If you live in Salamanca or happen to be wandering about the city, it’s very possible that you have bumped into any one of the participants of the Spanish Conference on Computer Science currently underway.

It’s easy to come across them, you can recognise them by the conference pass attached to a red cord hanging from their neck, and while they do tend to walk around in groups, there are nearly 1,000 of them.

The National Conference on Computer Science has been held every three years for the last fifteen years and for the first time is being held this week in Salamanca. This gathering includes the participation of eight sector associations, 19 plenary sessions and other simultaneously held sessions, four round tables and 16 events. The articles gathered during the conference presentations will total 700.  Of the one thousand registered, 80% are Spanish, and among the foreign participants, the majority were Brazilian (10%) and Portuguese (5%). I would like to take this opportunity to publically thank the 50 individuals who have worked together to ensure the event runs smoothly.

Yesterday we had the opportunity to listen to and learn from Hiroshi Ishiguro, one of the leading experts worldwide in interactive robotics and androids. His work in the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University is expanding the frontiers of research in his field. And tomorrow will provide us with the opportunity to learn about wearables from David Atienza, Associate Professor at the Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne. Monica Villas, from IBM Spain completes the “trident” of plenary speakers with a presentation on IT trends.

As published in the media:

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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