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Dutch/Flemish Classification Society


2022 IFCS Conference: call for papers

The 17th Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) will be held on 19th-23rd July 2022 in Porto, Portugal. Papers can now be submitted. The conference website is: E-mails can be send to:

The following keynote speakers have already confirmed their participation to the IFCS 2022 Conference: Genevera Allen (USA), Charles Bouveyron (FR), Dianne Cook (AUS), João Gama (PT).

2021 Machine Learning day

On Thursday December 2, the Social Science Section of the Dutch Statistical Society will be hosting its 2021 Fall meeting (‘najaarbijeenkomst’) at University of Amsterdam, which takes the form of an afternoon symposium (starting at 13:15). The topic of this symposium will be

Machine Learning DayHow machine learning can help the social sciences

in which recent methodological developments relating to machine learning will be discussed, as well as their relevance for and application in the Social Sciences. During the symposium international experts on the topic – including prof. dr. Felix Wichmann from University of Tübingen – will share their thoughts and contributions on this topic with you, and there will be room for discussion. With machine learning becoming more and more prominent, we believe that the symposium will be of interest to researchers throughout the Social Sciences and hope to welcome you there. More details about the program of the symposium can be found on this website. The Symposium will be held in room Doelenzaal (Singel 425, Amsterdam).

Attendance is free, but please register with before the 25th of November with subject ‘VvS-OR Machine Learning day’. If you enjoy Fall meetings or other VvS-OR meetings, consider becoming a member of VvS-OR, see

2019 VOC Jubilee Meeting

2019 was an exciting year for the VOC because we celebrated our 30th anniversary. We had a two day conference on November 21-22, 2019 at the Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant De Wageningsche Berg in Wageningen. The programme can be found here.

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