The World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics 2019
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SPRINT Robotics continues to grow at a rapid pace, not only in Participant numbers, but
also with the expansion to other industry sectors. The program at the World Conference for
Inspection and Maintenance Robotics 2019 reflects this, covering a broad scope of asset and
industry sectors, ranging from pressure vessels and storage tanks; petrochemical and
energy to public and water infrastructure, aerospace, subsea and next generation
The two-day conference program includes a prominent line-up of keynote speakers from
leading companies: among others are Rebecca Wiles, Head of Upstream Technology at BP,
Frits Eulderink, member of the Executive Board and COO of Royal Vopak, and Professor
David Lane, director of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, as well as 48 speaker
presentations from notable industry specialists. The exhibition features more than 50 global
service and technology providers, live demos, poster sessions, and in collaboration with
Holland Robotics, the Holland Pavilion which showcases Dutch universities, companies and
innovation initiatives who are making significant progress in the development of inspection
and maintenance robotics.

SPRINT Robotics
Catherine Reijans
Conference Centre de Doelen
Schouwburgplein 50
3012 Rotterdam
   22.10.2019 - 23.10.2019
08:00 - 18:00

Embedded VISION Europe
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The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) supported by Messe Stuttgart, the organiser and host of the biennial VISION international trade fair, organizes the 2nd edition of the European conference on Embedded Vision, the Embedded VISION Europe, from 24-25 October 2019 at the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart right next to Stuttgart Airport.

Embedded VISION Europe 2019, the only conference in Europe having the focus exclusively on this disruptive technology, will show the capability of hardware and software platforms; will present applications and markets for embedded vision and will create a platform for the exchange of information. The conference will be held in English language and is organized jointly by the EMVA and Messe Stuttgart which organizes and hosts the biannual international trade show VISION.

Target audience
Embedded VISION Europe 2019 targets developers and users of embedded (vision) systems from all industries. The conference will be supplemented by an exhibition where all participating companies are invited to show their embedded vision expertise through products and applications.
International Congress Center ICS
Messepiazza 1
70629 Stuttgart

1st annual conference of the Jean Monnet EURA Centre of Excellence on the Regulation of Robotics and AI
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The Jean Monnet EURA Centre of Excellence on the Regulation of Robotics and AI (EAC/A05/2017), is pleased to announce its first annual conference , which will be held in Pisa on the 31th of October 2019, at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

The Conference will discuss the legal, social, ethical and philosophical issues of Human-Robot interaction, focusing, in particular, on whether deceitful technologies – designed to give the appearance of being alive, conscious, capable of proving emotions and establishing bonds – are admissible or, to the contrary, whether some uses and applications ought to be prohibited, also in the light of the fundamental principles of human dignity and freedom of self-determination, as emerging from the European Charter of Fundamental Rights.

With the aim of fostering the active involvement of young scholars with the topic of the conference, the organisers are inviting submission of papers from researchers under 35 years old, addressing some of the most important topics connected to the Conference main theme. Papers, which could be published or unpublished, shall be submitted by October the 10th to the evaluation Committee at

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
56127 Pisa
08:00 - 18:00

Digitising European Industry Stakeholder Forum 2019
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This year's event will focus on Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation Hubs for European industry beyond 2020. The event is co-organised by the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.
The Stakeholder Forum is a public and free event organised on a yearly basis by the European Commission and a Member State within the context of the Digitising European Industry initiative (DEI).

This third edition is organised with the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. The conference will take place from the afternoon of 13 November 2019 to midday of 15 November 2019 at IFEMA Madrid, just a few metro stops from the airport.

This year’s edition is particularly relevant for Europe's industrial policy, as the debate on the future Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes is ongoing. The focus will be on the European policies for Digital Innovation Hubs, Artificial Intelligence and industrial partnerships beyond 2020, and the relevant funding opportunities.

Target audience

All the different actors involved in the digital value chain are invited to participate, including representatives from Member States and regions, national initiatives for digitalisation, industry, SMEs, academia, Digital Innovation Hubs and research and technology centres. They will have an excellent opportunity to share experiences, exchange best practices and discuss the future of EU digital industrial policy.
European Commission
Feria de Madrid
28042 Madrid
   13.11.2019 - 15.11.2019
08:00 - 18:00

European Robotics Week 2019 (#ERW2019)
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The European Robotics Week (ERW) offers one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public, highlighting growing importance of robotics in a wide variety of application areas. ERW aims at inspiring technology education in students of all ages to pursue careers in STEM-related fields, i.e. science, technology, engineering and math.

The European Robotics Week (ERW) was conceived at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2011 by the desire of the European Robotics community to bring robotics research and development closer to the public and to build the future Robotics Society.

There is a lot going on in Europe during the European Robotics Week: school visits with lectures on robotics, guided tours for pupils, open labs, exhibitions, challenges, robots in action on public squares. The participating companies, universities and research bring their robots and organisations to the attention of the public educating them on how robotics impacts society, both now and in the future.

It’s time to show the general public what robotics is all about and what important role robots play in Europe!

The central event of ERW2019 will take place in Poznan, Poland, on 14-16 November.

   15.11.2019 - 24.11.2019

Cybersecurity for Robotics 2019 Conference - CSfR2019
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The Cybersecurity for Robotics Conference 2019 (CSfR2019) will be the first in a series of annual events dedicated to the research domain and investigating the cross cutting research topics related to cybersecurity, cyber-physical systems, safety, robotics, industrial control systems security, IoT, Industry 4.0, real time communication systems, privacy, AI and other related relevant domains.

The TRINITY DIH network project will launch an open call and provide brokerage diuring the event.

LSEC - Leaders In Security, Basque Region for CyberSecurity and the TRINITY project
University of Deusto - CRAI Library Building
Ramón Rubial Kalea 1
48009 Bilbao
   18.11.2019 - 19.11.2019
08:00 - 18:00

European Robotics Forum 2020 (#ERF2020)
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The European Robotics Forum, the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held in Malaga, Spain, on 3-5 March 2020. Over 1000 European robotics top experts are expected to attend the 11th edition of the conference.

FYCMA | Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga
Ortega y Gasset 201
29006 Malaga
   03.03.2020 - 05.03.2020
08:00 - 18:00

ICRA 2020
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ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference and the premier international forum for robotics researchers to present and discuss their work. The 2020 conference will be held from May 31 to June 4, 2020 at the Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris, France. The conference will include plenary sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops and tutorial sessions, forums, videos, exhibitions, and robot challenges.

IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Conference Editorial Board (CEB)
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Place de la Porte Maillot 2
75017 Paris
France, Metropolitan
   31.05.2020 - 04.06.2020

International Summer School: Regulation of Robotics & AI
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Dirpolis Institute of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa has activated the 1st edition of the Summer School “The Regulation of Robotics & AI in Europe: Legal, Ethical and Economic Implications”, pursuant to art. 3 of the Charter.

The Summer School is part of a three-year project that was awarded in the framework of the Call for proposals 2018 – EAC/A05/2017 under the Jean Monnet Activities of the Erasmus+ Programme – Jean Monnet “Centre of Excellence on the Regulation of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence”.

The course will be offered at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies from the 1st to the 6th of July 2019, for a total of 40 hours. Two academic credits (in accordance with the European Credits Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS) will be awarded upon successful completion of the Course, which requires the attendance of at least 90% of classes and passing the final examination. The Summer School will be taught in English.

The Course will provide participants with an advanced understanding of the European framework of robotics and AI technologies.

Target audience
The Summer School aims at providing international students, policy makers, and professionals from different backgrounds with the knowledge and interdisciplinary skills necessary to understand the different issues posed by the development and diffusion of robotics in EU, namely to: design robots/counsel enterprises, ensuring compliance with applicable regulation, technical-ethical standards, social acceptability and respect of the CFR, develop risk-management strategies and entrepreneurship models, as well as define new EU policies on these matters.
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – DIRPOLIS Institute

Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
56127 Pisa
Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing Workshop
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EFFRA, the European Commission, the Big Data Value association and euRobotics are co-organizing a workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing.
Date and time: 2 July, 2019, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue: BluePoint Brussels, Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels

The aim of the workshop is to provide an insight into:
- How research and innovation projects and European or International Initiatives are already addressing Artificial Intelligence for manufacturing
- Artificial Intelligence- needs & requirements from the point of view of manufacturers
- The state of the art, i.e. how today’s solutions address the current needs and what will be the future requirements in better integrating artificial intelligence in existing systems.

During coffee breaks, participants will have the possibility to network and also to possibly talk about the planned Factories of the Future 2020 call on artificial intelligence for manufacturing which will open later this year.

BluePoint Brussels
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Brussels
ICINCO 2019 - 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics
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Upcoming Deadlines
Regular Paper Submission: February 28, 2019
Regular Paper Authors Notification: May 2, 2019
Regular Paper Camera Ready and Registration: May 16, 2019

The purpose of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to Control, Automation and Robotics. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Sensors, Systems Modelling and Control, and Industrial Informatics. Informatics applications are pervasive in many areas of Control, Automation and Robotics; This conference intends to emphasize this connection.

Conference Areas
1 . Intelligent Control Systems and Optimization
2 . Robotics and Automation
3 . Signal Processing, Sensors, Systems Modelling and Control
4 . Industrial Informatics

Target audience
Researchers, engineers and practitioners
Vienna House Diplomat Prague
Evropska 15
16041 Prague
Czech Republic
ICT Proposers' Day 2019
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This year the biggest ICT research and innovation event will be held on 19-20 September 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. Details will follow soon.


Robotics for agile and competitive manufacturing
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On 19 September 2019, TRINITY Project will organise a conference on Robotics for agile and competitive manufacturing, at EMO Hanover.
The conference will focus on how new robotic technologies can be used to improve the agility, productivity and competitiveness of manufacturing companies, and how the TRINITY project can support companies, especially SMEs, to implement and benefit from these technologies. TRINITY open calls, which are expected to open in November, will also be presented.

The Programme will follow soon but you can already secure your participation. Registration is free.

Convention Center – Room 13/14
Deutsche Messe, Messegelände
30521 Hannover
European Research and Innovation Days
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The Policy Conference brings together high-level policy-makers, leaders from industry, finance, academia and the entrepreneurial community to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape. It covers vital areas of science, engineering, medicine, and wider social and environmental concerns.

A unique meeting and matchmaking space for innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and researchers, for networking and brokerage.

Free and open to everybody, ‘Science is Wonderful!’ brings the world of science to the public.

Fighting cancer, slowing down global warming, preventing hunger and drought, facilitating human life in space … it's all part of the variety of activities schools, families and young people can discover at the event.

It is an important opportunity to debate and shape the targeted impact and strategic priorities of Horizon Europe, the European Commission’s proposal for the next EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion.

Target audience
Policymakers; corporate decision-makers; technology movers, makers and shakers; press; scientists; innovators; researchers; media
Investors/venture capitalists; intermediaries; entrepreneurs; high-tech world
General public; education professionals; anyone with a passion for science, research and innovation; all delegates from the Policy Conference and the Innovative Europe Hub
European Commission
Kanal - Centre Pompidou
Quai des Péniches
1000 Brussels
European Week of Regions and Cities - Digital Innovation Hubs and Smart Specialisation for digital transformation
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Currently more than 120 national/regional smart specialisation strategies (RIS3) across Europe are serving as guidance for investments implemented under the current Cohesion Policy 2014-2020. They aim to strengthen innovation ecosystems and increase national/regional productivity and competitiveness. Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) are pivotal in the recent policy initiative within the present Digitising the European Industry (DEI) strategy of the EU. DIHs are regional multi-partner one-stop-shops, aiming at supporting SMEs and the public sector in their digital transformation.

While S3 will continue to be an important "enabling condition" for the post2020 Cohesion policy and ERDF funding, DEI initiative aspires to ensure the presence of at least one (1) DIH per region to reinforce regional digital innovation capacities of economy and society.

The purpose of the workshop is to present current evidence and explore more how the regional/national innovation ecosystems formed around S3 priorities are currently interacting with DIHs and how these two "worlds" could be brought closer together, interact more with each other for the benefit of local/national economies. Closer and more synergistic collaboration with a view to increase the level of adoption of digital innovations in high priority economic sectors is expected to increase regional competitiveness and support the uptake of disruptive and promising digital technologies (i.e. Artificial Intelligence, Data analytics, IoT, Cybersecurity). Some examples of S3 priority areas that could substantially benefit from the reinforcement of such interaction are the Agri-food sector and many Industrial/Manufacturing market sectors. All types of regions could see benefits by exploring ways of bringing DIHs closer to the design/implementation of smart specialisation/digital transformation strategies including regions in industrial transition and low growth/low income regions.

To address these issues, during the workshop, the S3P team of the JRC, together with DG CNECT and the DIHNET.EU consortium will:

- present their experience so far with the Catalogue of DIHs (hosted under the S3P) and results of analytical work based on regional case studies and a recent survey to DIH managers and regional policy actors
- discuss the role of DIHs in the near future to contribute to a "smarter specialisation" era for the New Cohesion Policy
- provide to policy-makers and practitioners the opportunity to get the latest updates about future initiatives in the post2020 EU programming period on how to support DIHs in the Digital Europe programme and the role of ERDF to promote future collaboration with S3 in regional/national level.

Speakers: Maurits Butter, Annita Kalpaka, Valentina Pinna, Anne-Marie Sassen, Jens Sorvik
Partner/s: DIHNET.EU project, European Commission - DG CNECT, European Commission - DG JRC

European Committee of the Regions
Building SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre, Room 206
Mont des Arts
1000 Brussels
European Big Data Value Forum
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The European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF) is the main event of the European Big Data and Data-Driven AI Research and Innovation community, under the theme "Artificial Intelligence and Big Data transforming Business and Society".

EBDVF2019 is organised by BDVA, in collaboration with the European Commission and VTT as the main local organizer. The European Big Data Value Forum 2019 aims to build on the success of previous editions, where around 700 industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policymakers coming from 40 different countries attended the event every year. The organising committee of this event includes, in addition to BDVA, the EC and VTT, multiple Finnish industrial, Innovation and Research players as well as international companies and other research organisations.

Scandic Marina Congress Center
Katajanokanlaituri 6
00160 Helsinki
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