The MIDI Conference will be held on 12–15 December 2022 as a virtual/remote event.

Keynote Speaker

Leslie Shannon

The Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting for Nokia.

A futurist, focuses on identifying tech disruptions and opportunities for Nokia and its customers. Leslie investigates new technology developments in fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, natural language interfaces.
She is passionate about introducing successful new paradigms from Silicon Valley to the telecommunications mindset. Is also highly-regarded analyst and speaker.
Leslie Shannon graduated from the University of Virginia and Yale.

Keynote Speaker

Michał Woźniak

A Professor of computer science at the Department of Systems and Computer Networks, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland.

His research focuses on machine learning, compound classification methods, classifier ensembles, data stream mining, and imbalanced data processing. Prof. Woźniak has been involved in research projects related to the topics mentioned above and has been a consultant for several commercial projects for well-known Polish companies and public administration. He has published over 300 papers and three books. Prof. Woźniak was awarded numerous prestigious awards for his scientific achievements as IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award (twice) or IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award, and several best paper awards from prestigious conferences.

MIDI 2022 Conference Schedule (CET timezone)

Day 1 (12 December, 2022)
Stationary event – Polish Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Warsaw

11:30 – 12:30Registration and coffee

12:30 – 13:00

Welcome and guest speeches

13.00 – 13.30Keynote address   
“Lifelong Classifier Learning – Tasks and Challenges”
Michał Woźniak 
Professor of computer science at the Department of Systems and Computer Networks,
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
13:30 – 14:30Discussion Panel
“Challenges and opportunities in Space Exploration using eXtended Reality”
14:30 – 15:30

Day 2 (13 December, 2022)
Remote event

10:00 – 10:05Conference opening

10:05 – 11:30

Machine Intelligence – Session 1
Chair Dr. Rafał Jóźwiak
National Information Processing Institute

Light fixtures position detection using a camera
Vojtech Leischner

Improved Vehicle Logo Detection and Recognition for Complex Traffic Environments
using Deep Learning based Unwarping of Extracted Logo Regions in Varying Angles
Zamra Sultan, Muhammad Umar Farooq and Rana Hammad Raza

Predicting Music using Machine Learning
Aishwarya Asesh

A novel process of shoes pairing using computer vision and deep learning methods
Marek Kozlowski, Przemyslaw Buczkowski and Piotr Brzezinski

Representation of observations in reinforcement learning for playing arcade fighting
Huaiyu Du and Rafał Jóźwiak

AI4U: Modular Framework for AI Application Design
Kamil Wołoszyn, Krzysztof Turchan, Michał Rąpała and Krzysztof Piotrowski

11:30 – 12:00

Break/MIDItation (10 min Meditation session)

12:00 – 13:30

Special Session: Advances in Collaborative Robotics
Chairs Dr. Jakub Możaryn, Dr. Jan Klimaszewski, Dr. Krzysztof Wildner
Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
NARX Recurrent Neural Network Model of the Graphene-Based Electronic Skin
Sensors with Hysteretic Behaviour
Jakub Możaryn

Proximity Estimation for Electronic Skin Placed on Collaborative Robot Conductive
Jan Klimaszewski and Przemysław Białorucki

Finite Element Method Based Toolchain for Simulation of Proximity Estimation Using
Electronic Skin
Anna Ostaszewska-Liżewska and Jan Klimaszewski

Collaborative robotics. Safety and ethical considerations
Monika Różańska-Walczuk

Versatile Robotic Workstation for Electronic Skin – Problems and Solutions
Jan Klimaszewski

Day 3 (14 December, 2022)
Remote event

10:00 –10:05Conference opening

10:05 – 11:30

Digital Interaction – Session 1
Chair Dr. Wiesław Kopeć / Dr. Kinga Skorupska
Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland

Seeking Emotion Labels for Bodily Reactions: An Experimental Study in Simulated 
Debora Souza, Pia Tikka and Ighoyota Ajenaghughrure

“NAO says”: Designing and Evaluating Multimodal Playful Interactions with the 
Humanoid Robot NAO
Ilona Buchem, Lukas Brömmling and Niklas Bäcker

Representation of Air Pollution in Augmented Reality: Tools for Population-wide 
Behavioral Change
Grzegorz Pochwatko, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski, Wieslaw Kopec, Kinga Skorupska,
Rafał Masłyk and Justyna Swidrak

Ukrainian version of the copresence scale
Lyubov Naydonova, Grzegorz Pochwatko, Mykhaylo Naydonov and Justyna Swidrak

Modular Platform for Teaching Robotics
Damian Nagajek, Michał Rąpała, Kamil Wołoszyn, Krzysztof Turchan and Krzysztof Piotrowski

11:30 – 12:00

Break/MIDItation (10 min Meditation session)

12.00 – 13.30Machine Intelligence – Session 2
Chair Dr. Rana Hammad Raza
National University of Sciences&Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

A Competent Deep Learning Model to Detect COVID-19 Using Chest CT Images
Somenath Chakraborty and Beddhu Murali

AI in prostate MRI analysis: short subjective review of potential, very recent status, 
urgent challenges and further directions
Rafał Jóźwiak, Ihor Mykhalevych, Iryna Gorbenko, Piotr Sobecki, Jakub Mitura, 
Tomasz Lorenz and Krzysztof Tupikowski

Performance of Deep CNN and Radiologists in Prostate Cancer classification: a 
comparative pilot study
Piotr Sobecki, Rafał Jóźwiak and Ihor Mykhalevych

Assessing GAN-based generative modeling on skin lesions images
Sandra Carrasco Limeros, Sylwia Majchrowska, Mohamad Khir Zoubi, Anna Rosén, 
Juulia Suvilehto, Lisa Sjöblom and Magnus Kjellberg

Prostate cancer detection using Transformer based architecture and radiomic 
based postprocessing
Jakub Mitura, Rafał Jóźwiak, Ihor Mykhalevych, Iryna Gorbenko, Piotr Sobecki, 
Tomasz Lorenz and Krzysztof Tupikowski

Sales Forecasting During the COVID-19 Pandemic for Stock Management
Enver Yildirim, Veli Cam, Fatih Balki and Salih Sarp

Day 4 (15 December, 2022)
Remote event

11:30 –11:35Conference opening

11:35 – 13:00

Digital Interaction – Session 2
Chair Dr. Magdalena Wróbel-Lachowska
Lodz University of Technology, Łódź, Poland

A Method for Co-designing Immersive VR Environments with Users Excluded from
the Main Technological Discourse
Wieslaw Kopec, Anna Jaskulska, Barbara Karpowicz, Grzegorz Pochwatko, Monika 
Kornacka and Kinga Skorupska

Improving usability of requests for consent to use cookies
Kristina Lapin and Laima Volungevičiūtė

Transdisciplinary approach to virtual narratives – towards reliable measurement
Grzegorz Pochwatko, Daniel Cnotkowski, Paweł Kobyliński, Paulina Borkiewicz,
Michał Pabiś-Orzeszyna, Mariusz Wierzbowski and Laura Osęka

Towards Gestural Interaction with 3D Industrial Measurement Data Using HMD AR
Natalia Walczak, Franciszek Sobiech, Aleksandra Buczek, Mathias Jeanty, Kamil
Kupiński, Zbigniew Chaniecki, Andrzej Romanowski and Krzysztof Grudzień

Polish adaptation of the Cybersickness Susceptibility Questionnaire (CSSQ-PL)
Laura Osęka, Grzegorz Pochwatko and Justyna Swidrak

13:00 – 13:30

Break/MIDItation (10 min Meditation session)

13.30 – 14.15Invited Presentation
SoftArchitect – Rafał Sobczak, Grzegorz Kowalski
“Research in the age of digital transformation – Research 4.0”
Rafał Sobczak and Grzegorz Kowalski from the technology company SoftArchitect
will talk about how the world of research is currently changing, what problems 
researchers have to face and how to ensure a high quality data collection process.

14.30 – 16.00Special Session: Interacting with Virtual Reality Applications
Chairs Dr. Jakub Możaryn, Dr. Anna Sibilska-Mroziewicz
Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
VR game for powerlifting training
Krzysztof Popielski, Katarzyna Matys-Popielska and Anna Sibilska-Mroziewicz

A Case for VR Briefings: Comparing Communication in Daily Audio and VR Mission
Control in a Simulated Lunar Mission
Kinga Skorupska, Maciej Grzeszczuk, Anna Jaskulska, Monika Kornacka and Wiesław

Construction and Evaluation of a Laboratory Stand for Testing MV Switchgears
Using VR Technology in the Power Industry
Tadeusz Daszczyński, Kacper Berdek and Dariusz Naruszewicz

Virtual Reality Simulations of the Snake Robot
Anna Sibilska-Mroziewicz, Ayesha Hameed, Jakub Możaryn and Andrzej Ordys

Prototype of virtual reality game to support post-stroke recovery in patients with
spatial neglect syndrome
Katarzyna Matys-Popielska, Krzysztof Popielski and Anna Sibilska-Mroziewicz

16.00 – 16.30Keynote speech
“Why and How the Metaverse Will Be Important to You”
Leslie Shannon
The Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting for Nokia

16.30Award ceremony

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