INESC-ID Recent Achievements in H2020
Researchers from INESC-ID have recently been successful through the participation in four European competitive projects: Olissipo leaded by Susana Vinga, BIG co-leaded by Rodrigo Rodrigues, TAILOR and HumainE-AI-Net with the participation of Ana Paiva.
Olissipo is a twinning action, meaning that stands for institutional networking to strengthen a specific field of research. In Olissipo “Fostering Computational Biology Research and Innovation in Lisbon” the goal is to enhance the INESC-ID competences in the field of Computational Biology and developing it into an international pole of excellence. Susana Vinga is the principal researcher involved in this special widening action.
BIG is an ERA Chair “Blockchain technologies and design Innovation for social Good” that aims the full potential of interdisciplinary research of Instituto Superior Técnico, while strengthening innovation and knowledge transfer activities with local and global industrial partners, contributing to the smart specialization strategy of the Lisbon region in stimulating the upcoming ecosystem of digital startups and their economic impact. Rodrigo Rodrigues and Nuno Nunes are the leading researchers of BIG. This project is a collaboration with the Interactive Technologies Institute ( ITI/ LARSyS).
TAILOR “Network of research centres for foundations of trustworthy AI” will create a network of research excellence centres on the foundations of trustworthy AI to meet the grand challenges in health, mobility and resource management. And finally, HumanE-AI-Net “Research on AI system that enhance human intelligence” aims to develop the scientific foundations and technological breakthroughs needed to build Artificial Intelligence systems that enhance human intelligence rather that replacing it. Ana Paiva participates in both TAILOR and HumanE-AI-Net.
These new projects will enhance contributions to both the scientific community through OLISSIPO and BIG, but also the social concerns around Artificial Intelligence, which is the focus of both research projects TAILOR and HumanE-AI-Net, through the participation of its researchers.
ESSIR 2022: 13th European Summer School in Information Retrieval
This year’s edition of ESSIR, a 5-day teaching event on Information Retrieval (IR) and related research topics, will take place between 18-23 July 2022. The event is organized by NOVA LINCS (FCT UNL), INESC ID and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid with the support of the CMU Portugal Program and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
The event will also incorporate the new edition of the Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access (FDIA), which will provide a forum for early researchers to present their research in a friendly environment, while among senior researchers.
The summer school is addressed to students, Master’s students, Ph.D. Researchers, Industry and Academia practitioners. No deep previous knowledge of IR or ML is required, but the attendants are assumed to have some basic computer science and mathematics background.
The Summer School will be held at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (FCSH) of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
The early registration deadline is June the 15th 2022, and the application form is available online.
EPIA’22: EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence
The EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence is a well-established European conference. The 21st edition of the EPIA conference will take place at Instituto Superior Técnico by 2022.
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 AI, covering both theoretical/foundational issues and applications, and the scientific exchange among researchers, engineers and practitioners in related disciplines.
For further details please visit the EPIA’22 website.