Moda 10


About mODa

mODa is a series of workshops focused on non-standard design of experiments and related analysis of data. The acronym stands for Model-Oriented Data Analysis and Optimum Design. Its main objectives are the following:
  • To promote new advanced research areas, as well as collaboration between academia and industry.
  • Whenever possible, to provide financial support for research in the area of experimental design and related topics.
  • To give junior researchers the opportunity of establishing personal contacts and work together with leading researchers.
  • To bring together scientists from different statistical schools - particular emphasis is given to the inclusion of scientists from Central and Eastern Europe.

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Basic Structure

The meetings are strictly of a workshop character:
  • The number of participants is intended to be around 70, so that everyone gets to know everyone else and to encourage direct personal/scientific contacts.
  • The meeting lasts for one week.
  • The Board defines a number of key themes in advance and suggests inviting participants accordingly.
  • Participation is by invitation of the board:
    • Invitation of participants of one of the two preceding workshops is preferred to ensure continuity.
    • Invitees may suggest collaborators or students in the event that they themselves are unable to attend.
    • The local organisers are encouraged to nominate a few (but no more than 10) participants from their geographic area.
    • Special emphasis should be put on having around 20% of new participants.
    • In order to assure innovation and rejuvenation, at least 20 participants should be junior scientists.
  • There are no parallel sessions.
  • All presentations are the same length (app. 20-30 min.).
  • Poster sessions are encouraged and every participant has the right to present a poster (no reviewing).
  • Long breaks for discussion are included
  • Meetings should take place every third year, to ensure that material of high quality is presented.


The proceedings are to be published before the date of the meeting, to allow detailed and intelligent discussion.
  • The proceedings of all meetings (except the first) have been published by Physica Verlag, a branch of Springer. It is recommended to keep this collaboration for continuity.
  • The main editor is the local organiser of the meeting. It is desirable that one editor be a fluent/native English speaker.
  • All submissions are peer reviewed by at least two referees including at least one board member. The editors have the final decision about acceptance of the papers
  • The organising committee has the final decision about the presentation of the paper as a lecture at the workshop. It should ensure that authors of accepted papers present related work there, orally or as a poster.


The board is in charge of scientific matters, and decides on the location, the organiser and the major topics of the next but one workshop in a full meeting at the present workshop. Its members are also responsible for refereeing the submitted papers. The mODa board is formed by:
  • board members who were present at least at one of the last two workshops,
  • the organiser of the next but one workshop,
  • additional persons nominated by the board, who are present at the current workshop.

Organising Committee

The Organising Committee is in charge of organisational matters and decides upon the programme of the workshop. Its special duty is to ensure continuing support by the funding bodies. The mODa organising committee is formed by:
  • the local organisers of the last, upcoming and next but one meeting,
  • two further board members elected by the board,
and headed by the local organiser.

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