News Digest



The following items of news have been reported recently on the UCM mailing list.





4 Feb 2014

Alexis Boukouvalas informs us of a recently published paper in the special issue on experimental design in the journal of Computational Statistics and Data Analysis that may be of interest to members of this list.

Boukouvalas, A., Cornford, D. Stehlík, M., Optimal design for correlated processes with input-dependent noise, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 2013, ISSN 0167-9473.


The paper discusses how to generate experimental designs to learn the covariance parameters of Gaussian Processes when building emulators for stochastic simulators


Available here


Have you read this paper - do you have any comments?


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3 Feb 2014

John Hemmings suggests that the

Workshop on Defining a roadmap for the Next Generation Ocean Biogeochemistry Model 10-12 March 2014

may be of interest to the UCM community. 


Further information can be found at 


Registration is open to anyone interested in contributing with a deadline for registration of 10th February 2014.


Are you attending?


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3 Feb 2014

Tony O'Hagan comments on Stefano Tarantola and Andrea Saltelli's paper, with concerns about aspects of their paper.


Have you read this paper? Do you have any follow up comments to add?


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27 Jan 2014

Emanuele Borgonovo suggests theUCM Community may be interested in the following paper, to appear in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B:

"Transformations and Invariance in the Sensitivity Analysis of Computer Experiments"
by  E. Borgonovo, S. Tarantola, E. Plischke and M.D. Morris.

DOI: 10.1111/rssb.12052,


Have you read this paper? Do you have any questions for Emanuele?


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30 Dec 2013

Kirsten Wilden announces:


SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ14) - Registration and Program Now Available!,


This conference is sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification.

This conference is being held in cooperation with the American Statistical Association (ASA), GAMM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification (GAMM AG UQ), and American Geophysical Union (AGU).


Location: Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, Georgia, USA


Dates: March 31-April 3, 2014


Registration and the conference program are now posted at




For additional information, contact the SIAM Conference Department at


Have you attended UQ meetings before? Would you recommend it?


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16 Dec 2013

Jo Green announces:


UCM2014 (Uncertainty in Computer Models 2014)




UCM2014 will be held at the University of Sheffield, UK, during 28th-30th July 2014, on uncertainty in complex computer models, and is open to everyone interested in all aspects of computer model uncertainty, both theoretical and practical.


The conference focuses on statistical methods to quantify and analyse the uncertainties in the predictions of computer models.


Abstract submissions are invited for contributed talks and poster presentations.


For further information, registration and abstract submission details, please visit:


Did you attend UCM 2010 or UCM 2012? Will you be attending UCM 2014? Would you recommend this conference?


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11 Dec 2013

Julien Bect & Emmanuel Vazquez inform us that STK 2.1.0 has been released:

STK is a "Small Toolbox for Kriging" that is fully compatible with both GNU Octave (from release 3.2.4 onwards) and Matlab (from release R2007a onwards). It is meant to be a convenient and efficient research tool for working with kriging-based methods (Gaussian process-based interpolation and regression), with a focus towards applications in the design and analysis of computer experiments.

STK is brought to you under the GNU Public Licence v3 (GPLv3).


Have you used this toolbox yet? Do you have any comments?

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