Germany, Austria, and Switzerland have set ambitious targets for increasing energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emission and enlarging the share of renewable energy sources. Energy Informatics is developing the IT-based solutions required for achieving these targets. Fostering the transfer in this area between academia, industry and service providers was a major goal of the 4th D-A-CH Energieinformatik Conference, chaired by Professor Hartmut Schmeck (AIFB) and held in Karlsruhe on November 12-13, 2015.Further Information
The SPP 1835 will design and implement methods for the cooperation among different interacting traffic participants, with the aim of enhancing the safety, reducing the environmental impact and the use of resources, improving the traffic flow as well as enabling a "life-long mobility for all". Coordinator of the SPP 1835 is Professor Christoph Stiller, Institut für Mess- und Regelungstechnik (MRT).Further Information (German only)
Flexibility is a major requirements for future energy provisioning systems that will have to cope with both fluctuating demands and dithering supply. Experts from academia, in particular from KIT-AIFB and FZI, and industry discussed recent developments in the area at the 31th AIK-Symposium "Smart Energy" on October 23rd, 2015.Further Information (German only)
October 11th 2015 - Maribel Acosta of the group Web Science and Knowledge Management (Prof. Studer / Prof. Sure-Vetter) won the Best Student Paper Award at the 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-Cap), Palisades, USA, 2015 with the paper "HARE: A Hybrid Engine to Query Answers via Crowdsourcing".
Media art is often so space consuming that it can hardly be exhibited permanently. The cooperation between ISAS and ZAK „e-Installation – Virtual experience-room for media art" (German: "Virtueller Erlebnisraum für Medienkunst") aims at preserving works of media art for future generations by means of telepresence.
The project was awarded on September 23, 2015 as "Distiguished location 2015" by the initiave "Germany - Land of ideas" .Further Information (German only)
Prof. Heinz Wörn, Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics, received on March 18, 2015 from the Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Russia, the honorary doctorate degree, for his long-standing commitment to the German-Russian cooperation in the area of robotics and automation.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) approved the proposal “Continuous Learning in International Collaborative Studies” (CLICS), which provides the International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (InterACT) with a four years support. CLICS will develop three international Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) in the areas of automatic speech recognition, machine translation and robotics. To facilitate international access to the MOOCs automatic transcription and translation technology will be used.
In January 2015 Federal President Joachim Gauck appointed Prof. Dorothea Wagner, Institute of Theoretical Informatics (ITI), to serve for three years in the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).Further Information
On January 28-29, 2015 the FZI Research Center for Information Technology celebrated its 30th anniversary by organizing the congress “30 Years of Knowledge Transfer” with presentations on key topics like security, mobility, health care, industry 4.0, logistics, robotics, and energy. An Open House event rounded the program.
Prof. Jörg Henkel (Chair for Embedded Systems) has been elevated by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2015, for his "contributions to hardware/software codesign of embedded computing systems". IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.
Prof. Alexander Waibel (Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics) has been elevated by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to IEEE Fellow, effective January 1, 2015, for his "contributions to neural network based speech recognition and translation and multimodal interfaces". IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.
On November 27-28, 2014, the Forum Bildverarbeitung 2014, an international forum on image processing, will take place in Regensburg. The event is organized for the third time by the Institute for Industrial Information Technology (IIIT) at KIT together with the VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik and Fraunhofer IOSB.Homepage Forum Bildverarbeitung 2014
A joint cooperation between KASTEL and the Wibu-Systems AG was awarded on October 23, 2014, with the first prize of the 5th German IT Security Prize of the Horst Görtz Foundation for their Blurry Box® method for software protection.Further Information (German only)
The results of a cooperation between the research group High Performance Humanoid Technologie (H²T) at KIT and the Takanishi Laboratory, Waseda University (Japan) were awarded with a best paper award on the "International Conference on Social Robotics": "A Novel Culture-Dependent Gesture Selection System for a Humanoid Performing Greeting Interaction", G. Trovato, M. Do, M. Kuramochi, M. Zecca, Ö. Terlemez, T. Asfour, A. Takanishi.
Professor Joachim Milberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG, visited on October 22, 2014, the Institut for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR).Pictures
The Paper Z. Al-Halah, L. Rybok, R. Stiefelhagen, "What to Transfer - High-Level Semantics in Transfer Metric Learning for Action Similiarity" won the IBM Best Student Paper Award in the category „Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning“ at the 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2014).
Since July 1, 2014 Prof. Puente serves together with Prof. Zagar (Uni Linz) as Editor-in-Chief of the renowned journal Technisches Messen (TM - Technical Measurement), a professional journal addressing the entire spectrum of application-based industrial measurement technology.