By S. Gu
The IEEE SSCI 2014 took place in Orlando, Florida, the United States, from 9th – 12th December. This was a vast technical event in computational intelligence: there were 679 accepted papers (598 oral and 81 poster) out of 1100 submissions, 29 symposia, 3 plenary speeches, 26 keynote talks, and 35 special sessions. The conference was held at Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center, which is central Florida’s largest all-suite convention hotel and could host thousands of delegates. The modern conference theaters were wide and tall, which allowed speakers and the audience to share and discuss their knowledge and ideas comfortably. Unlike the “grey” weather in UK, it was quite sunny and warm in Florida. I seized the opportunity to enjoy some sunshine before I got back to UK.
Most of the works were relevant to my area of research; thus choosing the best symposium was a difficult choice. I found that these talks were very interesting and I got many ideas for my work. Apart from the conference, there were many places of interests around, such as Kennedy Space Center, Disney World, Universal etc. Below are some photos that I took in Kennedy Space Center and Disney World.