IWSM2018 Bristol 15-20 July Registration

Abstract submission (oral presentation or poster)

The abstract submission deadline is now closed. There were are large number of high quality submissions and the scientific committee had a difficult task in selecting which to accept as talks for the limited number of slots available. However, you should now have received a decision email on your submitted abstract (please accept snw's apologies for inability to correctly use the name alias in easychair).

The deadline for submitting final abstract versions for inclusion in the workshop proceedings is 21st May 2108. To submit the final version, label the .tex file 'IWSMyyy.tex' and any figure files 'IWSMyyyfigx.zzz', make sure it still compiles and then include the files (and the corresponding pdf) in a zip file called 'IWSM-paperyyy.zip'. 'yyy' should be replaced by your paper submission number (from easychair), 'x' by an integer and 'zzz' by a graphics file extension (e.g. '.eps'). Send the zip file to simon.wood@bristol.ac.uk with the subject line 'IWSM2018 paper yyy files' (again 'yyy' should be replaced by your submission number). The workshop language is English. Final abstracts should not be longer than 6 pages. Abstracts must be prepared using the supplied LaTex Template, in accordance with the instructions supplied with it. Please stick to the format, as it makes the organizers' job very difficult if you don't, and we are likely to have to reject abstracts that do not follow the format. If you do not want your abstract to appear in the proceedings then you do not need to send anything.

By submitting a final paper, authors agree to grant the organizers of the workshop the right to publish the paper in the conference proceedings volume, to be distributed at the workshop. The material should not have been published elsewhere before the workshop. The workshop does not claim copyright and authors are free to publish the same material elsewhere after the workshop. Authors should ensure that publication in the conference proceedings does not conflict with the rights of third parties, nor violate non-disclosure agreements or copyright laws.

Toyota Student Prizes and SMS travel grants

The Toyota Motor Corporation offers 3 student prizes, of $500 each, for best paper, best poster and best talk. If you wish to be considered for a prize, please email iwsm-2018@bristol.ac.uk with your proof of student status.

The statistical modelling society will also award up to 2 travel grants to students from outside the UK, and without other funds, to give a talk at IWSM. Grants cover the workshop fee and reimbursement of up to 800 euros of travel costs. To apply: submit an abstract, and also send (to iwsm-2018@bristol.ac.uk) a one page research statement (connection to statistical modelling, achievements and plans) along with a reference signed by your advisor, head of department or similar, confirming student status, funding situation and commenting on academic ability.


To register for the conference use University of Bristol online shop. The registration fee (see table below) includes the conference dinner, membership of the Statistical Modelling Society , lunch and light refreshments in the morning and afternoon sessions as well as the welcome reception and poster session. The Wednesday excursions (£12-£60, see programme for details) and Sunday short course are extra (£75 for conference attendees). Accommodation is not included, but is plentiful in Bristol: see the travel page . Early bird registration ends 30th April 2018.

Category Earlybird Standard
Full £410 £490
Student £310 £380
Student (no journal) £250 £320
If you only want to attend the Sunday short course on Causal Modelling (£125), please book here.


If you need a formal invitation letter, or other for information not covered in these pages please contact iwsm-2018@bristol.ac.uk.