The LASIGE | ULisboa team, composed by Miguel Rodriques, Miguel Falé and Francisco Couto was awarded at the 4th edition of the BioASQ Challenge - A challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering, that took place in 2016. The challenges include tasks relevant to hierarchical text classification, machine learning, information retrieval, QA from texts and structured data, multi-document summarization and many other areas.

The work develloped by LASIGE researchers Tiago Guerreiro, Luís Carriço and Diogo Marques, in collaboration with researchers from the University of British Columbia, about the intrusions of Facebook accounts by nearby people, received high media attention. The research was accepted for publication (see the article here) in the conference of human factors in computer systems, ACM CHI, the most relevant in the area of human-machine interaction, worldwide.

You can find more information on the official LASIGE Workshop 2017 website.

Carlos Duarte participated as invited speaker in the last edition of the NEM Summit, an international conference on Media and Content organised by the NEM Initiative, where he presented the talk with the title “Universal is not enough: going back to Personal”, at the first time in the history of the event that was hosted a session on media accessibility, named "Accessibility - Is it the greatest challenge in the media industry today?".

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