Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Nonlinear and Nonstationary Signal Processing

July to December 1998

Organisers: W J Fitzgerald (Cambridge), R L Smith (University of North Carolina), A Walden (Imperial College, London) and P C Young (Lancaster University)

A Newton Institute Workshop

Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistics

September 21-25, 1998

Organisers: Alistair Mees (University of Western Australia, dynamics),
Richard Smith (University of North Carolina, statistics)

Programme now available

As part of the Isaac Newton Institute programme on Nonlinear and Nonstationary Signal Processing, there will be a one week workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistics.

Purpose: The workshop will bring together statisticians, signal processing engineers, and workers in the application of nonlinear dynamical systems to time series analysis. There has been a good deal of work in the nonlinear dynamics community on novel approaches to understanding time series. This has sometimes been controversial, but it is clear that new and potentially important results have been produced; at the same time, some of the work there has been done in ignorance of standard signal processing and statistical approaches. On the other hand, many people in the more traditional time series analysis areas are not well-informed about this area, or have misconceptions about it. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together workers with different approaches to nonlinear time series analysis and, it is hoped, to begin a synthesis which will eventually lead to better theory and practice in all the related areas.

Format: There will be a relatively small number of formal talks, since the intention is to encourage discussion. However, there will be one day of traditional conference-style short talks, and poster presentations are encouraged.

Applications: Applications are now closed.

Location:The Workshop will take place at the Newton Institute and accomodation for participants will be provided at Wolfson Court, adjacent to the Institute. The conference package costs £270, which includes registration fees, accomodation, breakfast and evening meals plus lunch and refreshments during the days that the workshop takes place.

Brief instructions for getting to the Isaac Newton Institute: From Heathrow airport, take the bus from the Heathrow Central Bus Station to Cambridge (approx 2 hours, £13, credit cards accepted) then a taxi to the Institute, which is at 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge.

From elsewhere in the UK, take the train or bus to Cambridge and a taxi to the Institute.

Author: Alistair Mees

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