In 2011 a Joint Conference of the German Classification Society (GfKl) and the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM) will take place in Frankfurt am Main. The focus of this conference will be "Algorithms from & for Nature and Life" .

This conference will be preceded by a one-day Symposium of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS-2011), which will feature keynote addresses by Gilles Celeux and Douglas Steinley, a President's invited session (with Bruce Lindsay as President's invited speaker), and a Presidential address by IFCS President Geoff McLachlan.