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16-20 July 2018, València, Spain (No places left)

València International Bayesian Analysis Summer School, 2nd edition

VIBASS2 2018

VIBASS2 is the second edition of the summer school on Bayesian Statistics to be held from 16th until 20th July 2018 in València (Spain). VIBASS2 offers an opportunity to be introduced into the Bayesian reasoning without previous knowledge in the subject.

The five days of VIBASS are organised in three parts:

  1. The first two days include a basic course on Bayesian learning (12 hours), with conceptual sessions in the morning and practical sessions with R packages in the afternoon.

    It would be advisable that participants bring their laptops for the practical sessions.

  2. The second part is dedicated to an issue of current interest in Bayesian research.

    This second edition is dedicated to Structured Additive Regression Models and the R package BayesX.

    This 12 h course is provided by Nadja Klein, Research Feodor-Lynen-Fellow (Humboldt Foundation), University of Melbourne (Australia) and Nikolaus Umlauf Assistant Professor in Statistics, Universität Innsbruck (Austria). Both are coauthors of the R package BayesX


  3. The last day, Friday 20th, is devoted to the Second VIBASS Workshop.

    It includes two plenary sessions, with invited speakers researchers Paloma Botella (Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública. Generalitat Valenciana)and Luigi Spezia (Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, BioSS).


    The workshop ends with a wide poster session with contributions of the participants in the school.

Orzanizing Committee

  • Carmen Armero (Chair, Universitat de València)
  • Mark Brewer (Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, BioSS)
  • David Conesa (Universitat de València)
  • Anabel Forte (Universitat de València)
  • Virgilio Gómez-Rubio (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)
  • María Eugenia Castellanos Nueda (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
  • Facundo Muñoz (Cirad, France)


Faculty of Mathematics (Universitat de València) C/. Doctor Moliner, 50 46100 Burjassot València


  • Monday 16th: Introduction to Bayesian Learning, I

  • Tuesday 17th: Introduction to Bayesian Learning, II

  • Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th:
    Bayesian modeling with BayesX (12 hours)
    Nadja Klein and Nikolaus Umlauf

  • Friday 20th: Second València International Bayesian Analysis Summer School Workshop

Time Monday 16th Tuesday 17th Wednesday 18th Thursday 19th Friday 20st
09:15-09:45 Registration        
09:45-10:00 Welcome        
10:00-11:00 Theory I Theory III BayesX BayesX Invited I (PB)
11:00-11:30         Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Invited II (LS)
12:00-12:30 Theory II Theory IV BayesX BayesX  
12:30-13:30         Poster session
13:30-14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Closing session
14:00-15:00         Lunch
15:00-16:30 Practice I Practice III BayesX BayesX  
16:30-17:00 Orxata Break Orxata Break Orxata Break Orxata Break  
17:00-18:30 Practice II Practice IV BayesX BayesX  
18:30- Social prog Social prog Social prog Social prog  
  Get together Swing dance Guided tour Gala Diner  


Sorry, no places are left for this year’s edition. Thank you for your interest.

Don’t miss out next year’s edition! Drop us an e-mail to carmen dot armero at uv dot es, so we can let you know in advance.