The workshop “Methodological advances in Statistics related to BIG DATA” will be an international scientific meeting organized by the IMUVA, the Mathematical Institute of the University of Valladolid, Spain on behalf of REDIUM, the network of Spanish mathematical resarch institutes. The meeting will be held at CIEM (International Center for Mathematical Meetings) in Castro-Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain. The workshop will include two short courses (6 hours each) to be given by leading research experts on the field. A second scientific activity will consist of plenary conferences covering the main methodological challenges from the point of view of mathematical statistics in the Big Data setting. The workshop will include, as well, oral contributions to be selected from proposals by young researchers interested in the topic. The number of participants is limited to 70.