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 Applications Development

Ronald J. Fehd, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA
Denise Kruse, SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, GA

SAS and you: happily ever after.  Do you remember the first moment when you realized just how much SAS could do for your applications?  Learn about other SAS-based solutions that might improve a business process for you.  Application development with SAS involves a number of topics including: Web-enabled, object-oriented, modular, multi-platform, multi-processor, multi-user, interface, integration, and performance.  In this section, you will learn creative ways to use SAS to solve business problems.

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 Coders' Corner

Andy Kuligowski, The Nielsen Company, Oldsmar, FL
Robert Matthews, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Discover nifty ways to solve problems from researchers and practitioners in a wide array of analytical disciplines.  Or learn neat new approaches that improve upon existing solutions.  Coders' Corner features short papers and quick presentations from any area of SAS.  Coding solutions and presentations provide quick glimpses of solutions to problems you might have encountered.

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 Data Mining

Patricia Cerrito, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

The Data Mining section will focus on the exploration of data using the process of data mining.  In data mining, large databases are examined for relationships and patterns.  Hypotheses can be generated using data mining techniques; they do not have to be preplanned.  Most data mining activities require cleansing and preprocessing of the data using SAS/Base and SAS/SQL.  While SAS Enterprise Miner is specifically designed for data mining, SAS/Base, SAS/STAT, SAS/QC, and SAS/ETS can also be demonstrated.

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  Data Presentation

Gary Schlegelmilch, US Citizenship & Immigration Services, Washington, DC
Stephanie Thompson, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

It's well known that the key to turning data into information is via presentation.   Data Presentation at SESUG 2007 will help users present their data well - whether electronically or in print.  The papers provide innovations, ideas, thoughts, and proven techniques to present data well.  Discover details about the SAS Output Delivery System (ODS); innovative uses of SAS Enterprise Guide and SAS Enterprise BI Server; SAS/GRAPH, PROC TABULATE, REPORT, and MEANS; and techniques for effective delivery of data to the Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel).  Learn new ways to display, report, or present your data and time-tested, reliable techniques.

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 Hands-On Workshops

Bob Bolen, Southern Company, Atlanta, GA
Dianne Rhodes, BAE Systems IT, Washington, DC

Hands-On Workshops provide unique opportunities to learn SAS programming in front of a real computer.  Subject matter ranges from basic to advanced.  Twenty-five computers are available in a classroom environment with up to two students per PC.  Each seventy-five minute workshop is led by an experienced member of the SAS user community or by SAS staff, chosen based upon their knowledge and experience at conducting hands on type workshops/courses.

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 Intro to SAS

Frank DiIorio, CodeCrafters, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
Steve Noga, Rho, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

This year's Intro to SAS section is based on the belief that it's helpful to see the SAS "forest" in general and essential to know some of its "trees" in detail.  The section will have papers that present an overview of the different components of the SAS System, discuss programming basics of the components that are key to new programmers learning the SAS system, and discuss the DATA step or essential procedures to make a new programmer's entry into the world of SAS programming both enjoyable and productive.  The papers in the Intro to SAS section were written with the true SAS "newbie" in mind.  Of course, those programmers with a modest amount of SAS programming under their belts but who would like to refresh their fountain of knowledge will also see the benefit of these papers.  See the Tutorials section for intermediate and advanced tutorials.

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Venita DePuy Bowden, INC Research, Raleigh, NC
Joe Kelley, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Learn various SAS techniques in a quiet, self-paced environment through posters and talk to the authors in a relaxed one-on-one setting.  The "meet the presenters" (a one-hour time slot when all poster presenters are present to discuss their posters) is a comfortable, typically one-on-one discussion with interested attendees.  The required paper section, in addition to the visual presentation, makes this a good place to start for a first publication, and a fun place to display some technical insights or graphical skills that might be difficult to convey elsewhere.

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Barbara Okerson, Health Management Corporation, Richmond, VA
Ian Whitlock, SAS User, Kennett Square, PA

Serendipity is defined as an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.  The serendipity section covers a wide variety of topics with something for everyone.  While there is a bias toward programming and code, the only real guarantee is good SAS.

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 Statistics and Data Analysis

Maribeth Johnson, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
William McCarthy, Maryland Medical Research Institute, Baltimore, MD

The Statistics and Data Analysis section features statisticians, epidemiologists, analysts, and data crunchers in a forum to showcase their statistical knowledge.  Our goal is to help advance, educate, and shape the application of statistical methods with the use of SAS software.  We feature tutorials on the use of some of the many SAS statistical procedures, case studies on interesting uses of a well-known procedures, and cutting edge statistical implementations using SAS software.  Of special interest this year are papers that describe the application of recent developments in statistical methods for data analysis, modeling, and forecasting.  Researchers and practitioners from a wide array of analytical disciplines will illustrate the uses of standard statistical methods in creative ways and demonstrate an innovation to statistical models available in SAS/STAT, SAS/Genetics, SAS/ETS, and SAS/QC.

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Ilene Brill, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Peter Eberhardt, Fernwood Consulting Group Inc., Toronto, Canada

Remember "Show and Tell" way back at school - some kids had really neat stuff to show.  Well, that is what the Tutorials section is all about - showing how to make really neat stuff work.  Beyond just showing how things work, a tutorial will explain why things work.  The Tutorials section covers intermediate to advanced topics.  See the Intro to SAS section for beginner topics.

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 Weekend Workshops

Sandy Donaghy, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
Claudine Lougee, Dualenic, LLC, Richmond, VA

SESUG will provide six half-day Sunday workshops conducted by recognized, experienced, and talented instructors.  They will cover a wide variety of topics and levels for everyone interested in this exceptional in-depth training opportunity.

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