Yokohama to Host Global Conference on Computational Intelligence

11th May, 2022

Yokohama has been chosen to host the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI) 2024, the world’s largest technical event on computational intelligence, featuring three flagship conferences of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. 

Organised by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, the renowned event will be held in Japan for the first time.

Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau (YCVB) and PACIFICO Yokohama led the successful bid in collaboration with the City of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, and the Japan National Tourism Organization. 

Yokohama was chosen for its safety, convenience, and track record in hosting international conferences. The professors involved in the bid were praised for their enthusiasm and vision, and Japan was also recognised for its high-level of research in computational intelligence. 

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Yokohama’s Next Generation Project, which welcomes researchers from across Japan and the world to the city to inspire future generations, supports this conference, whose economic ripple effect is estimated at USD$2.8m.

Venue PACIFICO Yokohama holds the GBAC STARTM Facility Accreditation, which certifies that it meets international hygiene standards for infectious disease prevention measures.

Professor Akira Hirose of the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, and Co-Chair of the WCCI 2024, said: “The organising committee expects enjoyable collaboration with the YCVB staff to provide all the participants with the best experience in Yokohama, Japan.”

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