Brief description of the specific scientific scope of the Workshop

Applied Statistics and Data Analysis are areas that include a vast number of techniques developed in Computer Science such as numerical analysis, data visualization, machine learning and statistics.

A research, based on a certain theory regarding the topic under investigation, can propose some statements or hypothesis about the reasons of certain behaviour. The next step consists in testing some predictions with suitable experiments where several questions must be answered in order to obtain data. Depending on the outcomes of the experiment, the theory on which the hypotheses and predictions were based will be supported or not.

By the nature of this line of scientific investigation the statistical methods assumes a major importance to determining the validity of empirical research. It is also important to quantify findings and present them with appropriate indicators of measurement. Several areas such as Medicine, Therapies, Biochemical Technology, Engineering and Economics relate Statistical Knowledge and Computer Science in order to analyse data obtained in the context of empirical research.

This workshop will provide researchers and practitioners a forum for exchanging ideas, experiences, problems understanding and visions for the future. The workshop will also provide a platform for researchers and developers to present results using the available tools and software packages for data analysis and to identify the problems in the theory and practice of empirical research recognizing future developments.

 

List of topics of interest

  • Applied Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Computer Science
  • Data collection strategies and methods
  • Selection and type of data
  • Strategies to enhance Quality of Data
  • Applicability for theory development and practice
  • Machine Learning and Automatic Scientific Discovery
  • Data Visualization
  • Decision based on Evidence
  • Empirical Research
  • Statistical and Data Analysis Software

 

Organizing Committee

- Brígida Mónica Faria

Biomathematics, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

School of Health, Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 400 4200 - 072, Porto

+351934212478

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- Joaquim Gonçalves,

Polytechnic Institute of Cávado e Ave, Portugal

Campus do IPCA - Barcelos

Vila Frescaínha S. Martinho, 4750-810 BARCELOS

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Program Committee

- Alexandra Oliveira – Escola Superior de Saúde- P.Porto (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Andre PL Carvalho - Universidade de São Paulo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Aurora Pozo - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Bernardete Ribeiro – Universidade de Coimbra (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Carlos Silla Jr. - Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Carlos Ferreira – ISEP IPP (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Celso Kaestner - Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná,

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- João Alberto Fabro – Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- José Manuel Matos Moreira – Universidade de Aveiro (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Julio Nievola - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Luís Filipe Meira Machado – Universidade do Minho (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Luis Paulo Reis – Universidade do Minho (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Nuno Lau – Universidade de Aveiro (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Pedro J. García Laencina – Centro Universitario de la Defensa de San Javier (University

Centre of Defence at the Spanish Air Force Academy) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Sandra Alves – Escola Superior de Saúde- P.Porto (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Rui Pimenta – Escola Superior de Saúde- P.Porto (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Theodoros Economou – University of Exeter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

- Tomás Horváth – Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and Pavol Jozef Safárik

University in Kosice (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)