SMAC 2021 – Statistics, Philosophy, and Health

Cancéropôle Grand Sud-Ouest

The SMAC 2021 days will be held online from June 14 to 18, 2021.

Three main topics will be addressed by statisticians and philosophers of science during this “SMAC week”: Bayesianism, Agent based modeling and Causality. International experts have agreed to participate in these days (Deborah Mayo, Sander Greenland, Mark Van der Lann, Michael Kosorok, …). We will conclude this week by a very special round table animated by Erica Moodie.

With the advent of big data and artificial intelligence, the landscape of health research has changed significantly in recent years. While this revolution suggests remarkable innovations, it also questions statisticians about the relevance of methods and the interpretability of results. The objective of this webconference is precisely to question two fundamental issues in biostatistics: Bayesianism and causality. In order to better question ourselves, we have chosen to approach these questions from several angles, from statistics to philosophy, through internationally recognized experts in these disciplines.

Nicolas Savy, for the SMAC scientific Committee

To learn more and register, click here.

A call for proposals is open until April 12. Oral communications and e-Posters (registered video talks) are possible.
Proposals from all disciplinary fields are expected (statistics, epidemiology, psychology, psychometry, philosophy and social sciences) as long as they are linked to the theme of our days : Bayesianism, agent based modeling, artificial intelligence, causality and their application in health. You will need to register before submiting your abstract(s).

The proceedings will be published in the International Journal of Biostatistics. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit a paper.