Special Events

Technology Transfer Workshop

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 12:00h – 14:00h
Room: Exchange 11

Title: From publicly funded research to society through industry: dream or reality?


  • Anthony Butler, CEO, Co-founder, Mars BioImaging
  • Gabriella Carini, Deputy Director, Instrumentation Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Jacopo Givoletti, President, CAEN
  • Steve Mettler, Director Research and Development, Detection & Measurement Division Americas, Mirion Technologies, Inc.
  • Simon R. Cherry, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis
  • Michael Rissi, Head of Research & Physics, DECTRIS

Moderator: Aurélie Pezous, Knowledge Transfer Officer, CERN Knowledge Transfer Group

Abstract:  The Technology Transfer Workshop aims at discussing with experts from industry, academia and research laboratories how Tech Transfer between research organizations and industry works and at sharing best practices and new ideas on how to improve it. It will consist of a short introduction of each speaker and a panel discussion. In order to better understand the best practices in the process of Technology Transfer, panelists will answer a series of questions on the major challenges faced by industrial players when interacting with academia and vice versa.

Target audience: Scientists, people from industry attending the conference, and people from TT offices

Format: Each participant to the panel will give a short presentation (of 7min maximum) introducing the organization they work for and highlighting their experience with tech transfer. Following this round of introductions, Aurelie will animate the debate.


Women in Engineering (WIE) Luncheon

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Time: 12:00h – 14:00h
Room: Exchange 11

The WIE Luncheon will take place in the afternoon of Thursday 31st October 2019. The programme will focus on Equality and Diversity “in action” and will explore what large organizations are doing to tackle this important and timely issue.

We will have two extraordinary presentations, starting with IEEE WIE Equality and Diversity by Keeley Crockett, who is currently a Reader in Computational Intelligence at Manchester Metropolitan University. She currently leads the Computational Intelligence Lab within the Machine Intelligence Cluster that has established a strong international presence in its research into Conversational Agents and Adaptive Psychological Profiling. She currently a member of the IEEE Women in Engineering Leadership committee, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Women into Computational Intelligence Society and a member of numerous CIS subcommittees, and past Chair of IEEE WIE UKI.

Followed by a presentation on the GENERA EU project, which successfully studied Gender Equality in European Science and Physics in particularly, presented by Lisa Marie Kamlade, who works as an industrial clerk at the DESY Laboratory in Hamburg, Germany. Lisa is specialised in business administration and business psychology. She actively participated in the Horizon2020 projects GENERA and ACT, and was responsible for the implementation of a gender equality plan and later for setting up a Community of Practice to support gender equality in physics.

Lunch will be provided. Tickets will be available for collection during registration on a first come first served basis until exhaustion.

Looking forward to meeting you at the WIE event!
Daniela Bortoletto and Cinzia Da Via


STIR Users’ & Developers’ Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Time: 18:00h – 20:00h
Room: Exchange 2&3
Submission Deadline: 30 September 2019

STIR is Open Source software for use in tomographic imaging. Its aim is to provide a Multi-Platform Object-Oriented framework for all data manipulations in tomographic imaging. Currently, the emphasis is on image reconstruction in emission tomography (PET and SPECT) but other imaging modalities can be added in the future. During this annual meeting experienced users and developers will present their recent work with STIR with technical emphasis on software and algorithmic development. Additional time will be allowed for discussion between the speakers and the audience. If interested in presenting contact the chairs before the 15th of September. More information can be found in STIR website: http:/stir.sf.net 

Nikos Efthimiou, University of Hull
Charalampos Tsoumpas, University of Leeds


GATE Users Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Time: 12:00h – 14:00h
Room: Exchange 2&3

The OpenGATE collaboration (www.opengatecollaboration.org), developing the GATE Monte Carlo platform for PET, SPECT, CT and radiation therapy applications is organising a workshop to present the last features of the platform and meet users (experienced and new comers). It will be an opportunity for the collaboration to show new variance reduction techniques and discuss the long term process to include machine learning into the platform, beneficial to speed up computation time. Different actions to handle Python data outputs and analysis will  be also discussed. The workshop will be a dedicated moment for users to present their last validation or development with the platform; if you are interested in presenting , please contact the chairs before September 30. Lunch will be provided. Tickets will be available for collection during registration on a first come first served basis until exhaustion.

Lydia Maigne
David Sarrut