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PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT
CSNA 2002
MADISON, WISCONSIN
13 - 16 JUNE 2002


CONFERENCE.  The annual meeting of the Classification Society of North America will be held in Madison, Wisconsin,
from 13 June to 16 June, 2002 (Thursday to Sunday).

All sessions are scheduled for the Pyle Center, a University of Wisconsin conference center attractively situated
on the shore of Lake Mendota.

Two half-day short courses will be offered on 13 June. Technical sessions are scheduled for 14, 15 and 16 June.
Several outstanding speakers have been invited and we are waiting for final decisions from some speakers.
In addition, a session in memory of John van Ryzin is planned.

A welcome reception is scheduled for the evening of 13 June and the meeting banquet is scheduled for the evening of 14 June.

ACCOMMODATIONS.  A block of dormitory rooms has been reserved in Barnard Hall, which is three blocks from the Pyle Center.  In addition, a block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the University Inn, one block from the Pyle Center.

ATTRACTIONS.   Madison has many excellent ethnic restaurants within a ten-minute walk from the Pyle Center. A large number of restaurants in various price ranges may be found in the vicinity of the Pyle Center.

Madison has a number of excellent museums, and a number of attractive resorts and tourist areas are close to Madison.

TRANSPORTATION.   Madison is served by 12 air carriers, many of which are feeder airlines providing service to the hubs of major carriers. There is frequent bus service to the Milwaukee and Chicago airports. Often, there is a substantial fare difference between flying to Chicago or flying to Madison.

ABSTRACTS.   If you are intending to present a contributed paper, please submit an abstract by 31 March 2002, either by e-mail to [log in to unmask] or regular mail to Prof. Bernard Harris, Dept. of Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI  53706-1693.

It is anticipated that some support will be available for students to attend CSNA 2002.

A second mailing, which will contain registration information and program details, will follow in a few weeks.

Bernard Harris
Program Chair