SGAICO Newsletter February 2019


Dear Members and Friends of SGAICO,
Welcome to our first newsletter in 2019, for which we take the chance to give you some first updates on SGAICO and an outlook on two upcoming events.


In the last years Jana Koehler was leading the SGAICO with a lot of engagement and enthusiasm. By February 2019, Jana has been appointed as the CEO of the DFKI, the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence. You can find more information here.

We are extremely happy for Jana, as she will serve the AI community now in a highly visible position in Germany and Europe.

A consequence for SGAICO is, of course, that Jana cannot be active in SGAICO anymore. We hereby would like to take the chance to say “Thank you Jana” for all your time and engagement you spend for us.

For the moment SGAICO coordination is done, as decided at the last general assembly, by René Schumann ad interim for the creation phase of the jointed SI/D+S SGAICO of the Swiss Informatics society and the Data + Service Alliance.

Upcoming Events

Note that as a SGAICO member you benefit from a discount on most events.

If you are interested your AI-related event is mentioned in our event list, please contact us via

June 14: SDS|2019, 6th Swiss Conference on Data Science
– like in the past year SGAICO will be a community sponsor, and we hope to meet you in Bern. Deadline for submissions has been extended until the 15.02., so take your chance.


June 18/19: SwissText 2019
– organized by SGAICO member Marc Cielibak
Please consider submitting a paper, deadline for submission is the 03.03.19.


With Best Regards
Your SGAICO interim coordinator

René Schumann