Digitalization of Knowledge and Industrial Technologies

Towards Horizon Europe


9:00   Reception and Welcome Coffee

9:30   Welcome, Francesco Ubertini, Rector of the University of Bologna

9:45   Event Presentation and Overview of the H2020 SimDOME project, Emanuele Ghedini, H2020 SimDome Project Coordinator, University of Bologna

10:00   Impulse Speech, Peter Droell, Director of DG-RTD.F "Prosperity", EC

10:15   The Emilia-Romagna Region Digitalization PoliciesPatrizio Bianchi, Regional Councillor, Emilia-Romagna

10:30   1st High-Level RoundTable: “VISION: Status, Achievements and Challenges”, Moderator: Carlos Haertel, Science Business

  • I Impulse Speech: Knowledge, Arianna Betti, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam
  • II Impulse Speech: Information and Communication Technologies, Luca Benini, Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering, University of Bologna
  • III Impulse Speech: Industry, Massimo Ippolito, EFFRA
  • RoundTable Discussion


12:00   2nd High-Level Roundtable: “IMPLEMENTATION: Knowledge Representation, AI and Industrial Exploitation”, Moderator: Carlos Haertel, Science Business

  • I Impulse Speech: Ontology, Stefano BorgoCNR Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Trento
  • II Impulse Speech: AI and BigData, Davide Dalle Carbonare, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa, Member of the Board of Directors of Big Data Value Association - BDVA
  • III Impulse Speech: Digital Manufacturing, Oscar Lazaro, Innovalia Association, Coordinator of BOOST 4.0 on Big Data Platforms for Industry 4.0
  • RoundTable Discussion


13:30   Lunch break and visit to the Manifacture of Arts district


14:15   3rd High-Level Roundtable: “FUTURE SOCIETY: The Challenge of Transformation”, Moderator: Carlos Haertel, Science Business

  • I Impulse Speech: Opportunities and Challenges, Harald Hartung, Head of Unit of DG-RTD.E.4 "Fair Societies & Cultural Heritage" and Acting Head of Unit of DG-RTD.E.5 "Democracy & European Values", EC
  • II Impulse Speech: Towards a Society of Human & Machines, Elena Esposito, Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefeld
  • III Impulse speech: Digital Skills for Future IndustrySanzio Bassini, Director of SuperComputing Applications and Innovation Department (SCAI), CINECA 
  • RoundTable Discussion


15:45   Panel Discussion: “Digitalization of Knowledge and Technology: Towards Horizon Europe”, Chairman: Antonino Rotolo, Vice Rector for Research, University of Bologna

  • Peter DroellDirector of DG-RTD.F "Prosperity", EC
  • Harald Hartung, Head of Unit of DG-RTD.E.4 "Fair Societies & Cultural Heritage" and Acting Head of Unit of DG-RTD.E.5 "Democracy & European Values", EC
  • Anne de BaasPolicy Officer - Materials Modelling, Magnetic Materials, DSM and Industry Commons, DG-RTD.F.4 "Materials for Tomorrow" unit, EC


16:30   Conclusions, Antonino Rotolo, Vice Rector for Research, University of Bologna

16:45   End of Event


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