GOFCP 2019


Trento, 6-8 September 2019







Following the three workshops held in Sevilla, Spain (in 2012), Athens, Greece (in 2015) and Bad Herrenalb, Germany (in 2017), the 4th International Workshop on Goodness-of-fit (GOF) and Change-Point (CP) Problems will take place in Trento, Italy, 6 - 8 September 2019.

​The main themes of the event include, but are not limited to: Classical GOF testing and CP analysis; Fourier methods for GOF testing and CP detection; GOF and CP analyses in econometrics; GOF and CP analysis in time series with count data; GOF and CP for functional and high-dimensional data.

​There will a be single-session scientific program with invited 25 minutes oral presentation, and an invited poster session. Attendance at this workshop is strictly by invitation only.


The 3rd workshop on Goodness-of-Fit and Change-point problems was held from 8 to 10 September 2017 at the Church House of the Protestant Academy Baden in Bad Herrenalb in the Black Forest near Karlsruhe in Germany. There were 26 invited presentations, and 40 attendees at the workshop. The scientific committee comprised of Norbert Henze (KIT Karlsruhe), Claudia Kirch (Universität Magdenburg) and Simos Meintanis (University of Athens).

​The 2nd workshop on Goodness-of-Fit and Change-point problems was held from 4 to 6 September 2015 at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece. There were 35 invited presentations, and 42 attendees at the workshop. The scientific committee comprised of Simos Meintanis (University of Athens), Marie Hušková (Charles University) and M. Dolores Jiménez-Gamero (University of Sevilla).

The 1st workshop on Goodness-of-Fit was held on 17 November 2012 at the University of Sevilla in Spain.


  • Ayan Basu, Indian Statistical Institute
  • Anil K Bera, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • Jan Beran, University of Konstanz
  • Alejandra Cabana, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Daniela Cocchi, University of Bologna
  • Eustasio del Barrio, University of Valladolid
  • Miguel A. Delgado, U. Carlos III de Madrid
  • Holger Dette, Ruhr University
  • Juan C. Escanciano, U. Carlos III de Madrid
  • Sucharita Ghosh, Swiss Federal Institute
  • Wenceslao González Manteiga, University of Santiago de Compostela
  • Norbert Henze, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Siegfried Hoermann, Technical University Graz
  • Yongmiao Hong, Cornell University
  • Lajos Horvath, University of Utah
  • Maria Huskova, Charles University in Prague
  • Sreenivas Rao Jammalamadaka, UC Santa Barbara
  • Maria D. Jimenez-Gamero, University of Seville
  • Piotr Kokoszka, Colorado State University
  • Hira Koul, Michigan State University
  • Anne Leucht, Technical University Braunschweig
  • Wai Keung Li, Hong Kong University
  • Natalie Neumayer, University of Hamburg
  • Valentin Patilea, ENSAI
  • Eduardo Garcia Portugues, U. Carlos III de Madrid
  • Gregory Rice, University of Waterloo
  • Luigi Salmaso, University of Padova
  • Ansgar Steland, RWTH Aachen University
  • Winfried Stute, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • Gyorgy Terdik, University of Debrecen
  • Lorenzo Trapani, University of Nottingham
  • Ingrid Van Keilegom, KU Leuven
  • Zhou Zhou, University of Toronto
  • Lixing Zhu, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Xuehu Zhu, Xi'an Jiao tong University


  • Steffen Betsch, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Shubhadeep Chakraborti, Texas A & M University
  • Rui Cui, U. Carlos III de Madrid
  • Abhimanyu Gupta, University of Essex
  • Sarka Hudecova, Charles University in Prague
  • Flavio Santi, University of Trento
  • Shixuan Wang, University of Reading
  • Yuqian Zhao, University of Waterloo


The programme will be available soon.


Scientific Programme Committee (SPC)

  • Miguel Delgado (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Lajos Horvath (The University of Utah)
  • Natalie Neumeyer (University of Hamburg)
  • Emanuele Taufer (University of Trento)
  • Lixing Zhu (Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University)

Liaison between SPC and LOC: Simos Meintanis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and North-West University)

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

  • Emanuele Taufer (University of Trento)
  • Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi (University of Trento)
  • Maria Michela Dickson (University of Trento)
  • Flavio Santi (University of Trento)
  • Charl Pretorius (North-West University)
  • Lizanne Raubenheimer (North-West University)
  • Bruno Ebner (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie)



The workshop is jointly hosted by the University of Trento (Italy) and the North-West University (South Africa) and will be held at the University of Trento, Department of Economics and Management via Inama, 5 - Trento.

Accommodation will be arranged at Hotel Everest



Trento is along the A22, the Italian highway connecting Verona to the Brenner Pass. Three exits allow travellers entering Trento: Trento Nord (North), Trento Centro (Center), and Trento Sud (South). Who drives from Munich can either drive along the E45 towards Innsbruck and proceed south towards the Brenner Pass or along the A95 and switch to the E45 in the Innsbruck area.

Distances/duration (conservative)

From north
Innsbruck and Innsbruck airport: 180km – 2 hours
Munich: 330 km – 3hours 40 mins
Munich airport: 350 – 4 hours
Nuremberg: 500km – 5 hours
Frankfurt: 690km – 8 hours
Vienna: 650km – 7 hours

From south
Verona and Verona airport: 100km – 1hour 10 mins
Florence: 320km – 3hour 15 mins
Rome city center: 590 km – 6 hours 45 mins
Rome Fiumicino international airport: 615km – 6 hours

From east
Venice: 215 km – 2hours 15mins
Venice Marco Polo international airport: 220 – 2hours 20mins

From west
Milan city center: 220km – 2hours 45 mins
Milan Linate international airport: 213km – 2hours 15mins
Milan Malpensa international airport: 265km – 3hours
Bergamo Orio al Serio (for Ryanair flyers): 180 km – 2 hours


Find your suitable train schedule here: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en
(plus http://www.obb-italia.com/de/index.jsp for trains travelling from Austria; http://www.deutschebahn.com/de/start/ for trains travelling from Germany).

Intercity trains: Munich-Innsbruck-Brener-Bolzano-Trento-Verona-Bologna

High speed trains: Turin-Milan-Verona (at Verona Porta Nuova station to change for Regional or Intercity trans direction Brenner Pass)
High speed trains: Venice-Padova-Verona (at Verona Porta Nuova station to change for Regional or Intercity trans direction Brenner Pass)

Ticket costs
Regional train from Verona to Trento (8 euros) – 1hour 10 mins traveling time
Intercity trains from Verona to Trento (between 10 and 25 euros) 45 minutes traveling time
High-speed rains from Milan or Venice to Verona: between 20 and 35 euros


From Verona Catullo airport
By public transport – Public bus service (every 15 minutes – 6 euros) to the train station and from there train connection direction north (towards Bolzano or Brenner – about 1hour 10mins – 8 to 20 euros)
By taxi – 150 euros (estimated)

From Innsbruck airport
By public transport – Public bus service (every 20 minutes – 10 euros) to the train station and from there train connection direction south (towards Brenner/Verona/Bologna – about 3hours – 25/35 euros)

From Munich airport
By public transport – Public bus service or train (every 15/20 minutes) to the train station and from there train connection direction south (towards Innsbruck/Brenner/Verona/Bologna – about 4hours 30 mins – 50/70 euros)

From Milan airports
By public/private bus services to Milan Central Station (Malpensa is about 1 hours, Linate is about 40 minutes away). Milan Malpensa is connected to Milan Central Station by regional train (1 hour travelling time).

From Milan-Bergamo Orio al Serio airport
Flixbus connection to Trento (3 hours – 12 euros)
Train or bus connection to Milan central station (1 hour) and then by train to Trento via Verona Central Station.

From Venice Marco Polo airport
Bus or taxi connection to Venice Central station and then by train to Trento via Verona Central Station.