INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MIXTURES
AUSSOIS, FRANCE, SEPTEMBER 17-21 1995
The International Workshop on Statistical Mixture Modelling recognised
the recent growth in the theory and applications of statistical methods based on mixtures
of distributions. The high level of recent and current research
activity reflects the growing appreciation of the key roles played by
mixture models in many complex modelling and inference problems, and
is driven, in part, by advances in computational statistical
technology. The meeting provided a forum for reviewing and
publicising widely dispersed research activities in mixture modelling,
stimulating fertilisation of theoretical, methodological and
computational research directions for the near future, and focused
attention on the wide variety of significant applied problems in
complex stochastic systems that are inherently structered in mixture
terms. The workshop brought together senior researchers, new
researchers and students from various backgrounds to promote exchange
and interactions on the frontiers of statistical mixture modelling and
highlighted the development of statistical technology across these
The meeting was co-sponsored by French agencies CNRS, ADRES and INRIA, the universities
of Rouen and Grenoble, the Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences at Duke University, USA,
and by the US National Science Foundation.
Abstracts and Links to most workshop papers and
many related articles on mixtures
Gilles Celeux, Inria, Grenoble, email@example.com
Christian Robert, Université de Rouen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Roeder, Carnegie Mellon University, email@example.com
Mike West, ISDS, Duke University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Un Souvenir d'Aussois
We set out for Paris, on a plane,
Then by rail, to Chambery and Mondane,
To meet friends, at Aussois,
Up a hill (and in a bar),
To talk mixtures, again, ..., and again.
And we planned a nice walk, up a lane,
To the mountain, and some fine terrain,
But the hike was deferred,
When asked, we preferred,
To wait for the sun, ..., but in vain.
But at last, we walked out, ..., in the rain
(though some, in poor spirit, did remain).
Now prepare, time to go,
We're all done here, you know,
But Alas! There is'nt a train!
Mike West, 20/9/95@Aussois