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Stephen Hirtle sch at lis.pitt.edu
Fri Aug 21 14:18:30 EST 1992

          Classification Society of North America
                      Call for Papers

                    1993 Annual Meeting
          Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Society
                      June 24-26, 1993
                       Pittsburgh, PA

     The 1993 annual meeting of the CSNA will be held on the
campus of the University of Pittsburgh, starting Thursday
evening, June 24 and continuing until Saturday afternoon,
June 26.  The purpose of the annual meeting is to provide a
forum for presentation and cross-disciplinary discussion of
data-oriented approaches related to classification and
understanding of complex data structures.

     This meeting marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
CSNA.  Invited sessions will feature the application areas
of Numerical Taxonomy, Numerical Ecology, Molecular Biology,
and Information Retrieval.  The program will also include 
plenary talks by invited speakers and symposia on Neural 
Network, Genetic Algorithm, Multivariate Density Estimation and 
Visual Clustering approaches to classification.  As in the past, 
there will be invited and contributed papers by CSNA members, 
non-members and students in the areas of cluster analysis,
multidimensional scaling and related methods of exploratory
data analysis and their use in applications. The programs
for previous meetings can be found in the Journal of
Classification.  Because of the informal nature of the
meeting, speakers often present research that is currently
in progress.

     The meeting will be preceded by optional short courses
on Classification and Clustering and on Multivariate Density
Estimation and Visual Clustering on Thursday, June 24.

     We are interested in soliciting presentations in all
areas of the scientific study of classification and
clustering.  Persons wishing to present a talk, propose a
symposium, or request information about local arrangements,
should contact 
    Stephen C. Hirtle 
    Department of Information Science
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260, U.S.A. 
    tel: (412) 624-9434 
    fax: (412) 624-5231 
    email: csna93 at lis.pitt.edu

     Paper submissions must be on a single page and include
the following: the title of the talk; the name,
institutional affiliation, mailing address and electronic
mail address (if available) of each author; an abstract of
not more than 200 words; and a list of a few keywords to
help classify the paper.  Please identify the presenter in
the case of multiple authors.

     If possible, each submission should be classified
according to one of following areas: applications,
classification, clustering, exploratory data analysis, graph
theory, graphics and visualization, latent class models,
multidimensional scaling, network models, numerical
taxonomy, pattern recognition, statistical methods, or other
(please specify).  Abstracts will be due March 15, 1993.
Submission via electronic mail is encouraged.

    Contributed papers will be allotted 20 minutes,
including discussion, unless otherwise approved by the
Program Committee.  Abstracts will be distributed to
conference attendees, but no other proceedings will be
published.  Some papers may be published later in the
Journal of Classification.

     Herman P. Friedman, president of CSNA, will be the co-
chair of the program committee along with Stephen C. Hirtle.
Local support for the meeting will be provided by the School
of Library and Information Science at the University of

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