Keynote Speakers

Hélder Coelho Hélder Coelho (Conselho Consultivo do Colégio Doutoral Mente-Cérebro da Universidade de Lisboa)
Licenciou-se em Engenharia Electrotécnica pelo Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (UTL) em 1968, e obteve os graus de Especialista em Informática do Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) em 1980, de Ph. D. em Inteligência Artificial pela Universidade de Edimburgo em 1980 sob a orientação de David H. Warren, de Doutor em Engenharia Informática (Inteligência Artificial) pele Universidade Nova de Lisboa em 1981, por equiparação, e de Agregado em Matemática pela UTL em 1988.

Agregação em Matemática (Grupo III) pela UTL e ISEG (Júri constituído por Presidente José Lopes da Silva, Mário Soares Madureira, Fernando Jesus, Bento Murteira, José Esgalhado Valença e Luis Moniz Pereira, Julho de 1988); Ph. D. em Inteligência Artificial pela Universidade de Edimburgo (Júri: Jim Howe (Presidente, DAI, Edinburgh); Robert Kowalski (Imperial College, London University); Keith Brown (Department of Linguistics, Edinburgh University); David Warren (Deparment of Artificial Intelligence (DAI), Edinburgh University), 1980; selecionado, em Lisboa, pelo professor Bernard Meltzer, então Presidente do DAI, sob cartas de recomendação dos professores António Gouveia Portela e J. J. Delgado Domingos do Departamento de Mecênica do IST), Especialista em Informática pelo LNEC (1980) (Júri: Artur Ravara, Carlos Morais e Luis Moniz Pereira), Diploma de Estudos em Signal Handling pelo Philips International Institute (1969) e Licenciatura em Engenharia Electrotécnica (6 anos de estudo) pelo IST/UTL (1968).
Professor Catedrático Jubilado (Emérito) da Universidade de Lisboa no Departamento de Informática da Faculdade de Ciências (FCUL: 1995-2014). Membro Efectivo da Academia de Engenharia de Portugal (desde 1999). EurAI/ECCAI fellow (desde 2002). Foi membro do IFIP TC12 (Artificial Intelligence) e Chair do IFIP WG12.3 (Agents) no período de 1999-2014. Editor do International Journal of Artificial Intelligence (Ceser Publications) e do Progress in Artificial Intelligence (Springer). Membro do Conselho Consultivo da Unidade de I&DE UECE do ISEG/UTL. Coordenador do Conselho Consultivo do Colégio Doutoral Mente-Cérebro da Universidade de Lisboa.

Lopes, F., & Coelho, H. (Eds.). (2018). Electricity markets with increasing levels of renewable generation: Structure, operation, agent-based simulation, and emerging designs. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Table of contents, Springer
Scott Bolland
Scott Bolland (New Dawn Technologies)
Dr. Scott Bolland is the founder of New Dawn Technologies, a software company devoted to drawing on the latest insights in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, computer science and artificial intelligence to create intelligent software that is aimed at helping humanity.

New Dawn's flagship project 'iKnow' is a next-generation, e-learning platform aimed at helping revolutionise our education system.
Currently it is estimated that around 63% of students are disengaged at school, withdrawing either physically or mentally from learning before they have mastered the skills required to flourish in later life. iKnow helps address this issue by combining the latest neuroscientific understandings of memory and learning, with advanced artificial intelligence, to help personalise education so that students are more engaged, learn faster and remember more.
Prior to New Dawn, Dr Bolland spent 20 years actively researching and teaching in the field of cognitive science – the scientific study of how the mind works – which spans disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and computer science. He holds a PhD in this field, as well as a university medal for outstanding academic scholarship.

New Dawn Technologies

Scott Bolland: Neuroscience, AI and the Future of Education

Marina Bers
Marina Bers (Tufts University)
Marina Umaschi Bers is a professor and chair at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department at Tufts University, where she heads the interdisciplinary Developmental Technologies (DevTech) research group. She also developed and serves as director of the graduate certificate program on Early Childhood Technology at Tufts University.
Her research involves the design and study of innovative learning technologies to promote children’s positive development, most specifically in early childhood She co-design the ScratchJr programming language and she developed the KIBO robot kit for children 4 to 7 year old, that can be programmed with wooden blocks without using keyboards or screens old. Marina received a MEd from Boston University and an MS and PhD from the MIT Media Laboratory working with Seymour Papert. Marina’s philosophy, pedagogical and theoretical approach can be found in her latest book “Coding as Playground: Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom” (Routledge, 2018).
Web: Marina Bers

Painel 1 – Desafios da Inteligência Artificial à Educação (Challenges of Artificial Intelligence to Education)

Benedict du Boulay
Benedict du Boulay (International Society for Artificial Intelligence in Education)
Benedict du Boulay is an Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the School of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Sussex and Visiting Professor at University College London.
Following a Bachelors degree in Physics at Imperial College London, he spent time both in industry and as a secondary school teacher before returning to university to complete his PhD in 1978 in the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh working on Logo.
He has two main research areas. The first is the Psychology of Programming where his main work has been in the area of novices learning programming and the development of tools to assist that process. The second is the application of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Here he is particularly interested in issues around modelling and developing students’ metacognition and motivation.
He has co-organised various workshops on the above areas. These have included the 1st and 2nd International Workshop on Affect, Meta-Affect, Data and Learning (AMADL 2015 in Madrid, and AMADL 2016 in Zagreb) and the workshop on “Les Contes du Mariage: Should AI stay married to Ed?”, also in Madrid in 2015. He has successfully supervised 25 PhD students in the above areas.
He was President (2015-2017) and is currently Treasurer and Secretary of the International Society for Artificial Intelligence in Education and an Associate Editor of its International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education.
He has edited/written 9 books and written some 190 papers in the areas indicated above.

Benedict du Boulay: Artificial Intelligence as an Effective Classroom Assistant

Mattew Montebello
Matthew Montebello (Department of Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of ICT, University of Malta)
Matthew Montebello is an associate professor at the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of ICT, University of Malta and an adjunct professor at the College of Education at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign.
Before joining the University in 1999 with a PhD in Computer Science he was already heavily involved in Education in secondary schools after graduating in 1990 at the University of Malta B.Ed.(Hons) degree. Having obtained an extensive teaching experience and having been involved with the introduction of computer labs through the Ministry of Education, he proceeded to switch to the Computer Science domain when he pursued his post-graduate studies obtaining a Masters and a Doctorate at the Cardiff University in Wales in 1996 and 1998 respectively. Furthermore in 2009 and 2016 he also completed an M.A. and an Ed.D. (Higher Education) specialising in the application of Artificial Intelligence to e-learning.

Web: Mattew Montebello
Constantino Martins
Constantino Martins (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto)
Constantino Martins is the sub-director of Computer Science Department and member of the Technical-Scientific Council (CTC) of Institute of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Porto and senior researcher of Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development (GECAD ).

He is also director of the postgraduate course in Informatics Engineering applied to health and member of the E-Learning and Pedagogical Innovation Unit of IPP ( ).
He has been teaching Computer Science courses, including computer architecture and systems, programming languages, and medical informatics for about 17 years in various educational institutions, such as the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, Institute Miguel Torga, Jean Piaget Institute and at ISEP.
Constantino Martins has centred his R&D activities in the following areas of research:
• User Modelling (projects like theRoute, PCMAT, ADAPT but also TOURSPLAN and PSIS);
• Adaptive Systems (in project NIS and E-Empresas, but also theRoute and PCMAT);
• Recommendation Systems (projects like theRoute, ATHOME, PCMAT, TOURSPLAN and PSIS);
• Medical Informatics (project like NORTEXCEL H2020. ATHOME and HEADS).
His R&D work had application to different domains, namely:
• Education and training (in projects PCMAT and ADAPT, but also LAPASSION and MUDEI);
• Tourism (in projects like theRoute, PCMAT, TOURSPLAN and PSIS);
• Industry 4.0 (in project NIS and E-Empresas);
• Health Care and wellbeing (in projects like NORTEXCEL ATHOME and HEADS).
Since 2013 he published 32 papers including 6 in scientific journals, 9 book chapter and 17 in conference proceedings.
During the last years Constantino has supervised 4 PhD works and more than 15 MSc Dissertations.
Also, is relevant to say that Constantino sees his R&D activity in an international context (Europe and Intercontinental cooperation). Today, he is involved in several EU projects (namely from TEA3) and ERASMUS+ like ATHOME or LAPASSION where special attention was given to Intercontinental projects with Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.
Along these years, he has been participating in renowned international conferences as member of the Program Committee, as Program Chair or reviewer. For example is Executive Peer-Reviewers do Journal of Educational Technology & Society. The Journal of Educational Technology & Society.
Web: Constantino Martins
Paulo Novais
Paulo Novais (Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence)
Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Informatics, in the School of Engineering of the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) and a researcher at the ALGORITMI Centre in which he is the Leader of the research group ISlab - Synthetic Intelligence , and the coordinator of the research line Computer Science and Technology (CST).
From the same university he received a PhD in Computer Sciences in 2003 and his Habilitation in Computer Science (Agregação ramo do conhecimento em Informática) in 2011.
He is the director of the PhD Program in Informatics and co-founder and Deputy Director of the Master in Law and Informatics at the University of Minho.
He started his career developing scientific research in the field of Intelligent Systems/Artificial Intelligence (AI), namely in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Machine Learning and Multi-Agent Systems. His interest, in the last years, was absorbed by the different, yet closely related, concepts of Ambient Intelligence, Ambient Assisted Living, Intelligent Environments, Behavioural Analysis, Conflict Resolution and the incorporation of AI methods and techniques in these fields. His main research aim is to make systems a little more smart, intelligent and also reliable.
He has led and participated in several research projects sponsored by Portuguese and European public and private Institutions and has supervised several PhD and MSc students. He is the co-author of over 300 book chapters, journal papers, conference and workshop papers and books.
He is the president of APPIA (the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence) since 2016 and member of the executive committee of the IBERAMIA (IberoAmerican Society of Artificial Intelligence).
Senior member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
Member of the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) - TC 12 Artificial Intelligence.
Member of the executive committee of the IBERAMIA (IberoAmerican Society of Artificial Intelligence).
During the last years he has served as an expert/reviewer of several institutions such as EU Commission and FCT (Portuguese agency that supports science, technology and innovation).
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Painel 2 – Desafios da Inteligência Artificial na Educação (Challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Education)

Dalila Durães
Dalila Durães (Intelligent System Lab, University of Minho)
Dalila Durães is an Invited Lecture of High School of Technology and Management at Polytechnic Institute of Porto. She is also a young researcher at the Department of Artificial Intelligence in Technical University of Madrid, Spain and she collaborates with ISLab (Intelligent System Lab) at Department of Informatics, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.

She received her degree in Electronics and Computer Science Engineer in 1995, and in 2004 she finished her MSc in Industrial Electronics Engineering in the area of Automation and Robotics at University of Minho, Portugal. Since 1997 she is a teacher at Secondary School of Caldas das Taipas, Guimarães, Portugal, where she has coordinated, the Section of Computer Science and she is also director of the Professional Course of Multimedia.
She has two International PhD: one in Education Science in the area of Professor, Curricula and Educations Institutions at University of Granada, Spain; and another in Artificial Intelligence at Technical University of Madrid, Spain.
She started her career developing scientific research in the field of microstructures in silicon, particularly bulk-micromachining. Collaborative learning, e-learning environment, and how technology can enhance learning absorbed her interest in the last years. She develops scientific research in the field of Artificial Intelligence, with applications in Human-Computer Interaction and Behavioral Analysis.
Her main interest lies in acquiring information in a non-intrusive way, from the human’s interaction with the computer, namely to assess attention and engagement. Dalila has authored of over 24 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.


Isabel Machado Alexandre
Isabel Machado Alexandre (ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa)
Isabel Machado Alexandre is an Assistant Professor in the International School of Technology and Architecture of ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She is also the group leader of Information Technology Group, a research group on mainly on artificial intelligence at IT-IUL (delegation of IT – Instituto de Telecomunicações at ISCTE-IUL) and former director of the delegation of IT – Instituto de Telecomunicações at ISCTE-IUL.
Her main scientific interests lay in the area of Artificial Intelligence applied to Education, Autonomous Agents and Interactive Applications. She has published more than 50 publications in international conferences, journals, book chapters and edited books.Web: Isabel Alexandre

Sérgio André Ferreira
Sérgio André Ferreira (Escola Básica e Secundária das Flores)
Licenciado em Geografia – ramo educacional, pela Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto.
Mestre e Doutor em Ciências da Educação, pela Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Áreas de investigação: Ambientes de Aprendizagem Ricos em Tecnologia; Sociedade da Informação; Learning Analytics; Academic Analytics.
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Professor do 3.º ciclo e ensino secundário, formador de professores, colaborou como docente no ensino superior.
Já desempenhou vários cargos na gestão escolar: Coordenador de Departamento, Presidente do Conselho do Conselho Pedagógico, Presidente da Assembleia de Escola. Atualmente, é Presidente do Conselho Executivo da Escola Básica e Secundárias das Flores (Açores) e aluno da licenciatura em História da Universidade Aberta.

Web: Sérgio André Ferreira
Pedro Nuno Silva
Pedro Nuno Silva (Agrupamento de Escolas Dr. Manuel Gomes de Almeida)
Docente do Agrupamento de Escolas Dr. Manuel Gomes de Almeida, Espinho. Licenciado em Engenharia Informática, mestre em Inteligência Artificial e Computação e mestre em Ciências da Educação com especialização em Administração e Organização Escolar.

Leciona disciplinas do grupo de recrutamento 550 – Informática, desde 1997. No percurso profissional ocupou diversos cargos, entre outros, de presidente do Conselho Geral da Escola Secundária António Sérgio e de assessor e consultor cientifico-pedagógico do Centro de Formação de Associação de Escolas Gaia Nascente, ambos em Vila Nova de Gaia. Formador na área das Ciências da Educação, Ciências Informáticas e também colaborador frequente nos Encontros Internacionais da Casa das Ciências.

Painel 3 – Práticas em escolas Portuguesas (Practices in Portuguese schools)

Maria João Horta
Maria João Horta (Direção-Geral da Educação)
Maria João Horta é Subdiretora-Geral da Educação. Estudou Geologia na Universidade de Coimbra (1988), fez Mestrado em Didática das Ciências na Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (2002) e concluiu o Doutoramento em TIC e Educação no Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa (2012).
Desenvolve trabalho de investigação na área da educação e das TIC com trabalhos científicos publicados em revistas da área.
Integrou o Grupo de Trabalho que teve como missão a definição do perfil de saída dos jovens no final de 12 anos de escolaridade obrigatória, grupo nomeado pelo Sr. Secretário de Estado da Educação, através do Despacho n.º 9311/2016, de 21 de julho.
Maribel Miranda
Maribel Miranda (Instituto Politécnico de Viseu)
Maribel Miranda é Professora Adjunta na área das Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação, na Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Viseu. Atualmente investigadora do CIEd da Universidade do Minho, onde coordena o projeto de investigação 'Laboratório de Tecnologias e Aprendizagem de Programação para o Pré-Escolar e 1.º Ciclo de Ensino Básico em Portugal', com a participação de várias instituições de ensino superior em nacionais e internacionais (2008-2021).
Realizou estudos de Pós-Doutoramento, na área científica de Ciências de Educação, na especialidade de Tecnologia Educativa, no Instituto de Educação da Universidade do Minho, com o projeto intitulado: intitulado “Kids Media Lab: Tecnologias e Aprendizagem de Programação em Idade Pré-escolar”. Doutorada em Estudos da Criança, na área de conhecimento de Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação, pela Universidade do Minho. Concluiu uma Pós-graduação em Multimédia em Educação pela Universidade de Aveiro, onde obteve também uma Licenciatura em Educação de Infância. É formadora acreditada pelo CCPFC na área das TIC e Tecnologia Educativa, desde 2005. Tem diversas publicações: livro, vários capítulos de livros, artigos em revistas e comunicações em conferências de âmbito nacional e internacional. Integra diversos comités científicos de revistas e conferências internacionais.
Web: Kids Media Lab

António J. Osório
António José Osório (Universidade do Minho)
António J. Osório é Professor Associado, com Agregação, do Instituto de Educação da Universidade do Minho. Experiência docente na formação inicial e contínua de educadores e professores e experiência de investigação em telemática educacional.
Coordena vários projetos de investigação, nacionais e internacionais, no âmbito da Tecnologia Educativa ou das Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação na Educação. Diretor de ciclos de estudos a nível de mestrado e orientador de diversos projetos de mestrado e doutoramento, nessas áreas de especialização.

Maria João Gomes
Maria João Gomes (Universidade do Minho)
Maria João Gomes é Doutorada em Educação na áreas de especialização em Tecnologia Educativa e professora auxiliar no Departamento de Estudos Curriculares e Tecnologia Educativa da Universidade do Minho. É coordenadora do Centro de Competência em TIC na Educação da Universidade do Minho e fundadora da revista “Educação, Formação & Tecnologias”.
Ao longo da sua vida profissional tem-se preocupado com a problemática da promoção das aprendizagens enriquecidas com tecnologias, considerando os contextos presenciais e online, orientando múltiplos trabalhos de investigação de mestrado e doutoramento nesta área. É autora de múltiplas publicações abarcando diversas temáticas relacionadas com o potencial educativo das tecnologias digitais de informação e publicação.