The XVII Congress of the IFCS – International Federation of Classification Societies, initially scheduled for August 2021, in Porto, was postponed to 19-23 July 2022 due to the pandemic. IFCS is the international federation of societies in the field of classification and data analysis of which CLAD is a founding member. IFCS 2022 is a joint organization of the Portuguese Society for Classification and Data Analysis (CLAD) and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto (FEP-UP). The Local Organizing Committee, chaired by Prof. Paula Brito, renews the invitation to all those interested in the areas of applied statistics, data analysis and data science to participate. The participation, as Keynote Speakers, of professors Charles Bouveyron (Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France), Dianne Cook (Monash University, Australia), and João Gama (University of Porto, Portugal) has already been confirmed.

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