Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications

Join the Data Governance Conference, Oxford, UK, 20-21st March


Anna Wingkvist, senior lecturer in Computer Science wants to inform you about this conference in Exeter College, University of Oxford, UK, 20-21/03/2018. Linnaeus university is a part of the Human Brain Project that is mentioned below and we will be represented at the conference.

On the conference website the say the following: “From its inception, the Human Brain Project has pursued questions of data governance. It has now developed a set of data policy principles and practices that foster research collaboration. The Data Governance working group, in collaboration with the UK ORBIT Project, will host this two-day conference to bring together international expertise and cutting-edge research on the topic of data governance in large collaborative neuro-ICT projects. Our purpose in doing so is to clarify current practice, identify obstacles and barriers and propose future ways of organizing data governance, particularly in the context of the GDPR coming into effect.

If you have any thoughts or questions, please contact Anna Wingkvist.


New PhD-course being offered within DISA – Applied Machine Learning 3 credits


We are now offering the second PhD-courses related to DISA. It’s also open for other potential PhD-students.

Course content:

Data mining and machine learning is an area within computer science with the goal of bringing meaning to and learning from data. This course mixes theory and practice, with a focus on applied machine learning where we learn what algorithms and approaches to apply on different types of data.

The course includes the following:

  • Supervised learning, different types of data and data processing
  • Algorithms for handling text documents
  • Algorithms for handling data with numerical and categorical attributes
  • Neural Networks
  • Deep Learning for image recognition


The course will start on Monday April 9 and finish by the end of the semester.


The registration needs to be finalized no later than March 19th 2018

Register here

If you have any questions please turn to Johan Hagelbäck  


New PhD-course being offered within DISA – Applied information Visualizations 7,5 credits


We are now offering one of the first PhD-courses related to DISA. It’s also open for other potential PhD-students.

Course content:

Information Visualization (InfoVis) is an area of research that focuses on the use of visualization techniques to help people understand and analyze abstract data (such as tables or hierarchies).

The course includes visual representations, interaction techniques and visualization systems for:

  • text and documents,
  • network data (graphs),
  • time series,
  • software-related data,
  • SoftVis, WebVis, BioMedVis, and GeoVis.

Also discussed topics of importance are collaborative and personal visualization, Visual Analytics, evaluation methods for systems/tools, and research challenges in InfoVis and Visual Analytics.


The course will start on March 19 and finish on by the end of the semester.

See the full time schedule 


The registration needs to be finalized no later than March 2nd 2018

Register here

We will soon be launching more courses – so keep an eye out!



Forskningsseminarium: Bättre vård när patienter är delaktiga


Tekniska lösningar sägs vara svaret för att klara välfärden när befolkningen åldras. Men hur gör man så att individen ska känna sig trygg med tekniken?

Linda Askenäs, lektor i information vid Linnéuniversitetet presenterar och diskuterar under seminariet sin forskning om hur man introducerar tekniska lösningar för att skapa tryggare och bättre vård.

Det är viktigt att patienter och äldre får vara innovatörer och känna sig delaktiga i processen, säger Linda Askenäs.

  • När? Fredag 9 mars Klockan 13.15-14.45
  • Var? eHälsoinstitutet, Bredbandet 1, Varvsholmen; Kalmar
  • Anmälan: skicka ett mejl till ehalsoinstitutet@lnu.se eller ring 0480-49 71 62 (Senast 7/3 då vi ska beställa fika)

Seminariet är del i den seminarieserie som arrangeras av eHälsoinstitutet och forskningsgruppen för eHälsa inom Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA)

Se våra liveinspelade forskningsseminarium och program för våren 2018 på www.ehalsoinstitutet.se


Workshop invitation: “The Beautiful Science of Data Visualisation”


We are pleased to invite you to attend a workshop on the topic “The Beautiful Science of Data Visualisation” that will be held at Linnaeus University

  • When? March, 2nd between 13:00-15:00
  • Where? D1136 (D Building).

This workshop will be given by Thierry Driver, Academic Program Strategist at Tableau Software. The aim of this event is to give an overview about the features of Tableau and how it helps people see and understand data. During this workshop, participants will get an introduction to Data Visualisation, including visualisation best practices and hands-on activities with the software.

As space is limited, the confirmation of your attendance will be greatly appreciated. Please complete the online registration form for the workshop.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact:

Alisa Lincke
Thierry Driver

For the program and more information about the workshop click here.


Call for Papers – Digital Humanities Congress 2018


The University of Sheffield’s Digital Humanities Institute is delighted to announce its Call for Papers for a three-day conference to be held in Sheffield, 6th – 8th September 2018. The Digital Humanities Congress is a conference held in Sheffield every two years. Its purpose is to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and techniques within the digital humanities.

Digital humanities is understood by Sheffield to mean the use of technology within arts, heritage and humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination. As such, proposals related to all disciplines within the arts, humanities and heritage domains are welcome. Proposals are welcome from academics, researchers, postgraduate students, professionals from within the cultural, heritage and information sectors, technologists and SMEs. Proposals are welcome from UK and international contributors. Contributors can propose individual papers, or sessions of three or more papers on a related theme.

Koraljka Golub from the Digital Humanities environment here at Linnaeus University encourage you to submit a paper and/or attend the congress. The deadline for submitting papers are on February 28th. For more information about the call see the congress website.


Welcome to DISA-DH Winter seminar February 16th


Welcome to the DISA-DH Winter Seminar. This is an opportunity for our researcher to present results/research-oriented parts that focuses on ongoing/completed research activities in the Digital Humanities field. As a participant you get to listen to the ongoing work and maybe even find potential collaborations.

  • When? Friday 16 Feb, 2018 at 8.30–15.30
  • Where? Lammhultsrummet in the F-building at the Linnaues University
  • Sign up by e-mailing Mikko Laitinen


9.00–9.30 Morning coffee

9.30–9.45 Opening (Mikko Laitinen)

9.45–10.15 Koraljka GolubAutomatic indexing on DIVA

10.15–10.45 Pernilla SeversonThe politics of women: Digital archives in journalism history

10.45–11.15 Daniel Sundberg & Johan Nilsson Papa Revisited: A Corpus-Stylistic Perspective on Hemingway’s Authorship

11.15–11.45 Aris Alissandrakis Using Virtual & Augmented Reality in the Digital Humanities

11.45–12.00 Alexander Lakaw The effects of sentiment on agreement with collective nouns

12.00–13.00 Self-funded lunch

13.00–14.00 A guest lecture by Professor Pelle Snickars, Umeå University KBLab and DH environments in Sweden (preliminary title)

14.00–14.15 Coffee

14.15–15.30 Discussion and next steps



Smarter Worksharing


An article titled “Smarter Worksharing” that highlights our research at Linnaeus University appeared in HiPEAC INFO 53 (page 31). This issue of HiPEAC INFO was dedicated to machine learning and AI research in Europe. Sabri Pllana, Linnaeus University, explains how his team is using machine learning for optimal worksharing on heterogeneous computing systems.

HiPEAC is the European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation. HiPEAC INFO is quarterly published news by HiPEAC.

Further reading suggestions:

Suejb Memeti and Sabri Pllana. ‘A machine learning approach for accelerating DNA sequence analysis’. International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, published online on June 26, 2016