The area-interaction process and the continuum random-cluster model are characterized in terms of certain functional forms of their respective conditional intensities. In certain cases, these two point process models can be derived from a bivariate point process model which in many respects is simpler to analyse and simulate. Using this correspondence we devise a two-component Gibbs sampler, which can be used for fast and exact simulation by extending the recent ideas of Propp and Wilson. We further introduce a Swendsen-Wang type algorithm. The relevance of the results within spatial statistics as well as statistical physics is discussed.
"Characterization results and Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms including exact simulation for some spatial point processes." Bernoulli 5 (4) 641 - 658, august 1999.