Special Track on General Artificial Intelligence

Traditionally in EPIA there is a thematic track under the title of General Artificial Intelligence (GAI) that intends to cover general methodologies and architectures for intelligent systems and research that does not clearly fall under other specific thematic tracks.

Besides, in GAI we will encourage researchers to present work in interdisciplinary areas and in breaking domains of AI. All available paths integrating AI are welcome, including theoretical and experimental computer science, cognitive science, neuroscience, and innovative interdisciplinary methodologies.

Relevant to this track are also papers on issues that arise in the design and construction of complex artificial intelligent agents, including but not limited to human-level intelligent agents, integrating varying component technologies.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Artificial Art and Music
  • Brain Sciences
  • Case-by-case Problem-Solving
  • Cognitive Architectures
  • Coherence of Integrative/Hybrid Systems
  • Connecting Sensorimotor and Concept-level Cognition Context
  • Evaluation and Comparison of AI Projects
  • Foundations and Theory of AI
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Intelligent Database Systems
  • Intelligent User Interfaces
  • Lifelong and Multi-Strategy Learning
  • Logic Based Knowledge Representation
  • Logic Programming
  • Management of Complex Goal Structures
  • Multimodal Communication
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Ontologies
  • Philosophical and Ethical Issues
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Program Analysis, Validation, Verification and Debugging
  • Real-Time AI Systems
  • Reasoning with Incomplete and Uncertain Information
  • Semantic Web
  • The Role of Embodiment in AI
  • Virtual characters

Organisation Committee

  • Alberto Sardinha, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Bruno Martins, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
  • Ana Paiva, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico
  • Bernardete Ribeiro, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Goreti Marreiros, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

Program Committee

  • Amilcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Amparo Alonso-Betanzos, University of A Coruña, Spain
  • Ana Paiva, INESC-ID, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ana Paula Rocha, LIACC, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum–Università di Bologna
  • Arlindo Oliveira, INESC-ID / IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Bernarde Ribeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Carlos Ramos, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
  • Davide Carneiro, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
  • Ernesto Costa, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Goreti Marreiros, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
  • João Carneiro, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
  • João Leite, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • John-Jules Meyer, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • José Cascalho, University of Azores, Portugal
  • José Júlio Alferes, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • José Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Jose Molina, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • José Neves, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Juan Pavón, University Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Luís Camarinha-Matos, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Luis Paulo Reis, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Luís Seabra Lopes, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Paulo Novais, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Paulo Quaresma, University of Évora, Portugal
  • Pedro Barahona, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Pedro Rangel Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Ricardo Santos, ESTG, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
  • Tatsu Naka, Waseda University, Japan
  • Vicente Julian, University of Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Victor Alves, University of Minho, Portugal