The 2017 conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) will be held at Takanawa Campus of Tokai University, Tokyo from August 8 to 10, 2017. The conference theme will be ‘The Challenge of Data Science in the Era of Big Data’.

On August 7, pre-conference workshops will be held. The conference itself will start on August 8 in the morning, and will close on August 10 with a full day conference program and a conference dinner. The conference will include a President’s invited session and a Presidential address, invited presentations, invited and contributed sessions, and poster sessions.

The following awards and medals ceremony will be scheduled at the conference:

  • IFCS Research Medal for outstanding research achievements

  • Chikio Hayashi Award for Young Researchers

  • Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Paper Competition and Travel Award

  • Student Poster Session Competition Award on innovative research including applications

  • the BRCA Data Analysis Award