The European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS) is the main conference in statistics and probability in Europe. It is organized in a roughly two-yearly schedule and is sponsored by the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society. The program consists of invited and contributed lectures, and posters, addressing a full range of subjects in statistics and its many applications.

Venue and dates

The conference will be held at the campus of the VU University Amsterdam. The conference will start on Monday, July 6, 2015 and will end on Friday, July 10.


Forum lecturesPeter Bühlmann (Zürich)
Opening lectureLutz Dümbgen (Bern)
Closing lectureGesine Reinert (Oxford)
Special invited lectures Omiros Papaspiliopoulos (Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Gérard Ben Arous (NYU)
Brian Caffo (Johns Hopkins)

Organised contributed sessions

Besides an individual contributed paper any participant may propose an organized contributed session. A proposal consists of a session title and three speakers. If accepted by the organising committee, the proposer will organise the session and act as chair. Approximate duration of a session is between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes. Of course, chair and speakers must register and participate in the conference.

The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2014. You will receive notification of acceptance by December 1, 2014.

Proposals should be mailed to ems2015 ( with copy to Geurt Jongbloed (


Proposals contributed sessionsDecember 1, 2014
Proposals contributed paper or posterFebruary 1, 2015
Titles and abstractsApril 1, 2015
Early bird registrationApril 1, 2015
RegistrationJune 1, 2015
Hotel reservationto be announced


Institute of Mathematical Statistics
NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
STAR Stochastics research cluster