DSIE - Doctoral Symposium in Informatics Engineering is a student organized conference held in FEUP every year.

Year after year, DSIE helps PhD students enhancing their research, writing and presentation skills by giving them a medium which they use to practice. In DSIE the students use the stage to present their scientific work, discuss ideas and collect feedback and opinions from their peers, professors and researchers.


Steering Committee

  • A. Augusto Sousa
  • Carlos Soares

Organizational Committee

  • Ahmed Mohamed
  • Beatriz Cruz
  • Carlos Tomás
  • Daniel Garrido
  • Eliseu Pereira
  • Fernando Freitas
  • Filipa Ivars
  • Inês Nunes Teixeira (Chair)
  • José Aleixo
  • Eduardo Ribeiro
  • Liliana Antão
  • Rui Grandão
  • Sara Fernandes (Chair)
  • Teresa Matos

Scientific Committee

Junior Committee

  • Ahmed Mohamed
  • Beatriz Cruz
  • Carlos Tomás
  • Daniel Garrido
  • Eliseu Pereira
  • Filipa Ivars
  • Inês Nunes Teixeira
  • José Aleixo
  • Eduardo Ribeiro
  • Liliana Antão (Chair)
  • Sara Fernandes

Senior Committee

  • Ademar Aguiar
  • Américo Pereira
  • Arnaldo Pereira
  • Carlos Soares
  • Carla Teixeira Lopes
  • Daniel Silva
  • Eduardo Almeida
  • Filipe Correia
  • Gil Gonçalves
  • Henrique Lopes Cardoso
  • Hugo Sereno Ferreira
  • Jaime Cardoso
  • João Jacob
  • João Moreira
  • João Reis
  • Luís Teixeira
  • Luís Vilaça
  • Luiz Paulo Pires
  • Mário Antunes
  • Paula Raissa Silva
  • Paulo Viana
  • Pedro Campos
  • Rosaldo Rossetti
  • Rui Camacho
  • Rui Maranhão Abreu
  • Rui Nóbrega
  • Rui Pinto
  • Tiago Soares da Costa
  • Zahid Iqbal


The 15th Doctoral Symposium in Informatics Engineering (DSIE)

DSIE’20 welcomes researchers, PhD and MsC students to submit research papers on their current scientific and technical work, with valuable academic contribution to, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Computer Graphics
  • Computing Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Software Engineering


  • Paper submission deadline: 23 December 2019 30 December 2019, 23:59 GMT (extended)
  • Poster submission deadline: 5 February 2020, 23:59 GMT
  • Author notification: 17 January 2020 24 January 2020 (extended)
  • Camera-ready papers due: 3 February 2020 5 February 2020, 23:59 GMT (extended)
  • DSIE’20: 11-12 February 2020


For the 15th edition of DSIE, authors are welcome to submit full papers, as well as posters. All manuscripts must be written in English, and must present original work - plagiarism will result in immediate rejection. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers.

Posters should follow IEEE 8.5″ x 11″ Two-Column Format and should not be larger than A2 size (420 x 594 mm or 16.5 x 23.4 in). The use of text should be limited, ideas should be mostly portrayed with diagrams. Presenters will be provided with stands to display the posters.

Papers must have a maximum of eight pages, including references, appendices and figures, formatted according to the to IEEE Template Sponsored Conferences and Symposia, and must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) through the Easy Chair submission site.

All inquiries and correspondence must be addressed to DSIE'20 Editorial Assistant through: dsie2020@fe.up.pt.

Invited Speaker

Professor Alípio Jorge

"What is really boosting AI?"

Alípio Jorge works in the areas of data mining, machine learning, recommender systems and NLP. He is a graduate in Applied Mathematics/Computer Science by UP, a PhD in Computer Science, also by UP, and MSc by the Imperial College.

He is an Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Porto since 2009 and is the head of that department since 2017. He is a researcher and the coordinator of LIAAD, associated unit of INESC TEC. He has projects in web automation, recommender systems, information retrieval, text mining and decision support for the management of public transport.

He lectures Machine Learning and Programming. He coordinated the MSc in Computer Science from 2010 to 2013. He was part of the team who launched the Masters on Data Science which he coordinated from 2017 to 2019. He collaborates with the MAP-i PhD program. As a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics from 1996 to 2009, he launched with other colleagues the MSc in Data Analysis and Decision Support Systems. He was in charge of this master since its creation, in 2000, until 2008. He represents Portugal in the Working Group on Artificial Intelligence at the European Commission and is the coordinator for the Portuguese Strategy on Artificial Intelligence, "AI Portugal 2030".



Faculty of Engineering University of Porto

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4200-465 Porto, Portugal