The thirteenth international MaxEnt workshop : University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, 15 August 1993

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  • 272 MonitorlChemom. Intell. Lab. Syst. 19 (1993) 269-275 W

    m Meeting Announcements

    The Thirteenth International MaxEnt Workshop University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, l-5 August 1993

    The thirteenth International Workshop on Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods in Science and Engineering will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in Santa Barbara, CA, under the auspices of the Center for High Speed Image/Signal Processing and the UCSB Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, and Statistics and Ap- plied Probability.

    As with earlier workshops, MaxEnt93 will strive to address data analysis problems from a broad range of diverse disciplines including the physical and life sciences, economics, engineering, and statistics, among others. Par- ticipation is sought from any dis- cipline applying Bayesian methods in rational inference. The scope of applications sought is equally broad, ranging from small-scale scientific experiments to large-scale problems in busi- ness management and military command and control.

    The workshop includes a one- day tutorial session on the fun- damentals of maximum entropy and Bayesian methods (Sunday, August 11, state of the art lectures, invited papers, contributed papers, and poster presentations. Selected papers will be published in a book.

    Program committee, invited speakers, and session chairs in- clude: R. Bontekoe (Netherlands), L. Bretthorst (USA), P. Cheese- man (USA), G. Erickson (USA), S. Gull (UK), G. Heidbreder (USA), S. Jammalamadaka (USA), E.T. Jaynes (USA), H. Lee (USA), H. Lewis (USA), T. Loredo (USA), A. Mohammad-Djafari (France), J. Rissanen (USA), E.A. Robinson (USA), J. Skilling (UK), C.R. Smith (USA), A. Vignaux (New Zealand), G. Wade (USA).

    Organizing Committee: Glenn Heidbreder, Hua Lee, and Glen Wade.

    For further information con- tact: Dr. Glenn R. Heidbreder, 11509 Hemingway Drive, Reston, VA 22094, USA. Tel.: (+1301) 227 2815; fax: (+l 301) 2275683; E- mail: heidbred@oasys,dt.navy.mil.

    1993 European Workshop in Chemometrics Leuven, Belgium, 29 Septembsr- 1 Octobsr 1993, organized bythe University of Bristol, in collaboration with Timshel Conference Service

    The week will be organized into sessions based on themes, each in turn organized by invited speakers. The sessions will be divided into lectures, discussions, hands-on software and videos as appropriate. Extensive backup in the form of handouts and texts will be available. The speakers all have strong experience in developing tutorial material at an

    international level. An important feature will be

    the discussion of real case studies. One or two data sets will be analyzed at the end of each day, relating to the material pro- vided earlier in the day. The data sets will be distributed in advance to interested participants, who will have the possibility of analyz- ing the data themselves prior to the workshop, and presenting their own solutions.

    Several packages will be avail- able for hands-on use including UNSCRAMBLER, SPECTRA- MAP, SIRIUS, PARWS, SPIDA among others. In addition, new multimedia object-orientated soft- ware developed primarily for dis- tance learning and authoring in the area of chemometrics will be demonstrated.

    Topics will include the follow- ing:

    Factor analysis. Evolutionary factor analysis (e.g. HPLC) and factor rotations (e.g. IR) Calibration. Univariate and multivariate calibration, lin- ear and non-linear PLS and PCR. Experimental design and op- timization Simultaneous and sequential designs, mixture designs, analysis of confidence bands and model building Fuzzy methods Maximum entropy and Bayes- ian statistics Exploratory data analysis. PCA, data scaling, graphical representation Classification and clustering. Cluster analysis, soft and hard models

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