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VIBASS4 2021

València International Bayesian Analysis Summer School, 4th edition

12-16 July 2021, València, Spain

VIBASS4 is the Fourth edition of the summer school on Bayesian Statistics to be held from 12 to 16 July 2021 in València (Spain). This year’s edition allows for both on-site and on-line participation.

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 Bayesian computing with R-INLA.

    This 12 h course is provided by Håvard Rue, founder of the INLA development team, Professor of Statistics and Principal Investigator of the Bayesian Computational Statistics and Modeling (BAYESCOMP) group, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Janet van Niekerk, Post-Doctoral fellow In Statistics at KAUST.


  3. The last day is devoted to the Fourth VIBASS Workshop.

    It includes two plenary sessions, with invited speakers researchers Paula Moraga (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST) and David Rosell (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain).

    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)
  • Facundo Muñoz (Cirad, France)



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


  • Monday 12: Introduction to Bayesian Learning, I

  • Tuesday 13: Introduction to Bayesian Learning, II

  • Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15:
    Bayesian computing with R-INLA (12 hours)
    Håvard Rue and Janet van Niekerk

  • Friday 16: Fourth València International Bayesian Analysis Summer School Workshop

Time Monday 12 Tuesday 13 Wednesday 14 Thursday 15 Friday 16
09:15-09:45 Registration        
09:45-10:00 Welcome        
10:00-11:00 Theory I Theory III R-INLA R-INLA Invited I (PM)
11:00-11:30         Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Invited II (DR)
12:00-12:30 Practice I Practice III R-INLA R-INLA  
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 R-INLA R-INLA  
16:30-17:00 Orxata Break Orxata Break Orxata Break Orxata Break  
17:00-18:30 Practice II Practice IV R-INLA R-INLA  
18:30- Social prog Social prog Social prog Social prog  
  Get together   Guided tour Gala Diner  


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

Prices are in euros (€). On-line attendees will have a 25% discount on all registration fees. On-line registrement fee include all the documentation of the booked courses and the participation in the Fourth VIBASS Workshop. On-site registration fee also includes coffee and orxata breaks, lunches, and summer school dinner (Thursday 15).

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.


Code of conduct

Please note that by participating at the VIBASS school you implicitly agree and adhere to our code of conduct



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