The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission organised:
The Eighth Summer School on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO 2014)
Ranco (Italy), June 24 - 27, 2014
The aim of the school was to illustrate the motivations to conduct sensitivity analysis (SA) on simulation models offering an accessible treatment to the techniques used in global sensitivity analysis. The program illustrated the first principles of sensitivity analysis and guided the students through the full range of recommended practices with exercises and application examples.
The scientific programme included: introduction to SA and overview of techniques, sensitivity analysis vs. sensitivity auditing, graphical methods, high dimensional model representations, polynomial chaos expansions, derivative-based measures, variance-based and screening methods, moment independent methods, sensitivity analysis with given data, sensitivity measures for correlated inputs, metamodelling with smoothing techniques, metamodelling with gaussian processes, practicum with simlab/matlab, sensitivity analysis in the construction of composite indicators, round table with selected case studies from students.
The instructors were: Andrea Saltelli (JRC), William Becker (JRC), Stefano Tarantola (JRC), Andrea Pagano (JRC), Bertrand Iooss (EDF, France), Emanuele Borgonovo (Bocconi University), Elmar Plischke (Clausthal University), Thierry Mara (Reunion University) and Sergei Kucherenko (Imperial College London).