Make sure that you select the workshops and tutorials you would like to attend during online registration. Please note that all of them have limited capacity.

Session 1 / Thursday, 21 September,  11:00-13:00 CET

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Proficiency in the Information Technology Industry – Connecting with Everyone What DEIA Skills and Competencies do IT Employers Seek?
Presenters: Vandana Singh, Laura Miller, & Alicia Wilson Takaoka
Room: Mendelsohn
The workshop takes a learning-by-doing approach, where the audience members will engage in interactive activities to learn and reflect on their own experiences and the experiences of their peers. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility topics are not easy to integrate into classroom settings but are extremely important. Students appreciate learning about these topics and respond particularly well to the topics that enable them to reflect and learn from peers. Understanding the basics of diversity and why it matters are foundational to improving the student’s understanding of their workplaces. In this workshop, we will discuss conscious and unconscious biases, how to counter them, and how to avoid them. We will also discuss gender bias in algorithms and its impact on marginalized people. We will work with the audience to outline what allyship actions we can all take to support marginalized people in the workplace.

From Education 4.0 to Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0: The Importance of Acquiring Soft Skills Next to Technical Skills
Presenter: Claudia-Melania Chituc
Room: Dronning Maud
This workshop tackles a very actual topic in the current context of the wide use of digital technologies in industry and society, in today ́s inter-connected world enabled by computing systems, emphasizing the importance of acquiring personal skills and qualifications next to acquiring technical skills and knowledge. This workshop aims to analyze challenges and opportunities for Education 4.0 (in relation to the concepts of Education 4.0 and Society 5.0), emphasizing the importance to acquire soft and personal skills and qualifications next to technical skills, and discuss ways to tackle such challenges. Examples of implementations in practice of Education 4.0 pilots at educational institutions will also be discussed. This workshop also includes an open discussion, with questions and answers.

Interactive Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
Presenter: Carlota Vazquez Gonzalez
Room: Munkholmen
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the study of how people interact with computers and other technological devices, and how device as such can be designed to be more usable, accessible, and effective at solving a particular problem. This interdisciplinary field draws upon the principles of computer science, psychology, design and other related disciplines to improve the interaction between human and technology. To introduce this extensive field, in this workshop we will concentrate on the 5 fundamental pillars of the design cycle: Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test. Once the workshops has been completed the participants will have a basic knowledge of the fundamental pillars of the design cycle of HCI. Not only that, but they will have experienced crucial steps and created several pieces of work that can be used as examples in their future design and or research endeavours.

Connecting using Computational Argumentation: An Interactive Workshop
Presenters: Elfia Bezou Vrakatseli & Madeleine Waller
Room: Gløshaugen
Computational argumentation is a field within AI and refers to the use of computational methods and tools to construct, analyze, and evaluate arguments in various fields such as law, politics and healthcare, notably for aiding transparent decision-making. Computational argumentation and connecting people go hand in hand as argumentation enhances communication between humans and between humans and AI systems. This workshop presents an introduction to argumentation through engaging games, interactive talks, and hands-on activities. We highlight the use cases and current research in the field and aim for participants to gain insights into approaches for effective debate.
Requirements/prerequisites: We require participants to have their laptops with them (or one laptop per 2 or 3 people).

Mental Fitness – The Key to Self-Leadership
Presenter: Elizabeth Sturdy
In this workshop, participants will build a foundation of mental fitness by strengthening the three critical mental muscles to shift the balance of power from their inner Saboteurs (their negative self) to their inner Sage (their positive self). First – Saboteur Interceptor Muscle- Learn to label and expose the lies and limiting beliefs of your saboteur thoughts. Second- Self-Command – learn simple tools to help your brain get grounded, calm, quiet the negative, and activate the positive. Third- Sage- practice seeing problems as opportunities for growth and learning through five “power games”. The workshop will provide practical tools and insights to students struggling with overthinking, imposter syndrome, stress management, and feeling stuck.

Session 2 / Thursday, 21 September,  14:00-15:30 CET

EUGAIN International Forum: A Global Perspective of Women in Computer Science
Presenters: Ana Carolina Moises de Souza & Alicia Wilson Takakoa (and 3 panelists: Andreia Malucelli, Birgit Penzenstadler, & Vandana Singh)
Room: Mendelsohn
This forum aims to provide a platform for women in Computer Science to share their experiences, challenges, and community initiatives in their respective countries. Through this forum, participants will learn about the diversity of experiences and perspectives of women in Computer Science across the globe and gain insights into the initiatives that are helping to promote gender diversity in technology. This forum will consist of three women from different countries who are leaders in the field of computer science. Each speaker will have the opportunity to share their experiences, challenges, and initiatives related to gender diversity in technology in their country. They will also discuss the current state of gender diversity in technology and share their insights on how to promote greater gender diversity in the field.

The Quest to Constructing Our Public Online Fingerprint
Presenter: Elisavet Kozyri
Room: Dronning Maud
This workshop aims to raise awareness about the importance of having users in control of their online publicly available information. We will start by experimenting with a tool that attempts to construct the online public fingerprint of a user (i.e., the collection of the online publicly available information about this user). We will identify strengths and weaknesses of this tool. And we will discuss technical and ethical challenges that arise when one embarks on a quest to construct online public fingerprints of users.

Introduction to Geospatial AI 
Presenters: Mathilde Ørstavik, Sander Jyhne, & Alexander Salveson Nossum
Room: Munkholmen
The goal of this workshop is to give the participants an introduction on how to work with geographical data and learn how AI can be used to extract information from aerial imagery. You will work hands-on with the data and follow a step-by-step tutorial to produce training data, train a model and run predictions. By the end of the workshop, you will have a model that can automatically detect roads/buildings/nature types in an aerial image!
Requirements/prerequisites: We expect the participants to bring their own computer and have basic knowledge of computer science and basic coding.

Deep Learning Onramp – Learn Artificial Intelligence with MATLAB
Presenters: Jennifer Joana Gago Muñoz & Carlos Rodríguez de Cos
Room: Gløshaugen
Machines are able to ‘learn’ the way that humans learn, but when they are programmed by biased people, they will learn biased responses. That is why we need more diversity in the field of Machine Learning. For that reason, encouraging women into the field of deep learning needs to be on the agenda. And we need to do it sooner rather than later. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of deep learning for image classification problems, and how to use a deep neural network that experts have trained and customize the network to group your images into predefined categories. By the end of the event, you will be able to use pre-trained networks, manage data collections, and understand transfer learning.
Requirements/prerequisites: We expect the participants to bring their own computer and have basic knowledge of computer science and basic coding.

Empowering Students with Modern Skills and Connections Through Open Source GUI Testing with TESTAR
Presenters: Tanja Vos, Beatriz Marín, Olivia Rodríguez Valdés, Lianne Hufkens, & Fernando Pastor Ricos
The objective of this workshop is to introduce TESTAR to teachers from universities and other institutions, with the goal of making them aware of what it is, what it does, and how it can be used to empower their students with modern skills and connections through open source GUI testing. The workshop aims to provide teachers with hands-on experience in using TESTAR, and to demonstrate how it can be used as a platform for collaborative and knowledge-sharing activities among students and international open-source communities. By the end of the workshop, teachers should have a solid understanding of how to use TESTAR and how to guide their students in performing their master thesis projects using this tool.
Requirements/prerequisites: We expect the participants to bring their own computer.

Session 3 / Thursday, 21 September,  16:00-18:00 CET

Cybersecurity for All: Empowering the Future of Tech with Cybersecurity Awareness
Presenters: Nektaria Kaloudi & Per Håkon Meland
Room: Mendelsohn
The workshop aims to highlight the importance of cybersecurity in fostering secure and inclusive connections among people from diverse backgrounds. By encouraging participants to pursue their education and profession in computing, we aim to contribute by providing them with essential knowledge about possible career paths in cybersecurity, ultimately creating a safer connected world for everyone. Additionally, we aim to raise cybersecurity awareness through cyber game tools and engage participants in discussions about current and future cyber threat trends.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Workshop
Presenter: Kerstin Bach
Room: Dronning Maud
The workshop’s goal is to provide a realistic view into the work of an AI researcher and professional. Through invited speakers, Q&A sessions, panels and an interactive quiz, we aim at sharing knowledge and experiences, but also open up for questions from the participants and hope for a lively discussion. The intended outcome is to raise awareness on what an “AI job” can look like and ideally inspire participants to join the field. We will share our knowledge, experiences, successes, and challenges, and discuss what has worked and how it can be transferred to other institutions and countries.
Requirements/prerequisites: The workshop does not require previous knowledge about AI but aims to engage with participants in the discussion of current challenges as well as reflections of women that pursue a career within AI.

Responsible Digitalization of Public Self-services: Facilitating Exchange of Ideas and Experiences for a Future Research Agenda 
Presenters: Hanne Höglund Rydén & Ida Heggertveit
Room: Munkholmen
This workshop seeks to bring together researchers from academia who are interested in design, development, self-service, channel choice, application, and study of digital platforms in the public sector with a focus on the user interactions. We aim to examine the challenges involved in designing and developing digital self-services that can support the users of public sector services in an inclusive and responsible way. By facilitating a discussion centered around digital government, responsible digitalization, and users we intend to bridge the perspectives in different research fields that are positioned within or at the intersection.

Well-being and Resilience: Two Sides of a Coin We Need in our Pocket to Thrive
Presenters: Birgit Penzenstadler & Cristina Martinez Montes
Room: Gløshaugen
The goals of the workshop are to (1) give a brief overview of the scientific and medical understanding of well-being, (2) provide practical skills in a straight-forward toolkit of well-being and resilience practices, and (3) offer an in-depth breathwork session to reset and relax. The envisioned impact of this workshop is to have every participant leave with a toolbox of applicable well-being practices and the science-based understanding of how they benefit from them. This may inspire the spreading of such practices and increase well-being and resilience in computing professionals.
Requirements/prerequisites: Participants will be laying on the floor, so we encourage them to bring their own yoga mats and blankets to be comfortable.

How can OERs Connect Everyone in Classrooms and Beyond
Presenter: Anca Vasilescu
The workshop aims to connect everyone by handling the Open Educational Resources (OERs) in a creative way for teaching, learning, and also researching. Attending this workshop, people will interact with attractive educational resources, especially digital ones, sharing their experiences and learning from each other using various OERs during interactive activities.