IMI Annual Event 2023

May 16, STCC, Lausanne (and online)

We are thrilled to announce our next annual event! On this occasion, we will celebrate the collaborative work and achievements of our community of researchers and experts, and provide an opportunity for everyone to come together and reflect on how we can increase our impact at the intersection of media, science and society. This event will also mark the launch of our new call for projects under the theme “Shaping the future of media and society: multidisciplinary projects on immersive and connected experiences and the open web”.

This year’s event will take place on May 16 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne and will feature a diverse program that includes a pre-event workshop, conferences and networking opportunities. Our keynote speaker will be Natasja Paulssen of 4DR Studios and Dutch Rose Media (Netherlands), who will share her insights and experiences on volumetric video and the road ahead to bring traditional media brands into the realm of 3D. We will also have inspiring presentations of AI-related projects supported by IMI on various topics such as computer vision, natural language processing, automatic translation, content recommendation and video processing.

Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to connect with colleagues and other members of the community, including during the cocktail reception that will conclude the evening.

We are very excited about this year’s event and can’t wait to see you there! Space is limited, so please register now using the link below.

Draft program

Pre-event (invitation only)

  • 16h00: Speed dating workshop for the next IMI thematic call for projects to catalyze ideas and meet project partners
    • Theme: “Shaping the future of media and society: multidisciplinary projects on immersive and connected experiences and the open web”
    • Preliminary results of the study “Web 3.0 et métavers” – Dr. Laura Amigo, AJM, UniNE
    • Moderation: Laetitia Bochud, Virtual Switzerland & XR4Europe
  • 17h15: End of the workshop

Main event

  • 17h15: Registration for the main event
  • 17h30: Welcome message – Prof. Yves Flückiger
    Rector of UNIGE and Chairman of the IMI Board as the Triangle Azur representative
  • 17h35: Word from the Director – Mounir Krichane
    Director of IMI
  • 17h45: Opening keynote – Natasja Paulssen
    Founder of 4DR Studios and Dutch Rose Media
  • 18h15: Feedback on the speed dating workshop – Laetitia Bochud
  • 18h20: Presentation of AI-related projects supported by IMI

    • “Automatic Labeling of Visual Data Based on Human Actions, Objects and Their Relationships”
    • “CompaSciences”
    • “PASSAGE : sous-titrage automatique du suisse allemand en allemand standard”
    • “Recommandation personnalisée : de la polarisation à l’ouverture”
    • “The Holmenkollen Project”
  • 19h35: Cocktail reception and networking
  • 20h30: End of event

Language: English & French

Moderation: TBA


SwissTech Convention Center
EPFL Quartier Nord
Route Louis-Favre 2
1024 Ecublens

Coming to STCC

SwissTech Village parking lot