Data Science Challenges: a Complex Systems Perspective

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Events, July 2015, September 2015,

The international meeting “Challenges in Data Science: a Complex Systems Perspective” will be held  from 14-17 October 2015 at the Castello del Valentino, UNESCO Site and Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico di Torino:

Speakers who have confirmed their participation can be found here.

In addition to keynote lectures and invited talks, the conference programme will include oral and poster contributions.

Important dates:

  • 31 July 2015: abstract submission
  • 14 September 2015: registration with discounted rate
  • 30 September 2015: full-length manuscript submission for inclusion in the special issue on Data Science Challenges

Further details can be found at:

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