Announcement of the DSSV 2017 Conference in Lisbon, Portugal (July 12 – 14, 2017)

The International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) is leased to announce the first conference on Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation (DSSV 2017, July 12-14 in Lisbon, Portugal) that is a satellite conference of the 61st World Statistics Congress (WSC61, July 16-21 in Marrakesh, Morocco).

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission April 10, 2017
Notification of acceptance due May 2, 2017
Early registration due March 27, 2017
Standard registration due May 15, 2017

The conference Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation (DSSV 2017) is the first event of a new conference series. We aim to bring together researchers and professionals interested in the interplay of computer science, statistics and visualisation, hence building bridges between these fields. The conference will be hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico (­ University of Lisbon, Portugal).

Keynote Speakers

Trevor Hastie (Stanford University, USA)
Daniel Keim (University of Leuven, Belgium)

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Myra Spiliopoulou (University of Magdeburg, Germany)
Mário Figueiredo (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
Peter Rousseeuw (University of Konstanz, Germany)

For further information you can visit the conference website, Facebook, Twitter or the website of the Instituto Superior Técnico.

European Conference on Data Analysis 2017 (ECDA 2017) on September the 27th in Wroclaw

The 41st anniversary of GfKl will be held in Wrocław, Poland, on 27-29 September 2017, as the 4th European Conference on Data Analysis 2017 (ECDA 2017).
Wrocław (until 1945 Breslau) is one of the oldest cities in Poland. With its varied history, numerous historical buildings, parks and squares, the city attracts many visitors from all over the world, as well as a lively student city on the water with charming cafes, picturesque alleys and one of the most beautiful and largest medieval marketplaces in Poland. “The Flower of Europe” was called in the course of its more than 1,000 years of history. In 2016 Wrocław was the “European Capital of Culture” and was therefore a popular travel destination. Today more than 630,000 people live in the fourth largest city in Poland, which has been prospering economically and culturally for years.
The conference will be held at the Wrocław University of Economics, one of the most highly developed economic universities in Poland and a major research center.

The Program Committee is headed by Józef Pociecha (SKAD), while other members of the program are Krzysztof Jajuga (SKAD), Marek Walesiak (SKAD), Andrzej Sokołowski (SKAD), Berthold Lausen (GfKl, BCS), Andreas Geyer- Adalbert Wilhelm (GfKl), Daniel Baier (GfKl), Claus Weihs (GfKl), Christian Hennig (BCS), Fionn Murtagh (BCS), Andrea Cerioli (CLADAG), Salvatore Ingrassia (CLADAG), Maurizio Vichi (CLADAG), Roberto Rocci (CLAD), Myra Spiliopoulou (EuADS), Jose Dias (CLAD), Paul McNicholas (CS), Giannoula Florou (GSDA), Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt (EuADS), Rozen Dahyot (IPRCS), Akinori Okada (JCS), Ahmed Moussa (MCS), Sugnet Lubbe (SASA-MDAG), Jose Vera (SEIO-AMyC), Mohammed Nadif (SFC), Carlos Cuevas Covarrubias (SoCCAD), Anuska Ferligoj (SSS) and Jorgen Vermunt (VOC).

The conference is organized by:

  • SKAD (Section on Classification and Data Analysis of Polish Statistical Association),
  • EuADS (European Association for Data Science),
  • GfKl (Gesellschaft für Klassifikation – Data Science Society),
  • CLADAG (Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society),
  • BCS (British Classification Society).

The registration and submission of abstracts is possible from 1.3.-10.6.2017 via the conference website http://ecda2017.ue.wroc.pl/. Further information can be found on the conferences Call for Papers.The acceptance of the abstracts will be communicated until 10.7.2017. Registration to the conference is also possible via the website (Early Registration until 31.7.2017, Registration until 10.9.2017). The submission of a full paper is possible until 20.11.2017.

First Announcement of the 40th anniversary of the GfKl on February the 24th in Karlsruhe

The Gfkl is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a festive event on February, 24th, beginning at 3:00 pm in the “Gartensaal” of Karlsruhe Palace. The registration procedure will be communicated to you in the membership letter, the preliminary program of the event is as follows:

  • 3:00 pm: Welcome and Greetings
  • 3:30 pm: Professor Joachim Buhmann, ETH Zürich (title to be confirmed)
  • 4:15 pm: Professor Tim Friede, University of Göttingen:  (title to be confirmed)
  • 5:00 pm: Professor Hans-H. Bock, RWTH Aachen : (40 years of GfKl – title to be confirmed)
  • 5:20 pm: Announcement BRCA Data Analysis Award
  • 5:30 pm: Professor Manfred Wilhelm, KIT, Institut for Technical and Polymer Chemistry: “In Vino Veritas”.
  • 6:00 pm: Poster exhibition, reception and cosy get together
  • 10:00 pm: Ending

IFCS 2017 – First Announcement and Call for Papers

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
Shinagawa.

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.

German Polish Seminar on Data Analysis and Applications 2017: First Announcement and Call for Papers

Ladies and Gentleman,

we invite you to the Fourth German Polish Seminar on Data Analysis and Applications (following Aachen, Krakow and Dresden seminars) that will take place in Wroclaw, on September 26, 2017 (Tuesday). The seminar will precede European Classification and Data Analysis Conference 2017 (ECDA2017), which will take place in Wroclaw, on September 27-29, 2017.

More information about the seminar can be found on the seminars leaflet and website.

First Announcement for the European Conference on Classification and Data Analysis 2017

The Fourth European Conference on Classification and Data Analysis will take place at the Wrocław University of Economics, Poland, on September 27-29, 2017 (Wednesday – Friday). The conference follows the previous conferences in 2013 (Luxembourg), 2014 (Bremen), 2015 (Colchester).

The conference will take place in the campus of Wroclaw University of Economics, where the facilities allow for plenary session and up to at least 10 parallel sessions as well as for coffee breaks and lunches.

The Conference will be organized by Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Jajuga. Website and Flyer for the conference is coming soon.

First Announcement of the Fourth European Conference on Classification and Data Analysis 2017

The Fourth European Conference on Classification and Data Analysis will take place at the Wrocław University of Economics, Poland, on September 27-29, 2017 (Wednesday – Friday). The conference follows the previous conferences in 2013 (Luxembourg), 2014 (Bremen), 2015 (Colchester).

The conference will take place in the campus of Wroclaw University of Economics, where the facilities allow for plenary session and up to at least 10 parallel sessions as well as for coffee breaks and lunches. A possible title is “Data Science: Theory, Methods and Applications”.

Partnering Societies other than the GfKl are the SKAD, CLADAG, BCS and the EuADS

The Conference will be organized by Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Jajuga. Website and Flyer for the conference is coming soon.

Clustering Data Submission Challenge Call

 Contributing Data Sets to Cluster Benchmark Data Repository

The Cluster Benchmarking Task Force of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) is
calling for contributions to their recently launched Cluster Benchmark Data Repository. This submission call is part of a competition connected with the IFCS 2017 conference in Tokyo.

The aim of the repository is to stimulate better practice in benchmarking (performance comparison of methods) for cluster analysis by providing a unique resource comprised of a wide variety of well documented, high quality datasets and simulation routines for use in practical benchmarking. The repository will include both datasets with and datasets without given “true” clusterings. A unique feature of the repository is that each dataset will be supplied with comprehensive meta-data, including documentation on the specific nature of the clustering problem and on characteristics that useful clusters should fulfill (with scientific justification).

The Task Force is calling for individuals to contribute data sets to this repository as part of a challenge.

 

Rules for Submission

  • Datasets for the challenge may be submitted here; please indicate in the corresponding field that your dataset is submitted for the challenge.
  • Meta-data are entered via a questionnaire that can be found as part of the submission process on the repository website.
  • Each participant in the challenge is allowed to submit several datasets.
  • The deadline for dataset submissions is January 15, 2017, 5pm CET.

 

Competition Guidelines

  • Contributions to the challenge will be evaluated by the IFCS Task Force on Benchmarking.
  • Apart from technical correctness, the major evaluation criterion will be quality of the meta-data.
  • One or two data sets will be selected as winners of the challenge.
  • The contributor(s) of the winning data set(s) will be notified no later than January 31, 2017.
  • The winning data set(s) will be the object of a second challenge, in which they will be subjected to various types of cluster analysis.
  • The winning data set(s) will be introduced during an invited session at the forthcoming IFCS conference in Tokyo, Japan, August 8-10, along with results from the second, data-analytic challenge. The contributor(s) of the winning data set(s) will be welcome to take care of this introduction, yet conference attendance is not a requirement for participation in the challenge.
  • The contributor(s) of the winning data set(s) will receive a plaque and a book award.
  • Contact for questions: Iven.VanMechelen@kuleuven.be

All researchers interested in clustering and classification are most welcome to participate in this challenge!

Taskforce members: Anne-Laure Boulesteix, Rainer Dangl, Nema Dean, Isabelle Guyon, Christian Hennig, Friedrich Leisch, Douglas Steinley, and Iven Van Mechelen