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 workshops – Autumn 2022

MIRAI2.0 TEG-AI Workshop #3: Political and Legal/Moral Aspects of AI

The TEG-AI group will hold the workshop focusing on the legal, ethical, and moral aspects of AI.     

Date & Time: September 30th 9am-11am (Swedish time)/ 4pm-6pm (Japanese time)
Venue: Zoom (will be sent out to all registered participants a day before the event)
Registration: please email maria.vyatkina@ltu.se directly if you would like to register for the workshop (it is OK to send your information via your respective Project Manager)

Opening Remarks by Prof. Marcus Liwicki, Luleå University of Technology (Co-Chair)
Discretion and Proportionality in AI-supported Administrative Decision-making by Associate Professor Markus Naarttijärvi (Umeå University)
Human first innovation: Lessons from two human-centered AI projects (UN and Moonshot) by Professor Toshie Takahashi (Waseda University)
Normative Consequences of Mirroring Social Norms by Associate Professor Stefan Larsson (Lund University)
Trust and Legal Issues around AI Agents and Cybernetic Avatars byProfessor Emeritus Hiroshi Nakagawa (University of Tokyo)

General Discussion & Closing Remarks by Prof. Liwicki

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

MIRAI2.0 TEG-AI Workshop #4: Industry 5.0 and Society 5.0 – Planned for October (TBD)

Sustainability workshops – Autumn 2022

During 2022 the Sustainability area within MIRAI2.0 hold a digital seminar series. This series will have 3 workshops from May through 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&I W22 in Fukuoka.

Sustainability in an Era of Climate Change, September 22, 2022

The 2nd Sustainability webinar will be held on September 22 between 9:00 and 10:30 (SE), 16:00-17:30 (JP), on the topic of Sustainability in an Era of Climate Change.

“Climate change adaptation as an overarching issue”
Professor Carina Keskitalo
Department of Geography, Umeå University

“Flood risk management under changing environment and social structure”
Professor Guangwei Huang
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Sophia University

Organiser: Tohoku University
If you have questions, pls contact: Tohoku University 

Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77720032640?pwd=5xIf67h94GTc0U5jgWRS9TgeJ6IZg3.1
Meeting ID: 777 2003 2640
Passcode: urcqR9

Short course for PhD students

The Sustainability area of MIRAI 2.0 is planning to run a short course for PhD students this autumn. The PhD course is open to PhD students from all MIRAI2.0 member institutions in Sweden and Japan.
The course aims to broaden the knowledge of PhD students regarding major challenges and solutions regarding environmental changes. The course has two parts. There are five modules of online lectures, each given by a faculty member from Linköping University and Sophia University. The second part of the course consist of conducting field studies in selected sites both in Sweden and Japan to give students hands on opportunities and experience to learn about wetland restoration and wise use.

The number of spaces to attend the full course (lecture modules and field studies) is limited to 1 PhD student per member university.

The spaces to attend the lecture modules only are not limited.

PhD course site and registration procedure: https://www.sophia.ac.jp/jpn/research/global/mirai_phd_short_course_2022.html


Previous workshops

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

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
https://liu.se/en/employee/aleen07

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

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.

Program:

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

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.

Program:

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