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CEDAS event 29-30 August 2022

CEDAS Networking Event 2022

The Center for Data Science (CEDAS) is organizing a networking event, combining scientific sessions on foundational and applied data science with a teaching-related session, discussion groups, and social activities to further facilitate research collaboration among the center’s members (and beyond).

Solstrand fjord view
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Stefanie Meyer

Hovedinnhold

The Center for Data Science (CEDAS) is organizing a networking event, combining scientific sessions on foundational and applied data science with a teaching-related session, discussion groups, and social activities to further facilitate research collaboration among the center’s members (and beyond).

The event will take place between 29-30 August 2022 at Solstrand Hotel & Bad in Os. We are aiming for a two-day meeting with one overnight stay.

Main program: We are currently planning for two scientific sessions and one teaching-related session. We encourage specifically younger researchers (PhD candidates and Postdocs) to contribute to the sessions.

In addition, we will organize several discussion groups. We view the discussion groups as an extension of the thematic sessions, but encourage also exchange of ideas regarding other center-relevant subjects: opportunities for another CEDAS conference, joint proposal initiatives, exploring further partnerships with CEDAS, review recent projects/seminars and how to build on them in the future, etc.

Social activities: There will be a longer afternoon break on day 1, where participants are free to either join us for a short hike in the vicinity of the hotel (provided that the weather is suitable for it), enjoy the hotel’s leisure facilities, or engage in other networking activities.

Registration: If you are interested in attending the CEDAS Networking Event 2022, then please register via the link on the right-hand side. Registration will close on 24 June 2022. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 40 participants. We will inform everyone regarding their participation status shortly after the registration deadline.

Preliminary program Day 1

08:30 Bus leaves at Høyteknologisenteret
09:30 – 09:45Welcome by center leader Helwig Hauser
09:45 – 11:15

Foundational Data Science (chair: Pekka Parviainen)

11:15 – 11:30Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30Discussion groups
12:30 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 15:00

Teaching in Data Science (chairs: Yushu Li & Hans Skaug)

15:00 – 15:30Coffee break & check-in
15:30 – 16:30Discussion groups
16:30 – 18:30Indoor/Outdoor activity, free time
19:00Aperitif
19:30 Dinner

Preliminary program Day 2

09:00 – 10:30

Data Science and Applications (chair: Tom Michoel)

10:30 – 11:00Coffee break & check-out
11:00 – 12:00Discussion groups
12:00 – 13:00Lunch
13:00 – 13:30Walk and talk
13:30 – 13:45Closing remarks and the way forward for CEDAS by Helwig Hauser
14:15

Bus leaves from Solstrand

Discussion Groups

To further facilitate the development of CEDAS into an arena that brings together data science researchers and educators across UiB and Bergen in general, we have set aside three hours for discussion around topics that we deem relevant for data science, and/or CEDAS in particular. The discussion sessions will provide the participants with time to analyze and discuss a certain topic (day 1), and then present their findings to everyone (day 2).

In the morning of day 1, the event organizers will assign each of the participants into one of five discussion groups. The selection will be informed by the participant’s preferences regarding discussion topics, but is also influenced by the discussion topic itself in relation to the participant’s field of expertise, the distribution of participants, and by an aim to facilitate cross-disciplinary interaction.

During the first session on day 1, each group should start by assigning a spokesperson and a person taking notes (could also be the same person). The groups are then free to use the time as they see fit for their discussions. The second session on day 1 can be used to continue and finish the discussions around the given topic, as well as to prepare a summary that can be presented during the third session on day 2.

Group/Topic 1 - Ethics, GDPR, RRI, FAIR data management, Open Science, trustworthy AI and more: What can be implemented within, and/or facilitated by, CEDAS?

Group/Topic 2 – Teaching data science: We ask this group to further detail our plans regarding data science courses at UiB, not at the least based on our CEDAS workshop on data science education on April 1, 2022.

Group/Topic 3 – CEDAS community: We ask this group to discuss options for further facilitating the engagement within the CEDAS community. Concrete ideas – small as well as large – regarding worthwhile initiatives to substantiate the interaction and exchange among CEDAS researchers and educators would be welcome.

Group/Topic 4 – The next substantial CEDAS event: We ask this group to discuss a concept for a new, substantial CEDAS event in 2023 (possibly our second CEDAS conference, following up on our first conference on June 1–2, 2021).

Group/Topic 5 – to be decided based on participants' feedback