Founded in 1811, UiO is Norway’s oldest and largest university, offering a world-class research and learning experience. There are eight faculties at the University, in addition to the Viking ships museum, the Historical museum, the Natural history museum and the Main library, with 3.6 million items. UiO is ranked among the 100 top universities in the world. The University of Oslo has several National Centres of Excellence (CoEs), and is an active player in European research activities, with more than 100 projects funded so far in EUs 7th Framework Programme. Three Nobel Prize winners indicate the quality of the research at the University.
Department of Informatics (IFI) was established in 1977 when a division of the Mathematics Department merged with a division of the Department of Physics. IFI was a pioneer offering the very first lectures within computer science in Norway. The department has a wide range of courses and study programmes, with 800 undergraduates, 450 master’s students and 220 PhD students. IFI has a research environment with 13 research groups and around 250 research staff, producing around 350 publications annually.
Role in the project
The University of Oslo will mainly contribute to the organisation of the scientific conference and the development of the roadmap. The university has significant outreach in the academic world enabling us to recruit excellent members for the programme committee of the conference, and thereby enable the trust in the conference from the scientists within the various projects. By mobilising the research staff of the Department of Informatics, UiO will be able to assess the trends and outlooks collected at the scientific conference and put these into a context of international research trends and topics.