The Games and Learning Alliance conference (GALA 2017) is an international
conference dedicated to the science and application of serious games. It
will take place in Lisbon,
December 5-7, in Instituto Superior Técnico's Congress Center and will
bring together specialists in serious games from all over the world.

The first day is dedicated to workshops and tutorials:

· FAtiMA: Implementing emotional behavior in social agents for pedagogical
Samuel Mascarenhas, João Dias, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de

· 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
Gabriel Gutu, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers University
“Politehnica” of Bucharest

We welcome participation either in the tutorials or in the conference, and
also if your company wishes to demo any product there will be space
available. Please check the conference registration at

or contact us for Demo presentations or exibition.

João Miguel Dias

João Dias               Assistant Professor, Senior Researcher
GAIPS, INESC-ID and Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
Taguspark, Porto Salvo, Portugal
Tel: +351 21 4233280


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