The conference is non-profit and will be organized at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. The team has previously organised SCIA 2017, and NLDL 2018/2019/2020/2021, 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 conference will benefit those projects. This year, due to the Covid-19 situation, the conference will be following a hybrid model, where national and European participants will meet physically, while other international participants will attend digitally. The conference 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 4 high-profile keynote speakers. This will contribute to the quality and also increase the visibility of the conference. We will use the conference organizing company Xtenso AS, who will provide help with setting up registration. We expect 200 participants this year. Expenses for the keynote speakers as well as lunch and dinner for the physical participants will be covered. This results in an overall direct cost of 340 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, 140 KNOK internal funding will be used to organize the conference in 2022. Budgeting for 200 participants, this means that we estimate a deficit of 100 KNOK and we hope that with help of 100 KNOK from IKTPLUSS we will be able to roughly break-even.
Project leader: Michael Kampffmeyer
Institution: UNIVERSITETET I TROMSØ - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET