OBayes 2013: Celebrating 250 Years of Bayes

DateSun December 15, 2013 - Thu December 19, 2013

Location: Durham, NC USA

One of the longest running and preeminent meetings in Bayesian statistics is the Objective Bayes meeting, of which this will be the tenth, following earlier meetings held in West Lafayette, IN, USA, 1996; Valencia, Spain, 1998; Ixtapa, Mexico, 2000; Granada, Spain, 2002; Aussois, France, 2003; Branson, MO, USA, 2005; Roma, Italy, 2007; Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2009; and Shanghai, China, 2011. This meeting marks a transition; now and henceforth the meeting serves as the official bi-annual meeting of the Objective Bayes Section of ISBA.

The scientific component of the meeting will consist of 21 invited talks and discussions. There will also be a poster session, to which submissions are encouraged.

The schedule for the meeting is as follows:

Sunday, December 15:          Tutorials on objective Bayesian methodology, given by Susie Bayarri,
                                         James Berger, Jose Bernardo, Christian Robert and Dongchu Sun
Monday, December 16:          Workshop Opening: “250 Years of OBayes” by Ed George
                                         Scientific sessions (abstracts)
                                         Poster session
Tuesday, December 17:         Bayes 250 Day
                                         Bayes250 banquet in the evening
Wednesday, December 18:     Scientific sessions (abstracts)
                                         ISBA Objective Bayes Section Meeting
Thursday, December 19:        Scientific sessions (abstracts)



Participant list

Registration rates: 


Early Bird

(ends October 10th)


(Oct. 11th – Nov. 30th)


(after November 30th)

ISBA Member:




Student Member:




Non-ISBA Member:




Registration for O-Bayes 2013 includes the workshop, Bayes250 Day, tutorials, reception/poster sessions, continental breakfasts, lunches and banquet.

Support for New Researchers: Students and junior researchers who are presenting papers or posters may apply for Travel Award by completing the Travel Support Form.  The deadline is November 1. Please note that you must create an ISBA account and submit an abstract prior to requesting travel support.
NSF, the US National Science Foundation, is providing substantial financial support to contribute towards participation expenses of a number of students and new researchers.

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Click here to register for O-Bayes 13 (as well as Bayes 250 Day).
ISBA Members will receive a $60 discount at the time of registration; student members will receive 50% discount. Please login with your ISBA account for the discount to apply.

Those who are from an affiliate organization of either the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) or the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute(SAMSI) might be able to use their Affiliate Reimbursement Account (ARA) for reimbursement of some expenses in attending the meeting. Please contact the ARA representative in your organization for further information.

Accommodation: Click here for hotel information. Please note that the Hotels special rates stand for the entire O-Bayes 2013 meeting.

Poster submission: Researchers interested in submitting a poster should submit their information through the ISBA abstract submission form.  Please make sure to select  the " OBayes13" option in the "Meeting" tab, "OBayes program chair" as "Meeting Program Chair" and "Poster" option under "Presentation Type". Instructions for poster preparation con be found here.

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The Scientific Committee of O-Bayes 2013 is

 Susie J. Bayarri, Universitat de València, Spain (Chair)
 James O. Berger, Duke University, USA (Local Organizer)
 Jose M. Bernardo, Universitat de València, Spain
 Brunero Liseo, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
 Christian P. Robert, Ceremade - Université Paris-Dauphine, France
 Dongchu Sun, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA


Contact Name:  Jim Berger

Contact Email: berger@stat.duke.edu


We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors: