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The next joint IMS-ISBA meeting ( IMS - Institute of Mathematical Statistics and ISBA - International Society for Bayesian Analysis), also known among participants as “MCMSki V", will be held in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, from Monday afternoon, January 4 to Thursday evening, January 7, 2016.

This year the meeting will be the first meeting of the newly created BayesComp section of ISBA.

The InterDisciplinary Institute od Data Science at USI will co-sponsor the meeting and help with the organization.

Other sponsors for MCMSki V include the Swiss National Supercomputing Center, Springer, Google, the journal Statistics and Computing and Blossom skis.

This edition of the MCMSki conference will include a Breaking News! session, covering the latest developments in the field. See here for more information.

MCMSki V will see the return of the Richard Tweedie ski race on the afternoon of Wednesday January 6th. The fastest man and woman will be rewarded with a pair of skis. The winner will be rewarded with a pair of skis offered by Blossom skis.

Details on the race (when and where) can be found here

MCMSki V stays in the Alps, in picturesque Lenzerheide Switzerland. Lenzerheide offers a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities during the breaks, with all levels of skiing available. The meeting will take place at the conference center in Lenzerheide.