We are pleased to welcome you to the 17th International Conference on Information Fusion. The premier conference on Information Fusion and forum to discuss recent advances and applications is visiting this year the town of Salamanca, which is rich in ancient traditions, architectural and cultural heritage and which hosts the oldest universities in Spain. At the same time, it shows every year a great capability to successfully hold international academic events.
The technical program has been carefully designed to offer a fresh and balanced selection of advances and results in topics, encouraging the presence of fresh and interdisciplinary topics. 421 manuscripts were submitted for review and 336 (~80%) of them have been finally accepted. This program is organized in 71 technical sessions, being 40 proposed special sessions (record of all editions), with eight parallel sessions in three slots per day. We are counting on the presence of young researchers, with 50 accommodation grants and three ISIF travel grants in memory of Tammy L. Blair.
In addition, an attractive social program is proposed among a sample of selected interesting places. The Icebreaker Meeting will take place at Palacio de Anaya on Monday 7th and a Welcome Reception at the historic building of the University of Salamanca on Tuesday 8th. The Gala Dinner will be at Villar de los Álamos, a place devoted to purebred fighting bulls and horses growth. After the gala dinner, the band Godaiva will play music and you can have a drink and dance. Besides, a guided visit to the main monuments in Salamanca is organized on Thursday morning and some tours are proposed for interested attendees.
We are really thankful to all members of the Organizing Committee for their continuous help to organize every detail of this conference, and also to the ISIF board and previous organizers community for their invaluable advices and guidance. Very unfortunately, two recognized members of our community, Pierre Valin and Darko Musicki, passed away recently; we privileged to witness their help and collaboration spirit as members of this Committee and will dedicate a ceremony in their memory during the conference. We are in debt to the members of Technical Program Committee (TPC) for their hard and anonymous work to care for the highest quality of papers and splendid coordination of TP Chairs and TP Board. Special Session chairs and Tutorial chair completed the work to achieve the outstanding Technical Program of this conference.
Sincerely hoping you enjoy FUSION 2014 in Salamanca and this experience to last in your memory for a long time, receive our warmest welcome.
Juan M Corchado
Jose M Molina
Fernando de la Prieta