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Event | 06 Jun 2022

The Eleventh Summer School on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO 2022)

The Eleventh Summer School on Sensitivity Analysis was planned in 2020 at the Department of Economics and Management of Parma University (Italy). Unfortunately, this event was cancelled out because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2022, we propose to organise the Eleventh SAMO Summer School online from 6 to 10 of June 2022. The summer school aims to illustrate the motivations to conduct Sensitivity Analysis on simulation models, offering accessible treatment of the techniques used in Global Sensitivity Analysis. The courses will start from the first principles and will guide the students through the full range of recommended practices with exercises and application examples.




The scientific programme covers topics such as: introduction to sensitivity analysis and overview of techniques, uncertainty analysis, sensitivity analysis, graphical methods, derivative-based measures, high dimensional model represent ations, variance-based and screening methods, sensitivity analysis with given data, sensitivity measures for correlated inputs, practicum, exercises for students, and round table with selected case studies from students.


A preliminary list of instructors is: Andrea Saltelli ((UPF Barcelona School of Management - University of Bergen), William Becker (former JRC), Stefano Tarantola (JRC), Rossana Rosati (JRC), Thierry Mara (JRC, University of Reunion), Ivano Azzini (BriLeMa N.P. Association), Marco Riani (University of Parma), Sergei Kucherenko (Imperial College London), Elmar Plischke (Clausthal University of Technology).


The school will be organised remotely, therefore, the selected participants can follow the lectures from their place.

The school is free (no fee).


The school can accommodate up to 25 participants. Candidates will be selected based on their CV and, clarity and relevance of the motivation letter. The following criteria will be taken into account: priority to PhD students and researchers whose ongoing research requires sensitivity analysis, gender balance, candidates with at least basic knowledge in statistics and programming skills.

To apply fill in the application form providing your short CV and a motivation letter (in a single pdf file) by 30 April 2022:



The deadline for submitting application is 30 April 2022. The organising committee will not accept late candidatures. Successful candidates will be informed by email no later than 10 May 2022.