The workshop will start around midday on Wednesday 20 June and finish around midday on Friday 22 June.

All talks will take place in Room 2.98, Armstrong Building at Newcastle University. Each talk will last 40 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.

Submissions for contributed talks or posters is encouraged for those who wish to exhibit their research in the field of intractable likelihood at the workshop. All submitted posters will be on display during an evening poster session on the first day. If you wish to give a contributed talk or submit a poster, please indicate this when you register. Note that no abstract is required for posters, only a title.

The workshop dinner will take place at Caffe Vivo on the Quayside on the Thursday evening, please indicate if you want to attend when you register. There is an additional charge for the dinner.

Day 1: Wednesday 20 June 2018

 12:00 - 13:00  Registration 
 Session 1  Chair - Darren Wilkinson
 13:00 - 13:45  Gareth Roberts (University of Warwick)  
   Tempered Gibbs sampling
 13:45 - 14:30  Chris Oates (Newcastle University)
   Stein's method for computation with an intractable likelihood
 14:30 - 15:15  Theo Papamarkou (University of Glasgow)
   Geometric adaptive Monte Carlo in random environment
 15:15 - 15:45  Coffee Break
 Session 2  Chair - Wentao Li
 15:45 - 16:30  Benedict Leimkuhler (University of Edinburgh)
   Enhanced sampling of high dimensional probability distributions using stochastic differential equations
 16:30 - 17:15  Murray Pollock (University of Warwick)
   Monte Carlo fusion: unifying distributed analysis
 17:30 - 19:00  Poster Session

Day 2: Thursday 21 June 2018

 Session 1  Chair - Louis Aslett
 09:30 - 10:15    Jim Griffin (University of Kent)
   Some adaptive MCMC schemes for variable selection problems
 10:15 - 10:45  Coffee Break
 Session 2  j-ISBA session. Chair - Matt Moores
 10:45 - 11:30   Jochen Kursawe (University of Manchester)
   Approximate Bayesian computation reveals the importance of repeated measurements for parameterising cell-based models of growing tissues
 11:30 - 12:15  Leah South (Queensland University of Technology) 
   Bayesian synthetic likelihood: a parametric alternative to standard ABC 
 12:15 - 14:00  Lunch
 Session 3  j-ISBA session. Chair - Sam Livingstone
 14:00 - 14:45  Alexander Buchholz (ENSAE-CREST)
   Adaptive tuning of Hamiltonian Monte Carlo within sequential Monte Carlo
 14:45 - 15:30  Felipe Medina Aguayo (University of Reading)
   Bayesian model comparison avoiding reversible jump
 15:30 - 16:00  Coffee Break
 Session 4  Chair - Murray Pollock
 16:00 - 16:45  Dennis Prangle (Newcastle University)
   Variational inference for stochastic differential equations 
 16:45 - 17:30  Kody Law (University of Manchester)
   Bayesian static parameter estimation for partially observed diffusions using multi-level Monte Carlo 
 19:30 +  Workshop Dinner at Caffe Vivo, Quayside

Day 3: Friday 22 June 2018

 Session 1  Chair - Gareth Roberts
 09:30 - 10:15  Ruth King (University of Edinburgh)                
   A semi-complete data likelihood approach for intractable likelihoods
 10:15 - 11:00  Chris Sherlock (Lancaster University) 
   Explicit non-reversible contour-hugging MCMC
 11:00 - 11:30  Coffee break
 Session 2  Chair - Gareth Roberts
 11:30 - 12:15  Jeff Rosenthal (University of Toronto)           
   Adaptive MCMC for everyone
 12:15  Close