academy, Belgium
  • Mr Thomas DERMINE, State Secretary for Scientific Policy, Recovery Program and Strategic Investments at the Belgian Federal Government
  • Mr Mathieu MICHEL, State Secretary for Digitalisation, in charge of Administrative Simplification, Privacy and Building Administration, attached to the Prime Minister of Belgium

9:05 > 9:30 | INSPIRING KEYNOTE TALKS

  • Nathanael ACKERMAN, AI4Belgium | AI4Belgium – A Vibrant Ecosystem fostering national and international collaborations on AII
  • Pierre-Philippe MATHIEU, ESA-ESRIN | State of the Art in AI & EO

9:30 > 9:50 | AI&EO CROSS-INITIATIVES

  • Annekatrien DEBIEN, Spacetec Partners | AI4EO: Building a bridge between the AI and EO communities
  • Benoit MACQ, TRAIL | AI Research in Wallonia
  • Sabine DEMEY, AI Research Flanders – IMEC | AI Research in Flanders·         
  • Stefaan SONCK THIEBAUT, INNOVIRIS | AI in the innovation strategy of the Brussels-Capital Region

     

9:50 > 10:00 | POTENTIAL AI&EO INITIATIVE IN BELGIUM (Q/A)

  • Pierre-Philippe MATHIEU, Nathanael ACKERMAN, Jean-Christophe SCHYNS (Belspo)

10:00 > 10:10 | KEYNOTE TALK AS INTRODUCTION TO THE ROUNDTABLE

  • Sergio ALBANI, EU SatCen | AI & EO challenges for security and defence

10:10 > 11:00 | ROUNDTABLE ADDRESSING THE AI & EO CHALLENGES FOR SECURITY AND DEFENCE

  • Nicolas STASSIN, European External Action Service | View from Europe
  • Nicolas GÉRÔME, Head of Space Office at Belgian Defense | View from Belgium Defense
  • Pierre-Alain BOSC, AIRBUS Defence and Space | View from an industrial player
  • Jean-Daniel TESTE, OTA | View from France

11:00 > 11:30 | COFFEE BREAK

11:30 > 12:30 | EXAMPLES IN AI & EO FOR A SAFER WORLD (PART 1)

  • Dominique TILMANS, Switch to Space | Presentation of Switch to Space & the New Talents for EO & AI
  • New Talents for EO & AI – Mingshi LI, KULeuven Dynamic inference and efficient segmentation
  • New Talents for EO & AI – Abderrazzaq KHARROUBI, ULiège | Mapping change using 3D point clouds
  • Nicholus MBOGA, ULB / UA | Deep learning for mapping urban areas: challenges and opportunities
  • Nancy VAN CAMP, Information Flanders | Asbestos suspect roofs from aerial imagery
  • Jonathan DEBILDE, Preligens | Strategic Site Monitoring: Russian’s ZAPAD 21

12:30 > 14:00 | LUNCH BREAK

14:00 > 15:30 | EXAMPLES IN AI & EO FOR A SAFER WORLD (PART 2)

  • New Talents for EO & AI – Dimitri GRAUR, Kapernikov| Smart Airports: Object detection and pose estimation for airport activity monitoring
  • New Talents for EO & AI – Seppe LAMPE, VUB | Forecasting Extreme Thunderstorms over Lake Victoria through Earth Observation and Machine Learning
  • Stef LHERMITTE, TU Delft | The (un)limited potential of machine learning for Earth Observation
  • Marc PROESMANS, KULeuven | Situational awareness from the perspective of an autonomous vehicle
  • Benoît MACQ, UCLouvain | Coalitional active learning for satellite imaging
  • Eyyup CELIK, ASL | Data: “How good is good enough” (end to end AI simulators)
  • Rodrigo CAYE DAUDT, ETH ZURICH |Mapping Vulnerable Populations with AI

15:30 > 16:00 | COFFEE BREAK

16:00 > 17:00 EXAMPLES IN AI & EO FOR A SAFER WORLD (PART 3)

  • New Talents for EO & AI – Arno LEENKNEGT, KULeuven | Deep learning-based mapping of tree density and species diversity in Flemish forests
  • New Talents for EO & AI – Anthony CIOPPA & Renaud VANDEGHEN, ULiège | Semi-Supervised Training to Improve Detection for Satellite Images
  • Jie ZHAO, LIST | Floodwater detection in urban areas powered by AI and SAR data
  • Tanja VAN ACHTEREN, VITO | AI based compression on Sentinel 2 data
  • Thomas-Louis DE LOPHEM, ConstelIR | Digital agriculture: can hyperspectral imagery change the game?
  • Pietro CECCATO, Spacebel & Matthieu DUVAL, Multitel | IADAS: project to identify individual tree and tree species based on EO and AI

17:00 > 17:10 | CONCLUSIONS & WHAT’S NEXT?

17:10 > 18:00 | DRINK & NETWORKINGicolas