12th International Multilevel Conference - VVSOR - VVSOR

Vereniging voor Statistiek en Operations Research
09 - 10 April 2019

12th International Multilevel Conference

The 12th International Multilevel Conference is held April 9-10, 2019. The conference will be about all aspects of statistical multilevel analysis: innovative applications, theory, software, and methodology. The conference will be in an informal style, with much room for discussion.

The conference will be held in the city centre of Utrecht, within a quarter hour walk or a five minute bus drive from the Central railway station. Invited speakers are professors Todd Little Stef van Buuren, Paul Buerkner and Angélique Cramer.

Abstract submission

Deadlines for submitting an abstract: If you submit before the 1st of December (2018), you will be notified on the 15th of December if your abstract is accepted. If you submit before 31st of January (2019), you will be notified on the 14th of February if your abstract is accepted.

New for this edition is the option for researchers working with empirical data to submit posters with questions about their analyses or sampling design. During the conference you will have the opportunity to receive feedback on your (ongoing) research.

Young Researcher Award

The abstracts of four PhD students will be selected and these PhD students will be invited to present their work in a special symposium. The best presentation will be awarded during the closing ceremony with the ‘Best PhD Multilevel Presentation Award’ and he/she will get the conference fee reimbursed.

Pre- and post-conference workshops

The conference is preceded by a one-day workshop on April 8 on ‘Advanced multilevel imputation in R’ that is taught by Stef van Buuren and Gerko Vink. Another pre-conference workshop on the same day ‘Bayesian multilevel models with the brms-package’ is taught by Paul Buerkner.

A post-conference workshop will be held on April 11 on ‘On the Joys of Missing Data: Planned Missing Data Designs in Longitudinal Studies ‘, taught by Todd Little. A second post-conference workshop is on ‘Network modeling of timeseries data’ and taught by Angélique Cramer.

A website with further information on abstract submission and registration can be found at http://multilevel.fss.uu.nl/