The second symposium on statistical chellnges in eCommerce will take place at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, May 22-23. For further details see http://misrc.csom.umn.edu/symposia/2006.05.22/
This symosium follows up the inaugural event held at the R. H. Smith School of Management of the University of Maryland last year, which brought together almost 100 researchers from the fields of information systems, statistics, data mining, marketing, and more. It was a stimulating event with lots of energy.
Last year's event lead to collaborations, discussions, and a special issue of the high-imparct journal Statistical Science which should be out in May or August.
There is still a short time to submit an abstract (work in progress is welcome!)