Conference Programme

Unless otherwise stated, sessions were in Hall F

Tuesday 04.Dec 18

Day 1: technology bridging generations/co-operations and ECSEL II Technologies for Europe´s digital future from EU2018AT on Vimeo.

16:00-17:00 technology bridging generations
Welcome by Michael Wiesmüller, BMVIT
George Metakides, Digital Enlightenment Forum - “From ICT1998 to ICT2018 as prologue to the future”
Martina Mara, JKU - “The Rise of Robot Natives”
Martin Ebner, TU Graz - “L3T’s Make IT”*
17:00-17:15 technology bridging co-operations
Stefan Rohringer, Vice President Infineon Technologies Austria AG
17:15-18:15 ECSEL II Technologies for Europe´s digital future
Sandro D’Elia, European Commission - unit “Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry”
Michael Wiesmüller, Head of Department for Key enabling Technologies for Industrial Innovation, BMVIT
Bert de Colvenaer, Executive Director ECSEL Joint Undertaking
Ben Ruck, Chairperson of the ECSEL Public Authorities’ Board
Pär-Erik Martinsson, RISE, Research Institute of Sweden, Manager Digital Sweden
Josef Affenzeller, AVL List GmbH, Director of Research Coordination
Klaus Bernhardt, FEEI, Head of Research, Development and Energy

Wednesday 05.Dec 18

Smart Living, Trustworthy IoT and Datamarket from EU2018AT on Vimeo.

08:30-10:00 Responsible AI of the Future
Natalie Bertels (KU Leuven/BDVA)
Christoph Hubatschke, University of Vienna
Christoph Müller (TU Wien, Uni Innsbruck)
Harald Leitenmüller (CTO Microsoft Austria)
Ursula Eysin (Red Swan)
Freek Bomhof (TNO/BDVA)
10:00-10:15 Big Data and Robotics Memorandum of Understanding
Lucilla Sioli (Director for Digital Industry at European Commission)
11:30-13:00 3 in 1 - Smart Living, Trustworthy IoT and Datamarket
Introduction by Helmut Leopold, AIT
Mihai Lupu, Research Studios Austria
Robert Ginthör, Know-Center
Christoph Fabianek,OwnYourData
Christoph Reimer, EODC GmbH
Josiane Xavier Parreira, Siemens Corporate Technology
Sven Schlarb, AIT
Friedrich Seyr, SpotOn Statistics
Diotima Bertel, SYNYO GmbH
Lőrinc Thurnay , Danube University Krems
Omar Veledar, AVL List
Edin Arnautovic, TTTech
Mario Drobics, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Violeta Damjanovic-Behrendt, Salzburg Research
AAL Pilot regions
Cornelia Schneider, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Johannes Oberzaucher, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Markus Garschall, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Maria Fellner, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
11:30-14:30 5G & Beyond Deployment Contest in Room 2.17
16:30-18:00 IMAGINE18 idea marathon
incl. OCG Incentive Awards handed over by Prof. Kotsis
Introduction by Klaus Pseiner, Managing Partner Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG

Closing: Smart Living, Trustworthy IoT and Datamarket from EU2018AT on Vimeo.

Thursday 06.Dec 18

13:00-13:30 awards ceremony in Hall A

Technology bridging generations

What is the future of ICT innovation? We will take a look back at 20 years of European research funding and technological progress and then we will imagine what the next 20 years of innovation might and should bring. Professor George Metakides (University of Southhampton) and Michael Wiesmüller (Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology) will reflect on European programmes, followed by Professor Martina Mara from Johannes Kepler University Linz and Professor Martin Ebner from Graz University of Technology.

Technology bridging co-operations

The second speech ‘Technology bridging co-operations’ is given by DI Stefan ROHRINGER, Vice President Infineon Technologies Austria AG. Here, the focus is on AI applications in the industry.

ECSEL II Technologies for Europe´s digital future

The following panel will focus on the future ECSEL activities under the Joint Undertaking in Horizon Europe. Panelists are the European Commission, the Executive Director of ECSEL JU as well as national representatives from Austria, Sweden and other EC countries. The topic is the future orientation in the view of contents, handling and boundary conditions.

Responsible AI of the Future

The Session Responsible AI of the Future is the continuation of a session within the EBDVF2018. After an impulse statement presenting „Driving Forces for Responsible AI of the Future”, which have been identified in the preceding session at the EBDVF 2018, „Critical Uncertainties” among these driving forces will be discussed with an international expert panel and the audience. more

Big Data and Robotics Memorandum of Understanding

Signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between two European associations representing Public Private Partnerships (Big Data and Robotics) with Lucilla Sioli (Director for Digital Industry at European Commission)

Data Market Austria

Experience a data market in all its facets : interact with the developers to learn how to expose data and services; interact with startups that work on exciting and innovative products that take advantage of the Data Market Austria. In a highly participative environment, learn from developers and business innovators how you can make the most of your data and services.

IoT4CPS “Safety & Security”

The IoT4CPS project aims to develop guidelines, methods and tools for secure IoT-based applications in the areas of Connected & Autonomous Vehicles and Industry 4.0. In the course of the Imagine community session participants will be encouraged to engage in an interactive brainstorming about the overall topic of “Safety and Security”. Leading up to the discussion, the following issues and questions will be introduced by the project members:

AAL Pilot regions

AAL (Active and Assisted Living) products and services aim at promoting older people’s independence and social participation, improving their personal safety and well-being as well as supporting healthy lifestyles. Beyond their ability to support every-day activities and a successful integration into the personal life and daily routine within the target group, the development of holistic service concepts and sustainable business models are critical for successfully introducing AAL solutions to the market. Within the pilot regions RegionAAL, WAALTeR, Smart vitAALity and fit4AAL a wide range of AAL solutions is being evaluated in different regions and cities of Austria to provide clear evidence of the impact of AAL on individual, institutional and societal levels. Within the IMAGINE18 community session participants will be encouraged to discuss opportunities and challenges of AAL in the following areas:

  • Technologies for promoting physical activity (Cornelia Schneider, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH)
  • Integrated Health Management – Anchoring Telemonitoring into AAL (Eco-)Systems (Johannes Oberzaucher, Institute for Applied Research on Ageing, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences)
  • Social interfaces as enabler for social integration (Markus Garschall, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH)
  • PLAYTIME – Opportunities of ICT in dementia care (Maria Fellner, Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH)

5G & Beyond Deployment Contest

Photonics Austria organizes a small competition on the Roll-Out of a Beyond 5G infrastructure in a fictive town in the framework of Imagine 2018. Within the conference, two teams will present their Roll-Out concept to a jury as well as to the audience. Both teams will prepare their contribution upfront and are composed of members from different sectors of 5G industry as well as academia. After the hearing we will discuss some provocative theses with respect to the 5G Roll-Out, e.g. wireline vs. wireless, Software Defined Everything vs. ASIC based efficiency. Finally, the jury will present their judgement and the results of the public voting will be presented.
Session A: ICT deployment in 2025-2030 – What would that be?

  • Drones: Nasty little things or future communication backbone? (Team TRITON)
  • Building our digital society on the foundations of quantum physics. (Team UNIQORN)

Session B: Come and discuss with us on key topics of future communication technology.

  • 6G: Just filling the left-over gaps between 5G promises and reality? Is another 10-fold increase in performance feasible? (Thomas Zemen, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology)
  • Energy efficiency is the name of the game. (Franz Dielacher, Infineon Technologies Austria)
  • Quantum Internet: Co-existence or take-over? (Stephanie Wehner, Delft University of Technology)
  • IoT - A concept to democratize the internet or the ultimate tool to control its users? (Mario Drobics, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology)
  • Quantum Computing: Will only elephants benefit or also mice? (Marie-Chrstine Röhsner, University of Vienna)

Also see the main ICT2018 programme