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2015 Meetings Around the World


International Conference on Robust Statistics 2015

January 12, 2015 – January 16, 2015

Kolkata, India

The International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS) has been an annual international conference since 2001. The aim of the conferences is to bring together researchers interested in robust statistics, data analysis and related areas. This includes theoretical and applied statisticians as well as data analysts from other fields, and leading experts as well as junior researchers and graduate students.

NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Lymphoid Cells in Acute Inflammation

January 15, 2015 – January 16, 2015

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

This workshop will inspire new primary research collaborations between those who have not had the opportunity to work closely with researchers developing and using computational methods to investigate biological questions. Likewise, those whose expertise is in modeling and computational methods will be able to establish connections with experimental or theoretical immunologists. The workshop should foster new collaborations by highlighting the benefits of interdisciplinary efforts in answering fundamental questions in immunology.

14th Winter school on Mathematical Finance

January 26, 2015 – January 28, 2015

Lunteren, The Netherlands

The 14th Winter school on Mathematical Finance (January 26-28, 2015; Congrescentrum De Werelt, Lunteren, The Netherlands). Special topics are Nonlinear Pricing and Dependence and Model Risk. There will be two mini courses of 5 hours each by Damiano Brigo (Imperial College) and Ludger Rüschendorf (University of Freiburg). Special invited lectures will be given by Christian Bender (Saarland University), Freddy Delbaen (ETH Zürich) and Matheus Grasselli (McMaster University). Four short lectures complete the programme. Registration and further inf


12th Workshop on Stochastic Models, Statistics and Their Applications

February 16, 2015 – February 20, 2015

Wrocław, Poland

Following the successful previous workshops, the conference will put together recent advances and trends in areas related to stochastic modeling, statistical inference and their applications. Contributions motivated by or addressing issues in engineering, industry and natural sciences are particularly welcomed, as several focused sessions are devoted to such topics. The workshop aims at facilitating the exchange of research ideas, stimulating collaboration and promoting young researchers.


Columbia-Princeton Probability Day 2015

March 6, 2015 – March 6, 2015

Princeton, NJ, USA

Main Speakers: Davar Khoshnevisan (Utah), Fraydoun Rezakhanlou (Berkeley), Prasad Tetali (Georgia Tech), Balint Virag (Toronto). Junior Speakers: Alex Drewitz (Columbia), Leonid Petrov (Virginia). Registration is free and will be open until February 26, 2015. The registration form can be found on the Probability Day website at

NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Neurobiology of Expertise

March 11, 2015 – March 13, 2015

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

This investigative workshop will bring together top researchers from diverse fields to share insights and methods and address long-standing and emerging conceptual problems.

Conference on Probability Theory and Combinatorial Optimization

March 14, 2015 – March 15, 2015

Durham, North Carolina, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Alessandro Arlotto (Duke)

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

2015 ENAR Spring Meeting/IMS Meeting

March 15, 2015 – March 18, 2015

Miami, Florida

ENAR program chair: Mithat Gönen, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
ENAR associate program chair: Brisa Sánchez, University of Michigan
IMS program chair: Lurdes Y.T. Inoue, University of Washington

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

Limit Theorems in Probability

March 23, 2015 – March 26, 2015

London, UK

The conference is in honour of N.H. Bingham's 70th birthday. It will take place at Imperial College, London, organised by Charles Goldie, Alex Mijatovic and Rüdiger Kiesel. It will seize the opportunity afforded by the occasion to enlist the participation of probabilists in a meeting on a broad topic of central importance in the subject. PhD students are strongly encouraged to attend. For further information, including a list of speakers, see the website above, where registration is now open.


NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Information and Entropy

April 8, 2015 – April 10, 2015

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Information theory and entropy methods are becoming powerful tools in biology, from the level of individual cells, to whole ecosystems, to experimental design, model-building, and the measurement of biodiversity. The aim of this investigative workshop is to synthesize different ways of applying these concepts to help systematize and unify work in biological systems.

Network Data: Information and Sciences

April 10, 2015 – April 11, 2015

Davis, California, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Debashis Paul, Hao Chen

2015 Annual Joint CCF/CWRU/OSU Biostatistics Symposium

April 20, 2015 – April 20, 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

This year's symposium features outstanding speakers Professors Marie Davidian, (NCSU, Keynote Speaker), Jeff Albert (CWRU), Sebastian Kurtek (OSU), and Jarrod Dalton (CCF).

The 29th New England Statistics Symposium

April 24, 2015 – April 25, 2015

Storrs, Connecticut, USA

Our purpose is to bring together statisticians from all over New England to a central location to share research, discuss emerging issues in the field and network with colleagues. Yaakov Bar-Shalom of University of Connecticut and Adrian Raftery of University of Washington will give the keynote talks. There will be several special invited theme sessions, contributed sessions and poster sessions. View flyer.


Statistical and Computational Challenges in Networks and Cybersecurity

May 4, 2015 – May 8, 2015

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2-day short course and 3-day workshop Networks and cybersecurity are producing varied, rich, complex and BIG data. Great research opportunities are opening up in the statistical, computational and mathematical sciences. Mon-Tue: short course by Eric Kolaczyk of Boston University on "Statistical Analysis of Network Data", based on his book, and its companion volume on R implementations of network models. Wed-Fri: research workshop Financial support available for students. Poster session Deadlines: April 1 Details online.

The 4th Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

May 8, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Yichuan Zhao

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

The 4th Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

May 8, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Atlanta , Georgia , USA

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics have been playing very important roles in scientific research fields in recent years. The goal of the 4th workshop is to stimulate research and to foster the interaction of researchers in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics research areas. The keynote speaker is Professor Xiao-Li Meng, Harvard University. The workshop will provide the opportunity for faculty and graduate students to meet the top researchers, identify important directions for future research, facilitate research collaborations.

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

MASDOC Summer School: Topics in renormalisation group theory and regularity structures

May 11, 2015 – May 15, 2015

Coventry, United Kingdom

The principal aim is to deliver the basic ideas and connections of renormalisation group and regularity structures. There are funds to cover accommodation for PhD students wishing to participate. Please contact Stefan Adams at:

45th Annual John H. Barrett Memorial Lectures on Stochastic Filtering, Computations and their Applications

May 13, 2015 – May 16, 2015

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Main Lectures: Dan Crisan, Imperial College; Tom Kurtz, UW-Madison

Seymour Sherman Lecture and Conference

May 15, 2015 – May 17, 2015

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

This conference will feature 16 young researchers at the forefront of different subfields of probability relating to Sherman's work, mainly, statistical physics and probability. The Sherman Lecturer will be Andrea Montanari (Stanford). Full support is available for graduate students, who should apply by March 15, 2015.

Random walks on graphs and potential theory

May 18, 2015 – May 27, 2015

Coventry, United Kingdom

Random walks on graphs are studied in many contexts, including analysis, computer science, group theory, and of course probability and graph theory. This meeting will gather experts from all these fields, in order to emphasise the breadth of the topic and facilitate interactions.

The Dynamical Systems, Ergodic Theory, and Probability Conference Dedicated to the Memory of Nikolai Chernov

May 18, 2015 – May 20, 2015

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

The conference will include three parallel sessions (Dynamical Systems, Ergodic Theory, Probability) and plenary talks by Leonid Bunimovich (Georgia Tech), Dmitry Dolgopyat (University of Maryland), Anatole Katok (Penn State), Konstantin Khanin (Toronto), Joel Lebowitz (Rutgers), Russell Lyons (Indiana University, Bloomngton), Roberto Markarian (Uruguay), Yakov Pesin (Penn State), Nandor Simanyi (UAB), Domokos Szasz (Hungary).

Workshop on New Directions in Stein's method

May 18, 2015 – May 29, 2015

Singapore, Singapore

This is a comprehensive two-week workshop on recent developments of Stein's method and its applications. We plan to bring together not only active researchers directly working in the area, but also those who apply Stein's method in their work in order to stimulate, strengthen and develop existing interactions between theory and practice.

Spring Research Conference (SRC 2015)

May 20, 2015 – May 22, 2015

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Bill Myers, Local Arrangements Chair
William Brenneman, Program Chair

This year's conference theme is Bridging Statistics Research and Application to Foster Innovation. The purpose of SRC is to promote research in statistical methods that address problems in industry and technology and to stimulate interactions among statisticians, researchers in the application areas, and industrial practitioners.

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Atlantic Causal Inference Conference

May 20, 2015 – May 21, 2015

Philadelphia, PA, USA

The Atlantic Causal Inference Conference is a gathering of statisticians, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, economists, social science and policy researchers to discuss methodologic issues with drawing causal inferences from experimental and non-experimental data.

The 4th International Conference on Quantitative and Qualitative Methodologies in the Economic and Administrative Sciences (ICQQMEAS2015)

May 21, 2015 – May 22, 2015

Athens, International, Greece

The Conference aims to facilitate the interaction between the world of Business and the Academic Community. The organizers of this Conference have the ambition to establish a forum for discussion on the theory and applications of the Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Small and Medium or large Enterprises in a range of business sectors such as Industry, Commerce, Tourism, Health, Public Sector, Shipping Industry and Financial Services.

24th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics, IWMS-2015

May 26, 2015 – May 28, 2015

Haikou, Hainan, China

The purpose of the Workshop is to stimulate research and, in an informal setting, to foster the interaction of researchers in the interface between statistics and matrix theory. The Workshop will provide a forum through which statisticians may be better informed of the latest developments and newest techniques in linear algebra and matrix theory and may exchange ideas with researchers from a wide variety of countries.

NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Malaria-Leishmania Co-infection

May 26, 2015 – May 28, 2015

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

The focus of this workshop is to identify challenges for the control of malaria-leishmaniasis co-infections in South Asian and the African continent. The workshop will also model the complexity involved in the propagation of these co-infections in resource limited regions. The types of data needed to analyze co-infection models and associated uncertainty will be assessed. Experts will present field and quantitative challenges with persistence of co-infection cases of malaria and leishmaniasis.

The Seventh International Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Neural Data (SAND7)

May 27, 2015 – May 29, 2015

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

This workshop series is concerned with analysis of neural signals from various sources, including EEG, fMRI, MEG, 2-Photon, and extracellular recordings. It aims to define important problems in neuronal data analysis and useful strategies for attacking them; foster communication between experimental neuroscientists and those trained in statisti- cal and computational methods encourage young researchers, including graduate students, to present their work; and expose young researchers to important challenges and oppor- tunities in this interdisciplinary domain, while providing a small meeting atmosphere to facilitate the interaction of young researchers with senior colleagues.

Workshop on Statistical Learning of Biological Systems from Perturbations

May 31, 2015 – June 5, 2015

Ascona, Switzerland

This workshop will (i) explore recent advances and open problems in statistical learning, data integration, and causal inference of biological systems; (ii) present biomedical applications to recent genome-wide perturbation data, such as RNA interference data, obtained, for example, from cancer cells or cells infected by pathogens; and (iii) facilitate meaningful interaction between biomedical and quantitative researchers.

Workshop on Statistical Learning of Biological Systems from Perturbations

May 31, 2015 – June 5, 2015

Ascona, Switzerland

This workshop will (i) explore recent advances and open problems in statistical learning, data integration, and causal inference of biological systems; (ii) present biomedical applications to recent genome-wide perturbation data, such as RNA interference data, obtained, for example, from cancer cells or cells infected by pathogens; and (iii) facilitate meaningful interaction between biomedical and quantitative researchers.


Colloquium of the International Actuarial Association

June 7, 2015 – June 10, 2015

Oslo, Norway

Den norsk Aktuarforening invites you to attend the Colloquium of the International Actuarial Association to be held in Oslo, Norway, from the 7th to the 10th of June 2015. The colloquium is a joint collaboration of the two IAA sections Pension Benefits and Social Security (PBSS) and Life Insurance (LIFE).

Modern Bayesian Methods and Computing for the Social Sciences

June 8, 2015 – June 12, 2015

Como, Italy

This course covers the theoretical and applied foundations of Bayesian statistical analysis with an emphasis on computational tools for Bayesian hierarchical models. We will discuss model checking, model assessment, and model comparison. The course will cover Bayesian stochastic simulation (Markov chain Monte Carlo) in depth with an orientation towards deriving important properties of the Gibbs sampler and the Metropolis Hastings algorithm. Extensions and hybrids will be discussed.

Methodological advances in Statistics related to BIG DATA

June 8, 2015 – June 12, 2015

Castro Urdiales, Spain

The workshop will include two short courses (6 hours each) to be given by leading research experts on the field. A second scientific activity will consist of plenary conferences covering the main methodological challenges from the point of view of mathematical statistics in the Big Data setting. The workshop will include, as well, oral contributions to be selected from proposals by young researchers interested in the topic. The number of participants is limited to 70.

IMS-Microsoft Research Workshop: Foundations of Data Science

June 11, 2015 – June 12, 2015

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

The goal of this workshop is to foster the communication of communities broadly working in the area of data science, with a particular focus of stimulating increased interactions between statisticians, computer scientists, and domain experts in order to ambitiously attack important scientific problems involving big and complex data. As a first step, this workshop will provide an intimate setting for approximately 50 researchers (with substantial diversity). The emphasis will be on defining data science challenges in a variety of areas, providing a variety of perspectives and exposure to new problems, while jump-starting a dialog on solving these problems and enhancing communication across communities.

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

2015 WNAR Annual Meeting/IMS Meeting

June 14, 2015 – June 17, 2015

Boise, Idaho, USA

WNAR Program Chair: Layla Parast

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

Aarhus Conference on Probability, Statistics and Their Applications

June 15, 2015 – June 19, 2015

Aarhus, Denmark

The topics covered at the conference include, but are not limited to, limit theory, stochastic analysis, statistical inference for stochastic processes, mathematical finance and turbulence.

9th International Conference on Extreme Value Analysis: EVA 2015

June 15, 2015 – June 19, 2015

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Liang Peng (

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

35th International Symposium on Forecasting

June 21, 2015 – June 24, 2015

Riverside, California, USA

The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier forecasting conference, attracting the world’s leading forecasting researchers, practitioners, and students. Through a combination of keynote speaker presentations, academic sessions, workshops, and social programs, the ISF provides many excellent opportunities for networking, learning, and fun.

The Fifth International Workshop in Sequential Methodologies 2015

June 22, 2015 – June 24, 2015

New York, New York, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: A. Tartakovsky

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

10th Conference on Bayesian Nonparametrics

June 22, 2015 – June 26, 2015

Raleigh, NC, USA

*IMS members: If you are not a member of ISBA and intend to register for this meeting, please email to request a discount code. 
BNP10 will feature four special invited lectures, eight invited sessions, contributed talks and poster sessions. A proposal for a contributed talk or poster can be made through the conference website and should consist of a title and an abstract. Deadline for submission of a contributed talk is December 1, 2014, and decisions for contributed talks are expected by January 15, 2015. Deadline for poster submission is May 1, 2015.
IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Ismael Castillo, Jaeyong Lee, Antonio Lijoi, Surya Tokdar, Aad van der Vaart 

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

2015 Workshop on Finance, Insurance, Probability and Statistics (FIPS 2015)

June 25, 2015 – June 27, 2015

New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: T.L. Lai, R. Chen

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

1st Annual International Conference on Formal Sciences

June 29, 2015 – July 2, 2015

Athens, Greece

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students of Formal Systems, such as logic, mathematics, statistics, theoretical computer science, information theory, game theory, systems theory, decision theory, and portions of linguistics. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair of a session or observer.

9th Annual International Conference on Mathematics & Statistics: Education & Applications

June 29, 2015 – July 2, 2015

Athens, Greece

Call for Papers and Participation The Natural & Formal Sciences Research Division & Education Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), will hold their 9th Annual International Conference on Mathematics & Statistics: Education & Applications in Athens, Greece, from the 29-30 June & 1-2 July 2015. 

9th Annual International Conference on Statistics

June 29, 2015 – July 2, 2015

Athens, Greece

The conference is soliciting papers (in English only) from all areas of Statistics and other related areas. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer.

Leeds Annual Statistical Research Workshop

June 30, 2015 – July 2, 2015

Leeds, United Kingdom

Our research workshops have facilitated interdisciplinary discussion between participants that have resulted in important research collaborations and cutting edge applications. To celebrate the four decades of Leeds Workshops, the 2015 LASR Workshop will focus on geometry-driven statistics, which include advanced methods in the analysis of manifolds, directional data analysis and shape analysis, and their cutting edge applications, especially in large data or high-dimensional data.


useR! 2015

July 1, 2015 – July 3, 2015

Aalborg, Denmark

useR! 2015 in Aalborg: 1-3 July 2015 The annual useR! conference will be held in Aalborg, Denmark. The list of invited speakers consists of Thomas Lumley (R Core, survey), Adrian Baddeley (spatstat), Steffen Lauritzen (gRaphical models), Di Cook (GGobi), Romain Francois (Rcpp) and Susan Holmes (phyloseq). We call for abstract on any R related matter. The day prior to the conference, 16 half-day R-tutorials is offered free of charge to the participants on Tutorial Tuesday. Registration is open!

2015 IMS-China International Conference on Statistics and Probability

July 1, 2015 – July 4, 2015

Kunming, Yunnan, P. R. China

We are pleased to announce that the 5th IMS-China International Conference on Statistics and Probability 2013 will be held in Kunming, China in 1-4 July 2015. Its scientific program will cover a wide range of topics in probability, statistics and their related areas. The conference will also provides an excellent forum for scientific exchanges and for forging new research collaborations.

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

LMS-CMI Research School: Developments in Modern Probability

July 5, 2015 – July 10, 2015

Oxford, United Kingdom

The principal aim of the LMS-CMI Research School is to provide training and preparation for young researchers working both in Britain and further afield, many of whom will be attending SPA2015 the following week. The subjects of the courses represent some of the most exciting areas of current research in probability, and have been chosen to tie in with a subset of the plenary lectures for SPA.

INFORMS Applied Probability Society Conference 2015

July 5, 2015 – July 8, 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

Website TBA.

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Spatially-varying stochastic differential equations, with application to the biological sciences

July 6, 2015 – July 10, 2015

Columbus, Ohio, USA

In this workshop, participants will learn about the use of stochastic differential equations (SDEs) to model physical phenomena in the biological sciences. Students will learn how to define and manipulate SDEs, and will understand the difficulties in performing statistical inference on the parameters of SDEs using data. They will relate the modeling of SDEs to the theory of spatial and temporal data analysis, and will carry out a small group project to discover and investigate how to model data from various disciplines within the biological sciences.

International Symposium in Statistics (ISS) 2015: Parametric and Semi-parametric Inferences for Spatial-temporal, and Multi-dimensional Familial-longitudinal Data

July 6, 2015 – July 8, 2015

St. John’s, Canada

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Brajendra Sutradhar

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

European Meeting of Statisticians

July 6, 2015 – July 10, 2015

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Biannual meeting of Bernoulli Society in Europe. Probability, statistics and their applications. Invited and contributed lectures, posters.
IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Marc Hallin 

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Many-cell System Modeling

July 7, 2015 – July 9, 2015

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

This workshop will bring together modelers, computer scientists and scientific computing experts to discuss state of the art modeling and simulation of many-cell living systems. Participants will learn from shared experiences, match methodologies to modeling problems, and match skills to modeling challenges. Workshop results and the new relationships formed will serve as a foundation for future work in addressing the challenges of moving from small-scale multicellular models to modeling whole organisms and communities.

Greek Stochastics Meeting

July 11, 2015 – July 13, 2015

Chania, Crete, Greece

The meeting's primary aim is to facilitate a broad discussion of current research themes related to Sequential and On-line Learning. It will consist of three short courses by Gabor Lugosi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Phil Dawid (University of Cambridge) and Nicolas Chopin (ENSAE, Paris). There will also be a few contributed talks and poster presentations.

Biosciences, Medicine, and novel Non-Parametric Methods

July 12, 2015 – July 15, 2015

Graz, Austria

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Aurore Delaigle, Naisyin Wang

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

38th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications

July 13, 2015 – July 17, 2015

Oxford, United Kingdom

We are pleased to confirm that the organisers have set up a preferential delegate rate for IMS Academic Members (£284.00) and IMS Student Members (£210.00). Use the password SPAIMS during registration to receive the discount.

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)


July 20, 2015 – July 24, 2015

Pescara, Italy

ISIPTA is the primary international forum to present and discuss new results related to imprecise probability. *Important Dates* 30 Jan - Paper abstracts & preliminary papers due 13 Feb - Review-ready papers due 31 Mar - Conference hotel pre-reservation deadline 08 Apr - Paper notification 17 Apr - Poster-only abstracts due 06 May - Poster-only notification 29 May - Early-bird registration deadline (€350 full; €200 student)

60th World Statistics Congress - ISI2015

July 26, 2015 – July 31, 2015

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The congress will bring together members of the statistical community to present, discuss, promote and disseminate research and best practice in every field of Statistics and its applications. The Scientific Programme of the ISI2015 will include a wealth of activities that will cover stimulating topics and will offer delegates innovative and well-balanced presentations, as well as plenty of opportunities for discussion and exchange.

Workshop on Flexible Models for Longitudinal and Survival Data with Applications in Biostatistics

July 27, 2015 – July 29, 2015

Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom

The goals of this workshop are to bring together senior and young researchers as well as practitioners from around the world who are working in the areas of longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, and joint models with a special focus on the impact of the use of flexible distributional assumptions. Offering 10 scholarships for young researchers


Statistics and Exoplanets

August 3, 2015 – August 5, 2015

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: James Berger (Duke)

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

NIMBioS Tutorial: Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics

August 4, 2015 – August 9, 2015

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Quantitative genetic theory has been applied to a wide range of phenomena including the evolution of differences between the sexes, sexual preferences, life history traits, plasticity of traits, as well as the evolution of body size and other morphological measurements. This tutorial is for evolutionary biologists interested in how quantitative genetics theory can be tested with data, both from single species and with multiple-species phylogenies. Participants – graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty – will learn how to use R to build and test evolutionary models. There is a need for evolutionary biologists to understand the field of evolutionary quantitative genetics because of the ability to collect large amounts of data by computer, the development of statistical methods for changes of traits on evolutionary trees and for changes in a single species through time, and the realization that quantitative characters will not soon be fully explained by genomics.

IMS Annual Meeting/Joint Statistical Meetings

August 8, 2015 – August 13, 2015

Seattle, Washington, USA

JSM (the Joint Statistical Meetings) is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America. Attended by more than 6,000 people, meeting activities include oral presentations, panel sessions, poster presentations, continuing education courses, an exhibit hall (with state-of-the-art statistical products and opportunities), career placement services, society and section business meetings, committee meetings, social activities and networking opportunities.

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

NISS/ASA/IMS Writing Workshop for Junior Researchers

August 9, 2015 – August 12, 2015

Seattle, Washington, USA

The goal of the workshop is to provide instruction in how to write journal articles and grant proposals. Participants will be required to provide a recent sample of their writing, which will be reviewed by a senior mentor. The sample could be a current draft of an article to be submitted for publication, or it could be an early version of a grant proposal.

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM)

August 10, 2015 – August 14, 2015

Beijing, China

The International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) is the premier international congress in the field of applied mathematics held every four years under the auspices of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. From August 10 to 14, 2015, mathematicians from around the world will gather in Beijing, China for the 8th ICIAM to be held at China National Convention Center inside the Beijing Olympic Green.

36th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics

August 23, 2015 – August 27, 2015

Utrecht, The Netherlands

The ISCB 2015 conference is a scientific forum for international exchange of theory, methods and applications of biostatistics in medical research and practice. The conference is intended for statisticians, clinicians and members of other disciplines, such as epidemiologists, clinical chemists and clinical pharmacologists interested in the field of clinical biostatistics.


IXth International Multiple Comparisons Procedures (MCP) Conference

September 2, 2015 – September 5, 2015

Trident Hyderabad, India

The conference will cover the latest methodological and applied developments in the areas of multiple comparisons and adaptive designs in clinical trials. There will be pre-conference workshops on January 4 and the main conference will be from January 5 to January 7.

NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Evolution and Warfare

September 16, 2015 – September 18, 2015

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

In this workshop, we will begin working toward an integrated approach to the study of warfare under decentralized or only loosely controlled conditions, combining empirical data, evolutionary theory, and mathematical models. We envision developing working hypotheses to answer several key questions about between-group conflict in general, and the nature of ‘decentralized warfare’ in particular. These hypotheses will be informed by evolutionary theory using data from diverse conflict settings. Our hypotheses will be articulated in a framework amenable to formal modeling that will point the way toward a multi-level predictive understanding of warfare.

Eighth International Workshop on Simulation

September 21, 2015 – September 25, 2015

Vienna, Austria

This international conference is devoted to statistical techniques in stochastic simulation, data collection and analysis of scientific experiments and studies representing broad areas of interest.

2015 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports

September 26, 2015 – September 26, 2015

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

This is a meeting of statisticians and quantitative analysts connected with sports teams, sports media, and academia to discuss common problems of interest in statistical modeling and analysis of sports data. The symposium format will be a mixture of invited talks, a poster session, and a panel discussion. Please consult the conference web site for more information, including abstract submission instructions.


AMISTAT 2015 (Analytical Methods in Statistics)

November 10, 2015 – November 13, 2015

Prague, Czech Republic

The workshop follows-up successfull AMISTAT 2011. It is an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and to discuss topics on solved and unsolved problems of mathematical statitics, among others concerning the following subjects:
  • fisher information
  • parameter and function estimation
  • characterization problems
  • sufficiency, ancillarity and exponential families
  • generalized linear models
  • signal plus noise models
  • stochastic inequalities
  • asymptotics versus non-asymptotics
  • other related subjects of your recent interests