A PASCAL funded invited session on
Dissimilarities and Dissimilarity Based Methods
will take place as part of the IFCS/GfKl 2011 conference,
August 30 to September 2, 2011 in Frankfurt/Main.
Invited speakers are
Ahlame Douzal Chouakria, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble
Ahmed Albatineh, Florida International University
Daniel Muellensiefen, Goldsmiths University of London
Floriana Esposito, Università degli Studi “Aldo Moro”, Bari
There will be a presentation by myself as well.
The aim of the invited session is to inspire systematic and general discussion about the construction and meaning of dissimilarity measures in data analysis by bringing together experts who have investigated the use and choice of dissimilarity measures for various kinds of data (time series, symbolic data, presence/absence data, musical melodies, high dimensional data), and who have a general interest in the design and application of dissimilarity measures. In applied data analysis, dissimilarities are often constructed in an ad hoc-fashion, and reference to general principles is not normally made (I gave an invited plenary lecture about this on a previous IFCS conference in Ljubljana, see Hennig and Hausdorf 2006).
C. Hennig and B. Hausdorf: Design of dissimilarity measures: a new dissimilarity measure between species distribution ranges. Batagelj, V.; Bock, H.-H.; Ferligoj, A.; Ziberna, A. (Eds.): Data Science and Classification, Springer, Berlin 2006, 29-38.