STOR-i Extremes Workshop

Multivariate and Spatial Extremes, with Environmental Applications

The STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training will be hosting a workshop on Multivariate and Spatial Extremes at Lancaster University from 4-6th July 2016. As well as welcoming presentations on theoretical and methodological aspects, we are also hoping to have a number of talks on uses of extreme value theory in complex environmental applications.
Research into extreme value theory is well-established at Lancaster. Currently the extremes group consists of three members of staff (Professor Jonathan Tawn, Dr Emma Eastoe and Dr Jenny Wadsworth), five STOR-i PhD students and one RA. We have strong links with a number of partners, both academic and in industry. 

Important Dates

End of April 2016: Student fee-waiver request deadline
Mid-May 2016: Abstract submission deadline
Beginning of June 2016: Deadline for registration and payment of registration fee
July 4th-6th 2016 : Workshop 

Invited Speakers

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for contributed talks has closed, but we continue to invite submissions for posters.

To submit your abstract, please send your name, e-mail, affiliation, title and abstract including a list of co-authors in a one-page PDF format by e-mailto the registration deadline of Friday 3 June.

Within the themes of multivariate and spatial extremes, some topics that we hope to cover include:

  • Max-stable processes;
  • Conditional extremes; 
  • Hierarchical models;
  • Geostatistical-type models;
  • Environmental applications of extremes: air pollution, climate models, river flows, wave heights, precipitation,...

We are particularly interested in novel applications, even if you haven't yet developed a fully fledged modelling strategy.

Student Fee Waiver

We have limited funding to waive the workshop fees of UK PhD students. If you would like to apply for a fee waiver please email by the end of April 2016 with the name of your supervisor(s), a description of your research topic and why the workshop would be beneficial to you. 


The registration fee is £100 to be paid by Friday 3 June 2016.
The registration fee includes access to the workshop presentations, coffee breaks, lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the workshop dinner on Tuesday evening.
Registration and payment details can be found here

Travel and accomodation details

Although a more detailed timetable will be available closer to the workshop, in order to help plan your travel arrangements please note that registration will be from at 13.00 on Monday 4th July and the workshop will close after lunch on Wednesday 6th July.  
Accomodation on-campus can be found at the Lancaster House Hotel, or through the university room booking service. There are a number of options in Lancaster city centre, including Lancaster Central Travelodge and the Kings Arms Hotel. The town centre is approximately 3 miles (5 km) from the university campus. Whilst it is possible to walk between the two, buses from the town centre to campus run frequently. For more details of travel in and around Lancaster see here.


A copy of the programme can be found Extremes Timetable here.

A copy of the abstract booklet can be found Extremes Abstracts here


Emma Eastoe, Jenny Wadsworth  


Postgraduate Statistics Centre
Lancaster University
United Kingdom