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EcoCloud Annual Event 2022

May 24

On 24 May takes place the annual event of EcoCloud, the only academic center of its kind. Its mission is to provide world-class leadership and network to the EPFL community with top industrial IT players to enable environmental sustainability for our digital world.

Programme of the day

8:00 – 8:30 Pick-up badges/registration + welcome coffee
8:30 Introduction
Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, David Atienza and Ed Bugnion (EPFL)
Session 1 Sustainable smart cities, transport systems and agriculture
9:00 Digital Twins at the services of Sustainable Cities & Transport systems : challenges?
Frédéric Dreyer (EPFL)
9:15 Towards a Data-driven Operational Digital Twin for Railway Wheels
Olga Fink (EPFL)
9:35 Competitional aspects of climate/smart agriculture and forestry
Marilyn Wolf (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
10:00 Data production in renewable energy hubs
François Maréchal (EPFL)
10:30 Coffee break
Session 2 Energy-constrained and sustainable deep learning
11:00 Advanced computational imaging: the rise and fall of deep neural nets
Michael Unser (EPFL)
11:35 Carbon-Aware Deep Learning to Promote Model Optimization: An Application in Global Health
Annie Hartley (EPFL)
12:00 – 13:00 Standing lunch
Session 3 Energy-constrained trustworthy and computing systems
13:00 A cryptocurrency to Save the Planet
Rachid Guerraoui (EPFL)
13:30 Solving Hard Optimization Problems with Light
Francesca Parmigiani (Microsoft)
14:00 – 15:00 Break
Session 4 Sustainable Scientific Computing
15:00 Some aspects of scientific computing and data management in climate and environmental applications
Michael Lehning (EPFL)
15:25 Optical Computing With Optical Fibers
Christophe Moser (EPFL)
15:50 Heating up while cooling down: How Decentralized Multi-Functional Computing Infrastructures can contribute to reach Switzerland’s climate goals?
Berat Denizdurduran (DeepSquare)
16:10 Challenges in solving high profile, high impact scientific problems with HPC: the tokamak fusion reactors and the Square Kilometer Array cases
Gilles Fourestey (EPFL)
16:30 – 18:30 Poster session + networking aperitif


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May 24
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Lausanne Palace Hotel
Rue du Grand Chêne, 7-9
Lausanne, 1002 Switzerland
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