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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.

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


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)

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)

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.


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)

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.

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 N. Mukhopadhyay, S. Pergamenchtchikov and A.Tartakovsky are co-organizing IWSM 2017S, which will be held at the University of Rouen, France from June 20 to June 23, 2017. The workshop covers all aspects of sequential methodologies from theoretical developments in optimal stopping, sequential analysis, changepoint detection to different applications. Abstract submission is open. To get more information visit the website.

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.

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.

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.

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)

IMS Annual Meeting/Joint Statistical Meetings

July 29, 2017 – August 3, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, USA


(IMS Sponsored Meeting)


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.

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.

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.