Registration and call for papers

22-26 July 2019, València, Spain

València International Bayesian Analysis Summer School, 3rd edition

VIBASS3 2019

VIBASS3 is the third edition of the summer school on Bayesian Statistics to be held from 22 to 26 July 2019 in València (Spain).

The five days of VIBASS are organised in three parts:

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

    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 edition is dedicated to Applied Bayesian Computation and the NIMBLE Platform for Hierarchical Modeling and MCMC.

    This 12 h course is provided by Daniel Turek, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Williams College and member of the NIMBLE Development Team.


  3. The last day, Friday 26th, is devoted to the Third VIBASS Workshop.

    It includes two plenary sessions, with invited speakers researchers Eleni Matechou (School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. University of Kent) and Gonzalo García-Donato (Department of Economics and Finance, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha).

    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 22: Introduction to Bayesian Learning, I

  • Tuesday 23: Introduction to Bayesian Learning, II

  • Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25:
    Applied Bayesian Computation: The NIMBLE Platform for Hierarchical Modeling and MCMC (12 hours)
    Daniel Turek

  • Friday 26: Third València International Bayesian Analysis Summer School Workshop

Time Monday 22 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Thursday 25 Friday 26
09:15-09:45 Registration        
09:45-10:00 Welcome        
10:00-11:00 Theory I Theory III NIMBLE NIMBLE Invited I (EM)
11:00-11:30         Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Invited II (GGD)
12:00-12:30 Practice I Practice III NIMBLE NIMBLE  
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 Theory II Theory IV NIMBLE NIMBLE  
16:30-17:00 Orxata Break Orxata Break Orxata Break Orxata Break  
17:00-18:30 Practice II Practice IV NIMBLE NIMBLE  
18:30- Social prog Social prog Social prog Social prog  
  Get together Escape game Guided tour Gala Diner  


  • Full participation: basic course, NIMBLE course and Workshop
  before May 8th After May 8th
Student 260 320
Academia 375 475
Industry 500 650
  • Partial participation: NIMBLE course and Workshop
  before May 8th After May 8th
Student 200 260
Academia 300 400
Industry 400 550

Prices are in euros (€). The registration fee includes: Coffee and orxata breaks, lunches, documentation, summer school dinner (Thursday 25) and participation in the Third VIBASS Workshop.

Participants in VIBASS are encouraged to present a poster with their research or projects. The maximum size of the posters is 120 height × 90 width cm. Abstracts must include the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s) and of the communicating author and a brief abstract with less than 151 words.