Spatial Statistics 2015

Spatial Statistics: Emerging Patterns

9-12 June 2015 | Avignon, France

Conference Chairs:

Denis Allard
, Avignon, France
Alfred Stein, Twente University, The Netherlands

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Invited Speakers

Alan E. Gelfand, Duke University, USA
Marc Genton, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Marie-Colette van Lieshout, CWI, Netherlands
Gregoire Mariéthoz, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Jesper Møller, Aalborg University, Denmark
Christine Thomas-Agnan, Université Toulouse, France
Michael Stein, University of Chicago, USA
Mathieu Vrac, LSCE, CNRS, France
Xi Zhao, Wuhan University, China

Awards for Early Career Researchers

Best Paper Award
Spatially adaptive covariance tapering
D. Bolin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Joint Best Poster Award
Spatio-temporal analysis for bird migration phenology using citizen science data
A. Arab*1, J.R. Courter2, J. Zelt3
1Georgetown University, USA, 2Malone University, USA, 3North American Bird Phenology Program, USA

Mapping the distribution of marine birds in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic using a space-time double-hurdle model
E. Balderama*1, B. Gardner2, B. Reich2
1Loyola University Chicago, USA, 2North Carolina State University, USA

Welcome to Spatial Statistics, which will be held in Avignon, France, from the 9-12 June 2015 under the theme, Emerging Patterns.

Spatial statistics is a rapidly developing field involving the quantitative analysis of spatial data and the statistical modelling of spatial variability and uncertainty.

Applications of spatial statistics are for a broad range of environmental disciplines such as agriculture, geology, soil science, hydrology, ecology, oceanography, forestry, meteorology and climatology, but also for socio-economic disciplines such as human geography, spatial econometrics, epidemiology and spatial planning. The availability of GIS systems and affordable geospatial databases has fuelled the interest in the statistical analysis of geographic data.

The theme, Emerging Patterns in Spatial Statistics will highlight trends on various topics such as ‘new sources of spatial data’, ‘predictive modelling’, ‘disease mapping’, ‘hazards, disasters and risks’, ‘climate change’ and ‘tipping points’.

This is a significant opportunity for you to hear from leading scientists in the field and to network with colleagues in industry and academia to ensure you keep abreast of recent developments in this fast evolving field.

Conference Topics

  • Space-time statistics (e.g. point patterns models, estimation methods, large dimensions, scale issues)
  • Spatial data quality and uncertainty
  • Parameter estimation in PDEs
  • Stochastic geometry, tesselation, point processes, random sets
  • Spatial econometrics
  • New spatial data sources (e.g. big, data, social media, Google, citizen science, crowd source maps)
  • Image analyses (e.g. satellite images time series, DNA data, nano particles, nervous systems)
  • Predictive modelling
  • Tipping points (e.g. sea-level rise, socio-economic shifts)
  • Hazards, disasters and risks (e.g. tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, air pollution levels)
  • Global change (e.g. stochastic weather generators)
  • Health, medical and epidemiology
  • Plant and animal epidemiology (emerging epidemics)
  • Ecology (e.g. dispersion, migration, colonisation and invasion of species)
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University of Twente

University of Avignon



Affiliated Society

Spatial Statistics

Media Partner


Connected Events


Italian research group for environmental statistics International Environmetrics Society
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Supporting Journal

Spatial Statistics
Spatial Statistics