Attendees


Information for ProbAI 2022 registrants.

Notifications

The following information is scheduled to be sent to the accepted applicants or registrants via email.

  • April 15 — Notification of acceptance.
  • April 21 — Opening for registration.
  • May 20 — Poster session (dimensions).
  • May 31 — Registration for the PhD course (DT8122).
  • June 7 — General information.
  • June 10 — Come early to registration, program, Slack.
  • June 20 — Feedback, materials, group photo, …
  • June 28 — Certificate of attendance.

If you have not received some of the listed notifications, please contact us via email.

COVID-19 Precautions

We advise:

  • Test before entering Finland.
  • Wear mask when travelling.
  • Wear mask indoors and when it is difficult to avoid close contact. Masks will be available on each day for all participants.
  • Avoid or limit close contacts.
  • Clean frequently your hands either by washing or with sanitizer. Sanitizers will be available at the venue.
  • If you have light symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, test yourself. The organizers can provide a limited number of home/fast/rapid tests.
  • If you have obvious symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (flu-like or respiratory symptoms) or test positively for COVID-19, do not participate and isolate yourself.

The recommendations for Helsinki region are available here.

Transportation

Helsingin seudun liikenne (HSL), Helsinki Region Transport in English, offers public transportation means from/to airport and in the city. We recommend using the HSL app to find routes and buy tickets.

Transportation from/to Airport

The easiest way to travel between the airport and the city center is with the train. You will need a zone ABC ticket (4.10 €) which you can buy on the quay or through the HSL app. You can take the trains P and I. The travel time is around 35 minutes.

Find more information on the HSL website or app.

Transportation in the City

HSL is efficient and reliable. It is possible to buy a 5-day ticket for zones AB (24 €) which should suffice for traveling to Kumpula and most places in Helsinki. Individual tickets cost 2.80 €.

Walking is also a possible solution inside the city center, you can cross the whole city in less than an hour.

It is also possible to use the public bicycle-sharing system for 10 € per week.

Venues

Main Venue

ProbAI 2022 will find place in the Exactum building at the Kumpula campus of the University of Helsinky.

Kumpula is well connected to public transportation. Several bus lines are available additionally to two tram lines (6 and 8) connecting Kumpula to the train station by the east and to Kamppi by the west. Plan your route using the HSL website or app.

Once at the bus/tram stop “Kumpula campus”, the campus is atop the hill directly west from the stops. Signs indicate the entrance of the Exactum building. A map of the campus is available here.

Other Venues

The social event on Monday and the banquet on Wednesday will find place in the city center of Helsinki.

Travel

We recommend you to proceed with your travel arrangements as early as possible. Verify if you fulfill the rules for entry into Finland during pandemic and apply for visa as soon as possible if required.

Accommodation

Please find here our recommendations for accommodation.

Invitations Letters for Visa

Invitation letters will be issued only to attendees, i.e. after they have been accepted and registered. Participants that need a visa are advised to start the process as soon as possible. Instructions for requesting invitation letter for visa application were sent via email together with the notification of acceptance.

Registration for PhD Course

The ProbAI school has been registered as a PhD course (at NTNU) awarded with 7.5 ECTS credit points. For the PhD course signed up registrants will receive via email instructions for registering for the PhD course. The course registration opens on May 31 and closes on June 6.

Additionally to attending the lectures and tutorials at ProbAI, a PhD course registrant must submit a solution to a project assignment as the means of examination.

  • The project assignment will be released on June 20.
  • The delivery deadline is August (day to be announced).
  • The solution will be evaluated and graded with passed or failed.

The PhD course is registered at NTNU as “Probabilistic Artificial Intelligence” with the code DT8122.

Poster Session

The poster stand dimensions are 107 x 147 cm. Therefore, the recommended poster format is vertical (portait) A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm). Posters in horizontal (landscape) A0 format can not be incorporated. Alternatively, posters in A1 can be incorporated both in vertical and horizontal format.

The ProbAI school does not offer printing services, hence each presenter must bring a printed poster.

Poster Session Allocation

If you are going to present a poster and your last name begins with a letter in the category A-L, your poster session is the first session on Tuesday 14.6. at 17:30-18:30. Otherwise (if you last name falls into category M-Z), you present your poster on the second session on Thursday 16.6. at 17:30-18:30.

Self-Study Recommendations

We expect from the participants experience with programming in Python, experience in machine learning, and at least a basic but sound knowledge of calculus, linear algebra, probability theory and statistics. See the recommended curriculum to gain most out of ProbAI 2022.

Code of Conduct

The ProbAI school aims to be and to promote an environment of diversity, inclusion, openness, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.

To reach those goals together, the ProbAI team has created the following Code of Conduct, that is expected to be complied with by all participants (attendees, lecturers, organizers, helpers and others). We therefore expect the following from all participants:

  • Be welcoming and supportive. People of different backgrounds and identities are welcome and supported.
  • Be respectful and keep a good tone. Communicate thoughtfully and listen to the other participants. Be open to other participants’ thoughts and be aware of personal biases.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge. Everyone at the school has different skills and levels of experience. Engage and learn from the other participants. Share your own knowledge and help out other participants.
  • Respect personal boundaries. We do not accept harassment, violence, behavior of sexual or discriminatory nature, and other offensive behavior.

This code is not exhaustive and serves to capture a broader understanding of a healthy and safe collaborative environment.

If you have an incident of misconduct you wish to report, you may use the form at this link: https://forms.gle/Jw98H32BNSFN16oy7

Any reported misconduct will be handled by the ProbAI team and the appropriate actions will be taken. The consequences will vary depending on the level of the misconduct and include, but are not limited to, removed attendance from the school.