Past Workshop(s)

Valais-Wallis AI Workshop

Small data: challenges and opportunities

Date : November 10 2017
Where : Martigny Idiap Research Institute
Website: Valais-Wallis AI Workshop on Small data: challenges and opportunities

Data-driven approaches are increasingly used in support of scientific, technological and economical activities.
Yet, in many situations the amount of data is drastically limited due to time and cost constraints, feasibility, and intrinsic rarity. This includes notably:
* Ecological and medical studies, where observations of rare species/pathologies are scarce
* Catastrophe modelling (related to waste storage, climate evolution, financial crises, etc.) where samples are small or even void due, e.g., to extreme conditions or large time-scales
* Resource-intensive experiments performed on natural and artificial systems, e.g. in protein synthesis, in robot calibration, or in hi-fidelity simulation-based design
In this second Valais/Wallis Artificial Intelligence (AI) Workshop, we will focus on several facets of such challenging topics, which will be tackled through presentations from several leading Swiss-based researchers having to cope with small data with motivating applications in environment and geosciences, medicine, energy engineering, robotics and beyond. In this context, general and domain-specific topics in visualization and extraction of relevant features from small and big data will also be discussed.


Reproducibility in research

Date : March 24 2017
Where : Sierre Techno-Pôle (Room Electra - TP10)
Website: HES-SO Valais/Wallis Workshop on Artificial Intelligence

The aim of Valais/Wallis Workshops on Artificial Intelligence is to bring together engineers and researchers, from the Idiap Research Institute, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, EPFL Valais and other institutions, active in pattern analysis and machine intelligence and related applications in Security, Health or Energy. The objective is to stimulate collaborations between research institutions in Valais. Every year, several Valais/Wallis AI Workshops will be organised on different topics. Workshops are open to the public prior registration. Valais/Wallis AI Workshops is a joint initiative between the Idiap Research Institute and HES-SO Valais-Wallis.