Founded in 1988, the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society (EETN) is a non profit scientific organization devoted to organizing and promoting AI (Artificial Intelligence) research in Greece and abroad. Since its establishment, EETN has participated in the organization of various national and international events related to AI and its subfields. EETN is also interested in promoting AI in higher education and in exploiting AI research results by commercial organizations. The recent, rapid growth of the Internet and the World Wide Web has intensified the need for intelligent information systems and increased commercial interest in the area of AI.
Since 1996, EETN is a member of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI), whose international prestige is similar to the one of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). EETN's participation in ECCAI, as an equal society member, as well as the organization of EETN conferences (SETN), workshops and summer schools has significantly upgraded its role.