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S4 conference

Call for abstracts

Please use the poster abstract template and talk abstract template forms for your applications and send the appropriate form to S4-conference@uu.nl.

Call for Abstracts

S4 is an interdisciplinary conference open to all researchers working with small samples: from researchers in the social, behavioral, and medical sciences who encounter small samples in their work, to statisticians and methodologists who develop and evaluate methods for small sample research. One of the conference goals is to encourage a dialogue between researchers who are struggling to answer their research questions because they have small samples and methodologists and statisticians who develop methods for small sample research. The conference (March 5-8, 2018) will feature two types of presentations: posters and talks.

The roles of posters and talks in this conference will be slightly different than usual. We invite participants who are attending the conference to find a solution to their small sample problem to present their research question in a poster, i.e., the title of the poster should contain the question they have for methodologists in the audience, and the content of the poster should consist of a clear explanation of their research questions and the issues they encountered in their statistical analysis due to the sample size being small. The talks should be centered around a statistical and/or methodological solution to a small samples issue. Note that even though the pre- and post-conference workshops center around Bayesian methods for small sample research, we invite all types of statistical solutions to small sample issues.

Applications for presenting a poster will be reviewed starting November 1, 2017, and accepted on a rolling basis until the quota is reached (or until the first day of the conference). Applicants who wish to present a poster should use the poster abstract template and send their application to S4-conference@uu.nl.

Applications for giving a talk are due on November 1, 2017, and notifications of application acceptance will be sent out by November 20, 2017. Presenters can indicate a preferred length of their presentation, ranging from 15-60 minutes. It is also possible to apply for a symposium as a group of presenters; the total duration of the symposium can be up to 60 minutes. The allocated time for the accepted presentations will be determined based on the number of accepted talks and confirmed in the acceptance letters. Applicants who wish to give a talk should use the talk abstract template and send their application to S4-conference@uu.nl.

There will be a Young Researcher Award for the best talk. The recipients of the awards will be reimbursed for their conference registration fee and the costs of attending the conference dinner.