Review of the first XIRCON symposium in Chalon-sur-Saône


The first XIRCON symposium took place from March 14 to 15, 2024 in Chalon-sur-Saône. The event was part of the Innovation Campus Future Mobility project and focused on improving the adaptability of manufacturing systems through the integration of digital twins, eXtended Reality (XR) and artificial intelligence (AI).

The French-German symposium, which took place at the LISPEN Institute of Arts et Métiers ParisTech and was co-organized by IMI, addressed the challenges facing modern manufacturing, such as fluctuating market demand and the need for rapid production adaptation. Notable contributions came from speakers such as Dr. Stéphane Thiery from LISPEN Lille, Dr. Paul Stief from LCFC Metz and Kevin Kastner from KVE University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, who highlighted the practical applications and progress of the XIRCON project.

The symposium fostered collaboration between academia and industry and attracted researchers from various institutions. It was supported by several organizations, including the French-German University UFA DFH (Université franco-allemande).

The success of this symposium forms the basis for the second event, which is planned for October 2024 at KIT in Karlsruhe and will focus on linking research and industry.