ASMOD 2018: Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Statistical Modelling of Ordinal Data
Francesca Di Iorio
This volume collects the peer-reviewed contributions presented at the 2nd International Conference on “Advances in Statistical Modelling of Ordinal Data” - ASMOD 2018 - held at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II (24-26 October 2018). The Conference brought together theoretical and applied statisticians to share the latest studies and developments in the field. In addition to the fundamental topic of latent structure analysis and modelling, the contributions in this volume cover a broad range of topics including measuring dissimilarity, clustering, robustness, CUB models, multivariate models, and permutation tests. The Conference featured six distinguished keynote speakers: Alan Agresti (University of Florida, USA), Brian Francis (Lancaster University, UK), Bettina Gruen (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria), Maria Kateri (RWTH Aachen, Germany), Elvezio Ronchetti (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Gerhard Tutz (Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany). The volume includes 22 contributions from scholars that were accepted as full papers for inclusion in this edited volume after a blind review process of two anonymous referees.