Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods Garching, Germany 1998

Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods of Statistical Analysis

  • Wolfgang von der Linden
  • Volker Dose
  • Rainer Fischer
  • Roland Preuss

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 105)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. G. Larry Bretthorst
    Pages 1-10
  3. M. Tribus
    Pages 11-20
  4. V. Dose, W. Von Der Linden
    Pages 47-56
  5. N. Rivier, B. Dubertret, T. Aste, H. Ohlenbusch
    Pages 57-64
  6. M. Walessa, M. Datcu
    Pages 65-72
  7. V. Vengrinovich, Yu. Denkevich, G.-R. Tillack
    Pages 73-82
  8. David R. Wolf
    Pages 83-90
  9. R. N. Silver
    Pages 91-98
  10. E. Fischer, W. Jacob, W. Von Der Linden, V. Dose
    Pages 99-106
  11. U. V. Toussaint, K. Krieger, R. Fischer, V. Dose
    Pages 107-114
  12. H. Rehrauer, K. Seidel, M. Datcu
    Pages 115-122
  13. V. M. Artemiev, A. O. Naumov, G.-R. Tillack
    Pages 123-130
  14. C. C. Rodriguez
    Pages 131-140
  15. Diemer Salomé
    Pages 141-148
  16. David R. Wolf
    Pages 149-156
  17. R. Preuss, V. Dose, W. Von Der Linden
    Pages 171-178
  18. Do Kester
    Pages 179-188

About these proceedings


In 1978 Edwin T. Jaynes and Myron Tribus initiated a series of workshops to exchange ideas and recent developments in technical aspects and applications of Bayesian probability theory. The first workshop was held at the University of Wyoming in 1981 organized by C.R. Smith and W.T. Grandy. Due to its success, the workshop was held annually during the last 18 years. Over the years, the emphasis of the workshop shifted gradually from fundamental concepts of Bayesian probability theory to increasingly realistic and challenging applications. The 18th international workshop on Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods was held in Garching / Munich (Germany) (27-31. July 1998). Opening lectures by G. Larry Bretthorst and by Myron Tribus were dedicated to one of th the pioneers of Bayesian probability theory who died on the 30 of April 1998: Edwin Thompson Jaynes. Jaynes revealed and advocated the correct meaning of 'probability' as the state of knowledge rather than a physical property. This inter­ pretation allowed him to unravel longstanding mysteries and paradoxes. Bayesian probability theory, "the logic of science" - as E.T. Jaynes called it - provides the framework to make the best possible scientific inference given all available exper­ imental and theoretical information. We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of Tribus and Bretthorst in commemorating the outstanding contributions of E.T. Jaynes to the development of probability theory.


Maximum entropy method Probability theory bayesian statistics clustering coding coding theory data analysis image processing inference engine information information theory machine learning sensing statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang von der Linden
    • 1
  • Volker Dose
    • 2
  • Rainer Fischer
    • 2
  • Roland Preuss
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsTechnical University of GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Plasma PhysicsGarchingGermany

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