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M. F. Janowitz melj at XANADU.MATH.UMASS.EDU
Wed Jul 19 09:08:53 EST 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.
Applications of classification and clustering techniques to
   problems in the social and behavioral sciences
Graduate student session.
Information retrieval.
Biological applications of consensus theory.
Reticulate evolution.

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 math.umass.edu. 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 ere.umontreal.ca. 
*                                                                             *
* Melvin F. Janowitz		      tel (413)-545-2871                      *
* Dept of Mathematics and Statistics  fax (413)-545-1801                      *
* University of Massachusetts         e-mail melj at math.umass.edu              *
* Amherst, MA 01003, USA		     janowitz at mathstat.umass.edu      *

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