BNAIC/BeneLearn 2020 is the reference AI & ML conference for Belgium, Netherlands & Luxemburg. The combined conference will take place on 19 & 20 November 2020 in Leiden.

The submission deadline has been extended to September 8, 2020.

The situation around COVID-19 has impacted society in many ways. As BNAIC/BENELEARN 2020 organizers, we are carefully evaluating the situation, following the government line, and aim to provide a conference that is convenient for everyone to participate. 

According to the government plans, during the allocated dates meetings of up to 100 persons will be allowed, with the possibility of further relaxations. If this regulation does not change, we aim to host BNAIC/BENELEARN 2020 in a hybrid form. Note that due to the specific COVID-regulations in November, the scale of the physical event could be smaller than usual. 

Hybrid conference: This year we will have the option for on-site and on-line participation. All presentations and the actual conference will be streamed live and we will make pre-recorded presentations of those who will attend digitally available to all participants.

AI and ML in the Benelux

The annual Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning has decades-long history of bringing together researchers and practitioners from all fields of AI to exchange novel scientific findings, as well as new developments in applied AI, business and industry.

During the scientific part of the conference, students and researchers present papers, extended abstracts of recent scientific publications and Bachelor/Master theses. Additionally, keynote speakers share the newest insights from the world of AI, researchers present posters, and both academics and companies present demonstrations of AI products and systems. Naturally, there is ample opportunity for networking.

BNAIC/Benelearn 2020 in Leiden: more interaction between industry, society and academia

The introduction of a dedicated industry day during last year’s BNAIC/Benelearn in Brussels was a great success. With over 240 academic tickets and almost 90 business tickets sold, the participants of BNAIC/Benelearn 2019 formed a rich mix of AI researchers and professionals from the Benelux. With 61 Bachelor/Master students and 89 PhD students, the next generation was very well represented in Brussels.

For the 32nd edition of BNAIC/Benelearn, which will take place in Leiden (NL) on 19 & 20 November 2020, we aim to bring the interaction between industry, society and academia to the next level. We will again offer a business track, this time including an opportunity for companies to present tutorials on their software, for participants from both industry, society and academia to attend. We also aim to organise speed dates, where companies can meet young researchers and students.

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