Inauguration of the CRI-IRST Cooperation Unit

 

The Italian-Israeli Forum on Computer Science:
Research and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Industry

(under the auspices of Israel Gateway 1)

Tuesday-Wednesday, June 17th-18th: Hilton Tel Aviv

 

Tuesday, June 17th, 2003

09:00-09:30

Registration

09:30-10:00

Opening

Giulio Terzi, Italian Ambassador to Israel
Oliviero Stock, ITC-irst, Trento
Martin Golumbic CRI, University of Haifa

10:00-11:15

Prof. Hannes Werthner (ITC-irst e Universita' di Trento)

IT and tourism, a challenging relationship

Paolo Foa' (N&G Consulting)

The opportunities offered by the ICT market in Italy in Italian Industry

Dr. Amedeo Cappelli (CNR Pisa)

Human Language Technology: research and development in Italian industry

11:15-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-12:30

Yuval Davidor, Schema

The use of evolutionary computation in optimizing complex commercial problems

Shmuel Regev, VirtualSelf

Distributed Information Retrieval & Analysis

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-16:00

Giulio Vivo (Centro Ricerche FIAT)

CRF Technology Platform: Selection of opportunities for rapid technology transfer from Automotive Innovation

Dr. Francesco Gardin  (Artificial Intelligence Software SpA)

Hyper-realistic 3D City Models for Simulation of population and traffic behaviors for training, planning and security

Sergio Rodriguez (Pirelli Milano) TBA
Dan Movshovich, ESI Expert Solutions International Knowledge based applications: a practical approach

Yonatan Aumann (ClearForest)

Text mining for improved decision making

16:00-16:20

Coffee break

16:20-18:00

Presentations of participating Italian and Israeli companies

Piercarlo Ravasio Syntek Capital
Dan Movshovich ESI Expert Solutions International
Rami Finckler PROCEED
Massimi DeBenedetti Centro Ricerche FIAT
Gregorio Tomasi Camera di Commercio di Trento

20:00

Israel Gateway 1 Reception (by invitation only)

 

Wednesday, June 18th, 2003

09:00-10:00

Technology Presentations

Luigia Carlucci Aiello (ITC-IRST)

The research of ITC-irst: industrial impact

Dr. Alvise Sartori (NeuriCam)

Silicon-Integrated Intelligent Optical Sensors

Dr. Furio Suggi Liverani (IllyCaffè)

Artificial Intelligence and Coffee: An Industrial Experience

10:00-11:00

Eran Aharonson (ART, Advanced Recognition Technologies, Inc.)

Challenges in Embedded Speech and Handwriting Recognition for Mass Market Mobile Devices

Shlomo Peller (Rubidium Ltd.)

'Dialog-in-a-box': conversational voice interface technology for mass-market products

Michael Elhadad (Ben Gurion University)

Digital Media Asset Management-AI Challenges for Media and Text Analysis

11:00-11:15

Break

11:15-12:30

Panel: Strategies and Opportunities for Collaboration

Panelists:

-Mr. Ronni Benatoff, President, Italian-Israeli Chamber of Commerce

-Paolo Fo'a ( N&G Consulting)

-Dr. Francesco Gardin (Artificial Intelligence Software  SpA)

-Giulio Vivo (Fiat Research Center)

-ISERD

-Benny Moran, Managing Director, Tapuah-The Israeli Society for the advancement of the information age

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-18:00

Individual meetings