Focus Period Linköping University (Campus Norrköping) 2025

Visualization-Empowered Human-in-the-
Loop Artificial Intelligence

April 28 – May 30, 2025

In the past years, experts in visualization, human-computer interaction and related fields have substantially contributed to the topic, for instance, by the development of visualization approaches to open the typically closed black box design of popular machine learning methods. However, the rapid developments in AI/ML potentially trigger a fundamental change in our understanding of the capabilities and applicability of the models as they are now also able to “interact” with the general population. What are the implications in terms of trust into the analytical results and potential biases that may occur? How should visualization research react and adapt to increase trust and call our attention to critical biases to avoid them?

The purpose of the focus period is to discuss the aforementioned topic in depth and over a longer period of time. The focus period will run at Linköping University, Campus Norrköping between April 28 and May 30, 2025. A number of international scholars interested in these research challenges will be invited to participate, and to interact with leading scientists as well as ELLIIT researchers.

In the third week (May 13-15) we will have a 3-day symposium in the City of Norrköping close to our beautiful Campus Norrköping with several invited top-level researchers.

Campus Norrköping

Scientific committee

The scientific committee consists of internationally renowned researchers, active within the topic of the focus period. The committee members, in collaboration with the organizers, suggest speakers for the symposium, and visiting scholars for the focus periods. The majority of the members of the scientific committee also contribute to the event as speakers during the symposium.

Prof. Dr. Alexandru Telea, Utrecht University (Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. Cagatay Turkay, University of Warwick (UK)
Prof. Dr. Fabrice Rossi, Université Paris-Dauphine (France)
Dr. Henrik Strobelt, IBM Research AI (US)
Prof. Dr. Jörn Kohlhammer, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Maria Riveiro, Jönköping University (Sweden)
Prof. Dr. Natalia Andrienko, Fraunhofer IAIS / City University London (UK / Germany)
Prof. Dr. Virginia Dignum, Umeå University (Sweden)

Organizing committee

The organizing committee consists of researchers and administrators from the ELLIIT institutions. Their role is to appoint the scientific committee, select speakers and visiting scholars, plan the focus period activities, and serve as hosts during the event.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kerren, Linköping University
Dr. Katerina Vrotsou, Linköping University
Dr. Kostiantyn Kucher, Linköping University
Tove Kvarnström, Linköping University
Denise Wahlström, Linköping University


Andreas Kerren

Main Organizer

Linköping University


Denise Wahlström

Local Administrator

Linköping University


Tove Kvarnström

Focus Period Coordinator

Linköping University