ECAI, the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, is undoubtedly one of the most significant events in the field of artificial intelligence in Europe and worldwide. Organized for over 40 years by the European AI association (EurAI), the conference is a meeting place for leading scientists and experts in this field.
The ECAI conference is regularly organized by national AI associations in Europe. Last year, the Polish Association for Artificial Intelligence (PSSI) won the bid to host this prestigious event. In October, ECAI will make its debut in Poland, in Krakow. Given the conference's mobile nature, this is a unique opportunity for the Polish scientific and business community.
ECAI 2023 Conference in Krakow
The conference, chaired by Prof. Ann Nowe (Vrije Universiteit Brussels), received nearly 2000 submissions from 58 countries and 6 continents. This year's program committee, coordinated by Prof. Kobi Gala (Ben Gurion University, University of Edinburgh), includes over 2600 scientists worldwide. Organizers expect over 1,000 participants from all over the world.
The conference will consist of a series of events. From September 30th to October 1st, at the campus of the Jagiellonian University, in the Physics (WFAIS) and Mathematics (WMiI) buildings, there will be 30 workshop and tutorial sessions, accompanying sessions for young researchers, including doctoral students. The main part of the conference will commence on October 1st in the evening and is planned for the following three days from October 2nd to 4th. It will take place in the modern ICE Krakow Conference Center with a view of Wawel Hill. The organizational committee for ECAI 2023 is led by Prof. Grzegorz J. Nalepa (President of PSSI, Professor at WFAIS UJ), and its members include, among others, Vice-Dean Paweł Węgrzyn (WFAIS UJ), Prof. Adam Roman (WMI UJ), and Dr. Krzysztof Kutt (Secretary of PSSI, WFAIS UJ).
In addition to paper presentations, the scientific program includes five invited lectures. A significant part of the program will be an industry session organized in collaboration with the Krakow Technology Park. Eleven companies developing and using AI-based technologies will showcase their solutions and participate in panel discussions.
The ECAI 2023 Conference has received significant organizational support from the Mayor of Krakow and the Jagiellonian University. The Krakow Technology Park and AGH are also involved in the organization. The event has received scientific patronage from numerous important universities and organizations, including the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, KI-PAN, Poznań University of Technology, University of Economics in Wroclaw, and many others.
The inaugural session of the conference will be graced by the presence of the vice-rectors of the Jagiellonian University.
The conference is organized by Symposium Cracoviense, a PCO with 25 years of experience in comprehensive organization and support of scientific and business meetings throughout Poland. Symposium Cracoviense is a Recommended PCO by the Polish Tourism Organisation - Poland Convention Bureau.
For more information about the conference, please visit the official ECAI 2023 website.
Krakow the host City
Kraków is a city with a thousand-year-old history. Kraków’s Old Town is a unique treasury of works of art, historical monuments and historic buildings, representing almost all architectural styles, from the Middle Ages to the present day. For hundreds of years, the Main Market Square has remained the heart of the city. It is the largest town square of medieval Europe, preserved in unchanged form since 1257 and included in the first list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites already in 1978. Kraków is also a city vibrating with cultural life. In the year 2000 it was chosen to be the European Capital of Culture and in 2013 awarded the title of UNESCO City of Literature.