Like every year, a new edition of the International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (DCAI) was held this week. 15 memorable editions are already behind us, this means that it is the 15th time that more than 300 participants gathered to share our ideas, projects and knowledge, all related to distributed computing and artificial intelligence, and their application in different areas. This meeting took place in Toledo from the 20th to the 22nd of June 2018, within the framework of PAAMS’18.

Distributed computing plays an increasingly important role in modern signal and data processing, information fusion and electronic engineering (e.g. e-commerce, mobile communications and wireless devices). In particular, the application of artificial intelligence in distributed environments is becoming an element of high added value and economic potential. Research on Distributed Intelligent Systems has matured over the last decade and many effective applications are now being deployed.

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These technologies are constantly changing as a result of the great technical and research effort that is being carried out both in universities and in companies. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians, both from academia and business, is essential to facilitate the development of systems that meet the demands of today’s society.

For this reason, DCAI 2018 becomes an essential forum for those interested in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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