CKI Conference 2020

Siemens Center of Knowledge Interchange RWTH Aachen

Technology Architecture for Applied AI – Smart Cities and Digital Enterprises

This year‘s Siemens CKI Conference at RWTH Aachen University will take place on December 2, 2020.

For this gathering of RWTH researchers and Siemens managers, we will connect artificial intelligence with our daily life as well as our manufacturing processes.

Due to the inevitable situation with the Coronavirus, we plan a virtual conference. With the help of an event tool, we will try to give you the best event experience possible.

Virtual Pre-Sessions

Prior to the conference in December, we are planning virtual Pre-Sessions.

  • Nov 5, 2020 – 13:45-16:00 – Smart Infrastructures (Multi-Energy models; New energy network structures; Near-Zero Buildings)
  • Nov 6, 2020 – 09:45-12:00 – Digital Enterprises (Real-time system and function tests; Reinforcement learning for setup processes in CNC machines; Line integration of additive manufacturing)
  • Nov 23, 2020 – 14:15-16:30 – Intelligent Mobility (Presentation of topics from RWTH Mobility and Transport Engineering and Siemens Mobility)

In these virtual Pre-Sessions bilateral and publicly funded projects between the RWTH and Siemens will be presented by the project leads to give you exciting insights, how RWTH and Siemens are shaping the future in these topic areas. Furthermore, you will have the chance to go into a virtual exchange with the R&D experts of both institutions.

CKI Conference

Parallel Expert Rounds with focus on different topics


Welcome Keynotes

Prof. Malte Brettel (Vice-Rector for Industry and Business Relations, RWTH) & Dr. Peter Körte (CTO, Siemens AG)

Applied AI and AI Strategies

Prof. Bastian Leibe (Head of Computer Vision Group at Visual Computing Institute, RWTH)

Dr. Ulli Waltinger (Founder and Technology Head of Siemens AI Lab)

Architectures and Applications with AI in Mobility

Prof. Lutz Eckstein (Director of the Institute for Automotive Engineering ika, RWTH)

Dr. Claus Bahlmann (Head of R&D Department Artificial Intelligence, Siemens Mobility)

Digitalization of machine tools - From data to knowledge

Prof. Christian Brecher (Chair of Machine Tools, WZL, RWTH)

Michal Skubacz (Head of Industry Software Motion Control, Siemens AG)


+++ Registration now open +++

Networking is one of the most important parts of a conference! Therefore, we use the Conference and Networking Tool “Converve” so that your event experience will be as effective and productive as possible. You can use the tool in your browser on your PC or mobile device (no App download needed) to listen to the keynotes and panels but also to organize 1:1 sessions with other attendees from Siemens and RWTH Aachen – start browsing now and make meaningful connections.

You can register for the tool as well as the conference directly on the Converve plattform.