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2018 Meetings Around the World

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PCM 125: International Conference in Statistics and Probability

January 2, 2018 – January 4, 2018

Kolkata, India

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis started the serious study of the discipline of Statistics in India. He made fundamental and lasting contributions to its development and application. He founded the Indian Statistical Institute with the aim of teaching and research in Statistics and allied subjects. The Institute is commemorating his 125th Birth Anniversary in 2017-18.

2nd Bangkok Workshop on Discrete Geometry and Statistics

January 8, 2018 – January 12, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand

The workshop will focus on mathematical statistical physics of discrete systems, and in particular its applications to random geometries. 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.

NIMBioS Investigative Workshop Stoichiometric Ecotoxicology

January 17, 2018 – January 19, 2018

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

This workshop will provide a forum for discussions of incorporating multiple essential elements and contaminants in ecotoxicological models. Discussions will shed light on nutrient and chemical contaminant cycling and can ultimately help improve toxicological risk assessment protocols.

17th Winter school on Mathematical Finance

January 22, 2018 – January 24, 2018

Lunteren, The Netherlands

17th winter school on mathematical finance with minicourses by Emmanuel Gobet and Sebastian Jaimungal, special invited lectures by Beatrice Acciaio, Giulia Di Nunno, and Martino Grasselli.


Meeting the Statistical Challenges in High Dimensional Data and Complex Networks

February 5, 2018 – February 16, 2018

Singapore, Singapore

The program aims at showing the role of modern statistical methods in complex data and serves to support interactions among mathematicians, statisticians, engineers and scientists working in the interface of experiment, computation, analysis and statistics. Two workshops with a few special lectures will focus on the development of new statistical methods in high dimensional data and complex networks with their interactions in scientific and social sciences. It seeks to foster activity and collaboration on all aspects of the effects of the high dimensional data analysis and social networks.


ENAR 2018 Spring Meeting

March 25, 2018 – March 28, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Website coming soon.

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

Bayes Comp 2018

March 26, 2018 – March 28, 2018

Barcelona, Spain

Bayes Comp 2018 is a biannual conference sponsored by the ISBA section of the same name. The conference and the section both aim to promote original research into computational methods for inference and decision making and to encourage the use of frontier computational tools among practitioners, the development of adapted software, languages, platforms, and dedicated machines, and to translate and disseminate methods developed in other disciplines among statisticians.
There is an open call for contributed sessions. Details on the format and how to submit can be found on the website.


Survival Analysis for Junior Researchers 2018 (SAfJR2018)

April 24, 2018 – April 26, 2018

Leiden, the Netherlands

SAfJR2018 is a three-day event that is aimed at career-young statisticians with an interest in the application and development of time-to-event analysis and related topics. The event includes a tutorial on multi-state models by Prof. dr. Hein Putter (Leiden University Medical Center), talks from keynote speakers Dr. Maja Pohar Perme (University of Ljubljana) and Dr. Birgit Witte (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam), as well as poster sessions, a welcome reception and a conference dinner!


40th Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications (SPA 2018)

June 11, 2018 – June 15, 2018

Gothenburg, Sweden

Plenary speakers are:

Robert Adler, Francois Baccelli, Mia Deijfen, Alison Etheridge (Levy lecture), Patricia Goncalves, Kurt Johansson, Olav Kallenberg, Davar Khoshnevisan (IMS lecture), Anna De Masi (IMS lecture), Mikhail Menshikov, Annie Millet, Elchanan Mossel, Asaf Nachmias, Jeffrey Steif (Doob lecture), Nike Sun

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

ISNPS2018 4th Conference of the International Society for NonParametric Statistics

June 11, 2018 – June 15, 2018

Salerno, Italy

The nature of ISNPS is uniquely global, and its international conferences are designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and latest advances among researchers from all around the world in cooperation with established statistical societies such as the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) and the International Statistical Institute (ISI). IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Marianna Pensky

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

WNAR 2018

June 24, 2018 – June 27, 2018

Edmonton, Canada

As one of the largest cities in Canada, Edmonton is a cultural center, with many arts and cultural events anchored in the downtown Arts District, accessible from campus by the city light rail system. Both the Edmonton Jazz Festival and Freewill Shakespeare Festival are scheduled to occur in the city during the WNAR conference dates. The local organizers are Bei Jiang and Linglong Kong.

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

ISBA World Meeting

June 24, 2018 – June 29, 2018

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

More info coming...

2018 IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meeting

June 26, 2018 – June 29, 2018

​Singapore, ​Singapore

It will provide an excellent forum for scientific communications and collaborations for the researchers in Asia and the Pacific Rim, and promote communications and collaborations between the researchers in this area and those from other parts of the world. The fifth meeting will continue and extend the accomplishment of the previous meetings, and will add a significant value to our continuous efforts to carry out our common mission in the statistical profession.

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)


The 6th International Statistical Ecology Conference

July 2, 2018 – July 6, 2018

St Andrews, Scotland

After a successful Seattle edition earlier this year ISEC returns to Europe, in fact to ISEC’s birthplace, dating back to 2008, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. It will be a landmark and we hope you will be able to join us in the celebration. We are working on putting together an interesting and stimulating program, with a range of plenary speakers including confirmed Tara Martin (UBC), Steve Ellner (Cornell), Steve Buckland (St A), Jennifer Hoeting (CSU) and Bill Link (USGS Patuxent).

Joint 2018 IMS Annual Meeting​/​12th ​​International ​​Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory ​&​ Mathematical Statistics

July 2, 2018 – July 6, 2018

​​Vilnius, Lithuania​

Program Co-Chairs: Peter Bühlmann (IMS) and Vygantas Paulauskas (Vilnius) Local Chair: Remigijus Leipus

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

33rd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling

July 16, 2018 – July 20, 2018

Bristol, United Kingdom

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. We foster exchange of ideas and discussions among participants by avoiding parallel sessions. Cross-fertilization of ideas from different statistical disciplines has always been our aim.

2018 Joint Statistical Meetings

July 28, 2018 – August 2, 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

More info coming...

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)


Joint International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and Australian Statistical Conference 2018

August 26, 2018 – August 30, 2018

Melbourne, Australia

The aim of this conference is to bring together a broad range of statistical researchers across a variety of research areas to facilitate the international exchange of theory, methods and applications.


The Third Workshop on Higher-Order Asymptotics and Post-Selection Inference (WHOA-PSI)

September 8, 2018 – September 10, 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

The Third WHOA-PSI will focus on emerging frontiers in post-selection inference, with particular emphasis on issues of accuracy, power and validity. More than 30 invited talks, and also Ph.D. student posters, will present recent advances in high-dimensional, selective, simultaneous, and Bayesian inference. Special attention is given to analytic and bootstrap-based refinements. New methodologies for model selection or change-point analysis may also be discussed, as well as relevant applications in need of post-selection inference procedures.