WARA Media & Language invites you to join us for a few days of knowledge-sharing, interactive workshops, and team-building activities in Åre.

Sign up here.

Deadline to sign up is 1st of November!


(preliminary agenda could be adjusted)


Monday 27

06.00 Optional run/hike
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Recap of what we have achieved so far in the Arena – Johanna Björklund, Umeå University
14.00 The National Library – Love Börjesson, KB Labs
14.30 Coffee break
15:00 Robotics from the perspective of foundation models – Danica Kragic Jensfeltd, KTH
16.00 Updates from the gaming arena – Konrad Tollmar, Electronic Arts
17.00 Check in to rooms

18.00 Conference dinner

Tuesday 28

06.00 Optional run/hike
09.00 Industrial applications – Diarmuid Corcoran and Alexander Kravberg, Ericsson
10.00 Coffee break
10:30 LLMs at SEB- Anastasia Varava, SEB
11.00 Lunch
12:00 Excursion Snowshoes Hiking
15.00 Source Code Representations of Deep Learning for Program Repair – Zimin Chen, KTH
15.30 Phd presentation Interpretability and transparency of Transformers- Lena Strobl Umeå University
15.40 Strategic workshop – Sandor Albrecht, KAW

18.00 Conference dinner

Wednesday 29

06.00 Optional run/hike
Check out of rooms
09.00 PhD student presentations
-Enhancing Robot Perception for Real-World Applications- Maciej Wozniak, KTH
-Transformers and regular languages- Willeke Martens, Umeå University
– MuRS: Mutant Ranking and Suppression using Identifier Templates -Zimin Chen, KTH
-Towards Building Reliable Neural Graph Database Systems- Sonia-Florina Horchidan, KTH
-Probabilistic speech and gesture synthesis- Shivam Mehta, KTH
-Arezoo Hatefi
10.00 Boliden projects – Rasmus Tammia, Boliden
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Presentation of Parsd- Alexandra Kafka Larsson, Parsd
11.20 Great ideas below zero – György Kovács, Luleå University
11.40 Recap and going forward
12.00 Lunch
End of conference


Hope to see you there!


Best Regards,




-WARA M&L will cover the conference cost.

-However, attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.



-Industry attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.


Accommodation (Hotel):

-We have reserved 30 single rooms and 10 double rooms for accommodation.
-We encourage room sharing to accommodate more people.


WASP Fellows: Please book your own travel arrangements and request reimbursement following the same process as your current funding requisition.

CORE Members: If you have an account with your organization, kindly use that for travel booking. Alternatively, if you are affiliated with a WASP university, refer to the “WASP Fellows” instructions above.

Non-WASP Attendees: To arrange travel, please contact our travel agency directly at se.travel@amexgbt.com (cc Johanna at johanna@cs.umu.se), and request them to make the booking for you.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need further assistance regarding your travel and accommodation arrangements.

Ivana von Proschwitz

WARA Media & Language Community Manager, Women in AI Sweden, Podcast host Tech Hustler and WARA Media & Language Podcast
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