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Eighth International Conference on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output - November 30th to December 3rd 2016, Reunion Island

A Conference celebrating the 90th birthday of Ilya M. Sobol'

Organized by

PIMENT Laboratory (EA 4518), University of Reunion Island, Le Tampon, Reunion (http://piment.univ-reunion.fr)

Econometrics and Applied Statistics Unit, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy (https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/)

MASCOT-NUM Research Group, France (http://www.gdr-mascotnum.fr/)

General information

The conference will be held at the University of Reunion Island (www.univ-reunion.fr) in the Faculty of Human Sciences and Environment located in the South of the Island.

Address of the Faculty: 117 rue du Général Ailleret, 97430 Le Tampon

We recommend accomodation in the seaside resort city of Saint-Pierre (a list of hotels will be shortly available). 

Shuttles will ensure the transfer of the participants: Boulevard Hubert Delisle, 97410 Saint-Pierre <--> 117 rue du Général Ailleret, 97430 Le Tampon


Modelling activities are steadily increasing in all scientific disciplines, ranging from financial to environmental assessments. Sensitivity analysis is crucial both in the modeling phase and in the interpretation of model results. Sensitivity analysis contributes to model development, model calibration, model validation, reliability and robustness analysis, decision-making under uncertainty, quality-assurance, and model reduction.

The SAMO conference is devoted to advances in research on sensitivity analysis methods and their interdisciplinary applications. The SAMO conferences are held every three years. The aim of the SAMO conferences is to bring together users of sensitivity analysis in all disciplines of science. Sensitivity analysis methods are powerful tools in physics, operations research, chemistry, biology, engineering, environmental science, nuclear and industrial safety, economics and finance.

Previous SAMO meetings

  • SAMO 1995 (Belgirate, Italy)
  • SAMO 1998 (Venice, Italy)
  • SAMO 2001 (Madrid, Spain)
  • SAMO 2004 (Santa Fe, USA)
  • SAMO 2007 (Budapest, Hungary)
  • SAMO 2010 (Milan, Italy)
  • SAMO 2013 (Nice, France)

 Moreover, eight SAMO summer schools have been organised in Venice, Florence and Ranco between 1999 and 2014

Call for papers

The conference consists of invited lectures, contributed papers and posters. Several courses on Design of Experiments will be given by some lecturers the days preceding the conference (registration requested).

Classification of the submitted works as oral or poster presentations will be based on the requests of the authors and on the decision of the Scientific Committee.

Submission of a two-page abstract is requested before 30th April, 2016 (extended deadline).

The extended abstract should be uploaded onto our submission website (http://samo2016.sciencesconf.org/).

Keynote speakers

* William Becker (Joint Research Center, Italy)

* Laurent Mora (University of Bordeaux, France)

* Luc Pronzato (CNRS - Sophia Antipolis, France)

* Andrea Saltelli (University of Bergen (NO), and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (ES))

* Bruno Sudret (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

* Peter Young (University of Lancaster, U.K.)

Special sessions

Two special sessions on application of sensitivity analysis and uncertainty propagation will be organized :

  • Energy and Buildings in partnership with the International Building Performance Simulation Association France
  • Water Resources

Important deadlines

April 30th 2016 deadline for submission of extended abstract (2 pages)

Around June 15th 2016 notification about acceptance

September 15th 2016 deadline for early registration (80 euros)

October 15th 2016 deadline for late registration (120 euros)

November 30th 2016 Conference opening

Scientific Committee

William Becker (JRC, Ispra, Italy)

Emanuele Borgonovo (Bocconi University, Milano, Italy)

Bertrand Iooss (EdF, France)

Sergei Kucherenko (Imperial College, London, UK)

Clémentine Prieur (University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France)

Luc Pronzato (CNRS - Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France)

Andrea Saltelli (University of Bergen (NO) and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (ES))

Stefano Tarantola (JRC, Ispra, Italy)

Thierry Mara (PIMENT, Saint-Denis, Reunion)

Local Organizing Committee

Laetitia Adelard (University of Reunion, Le Tampon, Reunion)

Alain Bastide (University of Reunion, Le Tampon, Reunion)

Vanessa Dijoux (University of Reunion, Le Tampon Reunion)

Vincent Fontaine (University of Reunion, Le Tampon, Reunion)

Thierry A. Mara (University of Reunion, Saint-Denis, Reunion)

Frédéric Miranville (University of Reunion, Saint-Pierre Reunion)


Conference secretariat

e-mail: thierry.mara[at]univ-reunion.fr and alain.bastide[at]univ-reunion.fr 

fax: +262 262 57 94 46