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2016 Meetings Around the World

IMS Annual Meeting

IMS Annual Meeting/World Congress of Probability and Statistics

July 11, 2016 – July 15, 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)



15th Winter school on Mathematical Finance

January 25, 2016 – January 27, 2016

Lunteren, The Netherlands

15th winter school on mathematical finance with minicourses by Dirk Becherer and Fred Espen Benth, special invited lectures by Nicole Bäuerle, Sara Biagini and Thorsten Schmidt.


Fourth Asian Quantitative Finance Conference

February 21, 2016 – February 23, 2016

Osaka, Osaka, Japan

The AQFC has been an annual international conference since 2013. The aim of the conference is to feature the latest developments in the field of quantitative finance and promote its research in Asia. It also hopes to bring together researchers as well as practitioners on quantitative finance in Asia and elsewhere and provide a platform for interaction and cooperation. There will be plenary talks as well as contributed talks.


12th German Probability and Statistics Days 2016 – Bochumer Stochastik-Tage

March 1, 2016 – March 4, 2016

Bochum, Germany

The DMV-Fachgruppe Stochastik organizes jointly with the Ruhr-Universität Bochum the 12th German Probability and Statistics Days 2016 – Bochumer Stochastik-Tage. In the tradition of the previous conferences, this meeting provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of new results in the area of probability and statistics. Contributed talks will be given in 12 sections devoted to specific topics; the highlight of each section will be one invited main talk.

Seminar on Stochastic Processes 2016

March 16, 2016 – March 19, 2016

College Park, MD, Maryland

Participants are encouraged to give a short talk or present a poster or an open problem. The local organizers are Sandra Cerrai, Dmitry Dolgopyat, Mark Freidlin and Leonid Koralov.

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)


Info-Metrics Institute Spring 2016 Conference

April 1, 2016 – April 2, 2016

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Information-Theoretic Methods of Inference Workshop Objectives and Topics The objective of this workshop is to study new methods of statistical inference based on information-theoretic methods. Info-metric and Information-Theoretic ideas are being applied in variety of disciplines, such as biology, ecology, economics, finance and physics (for examples see Fall 2014 conference celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Institute). The Spring 2016 workshop focuses on the use of info-metric and information-theoretic ideas in the development and

UK Easter Probability Meeting 2016: Random Structures Arising in Physics and Analysis

April 4, 2016 – April 8, 2015

Lancaster, United Kingdom

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Amanda Turner

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification

April 5, 2016 – April 8, 2016

Lausanne, Switzerland

Uncertainty quantification is critical to achieving validated predictive computations in a wide range of scientific and engineering applications. The field relies on a broad range of mathematics and statistics foundations, with associated algorithmic and computational development. This conference will bring together mathematicians, statisticians, scientists, and engineers with an interest in development and implementation of uncertainty quantification methods.

NIMBioS Tutorial: Game Theoretical Modeling of Evolution in Structured Populations

April 25, 2016 – April 27, 2016

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Participants will be introduced to the discrete graph theory methods and models of structured population as well as classical continuous models based on differential equations. They will learn how to use such methods and/or build and analyze models in the context of the tutorial's topics and will work in small groups to experience how to use the methodology to describe, simulate, and analyze the relevant biological systems. Participants will be exposed to software that implements the mathematical methods, aids visualization, and facilitates computations and analyses. Participants will learn how the tutorial materials may fit into mathematics and biology courses or be used as an introduction to independent studies or undergraduate research.


Workshop: "Dependence, Stability, and Extremes"

May 2, 2016 – May 6, 2016

Toronto, Canada

The workshop presents recent results in areas related to heavy tails, extremes and dependence, including topics on a) weak convergence for heavy tailed dependent processes and time series; b) stationary and stable processes; c) stable random fields; d) regular variation and heavy tails; e) complex stochastic systems: random matrices and random networks with heavy tails. The workshop will feature 4 expository lectures by Gennady Samorodnitsky and Clément Dombry on related background for graduate students and people interested in these areas, and include around 20 talks on recent research advances by well-established or young researchers. There are also a few open problem sessions and a poster session. Funding opportunities are available, with priority given to graduate students and junior researchers.

International Conference on Information Complexity and Statistical Modeling in High Dimensions with Applications (IC-SMHD-2016)

May 18, 2016 – May 21, 2016

Cappadocia, Turkey

As part of the conference, IC-SMHD-2016 will feature a Festschrift honoring Prof. Dr. Hamparsum (Ham) Bozdogan, Toby McKenzie Professor at the University of Tennessee, for his outstanding contributions not just to the domain of information complexity and model selection enterprise in high-dimensions, but also to his international outreach contributions in disseminating statistical knowledge to the young future scholars from many different countries, including Turkey.


Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI

June 6, 2016 – June 10, 2016

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

After five groundbreaking conferences at Penn State, Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, June 6 to 10, 2016. This meeting will continue the interdisciplinary tradition of its predecessors, bringing together researchers in astronomy, cosmology, statistics, and machine learning to facilitate progress on the significant data analysis challenges that result from current and future astronomical sky surveys. Abstracts will be accepted for contributed talks and for posters.

Advances in Statistics, Probability and Mathematical Physics

June 10, 2016 – June 11, 2016

Pavia, Italy

The conference will honor Eugenio Regazzini on the occasion of his 70th birthday. It will take place at the University of Pavia, Italy, on June 10-11, 2016. The program will feature invited talks of authoritative speakers who have been working on topics related to the ones Eugenio has contributed to in Statistics, Probability and Mathematical Physics. IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Antonio Lijoi and Pietro Rigo

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

3rd ISNPS Conference

June 11, 2016 – June 16, 2016

Avignon, France

The 3rd ISNPS conference will put together recent advances and trends in several areas of nonparametric statistics. This conference will be a perfect place to facilitate the exchange of research ideas, promote collaboration between researchers from all over the world and contribute to the further development of the field.

Mathematics Research Community on Algebraic Statistics

June 12, 2016 – June 18, 2016

Snowbird, Utah, USA

The conference on Algebraic Statistics is one of 4 MRCs for early-career mathematicians run by the American Mathematical Society. Funded by NSF, MRCs foster the formation of self-sustaining cohorts of mathematical scientists centered on research areas of common interest. The program provides participants travel, room, and board at the conference site and supports subsequent travel to the Joint Mathematics Meetings and a limited number of follow-up collaboration gatherings. Applications are accepted from November 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016.

The 25th ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium 2016

June 12, 2016 – June 15, 2016

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

You are cordially invited to 2016 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium in Atlanta! The city of Atlanta enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, and is accessible from most cities across the North America. Keynote Speakers for the 2016 Applied Statistics Symposium will be Bin Yu, University of California, Berkeley and David Madigan, University of Columbia Banquet Speaker will be Michael Eriksen, Georgia State University. Details are forthcoming on the symposium website. Details of the scientific programs are on the symposium website.
IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Yichuan Zhao 

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Second International Congress on Actuarial Science and Quantitative Finance

June 15, 2016 – June 18, 2016

Cartagena, Colombia

The event covers diverse areas of quantitative finance and actuarial science. Also, the Congress would provide space to debate on topics related to these areas. Topics of interest are teaching, research, technical regulation and business practice in Andean and Caribbean regions, and its inter-relation with the rest of the world.

36th International Symposium on Forecasting

June 19, 2016 – June 22, 2016

Santander, Spain

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.

Stochastic Networks Conference

June 20, 2016 – June 24, 2016

La Jolla, California, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Haya Kaspi, Amber Puha, & Ruth Williams

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

International Workshop on Mathematical Reliability and Safety (MRS 2016)

June 23, 2016 – June 25, 2016

Xuzhou, China

The international workshop on Mathematical Reliability and Safety (MRS 2016) aims to bring active experts in various fields including reliability theory, risk management, statistics, and safety to exchange the newest developments, and promote advances in reliability and safety. The topics of interest include but are not limited to: Reliability theory; Stochastic orders; Risk and security; Extreme value theory; Order statistics; Dependence modeling.

Fourth IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting

June 27, 2016 – June 30, 2016

Hong Kong, China

The Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting series promotes interaction and networking among statisticians and probabilitists from Asia, the Pacific Rim, and other parts of the world. The previous three meetings were successfully held in Seoul, Tsukuba, and Taipei. We are pleased to announce that the fourth meeting will take place on the beautiful campus of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, during the period of June 27–30, 2016. The program covers recent developments and the state-of-the-art in a variety of modern research topics in statistics and probability. For more information, you may contact the program chairs: Ming-Yen Cheng ( and Xuming He (

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

3rd Barcelona Summer School on Stochastic Analysis

June 27, 2016 – July 1, 2016

Barcelona, Spain

The Barcelona Summer School on Stochastic Analysis is a one-week scientific activity consisting mainly of courses addressed to PhD students and young researchers on current research topics in Stochastic Analysis. Selected participants are also given the opportunity to deliver short talks or to display posters.


WNAR Annual Meeting​ in conjunction with​ XXVIIIth International​ Biometric Conference

July 10, 2016 – July 15, 2016

​Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The conference will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre, adjacent to the famous Empress Hotel.

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

IMS Annual Meeting/World Congress of Probability and Statistics

July 11, 2016 – July 15, 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scientific Program Chair, Alison Etheridge

Local Organizing Chair, Tom Salisbury

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

2016 Joint Statistical Meetings

July 30, 2016 – August 4, 2016

Chicago, Ilinois, USA


(IMS Sponsored Meeting)


Applied Probability Symposium

August 1, 2016 – August 3, 2016

Ilulissat, Greenland

If you have emergent questions, please contact Søren Asmussen,

Small Area Estimation Conference 2016

August 17, 2016 – August 19, 2016

Maastricht, The Netherlands

This conference continues a series of conferences on small area estimation that have been organized annually at different places around the world. It will give researchers and practitioners from all over the world an opportunity to exchange information or learn about state-of-the-art small area estimation techniques. So far small area estimation has predominantly been an academic area of research. The aim of this conference is to give more attention to applications and implementation in government agencies.

13th Iranian Statistical Conference

August 24, 2016 – August 26, 2016

Kerman, Iran

The Conference will be organized by Iranian Statistical Society,Scheduled every two years, the conference is a major Iranian event for statistics and probability, covering all their branches, including theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, and stochastic processes.


Australian Statistical Conference (ASC 2016)

December 5, 2016 – December 9, 2016

Canberra, Australia

The major focus of the conference will be Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching. It aims to bring together the statistical approaches to data analysis with the techniques of data mining and their use in teaching statistics. Application to Big Data will be of particular interest.

Australian Statistical Conference 2016

December 5, 2016 – December 9, 2016

Canberra, Australia

The 23rd Australian Statistical Conference which is to be held in conjunction with the 14th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM) and the 9th Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics (OZCOTS) will provide unique insight into statistics, data mining and statistics teaching. The major focus of the conference will be Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching. It aims to bring together the statistical approaches to data analysis with the techniques of data mining and their use in teaching statistics. Application to Big Data will be of particular interest.

The 10th ICSA International Conference

December 19, 2016 – December 22, 2016

Shanghai, China

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Ming Yuan, University of Wisconsin-Madison

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)