Northern Lights Deep Learning Workshop, Tromsø 10-11 January 2018 The workshop is non-profit and will be organized at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Robert Jenssen, the head of the Machine Learning Group at UiT, will be the General Chair, with Michael Kampffmeyer (UiT) and Arnt-Børre Salberg (Norwegian Computing Center) as the co-chairs. Jenssen has previously been the General Chair for SCIA 2017, which also received IKTPLUSS funding and was a success. The group has several projects ongoing related to ICT and funded over IKTPLUSS, and this workshop will benefit those projects. The workshop program will consist of presentations and poster sessions, where participants can present recent work. Participants that would like to present their work will be asked to submit a one-page abstract. 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. However, this also leads to expenses, such as plane journeys and hotels, that need to be covered. We estimate these costs to be 50 000 NOK. In addition to this, we will use the conference organizing company Xtenso AS, who will provide help with setting up registration (e.g. credit card payment, budgets). Overall, we estimate a total of 40-50 participants, which would result in an overall direct cost of 155 KNOK (see budget below). To cover these costs, UiT The Arctic University of Norway contributes with 22KNOK (20 hours at an hourly rate of 1100,- NOK) of Jenssen's salary. Additionally, 80 KNOK will be used that are allocated in the FRIPRO project no. 239844 to organize a workshop in 2018. Budgeting for 40 participants, this means that we estimate a deficit of 55 KNOK and we hope that with help of 50 KNOK from IKTPLUSS we will be able to roughly break-even.
Project leader: Robert Jenssen
Institution: FAKULTET FOR NATURVITENSKAP OG TEKNOLOGI