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 Applications Development

Ronald Fehd
Denise Kruse

SAS and you: happily ever after.  Do you remember the first moment when you realized just how much SAS could do for your applications?  Tell us about a SAS-based solution that has improved a business process for you.  Application development with SAS can involve a number of topics including: Web-enabled, object-oriented, modular, multi-platform, multi-processor, multi-user, interface, integration, and performance.  In this section, you can share your creative ways to use SAS to solve a business problem.

Presentation Length: 20 minutes or 50 minutes

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 Coders' Corner

Andy Kuligowski
Robert Matthews

Researchers and practitioners from a wide array of analytical disciplines are encouraged to submit abstracts.  Ever discover a nifty way to solve a problem?  Or a neat new approach, which improves upon an existing solution?  Then Coders' Corner may be for you!  We are looking for short papers and quick presentations from any area of SAS.  Coding solutions are always welcome, as are other presentations that provide a quick glimpse of a solution to a problem you have encountered.  Send us your ideas!

Presentation Length: 10 minutes or 20 minutes

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 Data Mining

Patricia Cerrito

Papers submitted to the Data Mining section can be on any aspect of the process of moving from raw data to useful information.  For SESUG 2007, this 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 may also be used.

Presentation Length: 20 minutes or 50 minutes

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  Data Presentation

Gary Schlegelmilch
Stephanie Thompson

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.  We welcome papers with innovations, ideas, thoughts, proven techniques, and new methods to present data well.  We invite you to provide us your papers and presentations using 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).  If you have a new way to display, report, or present your data - or a time-tested, reliable technique you'd like to share - we would be delighted to have you present at SESUG 2007!

Presentation Length: 20 minutes or 50 minutes

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 Hands-On Workshops

Bob Bolen
Dianne Rhodes

Hands-On Workshops provide a unique educational opportunity for both the trainer and the participant.  If you are a recognized expert from SAS Institute or the SAS community, we offer the opportunity to develop training materials and teach SAS users in a hands-on environment.  Twenty-five computers will be available in a classroom environment with up to two students per PC.  Workshops will last 75 minutes where you will guide students through step-by-step interactive exercises.  Areas of expertise for HOW can include:

  • Data Analysis - What's really in your data
  • Data Management - Indexing
  • Data Presentation - Graphics
  • ODS - Styles and Templates, Tag Sets
  • Reporting - Proc Report and Tabulate
  • SAS 101 - Basic introductory material on any subject

Presentation Length: 75 minutes

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 Intro to SAS

Frank DiIorio
Steve Noga

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 look to have papers that

  1. present an overview of the different components of the SAS System,
  2. discuss programming basics of the components that are key to new programmers learning the SAS system, or
  3. 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 should be 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.

Presentation Length: 20 minutes or 50 minutes

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Venita DePuy
Joe Kelley

Do you have some SAS knowledge to share but you don't like to give presentations?  Do you enjoy sharing technical material in a visual way?  It sounds like the SESUG Poster section is for you!

In the posters section, users can participate in the knowledge exchange without the public speaking jitters.  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
Ian Whitlock

Have a paper topic that doesn't seem to fit other sections but would interest or benefit SAS users?  Have a SAS application that is unique or unconventional?  Then this is the section for you.  Serendipity is defined as an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.  Therefore the serendipity section will cover a wide variety of topics with something for everyone.  While there is a bias toward programming and code, the only real requirement is good SAS.

Presentation Length: 20 minutes or 50 minutes

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 Statistics and Data Analysis

Maribeth Johnson
William McCarthy

The Statistics and Data Analysis section offers statisticians, epidemiologists, analysts, and data crunchers 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.  Whether you have a tutorial on the use of one of the many SAS statistical procedures, a case study on an interesting use of a well-known procedure, or a cutting edge statistical implementation using SAS software, your contributions are welcome.  Of special interest this year are papers that describe the application of recent developments in statistical methods for data analysis, modeling and forecasting.  We encourage submissions that illustrate the uses of standard statistical methods in creative ways or demonstrate an innovation to statistical models available in SAS/STAT, SAS/Genetics, SAS/ETS, and SAS/QC.  Researchers and practitioners from a wide array of analytical disciplines are encouraged to submit abstracts.

Presentation Length: 20 minutes or 50 minutes

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Ilene Brill
Peter Eberhardt

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.  So, if you have something neat you would like to explain to others then please send us your idea.  Alternatively, if there is something you would like to learn, let us know and we will try to find someone to explain it.  The Tutorials section invites intermediate to advanced topics.  See the Intro to SAS section for beginner topics.

Presentation Length: 20 minutes or 50 minutes

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 Weekend Workshops

Sandy Donaghy
Claudine Lougee

SESUG is planning six half-day Sunday workshops conducted by recognized, experienced, and talented instructors.  Our goal is to have a wide variety of topics and levels so a workshop will appeal to everyone interested in this exceptional in-depth training opportunity.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please review the Weekend Workshop instructor information available on the SESUG website (  Please note: presenters are required to provide handouts for class participants in these fee-based workshops.

Please submit your proposals to Sandy Donaghy.  The submission deadline is April 30, 2007.

Presentation Length: 4 hours

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