Discussion meetings


Discussion meetings are events where articles ('papers for reading') appearing in the Journal of the RSS are presented and discussed. The discussion and authors' replies are then published in the relevant Journal series. 

Read more about our discussion meetings, including guidelines for papers for discussion.

Contact Judith Shorten if you would like to make a written contribution to a discussion meeting or join our mailing list for an early invitation to future meetings.


Past Discussion meetings

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Gaussian differential privacy
16 December 2020

The Discussion paper ‘Gaussian Differential Privacy’ by Jinshuo Dong, Aaron Roth, and Weijie J Su was presented by Weijie Su and Jinshuo Dong of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

The meeting was preceded (on the same day) by an introductory pre-meeting (DeMO) at 3:30-4:30pm with presenter Jinshuo Dong.

To be published in Series B; for more information go to the Wiley Online Library.
Download the preprint (PDF) - but please note the deadline for contributions has passed.

Watch the meeting (YouTube)
Watch the DeMO (YouTube)

 

Testing by betting: A strategy for statistical and scientific communication 
9 September 2020

Discussion paper ‘Testing by betting: A strategy for statistical and scientific communication’ was presented by the author, Glenn Shafer, Rutgers University, USA at our 2020 Conference, which took place online.

To be published in Series A; for more information go to the Wiley Online Library

Find the discussants' slides below (PDF).
Philip Dawid (proposer)
Harry Crane
Barbara Osimani
Aaditya Ramdas
Peter Grunwald
Xiao-Li Meng
Vladimir Vovk
Christian Hennig

Download the preprint (PDF) but please note the deadline for contributions has passed. Download the presentation slides (PDF)
Watch the meeting (YouTube)
 

Quasi-stationary Monte Carlo methods and the ScaLE algorithm
24 June 2020

The Discussion paper 'Quasi-stationary Monte Carlo methods and the ScaLE algorithm' was presented by Murray Pollock, Paul Fearnhead, Adam M Johansen and Gareth O Roberts in this online interactive discussion meeting.

There was also a DeMO pre-meeting with Paul Fearnhead and Murray Pollock.

Download the preprint (PDF) but please note the deadline for contributions has passed.
Watch the meeting (YouTube)
Watch the DeMO (YouTube)