Data Analysis, Classification and the Forward Search

Proceedings of the Meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group (CLADAG) of the Italian Statistical Society, University of Parma, June 6–8, 2005

  • Sergio Zani
  • Andrea Cerioli
  • Marco Riani
  • Maurizio Vichi
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Clustering and Discrimination

  3. Multidimensional Data Analysis and Multivariate Statistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Pier Alda Ferrari, Paola Annoni
      Pages 85-92
    3. Michele Gallo, Pietro Amenta, Lnigi D’Ambra
      Pages 93-101
    4. Crescenzio Gallo, Giancarlo de Stasio
      Pages 103-110
    5. Salvatore Ingrassia, Roberto Rocci
      Pages 111-118
    6. Annarita Roscino, Alessio Pollice
      Pages 135-142
  4. Robust Methods and the Forward Search

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Anthony Atkinson, Marco Riani, Andrea Cerioli
      Pages 163-171
    3. Matilde Bini, Bruno Bertaccini
      Pages 173-180
    4. Alessandro Carosio, Marco Piras, Dante Salvini
      Pages 181-188
    5. Aldo Corbellini, Kjell Konis
      Pages 189-197
    6. Fabio Crosilla, Alberto Beinat
      Pages 199-208
    7. Daniel Peña, Francisco J. Prieto
      Pages 209-216
    8. Silvia Salini
      Pages 217-224
  5. Data Mining Methods and Software

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Simona Balbi, Michelangelo Misuraca
      Pages 227-234
    3. Markus Franke, Andreas Geyer-Schulz, Andreas Neumann
      Pages 235-246
    4. Angelo M. Mineo, Alfredo Pontillo
      Pages 247-254
    5. Francesco Mola, Raffaele Miele
      Pages 255-262
    6. Marco Sandri, Paola Zuccolotto
      Pages 263-270
    7. Roberta Siciliano, Massimo Aria, Antonio D’Ambrosio
      Pages 271-278
  6. Multivariate Methods for Customer Satisfaction and Service Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Angela D’Elia, Domenico Piccolo
      Pages 299-307
    3. Giovanni C. Porzio, Giancarlo Ragozini, Domenico Vistocco
      Pages 309-318
    4. Giancarlo Ragozini, Maria Prosperina Vitale
      Pages 319-328
    5. Giorgio Vittadini, Maurizio Sanarico, Paolo Berta
      Pages 329-337
    6. Stefania Mignani, Paola Monari, Silvia Cagnone, Roberto Ricci
      Pages 339-346
  7. Multivariate Methods in Applied Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Economics

      1. Marco Alfó, Paolo Postiglione
        Pages 349-357
      2. Claudio Ceccarelli, Antonio R. Discenza, Silvia Loriga
        Pages 359-367
      3. Giuseppe Coco, Massimo Alfonso Russo
        Pages 369-376
      4. Luigi Grossi, Tiziano Bellini
        Pages 377-386

About these proceedings


This volume contains revised versions of selected papers presented at the biennial meeting of the Classification and Data Analysis Group (CLADAG) of the Italian Statistical Society, which was held in Parma, June 6-8, 2005. Sergio Zani chaired the Scientific Programme Committee and Andrea Cerioli chaired the Local Organizing Committee. The scientific programme of the conference included 127 papers, 42 in spe­ cialized sessions, 68 in contributed paper sessions and 17 in poster sessions. Moreover, it was possible to recruit five notable and internationally renowned invited speakers (including the 2004-2005 President of the International Fed­ eration of Classification Societies) for plenary talks on their current research work. Among the specialized sessions, two were organized by Wolfgang Gaul with five talks by members of the GfKl (German Classification Society), and one by Jacqueline J. Meulman (Dutch/Flemish Classification Society). Thus, the conference provided a large number of scientists and experts from home and abroad with an attractive forum for discussion and mutual exchange of knowledge. The topics of all plenary and specialized sessions were chosen to fit, in the broadest possible sense, the mission of CLADAG, the aim of which is "to further methodological, computational and applied research within the fields of Classification, Data Analysis and Multivariate Statistics". A peer-review refereeing process led to the selection of 46 extended papers, which are contained in this book.


Generalized linear model Multivariate statistics Sage Time series algorithms clustering communication complexity data analysis expectation–maximization algorithm information modeling multidimensional scaling service-oriented computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergio Zani
    • 1
  • Andrea Cerioli
    • 1
  • Marco Riani
    • 1
  • Maurizio Vichi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics Section of Statistics and ComputingUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Statistics, Probability and Applied StatisticsUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”RomaItaly

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