The 12th French-Danish Workshop on Spatial Statistics and Image Analysis in Biology (or SSIAB12) will take place May 23-25, 2018, in Aalborg. This workshop is devoted to spatial statistics and image analysis and their applications in biology (agriculture, medicine, ecology, environment...).

Attendance is by invitation only but you are more than welcome to suggest any new person that you believe should be invited. We aim at having around 40 participants.

Lunch and drinks are offered by the workshop.

On request, we may pay for the accommodation of several young researchers but please ask us only if no other funding is available.

Important dates

  • January 15: registration to the workshop.
  • March 1: registration for a room at the conference hotel. After this deadline, you must find a hotel on your own.
  • May 1: abstract submission.

Important Note

Saturday 26 May: the access to Aalborg's airport may be difficult due to Aalborg Carneval so we recommend the participants to be cautious with their plane schedule.


To be announced

List of speakers - In progress

  • Marie-Colette van Lieshout (CWI, Amsterdam)
  • Juha Heikkinen (Luke, Helsinki)
  • Jesper Møller (Aalborg University)
  • Viktor Benes (Charles University, Prague)
  • Daniela Novotna (Charles University, Prague)
  • Zbynek Pawlas (Charles University, Prague)
  • Nicolas Chenavier (Université du Littoral Cote d'Opale, Calais)
  • Rasmus Waagepetersen (Aalborg University)
  • Thomas Ortiz (INRA, Avignon)
  • Aila Särkkä (Chalmers University, Gothenburg)
  • Jiri Dvorak (Charles University, Prague)
  • Clæs Andersson (Chalmers University, Gothenburg)
  • Jalilian Abdollah (Razi University, Kermanshah)
  • Jean-François Coeurjolly (UQAM, Montreal)
  • Tomas Mrkvicka (University of South Bohemia)
  • Lauri Mehtätalo (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Mari Myllymäki (Natural Resources Institute, Finland)
  • Mikko Kuronen (Natural Resources Institute, Finland)
  • Gotovac Vesna (University of Split)
  • Achmad Choiruddin (Aalborg University)
  • Henrike Häbel (Natural Resources Institute, Finland)
  • Jakob Rasmussen (Aalborg University)
  • Katerina Helisova (Czech Technical University, Prague)

The workshop is held at Comwell Hvide Hus Hotel, Vesterbro 2, 9000 Aalborg, Dernmark.

The city is well-served by plane and train.

From the airport

By bus (approx. 30min): The bus stop is located in front of the airport. Take bus number 12 in direction of Aalborg Universitet and stop at Aalborg Busterminal. You may see a letter near the number 12 but it is not relevant. Then take the underpass and cross the small park. The place of the conference is the only tower visible.

By taxi (approx. 15min): Ask for Comwell hotel.

From the train station

Stop at Aalborg St. Go out of the station and go through the underpass to reach a park. The Comwell Hotel is the tower on the other side of the park.

By car:

Head north on the E45 and take the exist 28-Aalborg S toward Route 180 in direction of the hospital. The Comwell Hotel lay just after the first intersection after the hospital.


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List of partipants

  • Christophe A.N. Biscio (Aalborg University)
  • Ege Rubak (Aalborg University)
  • Marie-Colette van Lieshout (CWI, Amsterdam)
  • Juha Heikkinen (Luke, Finland)
  • Jesper Møller (Aalborg University)
  • Viktor Benes (Charles University, Prague)
  • Daniela Novotna (Charles University, Prague)
  • Zbynek Pawlas (Charles University, Prague)
  • Nicolas Chenavier (Université du Littoral Cote d'Opale, Calais)
  • Rasmus Waagepetersen (Aalborg University)
  • Thomas Ortiz (INRA, Avignon)
  • Aila Särkkä (Chalmers University, Gothenburg)
  • Jiri Dvorak (Charles University, Prague)
  • Clæs Andersson (Chalmers University, Gothenburg)
  • Alfred Stein (University of Twente, Enschede)
  • Jalilian Abdollah (Razi University, Kermanshah)
  • Ottmar Cronie (Umeå University)
  • Jean-François Coeurjolly (UQAM, Montreal)
  • Tomas Mrkvicka (University of South Bohemia)
  • Lauri Mehtätalo (University of Eastern Finland)
  • Mari Myllymäki (Natural Resources Institute Finland)
  • Mikko Kuronen (Natural Resources Institute, Finland)
  • Gotovac Vesna (University of Split)
  • Achmad Choiruddin (Aalborg University)
  • Henrike Häbel (Natural Resources Institute, Finland)
  • Jakob Rasmussen (Aalborg University)
  • Katerina Helisova (Czech Technical University, Prague)

Conference Dinner

A conference dinner will be held on the 24th May.

Aalborg Carneval

The day after the workshop (i.e. Saturday, May 27) there is carneval in Aalborg (actually North Europe's biggest carneval), so you may wish to stay for weekend if you like to see this. Also there may be some carneval activities around the city center in the evenings on the days of the workshop. For details, see this link.

Important note: financial support to attend the conference may cover hotel expense up to Friday 25 May.