Winter Conference, Gothenburg 2019

Welcome to the 3rd WASP Winter Conference which will take place at Lindholmen in Gothenburg January 15-17 2019.

The purposes are to introduce new PhD students to WASP, give an update on WASP activities, and to give PhD students an opportunity to present their research in a friendly environment.

All WASP AI PhD students are expected to participate in the whole event. We also expect both academic and industrial supervisors to participate Day 1 and half of Day 2.

All WASP AS PhD students are expected to participate starting lunch Day 2 (you are also welcome to attend the company presentations before lunch). PhD students in batch 1 are expected to bring a poster presenting their research. PhD students in batch 2 are encourage to also bring posters.

All Cluster Leaders are expected to participate on the afternoon of Day 3.

All of WASP are welcome to fill out the remaining seats.

Information on accommodation for participants


Travel in Gothenburg

Time table for Älvsnabben ferry (# 285)

  • Lilla Bommen (8 min walk from train station) – Stenpiren (close to Comfort Hotel) – Lindholmspiren (close to Lindholmen Science Park) – Slottsberget – Eriksberg (close to Hotell 11) – Klippan

Time table for Älvsnabbare ferry (# 286)  – this ferry is free of charge

  • Stenpiren (close to Comfort Hotel) – Lindholmspiren (close to Lindholmen Science Park)

There is also bus #16 from Eriksberg to the train station (does not pass Stenpiren and Comfort Hotel) and tram lines #1 and #9 from the train station to Stenpiren.

The easiest way to buy tickets is to use the Västtrafiken app ToGo and buy your ticket through it (it is also cheaper). It is also possible to buy a card that you then can precharge with a suitable amount. This you can do at Pressbyrån and 7-Eleven, e.g. at the train station when you arrive. On most trams and the Älvsnabben ferry  you can also pay directly with a credit card. However, it is not possible to buy tickets on buses.


Venue: Lindholm Science Park Conference Center (Lindholmspiren 5, Göteborg, map)

Tuesday, January 15th

Location: Room Pascal

12.00-13.00   Lunch in the foyer outside Pascal
13.00-14.30   Introduction to AI, ML and the research in WASP AI
                      Danica Kragic, Johan Håstad & Fredrik Heintz
14.30-15.00   Coffee
15.00-15.30   Introduction to WASP Graduate School, Fredrik Heintz
15.30-17.00   Parallel discussions PhD students and Supervisors
18.00-             WASP Student activity Restaurant Bistrot, Diagonalen 8
                      (opposite to Lindholmen Science Park, next to Lindholmens Piren ferry stop)
                      The old students take out the new students to dinner.
18.00-            Dinner (for those not at the WASP Student activity)
                      Scandic Hotel Europe, Nils Ericsonsgatan 21

Wednesday, January 16th

Location: Lindholmen Conference Hall.
09.00-09.20   Introduction of WASP AS and Clusters, Karl-Erik Årzen
09.20-10.00   Presentation of WASP Autonomous Research Arenas, Gunnar Bark and WARA PS, Jesper Tordenlid
10.00-10.30   Coffee
10.30-12.00   Presentation of WASP Companies
12.00-13.00   Lunch outside Lindholmen Conference Hall
13.00-13.45   WASP Update, Lars Nielsen
13.45-14.00   WARA Update, Gunnar Bark
14.00-15.00   WASP Experience reports
15.00-15.30   Coffee
15.30-16.00   WASP Graduate School Update, Fredrik Heintz
16.00-16.30   Poster pitching session
  • Perception & Learning, Interaction & Communication, AI/Math, and AI/MLX
  • Large-Scale Optimization and Control and Smart Localization
  • Software Engineering and Software Technology
16.30-17.30   Poster session
19.00-22.00   Dinner at Hotell 11, Maskingatan
  • The free Älvsnabbare (# 286) ferry from Lindholmen to Stenpiren (Comfort Hotel) runs every 7-8 minutes until 19:00. After that one has to take the Älvsnabben (# 285) ferry that departs every 30 minutes around 18:00.
  • The Älvsnabben ferry (# 285)  from Stenpiren to Eriksberg (the dinner place) departs 18:06 and 18:36.
  • Walking from Lindholmen to Hotell 11 takes around 30 minutes.
  • Note that the Älvsnabben ferry (# 285) departs from Eriksberg to Stenpiren (Comfort Hotel) at 21:00, 22:00, and 23:00 (last departure)


Thursday, January 17th

Location: Lindholmen Conference Hall
09.00-10.00   Poster pitching sessions
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Automate Transport Systems
  • Security and Autonomous Clouds and Networks
10.00-10.30   Coffee
10.30-12.00   Poster session and short cluster introductions (in parallel)
12.00-13.00   Lunch outside Lindholmen Conference Hall
13.00-15.00   Cluster sessions
  • AI/MLX & AI and Machine Learning (Conf. Hall)
  • AI/Math (Newton)
  • Automate Transport Systems (Pascal)
  • Autonomous Clouds and Networks (Aktiviteten – Sal 3)
  • Interaction & Communication (Aktiviteten – Sal 14)
  • Large-Scale Optimization and Control (Aktiviteten – Sal 8)
  • Security (Aktiviteten – Sal 12)
  • Smart Localization (Aktiviteten – Sal 1)
  • Software Engineering and Software Technology (Kelvin)
  • Perception & Learning (Aktiviteten – Sal 13)