A subgroup of the Multidimensional Scaling Working Group has been formed and it is devoted to the topic
New Algorithms for Inferring Molecular Structure from Distance Restraints.
For more information, see http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/Molecular/.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0100921
Immediately preceding the CSNA-2003 meeting being hosted by Mike Brusco at the Doubletree Hotel in Tallahassee, Florida (June 12-15, 2003) there will be a followup meeting of a previous Working Group on MDS Algorithms held in August, 2001, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. This meeting will be held at the same site as the CSNA meeting, and is sponsored by DIMACS (the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science) at Rutgers. The DIMACS meeting will begin at 1PM on Wednesday, June 11, just before the CSNA meeting begins, and continue during the day on Thursday, June 12, independent of the Thursday workshops associated with CSNA, but prior to the opening reception for CSNA on Thursday evening.
On Friday morning, Larry Hubert will give an invited talk on MDS. This talk is jointly sponsored by DIMACS and CSNA, and all CSNA attendees are welcome to attend. CSNA attendees who would also like to attend and/or participate in the DIMACS Workshop on MDS Algorithms must notify the workshop organizers in advance and pay a workshop registration fee of $75. This fee will cover participation in the workshop, coffee breaks and meals.
Further information about the CSNA meeting may be obtained from the CSNA website http://www.pitt.edu/~csna. There is a DIMACS website dedicated to the Working Group on Algorithms for Multidimensional Scaling located at http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/SpecialYears/2001_Data/Algorithms/AlgorithmsMS.htm.