Call for participation to the Summer School on AI Technologies for Trust, Interoperability and Autonomy in Industry 4.0

Dear Semantic Web community, especially PhD students, early stage 
researchers, or supervisors of PhD students, please consider this call 
for participation (sorry if you already got it by other means).

If you are a company interested in supporting this summer school, see 
sponsorship plans at the end of this email.

The Summer School on
AI Technologies for Trust, Interoperability and Autonomy in Industry 4.0
8th to 12th of July 2019
Saint-Étienne, France

We would like to invite PhD students and early stage researchers to 
apply to the summer school that we organise in July this year on the 
topic of AI Technologies for Trust, Interoperability and Autonomy in 
Industry 4.0, in a collaboration between Université Jean Monnet 
Saint-Étienne, École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, Universität Bonn, and 
Fraunhofer IAIS Bonn.
This summer school will have a unique format where participants will be 
intensively working on concrete industry use cases based on key 
challenges identified by industrial partners during a workshop in April 
where academia and industry will join forces to prepare them.

The summer school will address various aspects of AI in Industry 4.0 (or 
Industry of the future) with a particular focus on:
  - knowledge graphs
  - the web of things
  - decentralised AI
  - responsible AI
Each of these topics will be covered in lectures and practical sessions, 
then applied to the industry use cases to devise potential solutions.

Expected candidates and benefits
We welcome applications from PhD students and early stage researchers 
that have already some knowledge in at least one of the topics above, 
but want to broaden their perspective and have a chance to apply their 
skills on real problems. The benefits for the participants are:
  - learn or improve knowledge in several areas of Artificial Intelligence
  - get in touch with high profile researchers and professors
  - build a network with other talented young researchers
  - hack together plausible solutions to stimulating real-life problems
  - have the opportunity to further develop your approach in 
collaboration with industry partners
The most promising contributions from the participants will be presented 
at a follow-up workshop in September ( 
where again, academics and industry partners will meet to build a 
roadmap for future research and development. Contributors will be 
solicited, potentially giving them real career opportunities.

How to apply
We will limit the number of participants to 30 people. Therefore, in 
case we receive too many applications, we will select attendees based on 
their résumés and cover letter. Please use the form at to submit your files.

* Opening of application for participation: 12 March 2019
* End of application: 15 May 2019
* Notification of acceptance: 20 May 2019
* Deadline for registration: 1 June 2019
* Summer school: 8-12 July 2019

If you are a company who would like to get privileged access to the 
results of the summer school and get a chance to make your products 
known, you may want to take a look at our sponsoring options at

Contact and organising institutions
Main contact person: Antoine Zimmermann (
École des Mines de Saint-Étienne
Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne
Universität Bonn
Fraunhofer IAIS
Antoine Zimmermann
Institut Henri Fayol
École des Mines de Saint-Étienne
158 cours Fauriel
CS 62362
42023 Saint-Étienne Cedex 2
Tél:+33(0)4 77 42 66 03
Fax:+33(0)4 77 42 66 66
Member of team Connected Intelligence, Laboratoire Hubert Curien

Received on Monday, 6 May 2019 09:22:10 UTC