Welcome Message

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to inform you that the 2019 conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) will take place on late August 2019 in Thessaloniki (Greece).

Our proposal for the IFCS-2019 Conference is to take place between Monday 26 August 2019 and Thursday 29 August 2019. However, in due course, the dates of the Conference will be fixed in agreement with the IFCS President after consulting the IFCS Council. On behalf of the Thessaloniki local organisers (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in cooperation with Greek Society of Data Analysis – GSDA) and on behalf of the Federation we would like to invite you to join the IFCS-2019 Conference. The International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) founded in 1985 and is composed of many statistical societies all over the world. IFCS is an interdisciplinary and international organisation whose main purposes are to promote the scientific study of classification and clustering (including systematic methods of creating classifications from data), and to disseminate scientific and educational information related to its fields of interests.

The conference will bring some of leading researchers and practitioners in the related areas and will provide an opportunity for exchanging ideas, between researchers and practitioners, and establishing networking and collaborations. The conference will include several invited papers on important and timely topics from well-known leaders in the field, and parallel tracks of oral presentation sessions of the accepted papers.   We will be glad to welcome you all to Thessaloniki in August 2019!   Best Regards,

Theodore Chadjipadelis

Director of the IFCS-2019 Conference