30th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science

December 8th-9th, 2022
Munster Technological University

Paper Submission Deadline Extended - 5th October 25th Sep. 2022
Acceptance Notification for all Papers - 19th Oct. 1st Nov. 2022
Camera Ready Submissions (all tracks) - 26th Oct. 11th Nov. 2022

Registration and Programme Accommodation and Travel

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About AICS 2022

The 30th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS2022) will be hosted by the Department of Computer Science of Munster Technological University (MTU). The conference will be an in-person event this year.

With regular conferences dating back to 1988, the AICS Conference is Ireland’s primary forum for researchers with interests in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. While once a niche area, the fields of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, which encompass Data Analytics, Information Retrieval, and Machine Learning, are now at the forefront of Irish computing research and industry.

Call for Papers

Artificial Intelligence

Cognitive Science

We invite submissions in the broad areas of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science to communicate the advances and achievements in these fields. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Machine learning
  • Automated reasoning
  • Natural language processing
  • Computer vision
  • Robotics
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Decision analytics
  • Moral judgment
  • Intelligent agents
  • Concept combination
  • Knowledge representation
  • Reasoning
  • Intelligent systems
  • Machine translation
  • Knowledge graphs
  • Causal inference
  • Recommender systems
  • Semantic web/Linked data
  • Computer vision
  • Neural networks
  • Deep learning
  • Dialogue systems
  • Opinion mining
  • Information systems
  • Game-playing
  • Visual analytics
  • Digital twins
  • Smart environments
  • Neuro-symbolic integration
  • Social cognition
  • Cognitive robotics
  • Cognitive modelling
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Embodied and grounded cognition
  • Creative cognition
  • Counterfactuals
  • Explainability
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Humanities and linguistics
  • Neuroeconomics
  • Neuroethics
  • Neurolaw
  • AI and cognition
  • Cognition and simulation
  • Argumentation
  • Human perception
  • Language
  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Emotion
  • Fairness
  • Interpretability
  • Transparency
  • Ethics of AI
  • Deduction

We seek articles which report on in-use experiences (design, engineering, deployment, utility, and challenges) of AI-based, and cognitive-based.

We invite three types of submissions.

  • Full Paper Track: Full paper submissions should consist of original contributions (describing fundamental basic research, interesting applications, in-use experiences, or reviews of the field) not published in other forums. Papers should be 6 to 12 pages in length (references included)*.
  • Student Track: This track is designed to facilitate students who have recently completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme with a dissertation component. Student track submissions should consist of original contributions (describing either basic research or interesting applications), and the first author must be the student upon whose dissertation the paper is based. Papers should be 6 to 12 pages in length (references included)*.
  • * - Note each additional page over 12 pages will incur an additional fee of €50 per page.

Paper Submission

All accepted Full-paper and Student Track submissions will be presented at the conference, either orally or as posters, and included in the online conference proceedings. At least one author of each submission will be required to register for, and attend, the conference. All submissions must be made via the Easychair system online here.

Full Paper Track papers and Student Track papers must be submitted in Springer LNCS format (single column proceedings), which is also the format required for the final camera-ready copy. A sample LaTeX document in this format is available here.

NECTAR Track submissions must follow the following template found here.

Instructions for 1-Page Extended Abstracts can be found here.

All accepted submissions in Full Paper Track and Student Paper Track will appear in online proceedings published at Communications in Computer and Information Science by Springer.
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Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline for all Tracks - 5th October 25th September 2022
  • Acceptance Notification for all Papers - 19th 1st Nov. 2022
  • Camera Ready Submissions (all tracks) - 26th Oct. 11th Nov. 2022
  • Conference Dates - 8th - 9th December 2022

All indicated times are EOD, 23:59 Irish time.


Registration for AICS 2022 is now open. Tickets are available from the MTU Events Portal. There are several ticket types so please review the information on the portal and select appropriately. At least one author of an accepted paper must be registered for the conference.

  • Attendee (inc. Gala dinner): €200.00
  • Student Attendee (inc. Gala dinner): €160.00
  • Attendee (ex. Gala dinner): €160.00
  • Student Attendee (ex. Gala dinner): €120.00
  • Register here: MTU Events Portal

Conference venue location: Nexus Building, MTU

Gala dinner location: The River Lee Hotel


Thursday, Dec 8th
  • 08:30 - Registration

  • 09:15 - 09:30 - Welcome, conference opening

  • 09:30 - Session #1

  • 11:00 - Keynote

  • 11:45 - Coffee Break & Poster Session

  • 12:15 - Session #2

  • 13:45 - Lunch & Poster Session

  • 14:45 - Session #3

  • 16:15 - Coffee Break & Poster Session

  • 16:45 - Session #4

  • 19:30 - Gala Dinner @ The River Lee Hotel

Friday, Dec 9th
  • 08:30 - Session #5

  • 10:00 - Keynote

  • 10:45 - Coffee Break & Poster Session

  • 11:15 - Session #6

  • 12:45 - Qualcomm Talk

  • 13:15 - Lunch & Poster Session

  • 14:00 - Session #7

  • 15:30 - Closing Remarks & conference closed

  • 15:45 - AIAI Community Meeting (invitation-only boardroom session)


Organising Committee

PC Member Affiliation
James Vincent PattenUniversity of Limerick
Enrique NaredoUniversity of Limerick
Malachy EatonUniversity of Limerick
Eoin GruaUniversity of Limerick
Meghana KshirsagarUniversity of Limerick
Pepijn Van de VenUniversity of Limerick
John NelsonUniversity of Limerick
Ciaran EisingUniversity of Limerick
Katie CrowleyUniversity of Limerick
Suzanne EganUniversity of Limerick
Muftah FraiferUniversity of Limerick
Conor HayesUniversity of Galway
Josephine GriffithUniversity of Galway
Pilib O BroinUniversity of Galway
Colm O'RiordanUniversity of Galway
Paul BuitelaarUniversity of Galway
Michael SchukatUniversity of Galway
James McDermottUniversity of Galway
John P. McCraeUniversity of Galway
Frank GlavinUniversity of Galway
Elham AlghamdiUniversity College Dublin
Declan DelaneyUniversity College Dublin
Arjun PakrashiUniversity College Dublin
Padraig CunninghamUniversity College Dublin
Ellen RusheUniversity College Dublin
Georgiana IfrimUniversity College Dublin
Brendan MurphyUniversity College Dublin
Brian Mac NameeUniversity College Dublin
Simon CatonUniversity College Dublin
Barry SmythUniversity College Dublin
Rob BrennanUniversity College Dublin
Derek GreeneUniversity College Dublin
Fintan CostelloUniversity College Dublin
Fred CumminsUniversity College Dublin
Mark KeaneUniversity College Dublin
Aonghus LawlorUniversity College Dublin
Rem CollierUniversity College Dublin
Ruihai DongUniversity College Dublin
Barry O'SullivanUniversity College Cork
Guillaume EscamocherUniversity College Cork
Begum GencUniversity College Cork
Ken BrownUniversity College Cork
Andrea BaloghUniversity College Cork
Mark O SullivanUniversity College Cork
Gregory ProvanUniversity College Cork
Derek BridgeUniversity College Cork
Darryl CharlesUlster University
Paul Mc KevittUlster University
Debbie RankinUlster University
Michaela BlackUlster University
Ivana DusparicTrinity College Dublin
Lucy McKennaTrinity College Dublin
John GilliganTechnological University Dublin
Bianca Schoen PhelanTechnological University Dublin
Eoin RogersTechnological University Dublin
Anh Duong TrinhTechnological University Dublin
Bujar RaufiTechnological University Dublin
Pierpaolo DondioTechnological University Dublin
Bojan BožićTechnological University Dublin
Sarah Jane DelanyTechnological University Dublin
Lucas RizzoTechnological University Dublin
Robert RossTechnological University Dublin
Hung NgoTechnological University Dublin
James UsherTechnological University Dublin
Susan MckeeverTechnological University Dublin
Luca LongoTechnological University Dublin
Elizabeth HunterTechnological University Dublin
Xhemal ZenuniSEE University in Tetovo
Conor LynchNimbus Research Centre (MTU)
Ted ScullyMunster Technologicial University
Ryan DonovanMunster Technologicial University
Ignacio CastineirasMunster Technologicial University
Kashif AhmadMunster Technological University
Ruairi O'ReillyMunster Technological University
Alison O'SheaMunster Technological University
Niall O MahonyMunster Technological University
Brian MurphyMunster Technological University
Daniel RiordanMunster Technological University
Diarmuid GrimesMunster Technological University
Haithem AfliMunster Technological University
Alex VakaloudisMunster Technological University
Christian BederMunster Technological University
Louise ConnellMaynooth University
Ralf BierigMaynooth University
Diarmuid O'DonoghueMaynooth University
Deirdre DesmondMaynooth University
Anila MjedaLero
Tiziana MargariaLero
Luis QuesadaInsight Centre for Data Analytics (UCC)
Nic WilsonInsight Centre for Data Analytics (UCC)
Julia DietlmeierInsight Centre for Data Analytics
Steve PrestwichInsight Centre for Data Analytics
Diego CarraroInsight Centre for Data Analytics
Ken DuffyHamilton InstituteMaynooth University
Takfarinas SaberDublin City University
Alan SmeatonDublin City University
Suzanne LittleDublin City University
Lifeng HanDublin City University
Gareth JonesDublin City University
Marija BezbradicaDublin City University
Julio Noe Hernandez TorresDublin City University
Liam MarnaneUniversity College Cork
Seamus DowlingAtlantic Technological University
Harshvardhan J. PanditADAPT Centre (TCD)
Brian DavisADAPT Centre
Paul WalshAccenture
Alexey Tarasov2K Games Dublin

AICS Sponsors 2022

If you are interested in sponsoring AICS2022 then please download the AICS2022 sponsorship prospectus. A sincere thanks to our sponsors to date:


# Venue Dist. Conf. Travel Prices
The River Lee Hotel* 4km Bus 205/220/208 From €240
The Kingsley Hotel 2.5km Bus 220/201 From €189
Jurys Inn Cork 5.5km Bus 205/220/208 From €179

* Note the Gala dinner is taking place in the River Lee Hotel. 15% off best available rate on the day of booking - booking reference for the River Lee is CCGM081222 and guests can contact cork@doylecollection.com to book or call the hotel direct quoting reference number (Subject to availability).

B & Bs
# Venue Dist. Conf. Travel Prices
Lancaster Lodge 4.1km Bus 205/208/220 From €149
Redclyffe Guesthouse 3.3km Bus 205/220 From €95
Shandon Bells Guest House 3.7km Bus 205/220 From €125
# Venue Dist. Conf. Travel Prices
Bru Bar & Hostel 5.6km Bus 205/220/208 From €37
Sheilas Cork Hostel 5.7km Bus 205/220/208 From €26


Cork city is accessible via train, bus and air. Kent train station is located on the Lower Glanmire Road and is connected to MTU via bus no. 205, 208 and 220 (205 is the most direct). For payment it is best to use Leapcard or have the cash fare (€1.90). The main bus station is on Parnell Place (https://goo.gl/maps/Pe92FEQ1tRFzdULP8), with bus no. 205, 220 or 208 best connected to MTU. The Aircoach and Gobus stops in Cork on Lower Glanmire road, with best connectivity to MTU being bus no. 205.

In general bus no. 205, 208 and 220 go in the direction of MTU from the city center with 205 stopping the closest.