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IKTPLUSS-IKT og digital innovasjon

Northern Lights Deep Learning Workshop 2021

Awarded: NOK 45,092

The workshop is non-profit and will be organized at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The team has previously organised SCIA 2017, and NLDL 2018/2019/2020, which also received support for the events via the IKTPLUSS funding and were successes. The group has several projects ongoing related to ICT and funded over IKTPLUSS, and this workshop will benefit those projects. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the workshop will be organised in a hybrid format, where local participants can join physically (following the national guidelines), while other national and international participants will join digitally. The workshop program will consist of presentations and poster sessions, where participants can present recent and ongoing work. Participants that would like to present their work will be asked to submit a two-page abstract or a full six-page paper. Additionally, there will be a panel discussion, where issues and recent developments in the field will be discussed. We have invited 5 high-profile keynote speakers. This will contribute to the quality and also increase the visibility of the workshop. We will use the conference organizing company Xtenso AS, who will provide help with setting up registration. Due to the digital nature, we expect more participants this year, estimating a maximum number of participants of 400. For physical participants, we will cover the lunch and the dinner. We will further gift physical participants and keynote-speakers with an NLDL-t-shirt. This results in an overall direct cost of 145 KNOK (see budget below). To cover costs, UiT The Arctic University of Norway contributes with 44KNOK (40 hours at an hourly rate of 1100,- NOK) of Kampffmeyer’s and Jenssens salary. Additionally, 75 KNOK internal funding will be used to organize the workshop in 2021. Budgeting for 400 participants, this means that we estimate a deficit of 70 KNOK and we hope that with help of 70 KNOK from IKTPLUSS we will be able to roughly break-even.

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IKTPLUSS-IKT og digital innovasjon