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British Classification Society

The British Classification Society is advancing Data Science for over 50 years, in all domains of scholarship and learning, with wide-ranging impact. The British Classification Society exists to encourage the co-operation and exchange of views and information among those interested in principles and practice of classification in any discipline where they are used. Its membership includes anthropologists, archaeologists, astronomers, biologists, chemists, computer scientists, forensic scientists, geologists, information specialists, librarians, psychologists, soil scientists and statisticians. The Society organises meetings, some by itself, but often jointly with societies representing application areas for classification.

News: Upcoming Conferences, and Positions

  1. ECDA 2019, European Conference on Data Analysis, Bayreuth, Germany, 18-20 March 2019. Abstract submission: this was 1 December 2018, and is now: 31 December 2018; Early registration deadline: 31 January 2019. Full paper submission, 15 May 2019.

  2. 62nd ISI - International Statistical Institute - World Statistics Congress, 18-23 August 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  3. IFCS 2019, 16th Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies, 26-29 August 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece. May 5, 2019: Deadline for abstract submission; May 5, 2019: Deadline for early bird registration.

    Connected with IFCS 2019: here is a call for a cluster benchmarking challenge: Neutral Benchmarking Studies of Clustering. The deadline for the challenge is 15 March 2019.

    From the Chairperson of the Scientific Committee of IFCS-2017: "I am pleased to forward to you a second call (with extended deadline) for a challenge on neutral benchmarking studies in cluster analysis connected with IFCS-2019 (in Thessaloniki, Greece, August 26-29)". A copy of this call. The extended deadline is 20 April 2019.

  4. The following information is from Dr Brian Franczak, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada (set here on 23 February 2019).

    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Health Biostatistics, University of Rochester, New York, USA. Details that include this one year post to begin with, and having the requirement to be a permanent US resident, and many other details are all available in this one page description: T32postdoctoral-ad-Feb2019.pdf.

    Further details about this, "The goal of this program is to prepare qualified predoctoral and/or postdoctoral trainees for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation.", here.

Previous Events or Other Information, Recent Announcements and Past News, and Our Members on TV, Radio, or in the Media

Online Library, Bibliographies, Membership Information

Previous Events and Initiatives

The British, German and Polish Classification Societies hosted the European Conference
on Data Analysis, ECDA 2015
, which took place from September 2nd to September 4th 2015 at the University of Essex, Colchester, UK. Conference webpage www.ecda2015eu.
50th Anniversary (British) Classification Society - Celebration. 9 July 2014, 14:00-18:30, University of Essex, Colchester. AGM of the British Classification Society, 13:45
Hosted by Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex in cooperation with the summer school week (Monday 7 July to Friday 11 July 2014) of the Faculty of Science and Health, University of Essex, the Gesellschaft für Klassifikation (www.gfkl.org) and ECDA2014 (Wed 2 to Fri 4 July 2014 in Bremen www.ecda2014.eu).
Definitive programme (posted 19 June 2014).
Organisation: Professor Berthold Lausen (Professor of Statistics, University of Essex, President, GfKl Data Science Society, Committee member, BCS), blausen at essex.ac.uk
British Classification Society meeting, including AGM, co-organized with the Arbeitsgruppe Datenanalyse und numerische Klassifikation (AG DANK) of the Gesellschaft für Klassifikation, University College London, 8-9 November 2013. Web site contains presentation slides. Organisation: Dr Christian Hennig, Department of Statistics, UCL.
British Classification Society meeting, including AGM, 18 May 2012. Organisation: Prof. Berthold Lausen, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex.
ICC 2011, International Classification Conference, University of St Andrews, Scotland, 11-15 July 2011. ICC 2011 Programme and Abstracts booklet, Incorporating the Symposium on Bourdieu and Geometric Analysis of Data, 81 pages.
A book and 2 journal Special Issues, from ICC 2011, are as follows.
Special issue, "Conformal predictors", guest editor A. Gammerman, Progress in Artificial Intelligence, Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2012.
Special issue, guest editor F. Murtagh, Journal of Classification, Volume 31, Issue 1, April 2014.
M. Grenfell and F. Lebaron, Eds., "Bourdieu and Data Analysis", Peter Lang, 2014.
UK universities - how do they stand in regard to being loan-geared (hence potentially indebted), entrepreneurial innovation, and research funding from Research Councils? See here for analysis.
Kolmogorov Lecture, Professor Robert Merton (Harvard Business School), winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics. 23 February 2010, Royal Holloway University of London About the Kolmogorov Lecture and Medal.
British Classification Society Meeting and AGM, Royal Holloway, University of London, 20 November 2009. Further information.
Response to HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) on proposals for a new framework to assess and fund research in higher education institutions - the Research Excellence Framework. We focus on the data, analysis, and semantic web issues. Access response to consultation.
British Classification Society Meeting, "Analysis Methodologies for Post-RAE Scientometrics, and AGM", Royal Holloway, University of London, 6 July 2007. Further information.
British Classification Society Meeting, "Analysis and Classification of Large Complex Datasets", Brunel University, 2 February 2007. Further information.

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