Quaero participates in the “Rencontres R&D Cap Digital”

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Five years after its start, the R&D phase of Quaero will come to an end in December 2013. Quaero was initiated to stimulate and support innovation by creating a framework of collaboration between companies in search of major advances and researchers able to realize them.

The actors of the program directed their research and selected their application projects in order to meet specific industrial needs in new technologies sector. Thus many innovations carried out within the program are nowadays used or on the market, by SMEs as well as by major groups.

Quaero is very happy to join Cap Digital for this day dedicated to R & D in the digital area and looks forward to seeing you at the “Rencontres R & D Cap Digital” on October 15th, 2013, at the National Llibrary of France, Paris 13ème. 20130801_rencontres_on_stage

The Rencontres Cap Digital, which take place each year, are opened to a large audience, gathering more than 300 participants every year.



9:00: Welcome, breakfast

9:30 - 10:00: Opening

9:30 – 9:45 : Opening by Stéphane Distinguin, President of Cap Digital and Gary Donnan, Chairman of Quaero.

9:45 – 10:00 : Paul-François Fournier, Executive director of the Innovation Division of Bpifrance.

10:00 – 10:30: Results of the R&D action of Cap Digital since its creation, 7 years ago

Round table led by Philippe Roy, Delegate assistant of Cap Digital in charge of the R & D projects:

  • Charles Huot General Director Delegate in charge of the strategic development and of the innovation, TEMIS and President of the Committee "Knowledge" of Cap Digital,
  • Hugues Vinet, Scientific Director of IRCAM and assistant President of the Committee "Content" of Cap Digital,
  • Vincent Puig, Executive Director of IRI and Member of the Committee "Services" of Cap Digital.

10:30 – 11:00: From project to product: good practices and practical cases

Round table led by Philippe Roy, Delegate assistant of Cap Digital in charge of the R & D projects:

  • Jérôme Vieron, Advanced Research Manager of ATEME,
  • Frédéric Guichard, Chief Scientist Officer of DxO,
  • Patrick Constant, chairman and cofounder of Pertimm,
  • Xavier Lazarus, cofounder of ELAIA Partners,
  • Eric Verkant, Innovation Delegate, regional management Paris, Bpifrance.

11:00 – 11:30: Outlooks for future projects

Round table led by Françoise Colaïtis, Associated Delegate of Cap Digital in charge of the strategy. The aim of this round table is to tackle some technological and scientific challenges for the years to come, by connecting them to ambitions of development of our markets.

Focus on three promising markets:

Data Economy (Big Data):

  • Rand Hindi, Maël Primet – SNIPS: How to extract sense from very large volumes of data
  • Pierre Dubuc – Open Classroom: What is the link between information society and knowledge society?

Intelligent city and surroundings:

  • Animesh Pathak, INRIA, program Smart city joint with Berkeley/CITRIS

Interactions with the virtual world

  • Figs-Lab

11:30 – 12:00: One Minute Madness

Presentation of the 26 projects of the exhibit: each project is presented on stage in one minute. In the presence of Louis Gallois.

12:00 – 14:30: Speech of Louis Gallois, Commissaire général à l'investissement, visit of the exhibition and cocktail

Expo – 26 booths: projects supported and financed by Cap Digital and application demonstrators of Quaero // Networking cocktail



14:30 – 14:40: Presentation of the Quaero program

Welcome by Pieter Van der Linden, Program Coordinator (Technicolor)

Introduction by Jean-Luc Gauvain, Scientific director of the program (CNRS)

14:40 – 18:30: Presentation of the technologies of Quaero, on multimedia and multilingual document processing

  • 14:40: Musical indexing (Geoffroy Peeters, IRCAM)

AudioPrint (Hugues Vinet, IRCAM)
Ircammusic (Hugues Vinet, IRCAM)

  • 15:10: Semantic text analysis, Dominique Laurent (Synapse Développement)

AlvisAE – Alvis Annotation Editor (Robert Bossy, INRA)
Sentiment analysis (Patrick Séguéla, Synapse)
Named entities recognition (Patrick Séguéla, Synapse)

  • 15:40: Recognition of digitized documents (Christopher Kermorvant, A2iA)

Document structuring system (Jean-Luc Jankowski, Jouve)
Document reader (Christopher Kermorvant, A2iA)

16:10 – 16:30: Coffee break

  • 16:30: Speech Processing, Lori Lamel (CNRS)

VoxSigma: Speech transcription (Bernard Prouts, Vocapia)
Language identification (Bernard Prouts, Vocapia)

  • 17:00: Machine Translation, Hermann Ney (RWTH)

Language translation (Volker Steinbiss, RWTH)
Translation within the Cloud (Pierre Bernassau, Systran)

  • 17:30: Image and video processing,

ContentArmor (Eric Diehl, Technicolor)
Recognition of events (Matthijs Douze, INRIA)
Person identification in movies (Rainer Stiefelhagen, KIT)
Age and gender recognition for digital signage applications (Rainer Stiefelhagen, KIT)

  • 18:05: Search engines, Gregory Grefenstette (Exalead 3DS)



19:00 – 23:00: Cocktail dinner at the Belvédère of the BnF (18th floor) starring the "Quaero Groove Band"!Image1

They were already there in 2008…

Please register here!

Rencontres R & D Cap Digital, in partnership with Quaero, October 15th, 2013, BnF, Quai François-Mauriac, Paris 13ème.

Link to the website of Cap Digital.


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R & D Quaero cocktail dinner at the Belvédère, Tour des Lois (T2)

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