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Upper-Rhine Artificial Intelligence Symposium 2021

Artificial Intelligence - Application in life sciences and beyond

The international Upper-Rhine Artificial Intelligence Symposium organised by the TriRhenaTech alliance in cooperation with Hochschule Kaiserslautern supposed to be held on Wednesday, 27th October, 2021 in Kaiserslautern, Germany focuses on AI research and its application in industry, medicine and mobility. The conference motto in 2021 is „Artificial Intelligence: application in life sciences and beyond“.

Although the symposium focus will be on life science applications, we encourage also submit additional topics, such as image processing, robotics, machine learning or social impact.




This year's special partner will be the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) Kaiserslautern


Call for papers

We invite you to contribute to the conference by full paper, poster or exhibit/live demonstration. Contributions from industry are especially encouraged. Please submit an extended abstract (both full paper and poster) of no more than two pages or a short description of the exhibit/live demonstration (specifying the required space and the necessary infrastructure) for the technical program committee to base the selection on. Deadline for submission of the extended abstract is 19th May, 2021 (new date!). Acceptance notifications will be sent out by in 19th June, 2021 (new date!).

Camera-ready papers should not exceed 10 pages, references included. Papers are to be submitted in PDF format based on our LaTeX or Word UR-AI template (based on LNCS – Lecture Notes in Computer Science) and without page numbering. The program committee reserves its discretion to reject papers not complying with the guidelines. Camera-ready papers are due by 19th July, 2021 (new date!). A publication of the papers will be issued both electronically and printed under a CC BY 4.0 license. Extended abstracts and camera-ready papers are to be submitted via the conference management systems EasyChair

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In the morning, following items are scheduled: two keynote speeches from political representatives, two keynote speeches from university  and industry representatives, and a panel discussion on ‘Artificial Intelligence – application in life sciences and beyond’. Papers on AI applications in industry, medicine and mobility as well as a lecture on quantum computing outlining future developments of artificial intelligence will take place in the afternoon.

The conference language is for the most part English, with some parts being held in French and German.

The conference will be accompanied by a posters and an exhibition detailing various AI projects from France, Germany, Switzerland, and other countries which aim to encourage an exchange of perspectives. We cordially invite you to discover the expertise and opportunities of artificial intelligence and discuss its possibilities and potential risks.

The symposium is free of charge. Due to limited number of participants registration is required. Requests will be served on a first-come first-served basis.


Conference Chairs

  • Karl-Herbert Schäfer, Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences
  • Franz Quint, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

Program Committee

  • Andreas Christ, Offenburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Thomas Lampert, Télécom Physique Strasbourg
  • Jörg Lohscheller, Trier University of Applied Sciences
  • Enkelejda Miho, Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
  • Ulrich Mescheder, Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences
  • Christoph Reich,  Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences
  • Karl-Herbert Schäfer, Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences
  • Franz Quint, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

Organising Committee

  • Matthias Bächle, Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences
  • Anna Dister, TriRhenaTech
  • Susanne Schohl, Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences
  • Jessica Weyer, Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences







The TriRhenaTech alliance is a network of universities in the Upper-Rhine Trinational Metropolitan Region. Its members are the German universities of applied sciences in Furtwangen, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Trier  and Offenburg, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Loerrach, the French university network Alsace Tech (comprised of 14 'grandes écoles' in the fields of engineering, architecture and management) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). The alliance's joint goal is to strengthen the transfer of knowledge, research, and technology, as well as encouraging the cross-border mobility of students in the Upper-Rhine region.


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