Winter Conference at Konsert & Kongress in Linköping

The winter conference is an internal WASP conference held in January every year. It includes a kick-off for new PhD students and new supervisors, in which an introduction is given to the WASP graduate school and related activities. In the conference part, WASP research results are presented by the PhD students. Also, shorter and longer talks are given on WASP-related topics. After the actual conference, the WASP clusters meet to plan for the coming year.

This three-day event provides an excellent opportunity to get an overview of WASP’s graduate school and research results. It is mandatory for the PhD students and it is the only recurring occasion where the whole WASP community gathers.

Presentations from speakers who admit publication will continually be uploaded below.

Pictures from WASP Winter Conference 2020



Monday 13 January

Room: Operan

Chairman: Karl-Erik Årzén 

12.00-13.00 Registration 

12.00-13.00 Lunch
The lunch is served
close to the registration area.

13.00-13.25 Welcome and Introduction to WASP and the WASP Graduate School
Karl-Erik Årzén, Fredrik Heintz 

13.25-14.00 WASP Graduate School Program
Bo Bernhardsson, Patric Jensfelt 

14.00-14.10 Singapore Study Visit
Caroline Svahn, Joakim Johnander 

14.10-14.20 Experiences from WARA – WASP Research Arenas
Olov Andersson 

14.20-14.30 Experiences from research stint abroad
Mia Kokic, Natalie Pintar

14.30-14.40 Program Office Presentation
Elina Hjertström, Petronella Norberg, Anna Björnemo, Natalie Pintar, Jessica Danielsson Piazze 

14.40-14.45 Student Council
Christoffer Blöcker, Martin Andersson, Alexandre Martin 

14.45-15.15 Coffee 

15.15-16.00 Pitch-presentation of all new students

  • AS – Karl-Erik Årzén, Room: Operan
  • AI – Warwick Tucker, Room: Solot 

16.00-17.00 Discussions in smaller groups

  • AI-group – continues in Solot

All others:

  • Lund University – Room: Operan
  • KTH group 1 – Room: Sonaten
  • KTH group 2 – Room: Operetten
  • LiU, Chalmers, UMU – Room: Pressläktaren

19:00 Common Dinner
The dinner is held at Scandic Frimurarehotellet.

Tuesday 14 January

This session is divided into two parallell meetings for new PhD-students belonging to the AI- and the AS-track.

9.00-10.00 AS PhD students
Introduction to Autonomous Systems 1.
Bo Bernhardsson, Patric Jensfelt 

 9.00-10.00 AI PhD students
Introduction to 
mandatory courses for the AI-track.
Warwick Tucker 

Tuesday 14 January

Room: Cruselhallen

Chairman: Fredrik Heintz 

9.00-10.30 Registration & Mounting of Posters
Room: Marmorfoajén

10.00-10.30 Coffee 

10.30-11.15 WASP Update
Lars Nielsen, Anders Ynnerman 

11.15-11.45 WARA – WASP Research Arenas
Bo Wahlberg, Jesper Tordenlid 

11.45-12.00 AI Infrastructure
Anders Ynnerman  

12.00-13.00 Lunch 

13.00-13.30 Tell me something my friends do not know: Diversity maximization in social networks
Aristides Gionis 

13.30-14.10 Presentations of WASP Expedition Projects

  • 13.30-13.40 Real-time Individualization of Brain Computer Interfaces
    Bo Bernhardsson
  • 13.40-13.50 High-Confidence Formal Verification of Real Cyber-Physical Systems: from Models to Machine Code
    David Broman
  • 13.50-14.00 Massive, Secure, and Low-Latency Connectivity for IoT Applications
    Giuseppe Durisi
  • 14.00-14.10 Autonomous Optimization
    Bo Wahlberg 

14.10-14.40 WASP Project Course – Pitch Presentations
Daniel Axehill and representatives from the project groups 

14.40-15.00 Coffee 

15.00-16.00 Poster Session 1
Room: Marmorfoajén

16.00-17.00 Poster Session 2
Room: Marmorfoajén

19:00 Common Dinner
The dinner will be held at the conference venue Konsert & Kongress in the dining hall Garden.

Wednesday 15 January

Room: Crusellhallen

Chairman: Warwick Tucker

Presentation of WASP Expedition Projects

  • 9.00-9.10 DEBLOAT: Code Debloating from Source Code to Large scale Deployment
    Benoit Baudry
  • 9.10-9.20 ICARUS – Intelligent Cell-free Access for wireless Ubiquitos Services
    Emil Björnsson
  • 9.20-9.30 Correct-by-design and Socially Acceptable Autonomy
    Jana Tumova 

09.30-10.30 Coffee & Poster Session 3
Room: Marmorfoajén

10.30-11.00 Real AI is Social AI
Frank Dignum 

11.00-12.00 Poster Session 4
Room: Marmorfoajén

12.00-13.00 Lunch 

Wednesday 15 January

Cluster meetings will be held in separate rooms. The rooms will be given below as soon as they are decided. These meetings are primarily for the PhD students but everyone is welcome. Coffee will be served.

13.00-15.00 Cluster meetings 

AI and Machine Learning for Autonomous Systems
Helena Lindgren
Room: Sonaten

Automated Transport Systems
Bo Wahlberg
Room: Solot

Autonomous Clouds and Networks
Erik Elmroth
Room: Verdefoajén 

Interaction and Communication with Sensor-Rich Autonomous Agents
Morten Fjeld
Room: Reprisen

Large Scale Optimization and Control
Mikael Johansson
Room: Pressläktaren

Machine Learning, Deep Learning and other AI
Kevin Smith, Florian Pokorny
Room: Crusellhallen

Mathematical Foundations of AI
Johan Håstad
Room: Operetten

Perception and Learning in Interactive Autonomous Systems
Kalle Åström
Room: Studion

Security for Autonomous Systems
Sonja Buchegger
Room: Spegelsalen

Smart Localization Systems
Fredrik Gustafsson
Room: Noten

Software Technology for Autonomous Systems & Software Engineering for Smart Systems
Martin Monperrus & Jan Bosch
Room: Duetten

Poster Sessions

There will be four separate poster sessions and two sessions of showing films from the WASP Project Course. Below you find a map of the poster area and poster catalogues for each session so you can plan what to see and who to talk to.

Separate Meetings During the Conference

Participants of the WASP Winter Conference have the possibility to book rooms for separate meetings. For reservations, please approach someone from the WASP Program Office (someone with a blue name badge) during the conference.

13 January

15.15-17.00 – Networking Session
Room: Duetten

14 January

8.30-9.30 – Kristina Lyngenberg
Room: Noten
Participants: Fredrik Heintz, Mattias Arvola m. fl.

15.00-16.00 – GS-AI
Room: Noten

16.00-17.00 – GSM-möte
Room: Noten

17.00-18.00 – GSM and Student Council
Room: Solot


Important Locations

Conference Venue

Linköping Konsert & Kongress

Visiting address: Konsistoriegatan 7

Where to find the halls and meeting rooms


Scandic Linköping City

Gamla Tanneforsvägen 51

582 54 Linköping

013-495 54 00

Scandic Frimis

Sankt Larsgatan 14

582 24 Linköping

013-495 30 00

Clarion Collection Hotel Slottsparken

Storgatan 76

582 28 Linköping

013-13 02 00



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