14 ene. 2012

RUSSIA: Eighth Winter Symposium on Chemometrics

During the lasts months the number of visits from Russia to this blog has increase significantly. I found this interesting event in Russia, that I would like to promote from here.

The following text is from the Webpage:

Eighth Winter Symposium on Chemometrics
You are cordially invited to attend Eighth Winter Symposium on Chemometrics — the only chemometrics conference in Russia. The symposium will be held at the picturesque recreation center, Drakino, located 100 km south of Moscow. Attendees will live in comfortable single and double rooms. The total number of participants is limited to 80 persons due to the small size of the resort.
The symposium program includes invited lectures, as well as submitted oral presentations and posters. The contributions may report mature results, feasibility studies, or problem discussions etc. A friendly and open-minded atmosphere is a distinguishing feature of all WSC meetings. The official symposium language is English.
Presenters of mature works will be encouraged to submit manuscripts through the organizers for publication together in Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, subject to the normal peer review process.
An introductory school on chemometrics traditionally will be held immediately before the symposium. The participants of the school will be introduced to projection methods of multivariate data analysis, multivariate calibration and classification. The course language is Russian.

Scope and Themes
Winter Symposium on Chemometrics (WSC) is an international scientific event held under the aegis of the Russian Chemometrics Society. It covers a wide area of modern methods and applications of multivariate data analysis, including quantitative and qualitative analysis, PAT, theory of sampling, experimental design, image analysis, QSAR/ QSPR, and others.
From the beginning, the organizers have attempted to achieve, and hopefully attained, an optimal balance between theoretical aspects of data analysis and their practical applications. The conference brings together both academic scientists and industrial experts, providing many opportunities for personal contacts and fruitful discussions.
Traditionally, WSC is very friendly to young scientists and those beginning to carve their way in data analysis. Students’ research works neighbor presentations of experienced chemometricians. Since 2005 special prizes to the best poster and the best talk presented by young(er) participants have been awarded.
WSC is the first and the only conference on chemometrics in Russia. The conference was created as a part of the Drushbametrics project established about 10 years ago by a small group of enthusiasts from Russia and Scandinavia. The main objectives of Drushbametrics were dissemination and popularization of chemometrics in Russia, as well as establishment of a bridge connecting Russian scientists to the international chemometric community. During seven previous conferences held in Russia since 2002, WSC has been recognized internationally for its solid scientific content and intensive social program.
The social and cultural program is what makes the conference unique. Each conference day is concluded with the famous “Scores & Loadings” gathering where communication continues in a less formal manner.

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