Welcome to the Annual Computer Science Symposium in Kuopio, June 10-11, 2019!

University of Eastern Finland's Kuopio campus is located near the beautiful, blue Lake Kallavesi. The location of the event is Mediteknia, auditorium MD100.

The event is organized by School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland and the Finnish Society for Computer Science (a member of The Finnish Information Processing Association, TIVIA). 

The theme of the event is data and digitalization. Data lays the foundations of digitalization and AI, how data can be retrieved, how it should be stored and how it will change the academic research of Computer Science and business. 

Annual Computer Science Symposium will highlight the impacts of data and digitalization on computer science through the following questions:

· How computer scientists can work and collaborate together with software professionals?

· What type data is collected from us and how it is used?

· How computer science can help other domains and how other domains can help CS? 

Traditionally, annual awards for best Computer Science Master’s theses and dissertations are published and given during the event. 

Additionally, it is possible to present posters and demos during the event and take a look at new education technology solutions.

The Chairman of the Annual Computer Science Symposium 2019 is Erkki Pesonen, program committee Chair is Pauli Miettinen and Local Organization Committee Chair is Marko Jäntti.


Please register to the event through the following link (Lyyti service):


While registration, select event modules that you shall participate in. Payment methods include online bank payment and credid card payment. The participation fee includes all the event material, coffee and refreshments noted in the event program. The lunch on Tuesday 11th June is at your own cost. 2 day registration fee includes also conference dinner. Registration can be cancelled until 20.5.2019 at 16:00 by email to tktpaivat2019@uef.fi. Cancellations and non-shows after this date shall be charged in full amount.

Registration fee can be paid by online payment or by credit card.

Registration fees (VAT 0 %):

• Participation 2 days 120 €

• Participation 1 day 60 € (*does not include event dinner)

• Finnish Society for Computer Science member price 2 days 100 €

Note: Organizers, award winners and invited speakers have free access to the event (select 0 eur participation fee while registering).

Event venue

Annual Computer Science Symposium 2019 shall be organized at Mediteknia (auditorium MD100, Savilahti campus of University of Eastern Finland.

From Kuopio railway station/bus station, one can take a taxi to the university or make a short walk to the city centre where buses to Savilahti area depart. Bus lines 4, 16 and 21 can be used to travel to the university (Canthia bus stop), from city center (Tulliportinkatu bus stop) . Price for single oneway ticket is 3,30 eur. Bus routes and timetables can be found here.


Event participants shall make their reservation and travel arrangements by themselves.

We have booked a room quota from hotel Scandic Kuopio with special prices that are valid until a specific date or until there are rooms available in the quota.

Scandic Kuopio

Hotel address: Satamakatu 1, 70100 Kuopio  

e-mail: kuopio@scandichotels.com, tel. +358 17 195 2101

Hotel prices/ night

96 € - a single standard room / night

126 € - a single superior room / night

116 € - a standard double room (2 persons)/ night

146 € - double room superior / night

Booking the accommodation

Participant shall book their rooms through the following link:


from 26.3.2019 until 27.5.2019 or until there are rooms available.


Monday 10.6.2019  

11:00 Coffee  

12:00 Opening words

12:15 Jarmo Matilainen, CEO, Finnet-liitto ry. "Technological innovations are drivers of disruption in business value chains  - transforming every business to software business"

13:15 Asst. Prof. Indrė Žliobaitė, University of Helsinki. "Ways of cross-disciplinary research: from machine learning to palaeontology"

14:15 Coffee  

14:50 Awards (MSc thesis award & IS SIG award) 

17:00 Poster session  

19:00 Event dinner at Kuopion Klubi

Tuesday 11.6.2019

10:00 Prof. Arnold Neville Pears, Uppsala University. "Who is a computer scientist?"

11:00 Prof. Matti Tedre, University of Eastern Finland. "Computational Thinking: From Automation to a New Paradigm of Science"

11:30 Dr. Ari Korhonen, Aalto University. "Key projects: Smart Learning Environments and Digital Education for All"

12:00 Lunch break (at your own cost)  

13:00 Dr. Jari Vauhkonen, Natural Resources Institute Finland. "Designing next-generation forestry modelling platform – Computational benefits via artificial intelligence?"

13:30 Irene Pöllänen, Biobank of Eastern Finland. "Biobank of Eastern Finland and Kuopio Data Lake"

14:00 Coffee 

14:30  Prof. Shigeki Nakauchi, Toyohashi University of Technology. "Understanding the human perception and cognition in the era of artificial intelligence"

15:30 Closing words  

15:35 Finnish Society for Computer Science meeting

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Email: tktpaivat2019@uef.fi

Phone: +358 50 5957 514