NORA Annual Conference

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the first Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium Conference (NORA) Annual Conference, which will take place at Grand Bergen, November 17th and 18th! 

The conference aims to gather the Norwegian research community within the field of Artificial Intelligence. The conference will create a platform where invited speakers and participants can share research, ideas, theories, models and new perspectives, and interact with peers from the field. Knowledge sharing and interaction will be at the center of the conference, which will in turn foster a strong community of researchers and practitioners, while bridging the gap between young researchers, startups and industry. 

Register to the conference now!

Nora annual conference 2021

Program

Day 1

08:00-09:00       Registration and Coffee
09:00-09:15       Welcome by Klas Pettersen,
                              
CEO NORA
09:15-10:15       Keynote by Professor Danica Kragic, KTH
10:15-10:30       Coffee and tea break
10:30-11:30       Track 1
11:30-12:30       Lunch 
12:30-13:30       Track 2
13:30-13:45       Coffee and tea break
13:45-14:45       PhD Presentations/ Posters
14:45-15:00       Coffee and tea break
15:00-16:00       Track 3
16:00-16:15       Coffee and tea break
16:15-17:15       Keynote by Professor Athanasios V. Vasilakos, UiA

18:00-20:00       Dinner

Day 2

09:00-09:15       Coffee
09:15-10:15       Keynote
10:15-10:30       Coffee and tea break
10:30-11:30       Track 4
11:30-12:30       Lunch
12:30-13:30       Track 5
13:30-13:45       Coffee and tea break
13:45-14:45       PhD Presentations/ Posters
14:45-15:00       Coffee and tea break
15:00-                 NORA.startup exhibitions

 

*Program subject to changes

Who can participate?

All researchers from NORA universities, research institutes and university colleges are invited to participate at the NORA Annual Conference.

Register to the conference

To register for the conference, click here

Call for Abstracts

Submission Format  
You may download the template from our website. Please follow the template instruction as evaluation is strictly based on the indicated parameters.  

During the submission you can also indicate if you are interested in publishing your (previously unpublished) work as a scientific paper in the Nordic Machine Intelligence Journal.  

Deadlines 
Please make sure you submit the abstract using our website by 14th of September 2021 midnight. 

Shortlisted candidates would be invited to present physically during the meeting and results would be announced on our website by the 1st of November 2021.  

Those who opt to publish the paper in the Nordic Machine Intelligence Journal would need to submit the full paper by 1st November 2021.   

Who Should Apply 
We encourage all researchers from NORA partner universities, college campuses and research institutes to submit abstracts. Your research should be linked with the topic of AI, Machine Learning and Robotics. The purpose of NORA Annual Conference is to provide a platform where NORA partners can share research, ideas, theories, models and new perspectives, and interact with peers from the field.

Evaluation  
The abstracts will be evaluated by the program committee of the NORA Annual Conference and the best candidates will be invited for presenting either papers or posters.  


See Call for Abstracts in EasyChair

Click here to submit via EasyChair


 

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: 15th of September, 2021
  • Registration deadline: 1st of November, 2021

Getting there

Grand Bergen is located right next to Festplassen and Torgallmenningen in Bergen. Bus stop, city bus and taxi are close by.

Address: Nedre Ole Bulls Plass 1, 5012 BERGEN

From Bergen Airport Flesland: Light-rail to Byparken – walking distance, 140 metres. Airport bus to Festplassen – walking distance, 170 metres.

From Bergen railway station: Walking distance, 550 metres.

From the Strandkaien Terminal: Walking distance, 550 metres. Taxi rank by the harbour.

From the Hurtigruten Terminal: Walking distance, 950 km. Taxi booking: Bergen Taxi, tel. no. 07000.

Hotell Booking

Augustin Hotel:

Single room NOK 940 per room per day, including breakfast.

Double room NOK 1065, - per room per day, including breakfast.

Email: booking@augustin.no / Phone number +47 55 30 40 00

Bergen Børs Hotel:

Single room NOK 1390 per room per day, including breakfast.

Double room NOK 1615, - per room per day, including breakfast.

Email: booking@bergenbors.no / Phone number: +47 55 33 64 00 

Grand Terminus:

Single room NOK 1140, - per room per day, including breakfast.

Double room NOK 1215, - per room per day, including breakfast.

Email: booking@grandterminus.no / Phone number: +47 55 21 25 00

If you are booking a room as a participant to the conference at any of the Grand Bergen hotels listed above, please call or email the hotel directly. Please mention that you are a participant to the conference, and give the special discount code: 006948. 


Other hotels: 

Scandic Hotel in Bergen

For more information, click here

 

Have any questions? Contact us!

Birte Hansen

Innovation and Industry Coordinator, NORA

Contact me at: birte.hansen@nora.ai

Anam Javaid

Communication adviser, NORA

Contact me at: anam.javai@nora.ai

Sachin Gaur

Research Coordinator, NORA

Contact me at: sachin.gaur@nora.ai

Program Committee

Morten Goodwin

Professor and Director of CAIR, University of Agder

Ana Ozaki

Associate Professor, University of Bergen

Anne Håkansson

Professor, The Arctic University in Norway

Katalin Blix

Research fellow, The Arctic University of Norway

Tomasz Wiktorski

Professor, University of Stavanger

Klaus Johannsen

Chief Scientist, NORCE

Lilja Øvrelid

Professor - Research Group for Language Technology, University of Oslo