Second International Workshop on Bayesian Robustness
Rimini, 22 - 25 May 1995

The proceedings of the Workshop were published in

Bayesian Robustness (1996).
J. Berger, B. Betrò, E. Moreno, L.R. Pericchi, F. Ruggeri, G. Salinetti and L. Wasserman Eds. Lecture Notes IMS, vol. 29, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Hayward.

Sunday May 21st
18.00-20.00 Registration
20.00-22.00 Dinner
Monday May 22nd
9.00-10.30 Registration
10.30-10.40 J. O. Berger (Purdue University) :
Opening address
Session 1. Chair: J. O. Berger (Purdue University)
10.40-11.30 E. Regazzini (CNR-IAMI, Università Bocconi) :
De Finetti's Contribution to Probability and Statistics: Part I
11.30-12.00 Coffee break
12.00-12.50 D.M. Cifarelli (Università Bocconi) :
De Finetti's Contribution to Probability and Statistics: Part II
13.00-14.00 Lunch
Session 2. Chair: L. Wasserman (Carnegie Mellon University)
15.00-16.00 C. Srinivasan(*) (University of Kentucky),
J. Kadane (Carnegie Mellon University):
Bayesian Robustness and Stability
Discussant: G. Salinetti (Università di Roma)
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.30 D. Rios Insua(*) and J. Martin (Madrid Technical University):
Local Sensitivity Analysis in Bayesian Decision Theory
Discussant: K. Ickstadt (University of Basel)
17.30-18.30 S. Sivaganesan (University of Cincinnati):
Multi-dimensional Priors: Global and Local Robustness
Discussant: F. Ruggeri (CNR-IAMI)
19.30-20.30 Dinner
Tuesday May 23rd
Session 3. Chair: G. Salinetti (Università di Roma)
9.00-10.00 B. Betrò(*) (CNR-IAMI),
A. Guglielmi (Università di Milano):
Numerical Robust Bayesian Analysis under Generalized
Moment Conditions
Discussant: E. Moreno (University of Granada)
10.00-11.00 R. Weiss (UCLA):
Influence and sufficiency
Discussant: J. de La Horra (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.30 R. Wolpert(*) and M. Lavine (Duke University):
Markov Random Field Priors for Univariate Density Estimation
Discussant: A.P. Dawid (University College London)
13.00-14.00 Lunch
Session 4. Chair: L.R. Pericchi (Universidad Simon Bolivar)
15.00-16.00 D. Sargent and B. Carlin(*) (University of Minnesota):
Robust Bayesian Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
via Prior Partitioning
Discussant: J. Kadane (Carnegie Mellon University)
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.30 J. Greenhouse(*) and L. Wasserman (Carnegie Mellon University):
A Practical, Robust Method for Bayesian Model Selection:
a Case Study in the Analysis of Clinical Trials
Discussant: S. Bayarri (University of Valencia)
19.30-20.30 Dinner
21.00-23.30 Poster Session
Wednesday May 24th
Session 5. Chair: E. Moreno (University of Granada):
9.00-10.00 M. West (Duke University):
Modelling and robustness issues in Bayesian time series analysis
Discussant: J. O. Berger (Purdue University)
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-11.30 H.J. Doss(*) (Ohio State University),
B. Narasimhan (Penn State Erie) :
Bayesian Poisson Regression using the Gibbs Sampler:
Sensitivity Analysis through Dynamic Graphics
Discussant: L.R. Pericchi (Universidad Simon Bolivar)
12.00-13.00 Lunch
14.30-20.30 Excursion to Ravenna
21.00 Social Dinner
Thursday May 25th
Session 6. Chair: B. Betrò (CNR-IAMI)
9.00-10.00 B. Sansò(*) and L.R. Pericchi (Universidad Simon Bolivar),
E. Moreno (University of Granada):
On the Robustness of the Intrinsic Bayes Factor
for Nested Models
Discussant: W. Racugno (Università di Cagliari)
10.00-11.00 P. Gustafson (University of British Columbia):
Aspects of Bayesian Robustness in Hierarchical Models
Discussant: S. Bose (George Washington University)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.30 B. Liseo(*) and G. Salinetti (Università di Roma),
E. Moreno (University of Granada):
Bayesian robustness for classes of bidimensional priors
with given marginals
Discussant: S. Fortini (Università Bocconi)
13.00-14.00 Lunch
Session 7. Chair: F. Ruggeri (CNR-IAMI)
15.00-16.00 J. A. Cano Sanchez(*) (University of Murcia),
E. Moreno and C. Martinez (University of Granada):
Local Robustness and Influence for Contamination Classes
of Prior Distributions
Discussant: L. Wasserman (Carnegie Mellon University)
16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.30 D.K. Dey(*), S.K. Ghosh and K. Lou (University of Connecticut):
On Local sensitivity measures in Bayesian Analysis
Discussant: I. Verdinelli (Carnegie Mellon University)
18.30-19.15 Dinner