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Conference announcement BAFI 2015, Santiago, Chile

  • 1.  Conference announcement BAFI 2015, Santiago, Chile

    Posted 02-22-2015 20:14

    Call for Abstracts

    Conference on Business Analytics in Finance and Industry
    December 14 - 16, 2015
    Santiago, Chile

    Twitter: @bafichile 



    The aim of the conference BAFI 2015 is to bring together researchers and developers from data science and related areas with practitioners and consultants applying the respective techniques in different business-related domains. This event provides a platform to stimulate an academic exchange of recent developments as well as to foster the mutual influence between academia and practitioners.


    At BAFI 2015 we focus on methodological developments aimed at uncovering information contained in large databases, as well as on business applications in various sectors, such as finance, retail, and telecommunication, among others.


    Conference Topics


    Topics at this conference include, but are not limited to:


    Business Analytics - Methods:

    - Dimensionality Reduction, Feature Extraction, and Feature Selection

    - Supervised, Semi-Supervised, and Unsupervised Methods

    - Statistical Learning Theory

    - Online Learning, Data Stream Mining, and Dynamic Data Mining

    - Graph Mining and Semi-Structured Data

    - Spatial and Temporal Data Mining

    - Deep Learning and Neural Network Research

    - Large Scale Data Mining

    - Uncertainty Modeling in Data Mining

    Business Analytics - Applications:

    - Credit Scoring and Financial Modeling

    - Forecasting

    - Fraud Detection

    - Web Intelligence and Information Retrieval

    - Marketing, Business Intelligence, and e-Commerce

    - Decision Analysis and Decision Support Systems

    - Social Network Analysis

    - Privacy-preserving Data Mining and Privacy-related Issue

    - Text Mining, Sentiment Analysis, and Opinion Mining



    Timeline and Submission Guidelines


    -          June 30, 2015: Deadline for submission of extended abstracts

    -          August 15, 2015: Accept/reject decision

    -          October 15, 2015: Deadline for early registration

    -          December 14-16, 2015: BAFI 2015


    Confirmed Speakers


    • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, VP of Research for Europe and Latin America, Yahoo Labs, Barcelona, Spain

    • Emilio Carrizosa, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

    • Jonathan Crook, University of Edinburgh, UK

    • Matt Davison, Western University, Canada

    • Alfred Inselberg, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Departments, Israel 

    • Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada 

    • Bernhard Scholkopf, Director of Max-Planck Institute Intelligent Systems Empirical Inference, Germany 




    Program Committee


    - Richard Weber, Universidad de Chile, Chile (Chair)

    - Galina Andreeva, University of Edinburgh, UK

    - Roberto Battiti, University of Trento, Italy

    - Bart Baesens, KU Leuven, Belgium 

    - Cristián Bravo, Universidad de Talca, Chile

    - Emilio Carrizosa, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

    - Sven Crone, Lancaster University, UK

    - Matt Davison, Western University, Canada

    - David Díaz, Universidad de Chile, Chile

    - Fazel Famili, University of Ottawa, Canada

    - Cristian Figueroa, Sales Manager SAS and External Professor Universidad de Chile, Chile 

    - Fernando Gomide, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil 

    - José Guajardo, University of California Berkeley, USA

    - Hisao Ishibuchi, Osaka University, Japan

    Rudolf Kruse, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany

    - Sebastián Maldonado, Universidad de Los Andes, Chile

    - Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada

    - Karim Pichara, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

    - Bárbara Poblete, Universidad de Chile, Chile

    - Alejandro Rodríguez, Universidad de Talca, Chile

     Vania Sera, University of Essex, UK

    - Alex Seret, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

    - Wouter Verbeke, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

    - Graham Williams, ATO, Australia



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    Richard Weber
    Universidad de Chile