Second Announcement and Call for Participation for the European Data Science Conference (EDSC)

The European Association for Data Science (EuADS) invites to the European Data Science Conference (EDSC),that will take place from November 07-08, 2016 at the Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Center in Luxembourg-Grund.

Conference Program

The European Data Science Conference is the inaugural conference of the European Association for Data Science and aims to provide a setting for fostering communication among all stakeholders of Data Science in Europe. The major objective is to bring together renowned experts and early-career scientist from disciplines that are focused on the acquisition and analysis of (big) empirical data, representatives from industry and politics as well as other stakeholders from the field of Data Science. Numerous invited experts from these areas will contribute to the conference. One of the primary aims of the conference is to initiate and foster discussion on relevant topics in Data Science that are of interest to various empirical disciplines but simultaneously have unsolved problems.

Conference Topics

From an in-depth analysis of methodological approaches and unsolved problems across empirical disciplines, the conference focuses on the following topics which are of actual concern in science and society:

  1. The question of trust, transparency and provenance of data including where data come from and by which mechanisms trust in data might be achieved.
  2. Legal aspects of Data Science such as data protection, data privacy and data access, among others.
  3. The question how data scientists might navigate the complex chain from raw data to actionable outputs and how they might be supported by appropriate tools.
  4. The role of Data Science in Medicine and Healthcare with a specific focus on Open medical data and personalized Medicine.
  5. The question of what makes Data Science different from other fields such as statistics and how to define the methodological substance of the field.

The European Data Science Conference consists of selected plenary talks, symposia, workshops and panel discussions on the five topics outlined above and an opening talk for the interested public. The conference language is English.

Main Keynote Speakers

  • Michael Berthold, Applied Computer Science, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • Niels Peek, MRC Health eResearch Centre for North England, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Walter Radermacher, Director General of the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat), Luxembourg
  • Pedro Pereira Rodrigues, Health Information and Decision Sciences department of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Jorge Sanz, National University of Singapore Business Analytics Center, Singapore

Participation

Participation to the European Data Science Conference is by invitation. We encourage participation of selected early-career researchers. If you are interested in participating, please submit a short proposal of maximum 1 page describing your current work and future planning in Data Science and why and how you intend to contribute to the conference. The deadline for submitting proposals (by email to edsc@uni.lu) is 1 October, 2016. All proposals will be reviewed by members of the scientific program committee. Notifications will be sent out by 7 October. Funds for travel support may be available.

Participation is free of charge.

Conference Location

The European Data Science Conference hosted by the University of Luxembourg will take place from November 07-08, 2016 at the Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Center in Luxembourg-Grund.

Important Dates

  • October 01, 2016: Deadline for submitting proposals
  • November 07-08, 2016: European Data Science Conference (EDSC)

Scientific Program Committee

  • Serge Allegrezza, National Statistical Institute and Economic Studies (STATEC), Luxembourg
  • Eric Dubois, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
  • Peter Flach, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, Luxembourg
  • Katja Ickstadt, TU Dortmund University, Germany
  • Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Berthold Lausen, University of Essex, United Kingdom
  • Hilmar Schneider, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany
  • Myra Spiliopoulou, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  • Claus Weihs, TU Dormund University, Germany

Local Organizing Committee

  • Serge Allegrezza, National Statistical Institute and Economic Studies (STATEC), Luxembourg
  • Matthias Böhmer, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Eric Dubois, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
  • Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Hilmar Schneider, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany

Reminder: Application for the BRCA Data Analysis Award possible until 30.09.2016

The BRCA Data Analysis Award honors innovative scientific research combining methods from statistics and data analysis with an application dealing with the prevention of heredital cancers (such as familar breast cancer, BRCA). It is endowed with 1000 Euro and offers the opportunity to present the underlying work, e.g., at the world conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) in Tokyo in August 2017.

Members of the GfKl are encouraged to send their applications to BRCA-Award@gfkl.de  before the deadline September 30, 2016.

For any details see www.isw.rwth-aachen.de/BRCA-Award.php

Fionn Murtagh wins “Outstanding Contributions to Astrostatics Award”

We are pleased to announce that our member Professor Fionn Murtagh won this year’s IAA Award for Outstanding Contributions to Astrostatics.

Mr. Murtagh is professor of Data Science and Statistics at the University of Derby in the UK and works part-time as a professor of data science at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is on the organizing committee of the initial IAU Commission B3 Astroinformatics and Astrostatistics (2015-2018), past president of the Classification Society (2008-2009) as well as past president of the British Classification Society (2007-2010). Professor Murtagh currently is on the Council of the International Association for Statistical Computing and is editor-in-chief of the Computer Journal, the foremost publication of the British Computer Society. He furthermore is an elected member of both the Royal Irish Academy and the Academia Europaea, and is a fellow of the British Computer Society and fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition. Murtagh also is co-author with Jean-Luc Starck of two editions of the well-received book, Astronomical Image and Data Analysis (2006, Springer). Aside from Prof. Murtagh’s work in classification, he also was an associate professor at the University of Strasbourg’s Astronomical Observatory and for twelve years (1984-1996) he was a senior scientist at the European Space Agency working on the Hubble Space Telescope project.

We wish to send Professor Fionn Murtagh our kindest regards and congratulate him on his outstanding performance and the well-deserved award

CLADAG 2017 – Call for Papers

CLADAG (Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society) invites to its eleventh biennial international meeting betwenn September 13th and September 15th 2017 in Milan.
Talks will cover the topics Classification Theory, Multivariate Data Analysis,
Proximity Structure Analysis, Software Developments and Applied Classification and Data Analysis.
People who wish to submit a paper should send tentative titles of their
papers by January 11th. By April 5th they should also send a short paper (in English) which should not exceed 4 pages.
Guidelines for preparing short papers will be made available through the Conference web site.

Everyone who is interested is highly welcome. Further information about the 11. scientific meeting of CLADAG can be found on the conference web site or on the conference flyer.

 

First Announcement and Call for Participation for the European Data Science Conference (EDSC)

The European Association for Data Science (EuADS) invites to the European Data 
Science Conference (EDSC),that will take place from November 07-08, 2016
at the Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Center in Luxembourg-Grund.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
The European Data Science Conference is the inaugural conference
of the European Association for Data Science and aims to provide
a setting for fostering communication among all stakeholders of
Data Science in Europe. The major objective is to bring together
renowned experts and young scientists from disciplines that are focusedon
the acquisition and analysis of (big) empirical data, representatives from
industry and politics as well as other stakeholders from the field of Data Science.
Numerous invited experts from these areas will contribute to the conference.
One of the primary aims of the conference is to initiate and foster discussion
on relevant themes in Data Science that are of interest to various empirical
disciplines but simultaneously have unsolved problems. 

CONFERENCE TOPICS 
From an in-depth analysis of methodological approaches and unsolved problems
across empirical disciplines, the conference focuses on the following topics
which are of actual concern in science and society:
1. The question of trust, transparency and provenance of data including
   where data come from and by which mechanisms trust in data might be achieved. 
2. Legal aspects of Data Science such as data protection,
   data privacy and data access, among others.
3. The question how data scientists might navigate the complex chain from raw data to
   actionable outputs and how they might be supported by appropriate tools. 
4. The role of Data Science in Medicine and Healthcare with a specific focus
   on Open medical data and personalized Medicine. 
5. The question of what makes Data Science different from other fields such as
   statistics and how to define the methodological substance of the field.
The European Data Science Conference consists of selected plenary talks, 
symposia, workshops and panel discussions on the five topics outlined above
and an opening talk for the interested public.

The conference language is English.

MAIN KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Michael Berthold, Applied Computer Science, 
University of Konstanz, Germany
Niels Peek, MRC Health eResearch Centre for North England,
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Walter Radermacher,
Director General of the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat), Luxembourg
Pedro Pereira Rodrigues,
Health Information and Decision Sciences department of the Faculty of Medicine,
University of Porto, Portugal
Jorge Sanz, National University of Singapore Business Analytics Center, Singapore
 
PARTICIPATION
Persons intending to participate are invited to register by sending
an email to edsc@uni.lu. Registrations will be handled on a
first-come, first-served basis for applicants coming from disciplines that are involved in
the acquisition and analysis of data in science and industry. Young scientists (with or without PhD)
are asked to submit a short proposal, maximum one page, explaining their interest in Data Science 
and briefly describing their work or future planning in this domain.
Deadline for submission is September 15, 2016. All submissions will undergo a review process by members
of the scientific program committee. Participation is free of charge.

CONFERENCE LOCATION 
The European Data Science Conference hosted by the University of Luxembourg
will take place from November 07-08, 2016 at the Neumünster Abbey Cultural Exchange Center
in Luxembourg-Grund.

IMPORTANT DATES
November 07-08, 2016
European Data Science Conference (EDSC)

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Serge Allegrezza, National Statistical Institute and Economic Studies (STATEC), Luxembourg
Eric Dubois, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Peter Flach, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International,
European and Regulatory Procedural Law, Luxembourg
Katja Ickstadt, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Berthold Lausen, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Hilmar Schneider, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany
Myra Spiliopoulou, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Claus Weihs, TU Dormund University, Germany

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Serge Allegrezza, National Statistical Institute and Economic Studies (STATEC), Luxembourg
Matthias Böhmer, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Eric Dubois, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Hilmar Schneider, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany 

IFCS Newsletter 53

Dear reader,
attached you will find the latest newsletter of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS). The IFCS informs about actual changes in their structure and provides news from their associated partners. With best regards.

BRCA Data Analysis Award – Deadline September 30, 2016

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

please be informed about the upcoming call for submissions for the BRCA Data Analysis Award. The BRCA Data Analysis Award will be conferred for original and innovative work that uses data‐analytic and statistical methods in order to support the development of strategies for the prevention of inherited cancer caused by mutations in the BRCA (Breast Cancer) gene. The submission is open until September 30, 2016.