Our Lecturers

Éric Jacopin Saint-Cyr Military Academy, France

Éric has been working in different well known games Artificial Intelligence, ranging from F.E.A.R., Killzone 3, Transformers 3: Fall of Cybertron, Shadow of Mordor, and Rise of the Tomb Raider. His main research area is Planning Analytics, and soon a book on this topic should be released by CRC Press.
Marco Scirea
Marco Scirea University of Southern Denmark

Marco completed his PhD in Affective Music Generation and its Effects on Player Experience. Currently he teaches game development and does research on procedural content generation with, of course, a focus on music generation.
Rui Prada
Rui Prada INESC-ID/IST - University of Lisbon

Responsible for the Specialization in Games in the Master Program on Information Systems and Computer Engineering, teaches subjects of game design and development. His research interests are in the fields of Emotional and Social Intelligent Agents, Computer Games AI
and Serious Applications of Games.
Gustavo Reis
Gustavo Reis Polytechnic Institute of Leiria

Game developer, heavy metal musician and a Professor at the Polytechinic Institute of Leiria. He teaches stuff like Advanced Programming and Artificial Intelligence. He is very passionate about Artificial Intelligence, specially evolutionary algorithms.
Luís Teófilo
Luís Teófilo LIACC/University of Porto

Luís did research work at LIACC on the Game Theory domain, with a focus on large sequential incomplete information games, achieving the 2nd place on a world-wide scientific competition of Computer Poker agents on the opponent modeling category.
Samuel Mascarenhas
Samuel Mascarenhas GAIPS - INESC-iD

Post-doctoral researcher, with a PhD from Instituto Superior Técnico, with his main research interests in artificial intelligence, culture, affective computing, virtual agents, social robotics, group dynamics, and socio-cognitive sciences.


Thursday, 14th February

Friday, 15th February


IPCA Universe: 10 €

Students: 25 €

Professionals: 50 €

The school gala dinner is paid independently. Details in the register page.



Escola Superior de Tecnologia
Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave
Barcelos / Portugal
Escola Superior de Tecnologia


Hotel do Terço

Hotel do Terço

Single – 38,70€
Double bedroom – 43,20€
Twin bedroom – 47,70€
B-Way Guest House

B-Way Guest House

Twin bedroom (1 pax – 35,00€; 2 pax 40,00€)
Double bedroom (1 pax – 45,00€; 2pax 50,00€)
T0 Studio (two single beds: 60,00€)
T1 Studio (two single beds or 1 double bed: 70,00€)

Hotel Art'Otel

Double Superior (2 pax – 75,00€; 1 pax – 65,00€)
Double Standard: (2 pax – 65,00€; 1 pax – 55,00€)

Getting Here


Escola Superior de Tecnologia
Campus do IPCA
Vila Frescaínha S. Martinho
4750 - 810 Barcelos