Digital French-German Summer School with Industry 2020

Machine Learning – AI Engineering- AI for the Good

Wednesday 24 June 2020 – 100% online!

Download the summary report

Registration is free but mandatory before the event  (link to the registration). Once registered, you will receive by mail a link to the live session on the pdf ticket. For technical reason, only the first 200 registrations will have access to the online session.

Quick links to sessions:

Messages from VIPs   (afternoon – 12:15-13.15)

Live plenary session   (afternoon – 13.00-17.30)

Short scientific presentations   (morning-12.15)



Morning free watching of short scientific presentations

Contributions from:

    • industrial partners… on how they relate to the Summer School’s topics.
    • academia and research… on scientific topics.
    • policy partners… on the French-German cooperation.

Full list of scientific videos from academic researchers & industrial entities:

Afternoon live plenary session

12:15-13.15  Messages from VIPs 

    • Juha Heikkilä, Head of Unit Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, European Commission.
    • Juliette Jarry, Vice-President of Région Auvergne Rhone Alpes in charge of Digitalisation.
    • Lionel Grotto, Directeur Général de Choose Paris Region, Région Ile de France.
    • Marco Alexander Breit, Head of Department Artificial Intelligence at the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie. 
    • Dr. Michael Jaspers, Scientific Advisor of the German Embassy in Paris.
    • Prof. Hervé Martin, Scientific Advisor of the French Consulate in Bavaria.
    • Prof. Philippe Gréciano, Vice-President of the Deutsch-Französische Hochschule DFH-UFA.
    • Prof. Pascal Auscher, Director of the National Institute of Mathematics and their Interactions, CNRS.
    • Prof. Pierre-Paul Zalio, President of Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay.
    • Prof. Ulrich Bartosch, President of Universität Passau.
    • Laurent Prével, Director of Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique pour l’Industrie et l’Entreprise.
    • Philippe Mareine, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Group Human Resources, CSR, Chief Digital & Transformation Officer.
    • Dr. Natascha Eckert, Head of SIEMENS University Relations.
    • Dr. Eric Monchalin, Vice-President, Head of Machine Intelligence at Atos. 

13.00-13.15  Register & join the virtual plenary session

13.15-13.50  Official opening & group photo

    • Welcome by the organizers – Prof. Mathilde Mougeot, ENS Paris Saclay & ENSIIE, Prof. Harald Kosch & Axelle Cheney, both Passau University, Dr. Ullli Waltinger & Benno Blumoser, both Siemens AI Lab.
    • Official opening – Dr. Bernd Forster/ Michael HIinterdobler, Bayerische Staatskanzlei, Germany and by Hubert Tardieu, ATOS CEO Adviser, France,

13.50 – 14.50 Session 1 – Machine Learning (chaired by ENS Paris-Saclay)

      • Live presentation by Dr. Francois Deheeger, Michelin Lead Data Scientist, France. Hybrid model in product design. slides.
      • Live presentation by Dr. Fikri Hafid, Réseau de Transport d’Electricité Head of R&D Studies, France. Machine learning use cases at a transmission system operator. slides.
      • Live presentation by Prof. Michael Granitzer, Passau University Professor for Data Science, Germany. Machine Learning Engineerging and Sustainability. slides.
      • Q&A on the 3 presentations and panel discussion.

14.50-15.00  Active Break (Stretching)

15.00-16.15  Session 2 – AI for the Good (chaired by Siemens)

    • Live presentation by Benno Blumoser, Siemens AI Lab Munich, Germany.  AI for the Good – a Corporate View.
    • Live presentation by Dr. Brian Tervil, CNRS research scientist, Borelli center, ENS Paris-Saclay, France. ONADAP – a visualization and decision support tool for dynamic human and material ressources allocation within hospital facilities in times of sanitary crisis. slides.
    • Live presentation by Valentin KRUSPEL, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ),Germany. Data Powered Positive Deviance and Beyond – Using AI for Sustainable International Development.
    • Live presentation by Julia Gottfriedsen, German Aero-Space Center (DLR) Environmental Data Science Researcher, Germany. Using Data Analytics and Machine Learning to Control Wildfire.
    • Q&A on the 4 presentations and panel discussion.

16.15-16.20  Passive Break (get yourself a coffee before the final part)

16.20 – 17.20 Session 3 – AI Engineering (chaired by Passau University)

    • Live presentation by Prof. Gianluca Bontempi, Université Libre de Bruxelles Professor and Co-Head at Machine Learning Group, Belgium. Causality and big data analytics: risks, challenges and solutions. slides and documents.
    • Live presentation by Matthias Laporte, Inspector at Banque de France, France. Self organizing maps for anomaly detection in an operational context. slides.
    •  Live presentation by Tobias Bürger, BMW Lead Big Data and AI Platform, Germany. Machine Learning and AI in Practice – Insights into use cases from the BMW Group.
    • Q&A on the 3 presentations and panel discussion.

17.20 – 17.30  Wrap-up and Closing


ENS Paris-Saclay, France, Prof. M. Mougeot (& ENSIIE) , Dr. A. Kalogeratos, Dr. C. Truong,
University of Passau, Germany: A. Cheney, Prof. H. Kosch,
Siemens AI Lab, Germany: Dr. U. Walltinger, Dr. B. Blumoser.

Poster in pdf