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Anne Håkansson


Job description

Anne Håkansson is Professor in Computer Science with focus on Artificial Intelligence, at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

Chair of the CAI Lab 


Research interests

Professor Anne Håkansson research lies within Computer science with the focus on Artificial Intelligence, and reasoning strategies, for different application areas, among others e-business, environmental impact assessment, and context. Especially, Håkansson has conducted research within Knowledge-based systems and Knowledge Base modelling, Reasoning, Graphic Representation, Visualisation, Visual Programming, Declarative Programming, Multi-agent systems, and Meta-agents.

Currently Professor Håkansson conducts research within Cyber-Physcial Systems, Reasoning and Negotiation in Computer Systems, Sustainability and  Artificial Intelligence for combining senses. This includes Event-driven algorithm for searching in network, Smart cities and Smart sociteies Ontologies, and Contexts.

Volatile Multiple Smart Systems, VoLM2s (for stationary and mobile systems, e.g. CPS, IoT): 

  • Next generation of smart systems – multiple connected systems that are only connected in some situations or for some purposes. 
  • Volatile – the situation decides the incorporated systems – data and information exchange is lost when systems are out of the communication sphere.
  • Smart everywhere: Collaborations between different systems, everywhere; Co-operations to perform complex tasks
  • Complex and situation-dependent data
  • Generalize in heterogeneous environments

The systems are a part of the Volatile Distributed Multi Smart Network.


Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Degree projects


Anne Håkansson is a professor of computer science with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Professor Håkansson has more than 25 years of experience in the AI ​​field, giving her broad knowledge in AI areas. Her research interests lie in decision-making and strategies, and visualizing and explaining, particularly reasoning and negotiation with internal and external parts. She has worked with knowledge-based systems, KBS, meta-agents in multi-agent systems, MAS, and works with smart interactive cyber-physical systems, CPS, in transportation sector, Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities and Societies with automated smart products and services. 
Anne Håkansson is the chair of Computational Analytics and Intelligence (CAI) research group at UiT, Tromsö. She is the author and co-author of several books, proceedings and international publications and serves in technical program committees of international top conferences IJCAI and AAAI as well as general track chair for KES international conferences. She has been a frequent speaker for Artificial Intelligence and the future and has been an ambassador for Uppsala municipality, Sweden.


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