Time Mon. 27/6 Tue. 28/6 Wed. 29/6 Thu. 30/6
9.00-10.00 Opening Survey A2 SJS Survey B2
10.15-11.15 Survey A1 I1/I2 I5/I6 I13/I14
11.30-12.30 Flash talks Keynote I7/I8 Closing
12.30-13.30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13.30-14.30 Flash talks I3/I4 I9/I10
14.45-15.45 Poster Social I11/I12
16.00-17.00 Poster Social Survey B1
17.00-18.00 Topical Social
18.00- Reception Social Dinner

There will be 7 invited plenary talks, two of which are double survey lectures and one is the SJS lecture organized by the SJS board. In addition, there will be 14 organized sessions (I1-I14) and a contributed poster session, which includes plenary oral poster presentations with flash introductions to all posters.

See the detailed program for titles and abstracts.

Confirmed plenary speakers

Lecture Speaker
Opening Ingrid Glad
Topical Marloes Maathuis
Keynote Richard Samworth
Survey A Arnaud Doucet
Survey B Holger Rootzén*
SJS lecture Jonathan Taylor
Closing David Lando

*Due to unforeseen circumstances Jonathan Tawn had to cancel. The programme committee is extremely grateful that Holger Rootzén with short notice will step in and give one of the survey lectures.

Confirmed invited sessions

Session Organizer Speakers
I1: Bayesian Statistics
Tue. 10.15-11.15
Jukka Corander Timo Koski
Håkon Tjelmeland
Jukka Corander
I2: Stochastic Processes
Tue. 10.15-11.15
Mark Podolskij Mikkel Bennedsen
Susanne Ditlevsen
Mark Podolskij
I3: Forensic Statistics
Tue. 13.30-14.30
Anders Nordgaard Silvia Bozza
Guro Dørum
Anders Nordgaard
I4: Bayesian Computation
Tue. 13.30-14.30
Egil Ferkingstad Egil Ferkingstad
Óli Páll Geirsson
Tore Selland Kleppe
I5: Current trends in observational studies in epidemiology
Wed. 10.15-11.15
Niels Richard Hansen Niels Keiding
Torben Martinussen
I6: Spatial Statistics
Wed. 10.15-11.15
David Bolin Finn Lindgren
Geir-Arne Fuglstad
David Bolin
I7: Causal Inference
Wed. 11.30-12.30
Kjetil Røysland Jon Michael Gran
Mats Julius Stensrud
Kjetil Røysland
I8: Big Data in Smart Cities
Wed. 13.30-14.30
Henrik Madsen Bjarne Ersbøll
Henrik Madsen
I9: Statistical Theory
Wed. 11.30-12.30
Nils Lid Hjort Bo Lindqvist
Nils Lid Hjort
I10: Functional Data Analysis
Wed. 13.30-14.30
Sara Sjöstedt de Luna James Ramsay
Piercesare Secchi
I11: Systems Biology
Wed. 14.45-15.45
Carsten Wiuf Andrew Golightly
Sach Mukherjee
I12: Applied Probability
Wed. 14.45-15.45
Mogens Bladt Asger Hobolth
Michael Sørensen
Mogens Bladt
I13: Monte Carlo Methods
Thu. 10.15-11.15
Jimmy Olsson Randal Douc
Nick Whiteley
Jimmy Olsson
I14: Biostatistics
Thu. 10.15-11.15
Ziad Taib Frank Miller
Dominic Magirr
Ziad Taib and Mahdi Hashemi

Contributed session

At NordStat2016 participants are offered the opportunity to present their research in poster sessions preceded by a teaser in terms of a 2 min flash-talk. The conference offers no other opportunity for traditional oral presentations. Our motivation for choosing this format is:

  1. To allocate more time for dedicated and in depth discussion of research topics of mutual interest.
  2. To provide a more flexible, relaxed, and opportune forum for interaction between presenters and audience.

The contributed program for Nordstat 2016 consists of a poster session Monday afternoon preceded by a plenary session of flash talks by all poster presenters.

The flash talk gives the poster presenter the opportunity to advertise their results to all conference participants. It will be restricted to a few minutes and a couple of slides per presenter. After the flash talk session, the conference participants will have the opportunity to study the posters of their interest more carefully and discuss the content with the presenter.

There will be awards for the best posters, and we encourage all participants to submit an abstract for a poster presentation. The program committee will then select which posters are accepted for presentation.

Guidelines for flash talks

See the Poster overview for titles and abstracts.

Workshop on functional data analysis

An informal workshop on functional data analysis (FDA) takes place Sunday June 26 at the conference venue. The purpose is to exchange ideas and to initiate and continue collaborations.

Preliminary program

  • 10.00-13.00: Talks and discussions
  • 13.00-14.15: Lunch (included)
  • 14.30-18.30: Talks and discussions
  • 19.00: Dinner (self-paid)


  • Konrad Abramowicz, Per Arnqvist, Sara Sjöstedt de Luna, Johan Strandberg
  • Niels Olsen
  • Aymeric Stamm
  • Andreas Kryger Jensen
  • Alessandra Menafoglio
  • Alessia Pini, Simone Vantini
  • Anders Tolver, Helle Sørensen
  • Jim Ramsay
  • Hiba Nassar
  • Kathrine Frey Frøslie


Registration is possible until June 17. Please register here. There is no registration fee. It is possible to attend the workshop without attending the Nordstat conference.

More info

You are welcome to contact Helle Sørensen ( for more information. Participants will get further information by email.