Participants from 10 institutions are involved in the European project.
This two-day event aimed to bring AI4EOSC & iMagine platform users, supporters, and developers together to share their experiences and upcoming updates of the platform
November 22, 2023
More than 50 people attended the first AI4EOSC platform user's workshop which was held in hybrid format at the Institute of Informatics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (IISAS) in Bratislava. The aim of this event was to promote collaboration between the different partners involved, as well as the sharing of advances, available resources and how to use them, demonstrations, and in short, general sharing of know-how, both inside the project scope and with the iMagine project partners. This two-day event has allowed to bring AI4EOSC platform users, supporters, researchers and developers together to share their experiences and upcoming updates of the platform. People involved in the European project had participated as well as iMagine project partners, an EU-funded project which makes active use of the computing resources deployed with AI4OS, with the mission to deploy, operate, validate, and promote a dedicated iMagine AI framework and platform, connected to European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and the AI4EU initiative. In particular, the iMagine project focuses on providing researchers with open access to a diverse portfolio of AI-based image analysis services and image repositories, aligning with the broader theme of 'Healthy oceans, seas, coastal, and inland waters.'
One of the practical sessions about different use cases.
The first day of this workshop focused on giving an overview of the current state of the platform. The day started with a talk concerning different state of the art AI methods, followed by a presentation on the present and future roadmap of the dashboard, demonstrations on the use of federated learning within the platform, as well as different frameworks, new templates for modules integration, use of MLFlow, model provenance, OSCAR as a system for inference, AI4Compose and drift detection. The day continued with two hand-on sessions on logging, testing and debugging as well as adding modules to both AI4EOSC and iMagine marketplaces. In closing, a plenary session was conducted on Competence Centers in Europe, as delineated in the Skills4EOSC project. Day two focused on the three use cases of the project: agrometeorology, integrated plant protection and automated thermography. The morning started with a session in which each use case presented its status, challenges, future plans and feedback on the current platform and dashboard, followed by an update on the platform technical details. Finally, some practical sessions were conducted on the specific challenges of each use case and possible solutions.
These kind of events are relevant in creating links between the AI4EOSC team, sharing experiences, and keeping up to date with the work that each team is doing, in order to share it.