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2017 Meetings Around the World

IMS Annual Meeting

IMS Annual Meeting/Joint Statistical Meetings

July 29, 2017 – August 3, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)



16th Winter school on Mathematical Finance

January 23, 2017 – January 25, 2017

Lunteren, The Netherlands

16th winter school on mathematical finance with minicourses by Damir Filipovic and Jan Kallsen, special invited lectures by Erhan Bayraktar, Thorsten Schmidt and Wim Schoutens.

Young European Statistician (YES VIII)

January 23, 2017 – January 25, 2017

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

This year the workshop aims to bring together young researchers (PhD students, postdocs and young faculty members) working (or interested) in the field of uncertainty quantification (both theoretical and applied aspects). Tutorials will be given by world experts David Blei (Columbia), Richard Nickl (Cambridge), Aad van der Vaart (Leiden) and Cun-Hui Zhang (Rutgers). Young researchers will also be given the opportunity to present their work in the format of contributed talks or posters.

Third STAR workshop on Random Graphs

January 26, 2017 – January 27, 2017

Utrecht, Netherlands

This will be the 3rd STAR Workshop on Random Graphs. The first took place in 2012 and the second in 2015. We are very pleased to announce the following prominent researchers have agreed to deliver plenary talks: 
- Marián Boguñá (Barcelona)
- Mihyun Kang (Graz)
- Vincent Tassion (Geneva/Zürich)
- Nick Wormald (Melbourne)

Bangkok Workshop on Discrete Geometry and Statistics

January 30, 2017 – February 3, 2017

Bangkok, Thailand

The workshop will focus on mathematical statistical physics of discrete systems, and in particular its applications to random geometries, as well as a few other related research directions. Real-life motivations for such studies range from attempts to quantize gravity to problems in condensed matter physics to mathematical modelling of cooperative phenomena in macroscopic communities.


13th Workshop on Stochastic Models, Statistics and Their Applications

February 20, 2017 – February 14, 2017

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The workshop will put together recent advances and trends in areas related to stochastic modeling, statistical inference and their applications. Invited session are devoted to active research topics such as Highdimensional Statistics, Copulas, Change Detection, Survival Analysis, Statistics for Stochastic Processes, Functional Data, Spatial Statistics, Big Data, Image Processing. Plenaries will be given by A. Gut (Uppsala), H. Dette (Bochum) and J. Jureckova (Prague). Selected papers will be published in Appl. Stoch. Mod. Bus. Ind.

NSF INCLUDES Conference on Multi-Scale Evaluation in STEM Education

February 23, 2017 – February 24, 2017

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Effective program evaluation is an essential component of STEM education and workforce development. The conference and associated events will enhance participants' abilities to develop an evaluation plan that meets the needs of an INCLUDES Alliance Project. Participants will include individuals involved in current INCLUDES projects, those considering collaborating in such projects and STEM educators considering inclusion of formal evaluation in their projects.


Random Structures in Statistical Mechanics and Mathematical Physics

March 6, 2017 – March 10, 2017

CIRM-Luminy, Marseille, France

CIRM will welcome Prof Konstantin Khanin (Toronto) as Jean-Morlet Chair from January to June 2017. The semester will feature various events. The first is a graduate school on Random Structures in Statistical Mathematical Physics with 6 mini-courses: Last Passage Percolation (E. Cator), Directed Polymers in Random Environment (F. Comets), Random Hamilton-Jacobi Equation (K. Khanin), Airy Processes (D. Remenik), Solvable Models for Directed Polymers (T. Seppäläinen) and Phase Separation and Related Problems (S. Shlosman). Apply by Feb 15,2017.

Reproducibility of Research: Issues and Proposed Remedies

March 8, 2017 – March 10, 2017

Washington, D.C., USA

Organized by David B. Allison, Stephen E. Fienberg, Stephen E. Fienberg and Victoria Stodden.

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

ENAR 2017 Spring Meeting

March 12, 2017 – March 15, 2017

Washington, DC, USA

The meeting brings together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government, connected through a common interest in Biometry.

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

Workshop on Quantum Computing and Its Application

March 16, 2017 – March 16, 2017

Washington, DC, USA

The workshop will bring together researchers in the field of statistical applications of quantum computing in health care and drug development, and will feature overview presentations on quantum computing, talks on quantum algorithms and its links with statistics, as well as case studies and round table discussions.

8th Western Conference in Mathematical Finance

March 24, 2017 – March 25, 2017

Seattle, Washington, USA

With the recent financial crises, the growth of high-frequency and algorithmic trading and the continuous introduction of new regulations designed to safeguard the financial system, the landscape of the financial markets is changing quickly. These changes have opened up entirely new directions for research within the math finance community. It is the goal of the 8th WCMF to highlight research in these newly developing areas. In particular, a special emphasis will given to asymptotics for parabolic PDEs, robust hedging, and stochastic portfolio theory. Attendance by early career researchers is encouraged.

29th Annual Conference on Statistics and Modeling in Human and Social Sciences

March 28, 2017 – March 30, 2017

Cairo, Egypt

The main goal of the annual conference is to bring together statisticians, researchers, practitioners of Statistics and to provide them with the opportunity to discuss and to present their research findings on various areas of Statistical Sciences and their applications. It would stimulate and facilitate wider technology and knowledge transfer of recent development as well as promote the collaboration among researchers on joint research work. The overall aim is to enhance the quality and usefulness of Statistics in solving societal problems such as environmental risk assessment.

Columbia-Princeton Probability Day 2017

March 31, 2017 – March 31, 2017

Princeton, NJ, USA

Main Speakers: Marek Biskup (UCLA), Mark Rudelson (Michigan), Vladas Sidoravicius (NYU), Fabio Toninelli (Lyon). Junior Speakers: Tatyana Shcherbyna (Princeton), Yi Sun (Columbia). Registration is free and will be open until March 24, 2017. The registration form can be found on the Probability Day website at


From Analysis to Stochastics: A Workshop along Ulrich Stadtmüller's Scientific Interests

April 3, 2017 – April 4, 2017

Ulm, Germany

The aim of this workshop is to bring together internationally leading as well as young researchers from the diverse but closely interrelated areas of analysis, probability and statistics. Likewise various applications with a focus on biometric and economic questions shall be covered. The selection of topics is closely related to the scientific interests of Ulrich Stadtmüller, since he started at Ulm University in the 1970ies. The workshop takes place at Ulm University, Germany, from Monday, April 3rd to Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.

Applied Probability @ The Rock

April 17, 2017 – April 21, 2017

Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort), NT, Australia

AP@R is an international workshop on Applied Probability, bringing together leading researchers from around the world to share recent discoveries and begin new collaborations. It also provides an opportunity to celebrate the 60th birthday of one of Australia's prominent Applied Probabilists, Professor Phil Pollett. The workshop aims to showcase the full range of topics in Applied Probability, and includes particular themes of "Networks in Queueing and Telecommunications", "Stochastic Models in Biology" and "Limits and Approximation".


April 20, 2017 – April 22, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Since its inception in 1985, AISTATS has been an interdisciplinary gathering of researchers at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, and related areas.

Qualitative Methods in KPZ Universality

April 24, 2017 – April 27, 2017

CIRM-Luminy, Marseille, France

CIRM will welcome Prof Konstantin Khanin (Toronto) as Jean-Morlet Chair from January to June 2017. The semester will feature various events. The second event is a conference on Qualitative Methods in Kardar-Parisi-Zhang Universality,a very active area in statistical mechanics and mathematical physics. Tentative speakers include A.Borodin, I.Corwin, M.Hairer, N.O'Connell, E.Pardoux, J.Quastel, T.Seppäläinen and H.Spohn. Scientific and organizing committees include T. Alberts, Y. Bakhtin, E.Cator, D.Dolgopyat etc. Apply by Feb 15, 2017.

InSPiRe Conference

April 26, 2017 – April 28, 2017

Coventry, United Kingdom

As part of the InSPiRe (Innovative methodology in small populations research) project, this conference will bring together international experts in innovative clinical trial design and analysis to present recent advances in the methodology for clinical trials in small populations and rare diseases.

Ascona Workshop 2017: Main content Statistical Challenges in Single-Cell Biology

April 30, 2017 – May 5, 2017

Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together participants from statistics, computational sciences, bioinformatics and biology, and to encourage interaction in a informal and collegial atmosphere.


NIMBioS Investigative Workshop: Species' Range Shifts in a Warming World

May 3, 2017 – May 5, 2017

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

This workshop will help link and utilize large but underused datasets developed over decades, and lay foundations for genuinely interdisciplinary, collaborative paleoecological science.

6th Workshop on Stochastic Methods in Game Theory

May 5, 2017 – May 13, 2017

Erice, Sicily, Italy

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Marco Scarsini

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Neuro-Statistics: the interface between Neuroscience and Statistics

May 5, 2017 – May 6, 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

This workshop is on the use of Statistics and Data Science methods towards understanding Neuroscience data and scientific objectives, and on the challenges and scope of this inter-disciplinary research.

The 5th Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

May 5, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Yichuan Zhao

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Southeastern Probability Conference

May 15, 2017 – May 17, 2017

Durham, North Carolina, USA

This special edition of the Southeastern Probability Conference will focus on interacting particle systems, random graphs, stochastic growth models, and their applications in biology, ecology, and statistical physics. It is also an occasion to honor the contributions of Professor Rick Durrett on the occasion of his 65th birthday.
Program Committee: Alessandro Arlotto (Duke), Nathanael Berestycki (Cambridge), Shankar Bhamidi (UNC-Chapel Hill), Amarjit Budhiraja (UNC-Chapel Hill), Jonathan Mattingly (Duke), Sayan Mukherjee (Duke), Jim Nolen (Duke), Lea Popovic (Concordia).
IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Most members on the program committee are IMS members

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Statistical Perspectives of Uncertainty Quantification

May 29, 2017 – May 30, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The workshop will consist of non-parallel sessions with presentations from eminent researchers who have made fundamental contributions to the field as well as selected young researchers. The presentations will focus on both methodology and applications of UQ. A poster session will be arranged to feature the research of other participants of the workshop. A limited number of scholarships are available to support the travel of doctoral students and young researchers.

Thera Stochastics - A Mathematics Conference in Honor of Ioannis Karatzas

May 31, 2017 – June 2, 2017

Fira, Santorini, Greece

A conference in Probability, Stochastic Analysis and Mathematical Finance, in honor of Ioannis Karatzas' birthday.


Workshop on Sparsity in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

June 1, 2017 – June 2, 2017

Brussels, Belgium

The objective of the workshop is to bring together statisticians and applied mathematicians with different domains of expertises in order to stimulate interdisciplinary contacts. In particular, we encourage young researchers to participate in this workshop.

PIMS-CRM Summer School in Probability

June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

There will be two main courses, given by Marek Biskup and Hugo Duminil-Copin, as well as mini-courses by Sandra Cerrai, Christina Goldschmidt, and Martin Hairer.

The 14th Graybill Conference on Statistical Genetics and Genomics

June 5, 2017 – June 7, 2017

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Statistical genomics and genetics have been growing remarkably fast and covering more and more topics in both fields, and nowadays they are essential parts of modern biological and medical researches. The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for statisticians and bioinformatists, as well as biologists, and graduate students to generate and share ideas for new creative research in both statistics and genomics. The keynote speakers are Dr. Xihong Lin, Dr. Kathryn Roeder, and Dr. John Storey.

ISBIS 2017 - Statistics in Business Analytics

June 6, 2017 – June 9, 2017

Yorktown Heights, New York, USA

To keep up in today's competitive marketplace, enterprise business entities must be able to constantly transform and improve their business. In order to improve, enterprise business entities have started to integrate sophisticated business analytics and big data, internal and external, in their internal operational processes for sales, marketing, finance, management, procurement, etc. Statistical methodology can play a powerful role in developing such an effective business transformation. In this conference, we explore how businesses increase efficiency, support decision-making under uncertainty, improve business operations and ultimately transform their business by using statistics.

Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes (BISP)

June 13, 2017 – June 15, 2017

Milano, Italy

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Sonia Petrone
This workshop will provide an opportunity to review, discuss and explore developments on Bayesian inference in stochastic processes, including both theoretical and applied contributions.
BISP10 is dedicated to Pietro Muliere, on his 70th birthday, and it is preceeded by a one-day conference on Bayesian theory and stochastic processes, in his honor. 

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Ninth Workshop on Random Dynamical Systems

June 14, 2017 – June 17, 2017

Bielefeld, Germany

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together participants working on different aspects of stochastic dynamics, ranging from statistical mechanics models to the analysis of random perturbations of dynamical systems and SPDES and the numerical analysis of these systems.

The 6th Symposium on Conformal and Probabilistic Prediction with Applications (COPA 2017)

June 14, 2017 – June 16, 2017

Stockholm, Sweden

The aim of this symposium is to serve as a forum for the presentation of new and ongoing work and the exchange of ideas between researchers on any aspect of Conformal Prediction and its applications.

International Workshop on Perspectives on High-dimensional Data Analysis (HDDA-VII)

June 15, 2017 – June 19, 2017

Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

The wealth of information has originated new problems in research areas that analyzes epigenomic, proteomic, high-resolution image data and network data, among others. The problems originated from high-dimensional data are faced by new statistical development. The purpose of this workshop is to foster the interaction of researcher in the area of high-dimensional data analysis and stimulate research. It will provide a venue for participants to meet leading researches of this field in an intimate setting, providing maximal chance for interaction.

First Italian Meeting on Probability and Mathematical Statistics

June 19, 2017 – June 22, 2017

Turin, Italy

Scope of the meeting is the scientific exchange between Italian mathematicians working in Probability and Mathematical Statistics in Italy or abroad. We also welcome talks from foreign researchers working in Italy. The participation is open to any interested scientist. The conference will include lectures of a few "seniors" between us, but the focus will be mainly on the work of new generations also through some plenary lectures. A direct contribution from the participants through the organization of sessions is welcome.

Dynamics, aging and universality in complex systems

June 19, 2017 – June 23, 2017

New York, New York, USA

This conference will bring together probabilists studying the evolution of complex random systems such as spin glasses, random matrices, growth process, and stochastic PDEs. It will also include a celebration of the 60th birthday of Gerard Ben Arous.

8th General AMaMeF Conference

June 19, 2017 – June 23, 2017

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

AMaMeF stands for Advanced Mathematical Methods in Finance. Under this name a European research network has been funded by the ESF from 2005 to 2010. Under the auspices of AMaMeF numerous conferences are still organized. Plenary lectures during the 8th General Conference will be given by Fred Espen Benth, Carole Bernard, Bruno Bouchard, Sören Christensen, Christa Cuchiero, Paul Glasserman, Xin Guo, Jan Obłój, and Miklós Rásonyi. The program leaves ample room for contributed lectures and poster presentations.

The 10th International Conference on Multiple Comparison Procedures

June 20, 2017 – June 23, 2017

Riverside, California, USA

The 10th International Conference on Multiple Comparison Procedures (MCP) will be held during June 20 - 23, 2017 on the campus of the University of California, Riverside. Now in its twentieth year, the biennial MCP conference promotes research and application of MCP among industry practitioners, research scientists and statisticians. This unique conference continues the dialogue among academia, industry and regulatory agencies to explore innovative solutions in clinical trials, drug discoveries and bioinformatics/genomics.

The Sixth International Workshop in Sequential Methodologies (IWSM 2017)

June 20, 2017 – June 23, 2017

Rouen, France

Professors Nitis Mukhopadhyay, Serguei Pergamenchtchikov and Alexander Tartakovsky are co-organizing the Sixth International Workshop in Sequential Methodologies (IWSM 2017), which will be held at the University of Rouen, Rouen, France from Tuesday, June 20 to Friday, June 23, 2017.
The workshop will cover all aspects of sequential methodologies from theoretical developments in optimal stopping, sequential analysis, changepoint detection to different applications in mathematical finance, quality control, clinical trials, signal and image processing, among others. The deadline for organizing invited sessions is March 2, 2017. Plenary speakers include Lajos Horvàth, University of Utah (USA), George Moustakides, University of Patras (Greece), Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut (USA), Tumulesh K. S. Solanky, University of New Orleans (USA). Abstract submission is open. To get more information about abstract submission, registration, hotels, etc. visit the website or write an email to Professor Serguei Pergamenchtchikov (co-chair) at

Quantum probability and information theory - 35 years of research

June 22, 2017 – June 23, 2017

Nijmegen, Netherlands

The workshop will be held on the non-commutative or "quantum" theory of probability and information. This workshop is supported by the clusters STAR and GQT.

WNAR ​Meeting ​2017

June 24, 2017 – June 28, 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA


(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

Random Matrix Theory Summer Session, Park City Mathematics Institute

June 25, 2017 – July 15, 2017

Park City, Utah, USA

This program includes a graduate summer school (with courses given by Percy Deift, Ioana Dumitriu, Laszlo Erdos, Yan Fyodorov, Jeremy Quastel, Mark Rudelson, Sylvia Serfaty, Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, Terance Tao, and Balint Virag), a research program (with roughly 60 participants including Clay Senior Scholars Craig Tracy and H.T. Yau), an undergraduate summer school (with courses given by Antonio Auffinger, and Mihai Stoiciu), an undergraduate faculty program (run by Victor Moll), a teacher leadership program, and a workshop on increasing minority participation in undergraduate mathematics.

37th International Symposium on Forecasting

June 25, 2017 – June 28, 2017

Cairns, QLD, Australia

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.

LASR Workshop on "Biostatistics and machine learning methods in omics research"

June 26, 2017 – June 28, 2017

Leeds, UK

The 34th Leeds Annual Statistical Research (LASR) Workshop will be held jointly with the EU funded MIMOmics network. The workshop will take place from 26 to 28 June 2017 at the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. This year’s topic is “Biostatistics and machine learning methods in omics research”. Registration is now open and can be done on the workshop webpage - it will close on 16 June 2017.

Bayesian nonparametrics

June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017

Paris, France

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: J. Rousseau

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

10th International Conference on Extreme Value Analysis: EVA 2017

June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017

Delft, The Netherlands

The 10th International Conference on Extreme Value Analysis will take place at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. It will schedule presentations on all Probabilistic and Statistical aspects of Extreme Value Analysis and applications in Climate and Atmospheric Science,Industrial Risks, Geosciences, Hydrology, Finance, Economics and Insurance, Biosciences, Physics, and Telecommunications and Stochastic Networks. All students, researchers, practitioners, and scientists with interests in statistics of extremes are welcome.

2017 IMS-China International Conference on Statistics and Probability

June 28, 2017 – July 1, 2017

Nanning, Guangxi Province, China

Local organizing committee: Zijia Peng, Guangxi University for Nationalities, China Scientific program committee: Ming Yuan, University of Wisconsin (Madison), USA

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)


IWSM 2017

July 2, 2017 – July 7, 2017

Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

The IWSM is one of the major activities of the Statistical Modelling Society, founded with the purpose of promoting and encouraging statistical modelling in its widest sense, involving both academic and professional statisticians and data analysts. The spirit of the workshop has always been * to focus on problems motivated by real life data and on solutions that make novel contributions to the subject. * to encourage interaction as there are no parallel sessions. * to welcome both junior and senior statisticians.

ICORS 2017

July 3, 2017 – July 7, 2017

Wollongong, NSW, Australia

The aim of the International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS) is to bring together researchers and practitioners 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.


July 4, 2017 – July 7, 2017

Brussels, Belgium

The useR! Conference is the reference for everyone involved with statistics and the use of the R language.

Conference on Learning Theory (COLT 2017)

July 7, 2017 – July 10, 2017

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Learning Theory is a research field devoted to studying the design and analysis of machine learning algorithms. In particular, such algorithms aim at making accurate predictions or representations based on observations. The emphasis in COLT is on rigorous mathematical analysis using techniques from various connected fields such as probability, statistics, optimization, information theory and geometry. While theoretically rooted, learning theory puts a strong emphasis on efficient computation as well.

38th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics

July 9, 2017 – July 13, 2017

Vigo, Spain

The 2017 conference will provide a scientific forum for international exchange of theory, methods and applications of biostatistics in medical research and practice among clinicians, statisticians and members of other disciplines, such as epidemiologists, clinical chemist and clinical pharmacologists, working or interested in the field of clinical.

Bocconi Summer School in Statisics & Probability: Statistical Causal Leanring

July 10, 2017 – July 22, 2017

Como, Italy

Summer school in Statistics and Probability held on the lake of Como, Italy, with a 2 weeks course including lectures and supervised tutorials. The topic of the 2017 edition is Statistical Causal Learning. Instructors: Bernhard Schölkopf, David Lopez-Paz, Ilya Tolstikhin.

39th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA)

July 24, 2017 – July 28, 2017

Moscow, Russia

Proposals of contributed sessions at SPA2017 are welcomed.

Early submission of proposals is encouraged: good proposals will be approved on a regular basis before the deadline, so that session speakers may be invited in plenty of time to make travel and funding arrangements.

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

7th IMS-FIPS Conference

July 27, 2017 – July 28, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Tze Leung Lai

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

IMS Annual Meeting/Joint Statistical Meetings

July 29, 2017 – August 3, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, USA


(IMS Sponsored Meeting)


RevBayes: Bayesian Inference of Phylogeny

August 7, 2017 – August 11, 2017

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

This course is focused on phylogenetic trees and comparative-phylogenetic methods, including divergence-time estimation, morphological evolution, lineage diversification, and historical biogeography. Instruction is based on a combination of carefully tailored lectures introducing the theoretical and conceptual basis of each inference problem and hands-on computer tutorials demonstrating how to explore these questions using RevBaye.

Second Workshop on Higher-Order Asymptotics and Post-Selection Inference (WHOA-PSI)^{2}

August 12, 2017 – August 14, 2017

St. Louis, MO, USA

A three-day workshop about accurate post-selection inference, with emphasis on foundations, theory and methods, and important applications. Topics include: selective and simultaneous inference, high-dimensional inference, and Bayesian post-selection inference. Also considered are tools from higher-order asymptotics, including analytic and simulation-based refinements, to improve accuracy and power for post-selection inference procedures. More than 20 invited talks, and two poster sessions. Registration opens in early 2017.

Bayesian Inference in Statistics and Statistical Genetics

August 16, 2017 – August 20, 2017

Houghton, MICHIGAN, United States

The purpose of the workshop is to stimulate research collaboration in the development, analysis, and application of statistical techniques for complex, high-dimensional data arising in real world applications. The target audience is a mix of internationally renowned specialists, junior researchers, and graduate students who are interested in the forefront of the following areas of statistical research: Bayesian statistics, statistical climatology, statistical genetics, and other related areas.

XXXIV. International Seminar on Stability Problems for Stochastic Models

August 25, 2017 – August 29, 2017

Debrecen, Hungary

Seminars on Stability Problems for Stochastic Models have a long tradition. They were founded by Vladimir Zolotarev in the 1970’s. The seminars were attended by leading probabilists from all over the world. The Seminars traditionally aim at bringing together people from Eastern and Western parts of Europe to share their expertise, new results, exchange the ideas and discuss open problems.

Data Science Summer School (DS3)

August 28, 2017 – September 1, 2017

Paris, France

The primary focus of the event is to provide a series of courses covering the latest advances in the field of data science.

Dyson-Schwinger equations, topological expansions, and random matrices

August 28, 2017 – September 1, 2017

New York, New York, USA

This one-week school will feature 10 lectures by Alice Guionnet, with supplementary lectures by Charles Bordenave, Gaetan Borot, Paul Bourgade, Vadim Gorin and Sylvia Serfaty.

CEN-ISBS Vienna 2017 Joint Conference on Biometrics & Biopharmaceutical Statistics

August 28, 2017 – September 1, 2017

Vienna, Austria

The CEN-ISBS Vienna 2017 Joint Conference on Biometrics & Biopharmaceutical Statistics is an unique event integrating multiple perspectives on current biostatistical research and an excellent opportunity for organisations and companies to meet colleagues from academia, regulatory agencies and other organisations.

Environmental Risk Modeling and Extreme Events

August 28, 2017 – August 31, 2017

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Statistical modeling is essential to forecast the size and impact of extreme events, and to mitigate their effects in the light of global change. This workshop will bring together statisticians, environmental scientists, and members of other stakeholder communities with a view to sharing new developments and identifying current challenges in environmental risk modeling. The program will feature 20 leading researchers in this area and will offer many opportunities for interaction. Visit the website for details and register early!

The 11th Seminar on Probability and Stochastic Processe

August 30, 2017 – August 31, 2017

Qazvin, Qazvin, Iran

The seminar will be organized by Iranian Statistical Society, scheduled every two years, The seminar is a major Iranian event for Probability and Stochastic processes, covering all their branches including Stochastic processes, Stochastic Analysis, Limit Theorems, Statistical inference in Stochastic processes, Other Related Topics.

Sequential Monte Carlo workshop

August 30, 2017 – September 1, 2017

Uppsala, Sweden

Sequential Monte Carlo methods, also known as particle filters, have over the past two decades emerged as very successful tools for computational inference in statistical models, including (but not limited to) nonlinear dynamical systems. The workshop will bring together researchers in this area to discuss recent contributions, applications, and current challenges related to Sequential Monte Carlo. In connection with the workshop there will also be an intensive PhD course on SMC on August 24-29.


Elegance in probability: A conference honoring Russell Lyons's 60th birthday

September 3, 2017 – September 7, 2017

Tel Aviv, Israel

A conference honoring Russell Lyons's 60th birthday and his important contributions to mathematics.

Modern Methods in Insurance Pricing and Industrial Statistics

September 3, 2017 – September 5, 2017

Hamedan, Iran

The purpose of the conference is to bring together young and senior academics and people working in insurance and other areas of industrial applications of statistics, and to strengthen the links between the respective communities in Iran and abroad.

RSS 2017 International Conference

September 4, 2017 – September 7, 2017

Glasgow, London, United Kingdom

The Royal Statistical Society's International Conference is the only UK-based conference where anyone interested in data analysis and statistics can come together to share information and network. The three-day conference programme offers a mix of keynote talks and sessions organised into ‘streams’ or topics, plus an equally diverse schedule of evening social events. Last year the conference attracted over 500 participants from all over the world, ranging from senior academic statisticians to new graduates and postgraduate students.

Risk Measurement and Regulatory Issues in Business

September 11, 2017 – September 14, 2017

Montréal, Québec, Canada

In banking and insurance, risk assessment is a major concern for managers and regulators. This workshop will bring together leading researchers from academia and industry interested in the development and use of stochastic models and statistical tools that can shed light on, and assist in, risk assessment, risk aggregation, risk analysis, and regulatory capital calculations. The program, which features 20 invited talks, will offer ample opportunity for discussion and interaction. See the website for details and register early!

Summer school on advanced Bayesian methods

September 11, 2017 – September 15, 2017

Leuven, Belgium

The Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics organizes for the first time a summer school on advanced Bayesian methods. During one week, two courses will be taught on specific topics in Bayesian methodology. The focus will be on Bayesian methods that are relevant for the applied statistician. Special attention will be devoted to novel statistical methodology.

Annual Meeting of the German Statistical Society

September 19, 2017 – September 22, 2017

Rostock, Germany

It contains the plenary sessions being under a frame topic and a variety of contributed sessions and meetings of the sections. Further it includes the Gumbel-Lecture, which is held by a prominent statistician of the younger generation, and a Minisymposium, which is also organised by a young statistician. The about 500 participants of the Statistical Week all come from different statistics areas.

IMA Conference on Inverse Problems from Theory to Application

September 19, 2017 – September 21, 2017

Cambridge, United Kingdom

An inverse problem denotes the task of computing an unknown physical quantity from indirect measurements. The corresponding forward problem maps the physical quantity to the measurements. In most realistic situations the solution of the inverse problem is challenging, complicated by incomplete and noisy measurements, as well as non-invertible forward operators which render the inverse problem ill-posed (that is lack of stability and/or uniqueness of solutions).

CEQURA Conference 2017 in Munich, on September 25 -26, 2017

September 25, 2017 – September 26, 2017

Munich, Germany

The 8th CEQURA Conference on Advances in Financial and Insurance Risk Management, organized by the Society for Financial and Insurance Econometrics in collaboration with the Montreal Institute of Structured Products and Derivatives and the Bayerisches Finanz Zentrum, will take place in Munich on September 25 - 26, 2017.

Melbourne-Singapore Probability and Statistics Forum

September 25, 2017 – September 28, 2017

Melbourne, Australia

The third Melbourne-Singapore Probability and Statistics Forum will be held at the University of Melbourne 25-28 September. As Professor Andrew Barbour is turning 70 in 2017, we will be celebrating his outstanding contribution to Probability Theory in conjunction with the forum. We would like to invite you to contribute a talk and/or attend the event. The registration is free with deadline on Friday 11 August 2017. The abstract submission deadline is Friday 11 August. Please see the website for more details.

Measurement and Control of Systemic Risk

September 25, 2017 – September 28, 2017

Montréal, Québec, Canada

This workshop will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on state-of-the-art theoretical approaches and operational techniques for modeling, measuring, and controlling systemic risk in finance. It will foster a dialogue between financial analysts, regulators and researchers in statistics, finance, actuarial science and quantitative risk management concerned with these issues. The program will feature 20 leading experts in this field and will offer many opportunities for interaction. Visit the website for details and register early!

Biostatistics in the Modern Computing Era

September 28, 2017 – September 30, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

The focus of the conference will be modern biostatistics featuring the perspectives and ongoing work of leading statisticians from both the Bayesian and Frequentist viewpoints. Topics of primary interest are clinical trials, high-dimensional data, population health, precision medicine and survival analysis.


Dependence Modeling Tools for Risk Management

October 2, 2017 – October 5, 2017

Montréal, Québec, Canada

This workshop will address current dependence modeling issues in quantitative risk management, such as the construction of hierarchical dependence structures in high-dimensional and spatiotemporal contexts, inference for copula models and graphical models, as well as applications in econometrics, finance, and insurance. The workshop will provide a venue for participants to meet leading dependence modelers from academia and industry, with ample opportunities for interaction. Visit the website for a detailed program and register early!

Stochastic Processes and Algebraic Structures — From Theory Towards Applications

October 4, 2017 – October 6, 2017

Västerås, Stockholm, Sweden

The main topics of the conference are stochastic processes, algebraic structures and their statistical, financial, insurance, biological, engineering and industrial applications. This conference will bring together a selected group of mathematicians, researchers from related subjects as well as practitioners from industry who actively contribute to theory and applications of stochastic and algebraic structures, methods, and models.

ASA Symposium on Statistical Inference

October 11, 2017 – October 13, 2017

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

The symposium follows up on the historic American Statistical Association Statement on P-values and Statistical Significance, calling for moving statistical analysis and evidence-based decision making beyond “bright line rules” toward a “post p < 0.05 era.” This symposium will focus attention on specific approaches for improving practice across three broad sets of activities: -Conducting research in the 21st century -Using research in the 21st century -Sponsoring, disseminating, reproducing, and replicating research

Design and Analysis of Experiments (DAE 2017) Conference

October 12, 2017 – October 14, 2017

Los Angeles, California, USA

The purpose of the Design and Analysis of Experiments (DAE) conference series is to provide support and encouragement to junior researchers in the field of design and analysis of experiments, and to stimulate interest in topics of practical relevance to science and industry. The meetings also attract top notch senior researchers, primarily from North America, and emphasize interaction between junior and senior researchers. It will focus on emerging areas of research in experimental design, as well as novel innovations in traditional areas.

2017 Fields Medal Symposium

October 16, 2017 – October 19, 2017

Toronto, ON, Canada

The 2017 Fields Medal Symposium will focus on the work of 2014 Fields Medalist Martin Hairer. Martin Hairer's work on regularity structures and rough paths has revolutionized the study of stochastic partial differential equations and related models in statistical physics. The symposium will reflect on this work and will consider its current and potential impact. Funding is available for early career researchers, postdocs and graduate students. See the symposium website to apply or register.

Modern Math Workshop

October 18, 2017 – October 19, 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

The workshop is Intended to encourage undergraduates, graduate students and recent PhDs from underrepresented minority groups to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences and build research and mentoring networks. The event features early career researcher sessions, mini-courses, a keynote and reception. The Modern Math Workshop is a "pre-conference" part of the SACNAS National Conference.

Analytical and Computational Methods in Probability Theory and its Applications — ACMPT-2017

October 23, 2017 – October 27, 2017

Moscow, Russia

International conference on «Analytical and Computational Methods in Probability Theory and its Applications — ACMPT-2017″ will be held in Lomonosov Moscow State University and in RUDN University, Moscow, from 23rd till 27th of October 2017. The Conference marks the 90th birth anniversary of Alexander Solov’ev, an outstanding Russian mathematician and probabilist.

2nd Seminar of Spatial Statistics and Its Application

October 25, 2017 – October 26, 2017

Shahrood, Iran

The 2nd Seminar on Spatial Statistics and Its Applications, with cooperation from The Iranian Statistical Society and Tarbiat Modares University, will take place at Shahrood University, Iran. The seminar will provide a forum for statistician and PhD/MSc students worldwide to present their latest results on all aspects of Spatial Statistics, and discuss their recent research and studies with each other. 


Program in Quantitative Genomics (PQG 2017)

November 2, 2017 – November 3, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Our conference will bring together those at the forefront of technology for measuring 3D interactions (including both sequencing-based and imaging-based assays), molecular biologists and geneticists, and quantitative methodologists. The conference schedule includes time for scientific presentations and a poster session and reception for submitted abstracts.

Biometrics by the Border

November 26, 2017 – November 30, 2017

Kingscliff, NSW, Australia

The biannual International Biometric Society Australasian Region Conference will be held at the Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff which is located just south of the Gold Coast in Australia. An all female keynote speaker line-up makes this conference a historic occasion. Keynote speakers are Prof Elisabetta Carfagna (U Bologna, Italy), Prof Di Cook (Monash, Australia), Prof Sonja Greven (LMU Munich, Germany), Prof Louise Ryan (UTS, Australia), Prof Jean Yang (U Sydney, Australia), A/Prof Rachel Fewster (U Auckland, New Zealand)

Statistics Meets Friends – From Inverse Problems to Biophysics and back. Workshop held on the occasion of the 50th birthday of Axel Munk.

November 29, 2017 – December 1, 2017

Göttingen, Germany

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Stephan Huckemann

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)


Risk Modeling, Management and Mitigation in Health Sciences

December 11, 2017 – December 14, 2017

Montréal, Québec, Canada

This workshop will address aspects of risk quantification and risk mitigation in the health sciences. Statistical methods which will be discussed in this context include spatial and causal modeling, clinical trial design, and personalized treatment strategies. The workshop will provide a venue for participants to meet leading researchers in this field, with ample opportunities for one-on-one interactions. Visit the website for a detailed program and register early!

Linear Algebra and its Applications (ICLAA 2017)

December 11, 2017 – December 15, 2017

Manipal, India

The main goal of the conference is to bring experts, young researchers, and students together to present recent developments in this dynamic and important field. The conference also aims to stimulate research and support the interaction between the scientists by creating an environment for the participants to exchange ideas and to initiate collaborations and professional partnerships.

Statistical Methods in Finance 2017

December 16, 2017 – December 19, 2017

Chennai, India

The third conference and workshop on Statistical Methods in Finance aims to expose the participants to new and active areas of research and to engage researchers into working groups. The conference is jointly organized by ISI Chennai and CMI with support from MCX-IPF Trust. PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty in mathematics, statistics, business, economics and physics are eligible to apply. Participants from the industry are encouraged to apply with a paper to be considered for presentation in the contributed paper sessions.

7th Short Course On Next-Generation Sequencing: Technology And Statistical Methods

December 18, 2017 – December 21, 2017

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Next-generation sequencing technology is impacting almost all aspects of biomedical research. This technology generates an unprecedented wealth of data that demands novel analysis strategies. While IT infrastructure and bioinformatics developments are obviously required to enable sound information extraction, sophisticated statistical methodologies and algorithms are also essential for interpreting the data. We are calling statisticians, genetic epidemiologists, bioinformaticians, and genome biologists, to discuss the statistical challenges and opportunities in next-generation sequencing data analysis. We believe that this course will provide a venue for exchanging of cutting-edge information and ideas, and fostering collaborations among methodologists, analysts, and biomedical investigators.