During May 15–17, Faculty of Applied Mathematics held T. A. Taran XIII International Scientific Conference “Intelligent Analysis of Information’2013.”

The history of the Conference goes back to 2001 when the workshop of the same name, organized with combined efforts of the department staff and Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence, took place. In 2003, workshop proceedings started being published. Therefore, by 2005 the workshop had been transformed into the full-fledged international conference.

In 2009, the conference was named after its initiator and coordinator, ScD, prof. Tetiana Arkhypivna Taran who was an outstanding scientist in the field of artificial intelligence, and also a fellow of the Ukrainian Association of Developers and Users of Intelligent Systems and of Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence.

This year, the conference program committee was given about 50 theses for reviewing. After thorough examination, 44 of them were accepted for presentation.

13 foreign participants took part in the conference. They represented Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Samara, Kaluga, Yaroslavl (Russia), Minsk (4 theses of Belarusian scientific school for artificial intelligence), and Almaty (Kazakhstan).

Scientists and professors from the universities of Donetsk, Lviv, Odessa, and other Ukrainian cities participated in the conference. Participants from Kyiv represented not only NTUU “KPI” but various institutes of the NASU as well, such as International Research and Training Center for Information Technologies and Systems of the NAS of Ukraine and MES of Ukraine, Institute of Software Systems, etc.

Theses authors included professors and ScDs (20%), PhDs (30%), and young scientists (50%). The latter ones were mainly represented by postgraduates, undergraduates, and students. About 20% of the theses contain original research of the young scientists. 15 works were written by the members of KPI staff, 7 of them being written by the members of the department staff. Some of the AMD graduates who participated in the conference are now taking postgraduate courses at different institutions.

Major scientific topics of the conference were stated on its very first day. They included Data Mining and Machine Learning, Information Analysis in Semistructured Situations, Information Retrieval in Global Networks, Instrumental Methods of Data Mining. However, subject trends have been floating with time. Whereas the early discussions were mainly focused upon the formal concepts, further interests were shifted into the areas of Information Retrieval in the Internet, Intelligent Recognition Techniques, Intelligent Computer Environment.

In 2013, as usual, the most popular section was the influential “Knowledge and Reasoning” one. The “Applications” section, as always, was interesting for practice-oriented researchers. Due to high demand, this year was the first to introduce the “Computational Intelligence” section.

As a whole, the conference was held successfully. All the sections were involved into the natural professional discussion with many questions raised.