The European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS), sponsored by the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society, is the main conference in statistics and probability in Europe. EMS is a conference where statisticians of all ages and from all regions meet to exchange ideas and talk about the newest developments on the broad field of statistics and probability theory. The conference is organized every other year. The very first EMS meeting was held in Dublin in 1962, and the 32nd EMS - EMS 2019 - will take place in Palermo, the capital of Sicily (Italy).
Palermo is a city on the northwestern coast of Sicily, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is a city rich in monuments that testify its centuries-old history. Some monuments are of particular interest: the Norman Palace (Palazzo dei Normanni), built around 1100, which is the oldest Royal residence in Europe, inside the Palace there is also the famous Cappella Palatina; the Cathedral, built in its present form in 1185 on the basis of an older church dated from the 4th century; the Martorana Church (Chiesa della Martorana) of Arabic style built in 1143; the Teatro Massimo, built in 1875, which is the largest opera house in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. Very close to Palermo is the village of Mondello where there is one of the most beautiful beach in Sicily. Palermo is also famous for its traditional food. There are also many good restaurants for vegan and vegetarian. Palermo is well connected by plane with the main European cities and there are many flight connections with Rome and Milan. From the airport is very easy to reach the city by train (there is a train station inside the airport), by bus (there are buses from the airport to the city and vice versa every half an hour) and by taxi. There are also different accommodation possibilities in Palermo, in different price ranges.
The conference will be held at the main campus of the University of Palermo , which is located in the South part of the city, but very close to the city centre of Palermo. The conference will start on Monday 22.7.2019 and it will end on Friday 26.7.2019.   The program consists of invited and contributed lectures, and posters, addressing a full range of subjects in statistics and its many applications.