Preliminary Program

Monday January 10, 2022 Tutorials and Industry & Women in AI Events

Location: University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (Aud Cerebrum, MH2 building, U.08.316)

09:45 Pre-registration

10:00 - 15:00 Tutorials

The tutorial session will consist of three tutorials that cover recent topics in Deep Learning (Attention Mechanisms, Graph Neural Networks, and Information Theory).

15:00 - 17:30 Industry Event (NLDL Event hosted by NORA and Visual Intelligence)

The Industry event will address important subjects such as why artificial intelligence is important for industry, how AI can provide additional value to industry, the problems that AI can potentially solve and how academia and industry should collaborate on facilitating the safe and sustainable use of AI. The event will consist of short key notes given by experts in the field, and end with a panel discussion. Snacks will be provided.

17:30 - 20:00 Women in AI Event (NLDL Event hosted by NORA and Visual Intelligence)

During the Women in AI event, we will bring together representatives from industry, public administration and research to address the gender disparity in AI in Norway and the world today, and discuss initiatives to ensure inclusivity and diversity in AI for the future. The session will consist of short keynotes, followed by a panel discussion. Snacks will be provided.

Tuesday January 11, 2022

Location: University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (Aud Cerebrum, MH2 building, U.08.316)

08:30 Registration opens

09:00 Opening

09:15 Invited Talk 1

10:00 Coffee break

10:30 Oral Session 1

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Invited Talk 2

13:15 Special Session: Deep learning for Cultural Heritage

13:55 Posters and Coffee

15:20 Oral Session 2

16:00-16:40 Oral Session 3

18:25 Northern light activity (See info below)


Wednesday January 12, 2022

Location: University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (Aud Cerebrum, MH2 building, U.08.316)

09:00 Invited Talk 3

09:45 Coffee break

10:10 Oral Session 4

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Invited Talk 4

13:15 NORA Panel Discussion (Moderator: Klas Pettersen, NORA)

14:15 Posters and Coffee

15:40 Oral Session 5

16:40 Oral Session 6

17:20 Closing

17:30 Leaving for dinner

18:00 Workshop dinner

NORA Panel Discussion

The Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium – aims to strengthen Norwegian research and education within artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.

NORA is a collaboration between the University of Oslo (UiO), University of Bergen (UiB), University of Stavanger (UiS), The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), University of Agder (UiA), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE) and Simula Research Laboratory (Simula).


Discover Northern Lights at Sommarøy 11th January 2022

Sommarøy is a natural gem by the ocean, at the outer coast, a nice one-hour drive from Tromsø. A vibrant and traditional coastal community, where hunting, fishing, and trapping has been a part of daily life.

We invite to dinner in beautiful surroundings. The dinner will be served inside but you will have the opportunity to take a walk outside.

Experience the North-Norwegian winter with Aurora Borealis. (We hope!)

Dress code: Casual (the environment is rough but nice!)

Price: NOK 1195 per person;

Duration: 4 hours

Pickup/Drop off: Scandic Ishavshotell 18:30/23:00

Included: Transport (75 minute each way), dinner buffet, 1 glas aperetif and 1 glass of wine/beer/mineral water.