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2016 Meetings Around the World


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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 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)

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)

World Congress of Probability and Statistics/IMS Annual Meeting

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)


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.


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)