The Annual Symposium of Computer Science 2023

13.-14.06.2023. Hotel Lasaretti, Oulu, Finland. Program.

Conference proceedings

Conference proceedings – CEUR Workshop Proceedings Vol-3506

Interoperable digital technology and society

Welcome to the 40th anniversary of Computer Science in Oulu, Hotel Lasaretti, 13-14 June! The Finnish Society for Computer Science aims to bring together everyone who practices computer science in Finland and others interested in the subject. Now, also on-site once a year. This year’s theme is Interoperable Digital Technology and Society.

The society is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The organisation was founded in 1982, and it was catalogued in the Register of Associations in 1983. At the time, information technology was beginning to arrive in homes – the Commodore 64 was introduced the same year the society was founded. During the last 40 years, the development of the industry has been wild, and social and ethical aspects must also be considered more and more alongside technical solutions. The big topics this spring have been ChatGPT, e.g. Universities have had to think about their policies on its use in theses, and other organisations have had to think about their position on artificial intelligence. Society’s role as a unifier and information broker of all fields under computer science is essential. Academy professor Esko Ukkonen, a founding member of the organisation, will review ”Forty years of computer science – progress, effects and threats” in his celebratory speech.

The TKT days are organised alongside the prestigious EASE conference for software development. There is also a meeting of Finnish software engineering professors during TKT days. Respecting tradition, the Society of Computer Science will once again award a master’s degree award to the best master’s degree in computer science (or diploma thesis) as well as two honourable mentions. This year the Society will also award an honourable mention to the doctoral dissertation in the field (with the Informatics Research Regulation awarding the main prize to the Society’s presentation). During the event, the information systems scientist of the year chosen by the information systems special interest group will also be announced.

Other key presentations include ”Intelligence Augmentation and artificial intelligence in the Systems of the Future” by Susanna Pirttikangas and ”Software Trends and Artificial Intelligence are revolutionising all business” by Professor Markku Oivo. There are also timely talks from industry and business life – about the future of software development in cars (Elektrobit), about artificial intelligence from the perspective of the information systems of the application company (Antell), and about bringing data analytics to practical teaching (SAS). The SIGs of Information Systems Science and Education and the network of doctoral researchers will also meet during the event. We will also view ongoing research in this field in Finland through presentations of 14 peer-reviewed studies.

All people interested in computer science and the event’s program are welcome to register and follow the public program!

Sign up by 4 June! The price for seniors is 170€, and for doctoral researchers/students/retired members, 90€, including two lunches, coffee services, and the 40th-anniversary dinner on 13 June.

Registration page:

(Note! Immediately after the TKT days on 14 June, the international EASE – Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering – conference starts at the same place. If you participate in both, you can get a discount on the total price on the registration website with the code ’300TKT’).

Welcome to bright and summery Oulu!


Intelligence augmentation and artificial intelligence in the systems of future

Susanna Pirttikangas is a ​​distributed edge artificial intelligence research director at the University of Oulu’s Faculty of Electrical and Information Technology. She is also a deputy director of the AI ​​community at the University of Oulu and a freelance data scientist in the private sector.

Software Trends and AI: Disruptive Forces Transforming the Business Landscape

Prof. Markku Oivo (PhD, eMBA) has 40 years of research, R&D and management experience in academia and industry in Finland, the US, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. He has been a professor and head of the M3S research unit at the University of Oulu, Finland, since 2002 and a professor at Nanjing Institute of Technology since 2017 (honorary position). During 2000-2002 he was Vice President and Director of R&D at Solid Co. He held several positions at VTT from 1986-2000. He has had visiting positions at the University of Maryland (1990-91), Schlumberger Ltd. (Paris 1994-95), Fraunhofer IESE (1999-2000), University of Bolzano (2014-15), and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2015). He has worked at Kone Co. (1982-86). He has initiated and managed over 100 national and international research projects and programs with tens of millions of euros national and international funding. He has served as chair and committee member in organising numerous international conferences and has been a reviewer for top scientific journals. He is a founding member and chair of the steering committee of ISERN.

Forty Years of Computing – Progress, Impacts and Threats

Esko Ukkonen has been a Professor of Computer Science since 1985 at the University of Helsinki (emeritus professor since 2018). His research interests include algorithms and data structures, theory of computing, combinatorial pattern matching, machine learning, and bioinformatics applications. He has developed some widely-used algorithms for string searches and biological sequence analysis. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Freiburg, and King’s College London, e.g. In the Academy of Finland, he was an Academy Professor from 1999-2004 and Director of a centre-of-excellence (’From Data to Knowledge’, ’Algorithmic Data Analysis’) in 2002-2013.


Please register for the event here. Note that you can register for the EASE conference (The International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering) with the same form; only select the parts you want to participate in. If you participate in both, you can get a discount on the total price on the registration website with the code ’300TKT’). Registration is open until 4 June 2023. An accepted paper must be presented by at least one author in the conference to be included in the conference proceedings. Accepted presentations will be communicated to the presenters by 04.05.2023 at 16:00 (Finnish time).

The participation fee includes both days of keynote presentations, paper sessions, discussions, lunch and coffee. The price also includes the 40th-anniversary dinner on 13 June.

Registration is open until 4 June 2023 and is binding. Change and cancellation policy.



8.00 – 9.00 Registration and coffee
9.00 – 9.15 Symposium opening, vpj
9.15 – 10.00 Keynote 1: Research director Susanna Pirttikangas
10.00 – 10.30 Pro-gradu award and presentation
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 11.30 Dissertation award and presentation
11.30 – 12.15 Keynote 2: prof. Markku Oivo

13.00 – 16.00 Software engineering professors’ meeting

  • 13.00 – 13.10 Opening
  • 13.10 – 13.40 Industry talk: Timo Räty, Bittium
  • 13.40 – 14.10 Updates from SE Groups (Everyone)
  • 14.10 – 14.40 Panel: Listening to Tenure Tracks (Chair: Ella Peltonen)
  • 14.40 – 15.00 Coffee break
  • 15.00 – 16.00 Workshop: Teaching collaboration (Chair: Sami Hyrynsalmi)
  • 16.00 – 16.10 Summary and Closing

16.30 – 18.00 Meeting of the doctoral researcher network

13.00 – 13.25 Information Systems Researcher of the year, announcement and presentation
13.25 – 14.40 Finnish CS Symposium

  • Ashley Wang Sze Mei, Pantea Keikhosrokiani and Minna Isomursu. LiveHeart: Remote Digital Habit Change Healthcare Information System for Decision Making
  • Markku Kekkonen, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Sanni Tiitinen, Aija Logren, Sakari Ilomäki, Eveliina Korkiakangas, Piiastiina Tikka, Jaana Laitinen and Johanna Ruusuvuori. Examining the Fidelity and Dose of a Mobile Health App for Micro-entrepreneurs’ Recovery from Work-related Stress
  • Jiri Vidgren. Enhancing SETA program with Mindfulness and Self-Efficacy

14.40 – 15.00 Coffee break
15.00 – 16.20 Finnish CS Symposium

  • Riku Alho, Mikko Raatikainen, Jukka K. Nurminen, Lalli Myllyaho and Lucy Ellen Lwakatare. Systematic Mapping Study on Use of Pre-Trained Open Machine Learning Models
  • Sujit Wings and Janne Härkönen. Main data inhibitors and enablers for AI applications
  • Valtteri Nieminen, Tapio Pahikkala and Antti Airola. Empirical evaluation of amplifying privacy by subsampling for GANs to create differentially private synthetic tabular data

16.30 – 17.30 TKTS annual meeting

19.00 forward Tietojenkäsittelytieteen seura 40-years anniversary dinner; Keynote speaker academyprof. Esko Ukkonen


8.00 – 9.00 Registration and coffee
9.00 – 10.10 Finnish CS symposium

  • Akwasi Adusei and Janne Härkönen. Software Product Structure in the context of Service-Dominant (S-D) Logic – A Scoping Review
  • Henri Bomström, Markus Kelanti, Elina Annanperä, Kari Liukkunen, Outi Sievi-Korte, Kari Systä and Veli-Pekka Eloranta. Roadmapper: a Tool for Supporting Communication in Software Product Roadmapping
  • Sarthak Acharya, Oskar Wintercorn, Aparajita Tripathy, Muhammad Hanif, Jan Van Deventer and Tero Päivärinta. Twins Interoperability through Service Oriented Architecture: A use-case of Industry 4.0.

10.10 – 10.35 Industry talk: Elektrobit, A View on Software Defined Vehicle.
10.35 – 10.50 Break
10.50 – 11.15 Industry talk: Antell, Developing ATSO and integrating human-machine decision making.
11.15 – 12.10 Finnish CS symposium

  • Mikhail Ola Adisa, Shola Oyedeji, Jari Porras, Larry Abdullai and Sian Lun Lau. SustHack: A hackathon approach for engaging citizens and fostering a sustainability mindset
  • Muhammad Hamza, Muhammad Azeem Akbar, Kari Smolander and Arif Ali Khan. Practitioners’ Perspective on Microservices Design Areas Challenges: A Socio-Technical Grounded Theory Literature Review

13.00 – 13.25 Industry talk: SAS, Free Learning resources for your data analytics journey.
13.25 – 14.30 Finnish CS symposium

  • Roope Luukkainen, Rami Saarivuori, Jesse Peltola, Uolevi Nikula and Jussi Kasurinen. Tools to assist large scale introductory programming courses
  • Mahyar Mohammadi, Jussi Kasurinen and Maria Paasivaara. What works in online education: Best practices from four EU countries
  • Liisa Kuonanoja, Pasi Karppinen, Anna Suorsa, Piia Näykki, Jan Hermes and Muhterem Dindar. Supporting Pupils’ Learning and Interaction with Educational Technology During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Value Sensitive Approach

10.45 – 11.45 Teaching-SIG
13.00 – 14.30 TJT-SIG



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A View on Software Defined Vehicle

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Developing ATSO and integrating human-machine decision making

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Change and cancellation policy

Amendments and cancellations must be made in writing (by e-mail) to Konffa Ltd, The fee for any modifications is 15 EUR/registration. An invoice handling fee of 10 EUR is added to each invoice.

Cancellations will be accepted until 15 May 2023 with a refund of all paid fees, minus an administration charge of 50€. After this, no refunds will be given.