Industry Day WI/IAT 2011

22 August 2011, Campus Scientifique de la Doua, Lyon, France

The industry day of the conference aims to bring together people from both academia and industry in a venue that highlights application and practical impact.

All participants of the conference are invited to attend the industry day event. It is possible to register only for this session.

Industry Sessions :

See the call for paper : here

Access to the submission System: here

Schedule :

Industry Day Chairs: Catherine Garbay, Hamid Motahari, Michel Occello
9:45-10:45 Foreseeable Trends in the Development of a Society of Humans and Agent (Invited Talk) Jean Luc Dormoy
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-11:45 Agile Plant Management Using Agents and Mobile Devices: Enhancing Collaboration and Information Integration in Large-Scale Benito Mendoza, Peng Xu, Qiangguo Ren, and Li Bai
11:45-12:15 Agent-Based Traffic Operator Training Environments for Evacuation Scenarios David Handford, Alex Rogers, and Kevin Cross
12.15-13.00 Panel: Industrial applications of intelligent agent technology : real vs virtual, individual vs social sides ?
13:00-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:15 Extracting Named Entities at Web Scale for Competitive Intelligence (Invited Talk) François Pouilloux
15:15-15:45 A Hybrid System to Find & Fight Phishing Attacks Actively Hong Bo, Wang Wei, Wang Liming, Geng Guanggang, Xiao Yali, Li Xiaodong, and Mao Wei
15:45-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-16:45 Reperio: A Generic and Flexible Industrial Recommender System Franck Meyer and Françoise Fessant
16:45-17:30 Panel “Toward efficient web based competitive intelligence systems : chance or risk for the industrial sector ?

Panel :

The paper speakers will be invited to participate in a panel.

Invited Talks :

* Jean-Luc Dormoy – Yello Strom – Germany
“Foreseeable trends in the development of a society of humans and agent” * François Pouilloux – Ixxo – France
“Extracting named entities at web scale for competitive intelligence”

Jean-Luc Dormoy

Foreseeable trends in the development of a society of humans and agent”

Dr. Jean-Luc Dormoy is currently engaged in the creation of a new company delivering digital products and services for personal use at home.Until recently, Jean-Luc Dormoy was based in Yello Strom in Cologne, where he was in charge for the EDF Group of the European Programme on Home Technology and Smart Metering, or «Smart Grid on the customer side».. During his two years in this position, Jean-Luc Dormoy has uncovered the activities in France – EDF SA – the UK – EDF Energy – and Germany – EnBW and Yello Strom. He was instrumental in projects such as the Yello Sparzähler, which is a smart meter sold to customers, and inthe launch and funding of nation wide smart grid projects in France and the UK.Formerly, Dr Jean-Luc Dormoy was in charge of Programme Strategy for Software and Silicon Architectures at CEA-DRT, from 2003 to 2008. CEA-DRT is a technological research ensemble with about 3,000 researchers and 4,000 staff with three units: LETI (micro and nano technology), LIST (software intensive systems), and LITEN (new energy technology).There, Dr Dormoy contributed to the creation and was a member of the Board of the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking on Embedded Systems, a 2.5 billion € PPP between the European Commission, 20 EU states, and industry and research. Dr Dormoy has been part at management level of major industry and research initiatives in France and in Europe: poles de compétitivité MINALOGIC and SYSTEM@TIC, National Research Agency in France, ITEA2 Third Roadmap on Software-Intensive Systems.Jean-Luc Dormoy is a founder of the Kalray company, which is up to put on the market a manycore chip together with its parallel programming environment. Formerly, Dr Dormoy worked at EDF R&D as a research engineer, project manager, and advisor for software technology. Dr Dormoy was trained as a mathematician at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Saint Cloud, and has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He is the author of about 40 reviewed scientific papers.

Abstract : In this talk, we intend to give a social and human vision of the future of IT from our experience in innovative industrial development and B2B and B2C markets. The starting point is to analyze how the IT industry has been developing since its inception, and how it has embedded deeply into the human society. From this, we can distinguish a number of patterns on its various facets: sociological, economical, technological. We’ll show in particular how services tend to belong to three different kinds, Me, Group and Society. We shall show that this impacts existing organizations and systems, and push to rebuild them in a «bottom up» fashion, with the individual user at its center. This user has to be helped by a number of Me services. In turn, these services, if they are able to fulfill a number of conditions, participate on their own to the global society, both on the real and virtual sides. They can group in Group services, which are defined by a number of rules of ownership and behavior. And they can eventually fulfill Society level services, delivered on a par to all the – human – agents.We shall illustrate in examples how this has started to happen in various applicative domains such as the electric vehicle and more generally transportation, or energy production, delivery and consumption. We shall also focus on technological conditions that digital agents must fulfill to enable this evolution, which can be grouped in 3 categories: autonomy, content management, and interaction with the physical world and humans. From this «market and industry to technology» journey, it will be up to the audience to make the reverse trip in the following discussion.

François Pouilloux

“Extracting named entities at web scale for competitive intelligence”

François Pouilloux is currently the Chief Technology Officer and a cofounder of Ixxo, a French SME based near Lyon, providing web mining and online competitive intelligence solutions that quickly and efficiently turns web search into actionable business information. Since the inception of Ixxo in 2002, François has been providing technological insight for Ixxo products and services, and is now focused on developing and managing internal R&D projects and academic collaborations. He is an active member of the industry group in the Web Intelligence Rhône-Alpes project, an initiative launched by a consortium of Web Intelligence researchers from local academic institutions and supported by public funding from the Region Rhône-Alpes, whose goal is to establish locally an integrated, multidisciplinary, and European leading research community in the area of Web Intelligence. Formerly, François was a software architect and expert at Lotus Software and Unilog, where he acquired a 20 years ground experience delivering complex systems in various sectors with international teams. He was trained as an engineer at the Grenoble Institute of Technology, where he got a Master of Science in Industrial Process Design and Materials Science.

Abstract : Businesses of all sizes have now realized that the Web is an invaluable resource for competitive intelligence, and consequently business decision making. But many have trouble collecting targeted & useful information, and are often further overwhelmed by the time required for analysis & monitoring. On another hand, text mining techniques have become widely used for information analysis in the scientific community in general, and are now ubiquitous in most Web Intelligence fields. With the availability of services such as Google Prediction API, or mature open source software such as GATE, RapidMiner or NLTK, one can expect a much wider adoption of text mining and associated machine learning techniques by expert developers. But how can these techniques benefit to the daily life of a wider business audience? As competitive intelligence is often focused on products, people, customers and competitors, there is an added value for systems providing analytics on these entities, whose recognition is fundamental to text mining and semantic analysis, and consequently is still under active scientific investigation. In this talk we will tour some of the specific requirements and options for building an efficient Web based competitive intelligence system with named entity analytics. We will see how some savvy simplifications can help to overcome common issues such as Web scale and Web content noise, and finally deliver acceptable usability and value for non-specialists, business users.