6th International Conference on Multiple Comparison Procedures

MCP 2009 Tokyo
MCP Tokyo 2009
Tokyo, Japan | March 24-27, 2009

The 6th International Conference on Multiple Comparison Procedures, Tokyo, Japan, 2009

    The International Conference on Multiple Comparison Procedures will be held on March 24-27, 2009 at Morito Academy Hall of Tokyo University of Science. The main goal of the conference is to promote research and applications of multiple comparison procedures and to exchange information on recent research directions in this area. The application areas of multiple comparison procedures are a rich and important source of cross-disciplinary statistical research. The conference will cover many current topics as adaptive and sequential designs, bioinformatics, clinical trials, genomics, closed testing and partitioning principle, false discovery rate, multiple endpoints and so on. An important role of the conference will be to provide a forum for technical interactions among industry practitioners, research scientists from subject matter area and statisticians. A website is open at
with further information.

Co-chairs: Chihiro Hirotsu (Meisei University, Japan)
Martin Posch (Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

Topics include:
  • Adaptive and Sequential Designs
  • Applications from Bioinformatics, Genomics, Clinical Trials, Regulatory Affairs, etc.
  • Bayesian Methods
  • Categorical data
  • Closed testing and partitioning principle
  • Decision Theory
  • Multiple endpoints problems
  • Nonparametrics and Resampling-based methods (bootstrap, MCMC, etc.)
  • Normal theory, linear/non-linear models
  • Screening and selection
  • Theory and foundations (Error Rates, Estimation Procedures, etc.)
Keynote Talk:
  • Yoav Benjamini, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Title: Simultaneous and selective inference: current successes and future challenges
  • Kei Takeuchi, Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Title: Basic ideas and concepts for mcp
Short Courses:
  1. Analysis of multiple endpoints in clinical trials. (A. Tamhane and A. Dmitrienko) (1 Day Course)
  2. Adaptive designs and group sequential designs. (F. Bretz, M. Posch, W. Brannath)
  3. Multiple comparison procedures (including dose-response analysis). (J. Hsu)
Biometrical Journal publishes a special conference issue.

Conference Venue:
Tokyo University of Science, Morito Academy Hall, Tokyo, Japan

On March 24 several pre-conference short courses will be held. The conference will take place on 25-27th of March, 2009.


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  Important dates

  Keynote talk, invited speakers and topics

  Short Courses



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 Special Issue
   Deadline: August 31th

 Presentation File (new)

  Organizing Committee


  Conference Venue

  Society for the Support of the International MCP conference


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updated: 16. October, 2008