The 2023 International Academy of Engineering and Technology (AET) Symposium 2023 took place at HUN-REN SZTAKI from 31 August to 1 September 2023. The event featured presentations by international experts and a poster session was held in the Innovation and Demonstration Hall of SZTAKI. The three-day programme was co-organised and hosted by HUN-REN SZTAKI.
HUN-REN SZTAKI awaited its visitors with ten different programs, including a drone parade, an autonomous land vehicle, an interactive blockchain simulation, robots, aging clocks, baby monitoring, and a hardware history exhibition at the Researchers' Night on Friday 29 September 2023.
Az IMEKO tagjai 25 különböző részterület konferenciáin mutatják be tudományos eredményeiket, évről évre. A részterületek (TC-k, Technical Committee-k) maguk döntik el, hogy mikor és hol rendezik meg éves konferenciájukat, kivéve a háromévente megrendezett világkonferenciát.
International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO): an international, scientific organisation covering the complete range of measurement, it has 41 country members from all over the world, additionally, it has many personal members, 32 leaders in person and over 50 participated online on the actual meeting, representing more than 40 countries.
The Hungarian Machine Learning Meeting (Magyar Machine Learning Találkozó) provided an opportunity for Hungarian machine learning researchers working in foreign institutions to meet each other and the younger generation of Hungarian machine learning researchers and Ph.D. students. During the 3-day informal summer meeting, 17 internationally renowned researchers gave presentations, and the Hungarian young researchers presented their research in 35 posters, with many informal joint activities. Two of the speakers were professors from Cambridge University and two from Carnegie Mellon University, while other speakers came from Google, Deepmind, Huawei, Harvard University, ETH Zurich, among others.
A team consisting of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), the Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI) from Hungary, the French Aerospace Lab (ONERA) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) from Germany was funded under the EU Horizon 2020 framework. The successful flight tests took place at the National Experimental Test Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which is operated by DLR and located in Cochstedt, Germany.
On Wednesday, 12 July 2023, a Chinese delegation of investors and government officials visited the National Laboratory for Autonomous Systems (ARNL) and the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory (MILAB).
DARIAH European research network, that focuses on the arts and humanities, held its annual event between 6-9 June in Budapest. The main topic of the DARIAH Annual Event 2023 was the data management and data curation of cultural heritage.
Bilbao hosted the technology-focused Tech-X Conference of the Gaia-X initiative, which was co-organized with a Hackathon. The competing teams had to work on real-life end-to-end scenarios which leverage the Gaia-X Open-Source Software and the Trust Framework. Our colleague, Márk Emődi’s team won second place.
Csaba Kerepesi, Informatics Laboratory, SZTAKI has been elected as a member of the Hungarian Young Academy (FKA) for the period 2023-2028. With this appointment, SZTAKI is now represented by him in the 60-member organisation.
The PhD Workshop jointly organised by SZTAKI (Institute for Computer Science and Control) and TU Vienna (Vienna University of Technology) took place on 4-5 May in Budapest. During the two-day event, researchers from the two institutes presented their work and results, and Austrian and Hungarian participants outlined opportunities for cooperation.
80% of Europe's buildings will still be in use in 2050. Action is needed to preserve their integrity and value. Modern countries generate an incomparable amount of data and information about the building stock, such as 3D geometry data, operational information, measurements, etc., which are usually lost or unused, unstructured and not updated. The vision of the EU-funded BUILDCHAIN project is that this information and data have the potential to change the way we design, construct, and maintain our buildings.
In just over 7 months, following the incident involving the T-FLEX demonstrator in August, 2022, the FLiPASED project-team (i.e., engineers and technicians from SZTAKI, Technical University of Munich, German Aerospace Center (DLR), ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab) has made a remarkable effort to redesign and rebuild the aircraft, carry out static and ground vibration tests, and ultimately conduct flight tests.
SZTAKI is the Hungarian HUB for the Gaia-X European data sharing technology project. Therefore, it was obvious that our institute was represented at the Market-X conference in the Austrian capital on 14-15 March. Róbert Lovas, Gábor Érdi-Krausz and Ákos Hajnal aimed to gather more knowledge and contacts about the project's status and the European participants.
Co-organised by the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory (MILAB) and the Autonomous Systems National Laboratory (ARNL) – both coordinated by SZTAKI – and Neumann Nonprofit Ltd., the international AI & AUT EXPO was held between 14-15 February 2023 at the Hungarian Railway Museum in Budapest.
Christian Szegedy of Google Research gave a presentation in English at the MILAB Basic Research seminar. The presentation, "AI for Mathematics and Autoformalization", 22 February 2023, is available online. Christian Szegedy also gave a presentation during the AI & AUT EXPO, co-organised by MILAB.
The DigiPrime H2020 project provides a digital platform to help achieving the goal of circular economy. Representatives of the consortium of three dozen partners from Italy, Greece, Germany and Hungary spent time at SZTAKI from 31 January to 2 February.