Tilburg University department Methodology

Structural Equation Modeling: New Developments and Applications

Date: Time: To be announced Location: Tilburg University

The goal of this meeting is to bring together methodological and substantive researchers who work on or are interested in working on structural equation modeling (SEM).

The meeting will be organized together with the 2022 meeting of the Working Group SEM. Researchers will present about new methodological developments, novel applications, or new software packages. There will be various keynote presentations by leading researchers in the world of SEM (see below). Additionally, we invite researchers to submit abstracts to present their research on SEM.

Abstracts for a presentation should be submitted before January 7, 2022 Please send an email to: sem@tilburguniversity.edu with the abstract. We will inform you whether your abstract has been accepted before February 1, 2022.

Keynote speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Yves Rosseel (Ghent University): Small sample solutions for SEM
  • Prof. Dr. Rogier Kievit (Radboud University): Attack of the Psychometricians II: They are coming for your brain
  • Dr. Suzanne Jak (University of Amsterdam): Current opportunities and challenges in meta-analytic structural equation modeling 
  • Dr. Daniel Oberski (Utrecht University): SEMs as computation graphs and other useful insights from machine learning.
  • Dr. Sara van Erp (Utrecht University): Bayesian regularized SEM: What, why, and how?

Pre-conference workshops

Structural Equation Modeling with lavaan: Prof. Dr. Yves Rosseel
Bayesian Structural Equation Modeling: Dr. Sara van Erp


If you would like to attend the conference, please register before February 1, 2022 via:

Registration form

Attendance of the conference itself is free of charge. The registration fee to attend the pre-conference workshops, including lunch on Wednesday is 10 euros. If you wish to attend the conference dinner on Thursday, the fee equals 45 euros.


If you have any questions regarding the SEM conference, feel free to contact us via e-mail: sem@tilburguniversity.edu

Preliminary program

  • Wednesday 9 March

    10:00-13:00: Workshop “Structural Equation Modeling with lavaan”
    13:00-14:00: Lunch
    14:00-17:00: Workshop “Bayesian Structural Equation Modeling”
  • Thursday 10 March

    09:00-12:00: Talks
    12:00-13:00: Lunch
    13:00-17:00: Talks
    17:00-18:00: Drinks
    18:00-20:00: Dinner
  • Friday 11 March

    09:00-12:00: Talks
    12:00-13:00: Lunch
    13:00-17:00: Talks