Global Challenges Science Week

from June 3, 2019 to June 6, 2019

From June 3 to 6, 2019
The Grenoble Alpes Data Institute participates in the Global Challenges Science Week from June 3 to 6 at the World Trade Center in Grenoble.
Addressing global challenges urges a strong worldwide collaboration of scientists from different fields. To this aim, Univ. Grenoble Alpes’ GSCW brings together scientists, experts and stakeholders from all around the world to share the latest research results, carrying out transdisciplinary conversations, and providing an opportunity for setting-up new international collaborations to deal with the following 21st century issues:
  • Sustainable planet and society,
  • Health, well-being and technology,
  • Digital world,
  • Understanding and fostering innovation

The program is available and registration is closed.


Life, earth and spatial sciences as well as humanities are impacted by the flood of digital data that is generated by technological advances. The two sessions of the workshop will be devoted, on the one hand, to the presentation of original data science methods applied to geophysical, spatial and biological data and, on the other hand, to the challenges raised by the data in digital humanities.


Monday 3 June

Data Science for Life Science and Earth, Space and Environmental Science

Life Science and Earth, Space and Environmental Science generate a huge amount of data because of technological progresses. The objective of the workshop is to show how original methods of data science and machine learning are developed and applied to cope with large amount of 
scientific data.

10:30 - 12:30

Data science applied to Earth, Space, Environmental, and Health Sciences

Chairman: Michaël Blum, CNRS Senior Researcher - TIMC-IMAG, UGA

10:30 - 11:15 Data challenges for accelerating the uptake of Data Science in disciplinary fields
- Carlos Gomez, Junior researcher - Université Grenoble Alpes
- Magali Richard, CNRS Research Associate - TIMC-Imag, Université Grenoble Alpes

11:15 - 12:30 Posters of projects funded by the Grenoble Alpes Data Institute

12:30 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 4:00 Accelerating research in Earth Space and Environmental Sciences with Data Science algorithms

Chairman: Julien Le Sommer, Research Scientist - IGE/MEOM group, UGA

2:00 - 2:30 Data assimilation as a deep learning tool to uncover the dynamics of models
- Marc Bocquet, Senior researcher and deputy director, CEREA, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and EdF R&D

2:30 - 2:50 Academic Data Science, reflections and lessons learn
- Carlos Gomez, Junior researcher - Université Grenoble Alpes

2:50 - 3:10 Deep Learning for the Processing of Hyperspectral Data: Over a Decade of History
- Jocelyn Chanussot, Professor and researcher - Department for Signals and Images of the Grenoble-Image-sPeech-Signal-Automatics Lab (GIPSA-Lab)

3:10 - 3:30 Physical Oceanography meets Deep Learning: Forecasting Ocean Variables
- Redouane Lguensat, Postdoc researcher - IGE (Institut des Géosciences de l’Environnment)

3:30 -3:50 Identification and filtering of the chaotic ocean variability by Machine Learning
- Thierry Penduff, Research Scientist in physical oceanography

Tuesday 4 June

Data and Digital Humanities
The workshop organised by the 3rd WP of the Data Institute (Massive and Rich Data For the Humanities) will address four of the prominent research questions carried out by the team : data production, with the official and public launch of the TACT Platform for the collaborative production and annotation of SSH data; data processing, and in particular, the creation of new knowledge with the help of digital tools; data, SSH and rising presence of design research; data and law as SSH data implies that researchers are aware of legal constraints on their activities. Each theme will be introduced by a guest conference, followed by presentations from WP3 researchers.

- 11:30

Producing SSH data
Chairwoman: Lucie Albaret, Director of Research Services - SID, UGA

- Thomas Lebarbé, Professor - UMR LITT&ARTS, UGA
- Célia Marion, Engineer assistant - Démarre SHS!, UGA
- Patrick Guillou, First web developer - Démarre SHS!, UGA
- Sylvain Hatier, New web developer - Démarre SHS!, UGA
- Elisabeth Greslou, Multi-channel publishing systems - équipe ELAN, UMR Litt&Arts, UGA
- Anna Garcia-Fernadez, Data processing and analysis - ELAN, Litt&Arts, UGA
- Arnaud Bey, Edition of digital corpus - ELAN, Litt&Arts, UGA

- 12:30
Exploiting SSH research data
Chairwoman: Lucie Albaret, Director of Research Services - SID, UGA

- Marine Riguet, Junior researcher - LabEx OBVIL (Observatoire de la vie littéraire ), Paris Sorbonne

12:30 - 2:00


2:00 - 3:00

History and textual data science
Chairman: Thomas Lebarbé, Professor - UMR Litt&Arts, UGA

Francesco Beretta, CNRS Research Associate - UMR LARHRA, UGA - University of Lyon
- Vincent Alamercery, Engineer - UMR LARHRA, UGA - University of Lyon

3:00 - 4:00 SSH datas and legal aspects
Chairman: Thomas Lebarbé, Professor - UMR Litt&Arts, UGA

- Emilie Masson, Data Protection Officer - GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) CNRS

Wednesday 5 June

Panel Discussion co-organised with Cybersecurity Institute

- 12:30

Private Actors’ Self-Help in the Cyberspace

Facing a dramatic increase in cyber-attacks, the private sector has developed a broad range of cyber-security capabilities and services, from digital infrastructure security measures to active cyber defense and hack-back. Think Tanks, especially with an Anglo-Saxon background, have argued that active cyber-defense measures taken by the private sector should be accepted and put in place. However, arguments that tend to praise the role of the private sector in this regard reflect a genuine distrust against which are considered to be either unwilling or unable to defend the private sector. According to Carnegie Endowment for International Peace the security of the private sector today is a matter of “self-help”, namely “a private actor’s actions taken to protect its assets without recourse to the law enforcement”. These initiatives that question the respective roles of the State and of the private actors in the management of cyber threats are in contrast with more cautious approaches, such as that of the recent Paris Call for Trust & Security in Cyberspace, which asks that steps be taken “to prevent non-State actors, including the private sector, from hacking-back, for their own purposes or those of other non-State actors”. 
The objective of this panel is to address different issues raised by Active Cyber Defense and the theory of ‘self-help’ and to question how to build a new and efficient partnership between public and private actors in order to reach a sustainable and acceptable level of cybersecurity.

- Wyatt Hoffman, Senior research analyst with the Nuclear Policy Program and the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Laurent Bernat, Policy analyst at the Digital Economy Policy Division - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Yuval Shany, Professor of International law, Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Committee and Deputy president of the Israel Democracy Institute - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Nicholas Tsagourias, Professor of International Law and director of the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law - University of Sheffield 

- Karine Bannelier-Christakis, Deputy Director & Social Sciences Coordinator of the Cybersecurity Institute and Associate Professor in International Law - CESICE, Université Grenoble Alpes
- Theodore Christakis, Professor of International Law and Director of the Centre for International Security and European Studies (CESICE) - Université Grenoble Alpes




Published on May 28, 2019

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