The 35th European Mathematical Psychology Group Meeting
Ghent, 2-4 september 2004

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The first meeting of the "European Mathematical Psychology Group" (EMPG) took place in April 1971, at the initiative of Jean-Claude Falmagne. At that time, Jean-Claude had the feeling that mathematical psychologists in Europe were suffering from a sense of isolation, and that they had to oversimplify and `smooth' their presentations at general conferences. He thus issued an invitation to a gathering that would allow for more mathematical sophistication. Of the thirty invitees, all came! The meeting took place at the `Maison des Belges' of the Cite Universitaire in Paris, 1971.

Since then, there has been a European conference on Mathematical Psychology, organized by a curiously rather informal group, almost every year (there were even two of them in 1971). In acknowledgment and admiration to Jean-Claude's foresight, a special session will take place during the 35th EMPG meeting and its announcement arrives on a day that has a particular meaning to Jean-Claude. Happy Birthday, Jean-Claude!

Program of this special session:

  • Jean-Paul Doignon, Département de Mathématiques, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium: Facets of Binary Choice: a Never Ending Story?
  • Mathieu Koppen, Nijmegen Institute for Cognition and Information, Katholieke Universiteit of Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Choice Probabilities: Facets of a Story of Facets.
  • R. Duncan Luce and Ragnar Steingrimsson, Institute for the Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A. and New York University, U.S.A.: An Approach to Psychophysical Measurement of Intensity
  • J. P. Barthélémy, ENST Brest: Boolean dissimilarities
  • Nicolas Thiéry, ALEKS Corporation, Santa Ana, California, U.S.A.: Fringes of Knowledge Spaces

Department of Data Analysis -- 2004
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