COST Action IC0702 - SoftStat




Final Conference 2012  
Final Action Conference

March 19 - 20, 2012

Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR), Rome, Italy

The final conference of the COST Action IC0702 will be the last public event of this network and will deal with the core of its program, Soft Computing and Statistics to improve Data Analysis. It will be composed of 16 presentations that will be given by members of the Action. These presentations will cover the main topics of the three work groups that constitute the network: model selection and validation (Work Group A), bio-inspired metaheuristics (Work Group B) and statistics with imperfect and incomplete data (Work Group C).

Call for Participation (PDF)


The Final Conference of COST Action IC0702 will take place at the Conference Center of the National Research Council of Italy (Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, CNR), Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, Rome, Italy.

Draft Program

Monday, March 19, 2012

09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:00 Welcome (Mario Guarracino, CNR)
10:00-10:45 Action outcomes (Coordinator: Christian Borgelt)
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:30 WGC Description (Renato Coppi, substituting María Angeles Gil)
11:30-13:00 WGC Presentations (3 x 30 min.)
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:00 WGC Presentations (3 x 30 min.)
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-16:45 WGA Description (Michel Verleysen)
16:45-18:15 WGA Presentations (3 x 30 min)
20:30 Conference dinner (pending of sponsorship)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

09:00-10:30 WGA Presentations (3 x 30 min)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:15 WGB Description (João M.C. Sousa)
11:15-12:45 WGB & WGC Presentations (3 x 30 min)
12:45-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:30 MC meeting
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Discussion & Conclusions

Practical Information

Rome is a world famous tourist site, with hundreds of historical venues. Direct low cost and normal flights exist between Rome and many European capitals and cities, including London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Barcelona, Brussels and many others. From Rome Intl. airport (Fiumicino, airport code FCO) you can easily reach the Central Rail Station (Roma Termini) by train (about 30 minutes, 14€ each way). A large number of hotels are available in Rome for attendee accommodation with different rates and facilities. There are several hotels close to CNR. Among these are the Hotel Laurentia *** (rooms starting at 55.00€) the Hotel Ateneo **** (rooms starting at 130€).


Bachelor Students, Master Students, Ph.D. students, Post-Docs, both senior and young researchers, and academic/industrial professionals are encouraged to register. The registration for this event is free. Should you be interested in the participation in this conference send a participation request to Roberto Moran before February 26, 2012.