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June 15-16, 2015 – Bari (Italy)

GRASPA 2015 is the biennial conference of the Italian research group for environmental statistics GRASPA-SIS. GRASPA is active since 1995 and has become a permanent working group of the Italian Statistical Society (SIS) since May 2013. GRASPA-SIS promotes statistical and interdisciplinary research in the field of environmental quality, safety and sustainability including air and water quality, epidemiology, climate, earth science and ecology.

GRASPA 2015 is also the 2015 European regional conference of The International Environmetrics Society and a connected event of the Spatial Statistics 2015 Conference. The meeting will have plenary, invited and contributed sessions. An extensive poster session will be held as well. A selection of invited/contributed papers will be published in scientific journals.

GRASPA 2015 is an opportunity to share research interests related to the development and the use of statistical methods in environmental sciences, fostering methodological developments and applications in fields such as spatial and spatio-temporal modelling, functional data analysis, directional data, spatial and spatio-temporal sampling and extreme values. Moreover GRASPA 2015 endorses co-operation among statisticians, academics from environmental sciences as well as practitioners from government and independent environmental agencies creating a space for the exchange of experiences and ideas on various aspects relevant to the protection of the natural environment including: air quality, groundwater pollution and hydrology, soil science and site remediation, forestry and landscape analysis, climatology and meteorology, ecology and biodiversity, agriculture and natural resources management, disease epidemics and seismic risk.

The conference is hosted by Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro and sponsored by Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Metodi Matematici – Università degli Studi di Bari and Dipartimento di Economia – Università degli Studi di Foggia.

The city of Bari stands ashore with its white limestone castle and the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, built in the heart of the historical town as a giant shrine sheltering the relics of the Saint. The territory of Bari is bejeweled by UNESCO world heritage Trulli in Alberobello and several medieval cities overlooking the beautiful southern Adriatic coast. Visiting Puglia allows spending beautiful and relaxing vacations at close touch with inspiring history from Gargano and Daunia down to Salento. Almost 50 Km away is the fascinating town of Matera with the renown extensive cave-dwelling districts, the sassi, UNESCO world heritage and 2019 European Capital of Culture candidate city.


September 30, 2014 – Fees details

December 31, 2014 – Abstract and poster details (template from website)

March 15, 2015 – Abstracts deadline (invited/contributed talks and posters)

April 15, 2015 – Contribution acceptance


Alessio Pollice