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Schedule

Program Overview

Each ESSAI course lasts for one week (5 days * 1.5 hours per day). Courses are categorized as Introductory (I) and Advanced (A). Tutorials will take place in a single day, in the afternoon, for 2*45 minutes. There are also 2 keynotes scheduled for 19:00 on Monday July 15th and Monday July 22nd.

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Registration

Registration will be open from 8:00am on Monday July 15 and 22, and from 9:00am any other day. Please come early to pick up your registration material because courses will start at 9:00am sharp!

Coffee and Lunch Breaks

The coffee and lunch breaks will take place in Building 12, in the large open space outside the Auditorium.

Poster Sessions

There will be two poster sessions that will take in the foyer of Building 12 on Tuesday July 16 and Tuesday July 23 starting during the coffee break at 15:30. Participants presenting a poster are invited to attach their posters to the available poster boards before the sessions and leave them there for the whole school duration. The assigned poster board will be made known to them during registration. Poster presenters are also invited to be near their poster board during the sessions so that they can present their poster to other interested participants.

The poster should be no more than 841mm wide and 1189mm tall (size A0) in portrait orientation. We will provide tape to hold the posters to panels. Please do not make a poster larger than the recommended size.

CLAIRE Rising Researchers Network Workshop

The day before ESSAI starts, CLAIRE Rising Researchers Network is organizing a workshop for the attendees. The first part focuses on mental health in academia and starts with a panel discussion aimed at addressing the mental health challenges faced by Ph.D. students and young researchers. Topics could include: coping with stress and anxiety; Balancing work and personal life; Handling critical feedback and publication pressures; Promoting a supportive academic culture.

CLAIRE Rising Researchers Network Workshop
July 14 ~ Auditorium (Building 12)
09:45 - 10:00 Opening
10:00 - 11:00

Panel discussion ~ Ph.D life

Discussion about common challenges and struggles during your Ph.D

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:45 Workshop
12:45 - 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 - 15:30

Invited talk

Advancing Generative and Trustworthy AI: Key Projects at Fraunhofer IAIS
Nicolo’ Brandizzi

15:30 - 16:15

Invited talk

helvia.ai: Anatomy of GenAI Chatbots and Cost-effective LLM Use
Lefteris Loukas

16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:15

Invited talk

ESA Φ-lab: Current Projects and Future Perspectives – Earth Observation, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing
Nikolaos Dionelis

17:15 Closing words and Dinner

ESSAI & ACAI 2024
Week 1 ~ July 15-19
09:00 - 10:30

Introduction to Constraint Satisfaction (I)

Auditorium - Building 12

Integrated Knowledge-based and Data-driven Reasoning, Control, and Learning in Robotics: Robustness, Rationality, and Explainable Agency (A)

Conference Hall - Building 12

Self-Governing Multi-Agent Systems (I)

Library - Building 15

Agent-Based Simulation in Complex Networks (I)

INN - Building 8

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30

Formal Aspects of Strategic Reasoning and Game Playing (I)

Conference Hall - Building 12

Unlocking Data Insights: Introduction to Data-Centric AI (I)

Library - Building 15

Logic-based specification and verification of multi-agent systems (A)

INN - Building 8

Logic-Based Explainable Artificial Intelligence (A)

Auditorium - Building 12

Large Language Models, Societal Harms, and their Mitigation (I)

IBA - Building 20

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30

Fairness and Explainability: Models, measurements, and mitigation strategies (A)

Auditorium - Building 12

The Legislation Game: Introduction to Legal Issues in Artificial Intelligence and Large Language Models (I)

Conference Hall - Building 12

Game-Theoretic Approach to Temporal Synthesis (A)

Library - Building 15

Probabilistic Circuits: Tractable Representations for Learning and Reasoning (A)

INN - Building 8

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 ACAI Tutorials
Monday (15/07) Deep Learning and Computer Vision for Surface Anomaly Detection Auditorium - Building 12
Tuesday (16/07) Equivariance in Learning for Perception Auditorium - Building 12
Wednesday (17/07) Complex Event Recognition Conference Hall - Building 12
Wednesday (17/07) Diffusion Models in Medical Imaging and Analysis Auditorium - Building 12
Thursday (18/07) Computationally Efficient Learning under Noisy Data Conference Hall - Building 12
Thursday (18/07) Advancements in Self-Supervised Learning for Speech Technologies Auditorium - Building 12
Friday (19/07) The Self-Supervised Learning Paradigm in Computer Vision Auditorium - Building 12
Friday (19/07) Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation - ESA Φ-lab Conference Hall - Building 12
Monday July 15
17:45 - 19:30

Opening and Keynote

Opening remarks
Manolis Koubarakis, Brian Logan, Representative of the Greek Government

Efficient Perception and Learning with Symmetry and Active Sensing
Kostas Daniilidis

Auditorium - Building 12
20:00 Opening Reception Foyer - Building 12

ESSAI & ACAI 2024
Week 2 ~ July 22-26
09:00 - 10:30

Deep Reasoning in AI with Answer Set Programming (I)

Auditorium - Building 12

Universal Models and the Chase Procedure (A)

Conference Hall - Building 12

Learning Paradigms for Hybrid Decision-Making (I)

INN - Building 8

Multi-Agent Systems and Evolution (I)

IBA - Building 20

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30

Neural-symbolic Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (I)

Auditorium - Building 12

Introduction to computational argumentation semantics (I)

Conference Hall - Building 12

AI Governance in Europe: Navigating the AI Act, Establishing AI Offices and Upholding European Principles (I)

IIT - Building 26

Algorithms for Causal Probabilistic Graphical Models (I)

INN - Building 8

Learning to behave via imitation (A)

IBA - Building 20

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30

Quantification: Predicting Class Frequencies via Supervised Learning (I)

Library - Building 15

Harnessing Scientific AI for Knowledge Discovery in the Open Research Knowledge Graph (A)

INN - Building 8

Practical AI for Autonomous Robots (I)

Auditorium - Building 12

Machines Climbing Pearl’s Ladder of Causation (I)

Conference Hall - Building 12

Explainable AI via Argumentation: Theory & Practice (I)

IBA - Building 20

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30 ACAI Tutorials
Monday (22/07) Generative AI in Computer Vision Auditorium - Building 12
Tuesday (23/07) Exploring the Intersection of Voting Theory and AI Conference Hall - Building 12
Tuesday (23/07) Generative Models for Robot Control Auditorium - Building 12
Wednesday (24/07) Can Large Language Models Reason and Plan? Auditorium - Building 12
Thursday (25/07) The Power of Graph Learning Auditorium - Building 12
Thursday (25/07) The European AI-on-Demand Platform for AI Researchers Conference Hall - Building 12
Friday (26/07) Self-designing AI Systems Auditorium - Building 12
Monday July 22
17:45 - 19:00

Opening and Keynote

Opening remarks
Manolis Koubarakis

Perception for Robotics
Katerina Fragkiadaki

Auditorium - Building 12
Thursday July 25
20:30 Social Event ~ Skyfall bar
Friday July 26
17:45 - 18:00

Closing

Auditorium - Building 12

Opening Reception

The Opening Reception will take place in the foyer of Building 12, on Monday 15th of July. We welcome you all, right after our keynote speach, to have a drink (or two) and get to know each other!

Social Event

Our Social Event will take place at Skyfall bar, on Thursday 25th of July. Skyfall bar is close to the historic center of Athens, next to the Kallimarmaro stadium. The venue provides an amazing terrace with breathtaking view over some of the city's most famous landmarks, the Acropolis, the Lycabettus Hill and the Zappeion Hall. To reach the venue you can take a 15' walk from Syntagma square through the city center.

ESSAI & ACAI 2024

The 2nd European Summer School in Artificial Intelligence
The 21st Advanced Course on Artificial Intelligence

Contact Info

Prof. Manolis Koubarakis

Department of Informatics and Telecommunications
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
University Campus, Ilisia
15784 Athens Greece

+30 210 727 5213

koubarak [at] di.uoa.gr

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