ISBA 2004 represents the continuation of a series of world meetings in
Bayesian statistics that started a decade ago:
- 1993, First World Meeting of ISBA, San Francisco, U.S.A.
- 1994, Second World Meeting of ISBA-SPAIN.
- 1995, Third World Meeting of ISBA-Oaxaca, Mexico.
- 1996, Fourth World Meeting of ISBA- Cape Town, South Africa.
- 1997, Fifth World Meeting of ISBA, Istanbul, Turkey.
- 2000, Sixth World Meeting of ISBA, Hersonissos, Greece.
This is the first time that the ISBA meeting is going to be held in
South America, particularly in Chile, which has a small community of
Bayesians grouped under one of the three existing local Chapters of
ISBA. I would like to mention that all over Latin America the interest
in Bayesian Statistics has markedly grown, as reflected in several
local and regional workshops and conferences that have taken place over
the last few years. ISBA has given valuable support and stimulus to all
The Scientific Committee chaired by Fabrizio Ruggeri has given special
attention to programming basic and advanced level tutorials, debates,
invited and student sessions, and the always popular poster sessions.
All these efforts aim at making ISBA 2004 not only a meeting of the
highest academic level, but also an attraction pole for the Latin
American statistical community, students and scientist from other
For us it is a great honor to bring ISBA 2004 to Chile, but it also
represents a great responsibility. We are committed to provide the
hospitality and friendship the participants of an event of this kind
deserve, while making all the necessary efforts for ISBA 2004 to become
a scientific and social success. In this regard, we want to deeply
thank all the help and support given to us by the following academic
institutions: Pontificia Universidad
Católica de Chile
, Universidad de Santiago
Universidad de las Américas
and by the following governmental institutions: Intendencia de la
Quinta Región, Municipalidad
de Viña del Mar
We invite you to attend ISBA 2004 and to keep visiting our web page http://isba.mat.puc.cl
. If you have
any ideas regarding social events, please contact any of the
Coordinators Carlos Henríquez (firstname.lastname@example.org
Víctor Leiva (email@example.com
Pilar Iglesias Z
(Chair of the Local Organizing Committee)