The Seventh Winter Symposium on Chemometrics took place in the cultural capital of Russia — Saint Petersburg. About 100 participants from 14 countries attended the event.

The traditional introductory school on multivariate data analysis as well as pre-conference courses “Chemometrics in Excel”, “Support Vector Machines” and “Introduction to Hyperspectral Chemical Imaging” were conducted at the Saint Petersburg State Technical University of Plant Polymers, the host organization of WSC-7. The symposium itself was held in the hotel Raivola, located in a picturesque pine forest, some 60 km to the north of Saint Petersburg.

Following tradition a number of prizes have been provided both to participants of pre-conference school and symposium. Thus CAMO's prizes to the best students at WSC-7 School was awarded to Eugeniy Abramov from Saint Petersburg State University (1st place) and to Anna Shelpakova from Omsk State University (2nd place). CAMO awards for the best poster presentation were given to Alexander Dmitriev from Altai State University and Inna Marusina from Saint Petersburg State Technical University of Plant Polymers. Finally, Wiley prize for the best oral or poster presentation of a young scientist got Yulia Monakhova from Saratov State University.

Selected papers have been published in the special issue of Journal of Chemometrics.