The workshop `Point processes in space, time and beyond', May 13-16 2019, is devoted to statistical and probabilistic aspects of point processes in space, time, space-time and more exotic domains. The meeting will include lectures, discussions, as well as social events. We aim at around 45 participants.

Attendance is by invitation only.

Accommodation from May 12 to May 16 and all meals from morning May 13 to lunch May 16 will be covered for all invited participants.

The scientific program will start Monday May 13 at 9 and end Thursday May 16 at 12:30.

Bring hiking boots/shoes and bathing suit ! The nature around the hotel is beautiful and the hotel has an outdoor pool with sauna.

Arrival times at Aalborg



The workshop is supported financially by the Danish Council for Independent Research - Natural Sciences and by CSGB (Centre for Stochastic Geometry and Advanced Bioimaging).

Abstracts.

Monday, May 13


08:50- 09:00 Welcome


Chair: Mari Myllymäki

09:00 - 09:30 Aila Särkkä
Spatial analysis of sweat glands

09:30 - 10:00 Janine B. Illian
Quantifying emergent spatial patterns: an application in cancer

10:00 - 10:30 Claudia Redenbach
Anisotropy analysis of spatial point patterns


10:30 - 11:00 Break


Chair: Francois Bacelli

11:00 - 11:30 Jean-Francois Coeurjolly
Monte Carlo estimation of $\int_{[0,1]^l}f_l(u) d u$ for any $l=1,\ldots,d$ using determinantal point processes

11:30 - 12:00 Eliza O'Reilly
Couplings of determinantal point processes and quantifying repulsiveness

12:00 - 12:30 Arnaud Poinas
Maximum likelihood estimation of determinantal point processes


12:30 - 14:30 Lunch


Chair: Aila Särkkä

14:30 - 15:00 Lance Waller
Zoonotic surveillance for plague via point processes in geographic and principle components space

15:00 - 15:30 Edith Gabriel
Predicting the intensity function of point processes inside unobserved windows

15:30-16:00 Mari Myllymäki
Global envelopes with intrinsic graphical interpretation in R


16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break


Chair: Frederic Lavancier

16:30 - 17:00 Francois Bacelli
Dynamics on point processes and random graphs

17:00 - 17:30 David Dereudre
Hyperuniformity and number-rigidity for point processes


17:45 Walk to the sand-buried church (4km)

19:00 Wine tasting and tapas


Tuesday May 14


Chair: David Dereudre

09:00 - 09:30 Thorsten Wiegand
Multivariate spatiotemporal point processes, individual-based simulation models and the dynamics of species-rich communities

09:30 - 10:00 Abdollah Jalilian
A spatio-temporal model for locations of trees in the Barro Colorado Island plot

10:00 - 10:30 Samuel Soubeyrand
At the crossroads of spatio-temporal point processes and stochastic trajectory models


10:30 - 11:00 Break


Chair: Thorsten Wiegand

11:00 - 11:30 Frederic Lavancier
Non-parametric inference of spatial birth-death point processes

11:30 - 12:00 Andy Seaton
The thinner takes it all: applications of thinned Poisson processes in ecology


12:00 - 14:00 Lunch


14:00 - 18:00 Excursion


19:00 Dinner


Wednesday May 15


Chair: Stephen L. Rathbun

09:00 - 09:30 Marie-Colette van Lieshout
A multi-scale area-interaction model for spatio-temporal point patterns

09:30 - 10:00 Benjamin Taylor
GPU-accelerated real-time downscaling of Malaria incidence in Zambia

10:00 - 10:30 Henrike Häbel
Spatial survival analysis for space-time data in public health


10:30 - 11:00 Break


Chair: Jeff Coeurjolly

11:00 - 11:30 Troels Pedersen
Modelling in-room radio channels using point processes

11:30 - 12:00 Rasmus Waagepetersen
Maximum likelihood fitting of stochastic channel models

12:00 - 12:30 Remi Bardenet
Coherence in randomness: On the zeros of time-frequency transforms of white noise


12:30 - 14:30 Lunch


Chair: Lance Waller

14:30 - 15:00 Stephen L. Rathbun
Estimation for mixed-effects point process models using second-order Laplace approximation

15:00 - 15:30 Ganggang Xu
Stochastic quasi-likelihood for case-control point pattern data

15:30-16:00 Kristian Hessellund
Multinomial logistic regression for multivariate street crime point pattern data


16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break


Chair: Marie-Colette van Lieshout

16:30 - 17:00 Adrian Baddeley
Analysis of point patterns on linear networks - a review

17:00 - 17:30 Jakob G. Rasmussen
Point processes on directed linear networks


19:00 Conference dinner


Thursday May 16


Chair: Adrian Baddeley

09:00 - 09:30 Viktor Benes
Decorrelation of a class of Gibbs particle processes with applications to facet processes

09:30 - 10:00 Gopalan Nair
Poisson-saddlepoint approximation for Gibbs point processes

10:00 - 10:30 Andreas D. Christoffersen
Pair correlation functions and limiting distributions of iterated cluster point processes


10:30 - 11:00 Break


Chair: Michaela Prokesova

11:00 - 11:30 Tomas Mrkvicka
Revisiting the random shift approach for testing in spatial statistics

11:30 - 12:00 Jiri Dvorak
Non-parametric testing of independence between marks and covariates in a marked point process setting.

12:00 - 12:30 Achmad Choiruddin
Sparse models for highly multivariate log Gaussian Cox processes


12:30 Lunch


List of participants

  • Abdollah Jalilian
  • Achmad Choiruddin
  • Adrian Baddeley
  • Aila Särkkä
  • Andreas D. Christoffersen
  • Andrew Seaton
  • Arnaud Poinas
  • Benjamin Taylor
  • Christophe Biscio
  • Claudia Redenbach
  • David Dereudre
  • Edith Gabriel
  • Ege Rubak
  • Eliza O'Reilly
  • Francois Baccelli
  • Frederic Lavancier
  • Gang Xu
  • Gopalan Nair
  • Heidi S. Christensen
  • Henrike Häbel
  • Jakob G. Rasmussen
  • Janine Illian
  • Jean-Francois Coeurjolly
  • Jesper Møller
  • Jiri Dvorak
  • Kristian B. Hesselund
  • Lance Waller
  • Louis Gammelgaard Jensen
  • Mari Myllymäki
  • Marie-Colette van Lieshout
  • Michaela Prokesova
  • Ottmar Cronie
  • Rasmus Waagepetersen
  • Remi Bardenet
  • Samuel Soubeyrand
  • Stephen Rathbun
  • Thordis Thorarinsdottir
  • Thorsten Wiegand
  • Tomas Mrkvicka
  • Troels Pedersen
  • Tuomas Rajala
  • Ute Hahn
  • Viktor Benes

The workshop will take place at Color Hotel in Skagen (Denmark).

All participants are themselves responsible for their travel arrangements to the workshop. There are frequent trains from Lindholm train station to Skagen via Frederikshavn. You can take the bus number 12, 71, 200 and 70 from the airport to Lindholm train station or you can take a taxi. It takes about 5 minutes by the bus. You pay the driver when you enter the bus, and the ticket can only be paid in DKK – you can withdraw some money from the cash machine at the airport. Then you can take a train from Lindholm to Frederikshavn and change to another train in Frederikshavn to Skagen. You can buy the train ticket at the ticket machine at Lindholm train station and you can also buy it online here.

The stop close to the Color Hotel is called Frederikshavnsvej (second last stop). Remember to press the stop button on the train. From Frederikshavnvej train stop you can just walk to the Hotel (it takes about 10 minutes). Please see route description here.

Please use the Journey Planner to schedule your trip. Danish rail services are called DSB.

If you are coming by a car from Aalborg please follow E45 to Frederikshavn, then towards Skagen road no. 40. Just before Skagen, turn right towards The Sandburied Church and then left at Gl. Landevej. The sign says "Skagen Hotel".


  • Wine tasting Monday evening
  • Bicycle excursion to the attractions around Skagen Tuesday afternoon.
  • Conference dinner Wednesday evening
  • Smaller walks around the hotel before dinners Monday and Wednesday