Deadline extension 

Department of Statistics P. Fortunati, University of Bologna "Alma Mater Studiorum" (Italy)

ClaDAG  Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society

organize the

International Conference

IFCS 2015
July 6-8, 2015

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Deadline extension


IFCS (International Federation of Classification Societies) was founded in 1985 and in occasion of the next biennial conference in Bologna will celebrate its 30th anniversary (see the history of the IFCS)


Invited session speakers (already confirmed)

> Gerda Claeskens (BE)
> Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibishirani (USA)

> Marco Riani (IT)

> Terry Speed (AU)

Conference topics:
Contributed papers from scholars and practitioners are invited on any of the topics below as well as on related issues: Applications in 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 • Geospatial Planning • Graphics and Vision • Image Analysis and Computer Vision • Information Retrieval and Library Science • Knowledge Discovery • Linguistics and Musicology • Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition • Marketing and Management • Medical and Health Sciences • Psychology and Educational Sciences • Social Network Analysis • Statistical Data Analysis and Models • Swarm Systems • Symbolic Data Analysis • Text Mining, Web Mining, and Ontology Learning • Visualization

Some opportunities for publishing your work include:

>     IFCS supports the Journal of Classification (JoC) and the Journal Advances in Data Analysis and Classification (ADAC). Participants are encouraged to submit their full papers for the publication in these journals after the regular peer-review process.

>    The International Journal Statistica ( plans to publish an issue entirely devoted to the core topics of the conference.

>    Post-proceedings will be published into a prestigious and indexed series in collaboration with an international publisher. 

Awards will be given to selected papers. For further details see: 

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The IFCS organized two interesting tutorials that will be parallely held in the afternoon of Sunday, the 5th of July, namely:

> Distibutional Data Analysis, by Prof. Rosanna Verde
> The New Science of Big Data Analytics, Based on the Geometry and the Topology of Complex Systems, by Prof. Fionn Murtagh

Important dates:
April 17, 2015: Deadline abstract submission
April 30, 2015: Notification of acceptance

May 15, 2015: Deadline standard registration

June 15, 2015: Deadline late registration on line

July 5, 2015: Preconference workshops

July 6-8, 2018: IFCS-2015 conference 

We look forward to seeing you in Bologna in July 2015

Francesco Palumbo Chair Scientific Program Committee
Angela Montanari Chair Local Organizing Committee 

Maurizio Vichi President of IFCS 

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