*Rescheduled* Call for participation: µTOSS – Multiple hypotheses testing in an open software system

Berlin Institute of Technology
Faculty IV, Machine Learning Department
Franklinstrasse 28/29, D-10587 Berlin, Germany
January 18th – February 12th, 2010
Organizers: T. Dickhaus, G. Blanchard
Further information: http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~dickhaus/mutoss.html

In the framework of the “Harvest” programme of the PASCAL2 European network of excellence, we are happy to announce an initiative to create a open software platform for multiple testing. The goal aimed at is to produce a toolbox written in R with the following characteristics:

– broad-spectrum: with the ambition of becoming a reference implementation
– user-friendly: intended for use by practitioners
– extensible: able to easily accomodate new contributed methods
– open-source: coded in the R language and freely available for all

To this end, an intensive 4-week coding period is planned in the period Jan. 18 to Feb. 12, 2010 at the Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany, starting with a tutorial on multiple testing methods on Jan. 18-19.

This is a call for participation to this project under different forms:

* Core package coding team: we want to create a core team of about 4-5 persons to write the R package in the announced period. We are looking for researchers, practitioners or students willing to participate in the project for the duration of this period, with a previous experience either in statistics (ideally: multiple testing methods) or in R coding. The PASCAL2 network will cover travel and subsistence costs for the duration of the project. (Deadline for application: December 4th, 2009)

* Request for wanted features: If you are a user or developer of multiple testing methods and would be interested in the end software, you are welcome to communicate wanted features (interface, available methods, data types and formats handled) to the package wishlist (available under http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~dickhaus/mutoss-wishlist.html). Please write an informal email to Thorsten Dickhaus (dickhaus@cs.tu-berlin.de)

* Tutorial: persons interested in participating specifically in the tutorials should contact the organizers.

Thorsten Dickhaus (dickhaus (at) cs.tu-berlin.de)
Gilles Blanchard (gilles.blanchard (at) wias-berlin.de)