14-15 Mar 2024 Lille (France)


Progress in technology (connecting objects, monitoring devices, sensors, remote sensing, neuroimaging, etc.) makes it possible to collect data in some sort of continuum. The continuum may be related to time or space, but could also originate from multiple sources. In those problems, a statistical unit may be a curve, a surface or any more complex mathematical object having some continuum feature. Such data are called functional data, where the word "functional" is the natural mathematical concept for handling continuum. The challenge is simple : extract relevant information from datasets containing collections of curves, or surfaces or any other complex objects, often combined with standard multivariate variables. Techniques dealing with such functional data are all gathered under the Functional Data Analysis (FDA) terminology. The success of this exciting modern area of Statistics is mainly due to its ability to solve major hi-tech engineering challenges coming from important domains of applications (biology, biomechanics, chemometric, econometrics, environmental management, geophysics, image processing, medicine, remote sensing, etc.) while raising new theoretical issues.


The time has come to consolidate recent progress in this area and provide a platform for researchers to exchange ideas, start collaboration on scientific projects and build a robust inferential framework for functional data analysis that considers the increasing complexities of data. This workshop is intended to bring together in Lille, leaders in this field, representatives of application areas, and promising young researchers to pave the path for future development in the field. 



Date and Place

Inria Lille - Nord Europe (Amphitheatre, Building B) during 14-15 March 2024


  • [5/11/2023] Registration and submission of abstracts is now possible. 
  • [24/1/2024] Registration and submission deadline is extended to 15th February 2024.
  • [17/2/2024] Registration deadline extended to 19th February 2024 
  • [20/2/2024] Registration deadline extended to 23rd February 2024 
  • [4/3/2024] "Program" and "Instructions for reaching Inria Lille" are now online

Important Dates

  • 5th November 202315th February 2024:  Submission of 1 page abstracts (Latex typeset pdf format) for contributed talks. The duration of each such talk will be 20 mins 
  • 5th November 202315th  19th 23rd February 2024: Registration for participants (this is free but mandatory, including for speakers!)


Invited Speakers

  • Michelle Carey (University College of Dublin)
  • Aurore Delaigle (University of Melbourne)
  • Frederic Ferraty (University of Toulouse)
  • Valentin Patilea (ENSAI Rennes)
  • Gilbert Saporta (CNAM Paris)
  • Han Lin Shang (Macquarie University)



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