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.

The theory of interval probability (also called imprecise probability) generalizes classical probability theory, by quantifying uncertainty via lower and upper probabilities. This provides exciting opportunities and challenges for development of theory and methods for statistical inference and decision support, which will be the main focus of activities in this workshop. For more information, see the webpages of the Society for Imprecise Probability: Theories and Applications.

The Monday overlaps with the SIPTA summer school and will be a day of research presentations aimed at a general audience. Each of the other four days will be focused on a specific topic and is organised independently by experts in the respective fields of research. The major aim of the workshop is to stimulate discussion of ongoing research, providing a platform to discuss unsolved problems and to address unanswered questions. The programme has more details about exact topics and speakers.

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. Refer to the programme for contact details.

If you want more information, please contact Frank Coolen or Matthias Troffaes.

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