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Robust Analysis of Complex Data Sets

Scientific experiments often generate a large number of measurements. Also in an industrial or business environment, the number of available variables for different products or customers may become huge, due to ever more powerful monitoring systems. Multivariate statistical modeling is typically used to understand better the relationships between different variables, but their use becomes cumbersome if a high number of variables is measured. In this case, the use dimension reduction techniques, becomes appropriate. Another issue is that a traditional multivariate approach is based on over-simplified models, like multivariate normality. The use of robust methods not depending on unrealistic model assumptions is indispensable, and allows extracting features and structures in the data in a reliable way. While robust methods are well established for dealing with simple models, as the regression and location-scale model, there is still work to do for more complicated, multivariate and non-linear models. Since atypical observations are frequently present when analyzing complex data sets, new robust methods need to be introduced. Practical implementation and computational feasibility are of major importance in robust data mining.

Graciela Boente, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Christophe Croux, K.U. Leuven, Belgium.
Elvezio Ronchetti, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Stefan Van Aelst, Ghent University, Belgium.
  1. M Rauf Ahmad, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  2. Fatemah Alqallaf, Kuwait University, Kuwait.
  3. Aurore Archimbaud, Toulouse School of Economics, France.
  4. Olcay Arslan, Cukurova University, Turkey.
  5. Olcay Arslan, Ankara University, Turkey.
  6. Anthony Atkinson, London School of Economics, United Kingdom.
  7. Marco Avella Medina, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  8. Vladimir Batagelj, IMFM, Slovenia.
  9. Tadeusz Bednarski, Wroclaw University, Poland.
  10. Ana Maria Bianco, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Depto. de Estadistica e Inv. Operativa, Spain.
  11. Graciela Boente, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  12. Jelena Bradic, University of California San Diego, United States.
  13. Maria Caterina Bramati, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  14. Paulo Canas Rodrigues, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.
  15. Marco Cattaneo, University of Hull, United Kingdom.
  16. Andrea Cerioli, University of Parma, Italy.
  17. Holger Cevallos Valdiviezo, Ghent University, Belgium.
  18. Mohamed Chaouch, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates.
  19. Mohamed Chaouch, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates.
  20. Hao Chen, University of California at Davis, United States.
  21. Boris Choy, The University of Sydney, Australia.
  22. Pavel Cizek, Tilburg University, Netherlands.
  23. Gabriela Cohen Freue, University of British Columbia, Canada.
  24. Pietro Coretto, Universita di Salerno, Italy.
  25. Italo Raony Costa Lima, Auburn University, United States.
  26. Ruben Crevits, KU Leuven, Belgium.
  27. Frank Critchley, Open University, United Kingdom.
  28. Christophe Croux, Leuven, Belgium.
  29. Cinzia Daraio, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.
  30. Gabriella Dellino, National Research Council of Italy, Italy.
  31. Safa Elsheikh, University of Brighton, United Kingdom.
  32. Istvan Fazekas, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.
  33. Peter Filzmoser, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
  34. Roland Fried, TU Dortmund University, Germany.
  35. Shuai Fu, SUPSI, Switzerland.
  36. Hironori Fujisawa, Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan.
  37. Xiaoli Gao, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States.
  38. Luis Angel Garcia-Escudero, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.
  39. Alfonso Garcia-Perez, UNED, Spain.
  40. Joseph Gastwirth, George Washington University, United States.
  41. Ursula Gather, University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany.
  42. Alfonso Gordaliza, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.
  43. Luca Greco, University of Sannio - Benevento, Italy.
  44. Francesca Greselin, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy.
  45. Xuming He, University of Michigan, United States.
  46. Rustam Ibragimov, Imperial College London and St. Petersburg State University, United Kingdom.
  47. Luan Jaupi, CNAM, France.
  48. Yoonsuh Jung, Korea University, Korea, South.
  49. Jana Jureckova, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
  50. Ron Kenett, KPA Israel and University of Turin Italy, Israel.
  51. Frank Klawonn, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
  52. Tonu Kollo, University of Tartu, Estonia.
  53. Andrzej Kosinski, Duke University, United States.
  54. Daniel Kosiorowski, Cracow University of Economics, Poland.
  55. Sonja Kuhnt, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany.
  56. Andy Leung, Universtiy of British Columbia, Canada.
  57. Quefeng Li, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, United States.
  58. Rosa Lillo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
  59. Isabella Locatelli, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  60. Yanyuan Ma, University of South Carolina, United States.
  61. Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  62. Alfio Marazzi, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  63. Ricardo Maronna, University of La Plata, Argentina.
  64. Agustin Mayo-Iscar, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.
  65. Aldo Medina Garay, IMECC-UNICAMP, Brazil.
  66. Mehmet Can Mert, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
  67. Stephan Morgenthaler, EPFL, Switzerland.
  68. Karl Mosler, Universitaet zu Koeln, Germany.
  69. Christophe Muller, Aix-Marseille School of Economics, France.
  70. Monica Musio, University of Cagliari, Italy.
  71. Neyko M. Neykov, National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  72. Alicia Nieto-Reyes, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain.
  73. Klaus Nordhausen, University of Turku, Finland.
  74. Hannu Oja, University of Turku, Finland.
  75. Esa Ollila, Aalto University, Finland.
  76. Frederic Pascal, CentraleSupelec, France.
  77. Leto Peel, UCLouvain, Belgium.
  78. Daniel Pena, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
  79. Ana Maria Pires, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal.
  80. Marco Riani, University of Parma, Italy.
  81. Isabel Maria Rodrigues, CEMAT and University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  82. Daniela Rodriguez, Universidad de Buenos Aires - Conicet, Argentina.
  83. Juan Romo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
  84. Elvezio Ronchetti, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
  85. Peter Rousseeuw, KU Leuven, Belgium.
  86. Peter Ruckdeschel, Fraunhofer ITWM, Germany.
  87. Anne Ruiz-Gazen, Toulouse School of Economics, France.
  88. Matias Salibian-Barrera, The University of British Columbia, Canada.
  89. Joachim Schnurbus, University of Passau, Germany.
  90. Pieter Segaert, KU Leuven, Belgium.
  91. Beatriz Sinova, University of Oviedo, Spain.
  92. Peter Slock, Ghent University, Belgium.
  93. Garth Tarr, University of Sydney, Australia.
  94. Matthias Templ, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
  95. Valentin Todorov, UNIDO, Austria.
  96. Aida Toma, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania.
  97. Minh-Ngoc Tran, University of Sydney, Australia.
  98. Stefan Van Aelst, University of Leuven, Belgium.
  99. Wannes Van den Bossche, KU Leuven, Belgium.
  100. Tim Verdonck, UAntwerp, Belgium.
  101. Stephen Jun Villejo, University of the Philippines, Philippines.
  102. Jan Amos Visek, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
  103. Dietrich von Rosen, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.
  104. Huixia Judy Wang, George Washington University, United States.
  105. Yixin Wang, University of Leuven, Belgium.
  106. Roy Welsch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States.
  107. Andrea Wiencierz, University of York, United Kingdom.
  108. Douglas Wiens, University of Alberta, Canada.
  109. Viktor Witkovsky, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia.
  110. Min-ge Xie, Rutgers University, United States.
  111. Ximing Xu, Nankai University, China.
  112. Yukai Yang, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  113. Tianqi Zhao, Princeton University, United States.
  114. Jiwei Zhao, State University of New York at Buffalo, United States.