Imaging Retreat 2019

An Imaging retreat will take place in Sierre, Valais, on 9 September 2019 to discuss the initiative with colleagues and gather further ideas.

For further information, please contact: [email protected]


Logistics

The retreat will take place in the Château de Villa, a 10-15 minutes walk from Sierre train station. The Château is renowned for its idyllic setting and famous Raclette menu.

Lausanne to Sierre. We suggest that participants take the 07h50 train from Lausanne, with arrival in Sierre at 09h08. A group will then depart from the station at 09h15 towards the Château.

Sierre to Lausanne. Trains depart from Sierre to Lausanne every 30 minutes before 21h30 and every hour after. Exact schedule on cff.ch.


Program

09:30-10:00 

Coffees and Croissants 

10:00-10:45

Opening word – Martin Vetterli

Missions of the [email protected] initiative – Andreas Mortensen

The imaging landscape at EPFL – Sabine Süsstrunk, [email protected] Steering Committee

Contribution of the imaging working group to the EPFL strategic plan 2021-24 – Michael Unser, Chair of [email protected]

10:45-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-12:00

Self-introductions by the attendees

Immediate and long-term actions – Suliana Manley, [email protected] Steering Committee

Proposal for Open-Imaging – Andy Oates, [email protected] Steering Committee

Plan for the Imaging seminar series  – Michael Unser

Report on a related initiative: Vision for the CIBM – Pina Marziliano, CIBM Director

12:00-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:00

Plenum discussion to identify important topics, e.g.:

  • Needs in terms of resources, facilities and faculty positions;
  • Initiatives that further encourage cross-fertilisation and collaborative projects;
  • Long-term strategy and common actions.

14:00-15:00

Parallel working groups on identified topics – Moderated by the Steering Committee

15:00-15:15

Coffee break

15:15-16:00

Reporting of the outputs of the working groups

16:00-16:15

Concluding word – Michael Unser

16:15-18:00 

Walk in the vineyards and social activities 

18:00

Valaisan dinner (Raclette et al.)