IFCS 2006 Conference: Data Science and Classification
Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 25 - 29, 2006

10th Conference of the
International Federation of Classification Societies

The Conference will take place under the auspices of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) and is organized by The Slovenian Statistical Society and Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Previous conferences were held in Aachen (Germany,1987), Charlottesville (USA,1989), Edinburgh (UK,1991), Paris (France,1993), Kobe (Japan,1996), Rome (Italy,1998) and Namur (Belgium, 2000), Cracow (Poland, 2002), Chicago (USA, 2004).

The member societies participating in the IFCS are the Associaçao Portuguesa de Classificaçao e Análise de Dados (CLAD), British Classification Society (BCS), Central American and Carribean Society of Classification and Data Analysis (SoCCCAD), Classification Society of North America (CSNA), Gesellschaft für Klassifikation (GfKl), Irish Pattern Recognition and Classification Society (IPRCS), Japanese Classification Society (JCS), Korean Classification Society (KCS), Société Francophone de Classification (SFC), Societr Italiana di Statistica (SIS), Sekcja Klasyfikacji i Analizy Danych PTS (SKAD), Vereniging voor Ordinatie en Classificatie (VOC).

The IFCS is a non-profit and non-political scientific organization which promotes the dissemination of technical and scientific information concerning data analysis, classification, related methods, and their applications. The IFCS encourages young researchers to attend its conferences, and special arrangements will be offered to them for the IFCS-2006 in Ljubljana.


The researchers interested in classification, data analysis and related methods are encouraged to participate in the conference. They can present their work as oral presentation or poster. They can also submit their manuscript to be considered for publication in the Conference proceedings. The abstract has to be sent separately also in the case when the manuscript for the proceedings is submitted.

Short courses / Tutorials will be held on July 25, 2006. The researchers interested to present a short course are invited to send their proposals to the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, before February 15, 2006 following the rules for Abstracts.

Abstracts for oral presentation or poster

Persons wishing to present a paper (as oral presentation or poster) should send:

  • a title;
  • an abstract for a book of abstracts of no more than 200 words;
  • name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s);
  • keywords
  • presented: orally / as a poster
  • topic(s)

to the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, Anuška Ferligoj, before April 1, 2006. Please send this information to the following e-mail address:


The abstract should follow the guidelines for the abstract of oral presentation or poster and corresponding source files.

Please classify the paper in one of the categories summarized in the list of topics of this Call for Papers. By default it will be assumed that the author wish to present orally. If there is more than one author, please indicate who will present the talk. Each person is permitted to present only one contributed paper. This does not prevent an invited session speaker from presenting his/her contribution nor does it limit the number of papers on which one may be listed as the co-author.

The conference language is English.


The proceedings volume with a selection of papers will be published by Springer and it will be available at the conference. Authors wishing to submit their papers for publication in these proceedings should send a file containing LaTeX source of the paper to the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, Anuška Ferligoj, before November 15, 2005 at the e-mail address: ifcs06@fdv.uni-lj.si The paper should not exceed eight pages in length and should follow the guidelines for the authors of manuscripts and corresponding source files.

Publication in the proceedings volume is conditional to receiving the conference fee before February 28, 2006.

Deadlines and Time Schedule

November 15, 2005 Deadline for the submission of manuscript for the proceedings
January 15, 2006 Notification of the acceptance of the manuscript
February 15, 2006 Deadline for sending in the revised manuscript
Extended to:
April 1, 2006
Deadline for the submission of abstract
February 28, 2006 Deadline for the conference fee payment for the authors of papers to be published in the proceedings
April 15, 2006 Notification of the acceptance of the abstract

IFCS 06 index