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This is the third workshop on Spatio-Temporal Modelling which is taken place in Spain in the last six years.

The purpose of this workshop is to promote the development and application of spatial, temporal, and mainly spatio-temporal statistical methods to different fields related to the environment. In recent years, spatio-temporal modelling is becoming a crucial area of research related to the statistical analysis of natural processes, and especially processes involved in environmental studies.

The workshop is organized every two years to bring together practitioners and researchers of different areas and countries all over the world. The scientific programme is characterized by having special invited sessions covering topics on the latest in theory, methods, and applications, as well as contributed papers and posters. Our main emphasis this year is on illustrating statistical procedures with real data when possible. We will also include some key lectures on spatio-temporal modelling in disease mapping.

Authors could submit their papers for publication in a special issue of the journal Environmetrics that will be devoted to the contents of this workshop.

The last conference took place in Granada in 2004 (see http://www.ugr.es/~stomodst/). This time the conference will be held in Pamplona, which occupies an almost central position in the map of the province of Navarre, in the northern part of Spain. Detailed information about the city can be found at the page:

http://www.pamplona.net/default5.htm