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Two contributions from BIOEPAR to the Artificial Intelligence conference ICAART

The ICAART conference (13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence) will take place online from 4th to 6th February 2021.

The ICAART conference (13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence) will take place online from 4th to 6th February 2021 ( Two papers from Vianney Sicard (currently Ph.D. student in the DYNAMO team) will be published on BIOEPAR’s work:

  1. One on IVAN, a tool aimed at helping veterinarians in the practice of bovine autopsy. IVAN relies on Bayesian Networks to process the data collected by Autopsie Service at Oniris, and deduce the most probable links between organs, lesions and diseases, so as to guide the diagnostic process by prioritising the organs to be examined, lesions to be sought, diagnoses to be considered and complementary examinations to be carried out. IVAN was developed by Vianney Sicard in 2019, in the context of the Oniris veterinary telemedicine chair led by Sébastien Assié.
  2. In the other, Vianney presents his first thesis results. This thesis is at the crossroads of artificial intelligence and epidemiological modelling and is the opportunity of a collaboration with the Anses (Ploufragan). Vianney's work aims to facilitate the modelling of livestock farming systems that are highly structured in space and time, such as pig farms, in order to better understand and control the spread of pathogens in such systems. His work will be applied to the study of porcine reproductivce and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).


1. Sicard V, Assié S, Dorso L, Chocteau F, Picault S. A diagnosis support system for veterinary necropsy based on Bayesian networks. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART’2021). 2021.

2. Sicard V, Andraud M, Picault S. Organization as a multi-level design pattern for agent-based simulation of complex systems. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART’2021). 2021