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Welcome session for the Masters on Applied Artificial Intelligence, 26 November 2021 – On 26th November, took place in the School of Technology the welcome session for the Masters on Applied Artificial Intelligence. It had the participation of a representative of Deloitte, the master’s students, the dean of the School of Technology, the Director of the Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab (2Ai), the course lecturers.

Opinion Article published (MAINTENANCE MAGAZINE OF APMI) – Our 2Ai Researcher, António H.J. Moreira published an opinion article on ” Inteligência artificial e a Internet das coisas no futuro da Manutenção 4.0″ in issue 150/151 of the Maintenance magazine of APMI – Portuguese Association of Industrial Maintenance. According to the researcher, “Nowadays companies and industries have more data at their disposal than ever. But when the focus is the most critical asset, how can we use this data to detect, predict and prevent problems before they happen? Can we intelligently and automatically prescribe the actions and interventions needed to mitigate problems?” Link

CENTERIS 2021 – International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems an AIS affiliated conference. This conference took place on October 13-15, 2021 in Braga, Portugal.

The fourth session Webinar Conjunto (CeDRI | 2Ai | ADiT-LAB) with the theme “Do ensino … às competições de robótica”, 14 October 2021. The fourth session Webinar Conjunto (CeDRI | 2Ai | ADiT-LAB) with the theme “Do ensino … às competições de robótica” took place on October 14, 2021, at 2h30 pm, online version (via Zoom). The Speaker was José Lima, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (CeDRI). The 2Ai (IPCA), CeDRI (IPB) and ADiT-LAB (IPVC) organize the Webinar Conjunto (CeDRI | 2Ai | ADiT-LAB) sessions. The mission of these sessions is to bring together researchers and students, to foster discussions and promote scientific awareness and collaboration. Researchers will have the opportunity to present their research work developed in their R&D units.

2Ai Laboratory’s New Project: Safe Health Elderly Monitoring project, promoted by Applied Artificial Intelligence Research Center (2Ai) of the School of Technology (EST) of the Polytechnic Institute Cávado e Ave (IPCA) was born in 2021. This project aims to develop a wearable device, with several biological sensors, clinically relevant and user-friendly, combined with an environment control station that through artificial intelligence (AI) based on machine learning techniques enables the remote detection of signs of pathologic conditions, as COVID-19 infection, as well the remoting monitoring of the elderly from their home or nursing home. Link

Workshop CNC Milling ::: September 25, 2021 | 9h00 am. The CNC Milling workshop for research into device development took place at the Escola de Tecnologia, on September 25, 2021, from 9 am to 1 pm. The general objectives of the workshop are to introduce researchers to rapid prototyping, using available CNC technology. Practical experience in prototyping is vital to gain confidence, autonomy and feedback on developing new ideas.

The visit of the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, and the Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Ana Abrunhosa to the 2Ai Laboratory. On July 16, 2021, 2Ai Laboratory was visited by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, and the Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Ana Abrunhosa. In this visit, 2Ai researchers showed their research works and projects.

The third session Webinar Conjunto (CeDRI | 2Ai | ADiT-LAB) with the theme “Challenges in the Adoption of Contactless Health Monitoring Technologies for Pandemic Scenarios”, 13 July 2021. The third session Webinar Conjunto (CeDRI | 2Ai | ADiT-LAB) with the theme “Challenges in the Adoption of Contactless Health Monitoring Technologies for Pandemic Scenarios” took place on July 13, 2021, at 2h00 pm, online version (via Zoom). The Speaker was Sérgio Ivan Lopes, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (ADiT-LAB). The 2Ai (IPCA), CeDRI (IPB) and ADiT-LAB (IPVC) organize the Webinar Conjunto (CeDRI | 2Ai | ADiT-LAB) sessions. The mission of these sessions is to bring together researchers and students, to foster discussions and promote scientific awareness and collaboration. Researchers will have the opportunity to present their research work developed in their R&D units.

COVID-19 EARLY DETECTION SYSTEM -The HowMI (How am I?) – HOme Wearables and Monitors Integrated project, promoted by INTELLICARE and the Applied Artificial Intelligence Research Center (2Ai) of the School of Technology (EST) of the Polytechnic Institute Cávado e Ave (IPCA) was born in 2020 and intends to develop a technological solution that addresses the real needs of the social responses of ERPI and SAD that are at the forefront of combating the pandemic of COVID-19. Link

2Ai Laboratory’s New Project: OncoNavigator – Intelligent System for Personalized Navigation and Mapping of Oncological Interventions project, promoted by Applied Artificial Intelligence Research Center (2Ai) of the School of Technology (EST) of the Polytechnic Institute Cávado e Ave (IPCA) was born in 2021 and in this project, named OncoNavigator, is proposed a novel navigation framework that combines for the first time the information from real-time medical imaging (US) and magnetic breast lesion tracker with a collaborative medical robotic to improve the precision of current breast cancer interventions, while guaranteeing a safe, faster and easier treatment. Link

Visit of the advanced course participants to the 2Ai Laboratories, 16 July 2021. The first edition of the Data Analysis course ended with the visit of the participants to the 2Ai research laboratories. The course took place from the 12th to 16th July 2021, where participants had the opportunity to improve their knowledge about the main data analysis techniques using statistical software and acquire sensitivity to the importance of extracting knowledge from unstructured data.

Data Analysis Course (2Ai Advanced Courses – 2021 Edition), 12 July 2021. The first edition of the Data Analysis course offered by the 2Ai Laboratory and the School of Technology of IPCA started on 12 July 2021. This course is being attended by participants from 4 European countries and focuses on the mathematical basis required for proper statistical data analysis as well as technologies to support them. This advanced course, if one of the different courses being promoted by the 2Ai Laboratory, that focus on different cutting edge areas, such as Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Affective Computing or VFX Effects. link

Symposium of Applied Science for Young Researchers, SASYR, 7 July 2021. The first Symposium of Applied Science for Young Researchers, welcomes works from young researchers (master students) covering any aspect of all the scientific areas of the three research centres ADiT-lab (IPVC), 2Ai (IPCA) and CeDRI (IPB). The main objective of SASYR is to provide a friendly and relaxed environment for young researchers to present their work, to discuss recent results and to develop new ideas. link

Symposium of Applied Research (SAR), 27 May 2021. On May 27, 2021, the fifth edition of the Symposium of Applied Research (SAR) took place at the School of Technology (EST) of IPCA. This event was dedicated to the presentation of the work developed in the scope of the dissertations and master’s projects at EST. In this edition, in addition to the presentation of the best dissertations defended in 2019 and 2020, and the best work in progress from the four Masters of this school, there will be a keynote presented by Professor Nuno Dias on applied neuroscience, entitled “MindProber – automated neuroscience from the palm of your hand”. link

The second session Webinar Conjunto (CeDRI | 2Ai | ADiT-LAB) with the theme “Simulação Computacional Aplicada à Otimização da Performance das Baterias de Iões de Lítio”, 19 May 2021. The second session Webinar Conjunto (CeDRI | 2Ai | ADiT-LAB) with the theme “Simulação Computacional Aplicada à Otimização da Performance das Baterias de Iões de Lítio” took place on May 19, 2021, at 2h00 pm, online version (via Zoom). The Speaker was Daniel Miranda, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e Ave (2Ai). The 2Ai (IPCA), CeDRI (IPB) and ADiT-LAB (IPVC) organize the Webinar Conjunto (CeDRI | 2Ai | ADiT-LAB) sessions. The mission of these sessions is to bring together researchers and students, to foster discussions and promote scientific awareness and collaboration. Researchers will have the opportunity to present their research work developed in their R&D units.

The 2Ai Talks sessions started on April 21, 2021. These sessions are organized by 2Ai with the mission of these sessions is to bring together researchers and students, to foster discussions and promote scientific awareness and collaboration. Researchers will have the opportunity to present their research work developed in their R&D units.

The first session Webinar Conjunto (CeDRI | 2Ai | ADiT-LAB) with the theme “Sistemas Inteligentes no Apoio ao Diagnóstico Médico”, 31 March 2021. The first session Webinar Conjunto (CeDRI | 2Ai | ADiT-LAB) with the theme “Sistemas Inteligentes no Apoio ao Diagnóstico Médico” took place on March 31, 2021, at 2h00 pm, online version (via Zoom). The Speaker was João Paulo Teixeira, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (CeDRI). The 2Ai (IPCA), CeDRI (IPB) and ADiT-LAB (IPVC) organize the Webinar Conjunto (CeDRI | 2Ai | ADiT-LAB) sessions. The mission of these sessions is to bring together researchers and students, to foster discussions and promote scientific awareness and collaboration. Researchers will have the opportunity to present their research work developed in their R&D units.

2Ai Summer School Event (2020 Edition). On 26 October 2020, the Closing 2Ai Summer School Event was held with the presence by videoconference of Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Professor Manuel Heitor. The students of this summer school had the opportunity to present their research projects developed in this initiative.

Prime Minister, António Costa, visited the 2Ai Laboratory, 13 October, 2020. Prime Minister connected with Artificial Intelligence. António Costa visited the 2Ai Laboratory where the 2Ai researchers had the opportunity to show their research projects at several areas.

9th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, IEEE SeGAH 2018, to be held on University of Wollongong, Dubai, from 4 – 6 of August 2021. The overall objectives of the conference are the discussion and sharing of knowledge, experiences and scientific and technical results, related to state-of-the-art solutions and technologies on serious games and applications for health and healthcare, as well as the demonstration of advanced products and technologies. link

2Ai participated in the KUKA Innovation Award 2019, being one of the five finalists. The project LASERNAVI was presented in MEDICA fair, Dusseldorf.

2Ai received an award from the European Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) to promote the development of novel AI methods for the treatment of deformational plagiocephaly.

2Ai is involved in the organization of two Workshops on the 2021 WorldCIST Conference, to be held from March, 30th to April 2nd, in Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal:

2Ai is involved in the organization of the fourth Winter School on Artificial Intelligence for Games. It will be held on 12th and 13th November, in Barcelos Portugal, and will have talks from Academics and Industry researchers. Details on the programme and registration information can be found in the event website: http://ai4g.ipca.pt/2020.

CENTERIS – International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems. Already in its twelfth edition, the conference took place in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, from 21 to 23 of October 2020. During this 3-day conference, under the leitmotiv of Enterprise Information Systems, academics, scientists, IT/IS professionals, managers and solution providers from all over the world have the opportunity to share experiences, bring new ideas, debate issues, and introduce the latest developments in the largely multidisciplinary field embraced by the Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), from the social, organizational and technological perspectives. (http://centeris.scika.org)

Symposium on Mathematical Methods for Artificial Intelligence (MMAI 2020) of 18th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2020 (ICNAAM 2020) will take place in Rhodes, Greece, from 17th to 23th September, 2020. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that makes it possible for machines to learn from experience, adjust to new inputs, and react like humans. Several mathematical methods, and numerical algorithms, have been devised and developed to support the growth of AI to better teach machines to behave like a human. The activities of the symposium will include the discussion of actual mathematical methods and numerical algorithms for AI, where will be presented theoretical studies and experimental results. (https://sites.google.com/view/mmai2020/)

6th Symposium on Modelling and Simulation in Computer Sciences and Engineering (MSCSE 2020) of 18th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2020 (ICNAAM 2020) will take place in Rhodes, Greece, from 17th to 23th September, 2020. Modelling and simulation, applied to computer sciences and engineering, is an exciting investigation field that brings together the power of computers and the physical sciences. Computer-based simulations and graphical visualization now play a key role in mathematical models, scientific investigations and engineering design. link

The fourth edition of the Winter School on Artificial Intelligence for Games will take place in IPCA, Barcelos, Portugal, from 2nd to 3rd April, 2020. Together with the standard sessions, there will take place a students session. For this session all students from any institution, working on projects related to artificial intelligence and games, are invited to talk for about 10 minutes to present their work. This is an unique opportunity to have senior AI specialists to comment and give insights on your work. Interested students (from Bachelor up to PhD) should contact the organization through the email ‘asimoes@ipca.pt’.

The fourth edition of the Winter School on Artificial Intelligence for Games will take place in IPCA, Barcelos, Portugal, from 2nd to 3rd April, 2020. Together with the standard sessions, there will take place a students session. For this session all students from any institution, working on projects related to artificial intelligence and games, are invited to talk for about 10 minutes to present their work. This is an unique opportunity to have senior AI specialists to comment and give insights on your work. Interested students (from Bachelor up to PhD) should contact the organization through the email ‘asimoes@ipca.pt’.

O 2Ai – Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial foi recentemente acreditado pela Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, obtendo a classificação de “MUITO BOM” no âmbito do processo de avaliação das unidades de I&D levado pela FCT desde 2018.

The 2Ai members participated in “Semana da Economia – Braga 2019” which held in Fórum Braga between 3-7 June.

5th Symposium on Modelling and Simulation in Computer Sciences and Engineering (MSCSE 2019). Modelling and simulation, applied to computer sciences and engineering, is an exciting investigation field that brings together the power of computers and the physical sciences. Computer-based simulations and graphical visualization now play a key role in mathematical models, scientific investigations and engineering design. link

O 2AI/EST-IPCA e os alunos da licenciatura em Engenharia Informática Médica juntamente com a Optimizer e o ICVS-UM, organizaram um workshop subordinado ao tema, “Digital and Innovative Approach for Health”, que terá lugar no dia 29 de maio, na Escola Superior de Tecnologia do IPCA, Auditório Eng. António Tavares, em Barcelos. link

IPCA GAMEDEV WEEK – Lectures/workshops/ with professionals involved in the most prestigious national and international productions, will take place at Barcelos in may 30th, 31th of may and 1st june, 2019 MDJD| 2Ai |EST | IPCA. link

Industry 4.0 – Big Data and Data Science –  Discussing and share of thoughts, opinions and results on Industry 4.0, Big Data and Data Science,  in a context where artificial intelligence is reborn and security reaches the top of the concerns of those who own the data or sustain the decisions-making, will take place at Barcelos in may 6th-11th of may, 2019 MEI | 2Ai |EST | IPCA. link

The EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence is a well-established European conference in the field of AI. The 19th edition, EPIA 2019, will take place at Vila Real in September 3rd-6th, 2019. link

3rd Winter School on Artificial Intelligence for Games – 14/15 February, 2019 – The two days will include talks on different topics, and  will have as invited lecturers Éric Jacopin, Marco Scirea, Rui Prada, Gustavo Reis, Luís Teófilo and Samuel Mascarenhas. link

1st Portuguese Symposium on Research and Innovations in Urology – Event for Urologists, Oncologists, Pathologists, Researchers in Biological Science and Health, Biochemicals, Nuclear Medicine Technicians, Imagiologists, Radiotherapists 8 of december 2018. link

Workshop em produção de documentos científicos em LATEX. No próximo dia 28 de Novembro de 2018 irá se realizar um workshop em produção de documentos científicos em LATEX. Este workshop irá decorrer no Auditório En genheiro António Tavares da Escola Superior de Tecnologia do IPCA.

7th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, IEEE SeGAH 2019, to be held on Kyoto, Japan, from 5 – 7 of August 2019, at the Ritsumeikan Center for Games Studies.The overall objectives of the conference are the discussion and sharing of knowledge, experiences and scientific and technical results, related to state-of-the-art solutions and technologies on serious games and applications for health and healthcare, as well as the demonstration of advanced products and technologies. link

iCODE 2018 – 3 days of programming with different challenges, workshops and lectures. link


IPCA GAMEDEV WEEK
 – Lectures/workshops/ with professionals involved in the most prestigious national and international productions.  link

3RD SYMPOSIUM OF APPLIED RESEARCH – presents a series of projects of the current 2nd-year master students of the programs of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Computers Engineering, Games Development Engineering and Integrated Management Systems (Quality, Environment and Safety). link

6th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, IEEE SeGAH 2018, to be held on Vienna, Austria, from 16 – 18 of May 2018, at the TU Wien.The overall objectives of the conference are the discussion and sharing of knowledge, experiences and scientific and technical results, related to state-of-the-art solutions and technologies on serious games and applications for health and healthcare, as well as the demonstration of advanced products and technologies. link