The meeting, organized by the Spanish-Portuguese delegation of Marie Curie, is part of the annual meetings of the group held in different European countries.

The Marie Curie Student Association held its meeting at Hospedería Fonseca during this weekend. Specifically, this meeting was made to coincide with the General Assembly of the Association with a day of lectures in which topics of general interest, such as entrepreneurship or the divulgation of science to society, were discussed on Saturday. The General Assembly was held on Friday and restricted to members of the Marie Curie Association, whereas the lectures, which were held on Saturday, were open to the general public.

The Vice-Chancellor of Research and Knowledge Transfer, Juan Manuel Corchado, was present at the opening session of the General Assembly, while the Vice-Chancellor of Internationalization, Mª Ángeles Serrano, intervened in the opening session of the day of lectures.

The Marie Curie Student Association is an international grouping of more than 7,000 academic and non-academic researchers from virtually every area of ​​knowledge that share in common having had a Marie Curie Fellowship during their university studies. The complete program of the meeting can be consulted at the link: https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/events/2017-mcaa-conference-and-general-assembly.

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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