Workshop of Artificial Intelligence Applied to Finance (WAIAF 2018)

Artificial Intelligence and Finance

Since early days of computing, researchers ask themselves where is the line that separates tasks that machines can do from those that only human beings can really accomplish. Several tasks were pointed as impossible to machines and later conquered by new advances in Artificial Intelligence. It seems the day when driving cars will be included among the tasks that machines can do in an efficient way is near. Certainly, machines will dominate activities that are even more complex in the future. Many researchers and practitioners believe that machines could perform several activities, such as asset trading and investment analysis, in the financial field. In fact, there is a significant research effort of academics, established practitioners and startups, in order to create algorithms and/or quantitative methods to analyze investments and negotiate securities.


The first Workshop of Artificial Intelligence Applied to Finance (WAIAF) aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns related to applications of Artificial Intelligence to Finance. The overall goal of the WAIAF is to provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and students (with both, under-graduate and graduate background) to discuss their goals, methods, and results of their research. It also intends to help participants to establish a research network among researchers and practitioners .

Call for Papers

Researchers and practitioners are invited to contribute to the Workshop of Artificial Intelligence Applied to Finance (WAIAF) by submitting papers that illustrate research results, projects, platforms, surveying works and real-world experiences that describe relevant advances in the area of Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Finance. Original research paper are welcome, but not required! Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

The papers may be written in Portuguese or English, as a PDF file. A paper must have no more than 8 pages in two column format (10 point font size) and will be presented orally at the Workshop.

Any paper must be submitted through EasyChair system. Click here to submit your paper!

For any doubts, please email one of the members of the Program Committee.

Important Dates


The First Workshop of Artificial Intelligence Applied to Finance (WAIAF) will be held at São José dos Campos-SP (Brazil) in the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica) at the Lacaz Neto Auditorium.


Program Committee

First Workshop of Artificial Intelligence applied to Finance (WAIAF) at ITA

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