AIST 2018

AIST conference is aimed at computer scientists and industry professionals whose research interests involve applications of data mining and machine learning techniques to various problem domains: image processing, analysis of social networks, and natural language processing. AIST boasts its interdisciplinary nature, bridging the gap between researchers and practitioners. AIST proceedings, in the form of selected papers, are published with Springer.

The 7th AIST took place at Moscow Polytechnic University. The academic part of the conference program featured the following topics:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Analysis of Images and Video
  • Optimization Problems on Graphs and Network Structures
  • Analysis of Dynamic Behaviour though Event Data

On 7 July, Iosif Itkin, Exactpro co-CEO and co-Founder, opened the Industrial Applications sessions day with a talk on the latest software testing trends, as well as some future projections.

The AIST hackathon, sponsored by a cryproanalytics startup Santiment.net, ran parallel to the conference and was dedicated to the analysis of сryptocurrency-related data. The participants were provided with over 2 months’ worth of pricing and volumes data, relevant blockchain transaction data, as well as around 3 million Twitter, Reddit and other chat and news messages. Analysing this data, the teams were asked to resolve several practical tasks.