EuroCIM: the first European Causal Inference Meeting


The Causal Inference Meeting goes bigger! We are pleased to announce that after five successful editions of the UK-CIM, the first European Causal Inference Meeting (EuroCIM) will take place in Florence, Italy, in 2018. Conference dates are Wednesday April 11 to Friday April 13 2018, with pre-conference short courses being offered on Tuesday April 10 2018. Pre-conference short courses will take place at Polo Morgagni in Viale Morgagni.

The EuroCIM 2018 is organized by the Department of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications (DiSIA)  and ARCO of the University of Florence, Italy.
A special thanks goes to Google for its generous donation.


Members of the local organizing committee

Fabrizia Mealli

Michela Baccini

Laura Forastiere

Anna Gottard

Alessandra Mattei

Mario Biggeri


The Theme of the Meeting

The meeting follows the theme of the previous UK-CIM editions: it will be focused on “Causal Inference in Health, Economic and Social Sciences”.


The objective

EuroCIM aims to:

  • Provide a forum for people interested in causal inference to meet informally
  • Provide an opportunity for researchers to show their work
  • Offer networking opportunities for collaborations


Short Courses

Several courses will be held on April 10. Each course up to a maximum of 60 participants.

Rhian Daniel

Rhian Daniel
Cardiff University
Full day course
Topic: Causal Inference for Newcomers


Johnnes Textor

Johannes Textor
Radboud University Medical Center
3h workshop | 9.30am – 12.30pm
Topic: DAGitty


Fabrizia Mealli
University of Florence
3h workshop | 1pm – 4pm
Topic: Principal Stratification

Guido Imbens

Guido Imbens
Stanford Graduate School of Business
3h workshop | 4pm- 7pm
Topics: Machine Learning and Causal Inference



Keynote Speakers

The meeting will include keynote addresses from:


Donald Rubin Eurocim

Donald Rubin
Harvard University

Vanessa-Didelez EuroCiM

Vanessa Didelez
University of Bremen

Michael-Hudgens EuroCIM

Michael Hudgens
University of North Carolina



 30 € (each) 3-hour workshop (Mealli, Textor, Imbens)
 50 € full day workshop (Daniel)


 110€ PhD students
 220€ early bird
 280€ late fee

The fees will include 5 coffee breaks, 3 lunches, and conference material.
Conference dinner is optional and not included in the fees. It will be around 40 euros.


Important Dates

Deadlines for participants not submitting abstracts

> 17th January 2018: Last day of early-bird registration fees

> 9th March 2018: Meeting and pre-meeting workshop registration closes.

Deadlines for participants submitting abstracts

> 1st February 2018: Deadline for abstract submission for talk and poster presentations

> Late February 2018: Notification of accepted abstracts for talks and posters

Participants submitting abstracts can continue to take advantage of early-bird registration fees until 5th March, irrespective of the outcome of their submissions.
The last date to register is the 15th March.


Contact us

For questions about the EuroCIM 2018, please contact the local organizers at

The registration form will be online on the 11th of October.