Valais/Wallis AI Workshop

Past Workshops

Valais-Wallis AI Workshop

AI for Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences

Topic: AI for Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences
Date: November 18, 2019
Location: HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Techno-Pôle, Maison de l'entrepreneuriat, Sierre, Switzerland

Valais/Wallis AI Workshop 5th Edition / Interpreting Machine Learning

Date: May 2019
Where: Idiap Research Institute, Martigny
Topic: Interpreting Machine Learning
Abstract: Machine learning has become an integral part of many fields of research and has achieved considerable success. Despite continued advancements made, it is not always explainable: (a) what information is the machine learning from the data? and (b) how is the machine making the decisions? The 5th edition of Valais/Wallis AI workshop focuses on these questions by engaging researchers from various fields through presentations and discussions.

valais wallis workshop 5th edition

AI for rehabilitation and prosthetics

Date: November 22 2018
Techno-Pôle, Sierre (room Electra)
Website: AI for rehabilitation and prosthetics


Real and artificial neural processing

Date: April 19 2018
Where: Martigny, Idiap Research Institute
Website: Valais/Wallis AI Workshop on Real and artificial neural processing



Small data: challenges and opportunities

Date: November 10 2017
Where: Martigny Idiap Research Institute

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.