ICAD09 in Copenhagen

Just back from up-over: ICAD09 in Copenhagen where I delivered a paper on The use of sonic articulation in identifying correlation in capital market trading data. The conference was attended by fewer than have been attending in recent years: labs seemed to have send one rather than a few–possibly due to the  (so called) Global Financial Crisis. It was probably just as well that the numbers were down because I’m not sure that the organisers could have coped with the normal contingency. Perhaps they would have been forced to be more organised if the numbers were as per normal, but who will ever know? Given the amount of time and effort that goes into preparing slides/sounds etc, not to mention the expense of getting there, it is a pity that many presentations were difficult to hear/see. Still, it was good to catch up with people and find out what their latest passions are.

The city was friendly and the weather pleasant, which is to be expected for this time of year. Accommodation at Hotel Nebo was good value for $ and much better than its 2* rating suggests. Euros was a mistake – the exchange rate in ordinary shops was abysmal and converting to Danish kroner just meant paying two lots of exorbitant commissions! Pragmatic EEC membership, perhaps?

More on the contents of the conference later...