30 August to 2 September 2011
Organisers: Stefanie Biedermann (Southampton), Steven Gilmour (Queen Mary, London), Heiko Grossmann (Queen Mary, London), Susan Lewis (Southampton), Ben Torsney (Glasgow) and David Woods (Southampton)
in association with the Newton Institute programme Design and Analysis of Experiments
(18 July - 21 December 2011)
Design of Experiments is a fundamental part of the knowledge discovery process in science and engineering, and has impact in a wide variety of fields. Long-standing principles of experimentation, such as randomisation, replication and blocking have become standards of best practice in many areas. In return, stimulus for novel research in the Design of Experiments comes from advances in technology and techniques in application fields important to science and society. These advances often result in complex experiments, for example, with large numbers of factors, many levels of randomisation, or with the aim of estimating or discriminating between nonlinear models. When these experiments cannot be designed using established methods, they motivate methodological and theoretical advances in the design of experiments. Many recent advances in the subject have come from just this synergy between application and methodology.
DEMA 2011 will bring together researchers and practitioners for the interchange of new ideas on the design and analysis of experiments. The workshop will emphasise both methodology and application areas and should be of interest to scientists and engineers who use experiments, as well as to statisticians.
The workshop will consist of a number of invited presentations from international speakers. Applications are also encouraged for contributed talks and posters.
Funding may be available to support the attendance of early career researchers and PhD students.