EPIA 2019


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

As in previous editions, this international conference is hosted with the patronage of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA).

The purpose of this conference is to promote research in all areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), covering both theoretical/foundational issues and applications, and the scientific exchange among researchers, engineers and practitioners in related disciplines.

EPIA 2019 will feature a set of thematic tracks (to be announced), covering a wide spectrum of AI topics.


We are looking forward to welcome you and provide an excellent stay in this beautiful region!

5th International Conference on Machine Vision and Machine Learning (MVML’19)


The 5th International Conference on Machine Vision and Machine Learning (MVML’19) aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to machine vision and machine learning. The goal of MVML’19 is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the relevant fields and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. This conference will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.

MVML’19 is now accepting papers on the following topics.

  • Adaptive Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence for Machine Vision
  • Data Mining for the Web
  • Image/Video Processing
  • Logistics
  • Neurocomputing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Vision and Learning in Robotics

More information here

9th Lisbon Machine Learning School


LxMLS 2019 will take place July 11th to July 18th at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), a leading Engineering and Science school in Portugal.

It is organized jointly by IST, the Instituto de Telecomunicações, the Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID)UnbabelPriberam Labs and Feedzai.

Machine Learning Porto #4 – Workshop: Deep Dissection



Hey folks!

We are proud to announce our very first Workshop

On the 30th of April, Diogo Pinto will guide us on how to build a neural network from scratch.

The workshop will be divided in two parts, the first covering the theory and maths behind backprop and neural networks, and the second implementing and evaluating the neural network. Bring your laptops with a pre-installed Python environment containing Numpy and Jupyter Notebooks, and a notebook to take notes and make the necessary calculations!

19:00 – 👋 Meet & Greet
19:15 – 🎙 Deep-Dissection: Understanding the ins and outs of Neural Networks. (with 10 min. break)
20:30 -🍺 Drinks & Networking


Deep-Dissection: Understanding the ins and outs of Neural Networks

Are neural networks just a hairy mix of of empirically found ideas, or a beautiful complex system that adapts itself? In this workshop we will go through the math of a simple neural network and understand the backpropagation algorithm, and afterwards we will use this knowledge to implement a fully functional neural network using Numpy. If you want to better grasp this algorithm, join us and simply bring a pen, paper, your left brain hemisphere… and a notebook with a pre-installed Python environment containing Numpy and Jupyter Notebooks

About the speaker:
Diogo was trained as a Software Engineer at FEUP and grown into a Data Scientist generalist. He has mostly worked in fintech, namely in insurance, fraud detection, and more recently in the crypto-economy. His current interests are explainability, privacy and ethics in AI, and the blockchain technology.