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From: Michael Berthold berthold@cs.berkeley.edu
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 17:04:00 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Spring School on Intelligent Data Analysis in Sicily, Mar 26-30, 2001
     >>>>     Funding for Young Researchers available!    <<<<
     >>>> Deadline for Funding Applications: 15. Jan 2001 <<<<

                   Call for Participation

                     March 26-30, 2001
                      Palermo, Sicily

Over the last decade or so, the size of machine-readable data sets has
increased dramatically and the problem of "data explosion" has become
apparent. In parallel with this recent developments in computing have
provided the basic infrastructure for fast access to online data. In
particular many advanced computational methods for extracting
information from large quantities of heterogeneous data and for data
representation are now beginning to mature. These developments have
created a new range of problems and challenges for the analysts, as well
as new opportunities for intelligent systems in data analysis. All this
has led to the emergence of the field of Intelligent Data Analysis
(IDA), a combination of diverse disciplines including Artificial
Intelligence and Statistics in particular.

The School on Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA) will focus on the core
techniques of this exciting new area:
 - Statistics,
 - Bayesian Networks,
 - Neural networks,
 - Time Series Analysis,
 - Rule Induction,
 - Fuzzy Logic,
 - Evolutionary Computation.

All courses are organized as to provide a wide description of the
theoretical and practical aspects of each discipline. For this purpose
also speakers from industry are invited to show practical and already
implemented applications of Intelligent Data Analysis techniques.

The target audience of the IDA Summer School are advanced undergraduate
students, PhD students, postdoctoral students and academic and
industrial researchers and developers. The Summer School will take place
at the University of Palermo (Italy) from March, 26th until March, 30th,

More information - including the preliminary program and the list of
speakers - is available on IDA spring school's web page:


  The Spring School is supported by the European Commission under
HPCF-2000-00401 subject to contract. Some financial support will be
available for young researchers (<35) to attend the school. This support
will cover the registration fee and all or part of the travel and
subsistence expenses. Limited funding is also available for young
researchers from non-european countries, provided they are nationals
of an EU memberstate.

If you are interested in attending the school or would like to apply
for financial support please fill out the form available on our web site.
The deadline for applications is January, 15th, 2001.

If you have questions or comments please send e-mail to ida@cere.pa.cnr.it.

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