• DAIAS- Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Agent-based Simulation Group 

A research group inside LIACC.

DAIAS (former DAI&R) is a Distributed AI and Agent-based Simulation (former "Distributed AI and Robotics") Group (NIADSA in portuguese). It is hosted at the  University of Porto, Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, and it is coordinated by Professor Eugenio Oliveira. DAIAS (NIADSA) is also one of the groups belonging to LIACC - Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Lab.  at the University of Porto.

  •   Highlights:

    • Work co-authored by Jorge Teixeira and Eugénio Oliveira from LIACC, together with two other co-authors was awarded with the BEST DEMO AWARD at ECIR 2016- 38th European Conference on Information Retrieval, Padova, Italy, 20-23 March, 2016. "TimeMachine: Entity-Centric Search and Visualization of News Archives", Pedro Saleiro, Jorge Teixeira1, Carlos Soares, and Eugénio Oliveira.
    • University of Porto News: on work done by researchers at UP/SAPO Lab, also LIACC members and PRODEI students (Jorge Teixeira and Pedro Saleiro), about social network political debates analysis.
    • António Castro´s PhD Thesis submitted to PRODEI (Doctoral Program in Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto) has been awarded (July 2015) by Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA) as the BEST PhD thesis in AI for the period 2013-2014. Thesis supervised by Prof. Eugénio Oliveira
    • Best Paper Award at ICAART 2015: André Ferreira, Henrique Lopes Cardoso, Luís Paulo Reis (2015). “DipBlue: A Diplomacy Agent with Strategic and Trust Reasoning
    • Book Cover NEW Book co-authored by 3 LIACC members and published by Sringer: António J.M.Castro, Ana Paula Rocha, Eugenio Oliveira. "A New Approach for Disruption Management in Airline Operations Control",series "Studies in Computational Intelligence" V.562 (300 pp.), Springer Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-662-43372-0, 2014.
    • LIACC members (Pedro Nogueira, Luis Teófilo) are the Organizers of the PAAMS 2015-(13th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems) Special Session "MASAGD - Multi Agent Systems in Game Design", Salamanca, Spain,  June 3-5, 2015.
    • Most Cited Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence Articles (an article by a member of LIACC) ( listed here )
    • FC Portugal tri-European Champion of 3D Robotsoccer (with the collaboration of LIACC)
    • "Máquina do Tempo" ("Time Machine"), an interactive tool to explore the last 25 years of LUSA news articles and the main portuguese online news sources, a collaboration between SAPO Labs UP, LIACC and REACTION Project


  • History of DAIAS (NIAD) former DAI&R (NIAD&R)
  • Recent PAST events:
      • LIACC evaluation by an external Committee on the 27th of January 2004

      • (Collocated with 10th EPIA- PORTUGUESE AI MEETING)
        DECEMBER, 17-20, 2001, PORTO, PORTUGAL
E-mail: eco@fe.up.pt 
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