Yokohama attracts prominent science and technology conferences

The city adds the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence 2024 to its portfolio.

WCCI 2024 is supported by Yokohama’s Next Generation Project, which welcomes researchers from across Japan and the world.
WCCI 2024 is supported by Yokohama’s Next Generation Project, which welcomes researchers from across Japan and the world. Photo Credit: Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau

Yokohama adds to its portfolio of prominent science and technology conferences with the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI) 2024, which will be held in Japan for the first time.

Organised by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, WCCI is the world’s largest technical event on computational intelligence. It features three flagship conferences of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

The successful bid for WCCI was led by Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau (YCVB) and PACIFICO Yokohama 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 recognised for their expertise and vision, while Japan was an attractive contender due to its high-level research in computational intelligence. Yokohama’s Next Generation Project, which welcomes researchers from across Japan and the world to the city to inspire future generations, supports this conference.

Expected to attract about 2,000 on-site delegates, with 1,800 from overseas, WCCI is estimated to bring in an economic value of US$2.8 million.

WCCI 2024 will be held June 30–July 5, 2024 at PACIFICO Yokohama. The venue has attained GBAC STARTM Facility Accreditation, which certifies that it meets international hygiene standards for infectious disease prevention measures.

Other science and technology conferences in the pipeline include the 8th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (IEEE WFIoT2022), which is the premier event of the Multi-Society IEEE IoT Initiative. It will be held 26 October to 11 November 2022 as a hybrid conference. The 22nd IFAC World Congress 2023 for the International Federation of Automatic Control will be held 9 to 14 July 2023. It is the largest congress in its field and is held every three years.



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