Programme 2022

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

8:45 > 9:05 | INTRODUCTION PROTOCOLE

  • Ingrid DE BOSSCHER, SPACEBEL, on behalf of the AI4Copernicus Organising Committee
  • Admiral Yves DUPONT, Commander of the Royal Military Academy, Belgium
  • Mr Thomas DERMINE, State Secretary for Scientific Policy, Recovery Program and Strategic Investments at the Belgian Federal Government
  • Mr Alexander HOEFMANS, Deputy Director at the private office of Mr Mathieu MICHEL, State Secretary for Digitization, 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 & FPS BOSA | 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 (Moderator: Michel STASSART, Skywin)

  • 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) (Moderator: Michel STASSART, Skywin)

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

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 (Moderator: Xavier NEYT, RMA)

  • 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, Aerospacelab France | View from France

11:00 > 11:30 | COFFEE BREAK

11:30 > 12:30 | EXAMPLES IN AI & EO FOR A SAFER WORLD (PART 1) (Moderator: Jürgen EVERAERTS, VITO)

  • 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) (Moderator: Eric HALLOT,  ISSeP)

  • 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) (Moderator: Benjamin BEAUMONT, ISSeP)

  • 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 | Urban-aware U-NET model for urban flood mapping using multi-temporal Sentinel-1 intensity and interferometric coherence
  • Tanja VAN ACHTEREN, VITO | AI based compression on Sentinel 2 data
  • Thomas-Louis DE LOPHEM, ConstelIR | Hyperspectral imagery and AI use cases
  • 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?

  • Benjamin BEAUMONT, ISSeP, on behalf of the AI4Copernicus Organising Committee

17:10 > 18:00 | DRINK & NETWORKING