MCMSki IV in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Jan. 6-8, 2014!!!

As mentioned a few days ago (in tragic circumstances), the fourth MCMSki meeting will take place in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc on January 6-8, 2014. It will actually be focussing more on methodological and theoretical issues about MCMC (and SMC and ABC and…) than on its applications and so it supersedes both the Adap’ski and MCMCSki earlier meetings. It will (hopefully) be sponsored by statistical societies, including ISBA and IMS, as in the earlier instances. We are still discussing with the Conference Centre in Chamonix about the details, but I think the registration costs will remain quite reasonable (around 120-150 euros), with a wide range of accomodation available in Chamonix and around, and of course an unbelievable skiing domain. The webpage should come to life in a few days, after Antonietta Mira, Brad Carlin and myself complete the scientific and the organisation committees. So… make sure to keep this first week of 2014 free in your agendas! (And for those worried about transportation, Geneva international airport is only 88k away, with an expressway all the way to Chamonix. With plenty of shuttles if you do not want to rent a car. There also is a sleeper train from Paris that arrives early enough in the morning to enjoy a full day of mcmskiing!)

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