BayesComp 2018

26-28 March 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

About Bayes Comp

Bayes Comp is a biennial conference sponsored by the ISBA section of the same name. The conference and the section both aim to promote original research into computational methods for inference and decision making and to encourage the use of frontier computational tools among practitioners, the development of adapted software, languages, platforms, and dedicated machines, and to translate and disseminate methods developed in other disciplines among statisticians.

Bayes Comp is current incarnation of the popular MCMSki series of conferences, and Bayes Comp 2018 is the first edition of this new conference series.


The workshop will take place in the Ciutadella Campus of UPF (Roger de Llúria building; rooms 40.002 and 40.S02), which is less than 10 minutes walk from Barceloneta beach and from the picturesque El Born neighbourhood.

Bayes Comp will start on the morning of Monday 26th of March and finish in the evening of Wednesday 28th of March.


  • Deadline of abstract submission for poster: 15 December 2017.
  • Decision on posters: 24 December 2017.
  • Deadline of abstract submission for contributed sessions: 15 October 2017.

  • Provide a title and small abstract that describes the context and the aims of the session. Provide the name and affiliation of the organiser and those of three speakers (the organiser can be one of them). Each session lasts 1 and a half hours and each talk should be 30 minutes long including Q&A. Contributed sessions can also consist of tutorials on the use of novel software. Send your proposals to Omiros Papaspiliopoulos.

  • Decision on contributed sessions: 1 November 2017.
  • Abstract submission for a poster presentation starts: 1st November 2017.

  • Provide a title and an abstract and ideally link to a technical report or publication related to the poster presentation, as well as name and affiliation of the speaker. Send your proposals to David Rossell

  • Early registration will start on 15 October 2017.
  • Early registration: up to 30 November 2017.
  • Regular registration: 01 December 2017 - 15 January 2018.
  • Late registration: 15 Jan 2018 - onward.


Click here to register!

The link above will take you to the registration page. Once there please follow the steps below:

  1. Create a BGSE account.
  2. Log into BGSE, click on "Register to BayesComp 2018".
  3. Fill the online registration form and make the payment.





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Please note that

  • The registration fees do not include the conference dinner (40 Euros) and the costs for excursion.
  • A number of travel awards for PhD students will be available and details will be announced in due course.

Travel Support

Submission of travel support applications starts December 15 2017 and ends January 15 2018. Awards will be notified as soon as possible after January 15 2018.

Eligibility criteria : support is for young researchers (students currently enrolled in an MSc/PhD program or a maximum of 3 years after graduation) who are already registered and whose poster/oral presentation has been approved.

Applicants should email David Rossell a one-page letter with basic CV info (place/date of academic qualifications) summarizing the research they will present. They must also email proof of current enrollment (letter from school or MSc/PhD certificate featuring the graduation date).


The travel agency ABC events offers several accommodation options in Barcelona at discounted rates for conference participants. The conference venue is reachable by a walk / public transport from all hotels, but check the location as the distance may vary (see this leaflet for further details). To obtain the discount registration must be done via the travel agency via the provided form. For any questions please contact and indicate you're participating in the Bayescomp 2018 meeting organized by GSE Barcelona.


A tentative program of the workshop can be found here.

Plenary Speakers

Invited Sessions

Contributed Sessions




Code of Conduct

ISBA takes very seriously any form of misconduct, including but not limited to sexual harassment and bullying. An official ISBA code of conduct is expected to be released soon, all meeting participants are expected to adhere strictly to it and conduct themselves in a professional manner. Following the safeISBA motto, we want ISBA meetings to be safe and to be fun. We encourage participants to report any concerns or perceived misconduct to the meeting organizers, David Rosell and Piotr Zwiernik. Further suggestions can be sent to