International Symposium on Applications of Artificial Intelligence

September 27 - 28, 2018

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Overview

The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research, in cooperation with the University of Alberta Faculty of Science, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII), Future Energy Systems, the Embassy of France in Canada, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Toronto, CzechInvest, and the German Centre for Research and Innovation - New York, are proud to present an international, interdisciplinary symposium around the applications of Artificial Intelligence to a variety of different sectors and fields.

The two-day symposium will bring together academic researchers, policy makers, company representatives and students. Panels will discuss the relevance of AI in the fields of:

  • Precision Health
  • Human and Machine Interaction
  • Policy
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Transport
  • Future Energy Systems, and
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

Schedule

Thursday

27 September 2021

08:15 - 08:45 Coffee and Registration
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mr. Bernd Reuscher, GCCIR President
09:00 - 09:45 Keynote Address
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer, Dean of Science, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta & Management Advisory Board Member, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute
09:45 - 11:15 Mini Keynote & Panel - Artificial Intelligence and Precision Health 1 (Data Capture and Modelling)
Keynote and Moderator: Prof. Dr. Edwin Wang
Panelists: Dr. Jan Platoš, Dr. Radim Burget, Dr. Russ Greiner
11:15 - 11:30 Health Break
11:30 - 13:00 Mini Keynote & Panel - Artificial Intelligence and Precision Health 2 (Deployment)
Keynote and Moderator: Dr. Jan Alexandersson
Panelists: Dr. Deborah James, Dr. Michael Mengel, Dr. Rahul Samant
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Mini Keynote & Panel - Human and Machine Interaction
Keynote and Moderator: Mr. Rodolphe Gelin
Panelists: Asst. Prof. Dr. Carrie Demmans Epp, Mr. Dmitriy Volinskiy, Dr. Jan Alexandersson, Dr. Ondřej Bojar, Mr. Rhys Chouinard
15:30 - 15:45 Health Break
15:45 - 17:15 Mini Keynote & Panel - Artificial Intelligence and Policy
Keynote and Moderator: Ms. Sana Khareghani
Panelists: Mr. Jason Fung, Mr. Jason Morris, Asst. Prof. Dr. Jonathan Cohn, Asst. Prof. Dr. Nicole Denier

Friday

28 September 2021

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee and Introduction
09:00 - 09:45 Keynote Address
Prof. Dr. Michal Pěchouček, Director AI Center, Czech Technical University in Prague
09:45 - 11:15 Mini Keynote & Panel - Artificial Intelligence and Precision Agriculture/AgriFood
Keynote and Moderator: Dr. Stanford Blade
Panelists: Mr. John Murphy, Dr. Martin Schmid, Dr. Pavel Juruš
11:15 - 11:30 Health Break
11:30 - 13:00 Mini Keynote & Panel - Artificial Intelligence and Transport
Keynote and Moderator: Mr. Ken Brizel
Panelists: Prof. Dr. Aminah Robinson Fayek, Mr. Bruno Peters, Ms. Kristy Mlakar, Dr. Martin Schmid, Prof. Dr. Michal Pěchouček, Dr. Pavel Juruš
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Mini Keynote & Panel - Artificial Intelligence and Future Energy Systems
Keynote and Moderator: Prof. Dr. Petr Musilek
Panelists: Mr. Darren McCrank, Mr. Henning Wilms, Mr. Joshua Wong, Asst. Prof. Dr. Omid Ardakanian, Dr. Pavel Juruš
15:30 - 15:45 Health Break
15:45 - 17:15 Mini Keynote & Panel - Artificial Intelligence and Humanities/Social Sciences
Keynote and Moderator: Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell
Panelists: Mr. Greg Burlet, Dr. Jan Platoš, Dr. Ondřej Bojar
17:15 - 17:30 Closing Remarks
Mr. Bernd Reuscher, GCCIR President

Speakers

Prof. Dr. Aminah Robinson Fayek

Principal Investigator, Future Energy Systems, University of Alberta &
Professional Engineer and Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta

Mr. Bruno Peters

Director, Smart Cities
Deputy Regional Director, Canada West at IBI GROUP

Asst. Prof. Dr. Carrie Demmans Epp

Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta

Mr. Darren McCrank

Director of System Control and Chair of the Grid Technology Research and Development Group, EPCOR Distribution and Transmission Inc.

Dr. Deborah James

Executive Director, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta

Dr. Dmitriy Volinskiy

Director of Data Science, ATB Financial

Prof. Dr. Edwin Wang

Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell

Professor of Philosophy and Digital Humanities, University of Alberta

Mr. Gregory Burlet

Founder, Frettable

Mr. Henning Wilms

Research Associate, Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University

Dr. Jan Alexandersson

Principal Researcher and Research Fellow, Intelligent User Interfaces Department at DFKI

Dr. Jan Platoš

Head, Department of Computer Science, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava

Mr. Jason Fung

Technology Lawyer

Mr. Jason Morris

Proprietor, Round Table Law & Founder, Legal Hackers Edmonton

Mr. John Murphy

Founder & CEO, Stream Technologies Inc.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Jonathan Cohn

Digital Culture, English and Film Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer

Professor & Dean of Science, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
Member of the Advisory Board, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute

Mr. Joshua Wong

President and CEO, Opus One Solutions

Mr. Ken Brizel

CEO, ACAMP

Ms. Kristy Mlakar

National Operations Manager and Project Lead, Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)

Mr. Martin Schmid

Research Scientist, Google DeepMind

Prof. Dr. Michal Pěchouček

Director, R&D Center of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Security (CISCO) & Professor of Computer Science, Czech Technical University

Dr. Michael Mengel

Chair and Clinical Department Head for Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nicole Denier

Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

Asst. Prof. Dr. Omid Ardakanian

Principal Investigator, Future Energy Systems, University of Alberta &
Asst. Professor, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ondřej Bojar

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

Dr. Pavel Juruš

Head of Technology Transfer, Institute of Computer Science, The Czech Academy of Sciences

Prof. Dr. Petr Musilek

Professor and Associate Chair (Undergraduate Programs), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Radim Burget

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology

Dr. Rahul Samant

CEO, Rehabtronics Inc.

Mr. Rhys Chouinard

Data Scientist, ATB Enterprise D and ATB AI Lab

Mr. Rodolphe Gelin

Chief Scientific Officer, Softbank Robotics

Dr. Russ Greiner

Researcher of Algorithms & Theory, AI, Bio-/Medical Informatics, Information Extraction & Visualization, Medical Imaging, and Machine Learning, Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute

Ms. Sana Khareghani

Deputy Director, Head of Office for Artificial Intelligence Joint unit: DCMS and BEIS, UK Government

Dr. Stanford Blade

Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta

Location

Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering Building
8-207 Patrick D. Daniel/Enbridge Conference Room
9211 116 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1H9
Canada

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