Third Winter School on Chemometrics

Modern Methods of Data Analysis  

 

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The overall objective of the DRUSHBAMETRICS  ("friendship-metrics") Winter Schools on Chemometrics (WSC) is to provide young(er) scientists and specialists an opportunity to get acquainted with chemometric multivariate data analysis. This conference is the third regular event in the Drushbametrics program. The success of the previous conferences confirm the benefit of arranging further meetings devoted to developing chemometrics in Russia. An equally important objective is to facilitate international networking with colleagues from abroad.

Multivariate data analysis and its many applications - in chemometrics, technometrics, biometrics, econometrics, environmetrics - is a modern approach barely 30 years of age. The background is to find significant and consistent patterns in the chaotic expressions 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.

The basis for the DRUSHBAMETRICS conferences will be lectures given by invited international and Russian scientists. A special aspect of the WSC-3 conference is to give all attendees a possibility to present their works as oral or poster contributions. At the WSC-conferences the participants may deliver not only the final results but also discuss preliminary problem statements and methods, all in a strictly unofficial, friendly atmosphere. The program always provides ample time for discussions.

The DRUSHBAMETRICS conferences are famous for their social program, which not only includes local interesting cultural attractions and events but which also focuses especially on scientific networking. The meetings are conducted in an atmosphere of joint scientific collaboration and friendship. The internationally famous pub: "Scores and Loadings" will be opened as usually throughout WSC-3.

 

  

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Terms
Conference will be on February 16-20, 2004.
 
Location
Conference will be held in the village/town Pushkinskiye Gory (official name that means Pushkin's hills) or PushGory (local shortening that is used below) near the city Pskov (400 km from St. Petersburg).
 
How to reach the place
The conference place can be easy reached from Moscow and St. Petersburg
  
From Moscow
1)   By night train #69 "Moscow-Pskov" (dep. 7:55 PM., arr. 8:00 AM, the ticket price is 916 RUR), then by special WSC-3 bus from railway station (price 135 RUR for round trip including departure on Friday)
Or by public bus to PushGory (departure about 10:30 AM, the ticket price 120 RUR. one way) from Pskov bus station that is near Pskov railway station. About 2 hrs in the way.
By public bus "Moscow- PushGory" from bus terminal near metro Shcholkovskaya. About 12 hrs in the way.
    
From St. Petersburg
1) By train #677 "St. Petersburg - Velikiye Luki", arr. in  Pskov 10:45 PM, then by taxi (app.. 900 RUR) to PushGory. It could be too late for the public buses.
2) By public bus "St. Petersburg - PushGory" (dep. 10:45 AM, arr. 7:00 PM) from bus terminal on Obvodnoy channel in St. Petersburg. 
3) By special WSC-3  bus St. Petersburg - PushGory - St. Petersburg {free of charge, highly recommended by the Organizing Committee) 
Departure from St. Petersburg on  Monday, February 16, at 11:30 AM.  Arrival to PushGory about 6:00 PM.
  
The meeting point is at the metro station "Moskovskaya" just near exit from metro. Look for the blue Mercedes bus with number E213 AC 60 and the WSC-3 table on the windshield. 
Detailed scheme of meeting point place  is here.
    
Departure from PushGory on Friday, February 20, at 9:00 AM.  Arrival to St. Petersburg about 2:00 PM
    

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Accommodation
The attendees will live in the hotel 'Drushba' in a single or double rooms with bathrooms or in the hostel (tourist center) "PushGory" that is 1 km far from the hotel.
   

hotel "Drushba"

The hotel "Drushba" was renovated in 1999 and  meets the requirements of ** Europe standard.

Meals will be served at the hotel restaurant.

"Drushba" hotel address:  
Russia, Pushkinskiye Gory,  ul. Lenina 8,

Telephone:+7 (81146) 2-25-56

  

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This is the map of PushGory surroundings. Click it to enlarge.

You can find here the hotel, conference center, hostel, and also the places of interests, which are described below.

  

 

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Foreign Visitors Registration
In accordance with the Russian law, each foreigner should be registered in police within 3 days after the entry. Most of you will be registered by the St. Petersburg (Moscow) hotel, where you spent your first night in Russia. However, please, check it once more and contact with the conference manager, Alexey Pomerantsev, in case of any doubt.
 
Conference Auditorium
WSC-3 will be held in the Pushkin Center, which is situated in some 5 minutes walk from Drushba hotel. To reach the WSC-3 auditorium one should use the left-side entrance in the building. Actually, it will be the right-side entrance while walking from Drushba hotel, which is behind the Center.
  
Bank and Currency Exchange
The bank is situated behind Drushba hotel in 10 minutes walk along the main (Lenin) street. Its name is СБЕРБАНК (Sberbank). Here you can change euros and dollars. Cash dispenser machine is also available. Small sums (up to 50 USD) could be exchanged by the conference manager, Alexey Pomerantsev.
   
Communications
Mobile phones are working in Pushkinskiye Gory. You will find public telephone in the hotel Drushba lobby near the reception desk. Ask about the phone cards at the reception. The trunk-call office is situated in the building, which is close behind the hotel. E-mail connection will be available in the Pushkin Center Library, during the coffee breaks.
 
Meals and Coffee
All meals will be served in the hotel Drushba restaurant. Coffee breaks will be held in the Pushkin Center in the hall, close to the WSC-3 auditorium.
 
Scores & Loadings
These traditional meetings will be held in the hotel Drushba restaurant every evening. As usual, tea, coffee, sugar, and biscuits are available for free, while more serious beverages are for charge. These drinks could be obtained in the restaurant bar.
 
Conference Badges
You are kindly asked to wear your badge all the day, both during the scientific and social activities.
 
Posters
Time for pasting up your posters is Tuesday, February 17, 11:00-13:00. The place for Poster Session will be the hall near the WSC-3 auditorium.
 
Excursion at Wednesday
This will be a combined trip that includes bus transportation and short distance walks. We plan to visit three memorial country estates: Petrovskoye, Mikhailovskoye, and Trigorskoye. In Mikhailovskoye, we plan to divide all participants in two parts. The first group will go to Trigorskoye by bus (12 km by-pass), while the second group will make a direct 3 km hike. These people will enjoy the beautiful landscapes but could surmount some difficulties, like hill climbing, so only the strong persons are invited in the second group. 
  
Weather and Clothing
Normal February temperature in PushGory is about -5C at day, and about -10C at night. We cannot expect extremely high temperature in the WSC-3 auditorium, so some warm wearing, like wool sweater, will be appropriate to this place.
  
Long Distance Trips
We plan two long distance trips (Tuesday and Thursday) for the accompanying persons. Each trip begins at 09:00 in the morning and ends about 18:00 in the evening. Please, contact with the social program manager, Katya Pomerantseva, about the details.
 
 
 

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Program
The conference program runs from Tuesday to Thursday and includes invited lectures, talks, presentations and poster session.
  

Pushkin center

Conference meetings will be held in the large Pushkin center, which is near the hotel 'Drushba'.

This is a new special building that provides all modern facilities required for a science meetings.

WSC-3 invited lecturers

Oral contributions
All attendees will have the opportunity to present oral contribution. The time for presentation is 30 minutes including questions and discussion.

Posters contributions
May be put up on the first day of the conference. The official time for discussion is February, 19. 
The size of the poster is about 1.5 by 1.5 meter.

Abstracts
Deadline for submission of abstracts (0.5 page) for contributed lectures or posters is December, 15. Abstracts should be forwarded electronically by e-mail to: rcs@chph.ras.ru

Language
The official conference language is English. Exclusive translation could be provided by preliminary request only.

Proceedings
Conference proceedings will be published as a book by Nova science Publishers, NY. The size of contribution is up to 25 pages.

Printed manuscript as well as the corresponding files (Microsoft Word 2000) on two diskettes should be submitted to the Organizing Committee before the conclusion of WSC-3 at February 20, 2004. The paper template can be downloaded here

 

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Schedule

This is the conference schedule.
Click the presentation number (e.g. L1) to see the abstract and the contributor name (e.g. Esbensen) to see the personal information.
 
Time

Monday
February 16, 2004

Tuesday
February 17, 2004

Wednesday
February 18, 2004

Thursday
February 19, 2004

Friday
February 20, 2004
 8:00   Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
 8:30
 9:00 L1 Esbensen
Opening
Excursion
 (bus & walk)
 around 
Pushkin's
 places
L6 Geladi Traveling to
St. Petersburg
 9:30
10:00 T1 Ergon T9 Rusinov
10:30

T2

Bogomolov T10 Sulima
11:00 Coffee Coffee
11:30  Traveling to
PushGory
Free time
Trip to the
 monastery
L7 Reinikainen
12:00
12:30 T11 van der Weerd
13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:30
14:00

L2

Naes

L4 Varmuza  T12 Kubicka
14:30 T13 Khayamian
15:00 T3 Aristov T6 Kucheryavski L8 Pomerantsev
Closing
 
15:30 T4 Rudnitskaya T7 Bondarenko 
16:00 Coffee Coffee Coffee
16:30

L3

Rodionova  L5 Palyulin Poster
session
17:00
17:30

T5

Fernandez T8 Sunyaev
18:00 Free Time Free Time Final
discussion
18:30
19:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Free Time
19:30
20:00 Scores &
Loadings
Scores & 
Loadings
Scores & Loadings
together  with
museum staff
Banquet
20:30
21:00

Totally 8 lectures (1 hour) and 13 talks (0.5 hour)

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Time  

  Lectures (L)   

  Talks (T) and Posters        Meals         Joint Actions   

 

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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 should include the following information (filled in by you)::
  1. Name
  2. Position and affiliation
  3. Your scientific/application expert field/activity
  4. Address, telephone, e-mail
  5. Title of suggested contribution
  6. Type of contribution (oral or poster)
The registration form should be forwarded to Oxana Rodionova, secretary of RCS, by e-mail rcs@chph.ras.ru. Confirmation (rejection) will be sent by e-mail only.
 
Registration fees
Hotel "Drushba"
There are 85 standard single and double rooms, and 1 single + 8 double deluxe rooms.
  

in hotel "Drushba"

room deluxe

   
Person Lodging Before Dec. 1, 2003  After Dec.1, 2003
full
participant
single room US$ 300 US$ 350
double room US$ 250 US$ 300
accompanying
person 
single room US$ 200 US$ 250
double room US$ 150 US$ 200
   
The number of single rooms is limited ! Do not forget - first in, first served!
 
Hostel "PushGory"
There is a variety of lodging types, starting with very economic rooms (dorm style, 4 persons + toilet and shower), finishing with rather comfortable suits (bed room + sitting room + bath). Ask about prices. The main shortcoming is 15 minutes walking through the forest (at night in the darkness) from the hotel. Regardless of the fact that this is absolutely safe trip (we did it many times), this type of accommodation  is not recommended for  apprehensive persons.
 
Registration fee includes
  • bus trip St. Petersburg - PushGory - St. Petersburg
  • accommodation and all meals
  • all social activities and all conference materials
In fact the only thing the registration fee does not cover is your travel to/from St. Petersburg.
How to pay
Payment instructions are here.
 
Grants
The Organizing Committee will - within the funding obtained - fully (or partly) decrease 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, 2004.

 

 

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Pushkin's monument

Sightseeing

The location of the conference is in the famous memorial place of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837). Here are many places connected with Pushkin. He lived in his estate Mikhailovskoe, went to see his friends in Trigorskoe village and visited his relatives in Petrovskoe estate  Just there he wrote his famous poems being isolated from the world during cholera quarantine in 1830. Pushkin was buried in Svyatogorsky monastery that is near hotel 'Drushba'.

Now a grand museum complex has been established in this place. Visitors will enjoy the beautiful parks and old-time furnished buildings presenting antiques and paintings. 
          Visit the web site of Pushkin museum

    
Small chapel in Mikhailovskoye park

Skiing and Trips

The surrounding parks and forests provides an excellent layout for cross-country skiing. Skies can be rented at in the local tourist center.

Hikes to the Pushkin memorials (10-15 km) are an appealing alternative to skiing (see the map). 

   
"Scores and Loadings", year 2001

"Scores and Loadings"

Traditional meetings in the "Scores and Loading" pub will be continued at WSC-3. This is the favourite place to be, where participants relax (both Russian and international styles).

Talks about science are not forbidden however

    
Dinnig hall in Petrovskoe house

Conference Banquet

Time for the traditional Conference Banquet is on February 19. Don't miss out on this occasion! The organizing committee cannot yet guarantee the availability of this place (picture to the left) with complete certainty. In the event of substitution, rest assured that similar elegance and decor will be sought for.

    
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Accompanying persons program

This region is rich with famous places of interest. We plan to organize an excursion to the medieval city Pskov. Similarly to the Isborsk fortress and the Pechory cave monastery. Each trip will take a whole day. Transportation, guide, and meals will be provided. We expect rather modest fees for this program, approx. US$30 for each trip

    
Isaak cathederal at night

St. Petersburg visit

Participants will have an unequalled opportunity to spend several days in St. Petersburg before or, perhaps most likely, after the conference. The organizing committee will assist guests with all aspects of accommodation, theater tickets, guides, etc. Do not miss this chance to see the great city in the year of its 301-st anniversary! Ask us as early as possible.

    
 
 

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 WSC-3 Organizers

Russian Chemometric Society (RCS)
Alborg University (ACACS-RG )
Vernadsky Institute of Geo and Analytical Chemistry (GEOKHI RAS)
Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics (ICP RAS)
St. Petersburg State University (SPSU)
Lumex Company (Lumex)

Organizing committee
Co-Chairmen
        Prof. Kim Esbensen (ACACS-RG)
        Prof. Lev Gribov (GEOKHI RAS) 
Members
       
Prof. Paul Geladi (NIR Nord)
        Dr. Anatoly Krasheninnikov (Lumex)
        Dr. Elena Korobova (GEOKHI RAS)
        Dr. Andrey Legin (SPSU)
        Dr. Alexey Pomerantsev (RCS)
Secretary
        Dr. Oxana Rodionova (RCS)
 
 

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Applied Chemometrics Analytical Chemistry & Sampling Research Group

Polycert Company

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

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