Thursday, Thursday 2016

09h15 - 09h45 Registration and welcome coffee
Chair: Christophe Ley
09h45 - 10h00 Welcome
10h00 - 10h55 Stephen Stigler - University of Chicago, USA
A Historical View of the Benefits and Curses of Flexibility in Modelling
10h55 - 11h20 Coffee break
Chair: Arthur Pewsey
11h20 - 12h15 Chris Jones - The Open University, UK
On families of distributions with shape parameters : review and extension of a review
12h15 - 12h45 Discussion of Chris Jones´ talk
12h45 - 14h00 Lunch
Chair: Yves Dominicy
14h00 - 15h30 Poster storming and viewing session
15h30 - 16h15 Jan Beirlant - KU Leuven, Belgium
Global fits using splicings of Mixed Erlangs and extreme value distributions under truncation and censoring
16h15 - 16h35 Coffee break
Chair: Els Goetghebeur
16h35 - 17h20 Matthias Scherer - TU Munich, Germany
E.J. Gumbel (1891 – 1966) – Fighting Extremes in Statistics and Society
17h20 - 18h05 Philippe Naveau - Laboratoires des Sciences du Climat et de l´Environnement, France
Attribution of climate records in a multi-model max-stable framework
19h30 Conference Dinner

Friday, Friday 2016

08h45 - 09h00 Registration and welcome coffee
Chair: Johan Segers
09h00 - 09h55 Roger Nelsen - Lewis and Clark College, USA
Dependence Modeling with Copulas
09h55 - 10h50 Claudia Czado, TU Munich, Germany
Stress testing using vine copulas
10h50 - 11h05 Coffee break
Chair: Stijn Vansteelandt
11h05 - 11h25 Anna Kiriliouk - UC Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Peaks over thresholds modeling with multivariate generalized Pareto distributions
11h25 - 12h10 Olivier Thas - Ghent University, Belgium
Goodness of fit tests for distributions specified by their quantile functions
12h10 - 13h30 Lunch
Chair: Javier Rubio
13h30 - 14h15 Marc Genton - King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
Tukey g-and-h random fields and max-stable processes
14h15 - 15h00 Mark Steel - University of Warwick, UK
On choosing mixture components via non-local priors
15h00 - 15h25 Coffee break
Chair: Jan De Neve
15h25 - 15h45 Klaus Herrmann - Concordia University, Canada
A Geometric Algorithm for Multivariate Normal Probabilities
15h45 - 16h30 Marc Hallin - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Inferential aspects of flexible models : singularities and optimality
16h30 - 16h40 Award ceremony for best poster and closing words