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From: Bill Rose
Date: 29 Sep 2003
Subject: Oct 13-14, M2003 Conf, Las Vegas: The "Fuzzy Logic" of Data Mining

SAS data mining event to feature world-renowned visionaries, latest applications

-- Data mining leader SAS to host sixth annual M2003 conference in Las Vegas --

CARY, N.C. (September 29, 2003) SAS, the leader in business intelligence, will host its sixth annual data mining conference, M2003, widely known as the world's premiere event for data mining analysis and application. This year's event will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas on October 13-14.

The change in venue, from SAS world headquarters in Cary, N.C. to Las Vegas, comes largely as a result of the conference's growing popularity among users, combined with increased industry recognition of SAS as a leader in the field of data mining. Participants came from nearly 20 countries to last year's event, and attendance is expected to nearly double this year. Many attendees have commented that the combination of intellectual stimulation, educational content and application of ideas inspired them to make better use of data mining concepts and techniques.

M2003 is chaired by Jaideep Srivastava, professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota and formerly the Chief Data Mining Architect at Amazon.com, and Terry Woodfield, Statistical Services Specialist in the Educational Division at SAS. With four distinguished keynote speakers, eight session track topics and more than 30 speakers representing the worlds of business, government and academia, M2003 will address the latest advances and best practices in the industry, offering a wide variety of sessions for those interested in staying in front of the rapidly changing field of data mining.

Keynote addresses will be delivered by such well-known thought leaders as Andreas Weigend, chief scientist at Amazon.com; Lotfi Zadeh, a distinguished professor of computer science at the University of California at Berkeley, and legendary "fuzzy logic" pioneer; Raghu Ramakrishnan, an internationally recognized professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison; and Thomas Mitchell, the Fredkin Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. These distinguished visionaries will offer participants their insights on key trends and advances in data mining, illustrating, for example, how they can better predict the future and identify factors that will secure a desired effect, apply new techniques to retain their most valuable customers, and segment their markets for a more targeted approach.

For more information, visit the M2003 Web site at www.sas.com/events/dmconf/

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