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.