The 4th International Conference on Inductive Modelling (ICIM’2013) dedicated to the blessed memory of Academician Olexiy Grygorovych Ivakhnenko will be held in Kyiv on September, 2013.
This year is very remarkable for all those working in the inductive modelling field in view of the 100th Anniversary from the Ivakhnenko’s birthday and 45th anniversary from publication of the very first Ivakhnenko’s article where the Group Method of Data Handling (GMDH) was suggested.
The initial Conference ICIM'2002 took place in Lviv, Ukraine, in May 2002. Following the Conference, four Workshops was held in Kyiv, Ukraine, 2005; in Prague, Czech Republic, 2007; in Krynica, Poland, 2009; and in Kyiv-Zhukyn, 2011, 2012; as well as two Conferences in Kyiv, 2008, and in Yevpatoria, Crimea, Ukraine, 2010. The series of conferences and workshops is the only international forum that focuses on theory, algorithms, applications, solutions, and new developments in data mining and knowledge extraction technologies which originate from GMDH as a typical inductive modelling method. Built on principles of self-organization, inductive modelling has been developing and using in several key areas and can be found in data mining technologies like Polynomial Neural Networks, Adaptive or Statistical Learning Networks. More recent developments also utilize Genetic Algorithms or the idea of Active Neurons and multileveled self-organization to build models from data.
The motivation of this 4th Conference is to analyze the state-of-the-art of modelling methods that inductively generate models from data, to discuss concepts of an automated knowledge discovery workflow, to share new ideas on model validation and visualization, to present novel applications in different areas, and to give inspiration and background on how inductive modelling can contribute to solving the current global challenges.