Monday, June 14, 2010

WPMSIIP 2010: 2nd announcement

WPMSIIP 2010 (6-10 Sept 2010, Durham, UK) --- 2nd Announcement

General information

The Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University, organizes
a workshop on principles and methods of statistical inference with
interval probability, jointly with the interval probability research
group of Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. The workshop runs
from Monday 6 September until Friday 10 September 2010. This workshop
is a follow-up to two earlier WPMSIIPs held in Durham, UK, May 2008,
and Munich, Germany, September 2009.

Programme and Aims

Day Subject Led by
Mon 6th research presentations
Tue 7th prior-data conflict
Wed 8th sequential decisions
Thu 9th classification
Fri 10th open topics

The major aim of the WPMSIIP workshop is to stimulate discussion of
ongoing research in imprecise/interval probability theories, providing
a platform to discuss unsolved problems and to address unanswered

The first day of WPMSIIP overlaps with the SIPTA summer school and
will be a day of research presentations (by summerschool participants)
aimed at a general audience.

For the remainder of the week, we intend to have a day for prior-data
conflict, which naturally requires imprecise probability for a proper
treatment, and raises interesting fundamental questions. The following
day will be devoted to sequential decisions, including but not limited
to philosophical issues which arise when looking at sequential
problems with imprecision, and algorithmic approaches for solving
them. The topic for one further day will be imprecise classification,
where we will also invite practitioners with interesting
classification problems with the idea to set out an agenda for future

The last day of the workshop is reserved for participants to present
other work on open topics, with emphasis on challenging open questions
and with ample time reserved for discussions.


Everyone, including PhD students, is welcome to participate and/or to
present their views on one or more of the above topics, on one or more
days! If you want to join the workshop, please send an email to Frank
Coolen, or the appropriate session organizer, with a brief explanation
of your intended contribution, preferably before Friday 30 July 2010.

For more information, visit:

Best wishes,

The organizing committee

Thomas Augustin
Frank Coolen
Richard Crossman
Nathan Huntley
Matthias Troffaes
Gero Walter