[Infovis] WSOM+2019, Barcelona, Spain: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Alfredo Vellido avellido at cs.upc.edu
Sun Apr 21 19:18:51 CEST 2019

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************* WSOM+ 2019 ************ 13th International Workshop on 
Self-Organizing Maps and Learning Vector Quantization, Clustering and 
Data Visualization Barcelona, Spain, 26-28 June 2019 *https://wsom2019.cs.upc.edu
wsom2019 at easychair.org

Barcelona awaits your participation in the 13th WSOM+ conference! This is a welcoming and inclusive city, home to thriving Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence communities.
Hosted by the Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDEAI) Research Center at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC BarcelonaTech), WSOM+ 2019 aims to build on a successful string of editions that started more than two decades ago with WSOM’97 in Helsinki. The conference is meant to be an international reference for research in unsupervised learning,
self-organizing systems, Learning Vector Quantization and data visualization.

For full details on dates, registration, venue, committees, and the city at large, please visithttps://wsom2019.cs.upc.edu

Meet us in the Barcelona summer!

Take advantage of the*MAY 12th EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION RATES*. The WSOM+2019 Registration System is available @

Paulo J.G. Lisboa, Head of Department of Applied Mathematics at Liverpool John Moores University, U.K.
"Unsupervised ML in Sports Analytics"

Tobias Schreck, Institute for Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization at the Faculty for Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering of TU Graz, Austria
"Visual Analytics Techniques for Data Exploration: Visual Cluster Analysis, Interactive Data Modeling, and User Guidance"

Aïda Valls, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Tarragona, Spain.
"Ontology-based Clustering for Managing Semantic Data and its Use in Tourism Applications"

Alessandro Sperduti, Dipartimento di Matematica Pura ed Applicata, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy.
"convolutional Neural Networks for Graphs"

A welcome cocktail by the beach to get in the mood, after the first day of the conference (June 26th). It will happen at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB,http://www.prbb.org)
Gala Dinner at Palau Requesens, a Gothic palace built on top of the ancient Roman walls of Barcino. Right at the heart of the old city and, you might say, at the heart of Catalan culture.
Guided tour of Barcelona city center.

**** VENUE ****
The city of Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, and the capital of Catalonia, with a population of 1,7 million inhabitants and 3 million in the metropolitan area.
Its cultural richness, vibrant life, and splendid location has made it one of the most visited cities in the world, with over 4 million visitors per year (http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/wv3/en/).

The 13th edition of WSOM+ will take place at UPC BarcelonaTech Vèrtex Building of Campus Nord, the location of the UPC Department of Computer Science (https://wsom2019.cs.upc.edu/upc-venue).
This campus is in the south part of the city, at walking distance from Barcelona Football Club stadium and perfectly communicated with the city center and main tourist amenities through public
transport: underground, tram and buses.

WSOM+ 2019

*Organizing Committee*
Alfredo Vellido, Chair (IDEAI, UPC BarcelonaTech)
Karina Gibert (IDEAI, UPC BarcelonaTech)
Cecilio Angulo (IDEAI, UPC BarcelonaTech)
José David Martín (Universitat de València)

*Steering Committee:*
Teuvo Kohonen (Honorary Chairman, Finland)
Marie Cottrell (France)
Pablo Estevez (Chile)
Timo Honkela (Finland)
Jean Charles Lamirel (France)
Thomas Martinetz (Germany)
Erzsebet Merenyi (USA)
Madalina Olteanu (France)
Michel Verleysen (Belgium)
Thomas Villmann (Germany)
Takeshi Yamakawa (Japan)
Hujun Yin (UK)


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