Theory and Applications of Recent Robust Methods
After two successful meetings in Vorau (2001) and Vancouver (2002), the Interna tional Conference on Robust Statistics 2003, ICORS 2003, took place in Antwerp, Belgium, from July 13-18. The conference was intended to be a forum where all aspects of robust statistics could be discussed. As such the scientific program of fered a wide range of talks on new developments and practice of robust statistics with applications in finance, chemistry, engineering and others. Of equal interest were interactions between robustness and other fields of statistics, and science in general. The conference was attended by 134 participants of 28 different countries from all over the world. The program contained 78 oral and 14 poster presentations. This volume presents a wide range of papers that were presented at the confer ence. As most of the contributions contain both theoretical and empirical results, we prefer to present them in alphabetical order of the first author. A rough classifi cation could be made as follows: new methods and theoretical results are presented by J. G. Adrover and V. J. Yohai, R. B. Dimova and N. M. Neykov, P. J. Ringley, A. Kankainen et al., A. Kharin, A. Marazzi and V. J. Yohai, L. MaSicek, D. J. Olive, M. R. Oliveira et al., J. F. Ortega, C. Ortelli and F. Trojani, D. W. Scott, S. S. Syed et al., S. Taskinen et al., A. Toma, and B. Vandewalle et al.
Contains up-to-date research results in the theory of robust statisticsTreats computational aspects and algorithmsShows interesting and new applications