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Stochastics is the paradigm of the 21st Century, as has been highlighted, amongst others, by Peter Jagers, former President of the Bernoulli Society (see "A Word from the President" in Bernoulli News Vol. 12, No.2, 2005). This is a challenge for probability, statistics and stochastic processes as a whole, not specific or exclusive to a single society or institution. This calls for the existence of several strong worldwide scientific and professional societies in these fields that assure equilibriums and necessary broadness of views.

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Like all sciences, probability and mathematical statistics are disciplines which know no boundaries. Joining the Bernoulli Society is one way to express this in tangible form - and is an important step towards establishing a broad global network of professional relationships to sustain one's professional career over the long term.

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  • PhD Students join for free
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  • There is also an option to become a Joint Member of BS-IMS at a reduced rate.
  • ISI elected members have an option to become a Joint Member of ISI-BS-IMS at a reduced rate.

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The Bernoulli Society organizes or sponsors several meetings in the area of mathematical statistics and probability. Organizers of a meeting seeking sponsorship should email their request to the Bernoulli Society Scientific Secretary (see Who is Who in the Bernoulli Society for the email address), giving a short summary of the meeting details including dates. The Scientific Secretary will then ask Bernoulli Society Executive Committee to approve the sponsorship.

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  • Finally there should be a reduced registration fee for Bernoulli Society members.

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Recent and future meetings

  • Brazilian School of Probability
    • XX EBP 2016 in São Carlos, Brazil, July 4-9, conference website.
    • XIX EBP 2015 in São Sebastião, Brazil, August 3-8, conference website.
    • XVIII EBP 2014 in Mambucaba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 3-9.
    • XVII EBP 2013 in Mambucaba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 4-10, conference website.
    • XVI EBP 2012 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, August 6-11, conference website.

  • European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS)
  • European Young Statisticians Meeting (EYSM)
  • Further meetings sponsored by the Bernoulli Society
    • Perspectives of Actuarial Risks in Talks of Young Researchers, Ascona, Switzerland, January 8-13 2017, conference website.
    • Semstat Statistical Network Science, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, March 6-10 2017, conference website.
    • XXXIV International Seminar on Stability Problems for Stochastic Models, Debrecen, Hungary, August 25-29 2017, conference website.
    • High Dimensional Statistics, theory and practice, Fréjus, France, October 1-6 2017, conference website.
    • Statistics meets Friends: From Biophysics to Inverse Problems and back, Göttingen, Germany, November 29 - December 1 2017.
    • A list of past meetings.

Content
- Introduction
- Our Publications
- Our Meetings
- Our History

Introduction

The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability was founded in 1975 as a Section of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). Established in 1885, the ISI is one of the oldest scientific associations operating in the modern world.

The objectives of the Bernoulli Society are the advancement of the sciences of probability (including stochastic processes) and mathematical statistics and of their applications to all those aspects of human endeavour which are directed towards the increase of natural knowledge and the welfare of mankind.

The Bernoulli Society has a membership of more than 1000 representing nearly 70 countries from all the continents. The Society has partnered with some societies to offer joint membership with reduction in dues by joining both organizations at the same time. These include the ISI and the IMS.
There are many benefits of a Bernoulli Society membership and we offer different kinds of memberships.

The Bernoulli Society sponsors several scientific high level standards publications on its own or in strategic association with commercial publishers and other scientific societies. It is continually seeking for negotiations and decisions for favorable and reasonable commercial conditions for its publications and reduced rates in related publications for its members.

As one of its main activities, the Bernoulli Society organizes or sponsors several international meetings which have prominent relevance and strong traditions in mathematical statistics, probability and stochastic processes and their applications. The meetings are often held in conjunction with the Bernoulli Society regional and subject committees and other professional societies. Bernoulli Society members have reduced registration fees to these meetings.

The Bernoulli Society is led by an Executive Committee and a Council. In addition there are several standing committees for specific administrative functions, the development and advancement of specific subject areas in mathematical statistics, probability theory and stochastic processes and their applications, and the support of activities that promote the cooperation within geographical regions. Please look at the detailed descriptions of the organization and the Who is Who in the Bernoulli Society for further details.

Our Publications

The two official scientific publications are Bernoulli Journal and Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA, an Elsevier journal). The editorial boards of both journals are appointed by the Bernoulli Society.

Published twice a year, Bernoulli News is a magazine that provides detailed information about activities and initiatives of the Society. In addition, the BS contributes to the ISI Newsletter where a broad overview of ISI activities and additional information of interest to statisticians can be found.

In addition, the Bernoulli Society co-sponsors, on equal footing with the IMS, the following open-access online scientific publications: Electronic Communications in Probability, Electronic Journal of Probability, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Probability Surveys and Statistics Surveys. The editorial boards of the co-sponsored journals are jointly selected and appointed by the BS and the IMS and both societies share the cost of maintaining and operating these publications.  Statistics Surveys is also co-sponsored by the American Statistical Association and the Statistical Society of Canada.

Bernoulli E-Briefs, is an electronic information bulletin that summarizes and draws the attention of relevant information to the membership.

Our Meetings

Some of the Bernoulli Society meetings with a proud tradition are:

  • The World Congress of the Bernoulli Society every four years since 1986.
  • The Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications organized every year (except the year of the BS World Congress) since 1971 by the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes.
  • The biennial ISI World Statistics Congress (formerly ISI Session) since 1853, where the BS organizes Special Invited Sessions.
  • The annual European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS) since 1962 and the biennial European Young Statisticians Meeting (EYSM) since 1978, organized by the European Regional Committee.
  • The Latin American Congress in Probability and Mathematical Statistics (CLAPEM) organized every two or three years since 1980 by the Latin American Regional Committee - SLAPEM

We maintain an extensive list of upcoming conferences and meetings.

History

Former Bernoulli Society Presidents are:

  • 1975             David G Kendall
  • 1975-1977    David Blackwell
  • 1977-1979    Klaus Krickeberg
  • 1979-1981    David Cox
  • 1981-1983    Pal Revesz
  • 1983-1985    Elizabeth Scott
  • 1985-1987    Chris Heyde
  • 1987-1989    Willem van Zwet
  • 1989-1991    Albert Shirayev
  • 1991-1993    Peter J Bickel
  • 1993-1995    Ole Barndorff-Nielsen
  • 1995-1997    Jef L Teugels
  • 1997-1999    Louis Chen
  • 1999-2001    David Siegmund
  • 2001-2003    Peter G Hall
  • 2003-2005    Don Dawson
  • 2005-2007    Peter Jagers
  • 2007-2009    Jean Jacod
  • 2009-2011    Victor Perez-Abreu
  • 2011-2013    Ed Waymire
  • 2013-2015    Wilfrid S Kendall

A list of non-presidential officeholders of the Bernoulli Society Executive Committee.
For a detailed history of the Bernoulli Society please click here.

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