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AUSTRALASIAN GENSTAT CONFERENCE
APPLICATIONS, ADVANCEMENTS AND ENHANCEMENTS
Erskine House, Great Ocean Road
Lorne, Victoria, Australia
3-5 February 1999
EARLY REGISTRATION BEFORE Friday, 13 November 1998
ABSTRACTS DEADLINE Friday, 20 November 1998
ACCOMMODATION PAYMENT BEFORE Friday, 11 December 1998
MAJOR THEMES AND INVITED SPEAKERS
Themes for the conference include:
* Improvements in data access within Genstat.
* The new STABLE visualisation and visual programming environment.
* Ongoing developments in REML.
* Management's perceptions of statistical packages and the usefulness
* Applications of Genstat to genetical research
Confirmed invited speakers include:
- David Baird (AgResearch, NZ), Improved data access within
Genstat, Genstat for the non-statistician.
- Christine Hackett (Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland), Linkage
Mapping and QTL Analysis in Plants.
- Roger Payne (Rothamsted Experiment Station), Genstat-aided design
- Robin Thompson (Rothamsted Experiment Station), Mapping of QTL by
regression of phenotype on markertype.
Other well-known statisticans who have indicated that they will speak
at the conference include:
- Simon Harding and Bronwyn Harch, "Multivariate analysis of 3-way
datasets in Genstat",
- Peter Lane, "GLMs or transformation?",
- Roger Payne and Simon Harding, "Genstat in a visual environment" and,
- Sue Welham, "REML for correlated data".
CALL FOR PAPERS
Contributed papers are welcome on topics that can be demonstrated in
Genstat ("Applications"), and on Genstat itself ("Advancements and
Enhancements"). We encourage papers which are practical, and value
those directed at the less experienced Genstat user as well as those
of interest to the expert. Posters are also welcome. The time
allowed for presentation of papers, including discussion, will be 25
Abstracts of contributed papers should be sent by email
(firstname.lastname@example.org) in PLAIN TEXT FORMAT. Equations and
mathematical symbols should be kept to a minimum, and can be given in
LaTeX notation, or faxed to...
Genstat 99 Abstracts
(Fax: 61 3 9800 3521).
Contributors without email access should fax their entire abstract.
Abstracts, for both oral presentations and posters, should include the
following, in this order:
Title of the paper
Organisation or affiliation of each author (not including postal address)
References (if any)
Postal address of corresponding author
Audiovisual requirements, other than an overhead projector (such as a
The abstract should have a maximum of 300 words. An oral
presentation will be assumed unless a poster is specified.
Abstracts are due by Friday, 20 November 1998. The email address
for abstracts is: email@example.com
For more information, contact the email or fax number above, or phone
Graham Hepworth (Abstracts Co-ordinator) on 61 3 9210 9296.
Early-bird Registration Fee (payment by Friday, Nov 13, 1998): A$320
Full Registration Fee: A$370
Full-time Student Registration Fee: A$240
Obtain registration and accommodation forms direct from the web site
or by contacting the conference secretary (see below)
The conference will be held in the peak of summer at Erskine House,
Lorne. Lorne is a relaxed beach resort and fishing village about 2
hours scenic drive south west of Melbourne. Erskine House is nestled
in 6 hectares of gardens from which there is direct access to the
beach - great for an invigorating early morning walk or a body-surf
Accommodation (Bed and Full English Buffet Breakfast) has been
reserved at Erskine House. Rooms range from single non-ensuite at
A$65 per night, to ensuite for a family of five at A$205 per night
(further details, see web site). Delegates are responsible for
booking their accommodation directly with the management of Erskine
House using the ACCOMMODATION FORM (obtainable from web site, or by
contacting the conference secretary, see below).
Transport from Melbourne (via the airport) to Lorne will be available
for conference delegates between 3pm and 5pm on Tuesday, 2 February.
Delegates wishing to take advantage of this service will be asked to
forward their flight arrival information, by email or fax, prior to
the conference. Return transport to Melbourne (via the airport) will
also be arranged for the afternoon of Friday 5 February (departing
from Lorne at 1.30pm and 2pm).
No formal conference sessions will be held on the afternoon of
Thursday, 4 February. A half-day bus tour of the Great Ocean Road
(12 Apostles etc) has been organised at a cost of A$35 per person. The
tour will return through Colac where there is a choice of venues for
the evening meal (own expense).
The organisers will facilitate one or more Genstat-related workshops
or short courses in Melbourne before the conference (1-2 February).
Expressions of interest in these short courses can be noted on the
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Web site: http://www.nre.vic.gov.au/science/genstat99
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: This is a new email address)
ADDRESS FOR CONFERENCE CORRESPONDENCE
Conference Treasurer and Secretary:
Leigh Callinan (Genstat 99)
P.O. Box 3100
Bendigo Delivery Centre, VIC 3554
Phone: 61 3 5430 4423 Fax: 61 3 5448 4982.
Local Organising Committee
Convenor: John Reynolds, Agriculture Victoria, Melbourne
Treasurer: Leigh Callinan, Agriculture Victoria, Bendigo
Abstracts and Programme: Graham Hepworth, Agriculture Victoria, Knoxfield
Publicity: Murray Hannah, Agriculture Victoria, Ellinbank
Web-site: Peter Franz, Agriculture Victoria, Knoxfield
Social: Carole Wright, Agriculture Victoria, Horsham
Gavin Kearney, Agriculture Victoria, Hamilton
General: Kym Butler, Agriculture Victoria, Werribee
Trevor Hancock, The Waite Agricultural Research Institute
Convenor: John Reynolds, Agriculture Victoria, Melbourne
Roger Payne, Rothamsted Experimental Station
Jeff Wood, CSIRO, Canberra
Graham Hepworth, Agriculture Victoria, Knoxfield
Ari Verbyla, University of Adelaide
Brian Cullis, NSW Agriculture, Wagga Wagga
Ross Cunningham, ANU, Canberra
Ruth Butler, Crop and Food Research, Lincoln, NZ
Genstat 99 is supported by...
Agriculture Victoria, Department of Natural Resources and Environment
Rothamsted Experimental Station
CEANET, and NAg, The Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd.