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Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology Hosts International Conference in Grund

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From January 27 to 30, 150 specialists in data extraction and knowledge management from very different business sectors are meeting up at the Abbaye de Neumünster in Luxembourg-Grund for the 15th edition of the International Conference on Mining and Knowledge Management.

Organised annually by the Mining and Knowledge Management Association (EGC), the conference is hosted this year by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). Under the honorary presidency of David Taniar of Monash University, Australia, and under the patronage of the French Institute of Luxembourg, it receives financial support from the Ardans society.

The EGC Association brings together researchers, particularly francophones, in computer intelligence, management and knowledge extraction, machine learning, databases, statistics, and general interest in all scientific and technological advances in data mining and cognitive applications. Its objective is to promote multidisciplinary exchanges between academic and industrial researchers to present the state of the art in these themes, to bring out the needs and issues and to stimulate development.

The annual international event is a reference conference in the field, as evidenced by the hundreds of articles submitted for the 2015 and the quality of 22 selected contributions for long presentations. The 2015 edition focuses particularly on information visualisation and industrial applications, and welcomes keynote speakers David Taniar, Torben Bach Pedersen from Aalborg University (Denmark), Morten Middlefart of Social Quant Inc., during the special "industry" session, and Thomas Baudel of IBM France.

This event is part of a major strategic context for many countries and companies. Indeed, in a world that connects and scans, producers of information (human, sensors, computers, etc.) are increasing at an exponential rate, making necessary the use of computer tools to interact with the masses of complex, dynamic and heterogeneous data of variable quality. This is especially true for science.

That is why, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), created in January 2015 by the consolidation of public research centres of Gabriel Lippmann and Henri Tudor, has set up in itsdepartment "Environmental Research and innovation " (ERIN) an "eScience" unit, dedicated to the analysis and data visualisation with particular but not exclusive interest in environmental applications. Indeed, the large volumes of data produced constantly by biological and environmental studies (including through high-frequency sensor networks and various simulators) are a priority area for the development of new software tools, processing architectures in innovative ways that strengthen the development strategy of this new unit.

This first international conference hosted by LIST is a unique opportunity for researchersof the eScience unit to present their scientific approach and strengthen their network of contacts towards research partnerships and innovative applications.

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