O’Bayes [20]11 in Shanghai

Following the O’Bayes [20]09 meeting in Philly, the next O’Bayes meeting will take place in Shanghai, June 11-15, at the East China Normal University to be precise. Information can be found on the website of the conference. Here is the announcement:

The principal objectives of OBayes2011 are to facilitate the exchange of  recent research developments in objective Bayes methodology, to provide opportunities for new researchers to shine, and to establish new collaborations and partnerships that will channel efforts into pending problems and open new directions for further study. O-Bayes2011 will also  serve to further crystallize objective Bayes methodology as an established  area for statistical research.
The workshop will consist of a tutorial session, a series of invited talks  followed by discussion and a poster session dedicated to contributed work.

The speakers are already listed on the website. (I will most likely attend the first two days of the conference and give an MCMC tutorial there, but unfortunately cannot stay for the whole duration of this workshop…) Note that the registration is rather high ($300 for regular participants and $150 for students) but that it includes full catering (which may be a debatable benefit if you want to sample the local delicacies!) and that the hotel is quite cheap if I understand correctly ($45 per night). There is also a Jim Berger travel grant for graduate students.

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