5 Conferences for Computer Science Professionals in 2016

In today’s digital world, new technological advancements are being made at the speed of light. Computer scientists need to stay abreast of the latest developments by pursuing continuing education. Conferences are an excellent way to learn the newest computing tactics while also traveling and networking with industry leaders.

Whether you specialize in bioinformatics, data analytics, networking, programming, cyber security, artificial intelligence, algorithms, or computer architecture, there’s bound to be an annual conference for you.

Below we’ve listed five popular conferences for computer science professionals that you could attend in 2016.

1. 21st Annual International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces: Sonoma, CA

March 7-10, 2016

The 21st Annual International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) will occur this March at the Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa for four jam-packed days. Featuring several workshops and demos, the conference is ideal for computer science professionals in the human-computer interaction (HCI) or artificial intelligence (AI) fields. An inspiring keynote speech will be delivered by Xavier Amatriain, the VP of Engineering at Quora. There’s also a Student Consortium for master’s or doctoral students to present their research.

2. International Conference on Computer, Information Science, and Technology: Ottawa, ON

May 11-12, 2016

At the University of Ottawa, the International Conference on Computer, Information Science, and Technology (CIST) will be held in May to gather together professionals in the computer and information science fields. This year’s symposiums will focus on intelligent systems, pervasive computing, big data, and deep learning. Keynote addresses will be delivered by two IEEE members, Dr. Bijan Raahemi and Dr. David Wei. Anyone registering before March 1st will receive a special early bird discount.

3. International Conference on Computational Science: San Diego, CA

June 6-8, 2016

Following the theme “Data through the Computational Lens,” the International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS) will be hosted on the La Jolla Shores in San Diego this June. Around 350 computer scientists attend annually to learn pioneering computational methods impacting the sciences, arts, and humanities. This year will focus on recent software tools, scalable algorithms, and advanced numerical methods driving new data science. There are 26 registered workshops and four thought-provoking keynote lectures planned.

4. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition: Las Vegas, NV

June 27-30, 2016

Also in June, the premier annual IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) is coming to Las Vegas to give insightful tutorials on specific topics in computer vision. Workshops will cover everything from robotics and 3D modeling to traffic surveillance and biometrics. An all-day Industry Expo will occur at Caesars Place to display dozens of demos on new software and companies, including the special “Start-Up Alley.” It’s estimated that 2,500 to 3,000 attendees will participate.

5. International Applied Computing & Information Technology Conference: Las Vegas, NV

December 12-14, 2016

Sponsored by the International Association for Computer and Information Science (ACIS), the International Applied Computing & Information Technology (ACIT) Conference will be held in Las Vegas this December. More than 500 computer scientists, engineers, and researchers will congregate to exchange new ideas on key technology enabling areas. Topics of interest will include e-business, enterprise resource planning systems, IT project management, e-learning, mobile commerce, game informatics, and software engineering. The conference’s chair is Roger Lee from Central Michigan University.

Professional development is an important part of the computer science field because it allows you to stay up-to-date on the latest coding practices and software changes. According to the IEEE, there are over 1,100 annual conferences held worldwide bringing together the computing world’s brightest minds. Further your career by registering for one or more of these great conferences for computer science professionals in 2016.

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