Call for Abstracts

Swiss Statistics Meeting 2018

The Swiss Statistics Meeting connects Statistician in and around Switzerland, working for public statistics, business and industries as well as education and research. In 2018, they take place in Zürich.

The theme of the 2018 meeting is "Statistics and Emotions". Between August 27 and 29, 2018, well-known local and international personalities from the world of statistics in general, from private industries and the sciences, from politics and culture, will debate these themes. Several open ateliers, posters and a hackathon provide the stage for an even larger exchange of thoughts.

Deadline for presentations and posters: February 23, 2018
Call for Abstracts (PDF)

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Lambert Award for Young Statisticians 2018

The Swiss Statistical Society (SSS) has established since 2013 the Johann Heinrich Lambert Award to recognise the work of young statisticians. The Lambert Award consists of a certificate and 1000 Swiss Francs. It entitles to a plenary talk at the Swiss Statistics Meeting in 2018 (Monday August 27 to Wednesday August 29) at the University of Zurich.

Rules Lambert Award 2018
Application form Lambert Award 2018
Announcement Lambert Award (PDF)

Young statisticians (up to age 35) are invited to submit their work to the Jury of the Lambert Award (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before 30th April 2018.

The Jury is composed of the following 5 members:

• Prof. Eva Cantoni, University of Geneva (Chair)
• Dr Michael Beer, Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG
• Prof. Lutz Dümbgen, University of Bern
• Prof. Beat Hulliger, School of Business FHNW
• Dr Matti Langel, Office cantonal de la statistique Genève

Hold the Date

SSS Kurs: R

*Donnerstag 8. März 2018 von 9:15 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr im Haus der Akademien in Bern.*

R entdecken, von der Installation bis zur heutigen Forschung anhand von Anwendungsbeispielen aus der Psychometrie.

Weitere Details und Informationen zur Anmeldung folgen Mitte Januar 2018.

Practical introduction to python language

Wednesday, 24th january 2018, 9h -17h - FRISAM ( c/o Haute école d'ingénierie et d'architecture de Fribourg I Bd de Pérolles 80, CP 32 I1705 Fribourg)


This lecture is intended for people who wish to discover the rich set of tools provided by the Python programming language and learn the basic structure of this language. This lecture is given in French by Prof. Jean-Luc Robyr.

  • Introduction to the Python language and to its various existing tools.
  • Installation of packages
  • Installation of the Anaconda environment on the participants computers
  • Presentation of the Spyder environment (script, commande line, help menu,…)
  • Introduction to the Python syntax through practical examples
  • Graphical representation
  • Creation of GUI
  • Data importation and analysis (fit, statistical tools)
  • Numerical resolution of differential equations
The maximum number of participants is 18.
The price of this lecture is 300 CHF or 500 CHF depending on your institution/company.

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