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GEIST is a research group that includes number of senior and postdocoral researchers as well as PhD and master students. The work of the group is coordinated by Grzegorz J. Nalepa. GEIST researchers mostly work at AGH University of Science and Technology ( in Kraków, Poland.

The group is active in the general area of intelligent systems. We work in Knowledge and Software Engineering, Business Intelligence, Ambient Intelligence and Affective Computing (see the group's research profile).

GEIST has been involved in number of projects. For more information see recent activity, publications and software.

The group teaches a number of courses and coordinates a specialty EIS (Engineering of Intelligent Systems). We also cooperate with students within dedicated projects.

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GEIST news

  • 3 June 2019 - A guest from Cambridge! This week Sławomir Tadeja, a guest from University of Cambridge, is visiting us. We will work hard together on our common research topics. He will also give a speech on Immersive Visual Analytics at a seminar at AGH-UST – we invite you on Wednesday 9:35 to room C2 429!
  • 18 May 2019 - Finish of the spring experiment! Yesterday, we finished current session of affective experiments. More than 200 people took part in the 1.5h study with pictures, sounds, games, paper and gamepad. Thank you all for your help! Now we will look closely at the data. We promise to create great articles describing our results. Stay tuned!
  • 26 March 2019 - Affective experiment in GEIST! We are starting the big affective experiment to further develop our ideas on wearable devices, affective computing and affective games. If you are interested in helping us as a participant, take a look at (in polish).

  • 21 September 2018 - Dedicated AfCAI page! A dedicated page on our Affective Computing-related research is now available at You can find there: description of our research network, list of AfCAI-related publications, outline of affective software and the history of AfCAI Workshops. Visit us at!

  • 15 July 2018 - Award on HAI 2018! "AIded with emotions" by Barbara Giżycka, Grzegorz J. Nalepa & Paweł Jemioło, our paper on the design of games with affective loop, was presented as demo at HAI and received The Popular Choice Award for the most downloaded paper of the workshop!
  • 27 June 2018 - Krzysztof Kutt, PhD! The fourth doctorate in GEIST! Today, the prestigious group joined Krzysztof Kutt – congratulations and wish you further success!

  • 10 May 2018 - The next GEIST PhD in progress! Krzysztof Kutt has not yet defended his doctoral dissertation, but he already presented the results as a guest at the “Collective Intelligence in Information Systems” seminar in Wroclaw. Photos and slides are available at the seminar webpage.
  • 18 April 2018 - The AfCAI 2018 Workshop! The second workshop on AfCAI starts tommorow at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. Let's talk about affective computing together!

  • 23 November 2017 - Seminarium RnD: Parallel Cooperative Hybrid Metaheuristics: some results and trendsr! Kolejne „Seminarium badawczo-rozwojowe” już w czwartek 23.11.2017 o godz. 09:30 w sali 224 C2. Prof. Salvador Abreu z University of Évora opowie o metaheurystykach wykorzustyjących zrównoleglanie solverów bazujących na standardowych heurystykach. Więcej informacji o temacie seminarium oraz sylwetka prelegenta znajdują się na stronie WWW seminarium. Zapraszamy!
  • 1 October 2017 - Fresh blood in GEIST! The team has grown up with new people – two trainees: Paweł Jemioło & Piotr Misiak and one PhD candidate: Barbara Giżycka are now with us. With new strength and enthusiasm we can develop our projects in the new academic year :-)

  • 10 September 2017 - Rules & SKE lectures at DECLARE'17! Next week the DECLARE'17 Summer School begins. One of the lecturers will be Grzegorz J. Nalepa. He will talk about Semantic Knowledge Engineering (SKE), Rules and Context–Aware Systems. This will be supplemented by practical laboratories where participants will use many cool tools to create their own simple systems.
  • 16 June 2017 - 8 GEIST papers at ICAISC 2017! GEIST is back from an exhaustive ICAISC 2017 conference in Zakopane. We have presented 8 papers there. Particular congratulations to the leaders of the work: Antoni Ligęza (co-author of 5 of them) and Szymon Bobek (co-created 3 of them)!

  • 21 March 2017 - RnD Seminar! Tommorow, Prof. María-Trinidad Herrero Ezquerro, our guest from University of Murcia, Spain will give a lecture about Measuring emotions and the influence of smell and taste. We will start at 14:00, C2-429. Join us!
  • 24 November 2016 - AfCAI 2016 Workshop! We are starting the 1st Workshop on Affective Computing Context Awareness and Ambient Intelligence in Murcia with our colleagues from around the Europe. It will be two long days, but we hope they will be very productive!

  • 4 October 2016 - IEEE SMC Seminar in Gdynia! We invite you to the 1st IEEE SMC Seminar in Gdynia which will take place on November 7th. One of the lectures will be delivered by Szymon Bobek! More information is available on the seminar website.

  • 28 September 2016 - The Final Countdown! Computers are prepared, rooms are refreshed, final dots are placed in the slides… We are waiting for you on first labs and lectures on Monday morning! We hope that you will learn a lot from us, as well as we will learn a lot from you, 'cause we are GEIST. We dream big and work hard!

  • 17 September 2016 - GJN on the way to the hot Spain! Grzegorz J. Nalepa goes on the 3-month research trip to Murcia to give lectures at the Universidad de Murcia and to participate in extensive discussions on Affective Computing. Good luck!
  • 14 July 2016 - Szymon Bobek, PhD! Another doctorate with distinction in GEIST! Today, the prestigious group joined Szymon Bobek – congratulations and wish you further success!

  • 6 July 2016 - Psychologist in GEIST! For a change non-computer science success of our team member: Krzysztof Kutt today defended his master's degree in Psychology at the Jagiellonian University – congratulations for perseverance and look forward to a doctorate in Computer Science!

  • 29 October 2015 - Brand new Loki page! New Loki page is now available at Take a look to see what Semantic Wiki/Business Processes and Rules plugins the GEIST Team is developing at AGH-UST!
  • 17 September 2015 - Krzysztof Kluza at Stanford! Everything is already prepared and packed, Krzysztof Kluza can attack the United States! As part of the Top 500 Innovators program, he will take part in a two-month internship at Stanford University. Congratulations! We look forward to the report and we look forward to the implementation of observed patterns at our university!
  • 11 September 2015 - GEIST @FedCSIS! The next edition of the FedCSIS conference begins next Sunday in Łódź. We will be there proudly represented by Mateusz Ślażyński, who will present two papers by our team. Have a successful conference!
  • 24 June 2015 - GEIST @CYBCONF! With no time to rest after the previous conference, we are already on the next one! From the heart of the Tatra Mountains we went straight over to the polish sea, to attend a CYBCONF 2015 conference in Gdynia. The team of Grzegorz J. Nalepa, Szymon Bobek, Krzysztof Kutt and Krzysztof Kluza will present here two interesting papers and will participate in the General Meeting of the PSSI. Have another successful conference!

  • 6 May 2015 - Seminarium RnD: Automating Divergent and Dialectical Thinking on Twitter! Kolejne „Seminarium badawczo-rozwojowe” już w środę 13.05.2015 o godz. 14:00 w sali 429 C2. Tony Veale z University College Dublin opowie nam o automatycznej kategoryzacji dywengercyjnej na Twitterze. Więcej informacji o temacie seminarium oraz sylwetka prelegenta znajdują się na stronie WWW seminarium. Zapraszamy!

  • 15 April 2015 - Seminarium RnD: Analityka biznesowa w IT! Zapraszamy na kolejne „Seminarium badawczo-rozwojowe”! Już w środę 22.04.2015 o godz. 14:00 w sali 429 C2 pracownicy firmy HG Intelligence opowiedzą nam o analityce biznesowej w IT, czyli o tym jak analizować i budować software aby przynosił korzyści. Więcej informacji o temacie seminarium oraz sylwetka prelegenta znajdują się na stronie WWW seminarium. Zapraszamy!

  • 24 March 2015 - Krzysztof Kluza, PhD! Today, Krzysztof Kluza joined the prestigious group of people with a doctorate (with honors!) - Congratulations and wish you further success in scientific work!
  • 12 March 2015 - Another doctorate in GEIST! Emotions associated with the defense of the Krzysztof Kaczor's doctoral thesis not have fallen yet, and we already approaching the next important moment: on March 24, 2015 at 10:00 PhD defense of Krzysztof Kluza will begin! You're welcome! For more information about the doctorate visit EAIiIB department page.

  • 24 February 2015 - Seminarium RnD: Dr. Michał Klincewicz: Studying the mind with computing technology: eyetracking and SOAR! Nowy semestr warto rozpocząć od ciekawego “Seminarium badawczo-rozwojowego”! Spotkanie pt. “Studying the mind with computing technology: eyetracking and SOAR”, które poprowadzi Dr. Michał Klincewicz (Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), odbędzie się w środę 04.03.2015 o godz. 14:00 w sali 429 C2. Więcej informacji o temacie seminarium oraz sylwetka prelegenta znajdują się na stronie WWW seminarium. Zapraszamy!
  • 24 February 2015 - Krzysztof Kaczor, PhD! Today Krzysztof Kaczor defended his doctorate with honors! Congratulations and wish you further success in scientific work!
  • 10 February 2015 - PhD defense in GEIST! In two weeks, February 24th, 2015 at 13:00 will start the defense of Krzysztof Kaczor's doctorate! You're welcome! More information about the doctorate can be found at the EAIiIB department page.
  • 28 January 2015 - Kolejny rok z EIS! Już niedługo wystartuje nabór do trzeciego rocznika prowadzonej przez nas specjalności Systemy Inteligentne. Dzisiaj odbyło się spotkanie informacyjne, na którym opowiedzieliśmy zainteresowanym co ich czeka i dlaczego warto wybrać właśnie tę specjalność!
  • 26 January 2015 - Guests from Würzburg! This week we host our friends from the University of Würzburg. We will exchange experience and set directions for further joint work on Semantic Wikis. Definitely something good will come out from this!

  • 14 January 2015 - Seminarium RnD: Dr. Joachim Baumeister: Life around the Bottleneck - Why Knowledge Engineering still is Software Engineering and why AI should care! Serdecznie zapraszamy na przedsesyjne spotkanie z cyklu „Seminarium badawczo-rozwojowe”. Odbędzie się ono w środę 28.01.2015 o godz. 14:00 w sali 429 C2. Spotkanie pt. “Life around the Bottleneck - Why Knowledge Engineering still is Software Engineering and why AI should care” poprowadzi Dr. Joachim Baumeister. Więcej informacji o temacie seminarium oraz sylwetka prelegenta znajdują się na stronie WWW seminarium. Zapraszamy!


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