Dec 06,2005

Dear members of EUROPT,

cordial regards! As some of you may know, we
prepared a special issue of European Journal
of Operational Research (EJOR) at the occasion
of EURO Summer Institute "Optimization and
Data Mining", Ankara, Turkey, July 9-25, 2004.
This EJOR special issue is called "Optimization
in Data Mining", and its articles are now online at
EJOR. To give us a small impression, just as an
appetizer or starter, enclosed please fine the preface
on this valuable paper collection in an emerging
application field of modern optimization.

Cordial thanks to all the authors, anonymous
referees and to the guest editors, especially, to
our friends and teachers Prof. Dr. Bülent Karasözen
(Ankara), Prof. Dr. Alexander Rubinov (Ballarat)
and Prof. Dr. Jacques Teghem (Mons). Heartfelt
gratitude for all your efforts which helped so much
making this special issue a success!

With best wishes,
yours sincerely,

Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber

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- Special Issue `Optimization in Data Mining` of EJOR