mODa 8 - Advances in Model-Oriented Design and Analysis
This volume contains a substantial number of the papers presented at the mODa 8 conference in Almagro, Castilla–La Mancha, Spain in June 2007. mODa stands for Model Oriented Data Analysis. Previous conferences have been held in Wartburg, then in the German Democratic Republic (1987), St KirikMonastery,Bulgaria(1990),Petrodvorets,StPetersburg,Russia(1992), the Island of Spetses, Greece (1995), the Centre International de Renc- tres Mathematiques, Marseille, France (1998), Puchberg/Schneeberg,Austria (2001) and Heeze, Netherlands (2004). The purpose of these workshops has traditionally been to bring together two pairs of groups: ?rstly scientists from the East and West with an interest in optimal design of experiments and related topics; and secondly younger and senior researchersin the ?eld. These traditions remain vital to the health of the series. In recent years Europe has seen increasing unity. Indeed since the last mODa, and even this year, the EU has expanded to admit several of the countries which have long been strong participants in mODa, with one, Bulgaria,hosting the second conference. One might arguethat this expansion has seen the fruition on a wider scale of our mODa ideals, and maybe has been fostered, in a small way, by them. One might also argue that this expansion has seen mODa come of age.
Very latest results in optimal experimental designsContributors from all over the world