


Programme for ABCil Thursday 5th May 2011

8:309:25  Registration, poster setup and Breakfast on LEVEL 2 RSM 
9:259:30  Welcome 
9:3010:00  D. Balding & A. Powell (University College London) 
ABC to illuminate human history: the origins of milkdrinking, cattlekeeping and almost everything else  
10:0010:30  S. Tavaré (Cambridge) 
ABC for Ancestral Inference  
10:3011:00  T.Toni (MIT) 
ABC SMC for Parameter Estimation and Model Selection With Applications in Systems Biology  
11:0011:30  Coffee & Tea + Posters 
11:3012:00  J.M. Marin, P. Pudlo & M. Sedki (Montpellier) 
Efficient Learning in ABC Algorithms  
12:0012:30  O. Ratmann (Duke) 
Using ABC for Model Design and Inference across Biological Scales  
12:3013:00  A. Jasra (Imperial College) 
Some Sequential Monte Carlo Methods for ABC Approximations of Hidden Markov Models  
13:0014:00  Lunch + Posters 
14:0014:30  M. Beaumont (Bristol) 
An Application of the PseudoMarginal Method to Approximate Bayesian Computation for Serially Sampled Genetic Data, with Comparison of Methods  
14:3015:00  M. Blum (CNRS) 
Nonlinear Regression Approaches in ABC  
15:0015:30  P. Fearnhead & D. Prangle (Lancaster) 
Constructing ABC Summary Statistics: SemiAutomatic ABC  
15:3016:00  Coffee & Tea + Posters 
16:0016:30  X. Didelot (Oxford University) 
Can ABC be Used for Model Selection?  
16:3017:00  C. Barnes, S. Filippi, M.P.H. Stumpf & T. Thorne (Imperial College) 
Considerate Approaches to Achieving Sufficiency for ABC Model Selection  
17:0017:30  C. Robert & J.M. Marin (ParisDauphine & Montpellier) 
A Lack of Confidence in ABC Model Choice  
17:3019:00  Drinks + Posters 