Valencia from 1 to 5 June 2015
11th International Workshop on Objective Bayes Methodology

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Monday June 1, 2015

08.30 - 14.00 Registration

Tutorial on Objective Bayes Methodology

Chair: David Conesa, Universitat de València

Time Speaker Title
9:00-10.20  Luis Pericchi
University of Puerto Rico.
Bayesian Information Conflict Resolution and Robustness

10.20 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-12.20 Judith Rousseau
Universite Paris Dauphine and CREST.
Asymptotic technics for Bayesian procedures


Christian Robert. Universite Paris Dauphine and University of Warwick. O’Bayes testing and model selection

14.00 - 15.45 Lunch Break

15.45 - 16.00 Opening Ceremony

Session 1: Objective Bayesian estimation
Chair: Walter Racugno, Università degli studi di Cagliari

16:15 -17:10 Chris Holmes
Oxford Centre for Gene Function
Discussant: Dan Simpson, University of Warwick.
A new look at some old issues in robust Bayesian analysis
17.10 -18.05 Veronika Rockova
University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Merlise Clyde, Duke University.
Bayesian Estimation of Sparse Signals with a Continuous Spike-and-Slab Prior

          19.00 Reception at Botanic Garden of the University of Valencia 



Tuesday, June 2

07:30 - 13:30 Susie Bayarri’s morning

07.30 - 08.30 Jogging for Susie


Session 2: Susie’s session
Chair: Ed George,
University of Pennsylvania (First part)

09.30-10.00 Jim Berger
Duke University.
The Exceptional Career of Susie Bayarri
10.00-10.55 Maria Eugenia Castellanos
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Discussant: Leonhard Held (University of Zurich).
Conditional and Partial predictive p-values nowadays

10.55 - 11.40 Wine break

Chair: Carmen Armero, Universitat de València (Second part)

11.40 -12.35 Anabel Forte.
Universidad de Valencia
Discussant: Elias Moreno (Universidad de Granada).
Past Present and Future of Objective Bayesian Model Selection
12.35-13.30 Rui Paulo.
Universidad de Lisboa
Discussant: Gonzalo García-Donato (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha).
Susie Bayarri's contributions to the field of computer models

13.30 - 15.15 Lunch

Session 3: On aspects of Bayesian testing
Chair: Kerrie Mengersen,
Queensland University of Technology
15.15-16.10  Jean-Bernard Salomond
Universite Paris Dauphine
Discussant: Subhashis Ghosal (North Carolina State University).
Bayesian testing for embedded hypotheses with application to shape constrains
16.10-17.05 James Scott
University of Texas at Austin
Discussant: Dimitrios Fouskakis (University of Athens).
False discovery rate smoothing

17.05 - 17.35 Orxata Break

19.30 - 22.00 Posters


Wednesday, June 3

Session 4: The development and study of objective priors
Chair: Marco Ferreira
, Virginia Tech
09.00 -09.55 Ioannis Ntzoufras.
Athens University of Economics and Business
Discussant: Abel Rodriguez (University of California).
Power-Expected-Posterior Priors in  Generalized Linear Models
09.55 - 10.50 Havard Rue.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Discussant: Christèle Bioche (Université de Clermont-Ferrand).
Penalising model component complexity: A principled practical approach to constructing priors

10.50 - 11.30 Coffee Break

Session 4: The development and study of objective priors (Second Part)
Chair: Monica Musio, Università di Cagliari

11.30 -12.25 Yee-Whye Teh
University College, University of Oxford
Discussant: Andrea Riebler (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).
A few priors of computational convenience
12.25 -13.20 Jose Bernardo
Universidad de Valencia
Discussant: Cristiano Villa (University of Kent).
An overall prior for the five-parameter normal distribution

13.30 - 15.15 Lunch

Session 5: Model selection and model uncertainty I
Chair: Marilena Barbieri,
Università de Roma
15.15-16.10  Javier Girón
Universidad de Málaga
Discussant: Juan Antonio Cano (Universidad de Murcia).
Comparison of Some Bayes Factors from their Asymptotic and Frequentist Behavior
16.10- 17.05 Chris Hans
The Ohio State University
Discussant: Mark Steel (University of Warwick).
From a Conditional Lindley’s Paradox to Block Hyper-g Priors

17.05 - 17.35 Orxata Break

17.35 - 18.30 Maria Eglee Pérez
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Discussant: Stefano Cabras (Universidad Carlos III)
Bayesian rescue for the troubled scientist: Can we make Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST) work?


Thursday, June 4

Session 6: The theory of objective Bayes
Chair: Dongchu Sun,
University of Missouri

09.00 -09.55 Natalia Bochkina
University of Edinburgh
Discussant: Helene Massam (York University).
The Bernstein-von Mises theorem and misspecified nonregular models
09.55 -10.50 Ismael Castillo
Universities Paris VI & VII
Discussant: Sonia Petrone (Università Bocconi).
On some properties of Polya trees posterior distributions

10.50 - 11.30 Coffee Break

Session 6: The theory of objective Bayes (Second Part)
Chair: Abrie Van der Merwe, University of the Free State, South Africa

11.30 -12.25 Jan Hannig
University of North Carolina
Discussant: Laura Ventura (University of Padova).
Generalized fiducial Inference: A Review
12.25 -13.20 Catia Scricciolo
Universita Bocconi
Discussant: Andriy Norets (Brown University)
Asymptotics for empirical Bayes posteriors

13.30 - 15.15 Lunch

Session 7: Model selection and model uncertainty II
Chair: Phil Dawid,
University of cambridge

15.15 -16.10 Thais Fonseca
Universidad Federal Rio de Janeiro
Discussant: Brunero Liseo (Università di Roma).
Objective model selection in AR model
16.10 -17.05 David Rossell
University of Warwick
Discussant: Guido Consonni (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore).
Default model selection with non-local priors

17:05 – 19:00 Free afternoon

19.00 Guide visit and Gala Dinner (Submarine Restaurant in Oceanographic of Valencia )


Friday, June 5

Excursion (Bodegas Celler del Roure)


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