Dec 12: AI Friday goes Thursday – AI Efforts beneficial to Industry and Society?

Massive Effort on AI research and Education, but what’s in it for industry and society?

Welcome to participate in a workshop where we will present ongoing local and national efforts to build competence in artificial intelligence (AI) in society, and to accelerate collaborations across academia and society to increase knowledge and innovation relating to AI.  A new project office for supporting collaborations relating to AI across academia and public and private organisations will be introduced, and we are also happy to present the most recent employed Professor on AI, Diego Calvanese, recruited as part of the massive efforts on AI at Umeå University.

We also invite public or private organisations, and staff at Umeå University, to present their common, ongoing projects relating to AI that they have together across academia, industry and/or public organisations. Also, if your company/public organisation has particular needs for collaboration with Umeå University, you are welcome to propose presentations regarding this. Please, propose this when you register for the day, but no later than Dec 10, at 10.00.

If you register by December 10 latest at 10.00, you also get a vegetarian sallad box and coffee, please, use this link.

Date: Thursday December 12, 2019

Time: 11.30-15.00

Location: MIT-Place, the MIT-building

Preliminary Schedule

11.30 – 13.10 AI competence developments

11.30 – 12.00 serving lunch sallad, welcome and Introduction to AI efforts at Umeå University and beyond

12.00-13.10 Presentations from AI Competence for Sweden activities and related efforts by among others Virginia Dignum, Juan Carlos Nieves, Thomas Kvist, Kalle Prorok and representatives from Volvo and IT-companies.

13.10-15.00 Efforts on AI Research beneficial to Industry and Society

13.10-13.20 Erik Elmroth, head of the Department of Computing Science: More on AI efforts at Umeå University and beyond,  a new project office for collaboration across academia and organisations in society, and introducing Umeå University’s most recently employed Professor on AI:

13.20-14.00 Professor Diego Calvanese: “Virtual Knowledge Graphs for Data Access and Integration”

Diego Calvanese is since November employed as a Wallenberg visiting Professor at the department of Computing Science, Umeå University. He is also full professor at the Research Centre for Knowledge and Data (KRDB), within the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), where he teaches courses on knowledge bases, databases, data integration, ontologies, and theory of computing.  His research interests include formalisms for knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology-based data access and integration, description logics, Semantic Web, and data-aware process management.  He is the author of more than 350 refereed publications, including ones in the most prestigious venues in artificial intelligence and databases, with over 30.000 citations and an h-index of 69, according to Google Scholar.  In 2012-2013 he has been a visiting researcher at the Technical University of Vienna as Pauli Fellow of the “Wolfgang Pauli Institute”.  He has been the program chair of the 34th ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS-2015) and the general chair of the 28th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI-2016), and he will be the program co-chair of the 16th Int. Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR-2020).  He is a Fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI).

14.00-15.00 Coffee and examples of needs, applications and collaborations.

Anneli Ågren, SLU: ” Improving sustainable spatial planning using maps developed by artificial intelligence”

Kenneth Bodin, Algoryx AB: ” Simulation driven machine autonomy”

Nina Sundström, CMTS, MT-FoU, Region Västerbotten: ” New methods based on AI for big data analysis within Biomedical Engineering”

Mats Johansson, UMIT, UmU: “Data-driven identification of bottlenecks and high-risk patients”

Lili Jiang, CS-UmU: ” Privacy Preservation and Machine Learning”

Frank Dignum, CS-UmU: ” Social theory, AI  and practice”

15.00 – 15.10 Summary and Closing

Host: Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå University

The AI workshops are organised as part of the national effort AI Competence for Sweden aimed at increasing knowledge about AI.