The 40th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications – SPA 2018

Welcome to Gothenburg, Sweden and the 40th Stochastic Processes and their Applications International Conference 11–15 June 2018!

SPA Conferences are organised under patronage of the Bernoulli Society and can justifiably be regarded as the most important international scientific meeting on the theory and applications of stochastic processes. They are held annually except for the years when the World Congress in Probability and Statistics takes place. The last conferences took place in Oxford in 2015 and in Moscow in 2017.


A call for SPA-2018 contributed sessions, contributed talks and posters is now open!

Submission of proposals for contributed sessions, contributed talks and posters are welcome! The organizers encourage early submissions to leave the accepted speakers plenty of time to make travel and funding arrangements. The submissions will be assessed and good proposals are accepted on a regular basis. Accepted contributed talks will be grouped into additional contributed sessions after the submission deadline.

NEW! Chalmers offers free childcare!

During the SPA Conference, Chalmers offers free care to children of registered participants. You would be able to apply for this service when the registration for the conference opens. The care will be at the conference premises, teachers/attendants will speak English and Swedish.

Travel grant from Elsevier

In each year, Elsevier sponsors four travel awards for SPA or Bernoulli World Congress. If you are a researcher at the beginning of your career  (5 years or less from getting a PhD degree), you may apply for the Elsevier travel grant of 500 EUR by emailing us at and explaining your situation. The deadline is April 6th, 2018. If your application is successful, you will be notified shortly after that. The priority is given to participants from developing countries.

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Conference Information


The preliminary programme will be available in Spring 2018


Submission of Abstracts, proposals for contributed sessions, talks and posters.


Located on a Chalmers University campus in central Gothenburg.

Practical Information


Book your hotel room in good time before the conference.

Practical Information

Gothenburg is located in the heart of Scandinavia. Find travel info and much more here.

Social Events

SPA2018 conference has organised a number of social events to help you enjoy your experience of the conference and host city

Sponsored by

Gothenburg the Host City