On 16 June, from 9:00 am in the Assembly Hall of the School of Engineering of the University of Valencia (ETSE-UV), the conference on Data, Information and Knowledge will take place as part of the activities organised by the artificial intelligence research group IDAL and the Pagoda Chair, subsidised by the Regional Ministry of Participation, Transparency, Cooperation and Democratic Quality, to raise awareness of the latest trends among Valencian companies.
From a business point of view, experts from various fields will discuss how to make the transition from data to information and from there to knowledge. Without going any further, the amount of data collected in all areas, whether structured in the form of numbers or in the form of text and images, is growing all the time. However, having data does not mean having information, let alone knowledge.
The talks and round table discussions, given by both researchers and company technicians, will deal with medical, social, technological, public administration, tourism and open data topics, among others. Participants include, among others, the Diputación de Albacete, Valencia City Council, the Ministry of Defence, the University of Valencia, and the companies Zeus, Deepsense, Bosonit, Pangeanic and Ford Valencia. The full programme and access to registration, which is free of charge, can be consulted on the IDAL website (https://idal.uv.es/datos_6/).
The consortium formed by FORD, NUTAI and IDAL-UV has won the project MAPIIA: Advanced Monitoring of Industrial Processes through Artificial Intelligence (Monitorización Avanzada de Procesos Industriales Mediante Inteligencia Artificial) (Exp. INNEST/2021/362).
The Agència Valenciana de la Innovació (AVI), within the program of the action co-financed by the European Union through the Operational Program of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the Comunitat Valenciana 2014-2020 grants to the consortium formed by FORD, NUTAI and IDAL a subsidy to develop the MAPIIA project. This project of Advanced Monitoring of Industrial Processes through Artificial Intelligence (MAPIIA), framed in the Program of Strategic Projects in Cooperation, deals with the creation of a generic and multiplatform cyber-physical prototype digitization system, capable of monitoring and predicting failures in an industrialized environment through the use of advanced artificial intelligence techniques.
This project will enable the digitization of the critical points of a production line through the acquisition, processing and analysis of digitized data obtained from various types of equipment performing very different manufacturing operations. Through the analysis with Machine/Deep Learning and descriptive statistics techniques, valuable information will be extracted that will help, on the one hand, to make intelligent decisions in terms of failure prediction and, on the other hand, to plan work orders to carry out these maintenance tasks. In this way, the system will be able to help decision making to reduce costs in internal maintenance procedures in industrial plants, as well as to optimize the production process and improve the quality of the final product by predicting failures.
This project advances in the line of industrialization 4.0, which both FORD and NUTAI follow in their business strategy of innovation and development. On the other hand, the third partner, IDAL-Universitat de València, will reinforce the support in the Machine/Deep Learning area.
IDAL members collaborate on a research project on the topic “advanced monitoring of industrial processes using Artificial Intelligence”, financed by the ERDF funds of the Valencian Community. This project is devoted to the creation of a generic, cross-platform, cyber-physical prototype digitization system capable of monitoring and predicting faults in an industrialized environment using advanced artificial intelligence techniques.
The project started on June 2021 and will finish on June 2023.
IDAL member Prof. José D. Martín alongside Prof. Paulo J. G. Lisboa from Liverpool John Moores University and Dr. Alfredo Vellido from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya are organizing a special session for the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, to be held virtually from 18th to 22nd July 2021. The title of the special session is “Transparent and Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) for Health”. The deadline for paper submission is 15th January. More info at https://www.cs.upc.edu/~avellido/research/conferences/IJCNN2021-ssTranspXAI4Health.html
IDAL has presented a virtual conference on Data Science and its impact on Small and Medium Enterprise (SME). The talk was fostered by enterprise association FECAP. The slides and material used in the conference can be downloaded in the following links:
Videos played in conference: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvauZhcD8Z2Sz8iKb1q1S7GJEprmsSq6Y
The conference can be reviewed in FECAP YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/fecapsegorbe
IDAL has contributed in the conferences “Open Science for Citizens and Country Development” with a conference titled Data Science, the new environment for the forthcoming society”, presented by Rafael Magdalena and held at Aras de los Olmos (Valencia) as a session of Seasonal Universities program from the University of Valencia. This program aims to bring the public university close to the countryside of the Comunitat Valenciana, taking knowledge from researcher and Academy to country citizens. This Seasonal University deal with current news themes of interest for the country towns, and are free for residents thanks to the support of the Diputacion of Valencia.
The Seasonal Universities are a meeting point for lectures, professionals, students, technician and politicians, and also for citizens interested on their own town and country. This is an initiative open to the broad public, expecting to transfer the know-how of the university to the people, to foster the presence and commitment of the UV with the country and bring research, training and knowledge beyond the classroom.