Wallonia-Sarre Meeting

Wallonia-Sarre Meeting

The purpose of this interregional meeting between Sarre, Wallonia and Luxembourg was to give the opportunity to IT scientists and industrial of the "big region" to meet.

The meeting was triggered by the german "lander" of Sarre and took place in the Sarre house of Brussels, with the collaboration of CETIC et Infopole I.S. for Wallonia, ZPT (ministry of economy) for Sarre, and of CRP Henri Tudor for Luxembourg.

Despites its small in size, Sarre is a very active region with several innovative companies and outstanding research centers (such as Max Planck and Fraunhofer institutes). Both near and of similar size than Wallonia, it is an ideal partner both for bilateral and European partnerships.

The first part of the meeting was devoted to presentations covering topics such as:
- modelling and reasoning about complex systems
- artificial intelligence
- imaging (medical field, etc)
- mobile technologies (embedded, wireless, monitoring, PDA...)
- help to decision making
- eHealth

After those presentations, a reception was organised to give the opportunity to make further contacts, exchange ideas and learn to know each other.

Christophe Ponsard, Roald Sieberath