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Digital French-German Summer-School on Artificial Intelligence with Industry 2021

Machine Learning – AI Engineering- AI for the Good

21-23 June 2021 – 100% online!

This year will mark the 5th edition of this remarkable French-German event, organized jointly by SIEMENS AI Lab, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and Universität Passau! This year’s Summer-School will take place under the lead of the SIEMENS AI Lab.

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

The event’s main website is gradually being updated: https://ingenuity.siemens.com/events/french-german-summerschool-on-artificial-intelligence-with-industry-2021/




  • Dr. Ulli Waltinger, Benno Blumoser (Siemens AI Lab)
  • Prof. Mathilde Mougeot*, Dr. Argyris Kalogeratos, Dr. Charles Truong, Vu Nguyen (ENS Paris Saclay, *ENSIIE)
  • Prof. Harald Kosch, Axelle Cheney, Bianca Meier (Universität Passau)

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