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The University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU is a teaching and research institution officially founded in 1985. The university employs over 7,000 people throughout 31 faculties and schools geographically distributed in three campuses with over 50,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The UPV/EHU is the Spanish University offering the highest number of degrees, one third of these degrees having a quality mention from the Spanish Ministry of Education.

UPV/EHU is not only one of the leading universities in Spain according to a recently published ranking ( but also one of the leading universities in the European area for the quality of its teaching, its commitment to continuous training and the excellence of its research, development and innovation. It holds agreements with more than 400 international universities. The UPV/EHU has 107 departments teaching about 78 courses up to the second cycle level.

Computational Intelligence Group

The Computational Intelligence Group research activities focus on the application of techniques of Artificial intelligence, based on bio-inspired and statistical techniques, to diverse aspects of perception and control systems. Those techniques include algorithms of clustering and vector quantization, neuronal networks, Hidden Markov Models, classification supervised algorithms, reinforcement learning and image processing. The applications range from advanced man-machine interaction systems, control of multi-robot systems, remote sensing image analysis, medical image and medical data processing, with a current emphasis in neurosciences applications. The group has hosted two previous international conferences: IWANN 2007, HAIS 2010.


Vicomtech-IK4 (Visual Interaction and Communication Technologies Centre) is an applied research centre for Interactive Computer Graphics and Multimedia located in the Technology Park of San Sebastian (Spain).

Vicomtech-IK4 is a member of the IK4 Research Alliance, which is composed of 9 leading Basque technological centres. In the same way, Vicomtech-IK4 also belongs to the international, composed of several international prestigious applied research centres. All of its members work on Computer Graphics and Multimedia technologies, which gives the net an internationalization active and strategic profile to its research activity.

Vicomtech-IK4's aim is to fulfill the innovation needs of the companies and institutions. For this, the Centre

Vicomtech-IK4's research profile is to serve as a bridge between the local and the international environments. This philosophy of applied research helps the local companies to have new opportunities to access a worldwide environment, and to benefit from the latest technological advances in the international context. At the same time, Vicomtech-IK4's participation in international projects complements and improves the main local activity of applied research.

Vicomtech-IK4 pursues to contribute to the general knowledge hosting co-chairing International Conferences, and fostering the training of young researchers, through the publication of results in renowned international journals and conferences.

16th Annual
KES Conference
San Sebastian, Spain
10-12 September 2012