MCMSki IV, Jan. 6-8, 2014, Chamonix (news #18)

January 6, 2014
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(This article was first published on Xi'an's Og » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

MCMSki IV is about to start! While further participants may still register (registration is still open!), we are currently 223 registered participants, without accompanying people. I do hope most of these managed to reach the town of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc despite the foul weather on the East Coast. Unfortunately, three speakers (so far) cannot make it: Yugo Chen (Urbana-Champaign), Georgios Karagiannis (Toronto), and Liam Paninski (New York).

First, the  posters for tonight session (A to K authors) should be posted today (before dinner) on the boards at the end of the main lecture theatre. And removed tonight as well. Check my wordpress blog for the abstracts. (When I mentioned there was no deadline for sending abstracts, I did not expect getting one last Friday!)

Second, I remind potential skiers that the most manageable option is to ski on the Brévent domain, uphill from the conference centre. There is even a small rental place facing the cable-car station (phone +33450535264 to check they still have skis available) and renting storage closets…


Filed under: Mountains, R, Statistics, University life Tagged: Chamonix, doodle, France, Geneva, ISBA conference, MCMC, MCMSki IV, Mont Blanc, Monte Carlo Statistical Methods, posters, shuttle, simulation, ski

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