Instruction for authors

The deadline for oral abstract submission has been extended to February 17, 2019. The deadline for Poster abstract submission is April 30, 2019. Abstracts must include the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), the affiliation(s) and an e-mail address for correspondence. The abstract should report the substantive problem and the data analyzed, as well as the approach and models used. Also include a clear statement of the main results and conclusions and the key references. The workshop language is English.

Please use the provided LaTex-template to create abstracts and final manuscripts. The accepted length for first abstract submission is 4 pages.

After having created your 4-page long abstract with the provided LaTeX style files, you can submit the compiled pdf to IWSM2019UM@gmail.com with the subject 'abstract IWSM2019_AutorName'.

All the accepted papers will be included in two volumes of the Workshop Proceedings.


Abstracts and final manuscripts, for both poster and oral presentation, must be prepared in LaTeX using the style file iwsm.sty and the template file templateIWSM2019.tex. The file templateIWSM2019.zip includes the necessary files. Please do not use external bib-files and follow the guidelines IWSM_2019.pdf very strictly. Please do not alter or add additional packages to these files. To ensure proper evaluation, abstracts should be approximately (but no more than) 4 pages. Due to the fact that the proceedings are archived electronically (as PDF) on the Statistical Modelling Society webpage and the PDF will be also available from the conference webpage, we encourage authors to submit their figures in colors. Nevertheless, in the printed version of the proceedings, all figures will be printed on a grey scale. Hence the authors should make sure that their plots retain their informative value even when printed on a grey scale. For posters, we suggest using the format A0 and it must be in portrait orientation.

Legal Considerations

By submitting a final paper, authors agree to grant the organizers of the workshop the right to publish the paper in the conference proceedings volume, to be distributed at the workshop. The material should not have been published elsewhere before the workshop. The workshop does not claim copyright and authors are free to publish the same material elsewhere after the workshop. Authors should ensure that publication in the conference proceedings does not conflict with the rights of third parties, nor violate non-disclosure agreements or copyright laws.

Travel Grants

Toyota Student Prizes and SMS travel grants
The Toyota Motor Corporation offers 3 student prizes, of $500 each, for best paper, best poster and best talk. If you wish to be considered for a prize, please email IWSM2019UM@gmail.com with your proof of student status.  
The statistical modelling society has awarded 2 travel grants to students from outside Portugal to give a talk at IWSM. Grants cover the workshop fee and reimbursement of up to 800 euros of travel costs. Students should send request for funding before 10 February 2019 to Luis Machado (IWSM2019UM@gmail.com), the IWSM Chair. This should be accompanied by a letter from the Ph.D. student's supervisor, explaining the need for the funding.