35th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling (IWSM 2020)

Bilbao, 19-24 July, 2020

Important announcement

The IWSM 2020 organizers and the SMS Executive Committee have agreed that, due to the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the travel restrictions being imposed by countries all over the world, the workshop should be cancelled.

We deeply regret having been forced to make this decision.

All registered participants will be contacted by e-mail. For further information please contact iwsm2020@bcamath.org

Concerning the submitted oral and poster presentations, and to get something positive from this situation, we would like to proceed with the evaluation of the submissions and to publish an online version of the book of abstracts, even if the workshop does not take place. Of course, before compiling the abstracts, we will contact all authors to ask for their consent for their abstract to be included in the online version. Also, please be advised the evaluation of the manuscript might be delayed until the end of April.

The 35th edition of the International Workshop on Statistical Modelling will be held in Bilbao, Basque Country (Spain) from 19 to 24 July 2020. It will be hosted by the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM) and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). There will be a short course on "Bayesian spatio-temporal modeling" by Virgilio Gómez Rubio on 19 July followed by the main meeting 20-24 July.

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. Since its first edition, 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.

The atmosphere of the workshops is friendly and supportive, with no parallel sessions, with the aim of stimulating the exchange of ideas and experiences related to statistical modelling. As a sign of positive feedback the IWSMs report many returning participants.

Papers focusing on applications with important substantive implications as well as methodological issues are welcome. Submissions by students and young researchers are particularly encouraged.

Invited Speakers

  • Maria Durban (Professor of Statistics. University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain).
  • Montserrat Fuentes (Provost, Professor of Statistics, Actuarial Science and Biostatistics. University of Iowa, USA).
  • Yudi Pawitan (Professor of Biostatistics. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden).
  • Virginie Rondeau (Directeur de Recherche, INSERM Bordeaux, France).
  • Stijn Vansteelandt (Professor of Statistics. Ghent University, Belgium).