annual meeting 2022

The 29th Annual Meeting of the Royal Statistical Society of Belgium will be organized by the VUB on October 20th and 21st 2022 in Congress center U-Residence, Campus Etterbeek (
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Boulevard General Jacques 271, 1050 Elsene (Google maps)

Program day 1: Thursday, October 20th, 2022

09:00 ~ Opening & Welcome
09:30 ~ Plenary Lecture 1: Anna Kiriliouk (Climate Change)
10:30 ~ Coffee break
11:00 ~ Parallel Sesssion 1 Parallel Sesssion 2 Parallel Sesssion 3
12:15 ~ Lunch
14:00 ~ Parallel Sesssion 4 Parallel Sesssion 5 Parallel Sesssion 6
15:15 ~ Coffee break
15:45 ~ Plenary Lecture 2: Mirjam Moerkbeek (Experimental Design)
16:45 ~ Quetelet Award Session
18:00 ~ Quetelet Award Ceremony
18:15 ~ General Assembly
19:45 ~ Reception & Conference Dinner

Program day 2: Friday, October 21th, 2022

09:00 ~ Team Presentations 1: Promotor + Student
10:00 ~ Coffee break
10:30 ~ Plenary Lecture 3: Piet Daas (Official Statistics)
11:30 ~ Poster Session + Networking-Lunch (served from 12:30)
14:00 ~ Team Presentations 2: Promotor + Student
15:00 ~ Award Ceremony: Best Junior Poster and Best Junior Presentation
15:15 ~ Coffee break
15:45 ~ Plenary Lecture 4: Holger Dette (Mathematical Statistics)
16:45 ~ Closure

Call for abstracts

opening : 20th of June 2022
deadline for submission : 16th of September 2022
template abstracts : link here

The RSSB2022 annual meeting is a conference that serves as a place for researchers in statistical science to connect.
Plenary lectures from our keynote speakers alternate with parallel sessions that combine both invited and contributed talks on specialized topics. The second day will also include a poster session, and a team presentation in which promoter and student team up. For junior researchers the best poster and best presentation will be awarded.

We invite all researchers, not in the least the PhD candidates, but also practitioners, who are working on statistics to present their work. Presented work can be from any field of methodology or application ranging from more computational, to more mathematical, or practical, from design to data science, …

contributed talks

Parallel sessions will feature contributed talks, jointly with an invited talk, with each talk taking in total 20 minutes: 15 minutes for presenting and 5 minutes for discussion. Presenters should bring their presentation on a USB in any common format, and be present 10 minutes ahead of time.


Poster presentations require a 1-slide summary and a 2-minute oral presentation for the Poster Pitch session on day 2.

abstract submission

Scientific committee

Ingrid Van Keilegom (KULeuven)
Steven Abrams (UAntwerpen)
Thomas Verdebout (ULB)
Anneleen Verhasselt (UHasselt)
Germain Van Bever (UNamur)
Maaike Fobelets (VUB)
Marc Callens (Statistics Vlaanderen)
Eugen Pircalabelu (UCLouvain)
Bieke Moerkerke (UGent)

Local organising committee

Kurt Barbé (VUB Professor)
Lara Stas (VUB Senior statistical consultant and postdoctorial researcher)
Wilfried Cools (VUB Senior statistical consultant)
Susanne Blotwijk (VUB PhD candidate and teaching assistant)
Sven Van Laere (VUB Postdoctoral researcher)
Gentiane Haesbroeck (ULiege Professor)
Robin Van den Bossche (VUB Teaching Assistant)
Ronald Buyl (VUB Professor)
Amir Rifi (VUB PhD student)
Germain Van Bever (UNamur Professor)