Cebu hosts 17th Philippine Computing Science Congress

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09:43 PM March 14th, 2017

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March 14th, 2017 09:43 PM
National officials and local organizers inspect the venues for the 17th Philippine Computing Science Congress on March 16 and17 at the USC Talamban. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

National officials and local organizers inspect the venues for the 17th Philippine Computing Science Congress on March 16 and17 at the USC Talamban. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Cebu will host the 17th Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC) on March 16 and 17 at the University of San Carlos (USC) Talamban campus.

The PCSC is an annual conference of the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP). It is organized this year by USC, recognized by the Commission of Higher Education as a Center of Development and Excellence.

Among the topics to be discussed are Artificial Intelligence, Affective and Emphatic Computing, Natural Language Processing, Theory and Algorithms, Networking and Pervasive Computing, Image Processing and Modeling and Simulation.

The congress aims to enable local and neighboring computing educators, researchers, ICT professionals and students to interact and share their work in computing, computer science, computational science and information and communications technology (ICT).

The conference will feature contributed research papers and special lectures by prominent researchers and educators in the field of computing, ICT and related fields.

There will also be five pre-conference workshops. “The Issues and Challenges of Social Signal Processing Research” will be hosted by De La Salle University on March 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the LB468 Bunzel Building; “Introduction to Classification: Sentiment Analysis and Naïve Bayes” by CSP Special Interest Group on Natural Language Processing on March 15 at 2–5 p.m. at the LB447 Bunzel Building; “Introduction to Eye Tracking Research” by the Ateneo De Manila University on March 15 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LB448 Bunzel Building; “Competitive Programming” by the Ateneo De Manila University on March 15 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LB446 Bunzel Building; and “Women in Computing Celebration 2017” by the CSP Special Interest Group on Women in Computing on March 16 at 9 a.m. to noon at the Michael Richartz Conference Hall.
Over 300 computing educators, researchers, ICT professionals and students are expected to attend. /PR

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