The MIDI Conference will be held on 9-10 December 2021 as virtual/remote event.

Keynote Speaker

Neha Kumar

Neha Kumar is an Associate Professor at Georgia Tech, where is jointly appointed at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing.

At Georgia Tech Neha Kumar leads the TanDEm (short for Technology and Design towards “Empowerment”) lab, which is focused on research about health and wellbeing on the margins, centering topics such as gender, stigma, and knowledge production.

In research Neha uses her background in computer science, design, and ethnography. Her research lies in the overlap of the Information and Communication Technology and Development (ICTD) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) spaces. She is passionate about community-building.

Neha also works towards wider adoption of the research solutions that she designs. She has co-founded a non-profit mHealth start-up, which targets concerns regarding children’s health – early detection of growth, development, and immunization issues – in the Indian context. This idea won first prize at a health hackathon organized by CAMTech and held at GE Research in Bangalore, in July 2014. It also won an Innovation Award from CAMTech in early 2015.

MIDI 2021 Conference Schedule (CET timezone)

DAY 1 (9.12.2021)

10:00 – 10:15Conference opening

10:15 – 11:30

Digital Interaction Session 1
Chair Dr. Grzegorz Pochwatko
Institute of Psychology Polish Academy of Sciences

Video projection on transparent materials
Vojtech Leischner

Balancing usability and security of graphical passwords
Kristina Lapin and Manfredas Siurkus

Interdisciplinary Research with Older Adults in the area of ICT: Selected Ethical Considerations
Kinga Skorupska, Ewa Makowska and Anna Jaskulska

Case study: engaging electricity users in Italy, Denmark, Spain and France in demand-side management solutions
Zbigniew Bohdanowicz, Jarosław Kowalski and Paweł Kobyliński

Remote scientific conferences after the COVID-19 pandemic: The need for socialisation drives preferences for virtual reality meetings
Agata Kopacz, Anna Knapińska, Adam Müller, Grzegorz Banerski and Zbigniew Bohdanowicz

11:30 – 12:00

Break/MIDItation (10 min Meditation session)

12.00 – 13.15Machine Intelligence Session 1
Chair Dr. Rana Hammad Raza
National University of Sciences&Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Weather classification with transfer learning – InceptionV3, MobileNetV2, ResNet50
Patryk Młodzianowski

A coarse-to-fine Multi-class Object Detection in Drone Images using Convolution Neural Network
Rua Aburasain, E.A Edirisinghe and Majdi Zamim

Sentiment Analysis Using State of the Art Machine Learning Techniques
Salih Balci, Gozde Merve Demirci, Hilmi Demirhan and Salih Sarp

Causal Inference Time Series
Aishwarya Asesh

13:15 – 13:45

Predictive maintenance based on the adaptive outlier identification in sensory 
vibration measurements – Dr inz. Michal Kozielski, Łukasiewicz-EMAG

13:45 – 14:15

Break/MIDItation (10 Min Meditation session)

14:15 – 15:30

Digital Interaction Session 2
Chair Gabriela Górska
National Information Processing Institute, The Robert Zajonc Institute for Social Studies (Warsaw University)

Sometimes it’s just a game: the pros and cons of using virtual environments in social influence research
Grzegorz Pochwatko, Justyna Świdrak and Dariusz Doliński

Participatory Action for Citizens’ Engagement to Develop a Pro-Environmental Research Application
Anna Jaskulska, Kinga Skorupska, Zuzanna Bubrowska, Kinga Kwiatkowska, Wiktor Stawski, Maciej Krzywicki, Monika Kornacka and Wieslaw Kopec

Use of Virtual Reality in Psychology
Arhum Hakim and Sadaf Hammad

XR Hackathon Going Online: Lessons Learned from a Case Study with Goethe-Institut
Wieslaw Kopec, Kinga Skorupska, Anna Jaskulska, Michał Łukasik, Barbara Karpowicz, Ruslan Valuiev, Kinga Kwiatkowska, Julia Paluch and Rafał Masłyk

Intergenerational Interaction with Avatars in VR: an Exploratory Study
Barbara Karpowicz, Julia Paluch, Rafał Masłyk, Anna Jaskulska, Grzegorz Pochwatko, Sebastian Zagrodzki, Kinga Skorupska and Krzysztof Kalinowski

DAY 2 (10.12.2021)

10:15 – 11:30Machine Intelligence Session 2
Chair Łukasz Gruszka
Warsaw University of Technology

A Decade of Artificial Intelligence Research in the European Union: a bibliometric analysis
Agata Frankowska and Bartosz Pawlik

Localization using DeepLab in Document Images Taken by Smartphones
Shima Baniadam Dizaj

Performance Comparison of Deep Residual Networks-based Super Resolution Algorithms using Thermal Images:
Case Study of Crowd Counting
Syed Zeeshan Rizvi, Muhammad Umar Farooq and Rana Hammad Raza

Normalization and Bias in Time Series data
Aishwarya Asesh

11:30 – 12:00 Break/MIDItation (10 min Meditation session)

12:00 – 13:45

Digital Interaction Session 3
Chair Dr. Wiesław Kopeć / Kinga Skorupska
Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology

Multisensory representation of air pollution in virtual reality: lessons from visual representation
Grzegorz Pochwatko, Justyna Swidrak, Wieslaw Kopec, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski, Agata Feledyn, Matthias Vogt, Nuria Castell and Katarzyna Zagórska

Google Translate boosts abstracts’ acceptance rate, but not invitations to deliver a presentation
Piotr Toczyski, Grzegorz Banerski, Cezary Biele, Jarosław Kowalski and Michał B Paradowski

Learning affective responses through evaluative conditioning
Robert Balas and Grzegorz Pochwatko

Attitudes towards online social interactions and technology in the offering of help during the COVID-19 pandemic
Gabriela Górska, Oliwia Maciantowicz, Małgorzata Pawlak and Olga Wojnarowska

Deploying Enhanced Speech Feature Decreased Audio Complaints at SVT Play VOD Service
Annika Bidner, Julia Lindberg, Olof Lindman and Kinga Skorupska

Brief Overview upper limb rehabilitation robots/devices
Mariusz Sobiech and Ilona Karpiel

13:45 – 14:15

Break/MIDItation (10 Min Meditation session)

14:15 – 15:30

Machine Intelligence Session 3
Chair Salih Sarp
Virginia Commonwealth University

Deep neural networks approach to microbial colony detection—a comparative analysis
Sylwia Majchrowska, Jarosław Pawłowski, Natalia Czerep, Aleksander Górecki, Jakub Kuciński and Tomasz Golan

Low voltage warning system for stand-alone metering station using AI on the Edge
Krzysztof Turchan and Krzysztof Piotrowski

Test Framework for Collaborative Robot Graphene-Based Electronic Skin
Jan Klimaszewski, Lukasz Gruszka and Jakub Możaryn

Realization of a Real-Time Decision Support System to Reduce the Risk of Diseases Caused by Posture Disorders Among Computer Users
Enes Gumuskaynak, Faruk Toptas, Recep Aslantas and Salih Sarp

On two approaches to clustering of cross-sections of rotationally symmetric objects
Paulina Baczynska, Agnieszka Kaliszewska and Monika Syga

15:30 – 16:00

Keynote speech: On Human – Centered Design of AI Systems for Frontline Health
Neha Kumar

16:00 – 16:15

Best Paper Award ceremony


Closing of the conference