Workshop on

Algorithms in Complex Systems

September 24-26, 2007

EURANDOM, Eindhoven, The Netherlands



Algorithms play an important role in the analysis of complex systems. The practical implementation of any procedure almost always depends on fast, stable and accurate algorithms. The workshop will concentrate on algorithms in the areas of statistical analysis under (shape) constraints, Bayesian procedures, image analysis and machine learning and will cover the latest advances in linear and quadratic programming, constrained maximization, sparse systems, differential equations in image analysis and simulation techniques.

The workshop will bring together people from different areas which face common problems but approach them in different ways and have different algorithms. In this respect, its aims resemble those of the PASCAL funded workshop on Image Analysis and Inverse Problems held at EURANDOM in December 2006. The workshop was a great success and succeeded in its aim of cross-fertilization of methods and ideas. it is hoped that the proposed workshop will be equally successful.


Invited speakers

Gilles Blanchard (Fraunhofer)
Jérémie Bigot (Toulouse)
Bernard Burgeth (Saarbrucken University)
Laurent Demaret (IBB, GSF)
Holger Dette (Bochum)
Roberto Fernández (Rouen)
Antonio Galves (Sao Paulo)
Arne Kovac (Bristol)
Marloes Maathuis (Zürich)
Eric Moulines (ENST, Parijs)
Klaus-Robert Mueller (Berlin)
Jörg Polzehl (Berlin)
Martin Welk (Saarland University)
Gerhard Winkler (München)


Monday September 24, 2007

09.45-10.00 Opening Onno Boxma, Scientific Director EURANDOM
    Chair: Laurie Davies
10.00-11.00 Jörg Polzehl Structural adaptive smoothing: Images, fMRI and DWI
11.00-11.30 Break  
11.30-12.30 Marloes Maathuis Computation of the MLE for bivariate interval censored data
12.30-14.00 Lunch  
    Chair: Marie-Colette van Lieshout
14.00-15.00 Antonio Galves Stochastic chains with variable length memory and the algorithm Context
15.00-16.00 Klaus-Robert Muller & Mikio Braun Denoising and Dimension Reduction in Feature Space
16.00-16.30 Break  
16.30-17.30 Laurent Demaret Wedgelet Partitions and Image Processing
  Conference Dinner  

Tuesday September 25, 2007

    Chair: Remco Duits
09.00-10.00 Roberto Fernández An alternative modeling for biological signaling networks
10.00-11.00 Bernhard Burgeth Singular Diffusion Equations: Minimally Stochastic Solution Schemes
11.00-11.30 Break  
11.30-12.30 Martin Welk Locally Analytic Schemes for Diffusion Filtering of Images
12.30-14.00 Lunch  
    Chair: Roberto Fernández
14.00-15.00 Gilles Blanchard Adaptive procedures for FDR control in multiple testing
15.00-16.00 Holger Dette A simple nonparametric estimator of a monotone regression function
16.00-16.30 Break  
16.30-17.00 Eric Moulines MCMC, SMC,... What next ?

Wednesday September 26, 2007

    Chair: Geurt Jongbloed
09.00-10.00 Jeremie Bigot Homeomorphic smoothing splines: a new tool for monotonizing an unconstrained estimator in nonparametric regression
10.00-11.00 Arne Kovac Shape constraints and algorithms
11.00-11.30 Break  
11.30-12.30 Gerhard Winkler Complexity Penalised M-Estimation: Fast Exact Computation
12.30-13.30 To be announced  
13.30-13.35 Closing  
13.35-14.45 Lunch  
15.00 Roberto Fernández Public Lecture


There is no registration fee.



Conference Location and Travel

the workshop location is EURANDOM,  Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, Laplace Building, 1st floor, LG 1.105.

EURANDOM is located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, in the 'Laplacegebouw' building' (LG on the map). The university is located at 10 minutes walking distance from Eindhoven railway station (take the exit north side and walk towards the tall building on the right with the sign TU/e).

For all information on how to come to Eindhoven, please check


EURANDOM made preliminary group reservations in

- hotel Queen, Markt 7,  Eindhoven, special price single room  80* euro, double room 95*  euro(breakfast included)

 * excl. tourist tax 3,50 euro per night.

- hotel Hampshire Inn, Stratumsedijk 23d/f, Eindhoven. Special price single room  83* euro, double room 93* euro(breakfast included)

 * excl. tourist tax 3,50 euro per night.

If you want EURANDOM to make a reservation, indicate the requested nights in the registration page.

For private bookings we suggest to consult the web pages of the Tourist Information Eindhoven, Postbus 7, 5600 AA Eindhoven.


September 24-26 lunches are being organised; free of costs for all participants, if ordered on the registration form.

On September 24, there will be an organised dinner. For non-invitees an amount of 35 euro is requested, to be paid at arrival in cash (preferably exact amount in euros). Indicate your attendance on the registration form.


For more information please contact Mrs. Lucienne Coolen, workshop officer of  EURANDOM, at coolen 'at'


►   Prof.dr. P.L. Davies , University Essen& TU/e & EURANDOM (pdavies 'at'
  Dr. M.N.M. van Lieshout, CWI & EURANDOM (marie-colette.van.lieshout 'at'
  Prof. dr. ir. G. Jongbloed, Delft University of Technology (G.Jongbloed'at' )
►  Dr. R. Duits Eindhoven University of Technology, Biomedical Engineering Image Analysis and Interpretation  (r.duits 'at'


The Organizers would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their contributions

             PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

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