Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) performs inference when evaluating the likelihood function is infeasible but sampling from the model is possible. First developed in population genetics, ABC is now a well established technique in this and other diverse disciplines including infectious disease epidemiology, astrophysics and econometrics.
The ABC in Edinburgh workshop will feature invited and contributed talks, and will have a poster session to further exchange and discuss recent work on the theoretical underpinnings, computational advances, and applications of approximate Bayesian computation.
- June 25: Uploaded presentations.
- June 20: New workshop location: We are now in the Informatics Forum, opposite Appleton Tower, in room G07 (the first room to your left when entering the building).
- June 19: Added poster abstracts.
- June 11: Updated programme.
- May 29: Added information on poster format.
- May 28: Updated homepage with preliminary schedule.
- May 15: Poster submission deadline extended to June 17. See below for instructions.
- January 22: Information on abstract submission added.
- January 128: The workshop is confirmed to take place prior to the ISBA main conference.
If you would like to present your work as a poster, please send us your abstract by June 17 (1 week before the workshop) to firstname.lastname@example.org in plain text.
We use the same poster boards as the main conference. Poster format is A0 portrait (height: 118 cm / 47 in, width: 84 cm / 33 in).
9:00 Tutorial on ABC
9:30 Gael Martin: Approximate Bayesian Forecasting
10:10 Guillaume Kon Kam King: Bayesian nonparametric modelling of trended functional time series
10:30 Coffee + posters
11:00 Alexander Buchholz: Improving approximate Bayesian computation via quasi-Monte Carlo
12:00 Marko Järvenpää: Efficient acquisition rules for model-based approximate Bayesian computation
12:20 Lunch + posters (90min)
13:50 Emille Ishida: ABC in Astronomy
14:30 Jessica Cisewski: Inference for the stellar initial mass function via approximate Bayesian computation
15:30 Coffee + posters
16:10 Christopher Drovandi: Recent Advances in Bayesian Synthetic Likelihood
Registration is done via the ISBA website. Our workshop is part of the "short courses". ISBA charges a fee of 70 US Dollar for attendance. You won't need to register for the full ISBA meeting; registration for the short courses only is possible too.
The workshop is part of a series of workshops on approximate Bayesian computation (ABC) and likelihood-free inference that includes