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The Tenth Summer School on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO 2018)

Samo 2018
Jun 11 2018
Jun 15 2018

This Tenth Summer School on Sensitivity Analysis, organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), aims to illustrate the motivations to conduct Sensitivity Analysis on simulation models

It offers accessible treatment of the techniques used in Global Sensitivity Analysis.

The programme will start from the first principles and will guide the students through the full range of recommended practices with exercises and application examples.


The scientific programme covers topics such as:

  • introduction to sensitivity analysis and overview of techniques,
  • uncertainty analysis,
  • sensitivity analysis,
  • graphical methods,
  • derivative-based measures,
  • high dimensional model representations,
  • variance-based and screening methods,
  • polynomial chaos expansions,
  • sensitivity analysis with given data,
  • sensitivity measures for correlated inputs,
  • Simlab4.1 package, practicum, and exercises for students,
  • round table with selected case studies from students.


Preliminary list:

Daniel AlbrechtMikhail SimonovStefano Tarantola
  • Andrea Saltelli (University Autonoma de Barcelona - University of Bergen)
  • William Becker (JRC)
  • (JRC)
  • Rossana Rosati (JRC)
  • (JRC)
  • Thierry Mara (JRC, University of La Réunion)
  • (JRC, University of Turin)
  • Sergei Kucherenko (Imperial College London)
  • Ricardo Bolado (JRC)
  • Elmar Plischke (Clausthal University of Technology)


The school will be held in Ranco (Italy) at the hotel Conca Azzurra


Please register by submitting your application (CV and a motivation letter) to:

Candidates will be selected on the base of their CV and motivation letter. Successful candidates will be informed not later than 31 January 2018.

The school can accommodate up to 25 participants.

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


The deadline for submitting applications is December 31 2017.

The organising committee will not accept late candidatures.