Elena Simperl

Professor of computer science, King's College London

Elena Simperl is professor of computer science at King’s College London, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and former Turing fellow. According to AMiner, she is in the top 100 most influential scholars in knowledge engineering of the last decade, as well as in the Women in AI 2000 ranking. Before joining King’s College early 2020, she held positions at the University of Southampton, as well as in Germany and Austria. She has contributed to more than 20 research projects, often as principal investigator or project lead. Currently, she is the PI of two grants: H2020 ACTION, where she develops human-AI methods to make participatory science thrive, and EPSRC Data Stories, where she works on frameworks and tools to make data more engaging for everyone. She authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in knowledge engineering, semantic technologies, open and linked data, social computing, crowdsourcing and data-driven innovation. Over the years she served as programme and general chair to several conferences, including the European and International Semantic Web Conference, the European Data Forum and the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing.

Elena is speaking at

Focus Track 3 - Market uptake: Bringing AI and Data Sciences to Practice
November 4, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Speakers

  • Daniel Alonso Roman (Chair) ITI - Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Partnerships Driver, BDVA i-Spaces group chair / EUHubs4Data coordinator
  • Guido Reimann (Chair) Expert Software and Digitalization and Coordinator Artificial Intelligence Competence Network of VDMA, VDMA e.V.
  • Michael Beigl (Speaker) Professor, KIT / SDIL
  • Elena Simperl (Speaker) Professor of computer science, King's College London
  • Maria Christina Bienek (Speaker) General Manager, Smart Electronic Factory e.V.
  • Sandro D’Elia (Speaker) Programme Officer - Unit A2: Technology and Systems for Digitalising Industry, European Commission - Directorate General for Communications Networks, Contents and Technology
  • Philippe CALVEZ (Speaker) Head of ENGIE LAB CSAI, Platoon
  • Charlotte Andersdotter (Speaker) Head of Brussels Office, RISE
  • Stelian BRAD (Speaker) Full Professor in Intelligent Robotics and Innovation, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
  • Javier Valero (Speaker) Digital Innovation Hubs Advisor - "AIR4S" DIH Manager, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM

Description

The main objective of this track is to make accessible by European industry and society the last advances and tools in Europe on Big Data and AI, to foster the adoption of these tools and services, and to facilitate their market uptake. To accomplish this goal, needs, challenges and barriers from both the offer and the demand side have to be considered. Besides, the successful achievement of this objective implies that we consider simultaneously the European dimension (solutions available at European level) combined with a national and regional perspective (solutions adapted and accessible by local ecosystems). It includes:
  • To understand needs of industry and society both at European and national / regional level
  • To bring to them last advances in Europe on Big Data and AI
  • To make those solutions accessible at regional / local level
  • To support them in the adoption and use of the solutions
  • To find ways of collaboration and understanding of offer and demand sides

General track
November 5, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Speakers

Description

BDVe project and BDVA have organized  this year the second edition of the Best Success Story (BSS) contest. The objective of this activity is threefold: 1) to promote and give visibility to the results produced by PPP projects or BDVA SMEs, 2) to present them in a way that could be better understood by a wider audience, and 3) to support them in how to present those results in in an entertaining, fun and constructive way. This year, 18 stories from 9 projects and 5 SMEs have been received, and results have been recently announced (see all information at: https://www.big-data-value.eu/best-success-story-award-2020/finalists/). During this session, we will present winners and runners up on the different categories, allowing them to share with the audience their respective success stories.

Focus Track 3 - Market uptake: Bringing AI and Data Sciences to Practice
November 5, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Speakers

  • Daniel Alonso Roman (Speaker) ITI - Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Partnerships Driver, BDVA i-Spaces group chair / EUHubs4Data coordinator
  • Diego López de Ipiña (Speaker) Associate Professor, European Data Incubator
  • Juan Cadavid (Speaker) EU Affairs Manager, CEA /REACH project
  • Maria Anguiano (Speaker) R&D Consultant, Project Manager, DMS Accelerator
  • Alexandra Garatzogianni (Speaker) Head of Knowledge &Technology Transfer, Coordinator of H2020 MediaFutures & TRUSTS , Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology (TIB), Leibniz University Hannover (LUH)
  • Kimmo Rossi (Speaker) Head of Sector "Research and Innovation Execution", European Commission - DG CNECT - Unit G1
  • Elena Simperl (Speaker) Professor of computer science, King's College London

Description

The goal of this session is to bring together European Data incubators to find complementarities, synergies and to identify ways of collaboration towards the future. This session brings together all the past, ongoing and new data incubators part of the Big Data Value PPP  and other related partnerships and initiatives. The session is organised by the BDVe project and EUHubs4Data project and counts with the participation of European Data Incubator, Data Market Services, MediaHub, REACH, and i4TRUST partnership projects.

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