The One-day Workshop on Survival Analysis (WSA2017), taking place in Lisbon on January 27th, 2017 at the Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, is organized by the Research Centre CEAUL (Centro de Estatística e Aplicações da Universidade de Lisboa), within the FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) research project UID/MAT/00006/2013. The workshop is also integrated in the activities of the Section of Biometry at SPE (Sociedade Portuguesa de Estatística).
The main goal of this workshop is to bring together national and international researchers and practitioners, who are working in the field of survival analysis, as well as reliability, duration analysis and event history analysis, including their applications in Medicine, Biology, Engineering, Economics, Sociology, Environment, Public Health, etc. Other goals are to provide both a discussion forum for researchers interested in survival analysis and opportunities for fostering future research and collaborations.
24 October 2016
21 December 2016
6 January 2017
18 January 2017
Registration and abstract submission beginning
Abstract submission deadline
Notification of abstract acceptance
WSA2017 will feature an interesting scientific programme focusing on the recent methodological developments in Survival Analysis. This statistical methodology involves the modelling of time-to-event data, such as death in biological organisms and recurring failures in mechanical systems. Although there are already numerous methods to deal with survival data, more advanced methods have been developed to take into account some specificities of this kind of data. For instance, when some individuals are frailer than others in what concerns the event of interest, due to environmental or genetic issues.
The focus of the meeting will be on presenting the state-of-the-art methods and recent developments in survival analysis, reliability, duration analysis and event history analysis, with topics also covering:
- Joint longitudinal and survival analysis,
- Non-parametric survival estimation,
- Diffusion processes in reliability,
- Cancer survival data,
- Multistate and frailty models.
The workshop will include presentations by four distinguished invited speakers and posters (up to three submitted posters will be selected for oral presentation).
For the Portuguese speaking community, it will also be an excellent opportunity to attend a workshop satellite activity i.e. a short course, reviewing theory and some applications in survival analysis, by Cristina Rocha and Ana Luísa Papoila in the same location on January 26th, 2017.