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.


  • 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
  • Sreenivasa Rao Jammalamadaka, UC Santa Barbara
  • Maria D. Jimenez-Gamero, University of Seville
  • Ivan Kojadinovic, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
  • Piotr Kokoszka, Colorado State University
  • Natalie Neumayer, University of Hamburg
  • Efstathios Paparoditis, University of Cyprus
  • 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
  • Thomas Verdebout, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Zhou Zhou, University of Toronto


  • Steffen Betsch, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Shubhadeep Chakraborti, Texas A & M University
  • Rui Cui, U. Carlos III de Madrid
  • Abhimanyu Gupta, University of Essex
  • Tomasz Holynski, Vienna University of Technology
  • Sarka Hudecova, Charles University in Prague
  • Jaco Visage, University of Pretoria
  • Shixuan Wang, University of Reading
  • Yuqian Zhao, University of Waterloo


Scandinavian Jounal of Statistics GOFCP 2019 special issue
We are glad to announce that there will be a special issue of the SJS dedicated to the workshop.
Papers submitted wil undergo the standard revision process of the journal. When submitting, remember to point out in the accompanying letter to the Editor that the paper should be considered for the special issue of GOFCP 2019.

Deadline for submitting the papers is set at 31st October 2019.

The programme  (PDF | 778 KB ) is now available.

The book of abstracts  (PDF | 2244 KB) is now available.

Complete video coverage of the Workshop


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 Verona)
  • Charl Pretorius (Charles University in Prague)
  • 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, Corso Alpini 14, Trento (info@hoteleverest.it)