01 October 2019
IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria

Roundtable Workshop on Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence Tools

The Advanced Systems Analysis Program is hosting a roundtable workshop on digitalization and artificial intelligence tools. The workshop is adjacent to the international scientific conference "Computer Science and Information Technologies” (CSIT 2019), which is a forum for presentation on new results in research, development and applications in computer science and information technologies. 

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The international scientific conference "Computer Science and Information Technologies" (CSIT 2019) is organized in cooperation between Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Ufa, Russia, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, Technical University, Vienna, Austria, North Caucasus Federal University, Stavropol, Russia, Ugra Research Institute of Information Technology, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

The topics of the workshop at IIASA will cover three areas relevant for digitalization and artificial intelligence tools:

- Information Systems such as Conceptual Modeling and Decision Support Systems, Industrial Information Systems, Web Information Systems and Information Security Systems and Safety;

- Artificial Intelligence Tools such as Knowledge Engineering, Neural Network Technologies, Fuzzy Models and Methods, Evolutionary and Immune Algorithms and Cognitive Intelligence;

- Digital Transformations including Industry 4.0 / Internet of Things, Digital Business Models and Platforms, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality and Service Prototyping.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss artificial intelligence and decision-support tools as well as challenges of digitalization. This will also include the tools to address challenges of digitalization as misinformation, which are developed in frames of the Co-Inform project.

Program of the workshop includes:

    Welcome remarks and greetings by

  • Nadejda Komendantova, Research Scholar, IIASA Advanced Systems Analysis Program; Nafisa Yusupova, Head, Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Ufa State Aviation Technical University; and Andrey Melnikov, Director, Ugra Research Institute of Information Technologies

    Keynote speech by
  • Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Senior Guest Research Scholar, IIASA Transitions to New Technologies Program; Executive Director of The World in 2050 (TWI2050); former IIASA Deputy Director General and Deputy Chief Executive Officer,  "Transformations toward Sustainable Future for All" 

    Presentations by
  • Alexander Geyda, Senior Research Scholar, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, on "Technology of Big Data analysis and processing intended for solving the problems of regularities’ detection, machine learning, estimation models’ construction, prognostication, and decision-making over a finite set of alternatives and other activities" 
  • Nadejda Komendantova, Research Scholar, IIASA Advanced Systems Analysis Program, on "Perceptions of Artificial Intelligence tools: Co-Inform Project"
  • Valeriya Gribova, Senior Research Scholar, Institute of Automation and Control Processes (Far-East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences), on "Development of technological bases in which problem-oriented models, methods and intelligent systems are created for solving practically important problems in medicine, agriculture, underwater robotics, psychology and other subject areas"
  • Leena Ilmola-Sheppard, Senior Research Scholar, IIASA Advanced Systems Analysis Program; Special Advisor to Finland’s Prime Minister’s Office; Scientific Coordinator of the Global X-Network (GXN), on "Digitalization and uncertainties"
  • Lyudmila Massel, Head, IT for Energy Systems Laboratory, Melentiev Energy Systems Institute of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, on "Introduction of activity at the laboratory of IT for Energy Systems"
  • Valeria Javalera Rincón, Research Scholar, IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management Program, on "The Linker platform: A tool for distributed multi-objective decision making"
  • Andrey Melnikov, Director, the Ugra Reseach Institute of Information Technologies, will give a presentation on "Mathematical models of soft randomized estimation for predicting the dynamics of methane accumulation in thermokarst lakes in Arctic regions" 
  • Tatiana Ermolieva, Research Scholar, IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management Program, on "Advanced methods for Big Data, ML, and AI problems: No smooth stochastic optimization and stochastic quasigradient methods"
  • Tatyana Mikheeva, professor at Department of organisation and management of transport logistics, Samara University, on "Intelligent Transport Geographic Information System ITSGIS"
  • Nikita Strelkovskii, Research Scholar, IIASA Advanced Systems Analysis Program, on "Qualitative methods of systems analysis for scenario planning"
  • Irina Bolodurina, Head, Department of Applied Mathematics, Orenburg State University, on "The influence of environmental factors and environmental conditions in assessing the
    risks of diseases based on the elemental status of a human"


Group photo

Co-Inform project

The aim of the Co-Inform project is to study the phenomenon of the rapid dissemination of misinformation in a multidisciplinary manner. The methodology of the project is based on the concept of co-creation, which implies that affected parties co-create together towards a mutually shared goal or value. Co-creation is based on interactions, sharing ideas and collaboration among different groups of stakeholders.

The Co-Inform project will further develop co-creation methodologies to deal with misinformation on such a critical issue for the society as migration. It will involve different groups of stakeholders including citizen, journalists, fact-checkers and policy-makers in three case study countries - Austria, Greece and Sweden. 

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Nadejda Komendantova

Research Group Leader

Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group

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CSIT 2019

Computer Science and Information Technologies Conference

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