Stochastics Meeting Lunteren 2013

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The 42nd annual Meeting of Dutch Statisticians and Probabilists (Bijeenkomst Stochastici) will take place November 11-13, 2013 in conference centre `De Werelt', Westhofflaan 2, Lunteren, Telephone 31 + (0)318-484641.

The organisers are W.Th.F. den Hollander, M.N.M. van Lieshout and A.W. van der Vaart. The meeting is sponsored by the Dutch research council Gebiedsbestuur Exacte Wetenschappen (NWO) through the Stochastics - Theoretical and Applied Research (STAR) cluster as well as by the Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research through its Sectie Mathematische Statistiek (VVS+OR).

Around the conference center (click on picture to s ee it full size)


Six invited speakers will give two lectures of one hour each on topics in statistics or probability. The lectures are open to anyone who is interested. Registration starts Monday November 11 at 10.30; the programme ends Wednesday November 13 after lunch.

Titles of the talks: to be announced.
Nicolas Chopin
1. Particles as auxiliary variables: A general framework for Monte Carlo square algorithms.
2. Particles as auxiliary variables: New algorithms and new results.

Mia Deijfen
1. The winner takes it all.
2. Stable matchings when one partner is not enough.

Peter Moerters
1. Preferential attachment networks I: Robustness.
2. Preferential attachment networks II: Vulnerability.

Igor Pruenster
1. Bayesian nonparametrics: The predictive approach and species sampling.
2. Bayesian nonparametrics: Models beyond the Dirichlet process.

Thomas Richardson
1. Counterfactuals and causal inference: A primer.
2. Unifying the graphical and counterfactual approaches to causation via Single-World Intervention Graphs (SWIGs).

Mark Rudelson
1. Non-asymptotic random matrix theory. Part I.
2. Non-asymptotic random matrix theory. Part II.

Monday         November 11         Tuesday        November 12         Wednesday     November 13
08.00-09.00 Breakfast 07.30-08.30 Breakfast
09.00-10.00 Pruenster 08.30-09.30 Rudelson
10.30-11.15 Coffee 10.00-10.30 Coffee 09.30-10.30 Chopin
11.15-11.30 Opening 10.30-11.30 Moerters 10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.30-12.30 Deijfen 11.30-12.30 Richardson 11.00-12.00 Chopin
12.45 Lunch 12.45 Lunch 12.00-13.00 Moerters
15.30-16.00 Tea 15.30-16.00 Tea 13.15 Lunch
16.00-17.00 Deijfen 16.00-17.00 Richardson
17.00-18.00 Pruenster 17.00-18.00 Rudelson
18.45 Dinner 18.45 Dinner
Poster session


A poster session will be held on Monday evening. If you would like to present a poster, please send us a title by completing the appropriate section on the registration form. Poster boards and attachment materials will be provided by the organisation. Posting your poster will be your own responsibility. Please be present for discussion with the public during the poster session. We strongly recommend the A0 or A1 format.

Dirk Erhard (Leiden)
Brownian paths homogeneously distributed in space: Percolation phase transition and uniqueness of the infinite cluster.

Peter Kovacs (Amsterdam)
Two lane exclusion: A particle system model for road traffic.

Maarten Kruijver (VU Amsterdam)
Optimal strategies for familial searching.

Marcin Lis (VU Amsterdam)
The Kac-Ward method for the Ising model.

Willem van Zuijlen (Leiden)
Gibbs-non-Gibbs dynamical transitions for mean-field interacting diffusions.

Participation fee and lodging

A limited number of people may stay at the conference centre overnight.
A full stay including registration fee, accomodation and all meals from November 11 before lunch to November 13 after lunch costs EUR 370.
A two day arrangement (registration fee, one overnight stay and all meals during two days) costs EUR 250.
Participation in the scientific programme without an overnight stay costs EUR 100 per day including registration fee, meals and coffee during breaks.


To register one should complete the registration form and send it by e-mail as indicated or by post to

Marie-Colette van Lieshout
Science Park 123
1098 XG Amsterdam

The money should be transferred before October 1 to the appropriate account as indicated below.

Bank details:
ING account number: 6273908
IBAN: NL04INGB0006273908
Account owner: Bijeenkomst Stochastici
Address: Valkenburgerstraat 131, 1011 MH Amsterdam.

Residents of countries other than the Netherlands may pay by credit card. If requested beforehand (see registration form) they may also pay cash during the conference.
We regret that it is not possible to pay by Eurocheque or traveller cheque nor for residents of the Netherlands to pay by credit card.

Local travel information

De Werelt is easily reached by train (see local map). A train travel planner is available on the internet.
Directions for travel by car can be found on the web site of De Werelt.

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