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.
As in previous years, the workshop will bring together a wide variety of international researchers, coming from all over the world and featuring different levels of experience, to encourage discussion and interchange between junior and senior scientists.
Confirmed invited speakers are
- Richard Chandler (University College London): Spatiotemporal Modelling for Environmental Applications: Challenges and Opportunities
- Andrew Finley (Michigan State University): Bayesian Functional Data Models for Coupling High-Dimensional LiDAR and Forest Variables over Large Geographic Domains.
- Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter (Vienna University of Business and Economics): Sparse Factor Models.
- Sonja Greven (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich): A General Framework for Functional Regression.
- John Hinde (National University of Ireland, Galway): All Statistical Models are Wrong, Some are Usable.
- Gian-Carlo Camarda (INED, France)
- Ciprian Crainiceanu (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
- Jean Dupuy (INSA de Rennes, France)
- Herwig Friedl (Technical University Graz, Austria)
- Gillian Heller (Macquarie University, Australia)
- Thomas Kneib (University of Göttingen, Germany)
- Phillippe Lambert (University of Liège, Belgium)
- Stefan Lang (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
- Brian Marx (Louisiana State University, USA)
- Claire Miller (University of Glasgow, UK)
- Vicente Núñez Antón (Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Spain)
- Jeff Simonoff (New York University, US)
- Helga Wagner (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Local Organizing Committee
- Christine Duller
- Herwig Friedl
- Bettina Grün
- Gertraud Malsiner Walli
- Daniela Pauger
- Helga Wagner
- Margarete Wolfesberger