IFCS 2017 – First Announcement and Call for Papers

By | 26. November 2016

Ladies and Gentleman,
the 2017 conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) will be held at the Takanawa Campus of Tokai University, Tokyo from August 8 to 10, 2017. The conference theme will be ‘The Challenge of Data Science in the Era of Big Data’. On August 7, pre-conference workshops will be held. The conference itself will start on August 8 in the morning, and will close on August 10 with a full day conference program and a conference dinner. The conference will include a President’s invited session and a Presidential address, invited presentations, invited and contributed sessions, and poster sessions. The following awards and medals ceremony will be scheduled at the conference.

  • IFCS Research Medal for outstanding research achievements
  • Chikio Hayashi Award for Young Researchers
  • Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Paper Competition and Travel Award
  • Student Poster Session Competition Award on innovative research including applications
  • the BRCA Data Analysis Award

Conference Venue
The Takanawa Campus of Tokai University offers excellent facilities andstate-of-the-art digital equipment for scientific meetings. The campus is located in the commercial heart of Tokyo. In Takanawa, there is the well-known Soto Zen Buddhist temple Sengaku-ji, where the famous Forty-seven Samurai and their lord are enshrined. Takanawa is also located near Shinagawa, one of the public transport hubs in Tokyo. It is very easy to come to downtown in Tokyo by train

and subway from Shinagawa, as well as to Osaka and Kyoto by
Shinkansen (high speed train). There are direct connections from both Narita and Haneda International Airports to

Conference Topics

Contributed papers from scholars and practitioners are invited on any of the topics below as well as on related issues:
Data Analysis and Classification in the Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Biology /Banking and Finance / Bioinformatics and Biostatistics / Biomedical Data Analysis and Imaging / Business and Industry / Classification, Discriminant Analysis, and Supervised Learning / Clustering and Unsupervised Learning / Complex Event Processing / Data Analysis in Archaeology / Databionics / Exploratory Data Mining / Formal Concept Analysis / Functional Data Analysis / Geospatial Planning / Graphics and Vision / High-Dimensional Data and Dimension Reduction / Image Analysis and Computer Vision / Information Retrieval and Library Science / Impact of Technical Revolution, Globalization on Statistical Process / Knowledge Discovery / Linguistics and Musicology / Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition / Marketing and Management / Medical and Health Sciences / Neural Networks and Deep Learning / Psychology and Educational Sciences / Social Network Analysis / Sparse Modeling / Statistical Data Analysis, Statistical Models and Model Selection / Swarm Systems / Symbolic Data Analysis / Text Mining, Web Mining, and Ontology Learning / Visualization

Submission of Abstracts

Titles and abstracts should be submitted and uploaded via the conference website by April 18, 2017. All abstracts will be subject to a peer review process.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by May 15, 2017.

Important Dates

  • November 1, 2016 Start early bird registration
  • April 18, 2017: Deadline for abstract submission
  • April 18, 2017: Deadline for early bird registration
  • May 15, 2017: Notification of acceptance for abstract submission
  • May 31, 2017: Deadline for standard registration
  • June 30, 2017: Deadline for late registration
  • August 7, 2017: Pre-conference workshops
  • August 8-10, 2017: IFCS-2017 conference

Publications Related to the Conference

We are planning to publish a post-conference proceedings. The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • October 15, 2017: Deadline manuscript submission
  • December 15, 2017: Notification of acceptance
  • February 15, 2018: Deadline revised manuscript submission
  • June 15, 2018: Publication and shipment

Conference Fees

Early Bird Standard Late On Site
IFCS Societies Member* 35,000 Yen 40,000 Yen 45,000 Yen 50,000 Yen
Non-Member 45,000 Yen 50,000 Yen 55,000 Yen 60,000 Yen
Student 15,000 Yen 15,000 Yen 15,000 Yen 15,000 Yen

* IASC members are entitled to IFCS societies members fees

Contact Adress

Yoshiro Yamamoto, Tokai University, Takanawa 2-3-23, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 108-8619 Japan

Further Information can be found on the conference website and the conference flyer.