Preliminary programme

8:30       Welcome coffee

9:00       Introduction of the day

9:15       Session 1 – Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence: State of the art

Moderator: Pietro Ceccato (Spacebel, Belgium)

  • New ways of interacting with remote sensing images: an AI perspective, Devis Tuia (UWageningen, NL)
  • XiaoXiang Zhu (DLR,Germany)
  • AI development cycle: an EO perspective, Alessandro Marin (CGI, Italy)
  • AI Enabled Imagery-based Intelligence: Evolving Opportunities and Business models, Arun Kumar Sampathkumar (Frost & Sullivan, India)

10:45     Coffee break and networking

11:15     Session 2 – Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence: Examples and applications

Moderator: Lucien Hoffmann (LIST, Luxembourg)

  • Benoît Deper (Aerospacelab, Belgium)
  • On-board Deep-Learning for semantic imaging data reduction, Bruno Wéry (Deltatec, Belgium)
  • Improving flood monitoring in urban areas using satellite Earth Observation and social media data, Marco Chini (LIST, Luxembourg)
  • How GALILEO and AI may help in disaster prevention, Peter Platzer (Spire, Germany)
  • Use of Copernicus data in framework of the new Common Agricultural Policy CAP, Philippe Loudjani (Joint Research Center, Italy)
  • Sentinels time series exploitation to support a more sustainable agriculture and biodiversity, Pierre Defourny (UCLouvain, Belgium)
  • Benjamin Hourte (EarthLab, Luxembourg)
12:45     Lunch Break and networking
1:45    Session 3 Round Table: Needs & challenges to implement AI into EO

Moderator: Pierre Defourny (UCLouvain, Belgium)

3:00    Coffee break and networking

3:30    Session 4 – Tools to support AI implementation and funding potential

Moderator: Michel Stassart (SKYWIN, Belgium)

  • COPERNICUS Global Land: Data Access, Needs, and Perspectives for AI in COPERNICUS, Michael Cherlet (DG JRC Copernicus)
  • EORegions, a tool to support AI Implementation, Philippe Ledent (Spacebel, Belgium)
  • Potential Funding Opportunities from EC that will soon come up related to AI for EO Funding Sources within EC, Francesco Barbato (DG Grow)
  • Stephane Debois & Julie De Bergeyck (Cluster TIC Infopôle, Belgium)
4:45   Synthesis of the day and closing words
5:00    Closing drink