24 Jun 2014
27 Jun 2014
Ranco (VA) (IT)

The Eighth Summer School on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO 2014)


The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is organising:

The Eighth Summer School on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO 2014)

Ranco (Italy), June 24 - 27, 2014

The school will illustrate the motivations to conduct sensitivity analysis (SA) on simulation models and offers an accessible treatment to the techniques used in global sensitivity analysis. The programme will begin with the first principles of sensitivity analysis and will guide the students through the full range of recommended practices with exercises and application examples.

The scientific programme will include: 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 will be: 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).

The deadline for submitting applications is over. The organising committee will not accept late candidatures.

The school can accommodate up to 25 participants. The evaluation of candidatures will be done before 15 February, 2014. Successful candidates will be informed not later than February 28, 2014.

The school is free. The students will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.