First Winter School on Chemometrics

Modern Methods of Data Analysis

Scope
Location and terms
Scientific program
Schedule
Participation
Registration form
Social Activities
Organizers
Sponsors

Scope

The major objective of the DRUSHBAMETRICS  (which means "friendship-metrics") winter schools (there will be altogether five winter schools in the period 2002-2006) is to provide young scientists (and specialists) an opportunity to study the background of chemometric multivariate data analysis. The basis for the DRUSHBAMETRICS conferences will be lectures given by invited international and Russian scientists. The schedule also includes hands-on PC-training lessons for participants in order to obtain practical problem solving skills with the help of modern software. A special aspect of DRUSHBAMETRICS is to bring together (young) international scientists and their Russian counterparts, particularly also aimed at giving the international participants an opportunity to experience Russia in  an atmosphere of joint scientific collaboration and collegial friendship.

This conference is the FIRST regular action of the Drushbametrics program. On February 2001 the workshop with similar scope was held in Moscow. Its success confirmed the necessity of arranging further activities devoted to developing chemometrics in Russia.

Multivariate data analysis and its many applications - in chemometrics, technometrics, biometrics, econometrics, envioronmetrics - is a modern approach which today is used in many different fields of human activity. The common background is to find implicit consistent patterns in the chaotic expression  of experimental and observed data. Data analytical methods such as Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Principal Component Regression (PCR), Partial Least Squares (PLS) provide the possibility to investigate such data structures in a most effective way.

Particular attention on Drushbametrics-1 will be on application of chemometrics for  Multivariate Statistical Process Control (MSPC).

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Location and terms

Location
Conference will be held on February 11-15, 2002 in the sanatorium "Kostromskoy" near the town Kostroma.
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The attendees will live in a single or double rooms with a bath rooms. Meals  4 times a day.

"Kostromskoy" sanatorium  address: Beresovy pr.3, Kostroma, 156003, Russia
Telephone:+7 (0942)331972 
Sanatorium director: Tarakanov Igor 
E-mail koskur@kmtn.ru


How to get to the place
Train N150 Moscow-Kostroma. Bus N 25 from the center of Kostroma to its end-point.

For all attendees a chartered bus will be arranged Moscow-Kostroma-Moscow. Departure time from Moscow is scheduled for February 10, at 1:00 PM. Arrival to "Kostromskoy" about 7:00 PM

Return
By chartered bus "Kostromskoy"-Moscow. Departure at 9:00 AM on February 15. Arrival to Moscow about 3:00 PM

Attendees wishing to return individually, the train Kostroma-Moscow is available. Departure from Kostroma 9:50 PM every evening. Arrival to Moscow at 6:00 AM next morning..
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Scientific program

The conference program runs from Monday to Thursday and includes invited lectures, workshops and poster session. The attendees also have the opportunity to present poster contributions. Oral contributions concerning the methodology themes of MDA (15 min) may be presented only by special agreement with the organizing committee.
Drushbametrics-1 invited lecturers
Kim Esbensen (Alborg University, Denmark)
Paul Geladi (Umea University, Sweden)
Oxana Rodionova (Semenov Institute of Chem. Phys., Russia)
Alexey Pomerantsev (Semenov Institute of Chem. Phys., Russia)

PC-Workshops
Will be held in two parallel groups with 5-6 PC's for each group, loaded with the relevant software. The following software will be used:
The UNSCRAMBLER 7.51 software by CAMO ASA (Norway)
Special toolbox by Paul Geladi  for MATLAB  software by  The Mathworks Inc.(USA) 
FITTER  Add-In by Polycert Ltd (Russia)
Software  SIC by Polycert Ltd (Russia)

Posters contributions
May be put up on the first day of the conference. The official time for discussion is February, 14. 
Information about the size of the poster will be available later.

Language
Russian and English, with two-way translation

Conference materials
The Organizing committee will provide technical course notes by Paul Geladi   "The MATLAB Chemometrics Workbook" for every attendee. The organizing committee is also trying to secure a free version of the training version of the UNSCRAMBLER, complete with the 600 p. book: "Multivariate Data Analysis - an Introduction" by Kim H. Esbensen.

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Schedule

Conference will be located at two places: in the sanatorium (lectures) and in the university (workshops). In the table below all events held in the sanatorium are light colored and in the university are deep colored.

Time

Monday
February 11, 2002

Tuesday
February 12, 2002

Wednesday
February 13, 2002

Thursday
February 14, 2002

8:00 AM Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 AM Conference opening.  Lecture
 Esbensen
"Introduction to
chemometrics"
Lecture
 Rodionova
"Simple interval calculation
  (SIC)"

Excursion round Kostroma


Lunch

Lecture
 Esbensen
"Multivariate statistical
process control"
11:00 AM Free time:
Skiing
Free time:
Skiing
Free time:
Skiing
1:00 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch
2:00 PM Lecture
 Geladi
"Introduction to
multivariate calibration"
Lecture
Pomerantsev
"Non-linear regression
analysis"
Workshop
 Esbensen
"Chemometric
applications
using

Unscrambler"
Workshop
Geladi
"Chemometric
applications
using

MatLab"
4:00 PM Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee
5:00 PM Workshop
 Esbensen
"Chemometric
applications
using

Unscrambler"
Workshop
 Geladi
"Chemometric
applications
using

MatLab"
Workshop
Rodionova
"
Chemometric
applications
using

Excel"
Workshop
Pomerantsev
"
Chemometric
applications
using

Excel"
 Lecture
 Geladi
 "Multivariate Image Analysis"
Workshop
 Esbensen
"Chemometric
applications
using

Unscrambler"
Workshop
Geladi
"Chemometric
applications
using

MatLab"
7:00 PM Dinner Dinner Conference banquet Dinner
8:00 PM Workshop
 Esbensen
"Chemometric
applications
using

Unscrambler"
Workshop
 Geladi
"Chemometric
applications
using

MatLab"
Workshop
 Esbensen
"Chemometric
applications
using

Unscrambler"
Workshop
Geladi
"Chemometric
applications
using

MatLab"

Discussion 
of posters contributions

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Participation

The organizing committee hereby invites students, scientists, and application specialist of the following specialties
  • science and education (chemistry, biology, physics, economics, mathematics)
  • manufacturing (energy, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industries)
  • specialists who deal with - and have to analyze - large datasets
Registration
The registration form with the following information:

1. Name
2. Affiliation and position
3. The field of scientific/application activity
4. Address, telephone, e-mail
5. The title of poster contribution (optional)

should be sent to Oxana Rodionova, the secretary of RCS by e-mail rcs@chph.ras.ru  Confirmation (rejection) will be sent by e-mail.

Payment
Registration fee is US$ 250 before December 10 and US$ 350 after December 10. Registration fee includes
Bus Moscow-Kostroma-Moscow
Accommodation and all meals
All social activities and all professional conference materials (including technical notes, textbooks)

How to pay
Payment instructions will be sent to all  registered applications by e-mail.
The Organizing Committee will - within the funding obtained - fully (or partly) compensate the registration fee for the following attendee categories:
- Russian students and university lecturers
- Scientists from the Russian Academy of Science
- RCS members

Visa support
The necessary visa support will be provided for all the applications who have paid before January 5, 2002.

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Social Activities

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Excursions

Kostroma is an ancient town situated on the bank of Volga river (400 km from Moscow). There is a plethora of historical buildings. Suffice to mention the ancient merchant rows which are similar to St. Petersburg Gostiny Dvor, only larger. The social program provides bus excursion over Kostroma and visit of the Ipat'ev Abbey.

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Skiing

The location of the conference is in the suburb of Kostroma in a large old park on the bank of Volga river. This is an excellent layout for cross-country skiing.  Skies will be available for every participant without charge. Time for skiing is from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM every day. Those who do not like skiing may visit Kostroma town by public bus.

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Spa

All participants are invited to repair the health when at Kostroma. The sanatorium facilities include balneological therapy with natural mineral water from the fountains at the sanatorium territory.

Conference Banquet

We plan an intensive scientific program for the conference from 9 AM to 10 PM, so the only possibility for relaxation will be Conference Banquet on February 13

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Drushbametrics-1 Organizers

Russian Chemometric Society (RCS)
Alborg University (ACACS-RG )
Vernadsky Institute of Geo and Analytical Chemistry (GEOKHI RAS)
Kostroma State University (KSU)

Organizing committee
Co-Chairmen
        Prof. Kim Esbensen (ACACS-RG)
        Prof. Lev Gribov (GEOKHI RAS)
        Prof. Nikolay Rassadin (KSU)
Members
       
Prof. Paul Geladi (Umea University)
        Prof. Pavel Isaev (KSU)
        Dr. Elena Korobova (GEOKHI RAS)
        Prof. Sergey Nicolaev (KSU)
        Dr. Alexey Pomerantsev (RCS)
Secretary
        Dr. Oxana Rodionova (RCS)
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Sponsors

Applied Chemometrics Analytical Chemistry & Sampling Research Group

Russian Foundation for Basic Researchers

Polycert Company

 
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Last update 08.04.03