A two day intensive course on artificial intelligence applied on digital games.


Instituto Politecnico do Cávado e do Ave, Barcelos, Portugal


17th and 18th November, 2017


To understand why and how artificial intelligence can level up your game

Julian Togelius

From New York University, and Co-director of the NYU Game Innovation Lab, has been working on most topics in the intersection between computational intelligence and games. He is currently focusing on search-based procedural content generation, which means using global optimization algorithms to search the space of game content, such as levels, maps or game rules.web-page

Phil Lopes

Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Computer Vision and Multimedia Lab of the University of Geneva. He is graduating with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence in Digital Games at the Institute of Digital Games of the University of Malta. His main interest is in the development of new tools and algorithms for Procedural Content Generation (PCG) and Digital Game blending.Web-page



A two intensive days on Artificial Intelligence for Games. Registration includes all course material, two lunches and four coffee breaks.

For further information please contact asimoes at ipca.pt.

Playing Games
Generating Content
Modeling Players


IPCA Students: 20 €
Other Attendees: 50 €


About the Venue

IPCA is the more recent Polytechnic Institute in Portugal. It is composed of four schools, ranging from Management to Tourism, from Design to Technology.

It has a green campus in Barcelos. The school will take place in the Digital Games Lab, the building for the research on Video Games development.

to the Venue

Instituto Politécnico
do Cávado e do Ave (IPCA)

Vila Frescaínha S. Martinho
4750-810 BARCELOS

If you are coming by air

the nearest airport is OPO. From there, you have some
The easiest is to grab a TAXI to Barcelos (55 to 65 eur)

If you come in group

The Porto Airport Transfers To service might be handy.


The cheapest option is to go from the Airport
to the Campanhã Train Station by Metro (line E, violet),
and grab there a Train to Barcelos.

Hotel do Terço

Hotel do Terço

Single: 36.00 €
Twin: 45.00 €
Book using reservas@hoteldoterco.com referring IPCA and the AI School.

Hotel Bagoeira

Hotel Bagoeira

Single: 36.00 €
Twin: 44.00 €
Book using geral@bagoeira.com referring IPCA and the AI School.

Bway Guest-House

Bway Guest-House

Twin, 1 pax: 35.00 €
Twin, 2 pax: 40.00 €
Book using reservas@barcelosguesthouse.com referring IPCA and the AI School.