Scientific Program

The list of the keynote lectures, Invited Papers, Contributed Papers and Posters to be presto be presented at the Cladag 2009 is the following.

A. Cerioli

*A guided tour of multivariate outlier
detection with and without high-breakdown estimators*

(Aula Magna, 11/09/09)

J. C. Gower

*Extended canonical analysis: theory and
applications*

*(*Aula Magna,09/09/09*)*

D. B. Rubin

*Recent issues in causal inference*

*(*Aula Magna,10/09/09*)*

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Specialized Session 1
(09/09/09)*

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Multivariate Relations for General Data**

Organizer: Carles M. Cuadras

C. M. Cuadras

Distance-based
approach in multivariate association

K. Gibert, G.
Rodríguez-Silva, A. García-Rudolph, J. M. Tormos

On the benefits of mixed AI and Statistics methods for
KDD in real-World domains. Clustering based on rules and extensions

J. Graffelman

A universal procedure for biplot calibration

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Specialized Session 2 *
(09/09/09)

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Estimating Causal Effects from Observational Data
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using Large Databases and Multivariate Matching**

Organizer: Fabrizia Mealli

B. Arpino, F. Mealli

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The specification of the propensity score in multilevel
observational studies*

F. Camillo, I. D'Attoma

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A multivariate approach to assess balance of categorical
covariates in observational studies*

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S. M. Iacus, G. King, G.
Porro

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Coarsened exact matching*

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Specialized Session 3 *
(09/09/09)

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New Developments in Complex Data
Modeling for Evaluation**

Organizer: Giorgio
Vittadini

R. Brüggemann, M. Fattore, J. Owsinski

*Using poset theory to compare fuzzy
multidimensional poverty across regions*

S. C. Minotti

*Some notes on the use of cluster-weighted
modeling in effectiveness studies*

F. Pennoni, F. Bartolucci

*Impact evaluation of job training programs
by a latent variable model*

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Specialized Session 4 *
(09/09/09)

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Classification of Measurement Errors:
Theory, ISO Standards and Applications**

Organizers: Laura
Deldossi, Diego Zappa

L. Deldossi, D. Zappa

*Measurement errors
and uncertainty: a statistical perspective*

D. Koltai, R. S. Kenett and D. Kristt

*Measurement
uncertainty in quantitative chimerism monitoring after stem cell transplantation*

S. Salini, N. Solaro

*Controlled
calibration in presence of clustered measures*

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Specialized Session 5 *
(09/09/09)

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Visualization of Relationships by
Multidimensional Scaling**

Organizer: Akinori Okada

G. Bove

*Analysis of
skew-symmetry in proximity data*

M. Nakai

*Social
stratification and consumption patterns: cultural practices and lifestyles in
Japan*

A. Okada

*Centrality of
asymmetric social network: singular value decomposition, conjoint measurement,
and asymmetric multidimensional scaling*

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Specialized Session 6 *
(09/09/09)

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Computational and Theoretical Aspects in Mixture Models**

Organizer: Donatella Vicari

M. Alfò, L. Nieddu, D. Vicari

*Regression models for multivariate mixed
responses*

D. G. Calò, C. Viroli

*A finite mixture model for multilevel data*

C. Hennig

*How to merge Gaussian mixture components*

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Specialized Session 7 *
(10/09/09)

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Recent Trends in Cluster Analysis**

Organizer: Yves Lechevallier

Z. Assaghir, M. Kaytoue, N. Messai, A.
Napoli

*On the mining of
numerical data with Formal Concept Analysis and similarity*

M. Chavent, V. Kuentz, J. Saracco

*A partitioning
method for the clustering of qualitative variables*

A. Hardy

*Validation of a
clustering structure for symbolic data*

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Specialized Session 8* (10/09/09)

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Models for the Analysis of Volatility
in Financial Markets**

Organizer: Edoardo
Otranto

G. Barone-Adesi

*Volatility dynamics:
escaping the straitjacket*

P. Coretto, M. La Rocca, G. Storti

*Group structured
volatility*

G. Giovannetti, M. Velucchi

*A MEM analysis of
African financial markets*

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Specialized Session 9* (10/09/09)

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Model selection in Advanced Classification and Regression
Methods**

Organizers: Roberta Siciliano, Claudio Conversano

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C. Conversano, E. Dusseldorp

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Model selection in classification trunk approach*

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A. D'Ambrosio, W. J. Heiser

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Decision trees for preference rankings*

J. S. Rao, J. Jiang and T.
Nguyen

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A brief overview of fence methods for mixed model
selection*

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Specialized Session 10* (10/09/09)

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Operative Problems of Data Mining and Statistical Solutions**

Organizer: Furio Camillo

H. Bozdogan, J. A. Howe, S. Katragadda, C. Liberati

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Misspecification resistant model selection using
information complexity with applications*

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G. Galimberti, M. Pillati, G. Soffritti

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Some issues on robustness of regression trees*

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G. Menardi, N. Torelli

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Some issues in building and assessing classification
rules with extremely skewed datasets*

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Specialized Session 11* (10/09/09)

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Statistical Methods for the Assessment
of Scientific Research Communities**

Organizer: Giuseppe
Giordano

C. Davino, F. Palumbo, D. Vistocco

*Environmental
factors and scientific production: a statistical analysis of MUR data*

D. De Stefano, M. P. Vitale

*Exploring the
pattern of scientific collaboration networks*

L. Leydesdorff, Y. Sun

*The development of
scientific co-authorship networks in national and international contexts*

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Specialized Session 12* (10/09/09)

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Stable Likelihood Methods in Mixture
Models**

Organizer: Wilfried Seidel

C. Biernacki

*Managing degeneracy
in Gaussian mixtures*

S. Ingrassia, R. Rocci

*Constrained EM
trajectories for mixtures of normal distributions*

K. Sever

*Dealing with
spurious solutions in finite mixture models*

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Specialized Session 13* (11/09/09)

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Statistical Analysis of Microarray Data**

Organizer: Angelo M. Mineo

M. Alfó, F. Martella

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Identifying partitions of genes and tissue samples in
microarray data*

L. Augugliaro, E. C. Wit

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Generalizing LARS algorithm using differential geometry*

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E. C. Wit, L. Augugliaro

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Mixed modelling ideas for microarray data*

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Specialized Session 14* (11/09/09)

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Robust Methods for the Analysis of Complex Data**

Organizer: Marco Riani

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T. DiCiccio, A. C. Monti

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Flexible models and robustness*

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L. Grossi, F. Laurini

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Robust portfolio asset
allocation*

A. Marazzi

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Robust regression with asymmetric errors*

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Solicited Session 1 *
(09/09/09)

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Environmental Assessment and Air Quality Indicators**

Organizer: Antonella Plaia

F. Bruno, D. Cocchi

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Interpreting air quality indices as random quantities*

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D. Lee, C. Ferguson, E. M.
Scott

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Air quality indicators in health studies*

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M. Ruggieri, A. Plaia, A. L. Bondì

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Aggregated air pollution index: a new proposal*

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Solicited Session 2 *
(09/09/09)

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Variable Selection in Multivariate Analysis**

Organizer: Gabriele Soffritti

N. Dean, A. E. Raftery

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Latent class analysis variable selection*

C. Maugis, G. Celeux, M. Martin-Magniette

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Variable selection in model-based clustering: a general
variable role modeling*

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L. Scrucca

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A geometric approach to subset selection and sparse
sufficient dimension reduction*

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Solicited Session 3* (09/09/09)

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Statistical Models for Electoral Flow Data**

Organizer: Venera Tomaselli

J. M. Bernardo

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Forecasting the final results in election day: a Bayesian
analysis*

A. Forcina, G. M. Marchetti

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The Brown and Payne model of voter transition revisited*

V. Tomaselli, R. D'Agata

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Using multilevel models to analyze the context of
electoral data*

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Solicited Session 4* (10/09/09)

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Partitioning Methods for Statistical Learning**

Organizer: Massimo Aria

G. Boari, G. Cantaluppi

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Further considerations on latent segmentation techniques
for customer heterogeneity detection*

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G. Giordano, R. Remmerswaal

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Non-parametric regression model for a hierarchical
data-structure: a comparison with the classical approaches*

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G. Soffritti, G. Galimberti

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Detecting multiple cluster structures through model-based
clustering methods*

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Solicited Session 5* (10/09/09)

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Identification and Estimation of Causal Effects in the Presence
of Complications**

Organizer: Leonardo Grilli

P. Frumento, B. Pacini

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Causal inference with multivariate outcome: a simulation study*

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A. Mattei

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Identifying and estimating direct and indirect effects*

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G. Roli, B. Pacini,

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Evaluating the effects of financial aids to firms with
nonignorably missing outcomes*

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Solicited Session 6* (10/09/09)

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Statistical Analysis of Social Networks of Enterprises**

Organizer:
Francesco Palumbo

P. Ameli, F. Niccolini, F. Palumbo

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Latent ties identification in inter-firms social networks*

M. R. D’Esposito, A. Del Monte, G. Giordano, M. P. Vitale

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The analysis of structural characteristics of innovative
networks*

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S. Liverani, A. Petrucci

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Spatial clustering of multivariate data using weighted
MAX-SAT*

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Solicited Session 7* (10/09/09)

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Methodology for Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Italian
University System**

Organizer: Luigi Fabbris

M. Bini

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Evaluating the External Effectiveness of the University
Education in Italy*

G. Elias

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How to approach the evaluation of the effectiveness of
higher education in Italy*

L. Fabbris, G. Boccuzzo, M. C. Martini, M. Scioni

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A participative process for the definition of a human
capital indicator*

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Solicited Session 8* (10/09/09)

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Advances in Data Collection for Surveys**

Organizer: Pier
Francesco Perri

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G. Diana

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Calibration estimators in randomized response models*

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I. Krumpal

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Estimating the prevalence of unsocial opinions via the
Randomized Response Technique*

P. G. M. van der Heijden, U. Böckenholt

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Randomized response, statistical disclosure control and
e-commerce*

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Solicited Session 9* (10/09/09)

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Functional Data
Analysis**

Organizer: Rosanna Verde

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G. Costanzo, F. Dell'Accio, G. Trombetta

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Prediction of an industrial kneading process via the
adjustment curve*

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T. Di Battista, S. A. Gattone, A.
De Sanctis

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Dealing with FDA estimation methods*

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A. Goia

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Functional linear regression: applications to time series
prediction*

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Solicited Session 10* (11/09/09)

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Econometric Analysis of Data on Market Behaviors**

Organizer: Roberto Cellini

V. Adorno, C. Bernini, G. Pellegrini

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Productivity, efficiency and public subsidies. An
empirical evaluation*

L. Arciero, A. Mercatanti

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Evaluation of the effect of debit cards on cash demand by
propensity score regressions in a principal stratification model*

R. Cellini, L. Lambertini, A. Sterlacchini

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Managerial incentive and the firms’ propensity to invest in
product and process innovation*

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M. Di Giacomo, M. Piacenza, G. Turati

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The effectiveness of “flexible” specific taxation in
stabilizing fuel prices. An empirical investigation on the Italian wholesale
markets*

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Solicited Session 11* (11/09/09)

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From Market Segmentation to Different Customer Loyalties**

Organizer: Mario Montinaro

P. Chirico, A. Lo Presti

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Customer loyalty analysis in an heterogeneous market: a
comparison between a priori*

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segmentation and model-based segmentation*

P. Ferrari, A. Barbiero , G. Manzi

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Missing data handling in
setting up indicators from categorical data*

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M. Montinaro, I. Sciascia

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Probabilistic models for market segmentation and customer
loyalty*

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G. Nicolini, L. Dalla Valle

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The problem of non random samples in customer
satisfaction surveys*

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Solicited Session 12* (11/09/09)

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Markov and Hidden Markov
Processes for Data Analysis and Simulation**

Organizer: Isabella Morlini

F. Bartolucci, A. Farcomeni, F. Pennoni

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Analysis of longitudinal data via latent Markov models and its
extensions*

M. Costa, L. De Angelis

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A dynamic analysis of stock markets through latent Markov
models*

A. Maruotti, R. Rocci

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A semiparametric approach to mixed nonhomogeneous hidden
Markov models*

R. Paroli

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Hidden Markov processes for image data analysis*

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Contributed Session 1 *
(09/09/09)

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Methods and Applications in
Cluster Analysis**

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F. Campobasso, A. Fanizzi, M. Tarantini

*A proposal for a fuzzy approach to
clustering techniques*

R. Guido, M. Misuraca, F. Vocaturo

*Document classification in public
administration: an automatic strategy for digital protocol*

A. Lourme, C. Biernacki

*Joint clustering of two samples from
multiple origins by equalizing their entropy*

S. C. Minotti, G. Spedicato

*A statistical R package for Cluster-Weighted
Modeling*

A. Pastore, S. Tonellato

*A class of indexes for comparing model-based
clustering solutions*

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Contributed Session 2 *
(09/09/09)

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Data Analysis for the
Assessment of Public Administrations**

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M. Finocchiaro Castro, C. Guccio

Efficiency analysis of
heritage authorities: a DEA-bootstrap approach

M. Gnaldi, M. Ranalli

*Ranking the Italian universities: a
sensitivity analysis of research performance composite indicators*

P. Mariani, E. Zavarrone

*The measure of economic re-evaluation: a
coefficient based on conjoint analysis*

F. Mealli, C. Rampichini

*Exploiting nonlinear
difference-in-difference assumptions in a regression discontinuity design*

M. Porcu, I. Sulis, N. Tedesco

*Evaluating lecturer’s capability over time.
Some evidence from surveys on university course quality*

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Contributed Session 3 *
(09/09/09)

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Data Analysis in Economics
and Finance**

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G. Amisano, R. Savona

*Taming Financial Inaccessibility with
Bayesian state space models*

C. Cutugno

*Model based clustering for solvency analysis*

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A. Geyer-Schulz, B. Hoser

*Financial accounting and eigensystem
analysis*

Y. Henchiri, S. Benammou, T.
Hamza

*Using support vector machine approach for
forecasting the failure of the Tunisian companie*

A. A. Romano, G. Scandurra

*Impact of exogenous shocks on oil product
market prices*

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Contributed Session 4 *
(09/09/09)

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Methods and Applications in
Regression**

G. Adelfio, M. Chiodi

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Probabilistic forecast for Northern New Zealand seismic
process: a kernel-based approach*

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F. Crippa, M. Marelli

*Mixed-effects modeling for items and
subjects in psycholinguistics: an application*

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A. Mazza, A. Punzo

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Graduation of demographic data using discrete beta kernel
estimates*

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I. Mdimagh, S. Benammou

*Using partial least squares regression in
lifetime analysis*

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E. Rocco

*Kernel-Type Smoothing Methods in the
Nonresponse Context*

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Contributed Session 5 *
(09/09/09)

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Classification and
Visualization of Time series**

A. Balzanella, R. Verde, Y. Lechevallier

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A new approach for clustering multiple streams of data*

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C. Drago, G. Scepi

*Univariate and multivariate tools for
visualizing financial time series*

A. Tarsitano

*A weighted distance for short time series*

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Contributed Session 6 *
(09/09/09)

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Multivariate Methods and
Applications**

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G. D'Epifanio

*A policy-planning based data-analysis in
social agents’s worthiness scaling*

M. Marozzi

*Some notes on indicator variable reduction*

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V. A. Tutore, A. D'Ambrosio

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Three-way data analysis by tree-based partitioning*

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Contributed Session 7 *
(09/09/09)

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Testing Statistical Models**

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S. Facchinetti, S. A. Osmetti

*The Kolmogorov-Smirnov goodness of fit test
for discrete extreme value distributions*

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F. Greselin, S. Ingrassia, A. Punzo

*Multivariate tests for patterned covariance
matrices*

F. Torti, D. Perrotta

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The test size of the forward search for regression
outliers*

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Contributed Session 8 *
(10/09/09)

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Computer Intensive Methods
in Data Analysis**

A. Brogini, D. Slanzi

*Confident Bayesian networks: a
non-parametric bootstrap approach*

A. Cossari

*Using the bootstrap in the analysis of
fractionated designs*

P. Frumento

*Using genetic algorithms in estimation of
finite mixture models*

M. Vezzoli, P. Zuccolotto

*Variable importance measurement within
hierarchical data*

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Contributed Session 9 *
(10/09/09)

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Methods and Applications in
Item Response Theory**

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L. Bertoli-Barsotti, A. Punzo

*Modelling missingness in the Rasch
paradigm*

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S. Golia

*The impact of uniform and nonuniform
differential item functioning on Rasch measure*

M. Matteucci, S. Mignani, R. Ricci

*Latent variable models to evaluate the final
exam in the Italian lower secondary school*

M. Matteucci, B. Veldkamp

*The inclusion of prior information in CAT
administration*

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Contributed Session 10
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(10/09/09)

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Statistical Models in
Medicine**

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S. Arima, V. Pecora, L. Tardella

*Identifying epitopes in allergic reactions
through hierarchical Bayesian modeling*

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P. Brutti, S. Gubbiotti, V. Sambucini

*A Bayesian two-stage design for phase II
clinical trials with both efficacy and safety endpoint*

R. Gargano, A. Alibrandi

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Modeling resistin levels data by mixture of regression*

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I. Poli, D. Slanzi, L. Villanova, D. De Lucrezia, G. Minervini, F. Polticelli

*Non natural protein structure identification*

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Contributed Session 11 *
(11/09/09)

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Clustering Functional Data**

S. Bande, S. Ghigo, R. Ignaccolo

*Classification of municipalities with
respect to air quality assessment*

F. Bruno, D. Cocchi, F. Greco

*Functional cluster analysis for
compositional data*

E. Romano, A. Balzanella, R. Verde

*A clusterwise regression strategy for
spatio-functional data*

E. Romano, V. Cozza

*Clustering spatio-functional data: a method
based on a nonparametric variogram estimation for functional data*

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Contributed Session 12 *
(11/09/09)

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****Copulas and Association Measures**

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G. Bianchi, F. M. L. Di Lascio, S. Giannerini, A. Manzari, A. Reale, G. Ruocco

*Exploring copulas for the imputation of
missing nonlinearly dependent data*

F. Domma, S. Giordano

*Dependence in stress-strength models with
fgm copula and Burr III margins*

D. Marasini, P. Quatto

*Control sample and association*

I. Morlini, S. Zani

*New weighted similarity indexes*

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Contributed Session 13 *
(11/09/09)

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Data Analysis for Customer
Satisfaction**

M. Gallo, D. Fiorenzo

A strategy to evaluate the
satisfaction of different passenger group

P. Mariani, E. Zavarrone

*Satisfaction, loyalty and WOM in dental care
sector*

A. M. Oliveri, A. M. Parroco

*CAPI versus PAPI and the production of some
non-sampling errors*

G. Schoier

*On the problem of variable reduction in a
customer satisfaction context*

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Contributed Session 14 *
(11/09/09)

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Analysis of Categorical
Data**

M. Carpita, M. Manisera

*On the nonlinearity of homogeneous ordinal
variables*

M. Grassia, D. Nappo

*An algorithm for the treatment of
qualitative variables in a SEM model and its validation*

B. Simonetti, L. D'Ambra, P. Amenta

*New developments in ordinal non symmetrical
correspondence analysis*

A. Zarraga, B. Goitisolo

*Correspondence analysis of surveys with
multiple response questions*

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Contributed Session 15 *
(11/09/09)

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Classification of Spatial
Data**

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A. Altavilla, A. Mazza, M. Mucciardi

*Differences between the settlement patterns
of individual immigrants in the city of Catania*

A. Altavilla, M. Mondello

*Mortality in environmental high risk area*

G. Aretusi, L. Fontanella, L. Ippoliti, A. Merla

*Supervised classification of thermal
high-resolution IR images for the diagnosis of Raynaud’s phenomenon*

M. Tsuji, S. Konsha, T.
Shimokawa

*A presentational approach to clustering the
regional structural analysis with time*

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Contributed Session 16 *
(11/09/09)

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Multivariate Analysis**

C. E. Bonafede, P. Cerchiello, P. Giudici

*A semantic based Dirichlet compound
multinomial model*

P. Cozzucoli

*A control chart to monitor the overall
defectiveness of the proces*

S. Figini

*Local statistical models for variables
selection*

P. Giudici, E. Raffinetti

*On dependence measures in a multivariate
context*

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F**. Bassi*

Latent class analysis for marketing scales development

D. Lee, T. Neocleous

Using quantile regression in environmental epidemiology

G. Marcon, G. Adelfio, M. Chiodi

E. Moreno,
J. Girón, L. Martínez

Generalizing the BIC: an objective Bayesian approach

S. Pandolfi, F. Bartolucci, N. Friel

Reversible Jump Acceleration via Multiple-try

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