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The next meeting of the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Working Group will take place on the 15th and 16th of March 2018 in Amsterdam, at the University of Amsterdam. Both theoretical scientists and practical users with an interest in SEM are invited to participate.

Event details of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Working Group
Start date 15 March 2018
End date 16 March 2018
Time 12:30

The SEM working group was founded in 1986 and since then regular meetings or small conferences have been held across Europe (e.g., Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland). The group has an informal character; there is no affiliation to any research organization. The main goal of the meetings is to exchange and discuss methodological problems and possible solutions in structural equation modeling and related fields.

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required. You can register until the 12th of March by sending an email to Mathilde Verdam (

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam!


The conference will be held at the University Cultural Centre CREA in the room ‘Muziekzaal’.

Address: Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, 1018 WV Amsterdam

Social Program

Conference dinner:

  • Thursday March 15, 7pm
  • Venue: Café de Brakke Grond, Nes 43 1012 KD Amsterdam (
  • Fixed price: 50 euro (includes 3-course menu, including beer, wine, water, coffee/tea)
  • If you wish to join: please send an email to (before March 10); you will be asked to pay (in cash) when you arrive at the conference.

Programme overview

Timetable  Meeting SEM Working Group Thursday March 15

12:30 - 13:00 Registration
13:00 - 13:10 Welcome by Mathilde Verdam, University of Amsterdam
13:10 - 14:50 4 Presentations
14:50 - 15:20 Short break
15:20 - 16:35 3 Presentations
16:35 - 16:55 Short break
16:55 - 17:45  2 Presentations
17:45 - 18:15 Meeting of the Working Group
19:00 Conference dinner


Timetable  Meeting SEM Working Group Friday March 16

9:30 - 11:10 4 Presentations
11:10 - 11:40 Short break
11:40 - 13:20 4 Presentations
13:20 - 14:20 Lunch
14:20 - 16:00 4 Presentations
16:00 - 16:20 Short break
16:20 - 17:35 3 Presentations
17:35 Closing


Please find the full programme with all presentations and the abstractsin the documents below.

Further practical information

In the document below you can find contact information, directions to the meeting venue and some of hotel suggestions.