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Euro-CASE Conference 2018

Euro-CASE Conference 2018: How AI will shape our future

Organiser: SATW

Date: 24.09.2018

Venue: Swiss Re, Rueschlikon

Artificial intelligence (AI) is growing ever more powerful. An increasing number of countries support R&D in this field with considerable funding. Several nations have published AI strategies or established government bodies dedicated to fostering the technology. However, the world’s biggest tech companies are leading this field driving not only large societal change but also creating an increasing concentration of power. How does that affect us? What can we do in Europe, and particularly in Switzerland, to compete successfully in this promising field?

At this year’s Euro-CASE conference you will learn about the driving forces for AI innovation. Recognized experts will present cutting-edge developments in AI research and some of the latest AI-based services and business applications. Learn about the hottest topics in machine learning, discover what is happening at Google AI, and what neuroscience thinks about AI. Find out how to apply AI in your business and how to get from automated to autonomous. Finally, we will tackle the ethical challenges and you will be able to discuss with our panelists how AI will shape our future. The 2018 Euro-CASE conference brings together outstanding individuals in the field of AI. Join us for a day fully dedicated to AI and its impact at large. We are looking forward to welcoming you.


Can Algorithms be Fair?

Date & time: Dec 11, 17:00-18:30.

Location: University of Zurich (see attached flyer)

Arguably the most important consequence of a society producing zillions of data is the possibility of using these data to generate new predictive models and improve existing ones.

The models defined in this way however reflect the human biases and unjust social structures in the data used to train the models. In other words, discrimination and unfairness can be transmitted through the most common machine learning algorithms to statistical models or decision-making rules impacting the lives of citizens. On the other hand, some computer scientists claim to have developed machine learning algorithms that can guarantee that the models will be free of bias, non-discriminatory, or fair. In this workshop we present and discuss some of these approaches together with current attempts by companies to deal with the problem.

Join us at this public event to get key insights from our renowned invited speakers. Find more information here.

The event will have two keynote speakers: Bart Custers  is an internationally renowned expert in Algorithmic bias. Matthias Spielkamp is the Executive Director of AlgorithmicWatch, this is a new German NonProfit organization which focuses on social and ethical aspects on algorithmic decision making.

Please send a short e-mail to info@dsi.uzh.ch, if you would like to participate in the event, so that they can estimate the number of guests for the subsequent apero.

Link to event page.

(There will be an internal Data Ethics Expert Group meeting preceding this event with invited guests and group members. However, members of the Alliance who are interested in joining this meeting please contact Prof. Christoph Heitz for more information.)

Smart Maintenance Conference by Easyfairs


On the 13th of February we cordially invite you for the Smart Maintenance Conference 2019. Easyfairs together with Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services organises this conference in parallel with the Maintenance Switzerland 2019.

The topics revolve around the newest trends in digitized maintenance. Exciting lectures, stimulating dialogues and solution-oriented discussions with top experts are programmed.

The Smart Maintenance Conference 2019 brings you and your business to the Smart level. We appreciate the professional exchange with you!

Date & time: 13.02.2019, 09:30 – 12:30

Location: Messe ZÜRICH, Hall 3


10:00 – 10:25 : Instandhaltung 4.0: Daten als Gamechanger in der Instandhaltung, by Christoph Heitz, ZHAW

10:25 – 10:50 : Vorgehensweise bei Predictive Maintenance Projekten anhand des Fallbeispiels Post Verteilzentrum, by Marc Tesch, LeanBI

10:50 – 11:15 : Hexagon – Digitale Technologien für die vorausschauende Wartung, by Bernd Reimann, Hexagon

11:35 – 12:00 : Beyond Predictive Maintenance, by Harm Flik, Zuehlke

12:00 – 12:25 : Plattformen und Architekturen zur Speicherung und Analyse von Streaming Daten, by Kurt Stockinger, ZHAW

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Service Lunch mit SBB

Es hat noch Platz!

Register here!

16. Mai 2019
11.45h – 13.15h
ZHAW Zurich, Lagerstr. 41 (next to Zurich HB)
Room ZL E0.11

Volle Züge und schlechte Kundeninformation! Zwei sich stets wiederholende Kritiken, welche an die SBB gerichtet werden. Die SBB versucht, mit mehreren Projekten diesen Kritiken zu begegnen. Das Projekt «wagenscharfe Belegungsprognose» ist ein Beispiel, wie mit intelligentem Einsatz von Daten ein Service entwickelt wurde, der sowohl zu einer Verbesserung der Auslastung wie auch der Kundeninformation führt und zusätzlich Millionen an Investitionen ins Rollmaterial spart.

Platzzahl am Event limitiert
Brown Bag Lunch (Verpflegung bitte selber mitbringen)

Organisiert wird diese Veranstaltung von der Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services, einem von Innosuisse geförderten nationalen thematischen Netzwerk.
Weitere Informationen über die Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services: https://data-service-alliance.ch

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GeoSpatial Data Day 2019 (Pre Conference event of SDS2019)

The Pre-Conference of SDS2019 will take place on Thursday, 13.06.2019 at the University of Applied Sciences of Berne. This half day event is aimed at providers of geodata, providers of innovative solutions as well as non-geocentric companies which might benefit of geodata analytics for their core business.

The GEOSpatial Data Day is organised in cooperation with the Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services, the national innovation network sponsored by Innosuisse.

The website of GEOSummit provides more information on the programme known until today.

More information will follow soon…

6th Swiss Conference on Data Science (SDS2019)

We are happy to announce the 6th Swiss Conference on Data Science (SDS2019) in continuation of what has successfully started with the past events.

SDS2019 brings together opinion-leaders, practitioners, decision-makers and researchers with interest in Data Science. The goal is to foster the exchange of ideas specifically for the Swiss market and to sustain the community of Data Scientists in Switzerland.

Get access to trends, innovations, and technologies that you can directly use for the development of your products, solutions, and applications based on data, and use the breaks for networking and discussion with peers.

Find more information at the official website of the conference.

3. Konferenz Perspektiven mit Industrie 4.0

This conference takes place in German language.

Wie kann die Produktionsplanung mit den neuen Möglichkeiten der Digitalisierung heute besser gestaltet werden? Welche Ansätze gibt es und wie lassen sich diese konkret umsetzen?

Referenten von führenden Schweizer Unternehmen und Hochschulen präsentieren ihre Erfahrungen mit realen Umsetzungsschritten moderner Planungs- und Steuerungsansätze.

Traditionell ist in vielen Betrieben die Produktionsplanung und -steuerung mit viel manueller Arbeit verbunden. Die steigende Marktdynamik erfordert ständiges Umplanen und stellt Betriebsleitung und Disposition täglich vor immer grössere Herausforderungen. Die Digitalisierung eröffnet hier neue Möglichkeiten von dynamischen Planungsansätzen, die mit weniger Aufwand eine bessere Performance im Produktionsablauf erzielen.

Im Fokus der Konferenz stehen Fragen wie: Wie kann die Produktionsplanung dynamischer gemacht und gleichzeitig automatisiert werden? Wie kann jederzeit eine optimale Auftragsbearbeitung garantiert werden, auch wenn sich Planungsgrundlagen ständig ändern? Wie kann in der Produktionsplanung effizient auf kurzfristige Kundenwünsche eingegangen werden? Welche Instrumente und Tools stehen heute schon zur Verfügung? Wie kann ein Unternehmen bereits in der Phase des Produktdesigns den späteren Produktionsablauf positiv beeinflussen?

  • 4. September 2019
  • 9:00 bis 17:00 Uhr
  • ZHAW School of Management and Law, St.-Georgen-Platz 2, 8401 Winterthur

For more informations, click here.

4th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Finance and Industry

We would like to welcome you to the «4th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Finance and Industry», hosted by the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Physics (IAMP) and the Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design (IDP) at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Winterthur, Switzerland.

For more informations, click here.

Workshop-Tage 2019 – Spatial Data Analytics

(Workshop in German)

10.-12. September 2019
HSR Rapperswil, u.a. mit Workshop “Spatial Data Analytics”. https://workshoptage.ch/

https://workshoptage.ch/workshops/2019/spatial-data-analytics/ .

Dieser Workshop gibt Informatikern – insbesondere Software-Entwickler*innen – zunächst einen Überblick über Machine Learning und bringt dann anhand ausgewählter Themen die Analyse von räumlichen Daten näher. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf Machine Learning an Beispielen der Bildananalyse ergänzt mit räumlichen Fragestellungen und mit Software Engineering-Aspekten.

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