Guide for authors

For poster presentations, the conference template is available but not mandatory. The poster must be A1 vertical (59,5 x 84,1 cm). Authors are responsible for printing and bringing the printed poster to the conference. There will not be a printing service available.

For oral presentations, we have prepared some notes and guidelines for authors willing to include conference elements in their presentation.

Conference timetable

In June Portugal will be in the Western European Summer Time (GMT+1).

Keynote speakers

Leila AmgoudArgumentation-based Deliberation: Foundations and Challenges

Leila Amgoud is a senior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), a member of the IRIT Lab in Toulouse, and a deputy director of the same lab. She holds a M.Sc. (1996), a PhD (1999) and an Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (2009) in Computer Science from the Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France. She is currently an Associate Editor of the Artificial Intelligence Journal and the Journal of Argument and Computation. She has been an EurAI Fellow since 2014. Her research interests are centered around knowledge representation and reasoning. She is specifically interested in argumentation-based approaches for reasoning and decision making under uncertainty, and more recently in explainability of AI models. She holds two chairs on “explainability” and “argumentation-based deliberation” at the interdisciplinary Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute (ANITI).

Pedro Amorim Supporting Advanced Analytics Practice with Gen AI

Pedro Amorim is a seasoned professional bridging the realms of academia and analytics. Holding a Certified Analytics Professional and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management, he boasts over a decade of hands-on experience leading analytics projects. Pedro is a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and Porto Business School, and he is a Co-founder and partner at LTPlabs. His multifaceted expertise underscores his commitment to advancing the field, both through practical applications and academic mentorship.

Daniel Druckman A GDN Odyssey

Daniel Druckman is Professor Emeritus of Public and International Affairs at George Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government and an Honorary Professor at Macquarie University in Sydney and at the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia. Two of his books, Doing Research: Methods of Inquiry for Conflict Analysis (Sage, 2005) and, with Paul F. Diehl, Evaluating Peace Operations (Lynne Reinner, 2010) received the outstanding book award from the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM). His co-authored article on robot mediation (2021) received a best article of the year award from GDN. He also received lifetime achievement and Rubin Theory to Practice awards from the IACM in 2003 and 2018 respectively. He also received lifetime achievement awards from the Novancia Business School in Paris in 2016 and from the Schar School of Policy and Government in 2023.

Social events

Welcome reception

Starting at 6.00, after the GDN Doctoral Consortium, the welcome reception will happen on the eve of the first day of the conference, Sunday, the 2nd of June. It will be an opportunity to get to meet the participants and network in a relaxed environment.
Where: Department of Civil Engineering (Building G) of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will take you on a three-hour cruise, joining tourism, leisure, and portuguese food. During this dinner you can enjoy the view of the city from the Douro River. The dinner is free for participants but requires registration for organization purposes. During the conference we will announce the venue for next year conferences and GDN and ICDSST awards.

When: Tuesday, 4th of June,
Meeting Point: 7.30p.p. at Largo do Terreiro, Porto