TIES News March 2011: Conferences and Workshop


3rd TIES North American Regional Meeting - La Crosse, Wisconsin, 18-20 July 2011


The 3rd TIES North American Regional meeting will be held in La Crosse, WI, USA over 18-20 July 2011. The theme of the meeting will be "Quantitative methods for the analysis of long-term monitoring data."


Invited sessions are:

  • Statistical models for the analysis of binary matrices in ecological problems
  • Emerging statistical methods for analyzing marine ecological data
  • Integrative statistical methods for design and analysis of long-term ecological monitoring efforts
  • Bridging the gap: Linking models to management in long-term monitoring programs
  • Statistical problems in past, present and future climate studies
  • Forest inventory and monitoring using time series of ground and remotely sensed data
  • Temporal trend estimation using bird survey data
  • Statistical issues in long term natural resources monitoring survey
  • Space-time modeling of environmental and ecological monitoring data


Conference technical topics include:

  • Air quality monitoring and assessment
  • Analysis of extremes
  • Assessing status and trends
  • Design-adjusted models
  • Ecological, natural resource and environmental monitoring
  • Ecological, natural resource and environmental risk assessment
  • Energy and the environment
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Environmental standards
  • Environmetrics in meteorology and climatology
  • Model-assisted survey methods
  • Modelling and managing ecological and environmental systems
  • National ecological, natural resource and environmental statistics
  • Network design and efficient data collection
  • Nonparametric methods
  • Space-time modelling
  • Water quality monitoring and assessment


The abstract submission process closes at midnight on 30 May 2011.

Further information is provided at http://www.uwlax.edu/conted/ties2011/



SARMA/TIES Workshop on Visualization of Climate Data - Reykjavík, 15-18 August 2011


TIES is co-organizing a workshop on visualization of climate data and models with the Nordic Network on Statistical Approaches to Regional Climate Models for Adaptation (SARMA).

It will be a "working workshop", where participants will develop solutions to visualization problems in climate science.

The workshop instructors are visualization experts: Dianne Cook (Iowa State University), Haley Wickham (Rice University), and Heike Hofmann (Iowa State University).

Announcement, registration, etc. is available through the workshop web pages at http://www.nrcse.washington.edu/NordicNetwork/visual.html




European Regional TIES Conference: Spatial Data Methods for Environmental and Ecological Processes - 2nd Edition - Foggia and Baia delle Zagare, Italy, 1-2 September 2011


Spatial Data Methods for Environmental and Ecological Processes – 2nd Edition – is the 2011 European Regional Conference of The International Environmetrics Society and will be held in Baia delle Zagare (Foggia) Italy, over 1-2 September 2011.

The conference is interdisciplinary (statisticians, agronomists, biologists, ecologists and more are encouraged to attend) and fosters the exchange of experiences between researchers working on spatial and spatio-temporal environmental problems.

The main scope of the conference is to create a space for the exchange of experiences and ideas among researchers from different scientific backgrounds working on spatial and spatio-temporal environmental problems.


Conference technical topics include:

  • Groundwater pollution and hydrology
  • Soil science, site remediation, industrial sites
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Climatology and meteorology
  • Ecology, conservation and natural resources management
  • Agriculture and biodiversity
  • Sampling designs for natural studies
  • Disease mapping
  • Air quality



New deadline for title and abstract submission: 31 March 2011

(see: http://old.unifg.it/spatial/for_authors.asp)


Selected papers will be considered for publication on a Special issue of AStA, Advances in Statistical Analysis, Springer.


Further information is provided at www.unifg.it/spatial