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KI-KMU 2020 : Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (Workshop Künstliche Intelligenz für kleine und mittlere Unternehmen)

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Link: https://www.fzi.de/en/news/ki-kmu-2020/
 
When Sep 29, 2020 - Oct 1, 2020
Where Karlsruhe, Germany
Submission Deadline May 10, 2020
Notification Due Jun 8, 2020
Final Version Due Jun 26, 2020
Categories    artificial intelligence   SME   machine learning   neural networks
 

Call For Papers

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2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshop on
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES - KI-KMU 2020

Workshop at INFORMATIK 2020, Karlsruhe, September 29th - October 1st, 2020 (one day only)

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DESCRIPTION
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Large-scale enterprises are still forerunners regarding digital transformation. Nevertheless, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) start to tap their digital potential and catch up. According to a study by the KfW (2019), 38.8% of SMEs intend to implement at least two digitization projects in the next two years and additional 28 % are thinking about such projects.

Against this background, artificial intelligence (AI) plays an increasingly important role for SMEs, because according to a study by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (2019) the implementation of AI is a mandatory requirement for remaining competitive in the international market. SMEs can exploit their potential in various sectors such as the optimization of distribution and logistics, increased process efficiency or more targeted advertising. Technologies like intelligent automatization, intelligent sensor systems or intelligent assistance systems are of great importance in this context.

The workshop “Artificial Intelligence for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises” shall bring together researchers and practitioners of AI and shall support transfer of knowledge within and between these two groups as well as make AI tangible for SMEs.

The workshop focuses on two key aspects: On the one hand, research approaches should be presented having a close reference to the challenges faced by small and medium-sized enterprises concerning the topic of AI or approaches concentrating on lightweight AI applications, which can be easily implemented by SMEs. On the other hand, completed or ongoing AI projects can be presented providing a first impression of the effects of AI in practice and showing which challenges arise in the implementation of AI in SMEs.

The target audience are researchers and practitioners of AI from various fields in research and industry (especially SMEs).


TOPICS OF INTEREST
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The contributions to the workshop can focus on both the technical side of AI and the ethical and organizational aspects and challenges regarding AI applications in small and medium-sized enterprises.

The workshop covers diverse application areas of artificial intelligence including, but not limited to:

* Production
* Mobility
* Autonomous Driving
* Logistics
* Transportation
* Supply Chain Management
* Smart Factory
* Robotics
* Medicine
* Healthcare
* Energy
* Process automation and –optimization
* Human Resources
* Business Intelligence
* Predictive Analytics
* Prescriptive Analytics
* Predictive Maintenance
* Change Management
* IT-Security
* Machine Learning
* Artificial neural networks
* Text Mining
* Language Processing
* Simulation
* Visualization
* Ethical Aspects of AI
* UX and AI
* etc.


SUBMISSION
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Submissions must be in PDF format and follow the LNI style guidelines (https://gi.de/lni)

Full papers must not exceed 15 pages. Short papers must not exceed 8 pages. Work-in-Progress-Papers and industrial papers must not exceed 3-5 pages.

Contributions can be written in German or English.

Contributions shall be submitted via EasyChair online submission at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kikmu2020

Submissions will be reviewed by at least two programme committee members. Accepted papers will appear in the (electronic) Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), and have to be presented at the workshop by at least one author.

The programme committee will comprise researchers as well as a substantial number of participants from industry, especially from SMEs.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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Natalja Kleiner, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe
Frauke Goll, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe
Alexander Dregger, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe
York Sure-Vetter, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe

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