MIRAI 2.0 will organize several workshops/activities in 2022. This page will be continuously updated with information about upcoming events open to researchers from Japanese and Swedish member universities.

AI workshop – Biomedicine and Health, May 18, 2022

Time: 08.30- 10.30 (SWE) / 15.30-17.30 (JPN)
Venue: Zoom
Date: May 18, 8:30-10:30 (SWE) / 15:30-17:30 (JPN)
*URL will be sent to the speaker and participants by a day prior to the WS.


Opening Remarks by Prof. Jun’ichi Takeuchi (Co-Chair)

Presentation 1 by Dr. Yutaka Jitsumatsu, Associate Prof. (Tokyo Tech *1) “Improving Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Artificial Intelligence”

Presentation 2 by Dr. Robert Lowe, Senior Lecturer (Gothenburg U.) “Digital and AI methods for Cognitive Training to help prevent dementia”

Presentation 3 by Dr. Itaru Kaneko, Research Fellow (Tohoku U.) “Machine learning based classification and identification of heart rate variability among human child and Macaca, difference and common characteristics”

Presentation 4 by Dr. Foteini Simistira Liwicki, Senior Lecturer, and Dr. Rajkumar Saini, Postdoc (Luleå U. of Technology) “Using machine learning to analyze brain data”

General Discussion & Closing Remarks by Prof. Takeuchi

* Each time slot for the presentation is allocated 15 mins presentation and following 5 mins Q&A session.
*1 Prof. Jitsumatsu is currently working at Tokyo Tech under the faculty exchange program between Kyushu University.

Online Registration: Please complete the registration by May 16 so that we can send the Zoom link before the WS. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=iV9x12qT90q7daV6yZZG- kQEBKG4fhhMgRfwoUQDLL5UQ0UyTkIwNVkzNE02WERDMDdKWDBTN1BUNi4u&lang=en-us

Sustainability workshop – Sustainable Energy, May 19, 2022

The MIRAI2.0 Sustainability Thematic Expert Group plans to hold a digital seminar series on the 3rd Thursday of each month during May, August, September and October.

The seminars are open to all researchers at MIRAI2.0 member universities. No sign-up needed.Each webinar will be approx. 1.5 hours and consist of a brief introduction, two speakers (one from Japan, one from Sweden) who will each give a 20min presentation, and then the session will be open for discussions on research ideas and collaboration interests with the possibility to be continued/developed further during R&IW22 in Fukuoka.

The 1st Sustainability webinar will be held on May 19 between 9:00 and 10:30 (SE), 16:00-17:30 (JP), on the topic of Sustainable Energy.

“Energy for sustainability: An Analysis with Inclusive Wealth”
Professor Shunsuke Managi, https://kyushu-u.pure.elsevier.com/en/persons/shunsuke-managi
Urban and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University

“Biogas technology as a tool for sustainable transformation”
Professor Alex Enrich Prast
Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA)/ Environmental Change (TEMAM)
Linköping University

Organiser: Tohoku University
If you have questions, pls contact: Tohoku University kokusai-k@grp.tohoku.ac.jp

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96722322149?pwd=dFArYW04U01mZkxLeDZmaW9xRDMvQT09
Meeting ID: 967 2232 2149
Passcode: 008572

Workshop – Ageing in a sustainable future, June 8, 2022

Date & Time: June 8, 2022 at 09.00-12.00 (SWE) / 16.00-19.00 (JPN)
Venue: Online, register to get the link
Registration deadline: May 31: https://forms.office.com/r/79E8NAF7HR

The event is organized to promote active international research collaborations, and the program includes a keynote speech by an established researcher, presentations by researchers on their joint seed-funded projects, and an opportunity to network with other participants in the “World Cafe” style. We welcome anyone interested in learning about Ageing as a research subject, as well as in engaging with international collaborations. Researchers and students from non-MIRAI institutions are also encouraged to join the event.

Full Program

AI workshops – Autumn 2022

Two AI workshops are planned for autumn 2022. Stay tuned for more details!
Political and Legal/Moral aspects of AI – Planned for September (TBD)
Industry 5.0 and Society 5.0 – Planned for October (TBD)

Previous workshops

AI workshop Theoretical aspects and foundations of AI, April 26 – 2022

Time: 09.00-11.00 (SWE) / 16.00-18.00 (JPN)
Venue: Zoom
Registration: Fill out the registration form before April 24 to get the zoom link.


Opening Remarks by Prof. Jun’ichi Takeuchi (CoChair)

Presentation 1 by Fredrik Präntare , PhD student Linköping U. “The Combinatorial Assignment Problem: Applications and Algorithms”

Presentation 2 by Prof. Evgeny Osipov, Luleå U of Technology. “Vector Symbolic Architectures as the bridge between symbolic and connectionist AI”

Presentation 3 by Prof. Yoshinari Takeishi, Kyushu U “Studies on the Deep Learning Theory”

Presentation 4 by Prof. Danilo V. Vargas, Kyushu U. “SyncMap A New Paradigm for Learning Systems

General Discussion & Closing Remarks by Prof. Takeuchi, 25 mins

*Each time slot for the presentation is allocated 15 mins presentation and following 5 mins Q&A session.

Workshop – Exciting Trends in Applied AI, March 30 – 2022

The MIRAI2.0 Artificial Intelligence Group (TEG-AI) will focus on “Exciting Trends in Applied AI” as a topic for 2022. To start mapping out research interest and potential collaboration areas an introductory workshop will be organized on March 30. One senior researcher from each of the 19 Japanese and Swedish member universities will be invited to present their research and collaboration interests under this topic.

Details about the workshop:

Time and date: March 30th, 09.00-11.00 (Swedish time)
Target group: Senior researchers from MIRAI2.0 universities within the field “Exciting Trends in Applied AI”.
Presentation: Each presenter is to have a 5 min short presentation where he/she presents 1) the two (2) main research interests that the senior researcher has; and 2) the collaboration interests of the whole research group at his/her university. We recommend only 1-2 slides per presentation
Registration: Contact the MIRAI2.0 Project Manager (PM) at your university as soon as possible if you are interested in presenting. The deadline for PM:s to nominate speakers to TEG-AI is March 18.
Participants interested in listening and perhaps joining the discussion (but not present) are also welcome. If you want to join, email your research interest to the MIRAI2.0 Project Manager (PM) at your university.

Based on the presentations during the workshop, TEG-AI will create a matrix of collaboration possibilities and organize appropriate shorter workshops with the interested parties during upcoming 6 months.

Digital workshop for greater Impact, March 3 – 2022

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group (IAEG) welcomes you who are a part of an approved application for MIRAI 2.0 Seed Funding or individual researchers to sign up and participate in a hands-on workshop.
The workshop will be a way to follow up on your progress, facilitate the development of your collaborations and also to learn from other projects in MIRAI (across all TEGs).

The event is divided into two parts: Possibility Map and Impact Planning canvas. You will first identify your strengths in a Possibility Map-workshop and then bring that with you/team into an Impact Planning Canvas workshop.

The workshop is hosted by Linnaeus University in collaboration with Waseda University and Jönköping University. 

More information, program and registration will be available on: https://lnu.se/en/meet-linnaeus-university/conferences/mirai-2.0-workshop-for-greater-impact/

Deadline for registration: February 16, 2022