AISB Convention 2015

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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item


It is open for enrollment a three year Research Scholarship (BI) integrated in the Project PTDC/EIA/69988/2006 entitled Computational Approach to Ontology Profiling of Scientific Research Organisations (COPSRO), hosted in research Centre for Artificial Intelligence ( of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and funded by Fundao para a Cincia e a Tecnologia (FCT/MCTES), whose conditions are:
Duration and Terms: 6 months, starting January 1st, 2008, and renewable to three years, as a full-time position according to the terms of Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigao do Regulamento de Formao Avanada de Recursos Humanos da FCT:
Object of Scientific Activity: The aim of the COPSRO project is to develop a methodology for profiling scientific research organisations based on mapping the activity they conduct on an ontology of the field in which they operate. The methodology will be applied to CS departments of Universities in Portugal and UK, having as ontology the ACM classification system (
The goal of the proposed research, in the field of additive and fuzzy clustering, is threefold: i) to work on an evolutionary algorithm to extend additive clustering; ii) to extend the proportional membership fuzzy clustering to relational fuzzy clustering; iii) to compare and evaluate the effectiveness of relational proportional membership fuzzy clustering and additive clustering with respect to the profiling problem.
For more information, please consult:
Required Qualifications: The conditions for the acceptance of applications follow the terms for the research scholarships of FCT (
The applicant should have a Master (preferably) or a Degree (Licenciatura; 5 year) in Computer Science or related areas, with a minimum grade of 14 (out of 20) or equivalent. Individuals with good knowledge in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Mining, as well as good programming skills will be appraised.
Salary: The amount published by FCT to scholarships in Portugal:  980 (Master) /  745 (Degree) monthly.
Application: Detailed curriculum vitae; College statement of the degree with the final grade; College statement with the grades obtained in the individual courses taken. Motivation letter of the applicant.
All documentation should be mailled (regular mail and e-mail) and addressed to:
A/C   Doutora Susana Nascimento
          Departamento de Informtica, FCT-Universidade Nova de Lisboa
          Quinta da Torre,
          2829- 516 Caparica,
Dates:  Application submission: from November 9th to December 21th 2007.
Application evaluation and notification of results: until December 28th 2007.
           Scholarship starts: January 1st 2008
For any further information please contact: Doutora Susana Nascimento (