Karl Bang Christensen is Associate Professor at the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. With a background in mathematical statistics he has worked mainly within Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Inspired by the issue of measurement in social and health sciences he has published methodological work about Rasch models in journals such as Applied Psychological Measurement, the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology and Psychometrika.

Svend Kreiner is Professor at the Deptartment of Biostatistics, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has for some years tried to combine his interest in Rasch models with his interest in graphical models for categorical data and has developed a family of Rasch-related models that he refers to as graphical loglinear Rasch models in which several of the problems with Rasch models for social and health science data have been resolved.

Mounir Mesbah is Professor of Statistics at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France. Within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, he is currently teaching at the ISUP (UPMC Institute of Statistics) and is in charge of biostatistical options.