Annual Meeting of the Classification Society of North America, (fwd)

James H. Beach jbeach at NSF.GOV
Mon Sep 25 16:15:30 CDT 1995

>TAXONOMY GROUP, June 13-16,1996, to be held at the
>University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
>The 1996 annual meeting of the Classification Society of
>North America will be held jointly with the Numerical
>Taxonomy Group at the Campus Center Hotel which is located
>in the center of the University of Massachusetts Campus.
>Both hotel and dormitory facilities will be available.
>Several restaurants are located in the hotel complex.
>A more detailed announcement will be available in
>December, 1995. A short course will be held on Thursday,
>June 13, and there will be a welcoming reception that
>evening. Friday will consist of CSNA sessions, followed
>by the CSNA business meeting and a banquet. On Saturday,
>June 15, the morning will be devoted to CSNA sessions,
>while the afternoon will have joint sessions with the NT
>group, followed by an NT reception. The NT sessions will
>continue with a session on Sunday, and end early Sunday
>afternoon with the NT business meeting.
>These meetings are traditionally both informal and
>interdisciplinary, with few (if any) parallel sessions.
>Abstracts of papers will be distributed, but there will be
>no formal proceedings of the conference. Speakers often
>discuss work in progress, as well as ideas for future
>research. A mix of applications, methodology and
>theoretical results are usually represented.
>Sessions tentatively planned include:
>General consensus theory.
>Applications of graph theory to exploratory data analysis.
>Classification in Social Network Analysis
>Graduate student session.
>Information retrieval.
>Image analysis and estimation
>Biological applications of consensus theory.
>Reticulate evolution.
>Keynote speakers will include Donald Geman of the University of
>Massachusetts, Bruno Leclerc of C.A.M.S., Paris, Philippa Pattison of
>the Univerity of Melbourne, and D. L. Swofford of the Smithsonian
>The organizers of the meeting encourage the presentation of
>contributed papers that cover a wide range of applications
>and methodology that involve exploratory data analysis
>viewed in its broadest sense. Papers related to evolution
>and molecular biology are of particular interest to the
>numerical taxonomy group. Short abstracts of papers should
>be sent to the appropriate program chair, as well as any
>suggestions for symposia, special sessions, topics, panel
>discussions, requests for further information, or other
>contributions.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is
>March 15, 1996. The program chair for the CSNA program is
>Melvin F. Janowitz, Department of Mathematics and
>Statistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003
>USA, telephone (413)-545-2871, Fax (413)-545-1801, e-mail
>csna96 at The program director for the NT
>meeting is Pierre Legendre, Department de sciences
>biologiques, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, succursale
>Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7, telephone
>(514)-343-7591, fax (514)-343-2293, e-mail
>legendre at

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