Smart Data
and AI Village

From April, 13th 2018 – 18:30
to April, 15th 2018 – 19:00
Epitech Strasbourg


Conferences / Workshops

*** Conferences and workshops will be in French ***
Saturday, April 14th 2018
11:30 – 12:30

Conference IA

Artificial Intelligence and neural networks
Patrice Wira, University lecturer in signal processing and computer science, MIPS department, UHA

Patrice Wira will present an overview of “Machine Learning”, self-learning machines, artificial intelligence and more specifically focus on neural networks.

Saturday, April 14th 2018
13:30 – 14:30

Conference Data Journalist

Data journalism: overview, illustration and limits
Raphaël Da Silva, data journalist

Introduction to data journalism from the 19th century to the present day; examples taken from Rue89 Strasbourg. Helpful tips and various limits.

Saturday, April 14th 2018
14:30 – 15:15


Trainings in the field of data available in Alsace
Patrice Wira (UHA), Pierre Parrend (ECAM), TBA (Epitech)

To keep up with the growing demand, Data Science interferes with formations of different levels. Overview of the data trainings held at ECAM, UHA and EPITECH

Saturday, April 14th 2018
15:15 – 16:00

To be announced

Saturday, April 14th 2018
16:30 – 17:15

Atelier Kaggle

Some feedback on Kaggle competition
Sébastien Juras, ALE

Kaggle competitions are online datasets given to the Data Scientist community to solve a challenge often based on the ability to create a program, mostly with Machine Learning tools, to detect or predict complex mechanisms between data. Examples: Detecting objects in a photo or predicting those who live or die on the Titanic by knowing only the profile of the passenger. Sébastien Juras will give us some feedback on his experience.

Saturday, April 14th 2018
16:30 – 17:30

Workshop Data Visualization

Data Visualization for effective decision-making
Olivier Catherin (Actinvision)

Visualization of raw data as well as the rendering of their analyzes with graphs/drawings are critical tasks for Data Scientists. Olivier will present various data analyzes and their restitutions through the software Plateau.

Saturday, April 14th 2018
17:30 – 18:30

Workshop LORA

Live Code Captation and data transmission with LoRa

Live Code Captation and data transmission with LoRa.

Saturday, April 14th 2018
17:45 – 18:30

Workshop Machine Learning

Machine Learning using R all the way through
Simon Keith (Actinvision)

This workshop will focus on building a Machine Learning application using the R language: from data analysis to the building of an API (OPEN CPU). From the driving principle to the deployment of an OPEN CPU API.

Sunday, April 15th 2018
15:30 – 18:00

Remise des prix

Pitches and award ceremony

Come and watch the pitches of the Data Trek participants and check which projects will be rewarded. The last stretch of the Data Trekkers is open to everyone!

2018 edition projects

To model wind power generation

The goal of this challenge proposed by Engie is to predict the electric production of wind turbines based on heterogeneous measurements made on them (rotor rotation speed, generator temperature, blade orientation, air temperature, frequency of network, etc.). Although wind turbines usually have an anemometer (wind speed measuring device) located at the rear of the nacelle, the measurements recorded are often considered unreliable for various reasons: quality of the measurement, disturbances related to terrain obstacles or adjacent wind turbines, recalibration of anemometers not recorded in databases, etc. Having better visibility on the production of its wind turbines would allow Engie to better identify those that are underperforming.


HMTT (“how much time to”)

How Much Time To is a census and temporal data analysis platform. This platform can have multiple purposes: either answer simple questions or detect disparities in the population (quality of access to healthcare, education, etc.) . The datas can also be source data providing figures for the realization of a market study for example.


Creating a Smart HR assistant for information or make HR requests (e.g. leave). The assistant will be available in voice access on dedicated terminals (Raspberry) in the company, at home on Google Home or Alexa. In chat access on the web (Slack, Skype) or on the corporate intranet.

Power Tender

Power Tender provides relevant data to SMEs to improve public bidding.


Dataviz CTS

Dataviz CTS project

Dataviz CTS uses open-data to present two maps to the public. The first highlights the link between Strasbourg transport network and population density. The second is a tool allowing to choose a starting tramway stop and visualize very simply how long it takes to get anywhere in the city, taking into account the transfer time and the time of day .

Access maps

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Training center Partners

Corporate Partners

On-site experts

Olivier Catherin
CEO, co-founder Actinvision
Lecturer / Workshop leader
Olivier Catherin
CEO, co-fondateur Actinvision
Conférencier / Animateur atelier
Guillaume Ergand
Lemon Data
Coach Database
Simon Keith
Analyst, Data Scientist, Actinvision
Coach / Workshop leader
Simon Keith
Analyste, Data Scientist, Actinvision
Coach / Animateur atelier
Myriam Maumy-Bertrand
IRMA, Université Strasbourg
Jury Compétitions
Florent Paris
Digital & Data Advisor
Coach Business model / Data Advisor
Pierre Parrend
Head of Computer Science and Mathematics department, ECAM
Pierre Parrend
Responsable du service Informatique et Technologies de l'Information, ECAM
Raphaël da Silva
Data journalist
Harmonie Vo Viet Anh
Juriste IT/IP
Jury Open Data
Patrice Wira
University lecturer, IRIMAS, UHA, Mulhouse
Coach / Lecturer

Organizing committee

Carole Arbogast
Junior Web Developer
Hugues-Yanis Amanieu
Project Manager R&D
Leclanché GmbH
Pierre Dagens
Member of La Fabrique
Armand Dupuis
Freelance developer
Fanny Greullet
Graphic and Web Designer
Yuliya Korenchuk
Project Manager for Cognitive Factory
Euro Information
Manuel Simoes
Scientific Director, CPC-Analytics
Member of La Fabrique
Frederik Varlet
Data Scientist Efor

They helped us…

Francis Gérardin
Journalist and animator freelance
Frédéric Pernet-Mugnier
Member of
La Fabrique
Caroline Scheidt