GALA conf 2017 Update

An updated program of GALA conf 2017 is available on the conference website

We are happy to present to exceptional keynote speakers:.

On December 6, Pablo Moreno-Ger (Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Tecnologia, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja) will have a talk on Serious games analytics as a crossroads between learning analytics, big data and traditional game analytics. On December 7, Ana Paiva (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa) will answer the question Can social robots play a role in Serious Games?

On December 5, 4 tutorials will be freely available upon registration to antonie.wiedemann[at]

  • FAtiMA: Implementing emotional behavior in social agents for pedagogical systems Samuel Mascarenhas, João Dias, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Exploiting the practice theory to design a social chatbot Manuel Gentile, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • Introduction to Machine Learning techniques and its application in Pedagogical Systems Francisco Melo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Automated discourse analysis with ReaderBench: going beyond surface chat assessments Gabriel Gutu, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers University “Politehnica” of Bucharest