The TRAIL’20 workshop has now started!
The kickoff event was organized at the eecampus, Tournai, on Monday August 31st. Industrial talks are scheduled every morning from 9:00 to 9:30, curated by Wallonia4AI. See the agenda.
TRAIL results will be presented on Thursday, Sept 10th from 15:00 to 16:30. This event will be streamed live on
The TRAIL’20 workshop will be concluded by the official launch of the TRAIL Institute.

TRAIL’20 Industry Track

Every morning, an industrial partner exposed the potential of AI for their business. This track was curated by AdN (Agence du Numérique). See all slides here.

Call for Participation

Based on the model of the European eNTERFACE summer workshops, TRAIL Workshops aim at establishing a tradition of collaborative research and development work by gathering, in a single place, a team of project leaders,  researchers, and (undergraduate) students, to work on a pre-specified list of challenges in AIfor 2 weeks

Participants are organized in teams, attached to specific projects, working on free software. A typical workshop day includes a tutorial state-of-the art survey, or an applicative talk on the use of AI in industry, followed by team work on an AI project, lunch altogether, team work again, and possibly taking part in a sport competition or another social event. Plenary sessions with progress presentations by all teams are also organized to stimulate exchange of ideas. 

The TRAIL’20 workshop committee now invites candidate participants to apply for a summer workshop on AI, to be held in Tournai, Belgium, from August 31st to September 11th, 2020. TRAIL’20 will welcome approx. 30 students, researchers, and seniors. Teams will be organized on the basis of selected project proposals (ongoing task).

People (seniors, PhD students, undergraduate students) interested in taking part to the workshop should send us an application email, before July 31st 2020, mentioning their name and affiliation, and containing a short CV (1/2 page max.) and a list of skills to offer.

No funding will be provided for researchers, but no registration fees will be asked for. Researchers will therefore have to pay for their travel, lodging, and catering expenses. Lodging will be available at or near the workshop venue, at minimal rates. The (forthcoming) TRAIL’20 website will give more information. 

We also invite third parties to propose a (typ. 30’) tutorial state-of-the art survey, or an applicative talk on the use of AI in industry.

Important dates:

  • July 31st, 2020: Call for Participation closes
  • August 16th, 2020: Notification of Acceptance; Team Building begins
  • August 31st to Sept. 11th: TRAIL’20 Workshop

Send application emails to:

The TRAIL’20 Scientific Committee

  • Hugues Bersini, ULB
  • Jean-Christophe Deprez, CETIC ASBL
  • Bruno Dumas, UNamur
  • Thierry Dutoit, UMons
  • Benoît Frenay, UNamur
  • Pierre Geurts, ULiège
  • Tom Lenaert, ULB
  • Pierre Manneback, UMons
  • Benoît Macq, UCLouvain
  • Jean-Yves Parfait, MULTITEL ASBL
  • Michel Verleysen, UCLouvain
  • Marc Van Droogenbroeck, ULiège