The 17th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL'2016)

    The International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL) is an annual international conference dedicated to emerging and challenging topics in intelligent data analysis, data mining and their associated learning systems and paradigms. Its core themes include: the Big Data challenges, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Management, Bio- and Neuro-Informatics, Bio-Inspired Models (including Neural Networks, Evolutionary Computation and Swarm Intelligence), Agents and Hybrid Intelligent Systems, and Real-world Applications of Intelligent Techniques. Other related and emerging themes and topics are also welcome.  

The conference provides a unique opportunity and stimulating forum for presenting and discussing the latest theoretical advances and real-world applications in Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Data Analysis. Authors and researchers are warmly invited to submit their latest findings and research work to the conference.  

Potential session/workshop organizers are invited to enlist potential papers in a cohesive topic for their special session(s)/workshops. Proposals and enquiries can be sent to the Programme Co-Chair, Frank Klawonn( f.klawonn@ostfalia.de ).More details are on the next page or can be found on the conference website http://ideal2016.yzu.edu.cn/.

Venue


IDEAL 2016 will take place in Yangzhou, the city in Jiangsu, China.
Yangzhou is a cultural city with a long history and thriving culture. It is one of the first 24 historic and cultural cities released by the State Council with a founding history of about 2,500 years. Yangzhou is an ecologically friendly and environmentally beautiful city suitable for people to live in.
In 2006, it was awarded the United Nations Habitat Award, the highest prize in the area of global habitat.

  • History

    Yangzhou has a history of almost 2,500 years, being founded in the Spring and Autumn Period when it was called Guangling. It was called Hancheng during Warring States Period (403-221 BC) (Perkins). In 590 AD, the city began to be called Yangzhou, which was the traditional name of what was then the entire southeastern part of China.
  • Slim West Lake

    The Slim West Lake in the western suburb of Yangzhou was originally known as the Baozhang River, a natural river course through which runoffs from Zhugang Mountain empties into the Grand Canal.
  • Cuisine

    Yangzhou dishes may be one of the reasons why the people of Yangzhou are so infatuated with their city. They have an appealing color, aroma, taste and also appearance. The original color of each ingredient is preserved after cooking, and no oily sauce is added, so as to retain the fresh savor of the food.
    In Yangzhou all dishes, whether cheap or expensive, are elaborate. Cooks will not scrimp on their work, even with Zhugansi (stewed sliced dry bean curd), a popular dish that costs only a few yuan.
    Dry bean curd is made by each restaurant that serves it, so the flavor is guaranteed. The cook slices the 1-cm-thick curd into 30 shreds, each one paper-thin but none broken, and then stews them for hours with chopped bamboo shoots and shelled shrimps in chicken soup. In this way the dry bean curd shreds can soak up the flavor of the other ingredients, and the soup is clear but savory. It is not only Yangzhou cooks but also the ordinary people who are conscientious about cooking.