Institute of Artificial and Human Intelligence  / 
Nordic Chapter 2020 (Sweden)

The First Nordic Insitute on Artificial and Human Intelligence will be held in November 2020 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The institute consist of an integrated school, panel, and doctoral colloquium (primarily) aimed at early career doctoral researchers. Participants include professional academics / researchers, doctoral candidates and industry professionals, and research-driven students. The institute hosts an invited faculty delivering lectures, intensive tutorials, and keynotes; opportunities also exist for young researchers to position ongoing / early stage research, discuss, and network with institute faculty and participants.

Institute chairs are:   Mehul Bhatt (Örebro University, Sweden)  /  Paul Hemeren (University of Skövde, Sweden)  /  Árni Kristjánsson (University of Iceland, Iceland).    www

Workshop  /  Artificial and Human Intelligence  @  ECAI 2020, Spain

The workshop on Artificial and Human Intelligence will be held as a two-day event as part of the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2020, to be help during August 29 to September 2 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
The workshop features invited and contributed talks in different formats; we solicit contributions and interest to participate through an open call.

Workshop chair:  Mehul Bhatt (Örebro University, Sweden)   


Symposium  /  Minds. Movement. Moving Images.   (Parts I and II)

Part I   /   Spatial Cognition and the Built Environment
Part II   /   Visuo-Auditory Perception and the Moving Image
This symposium -conducted in two parts - explores the confluence of empirically-based qualitative research in the cognitive and psychological sciences, focusing on visual and spatial cognition, with computationally-driven analytical methods, rooted in artificial intelligence, in the service of communications, media, design, and human behavioural studies.
With a focus on architecture and visuo-auditory media design, the twin symposia demonstrates recent results and explore the synergy of research methods for the study of human behaviour in the chosen (design) contexts of socio-cultural, and socio-technological significance.

Symposia Chair:   Mehul Bhatt (Örebro University, Sweden)  /      /    

Tutorial  /  Spatial Cognition in the Wild - Methods for Large-Scale Behavioural Research in Visuo-Locomotive Perception  @  ETRA 2018  /  Warsaw, Poland

The tutorial on Spatial Cognition in the Wild: Methods for Large-Scale Behavioural Research in Visuo-Locomotive Perception presents an interdisciplinary perspective on conducting evidence-based human behaviour research from the viewpoints of spatial cognition and computation, environmental psychology, and visual perception. The tutorial emphasises the semantic interpretation of multimodal behavioural data, and the (empirically-driven) synthesis of embodied interactive experiences in real world settings. Of special focus are: visual (e.g., perception, attention based on eye-tracking), visuolocomotive (e.g., movement, indoor wayfinding), and visuo-auditory (e.g., moving images) cognitive experiences in the context of areas such as architecture & built environment design, narrative media design, product design, cognitive media studies (e.g., film, animation, immersive reality). The technical focus of the tutorial is on demonstrating general computational methods, tools, and cognitive assistive technologies that can be used for multi-modal human behaviour studies in visual, visuo-locomotive, and visuo-auditory perception. Presented methods are rooted in foundational research in artificial intelligence, spatial informatics, and human-computer interaction. The tutorial utilises case-studies from large-scale experiments in domains such as evidence-based architecture design, communication and media studies, and cognitive film studies to demonstrate the application of the foundational practical methods and tools.

Tutorial Presenters:
Mehul Bhatt (Örebro University, Sweden),   Jakob Suchan (University of Bremen, Germany)      /  


International School  /  Human-Centred Computing (HCC 2016)
 -  Minds. Experiences. Technologies.

The International School on Human-Centred Computing (HCC 2016) is hosted by the University of Bremen in the immediate vicinity of the Hanseatic city of Bremen, Germany. The educational programme of HCC 2016 includes lectures, keynotes, and tutorials delivered by an internationally distinguished faculty. The school also features a Young Researchers Forum for participating research students.

HCC 2016 Chair:   Mehul Bhatt (Örebro University, Sweden)  /      /