Thematic tracks

Doctoral Symposium on Artificial Intelligence

The Doctoral Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (SDIA 2015), in its fourth edition, is a satellite event of EPIA 2015 – Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, to be held in Coimbra, Portugal, between the 8th and the 11th of September, 2015.

SDIA 2015 aims at being a forum for discussion on post graduated studies and thesis on Artificial Intelligence; increasing the integration and the cooperation between researchers from this scientific area and promoting a better visibility of their ongoing work to the academic and industrial communities.


Topics of Interest

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

  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Logic Programming
  • Constraint programming
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Agents and Multiagent Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Knowledge Discovery
  • Data Mining, Text Mining and Web Mining
  • Natural Language
  • Neural Networks
  • Bio inspired Computing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Robotics
  • e-Learning and Intelligent Tutoring
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Bio-Informatics
  • e-Commerce and e-Business
  • Collaborative Networks
  • Agents and Electronic Markets
  • AI and The Law


Reasons of interest

With the organization of this event, the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence – APPIA intends to stimulate the improvement of the quality of post graduated studies and Ph.D. thesis in the scientific area of Artificial Intelligence.

This event is addressed to all Ph.D. students whose work involves topics related to the scientific field of Artificial Intelligence.

The participation of the whole scientific community of Artificial Intelligence is both welcome and essential to give significance to this event.

SDIA Best Paper Award

A Doctoral Symposium on Artificial Intelligence Best Paper Award will be conferred to the student of a paper presented at the conference doctoral consortium, selected by the Doctoral Chair based on the combination of paper reviewing marks and the feedback of the Advisory Board. The award will be announced and bestowed at the conference.


Paper Submission

The participation in this event implies the submission, presentation and discussion of a scientific short paper that should present substantial results in theoretical, empirical or applied research, in any Artificial Intelligence field.

The short paper must be written in English and should be formatted according to the Springer rules for the LNCS editions (Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science), never exceeding 6 pages.

The document must include the following information: title, author and supervisor(s), abstract, keywords, beginning date and foreseen conclusion date. All papers submitted will be reviewed by some well-known specialists and all submissions will receive a report of the revisions.

All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the EPIA’2015 submission Website (select “Doctoral Symposium on Artificial Intelligence” track).

The best papers will be published in a volume of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) by Springer (proceedings indexed by the Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge). All other accepted papers will be published electronically in the doctoral symposium proceedings.


Important dates

Deadline for paper submission: March 23, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance: 27, April, 2015
Camera-ready papers due: 1, June, 2015
Conference dates: September 8-11, 2015


Track Chairs

Alexandre Miguel Pinto
University of Coimbra, Portugal
ampinto (at)

Arlindo Ferreira da Silva
Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal
arlindo (at)

Paulo Cortez
University of Minho, Portugal
pcortez (at)


Programme Committee

Ana Paiva, INESC-IST-Univ. Lisboa, Portugal
Ana Paula Rocha, LIACC – University of Porto, Portugal
Eduardo Fermé, Universidade da Madeira, Portugal
F. Amílcar Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Fernando Bacao, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Goreti Marreiros, ISEP/IPP-GECAD, Portugal
Hans Du Buf, Univ. of the Algarve, Portugal
Joao Gama, University Porto, Portugal
Joao Leite, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
José Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
Luis Botelho, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal
Luis Correia, University of Lisboa, Portugal
Luis Paulo Reis, University of Minho, Portugal
Paulo Gomes, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Paulo Moura Oliveira, UTAD, Portugal
Paulo Novais, University of Minho, Portugal
Paulo Quaresma, University of Évora, Portugal
Paulo Urbano, University of Lisboa, Portugal
Pedro Mariano, University of Lisboa, Portugal
Pedro Rangel Henriques, University of Minho, Portugal
Salvador Abreu, University of Évora, LISP / CRI
Sara Madeira, INESC-IST-Univ. Lisboa, Portugal