ADAPT-Partnered AI Summer School to Discuss Cutting-Edge Research in ‘AI for Tourism’

ADAPT is partnering with the John McCarthy AI Summer School to gather some of the brightest minds in Artificial Intelligence from all over the country. This year’s summer school will deep dive into the area of AI for Tourism with both core and applied research tracks.

The AI Summer School will include keynotes, plenary lectures, and roundtable discussions along with networking and research colloquium.

This will be a hybrid event, hosted from Killorglin, Co. Kerry, Ireland on the 1st & 2nd September. In addition to the ADAPT Centre, the other partners of the event include the RDI Hub, Microsoft, Munster Technological University, Tangent, AI Ireland and IT@Cork Skillnet.

Who is it for?

The event is suitable for professors, post-docs, PhD students and researchers in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics.

Why attend?

  1. Over two days we will explore cutting-edge research in AI for Tourism that is shaping our future.
  2. You will join keynotes and roundtables with speakers from seven different countries including Switzerland, Portugal, France, United States of America, Spain, Scotland and Ireland!
  3. You will meet and network with some of the greatest pioneers and scientists in the area of AI for Tourism.

    What to expect?

    Two half-days of plenary lectures, Q&As and roundtable discussions along with networking and research colloquiums on selected topics presented by leading experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence for Tourism.

Two speakers at the event are accomplished Funded Investigators at the ADAPT Centre, working in the space of Artificial Intelligence, Human Computer Interaction, Digital Humanities and other aligned areas. Know more about the speakers Dr Niall Murray and Dr Haithem Afli and their work.


Here’s the full list of speakers and sessions to be held at this two-day event.

Day One:

Ian Millar Senior Lecturer Hospitality IT EHL Switzerland.
Topic: “The latest hospitality IT trends: AI In Tourism, Past, Present and Future”

Célia Maria Quitério Ramos University of Algarve, Portugal.
Topic: “Using Sentiment and opinion analysis to pull smart insights from Tourism data”

Arnaud Muller, CEO UPMC Sorbonne Universitiés, France.
Topic: CLEYROP – The European Sovereign Datahub.

Francisco Javier Melero Rus Lecturer at University of Granada, Spain.
Topic: “Smart Tourism: how to apply AI to each step of the traveller journey”

Dr Breda O’ Dwyer Munster Technological University.
Topic: MTU Research Colloquium Overview: Past, Present and Future Plans.

Niall Murray Technological University of the Shannon and ADAPT Research Centre.
Topic: Digital Twins

Linda O Loughlin, Munster Technological University.
Topic: “The future is Yesterday: Exploring the role of AI powered decisions to generate holistic data driven insights in a changing Tourism climate”

Enda Mc Govern: Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut.
Topic: “Consequences of climate change on Tourism”

Panel Discussion with Niall Murray, Linda O Loughlin and Enda Mc Govern.

Day Two:

Dr Haithem Afli, Cork Institute of Technology and the ADAPT Centre.
Topic: MTU Research colloquium finalist pitches and announcement of winners.

Pete Syme, Digital Leader Seeking Disruptive Challenges in Rebuilding Travel and Tourism.
Topic: How AI can help the talent crisis in travel and tourism?”

Mike Webster Founder & CEO Arvoia, Hotel AI

Frank Reeves Founder & CEO Avvio

Allan Nelson: CEO & Co-Founder at For-Sight

Michael Wilson Head of Data Science Car Trawler

Niall Campion Virtual Reality Content Creation (

Michael Guerin Founder @ Imvizar | Immersive Experiences & Smart Cities.

Ivan Tuohy CEO and Founder

Lena Angland Founder
Topic: Killarney National Park App @ “Find the hidden wildlife of the Kingdom”.

Panel Discussion with Mike Webster; Frank Reeves, Lena Angland and Ivan Tuohy.