[rede.APPIA] Chamada à Organização do EAIA 2018 e EPIA 2019

Aos Associados da APPIA:
A APPIA tem, entre os seus objectivos estatutariamente estabelecidos, o estímulo à investigação e aplicação prática da Inteligência Artificial (IA), promovido através da realização de conferências, colóquios e mesas redondas.
À Direcção da APPIA compete, em particular, para o cumprimento dos objectivos gerais estabelecidos, organizar anualmente um encontro na área científica da IA.
Deste modo, a Direcção da APPIA vem convidar os seus associados a candidatar-se à organização dos seguintes eventos: – EAIA 2018 – 11ª Escola Avançada de Inteligência Artificial; – EPIA 2019 – 19º Encontro Português de Inteligência Artificial.
As candidaturas à organização de Eventos APPIA deverão ser preparadas de acordo com o descrito no documento “Procedimentos de Candidatura à Organização de Eventos APPIA” (em anexo e disponível em www.appia.pt).
As condições particulares para a organização da EAIA 2018 e EPIA 2019 estabelecem-se nos respetivos documentos “Chamada à Organização do EAIA 2018” e “Chamada à Organização do EPIA 2019” (também em anexo e disponível em www.appia.pt).
www.appia.pt/2017/06/23/chamada-a-organizacao-do-eaia-2018-e-epia-2019/
A Direcção da APPIA
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Associação Portuguesa Para a Inteligência Artificial Universidade do Minho Departamento de Informática Campus de Gualtar 4710-057 Braga PORTUGAL
Tel: +351 604 470 Fax: +351 604 471 e-mail: infos at appia.pt

[rede.APPIA] Pagamento de Quotas

Caros colegas

A direção da APPIA gostaria de relembrar que se encontram em pagamento as quotas anuais,  no valor de 15 euros cada. O pagamento deve ser efectuado por transferência bancária para o IBAN da APPIA: PT50 0035 2154 00013689930 30. Agradecemos o envio do comprovativo de transferência, para efetuar a actualização dos dados.

Caso pretendam consultar a última quota paga é possível faze-lo no site da APPIA após fazer login, que está disponível no lado direito da página no separador META.

Aproveitamos para relembrar que o EPIA 2017 decorrerá no Porto de 5 a 8 de Setembro (https://web.fe.up.pt/~epia2017/).

Pela Direcção da APPIA,

Goreti Marreiros

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ISEP/IPP – Engineering Institute – Polytechnic of Porto
Sub-Director of GECAD – Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development
Vice president of the Portuguese Association of Artificial Intelligence
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431; 4200-072 Porto – Portugal
Email: mgt@isep.ipp.pt ; gormarreiros@gmail.com
Web: www.gecad.isep.ipp.pt
Phone: +351-22-8340511
Fax: +351-22-8321159



[rede.APPIA] CFP for AutoML workshop at ECML/PKDD-2017

CALL FOR PAPERS
The ECML-PKDD 2017 Workshop on Automatic Machine Learning (AutoML) 
Collocated with ECML-PKDD in Skopje, Macedonia, September 22, 2017
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Important Dates:
 Submission deadline: 10 July, 2017, 11:59pm UTC-12 (July 10 anywhere in the world)
 Notification: 30 July, 2017
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AutoML: Automatic selection, configuration and composition of machine learning algorithms
This workshop will provide a platform for discussing recent developments in the areas of meta-learning, algorithm selection and configuration, which arise in many diverse domains and are increasingly relevant today. Researchers and practitioners from all areas of science and technology face a large choice of parameterized machine learning algorithms, with little guidance as to which techniques to use in a given application context. Moreover, data mining challenges frequently remind us that algorithm selection and configuration are crucial in order to achieve cutting-edge performance, and drive industrial applications. Meta-learning leverages knowledge of past algorithm applications to select the best techniques for future applications, and offers effective techniques that are superior to humans both in terms of the end result and especially in the time required to achieve it. In this workshop, we will discuss different ways of exploiting meta-learning techniques to identify the potentially best algorithm(s) for a new task, based on meta-level information, including prior experiments on both past datasets and the current one. Many contemporary problems also require the use of complex workflows that consist of several processes or operations. Constructing such complex workflows requires extensive expertise, and could be greatly facilitated by leveraging planning, meta-learning and intelligent system design. This task is inherently interdisciplinary, as it builds on expertise in various areas of AI.
Main research areas of relevance to this workshop include, but are not limited to:
– Algorithm / model selection and configuration
– Meta-learning and exploitation of meta-knowledge
– Hyperparameter optimization
– Automatic generation and evaluation of learning processes / workflows
– Representation learning and automatic feature extraction / construction
– Automatic feature coding / transformation
– Automatic detection and handling skewed data or missing values
– Automatic acquisition of new data (active learning, experimental design)
– Usage of planners in the construction of workflows
– Reinforcement learning for parameter control & algorithm design
– Representation of learning goals and states in learning
– Control and coordination of learning processes
– Meta-reasoning
– Layered learning
– Multi-task and transfer learning
– Learning to learn
– Intelligent experiment design
Co-chairs: Frank Hutter, Holger Hoos, Pavel Brazdil and Joaquin Vanschoren
We welcome standard submissions of up to 6 pages (not including references) in ECML-PKDD format, as well as longer papers of up to 15 pages (not including references).
For further details, please see the submission page; the submission deadline is July 10th, 2017.
All accepted papers will be presented as posters and very short poster spotlights; the best paper(s) will be selected for an oral presentation.
At least one author of each accepted paper should be registered for the main conference.

[rede.APPIA] Talk @ ISLab Series :: DIVAS 4.0: A Framework for the development of situated multi-agent based simulation systems

Convite à Participação
O ISLab (islab.di.uminho.pt), no âmbito do Perfil em Sistemas Inteligentes do Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Informática (miei.di.uminho.pt), organiza no dia 5 de junho de 2017 pelas 11h00 no DI-A2, uma palestra por Mohammad Al-Zinati, da Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan), intitulada “DIVAs 4.0: A Framework for the Development of Situated Multi-Agent Based Simulation Systems”.
Convidam-se todos os interessados a participar neste evento.
Mais informações em: islab.di.uminho.pt/islab/islabseries/p15.php
Cumprimentos Paulo Novais e Cesar Analide

ORADOR Mohammad Al-Zinati, Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan)
LOCAL Auditório DI-A2 Departamento de Informática Universidade do Minho Campus de Gualtar, Braga
DATA & HORA Segunda-feira, 5.junho.2017 11h00
RESUMO In this talk we present DIVAs 4.0, a framework that supports the development of large-scale agent-based simulation systems where agents are situated in open environments. DIVAs includes high-level abstractions for the definition of agents and open environments, a microkernel for the management of the simulation workflow, domain-specific libraries for the rapid development of simulations, and reusable, extendable components for the control and visualization of simulations. We illustrate the use of DIVAs through the development of a simple simulator where virtual agents are situated in a virtual city.

[rede.APPIA] EPIA 2017 — Call for Papers — LAST WEEK

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EPIA 2017: 18th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Porto, Portugal, September 5-8, 2017
Conference website http://www.fe.up.pt/epia2017
Submission link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=epia2017
Submission deadline April 15, 2017 May 1, 2017
Paper acceptance May 31, 2017
Camera-ready June 15, 2017

Springer LNAI Proceedings | 2 Best Paper Awards | Poster Session

Invited Speakers | Journal Track | Doctoral Symposium | AI Competitions

The EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence is a well-established European conference in the field of AI. The 18th edition, EPIA 2017, will take place at Porto in September 5th-8th, 2017. As in previous editions, this international conference is hosted with the patronage of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA). The purpose of this conference is to promote research in all areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), covering both theoretical/foundational issues and applications, and the scientific exchange among researchers, engineers and practitioners in related disciplines.

EPIA 2017 will feature a set of thematic tracks (see below), covering a wide spectrum of AI topics.

Submission and Reviewing

All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the EPIA 2017 EasyChair submission page. Prospective authors should select the thematic track to which their paper is to be submitted (see below).

Submitted papers should be prepared according to the Springer LNCS format, with a maximum of 12 pages. Some thematic tracks (see each track specific page) may accept short papers (max 6 pages). Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process, and will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the respective track Program Committee. It is the responsibility of the authors to remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and to take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process.

Proceedings and Presentations

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings (a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), provided that at least one author is registered in EPIA 2017 by the early registration deadline. EPIA 2015 proceedings were indexed in Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science, Scopus, DBLP and Google Scholar.

lnai-logo

Each accepted paper will be presented in a track session. Furthermore, authors will have the opportunity to participate in a poster session, open to every accepted paper (but limited to the available physical space).

Awards

The conference will grant the following awards:

  • Best Paper Award, for the best research paper presented at the conference — €1000 sponsored by Springer
  • Best Application Paper Award, for the best paper focusing a real-world application — €1000 sponsored by MASDIMA

Only papers that have been submitted to a thematic track and presented at the conference will be eligible for these awards.

Thematic Tracks

The following thematic tracks on AI are included in the technical program:

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2017 May 1, 2017
Paper acceptance notification: May 31, 2017
Camera-ready deadline: June 15, 2017
Conference: September 5-8, 2017

EPIA 2017 Committees

Event Chairs

  • Eugénio Oliveira, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • João Gama, LIAAD-INESC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Program Chairs

  • Eugénio Oliveira, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • João Gama, LIAAD-INESC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Henrique Lopes Cardoso, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Zita Vale, GECAD, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

Organization Chairs

  • Ana Paula Rocha, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Goreti Marreiros, GECAD, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

International Steering Committee

  • Ana Bazzan, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Ana Paiva, UL/Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Ernesto Costa, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • François Pachet, Sony Computer Science Laboratory, France
  • Helder Coelho, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • José Júlio Alferes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • José Maia Neves, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Juan Pavón, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
  • Luís Paulo Reis, APPIA/Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Manuela Veloso, University Carnegie Mellon, USA
  • Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Paulo Novais, APPIA/Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Pavel Brazdil, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Peter McBurney, King's College London, UK
  • Ulrich Furbach, University of Koblenz, Germany

[rede.APPIA] EPIA 2017 — Call for Papers — EXTENDED DEADLINE

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EPIA 2017: 18th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Porto, Portugal, September 5-8, 2017
Conference website http://www.fe.up.pt/epia2017
Submission link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=epia2017
Submission deadline April 15, 2017 May 1, 2017
Paper acceptance May 31, 2017
Camera-ready June 15, 2017

Springer LNAI Proceedings | 2 Best Paper Awards | Poster Session

Invited Speakers | Journal Track | Doctoral Symposium | AI Competitions

The EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence is a well-established European conference in the field of AI. The 18th edition, EPIA 2017, will take place at Porto in September 5th-8th, 2017. As in previous editions, this international conference is hosted with the patronage of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA). The purpose of this conference is to promote research in all areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), covering both theoretical/foundational issues and applications, and the scientific exchange among researchers, engineers and practitioners in related disciplines.

EPIA 2017 will feature a set of thematic tracks (see below), covering a wide spectrum of AI topics.

Submission and Reviewing

All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the EPIA 2017 EasyChair submission page. Prospective authors should select the thematic track to which their paper is to be submitted (see below).

Submitted papers should be prepared according to the Springer LNCS format, with a maximum of 12 pages. Some thematic tracks (see each track specific page) may accept short papers (max 6 pages). Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process, and will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the respective track Program Committee. It is the responsibility of the authors to remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and to take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process.

Proceedings and Presentations

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings (a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), provided that at least one author is registered in EPIA 2017 by the early registration deadline. EPIA 2015 proceedings were indexed in Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science, Scopus, DBLP and Google Scholar.

lnai-logo

Each accepted paper will be presented in a track session. Furthermore, authors will have the opportunity to participate in a poster session, open to every accepted paper (but limited to the available physical space).

Awards

The conference will grant the following awards:

  • Best Paper Award, for the best research paper presented at the conference — €1000 sponsored by Springer
  • Best Application Paper Award, for the best paper focusing a real-world application — €1000 sponsored by MASDIMA

Only papers that have been submitted to a thematic track and presented at the conference will be eligible for these awards.

Thematic Tracks

The following thematic tracks on AI are included in the technical program:

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2017 May 1, 2017
Paper acceptance notification: May 31, 2017
Camera-ready deadline: June 15, 2017
Conference: September 5-8, 2017

EPIA 2017 Committees

Event Chairs

  • Eugénio Oliveira, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • João Gama, LIAAD-INESC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Program Chairs

  • Eugénio Oliveira, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • João Gama, LIAAD-INESC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Henrique Lopes Cardoso, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Zita Vale, GECAD, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

Organization Chairs

  • Ana Paula Rocha, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Goreti Marreiros, GECAD, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

International Steering Committee

  • Ana Bazzan, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Ana Paiva, UL/Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Ernesto Costa, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • François Pachet, Sony Computer Science Laboratory, France
  • Helder Coelho, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • José Júlio Alferes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • José Maia Neves, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Juan Pavón, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
  • Luís Paulo Reis, APPIA/Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Manuela Veloso, University Carnegie Mellon, USA
  • Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Paulo Novais, APPIA/Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Pavel Brazdil, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Peter McBurney, King's College London, UK
  • Ulrich Furbach, University of Koblenz, Germany

[rede.APPIA] EPIA 2017 — 2nd Call for Papers

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EPIA 2017: 18th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
Porto, Portugal, September 5-8, 2017
Conference website http://www.fe.up.pt/epia2017
Submission link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=epia2017
Submission deadline April 15, 2017
Paper acceptance May 31, 2017
Camera-ready June 15, 2017

Springer LNAI Proceedings | 2 Best Paper Awards | Poster Session

Invited Speakers | Journal Track | Doctoral Symposium | AI Competitions

The EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence is a well-established European conference in the field of AI. The 18th edition, EPIA 2017, will take place at Porto in September 5th-8th, 2017. As in previous editions, this international conference is hosted with the patronage of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA). The purpose of this conference is to promote research in all areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), covering both theoretical/foundational issues and applications, and the scientific exchange among researchers, engineers and practitioners in related disciplines.

EPIA 2017 will feature a set of thematic tracks (see below), covering a wide spectrum of AI topics.

Submission and Reviewing

All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the EPIA 2017 EasyChair submission page. Prospective authors should select the thematic track to which their paper is to be submitted (see below).

Submitted papers should be prepared according to the Springer LNCS format, with a maximum of 12 pages. Some thematic tracks (see each track specific page) may accept short papers (max 6 pages). Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process, and will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the respective track Program Committee. It is the responsibility of the authors to remove names and affiliations from the submitted papers, and to take reasonable care to assure anonymity during the review process.

Proceedings and Presentations

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings (a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence), provided that at least one author is registered in EPIA 2017 by the early registration deadline. EPIA 2015 proceedings were indexed in Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science, Scopus, DBLP and Google Scholar.

lnai-logo

Each accepted paper will be presented in a track session. Furthermore, authors will have the opportunity to participate in a poster session, open to every accepted paper (but limited to the available physical space).

Awards

The conference will grant the following awards:

  • Best Paper Award, for the best research paper presented at the conference — €1000 sponsored by Springer
  • Best Application Paper Award, for the best paper focusing a real-world application — €1000 sponsored by MASDIMA

Only papers that have been submitted to a thematic track and presented at the conference will be eligible for these awards.

Thematic Tracks

The following thematic tracks on AI are included in the technical program:

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2017
Paper acceptance notification: May 31, 2017
Camera-ready deadline: June 15, 2017
Conference: September 5-8, 2017

EPIA 2017 Committees

Event Chairs

  • Eugénio Oliveira, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • João Gama, LIAAD-INESC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Program Chairs

  • Eugénio Oliveira, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • João Gama, LIAAD-INESC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Henrique Lopes Cardoso, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Zita Vale, GECAD, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

Organization Chairs

  • Ana Paula Rocha, LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Goreti Marreiros, GECAD, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

International Steering Committee

  • Ana Bazzan, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Ana Paiva, UL/Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Ernesto Costa, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • François Pachet, Sony Computer Science Laboratory, France
  • Helder Coelho, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • José Júlio Alferes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • José Maia Neves, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Juan Pavón, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
  • Luís Paulo Reis, APPIA/Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Manuela Veloso, University Carnegie Mellon, USA
  • Marco Dorigo, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Paulo Novais, APPIA/Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • Pavel Brazdil, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Peter McBurney, King's College London, UK
  • Ulrich Furbach, University of Koblenz, Germany