(Rome, April 30th – May 3rd)

It is our pleasure to announce the first school on multi-way, multi-set and multi-block methods, which will take place in Rome (Italy) between April 30th and May 3rd 2013. The school, which is primarily directed to PhD students and Post-Doc, but of course can be attendend by whomever interested, aims at covering the basic and fundamental aspects of the challenges posed to chemometrics when data recorded as a function of multiple sources of variation are collected, such as those arising from hyphenated analytical techniques, or when phenomena vary with time, locations, etc…


In particular, the school will be articulated in four days of lectures, each one devoted to a particular topic:

  • Introduction and basic notation. Recall of standard 2 way and/or 2 block methods and of elements of Matlab language (Federico Marini, University of Rome “La Sapienza & Marina Cocchi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
  • Multi-way analysis: PARAFAC and PARAFAC2; Tucker models; NPLS and multi-way regression models (Rasmus Bro, University of Copenhagen)
  • Multiset analysis by Multivariate Curve Resolution (MCR) (Anna de Juan, University of Barcelona)
  • Multi-level and multiblock methods: ASCA and Multi-level SCA; data fusion (Age Smilde, University of Amsterdam)

All modules will be accompanied by computer exercises, so students are recommended to bring their own laptops with MATLAB installed.

Please be aware that the number of participants will be limited to 30.

Interested students can register here.

Information about fees and payment can be found here.

The lectures will take place in Casa La Salle, a structure located in the heart of Rome (a short distance from the Vatican and the historical center of the city), which will also provide accommodation for all the participants.