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

Catedrático en el Área de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial de la Universidad de Salamanca. Director del Grupo de Investigación BISITE // Full Professor in Area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Salamanca. Director of the BISITE Research Group

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