IBC 2008 Scientific Programme

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Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Session 6a: Invited Session: Critical evaluation of statistical methods proposed for microarray analysis
Chair: Byung-Soo Kim, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic Of
Session Organiser: Byung Soo Kim

In Memory of Andrei Yakovlev (1944-2008)
Lutz Edler, German Cancer Research Center, Germany

Is there an Alternative to Increasing the Sample Size in Microarray Studies?
Xing Qiu, University of Rochester, United States

False Discovery Rate-Controlled Gene Selection under Variance Heterogeneity and Correlated Expression Measurements
Michael G. Schimek, Medical University of Graz, Austria

A Robust Unified Approach to Analyzing Methylation and Gene Expression Data
Shili Lin, The Ohio State University, United States

Discussant 1 (Lutz Edler)

Discussant 2 (Geoff McLachlan)

Session 6b: Invited Session: Meta-analysis of time-to-event outcomes
Chair: Fotios Siannis, University of Athens, Greece
Session Organisers: Fotios Siannis and Vern Farewell

Meta-analysis of Time-to-event Outcomes: Common Practices in Oncology
Jean-Pierre Pignon, Institut Gustave-Roussy, France

Semi-Parametric Approaches for the Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis of Time-to-Event Outcomes
Paula Williamson, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Non-parametric Models for Meta-analyis of Survival Data
Hans van Houwelingen, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Discussant (Mahesh Parmar)

General Conclusions (Fotios Siannis)

Session 6c: Analysis of Correlated Data
Alternative Bayesian and Classic Joint Modelling Approaches for the Mean and Covariance Structures in Normal Longitudinal Data
Vicente Núñez-Antón, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain

Relationship Identification using Linked Autosomal Markers
Nuala Sheehan, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Hierarchical Generalised Linear Models (HGLM) Relating Bovine Tuberculosis and Milk Production and Quality in Dairy Cows
Fiona Boland, UCD, Ireland

A Pragmatic Bootstrap for Inference about Variance Components in Multilevel Models
Daniel Farewell, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Longitudinal Modeling when Response and Time-dependent Covariates are Measured at Different Timepoints
Joel Dubin, University of Waterloo, Canada

Multivariate Poisson Distribution to Model Longitudinal Count Data with Nonlinear Behavior
Dalton Andrade, UFSC, Brazil

Session 6d: Capture/Recapture Methodology
Detecting Parameter Redundancy in Complex Ecological Models
Diana Cole, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Multi-site Mark-recapture Model Selection using Score Tests
Rachel Borysiewicz, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Spatially Explicit Maximum Likelihood Methods for Capture-recapture Studies
David Borchers, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Mark-Dependent Recapture Probability and Temporary Emigration in Mark-Recapture Studies
Sophie Smout, CREEM, United Kingdom

Bayesian Estimation of Probability at Distance Zero Using a Double Platform and Heterogeneity Model
Joao Filipe Monteiro, University of Evora, Portugal

The Lasso as a Tool for Model Selection
Daniel Brown, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Session 6e: Genetics
A Multivariate Method to Investigate the Spatial Patterns of the Genetic Variability
Thibaut Jombart, Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, France, France

Mapping Quantitiative Trait Loci for Repeated Ordinal Scores on Raspberry Ripening
Christine Hackett, BioSS, United Kingdom

Dimension Reduction Approaches in Genome-Wide Association Studies Using Prior Information
Kent Bailey, Mayo Clinic, United States

A Comparison of Family-based Association Tests in the Presence of Linkage
Jérémie Nsengimana, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Unbiased Estimation of Pairwise Genetic Similarity from Binary AFLP Data
Gerrit Gort, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Rates of Growth for Y-linked Genes through Bisexual Branching Processes
Rodrigo Martinez, University of Extremadura, Spain

Session 6f: Modelling Infectious Diseases
Simultaneously Modeling of Antigen and Antibody Information
Dominik Heinzmann, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Data-based Forecasting of Epidemics in Early Stages
Mario Ziller, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Germany

Elucidation of the Factors Producing any Observed Differences in the Epidemiological Patterns of Airborne Infections across Europe
Niel Hens, Hasselt University, Belgium

The Micro-Epidemic Dynamics of Pneumococcal Transmission in Day Care Groups and Families
Fabian Hoti, National Public Health Institute , Finland

Clustering of HCV Viral Load Profiles in Untreated Patients
Kathleen O'Sullivan, University College Cork, Ireland

Assessing Practical Identifiability in Hepatitis C Viral Kinetic Modeling
Eva Herrmann, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

Session 6g: Poster Session 3: Clinical Trials, Health Services Research, Health Economics & Infectious Diseases
The Utility of Prediction Models to Oversample the Long Term Uninsured
Steven Cohen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, United States

Designing and Implementing Adaptive Designs for Clinical Trials
Eva Miller, ALMAC Clinical Technologies, United States

A 46-Item Checklist for the Statistical Evaluation of Medical Research Papers
Hanno Ulmer, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria

Investigating Association Between Behavior, Corticosterone, Heart Rate, and Blood Pressure in Rats Using Surrogate Marker Evaluation Methodology
Abel Tilahun , University Hasselt, Belgium

Relationship between Intra-Cluster Correlation and Sample Size Requirement for Cluster Randomized Trial
Hrishikesh Chakraborty, RTI International, United States

Applications of Repeated Measurement Analysis in the Study on Efficacy of Levocetrizine, Desloratidine and Fexofenadine in Histamine Induced Wheal Suppression

On Some Gamma, Inverted Gamma and Gamma Slash Distributions
Kishore Kumar Das, Gauhati University, India

Practical Issues in Sample Size Calculations for Comparing Means in Clinical and Epidemiological Studies
Arminda Lucia Siqueira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

IntraClass and Concordance Correlation Coefficients as a Measure of Reliability
Joe Matsuoka, Quintiles Transnational Japan K.K., Japan

Similarity between the Concordance and Iintraclass Correlation Cofficients
Hiroshi Ohtsu, The University of Tokyo, Japan

A Comparison of Methods for Assessing Treatment Effect Heterogeneity
Richard Emsley, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

A Comparison of Methods for Analysing Incomplete Longitudinal Binary Data
Rhian Daniel, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Approximate Subject-deletion Influence Diagnostics for Inverse Probability of Censoring Weighted (IPCW) Methods
Satoshi Hattori, Kurume University, Japan

Capacity Modelling of an Endoscopy unit in Northern Ireland using Discrete Event Simulation
Christine Allen, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

Inferential Problems in Emerging Epidemics - The Importance of Variability
Ake Svensson, Stockholm University, Sweden

Statistical Analysis of 8-Point Self Measured Capillary Glucose Profiles in Type 2 Diabetic Patients to Compare the Efficacy of Three Different Insulin Regimens
Sanjoy Paul, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Default Imputation, Multiple Imputation and Latent Class Imputation for Paediatric Audit Data
Elodie Perrodeau, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

A New Proposal for Choice of Values of Parameters for Restricted Randomization Rules
Guenther Kundt, University of Rostock, Germany

Multilevel Modelling of Correlated Data to Show Impact of Carotid Endarterectomy
Katie Harris, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Predictive Models for the Growth of Bacillus Cereus
Eunhee Kim, Korea National Institute of Toxicological Institute, Korea, Republic Of

Intervention Models of Mosquitoe Larval, Habitats and their Impacts on Malaria Transmission. A Case Study
Isaac Dontwi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, Ghana

Total Estimator with Non-response using Calibration Method: Simulated and Empirical Medical Data
Carlos Eduardo Sandoval, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Longitudinal Assessment of Air Conduction Audiograms in a Phase III Clinical Trial for Prevention of Sporadic Colorectal Adenomas
Christine E. McLaren, University of California, Irvine, United States

Extended GEEs with Random Effects in Longitudinal Studies
Chao Huang, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Sequential Characteristics of Wooldridge´s Estimators of a Dynamical Random Effects Probit Model
Maria Aparecida de Paiva Franco, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil

A Latent Class Mixture Model combined with proportional odds Model for Repeated Measurements in Clinical Trials
Naoko Taguchi, Kowa Co. Ltd.,, Japan

Survival Extrapolation
David Lunn, Medical Research Council, United Kingdom

Time Profile Mixture Model for Longitudinal Count Data
Hideaki Uehara, Tsumura & Co., Japan

Bayesian Inference for Diffusion Processes with Applications in Epidemiology
Christiane Dargatz, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany

Modelling Incomplete Data for a Disease Process
Henry Mwambi, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Missing Values in Clinical Trials
Rogier Donders, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands

Coffee Break
Session 7a: Invited Session: Causal inference through marginal structural models and dynamical models
Chair: Daniel Commenges, INSERM, France
Session Organiser: Daniel Commenges

General Introduction (Daniel Commenges)

Estimation of Controlled Direct Effects
Stijn Vansteelandt, Ghent University, Belgium

Marginal Structural Cox Models for Dynamic Treatment Regimes
Miguel Hernan, Harvard School of Public Health, United States

Dynamic Path Analysis
Odd O Aalen, University of Oslo, Norway

Directed Graphs for Representing Causal Influences
Vanessa Didelez, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Discussant (Els Goetghebeur)

General Discussion

Session 7b: Statistics in Medical Research I
Reducting Classication Rules Systems Applied to Thyroid Functional Diagnosis
Alejandro Rabasa, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain

Graphical Methods on Health Economics
Hope Mbachu, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria., Nigeria

A Framework for Estimation of Area under the Concentration Versus Time Curves (AUC's) in Complete and Incomplete Sampling Designs
Thomas Jaki, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

A Class of Weighted Log-rank Test Statistics for Interval-censored Data
Ramon Oller, Universitat de Vic, Spain

Quantitative Analysis of Humoral Immunity Degradation
Lev Sirota, FDA, United States

"Promotion Bias" in Clinical Research
Peter Imrey, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, United States

Session 7c: Microarray I
Construction of Optimal Designs for Estimating the Treatmentxcell Line Interaction Effect in Two-colour cDNA Microarray Experiments
Sven Stanzel, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Statistical Methodology for the Analysis of Dye-switch Microarray Experiments
Tristan Mary-Huard, AgroParisTech / INRA, France

Statistical Aspects of Validating Microarray Results with qRT-PCR
Claus Mayer, Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland, United Kingdom

Significance Analysis of Microarrays Outcomes may be altered by Data Structures
Valet Fabien, Institut Curie, France

k-FWER Controlling Procedures with Possibly Data-driven Order of Hypotheses
livio finos, Univ. Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy

Stratified False Discovery Rates and q-values for Gene Expression Microarrays
Angelo Canty, McMaster University, Canada

Session 7d: Epidemiological Methods II
Semiparametric-Efficient Estimation for Multi-stage Case-control Studies
Alan Lee, University of Auckland, New Zealand

A Spatial Scan Statistic with a Modified Llikelihood Ratio
Toshiro Tango, National Institute of Public Health, Japan

Designing Two-phase Prevalence Studies in the Absence of a Gold Standard Test
Agus Salim, National University of Singapore, Singapore

The Exact Distribution of the Heterogeneity Statistic Q in Meta-analysis
Brad Biggerstaff, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States

An Integrated Epidemiological Design to Improve Multilevel Analysis
Jose Miguel Martinez Martinez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

LOGITSURV - A Method to Estimate Relative Risks from Prevalence Studies
Ekkehart Dietz, Charite-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Session 7e: Applied statistics
Count Data Control Charts for the Surveillance of Infectious Diseases
Michael Höhle, Munich University of Technology, Germany

Creating and Classifying Measures of Linear Association
Wiebe Pestman, Utrecht University, Netherlands

On Quantile and Expectile Regression
Thomas Yee, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Forming Clusters from Census Areas with Similar Tabular Statistics
Murray Jorgensen, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Statistical Approaches to Environmental Spatial Surveillance
Dolores Catelan, Univeristy of Florence, Italy

A Non-Linear Hierarchical Model for Evidence Synthesis of Safety Data
Tim Friede, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Session 7f: Models in Medical Research
Open Population Capture-Recapture Models and Diabetes in Otago, New Zealand
Claire Cameron, University of Otago, New Zealand

Score Test for Conditional Independence between Longitudinal Outcome and Time-to-event in the joint Latent Class Model
Hélène Jacqmin-Gadda, INSERM, France

Parametric Frailty Approach in a Mixture Cure Model
joly pierre, inserm U897, France

The Importance of Class Prediction in Zero-Inflated Models
Mark Gilthorpe, University of leeds, United Kingdom

Development and Validation of a Dynamic Prognostic Tool for Prostate Cancer Recurrence based on a Joint Modelling Approach
Cecile Proust-Lima, INSERM U897, France

Dynamic Modelling of Individual Trajectories of Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Hendriek Boshuizen, National Institute of Public Health, Netherlands

Session 7g: Poster Session 4: Spatial Analysis, Time Series & Capture/Recapture
Estimation of Terrorist Network Size from Email Contacts Using Capture-recapture Methodology
Trent McDonald, Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc., United States

Use of Forecasting Capability Indicators for Predication Validation of the Families of Air-Pollution Health Effect Models
Michael Friger, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Statistical Soil Grouping and Modelling of Soil Spatial Distribution in Southern Cameroon
Martin Yemefack, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Cameroon

Removal Sampling with Migration
Raymond Webster, International Pacific Halibut Commission, United States

Time Series Analysis on the Incidence of Cerebrospinal Meningitis in Ghana
Richard Clottey Anang, University for Development Studies, Ghana

Double-observer Distance Sampling Methods: A Llimiting Independence Model
Stephen Buckland, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Identification of Spatial and Temporal Fishing Effort Patterns Using Cluster Analysis of Linear Model Coefficients Under Contiguity Constraints
Lise Bellanger, Université de Nantes, France

Clumps and Bumps - Measures of Spatial Aggregation
Andrew Mead, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Estimating Exploitation Rates of a Migrating Population of Yellowtail Flounders using Multi-state Mark-recapture Methods incorporating Tag Loss and Variable Reporting Rates
Laura Cowen, University of Victoria, Canada

Spatial Durbin Model for Poverty Mapping and Analysis

A Bayesian Mark-Recapture Model Adjusting Capture Probabilities for Non-constant Effort
Vanessa Cave, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Spatial Durbin Model for Poverty Mapping and Analysis
Thomas Achia, University of Nairobi, Kenya

A Model for Spatio-temporally Clustered Disease Rates
Ronald Gangnon, University of Wisconsin, United States

Seasonal Demographic Trends and Spatial Dispersion of Closely Monitored Populations
Chiara Mazzetta, University of Kent, United Kingdom

Analyzing the Effects of Air Pollution on Mortality during Heat Waves in the Netherlands (1986-2006)
Caroline Ameling, RIVM, Netherlands

Covariate Selection in Multivariate Spatial Analysis of Ovine Parasitic Infections
Dolores Catelan, Univeristy of Florence, Italy

Application of Spatial Statistics to the Evaluation of Trend and Spread of Pollutants in Soil: A Case of an Oil Well in Niger Delta area of Nigeria
Durodoluwa Oyedele, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Spatial-Longitudinal Model Applied to Leptospirosis Incidence
Marilia Carvalho, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil

Heterogeneity in Capture-Recapture Methods
Joanne Thandrayen, University of South Australia, Australia

Variation of Malaria Incidence in the Moneragala District of Sri Lanka: A Spatial Approach
Markandu Anputhas, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka

Predicting the Fate of a Seabird Colony: An Integrated Population Modelling Approach
Toby Reynolds, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom

Mark-recapture Jolly-Seber Abundance Estimation with Classification Uncertainty
Wendell Challenger, Simon Fraser University, Canada

UCD Restaurant
Session 8a: Invited Session: Recent developments in longitudinal data analysis
Chair: Naisyin Wang, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA, United States
Session Organisers: Stephen Fienberg and Naisyin Wang

Sensitivity Testing for Non-Identifiable Models, with Application to Longitudinal Data with Non-informative Dropout
Jason Fine, University of North Carolina, United States

Longitudinal Grade-of-Membership/Mixed-Membership Models for the National Long Term Care Survey
Tanzy Love, Carnegie Mellon University, United States

Sampling and Analyses of Longitudinal Data
Thomas Scheike, Univeristy of Copenhagen, Denmark

Discussant (Geert Molenberghs)

General Discussion

Session 8b: Invited Session: Estimation in complex dynamic biological systems with a non-linear mixed effect models
Chair: France Mentre, Unviersity Paris Diderot, France
Session Organiser: France Mentre

The SAEM Algorithm in NonLinear Mixed Effects Models Defined by Ordinary Differential Equations with Application in Viral Dynamics
Marc Lavielle, INRIA Saclay, France

Extension and Applications of BUGS in Models Defined by Differential Equations
David Lunn, Medical Research Council, United Kingdom

Mixed-Effects Modeling of Dynamic Systems for Longitudinal Data with Applications to HIV/AIDS
Hulin Wu, University of Rochester, United States

Discussant (Daniel Commenges)

Session 8c: Inference in Clinical Trials
Estimation in the Probit Normal Model for Binary Outcomes using the SAEM Algorithm
Cristian Meza, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

Decomposition of Symmetry into Ordinal Quasi-Symmetry and Marginal Equimoment and Orthogonality of Test Statistic for Multi-way Tables
Hideharu Yamamoto, Chugai pharmaceutical co.,ltd., Japan

Multiple Confidence Procedures for Comparing Three Treatments including a Placebo and a Control
Tetsuhisa Miwa, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan

An Analysis of the Controversy Over Classical One-Sided Tests
Laurence Freedman, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Israel

Sequential Conditional Probability Ratio Test and Its Applications in Clinical Trials
Xiaoping Xiong, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, United States

Statistical Tests based on New Composite Hypotheses for Time to Event Data in Clinical Trials Reflecting the Relative Clinical Importance
Masako Nishikawa, National Institute of Public Health, Japan

Session 8d: Bayesian Methods in Practice
Rating Crop Insurance Contracts with Skewed Distributions: a Bayesian Approach
Vitor Ozaki, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Identifying Copy Number Alternations and Loss-of-Heterozygosity in Tumour Samples from SNP Genotyping Data in the Presence of Stromal Contamination and Intra-Tumour Heterogeniety
Christopher Yau, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Evaluation of Accuracy of Diagnostic Tests from Repeated Measurements without a Gold Standard – Application to Tests for FMD Virus and Simulation Results
Bas Engel, Wageningen University Research, Netherlands

Bayesian Hierarchical Clustering: Agglomerative Clustering meets Divisive Clustering
Kevin Dawson, Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom

Bayesian Approaches in Microbial Risk Assessment
Helen Clough, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Supervised Bayesian Latent Class Models for High-Dimensional Data
Rebecca Betensky, Harvard School of Public Health, United States

Session 8e: Measurement Error
Correction for Measurement Error of Dichotomized Mismeasured Continuous Predictors
Loki Natarajan, University of California San Diego, United States

Estimating and Testing Interactions in Linear Regression Models when Explanatory Variables are subject to Non-classical Measurement Error
Havi Murad, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Israel

Efficiency of Two-phase Designs to Correct for Measurement Error in Regression
Roseanne McNamee, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Reliability of a Longitudinal Sequence of Scale Ratings
Annouschka Laenen, Hasselt University, Belgium

Modeling Agricultural Production Systems Using Measurement Error Variable Approach
Makhala Khoeli, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Multiple Imputation for Covariate Measurement Error
Jonathan Bartlett, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Session 8f: Genetics and bioinformatics
Robust Two-Stage Modelling with Finite Mixture Conditional Distributions
Inna Chervoneva, Thomas Jefferson University, United States

Bayesian Penalized Cox Model for Microarray Data
Giulia Tonini, University of Florence, Italy

Comparing False Discovery Rate Estimation Methods for Use in the Analysis of Mass Spectrometric Proteomic Profiling Experiments
David Cairns, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

A Parametric Correlation Framework for Statistical Evaluation and Estimation of Biometric-based Classification Performance
Zach Dietz, Hamilton College, United States

Normalisation for Proteomics Data
Terry Therneau, Mayo Clinic, United States

Analysis of an Outcome Beyond a Detection Limit: Application to HIV RNA Data
Nuria Perez-Alvarez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Session 8g: Poster Session 5: Ecological & Environmental Research including Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife
Fuzzy Tools for Constructing Robust Statistical Models of Dynamic Systems in Environmental Epidemiology
Michael Friger, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Drought Characterisation in an Irrigated Area
Isidro Cruz_Medina, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora, Mexico

Joint Spatial Modelling of Recurrent Tree Infection and Growth with Processes under Intermittent Observation
Farouk Nathoo, Uviversity of Victoria, Canada

Modelling the Growth of North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx Mantelli) with Constrained Hierarchical B-Splines
Geoffrey Jones, Massey University, New Zealand

On the Use of Correlated Beta Random Variables with Animal Population Modelling
Carlos Dias, ESALQ-USP, Brazil

Statistics: An Essential Tool for Climate Change Assessment
Wasana Wijesuriya, Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Fixed Effects Models for Dilution Series Data via EM
Murray Jorgensen, University of Waikato, New Zealand

A Generalised Exponential Model for Determining Water Quality Index (WQI) for the Classification of the Aba River-Abia State, Nigeria

Factor Analysis and Clustering of a Mixture of Quantitative and Categorical Forest Biometric and Soil Data
Kyriaki Kitikidou, Dimokritos University of Thrace, Greece

Environmental and Biological Application of Laser Induced Breakkdown Spectroscopy
Olanrewaju Oyewole, Lagos State University, Nigeria

Confidence Intervals for Functional Diversity Indices Considering Species Abundance
Laura Pla, Universidad Francisco de Miranda, Venezuela

Model Selection in Distance Sampling
Alpizar-Jara Russell, University of Évora, Portugal

Application of Principle Component Analysis on Some Nutrients in Iskenderun Bay, Turkey
Levent Sangün, University Of Cukurova , Turkey

Influence of Estimators of the Vital rate in the Stock Recovery Rate when Using Matrix Models for Tropical Rainforests
Frédéric Mortier, CIRAD, France

Likelihood Functions & Chaotic Systems
Michael Brimacombe, New Jersey Medical School, United States

An Extension of the Simple Matching Index Measuring Multiple Association
Nelida Winzer, Universidad nacional del Sur, Argentina

Interpretation of Acoustic Tag Signals of Transplanted Black Rockfish
Carolyn Huston, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Mixed Models Applied in Botany to Estimate Trunk and Branch Crown Ratio
Rebeca Aguirre-Hernandez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico

Optimal Bandwidth Selection in Reconstruction of Wave Height Fields from Light Transmission Data
Mayukh Samanta, University College Cork, Ireland

Adaptive Cluster Sampling in Forest Inventories
Dieter Pelz, University of Freiburg, Germany

Missing Values in Sitka Spruce Growth Model Covariates
Michael J. Hawkins, UCD, Ireland

Coffee Break
Session 9a: Invited Session: Statistical methods for genome wide association studies
Chair: David Balding, Imperial College School of Medicine, United Kingdom
Session Organisers: Gang Zheng and Peter Donnelly

Introduction of Hardy-Weinberg Law (David Balding)

Bayesian Multi-SNP Analysis Methods for Association Studies
Matthew Stephens, University of Chicago, United States

Simultaneous Analysis of all SNPs in a GenomeWide Association Study
John Whittaker, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Bayesian Imputation-based Methods for Genome-wide Association Studies
Jonathan Marchini, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

General Discussion

Session 9b: Special Session: Showcase of Best Papers published in Biometrics
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Chair: Marie Davidian, North Carolina State University, United States
Introduction to Best Biometrics Paper Awards (Andrew Mead & Marie Davidian)

Semiparametric Regression of Multidimensional Genetic Pathway Data: Least-Squares Kernel Machines and Linear Mixed Models
Dawei Liu, Brown University, United States

Pairwise Fitting of Mixed Models for the Joint Modeling of Multivariate Repeated Measures
Geert Verbeke, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Discussant (Peter Diggle)

Session 9c: Analysis of Survival Data
Identifying Representative Trees in Random Forest for Survival Data
Mousumi Banerjee, University of Michigan, United States

The Gini Concentration Index in Survival Analysis
Marco Bonetti, Universita' Bocconi, Italy

Optimal Multi-stage Phase II Design with Sequential Testing within Each Stage for Evaluating Survival Probabilities
Stavroula Poulopoulou, University of Athens, Greece

Focussed Model Selection for Frailty Models
Gilbert Mackenzie , University of Limerick , Ireland

Adjusting for Possibly Misclassified Causes of Death in Cause-specific Survival Analysis
Bart Van Rompaye, Ghent University, Belgium

Joint Modeling of Survival Tiime and Longitudinal Data with Random Change Point
Jean de Dieu Tapsoba, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, Province Of China

Session 9d: Causal Inference in Medical Research
Conditional Phase-type Distributions for Modelling A&E Trolley Waits
Adele Marshall, Queen's Universoty of Belfast, United Kingdom

Causal Inference from Observational Data using Mendelian Randomisation
Sha Meng, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Empirical and Counterfactual Conditions for Sufficient Cause Interactions
Tyler VanderWeele, University of Chicago, United States

Orthogonality Versus Parametric Identification: Traditional Instrumental Variables Methods versus Parametric Models
A James O'Malley, Harvard Medical School, United States

Adjusting for Non-Compliance in a Meta-analyses of Clinical Trials using Pooled Individual Data
Timothy R. Church, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, United States

Doubly Robust Estimators for Causal parameters in the Exposed
Tosiya Sato, Kyoto University School of Public Health, Japan

Session 9e: Sampling and Experimentation in Ecology
A Bayesian Study of Ornithological Surveys
Ruth King, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom

Alternatives to Estimate the Forest Tree Biomass
Tomás Goicoa, Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA), Spain

Electronic data collection and processing to improve precision and accuracy of perpendicular distance estimation in aerial surveys
Matthew Schnupp, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute , United States

A Model System for Assessing Competition for Site Occupancy
Caroline Brophy, University College Dublin, Ireland

A Line Intersect Distance Sampling Strategy for Downed Wood Inventory
David Affleck, University of Montana, United States

Combining Line and Point Transect Adaptively
Anabela Afonso, Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Session 9f: Infectious Diseases
Measures of Disassortativeness and their Application to Directly Transmitted Infections
Heather Whitaker, The Open University, United Kingdom

Case Series Analysis for Dependent Recurrent Events
Paddy Farrington, Open University, United Kingdom

Estimating Transmission Parameters Using Social Contact Data and Serological Data
Nele Goeyvaerts, CenStat, Belgium

Inference for Epidemic Models using Approximate Bayesian Computation
Rob Deardon, University of Guelph, Canada

Logrank-type Non-parametric Test for Comparing Survival Functions with Doubly Interval-censored Data
Jinheum Kim, University of Suwon, Korea, Republic Of

The Statistics of Generation Times in Epidemic Spread Models
Gianpaolo Scalia Tomba, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy

Session 9g: Poster Session 6: Agriculture
Evaluation of Varietal and Moisture Content Effect of Some Cowpea Varieties (Vigna Unguiculata (L) Walp) on their Bulk Density, Particle Density and Porosity
Olugbemi Olujimi, Research & Marketing Services Limited, Nigeria

Formulating Mixed Models for Experiments, including Longitudinal Experiments
Chris Brien, University of South Australia, Australia

Cyclic Changes in Daily Body Weight of High Producing Dairy Cows are associated with Ovarian Activity
Michael Friger, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

On Asymptotic Distributions of Two Tests for Multivariate Normality based on Kurtosis
Joanna Tarasinska, University of Agriculture, Poland

A Test for Multivariate Normality based on Graphical Methods
Zofia Hanusz, University of Agriculture, Poland

Evaluation of Generalized Randomized Complete Block Design as a Solution to Overdispersion in Field Experiments
Sembakutti Samita, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

A Friendly Interfact to the Lime and GLS Funcations in R
Julio Alejandro Di Rienzo, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina

Tests of Additivity in Mixed and Fixed Effects Two-way ANOVA Models with Single Subclass Numbers
Dieter Rasch, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria

Application of Composite Samples to a Grape Ripening Monitoring
Katarina Kosmelj, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

V- and D-optimal Population Designs for the Quadratic Regression Model with a Random Intercept Term
Legesse Kassa Debusho, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Distribution-Free Multiple Imputation in an Interaction Matrix, Using the Singular Value Decomposition
Carlos Dias, ESALQ-USP, Brazil

E-optimal Block Design with Nested Rows and Columns for Research on Alternative Methods of Limiting Slug Damage
Maria Kozlowska, Agricultural University of Poznan, Poland, Poland

Determination of Instars of Coffee Leafminer (LEUCOPTERA COFFEELLA) Using Mixture Models
Raul Macchiavelli, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Tillage and Fertilizer Effects in Sole Maize Cropping in a Degraded Nigerian Alfisol
Vincent Aduramigba-Modupe, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Nigeria

Derivative Estimation, B- Splines and P-Splines in R
Andrew Simpkin, NUI, Galway, Ireland

Application of Canonical Discriminant Analysis to Soil Classification
Damian Asawalam, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria

Condidtional Hierarchical Linear Models in Soil Sampling Surveys
Adriana Anahí Gili, Conicet - Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina

Spatial Variation of Soil Organic Carbon in Linear Simultaneous Agroforestry System
Susan Tumwebaze, State University of Newyork, College of Enviromental Science and Forestry, United States

Variation in the Chinese Adzuki Bean Germplasm
Kaye Basford, University of Queensland, Australia

Comparison of Several Statistical Methods for the Spatial Analysis of Early Generation Variety Trials
Zivan Karaman, Limagrain Verneuil Holding, France

Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Analysis of Distance for Compositional Data
Rodger White, Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom

Pre-hatch Sex Determination of Broiler Chicks
Olatunji Abanikannda, Lagos State University, Nigeria

Agro-morphological Variation in Maize (Zea mays L.) Accessions of Lowland Humid Forest in Cameroon
Celicard Zonkeng Guepi, Institute of Agricultural Research (IRAD), Cameroon

Study about the Homogeneity of the Dispersion in a Completely Randomized Design with Data of Proportions and Counts
Luis A Lopez P, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Fitting Mixture Distributions to Left-truncated and Right Censored Grass Sward Heights
Ian Nevison, BioSS, United Kingdom

Hidden Semi-Markov Models for Detecting Reproductive Status in Cattle
Jared O'Connell, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark

A Revisit to the Determination of Optimum Plot Size in Field Experiments
SATYABRATA PAL, NSHM College of Management & Technology, previously, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, W. b., India, India

Statistical Modelling of Disease Out Break in Silkworm (Bombyx mori. L)

Embedding a State Space Model into a Markov Decision Process
Lars Relund Nielsen, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Cart Analysis for the Determination of LIQUIDAMBAR STYRACIFLUA L. Varieties
martin souto, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Compositional Data Analysis of Repeated Measures in Grasses
Francisco J. Babinec, EEA Anguil, INTA, Argentina

Selection Index under Various Dispersion Structures for Experiments in Different Cropping Systems
Pawel Krajewski, Institute of Plant Genetics, Poland

Zero-inflated Regression for Modelling Species Abundance in Relation to Habitat: A Bayesian Approach
Roseli Leandro, USP-ESALQ, Brazil

IBS Awards Ceremony and Fisher Memorial Lecture
Lecture Theatre L