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This is the 6th workshop in the Grostat series which began at Warwick. This is our 3rd visit to Menton. We are very grateful for the support of the Department STID.
The mission of GROSTAT is to bring together statisticians and algebraists
with an emphasis on symbolic computation. We have learnt over the years
that the application Groebner basis in statistics is simply the core of
a much wider program which takes into account other important constructions
and applications: Hilbert functions, classical factorial designs, differential
algebras and specialised algorithms for zero-dimensional ideals. We are
proud of some real successes which include solving outstanding problems
in experimental design, the application to main stream probability and
statistics, reliability and differential equations. We are lucky to have
been able to take the conference to other centers and have increased the
involvement of the wider international community. This was well represented
by the very successful GROSTAT-V in New Orleans. The application of toric
ideals to graphical models is very significant and should provide
for long term research program. Despite the wide range of activity and
increasing participation, we have been able to maintain the intimate and
informal atmosphere at the workshop, so that approximately every year we
were able to regenerate our ideas and maintain our momentum. We look forward
to seeing everyone in wonderful Menton.
The workshop is by invitation only. The workshop consists mainly of informal discussions. There will be neither contributed papers nor proceedings. There is no registration fee and accomodation expenses of invited participants are covered by the organizers. Participants are asked to cover their own travel expences.
Next meeting will be in
at the Department STID of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis.
For the first time, the Workshop will be supplemented with the
same location, February 17-18.
The School is directed to researchers and graduate students interested in up-to-date information given by known experts of this new exciting field.
There is space for at most 20 participants who should currently be enrolled in a doctoral programme or be recent post doctoral fellows. All students who are accepted for admission to the School will receive a scholarship which will cover all the local expenses associated with their participation (no travel expenses will be covered).
There will be two main courses.
A computer room (Windows) will be available for the tutorials, but if you prefer to use your own portable computer (any OS) then we suggest you install CoCoA (http://cocoa.dima.unige.it) and MatLab. Please let us know if you're bringing your laptop so that we can have table and sockets available for you.