Cancun, July 14-18, 2014
The next ISBA World meeting will take place in Cancún, Quintana Roo, in México. (To keep up with the Valencia meeting tradition, it is again in a resort town, after the welcome parenthesis of Kyoto 2012! I just hope the mountains are not that far…) There will be a series of short courses on July 13 (maybe including an ABC course…) and the talks will start for good on July 14. Our BayesComp and O’Bayes ISBA sections will hopefully have special invited sessions, Deadline for short courses and special sessions proposals is October 15, just like the deadlines for MCMCSki 4. (The logo is very nice, even though I do not get the meaning of the sequence 13-0-1-10-10: 13 would work for the 13th ISBA/Valencia meeting [already?!] but the other figures…!?)
Update: for some strange (Mayan?) malediction, Sophie Donnet and Michael Stumpf both tried (thanks!) to comment on that post and failed. They were both telling me that this is the date of the French National (Bastille) Day in the Maya (Long Count) calendar…. I thus got 13 completely wrong as it is read from right to left: 10th day (k’in) of the 20 day month (winal), 10th winal of the 18 months year (k’atun), first k’atun of the 20 k’atuns cycle named a b’ak’tun, final b’ak’tun of the 20 b’ak’tun cycle called piktun, and 13th piktun of the 20 piktun cycle called kalabtun… (Yes, Mayas used the base-20 count.) The calendar started on Sept. 11, in 3114 BC.