The Classification Society

Welcome to the home page of the Classification Society. In 2008, the Classification Society of North America (CSNA) reverted to its former name. The Classification Society is a nonprofit interdisciplinary and international organization whose 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. To learn more about the Classification Society, click here. or visit us on LinkedIn.

The regular ongoing activities of the Classification Society include our annual meetingjournalnewsletterdiscussions on the CLASS-L mailing listand the presentation of the annual Distinguished Dissertation Award for a PhD Dissertation.

Announcements from the Classification Society

  • The April 2017 Newsletter is now available! For access to this, and all previous newsletters, click here.
  • The Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) is being held between August 8 - 10, 2017 at Tokai University in Toyko, Japan. - Note that the registration deadline has been extended to July 31, 2017.
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  • The 11th Scientific Meeting of the CLAssification and Data Analysis Group (CLADAG) is being held between September 13 - 15, 2017 at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy.
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  • The European Conference on Data Analysis is being held between September 27 - 29, 2017 at the Wrocloaw University of Economics in Wroclaw, Poland.
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  • The 10th International Conference of the ERCIM WG on Computational and Methodological Statistics is being held between December 16 - 18, 2017 at the Senate House, University of London, London, England.
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  • The workshop on Model-Based Clustering and Classification (MBC2) is being held between September 5 - 6, 2018 at the Universita Di Catania, Catania, Italy.
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The Classification Society is a non-profit organization. Contact information can be found here.

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