The 2002 annual meeting of the Classification Society of North America (CSNA) will be held at the University of Wisconsin in Madison Wisconsin on June 13-16, 2002. Short courses will be offered on June 13 followed by a welcoming reception that evening. The regular meeting, including the CSNA business meeting, conference banquet, and regular paper sessions will be scheduled from Friday morning, June 14 until midday on Sunday, June 16. All events will be held at the Pyle Center on the University of Wisconsin campus.
CSNA meetings are traditionally informal and interdisciplinary, with only a few parallel sessions. Abstracts of papers that are presented will be distributed, but no formal proceedings will be produced. Presentations will include both applications papers and theoretical papers. The topics of sessions include classification, cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling, data mining, among others.
The organizers of the meeting are particularly interested in including a wide variety of contributed papers in applications and theory for classification, clustering, and related methodologies. Suggestions for invited paper sessions, panel discussions, short courses, invited speakers, are desired. Please direct such suggestions to the Program Chair, Professor Bernard Harris, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin, 1210 West Dayton Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706, telephone 608-262-2614, fax 608-262-0032, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.