IWSM2018 Bristol 15-20 July Statistical Modelling Society

The 33rd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling 2018 will be hosted by the Statistics groups of the Universities of Bath and Bristol and the Jean Golding Institute and will take place at the University of Bristol. There is a short course on causal inference on 15 July followed by the main meeting 16-20 July. Bristol, Bath and the surrounding area are well worth visiting in their own right and it's worth staying a few extra days if you can. For example, the 47th Bristol Harbour Festival takes place the weekend after the workshop.

The IWSM is one of the major activities of the Statistical Modelling Society and aims to promote statistical modelling in the widest sense, with a particular focus on real data problems which involve an element of novel statistical modelling, or novel model application, for their solution. The workshop atmosphere is friendly and supportive with a good deal of discussion, and to this end consists of a single main session plus a poster session, rather than parallel sessions. The programme consists of one 50 minute invited talk per day, with the rest of the programme made up of 20 minute presentations (selected from the submitted abstracts by the scientific committee) and a poster session.

The workshop proceedings are now available: Volume I and Volume II (note that these are not refereed and copyright remains with the authors). For photos etc. see IWSM2018 Twitter.