e-Briefs

Bernoulli Society Bulletin 'E-Briefs' issue 16

CONTENTS

1.- GENERAL NEWS

2 - EVENTS

3 - RECENTLY RELEASED ISSUES OF BernSoc OFFICIAL AND

SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

For information to be considered in the next issue please contact

Dario Spanò (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by September 15, 2014.

1- GENERAL NEWS

* Website for the Centennial of Kiyosi Itô

         2015 is the centennial of the birth of Kiyosi Itô. To celebrate
this anniversary, the Mathematical Society of Japan (MSJ) and RIMS,
Kyoto University have created the following special website:

         http://mathsoc.jp/meeting/ito100/index.html

         This website contains open access to unpublished lecture notes
by Kiyosi Itô, the collection of papers dedicated to Itô on his 80th
birthday, and a list of Itô’s works and links to his papers. The website
will also announce information about events related to the centennial.

*  SPA Special Volume in honour of E. Giné.

         The journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications will
publish a special volume in honor of Professor Evarist Giné. It will be
based on contributions to the conference
http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~nickl/Site/2014.html which will take
place on the occasion of Prof. Giné's 70th birthday and gather
specialists in fields ranging from probability in Banach spaces,
empirical, chaos- and U- process theory to mathematical and
nonparametric statistics. Tentative guest editors: Sara van de Geer,
Vladimir Koltchinskii, Richard Nickl, and Jon Wellner. Elsevier will
grant free perpetual access to the special volume since its publication.

* Bernoulli Journal and IMS.

         The agreement between the International Statistical
Institute/Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics
(IMS) for publication and subscription services for the Bernoulli
Journal has been renewed for three years, starting January 1st, 2015.

* Bernoulli Society appoints Doob and Schramm lecturers for 2016.

         The Doob and Schramm lecturers for 2016, who will present their
lectures at the IMS / Bernoulli World Congress of Probability and
Statistics (Toronto, July 11-15, 2016), have now been appointed jointly
by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Bernoulli Society.
They are:

         Schramm Lecturer: Ofer Zeitouni

         Doob Lecturer: Scott Sheffield

         For further details about these lectures, see
http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/organization/lecture-selection-committee.

2 -  EVENTS

2.1- Events (co)-sponsored by BernSoc.

* 37th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Buenos
Aires, Argentina, from July 28 to August 1, 2014.
http://mate.dm.uba.ar/~probab/spa2014/

         -The publishing company Elsevier and the journal Stochastic
Processes and Their Applications sponsor the conference with four
Elsevier Travel Grants worth 500 Euros each. The grants will be awarded
to the following junior researchers:  Loren Coquille (Bonn),  Sandro
Gallo (Rio de Janeiro),  Adriana Neumann de Oliveira (Porto Alegre),
Marielle Simon (Lyon). Congratulations to the winners !!- Plenary
speakers: Anton Bovier, Ivan Corwin, Laszlo Erdös, Antonio Galves,
Christophe Garban, Martin Hairer (Lévy Lecture), Milton Jara, Gady
Kozma, Eyal Lubetzky, Sylvie Méléard, David Nualart (IMS Medallion
Lecture), Felix Otto, Tomohiro Sasamoto, Scott Sheffield, Fabio
Toninelli, Balint Tóth, and a Doeblin Prize Lecture to be announced.

-
List of recommended hotels  and list of contributed sessions now
available on the conference website http://mate.dm.uba.ar/~probab/spa2014/.

* Third IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meetings, Howard International House,
Taipei, Taiwan, June 30 - July 3, 2014. http://www.ims-aprm2014.tw .

         - This meeting series provides an excellent forum for
scientific communications between the researchers in this area and those
from other parts of the world. The program covers a wide range of topics
in statistics and probability, presenting recent developments and the
state of the art in a variety of modern research topics and in applications.

         Plenary speakers Jianqing Fan (Princeton) and Persi diaconis
(Stanford)

         Preliminary programme and list of speakersProgramme now
available available at http://www.ims-aprm2014.tw/Program.php

* UK Probability, Imperial College London, 15-19 September 2014.

         - Registration is now open via the conference website:

         http://www2.imperial.ac.uk/~amijatov/IP/EPM2014/EPM.html

         - Support for PhD students will be available. Details on how to
apply can be found on the conference website (deadline 31 July 2014).

         - The meeting will include mini-courses by Burdzy (Washington),
Roberts (Warwick) and Schachermayer (Vienna) and a number of invited
one-hour talks.

          -List of confirmed invited speakers available at the
conference’s website.

         http://www2.imperial.ac.uk/~amijatov/IP/EPM2014/EPM.html

* ISI – World Bank CLAPEM Latin American Congress of Probability and
Mathematical Statistics, September 22-26, 2014, in Cartagena de Indias,
Colombia from September 22 to 26, 2014, sponsored by the Bernoulli
Society. Full details and programme available at
http://www.clapem.unal.edu.co/index.php?id=97

* European Meeting of Statisticians 2015, July 6-10 in Amsterdam, NL.
http://www.ems2015.nl/

         The EMS is the main conference in statistics and probability in
Europe. It is organized in a roughly two-yearly schedule and is
sponsored by the European Regional Committee of the Bernoulli Society.

-       Early bird registration deadline: April 1, 2015.
-       Deadline for submitting contributed papers/posters: February 1, 2015

         - Besides an individual contributed paper any participant may
propose an organized contributed session. Deadline for submission of
proposal: December 1, 2014. Detail on proposal submission available at
http://www.ems2015.nl/

* 9th World Congress on Probability and Statistics, July 11–15, 2016 in
Toronto, Canada.

         The WCPS congresses are held every four years, and are jointly
sponsored by the Bernoulli Society and the IMS. The Toronto congress
will be hosted through the Fields Institute, with Alison Etheridge
(Oxford) as Scientific Programme Chair and Tom Salisbury (York) as local
chair. For further information see
www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/16-17/WC2016/

2.2- Other events

* Australian Statistical Conference in Conjunction with the IMS Annual
Meeting, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, July 7-10, 2014.

             -       List of keynote speakers and more info available at
http://www.ims-asc2014.com/

* 29th International Workshop on Statistical Modeling, Centre for
Statistics, Georg-August-Universitaat Goettingen, July 14-18, 2014.
http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/1.html

* 2015 ISI World Statistics Congress, July 27-31, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro
(Brazil), http://www.isi2015.org/

         - Deadline for submitting contributed papers: 13 February 2015.


5.- RECENTLY RELEASED ISSUES BY THE BERNOULI SOCIETY AND

    SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

* Recent issues:



      - BERNOULLI 20 (1-3)  http://www.bernoulli-society.org/

      - SPA 124 (5-9) http://www.elsevier.com/locate/spa

* Co-sponsored open access publications:

      Have a look to the latest articles in ECP, EJP, EJS, Probab.
Surveys and Statist Surveys at
http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/publications

* Latest issue of Bernoulli News:
http://isi.cbs.nl/bnews/14a/Bernoulli_News_21-1.pdf


Bernoulli Society Bulletin 'E-Briefs' issue 15

CONTENTS

1.- GENERAL NEWS

2 - OBITUARIES

3 - EVENTS

4 - PRIZES

5 - RECENTLY RELEASED ISSUES OF BernSoc OFFICIAL AND

SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

For information to be considered in the next issue please contact

Dario Spanò (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by March 15, 2014.

1- GENERAL NEWS

* Committee members.

From 2014, there will some changes in the composition of the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes which have now been approved by Bernoulli EC.

-Raya Feldman, James Norris and Dmitry Ioffe will leave the committeee at the end of 2013. We thank them for all their work for the Bernoulli Society.

- Christina Goldschmidt, Zenghu Li and Itai Benjamini have been elected as committee members for the next term (2014-2017). A warm welcome to the new committee members !

- Ana Bella Cruzeiro, Antonio Galves, Kavita Ramanan and Balint Toth have all accepted to serve for a second and last term of 4 years (2014-2017).

- Jean Bertoin will cease to chair the committee at the end of this year, and Balint Toth has been elected as Chair of CCSP for 2014-2015.

* 2016 World Congress in Probability and Statistics.

We are pleased to announce that Professor Alison Etheridge has been appointed as Scientific Programme Chair for the 9th World Congress on Probability and Statistics (jointly sponsored by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics) in Toronto, 2016.Professor Alison Etheridge works in the Statistics Department of Oxford University <http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~etheridg/>. Her research can be roughly divided into the three interconnected areas of infinite dimensional stochastic analysis, mathematical ecology and mathematical population genetics. She has been an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, and has served on the Councils of the London Mathematical Society, the Bernoulli Society, and (currently) the IMS.

* SPA Article Posting Policy.

At http://www.journals.elsevier.com/stochastic-processes-and-their-applications/ one now finds the following note: "All SPA authors are allowed to directly post accepted author manuscripts (AAM) on the arXiv".For the general Elsevier article posting policy, the authors are directed to:


<
http://www.elsevier.com/about/open-access/open-access-policies/article-posting-policy>

Though this has been agreed since several years, it was not explicitly mentioned at the journal homepage before.

* Bernoulli Society / ISI mentoring scheme.

Two initiatives specifically directed towards PhD students in statistics at universities in developing countries have been started. Details are available at <http://isi.cbs.nl/bnews/11b/bn_03.html#c-Web-basedMentoring>. It should be emphasized, these two initiatives are complementary not competitive.

* Statistical Capacity Building.

Each year our parent organization, the ISI, invites bids from Bernoulli Society and other ISI Associations for partial funding of activities related to statistical capacity building. These funds are supplied by the World Bank Trust Fund (WBTF), and can be used (for example) to facilitate attendance by participants from developing countries in Bernoulli-sponsored conferences and workshops and short-course type activities in developing regions. For this call, activities must take place before 31 March 2015. Bernoulli Society is anxious that we play a full part in making proposals for such funding: given the size of Bernoulli Society, it would be appropriate to put forward two or three proposals to ISI.
Therefore we ask you whether you know of any possibilities for sponsorship. Successful bids would align with the WBTF objectives: "to improve the capacity of statistical officers and academics in developing countries by providing them with statistical knowledge to develop statistical systems through participation in international conferences and workshops".
If you know of any possibilities, please would you discuss with the organizers of the activity, and then, if they are willing, encourage them to compose a short note to be sent to the Scientific Secretary
<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; by 20 January 2014. The Bernoulli Society EC will then review the totality of bids and put forward two or three to ISI as Bernoulli-sponsored proposals for further funding.

2 – OBITUARIES

* Marc Yor (1949-2014).

Prof Gilles Pagès (co-Director of the Labo. de Probabilités & Modèles Aléatoires, Univ. Pierre & Marie Curie) has the sad duty of announcing the following:
"Nous avons le regret de vous annoncer le décès soudain de Marc YOR, survenu ce matin 10 janvier 2014 à son domicile."
(We regret to announce the sudden decease of Marc YOR, which occurred this morning  January 10, 2014 at his home.)

3.- EVENTS

3.1- Events (co)-sponsored by BernSoc.

* 37th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Buenos Aires, Argentina, from July 28 to August 1, 2014. http://mate.dm.uba.ar/~probab/spa2014/

- Plenary speakers: Anton Bovier, Ivan Corwin, Laszlo Erdös, Antonio Galves, Christophe Garban, Martin Hairer (Lévy Lecture), Milton Jara, Gady Kozma, Eyal Lubetzky, Sylvie Méléard, David Nualart (IMS Medallion Lecture), Felix Otto, Tomohiro Sasamoto, Scott Sheffield, Fabio Toninelli, Balint Tóth, and a Doeblin Prize Lecture to be announced.

- List of recommended hotels and list of contributed sessions now available on the conference website http://mate.dm.uba.ar/~probab/spa2014/.

- Deadline for contributed talks and posters 30 March 2014. Interested researchers are more than welcome to send a proposal on a topic of their choice. See guidelines at http://mate.dm.uba.ar/~probab/spa2014/deadlines.html

We look forward to meeting you in Buenos Aires

* Third IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meetings, Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan, June 30 - July 3, 2014. http://www.ims-aprm2014.tw .

This meeting series provides an excellent forum for scientific communications between the researchers in this area and those from other parts of the world. The program covers a wide range of topics in statistics and probability, presenting recent developments and the state of the art in a variety of modern research topics and in applications.

3.2- Other events

* Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation in Economathematics, Ulm (Germany), March 4-7, 2014., The conference is a satellite meeting to the 11th German Probability and Statistics Days held at Ulm University from Tuesday Friday, March 7th, 2014. The conference includes a plenary talk by Christoph Schwab (ETH Zurich). For a full list of invited speaker and further details, visit http://graduiertenkolleg.gpsd-ulm2014.de/

* 2nd ISNPS. Cadiz (Spain), June 12-16, 2014. http://www.isnpstat.org/index.php The International Society for NonParametric Statistics (ISNPS) was founded in 2010 with the mission "to foster the research and practice of nonparametric statistics, and to promote the dissemination of new developments in the field via conferences, books and journal publications.

  • Deadline for abstract submission; 15th February, 2014

  • Early bird registration deadline: 15th march, 2014

  • Reduced registration fees for students.

* Australian Statistical Conference in Conjunction with the IMS Annual Meeting, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, July 7-10, 2014.

  • Early bird deadline for registration: 28 February, 2014

  • List of keynote speakers and more info available at http://www.ims-asc2014.com/

* 29th International Workshop on Statistical Modeling, Centre for Statistics, Georg-August-Universitaat Goettingen, July 14-18, 2014. http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/1.html

  • Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2014

  • Deadline for travel grant application (students only): January 31, 2104

  • Early registration deadline: April 30,2014

4. PRIZES

* Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article. Call for nominations in Statistics: January 31, 2014.

The BPOSA (http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/prizes?id=156) is to recognize authors of an influential survey publication in the areas of probability and mathematical statistics, respectively. The paper should be timely in addressing areas of active or emerging importance, but have been in circulation long enough for there to be evidence of its impact.

Nominations can be submitted to Peter Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5.- RECENTLY RELEASED ISSUES BY THE BERNOULI SOCIETY AND

SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

* Recent issues:

- BERNOULLI 19 (3-5) http://www.bernoulli-society.org/

- SPA 123 (9-12) and SPA 124 (1-4) http://www.elsevier.com/locate/spa

* Co-sponsored open access publications:

Have a look to the latest articles in ECP, EJP, EJS, Probab. Surveys and Statist Surveys at http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/publications

* Latest issue of Bernoulli News: http://isi.cbs.nl/bnews/13b/Bernoulli_News_20-2.pdf

Bernoulli Society Bulletin 'E-Briefs' issue 13

CONTENTS

1.- GENERAL NEWS

2 - 2013 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF STATISTICS

3 - EVENTS

4 - PRIZES

5 - OBITUARIES

6 - RECENTLY RELEASED ISSUES OF BernSoc OFFICIAL AND

SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

For information to be considered in the next issue please contact

Dario Spanò (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by February 15, 2013.


1- GENERAL NEWS

*  2013 International Year of Statistics. Happy New Year to all members! As most of you already know, 2013 has been proclaimed the International Year of Statistics and the Bernoulli Society will play, in collaboration with other societies, a primary role in promoting ways of celebrating the impact and growing importance of Probability and Statistics in all aspects of society. A special section of this bulletin contains an up-to-date list of activities co-sponsored by BerSoc as part of the 2013IYOS initiative.


* Membership renewal for 2013. We remind all our members that it is never too late to renew your annual BerSoc membership. You can submit your renewal form by visiting  http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/membership . We would also like to encourage you to diffuse information about special offers and fee reductions available to prospective new members (PhD students, postdoc and career-young researchers).

* Recent BerSoc appointments. We are very happy to welcome six of our fellow society members who have recently begun new terms of service with new or continuing roles with Bernoulli Society:

- Maria Eulalia Vares, Chair of the Publications Committee from July, 2012;

- Lynne Billard, Treasurer of the Bernoulli Society, and member of the Executive Committee from 1 January, 2013;

- George Michailidis, new editor-in-chief of the Electronic Journal of Statistics (co-sponsored by Bernoullli jointly with IMS), from 1 January, 2013;

- Eric Moulines, new editor-In-chief of Bernoulli, from 1 January, 2013;

- Mark Poldolskij, Member Secretary of the Bernoulli Society, and of  the Executive Committee  from 1 January 2013;

-Nakahiro Yoshida, who will be continuing a further term as Scientific Secretary of the Bernoulli Society, and continuing on the Executive Committee, from 1 January, 2013.

* 2013 Mathematics of Planet Earth. the Bernoulli Society is one of the more than 100 partner organizations contributing to the efforts in the Mathematics of Planet Earth, 2013 (MPE-2013) initiative through the activities of the Committee on Probability and Statistics in the Physical Sciences (C(PS)2 ). Check http://mpe2013.org/ for updated information.

2 - 2013 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF STATISTICS. INITIATIVES (CO)-SPONSORED BY BERNOULI SOCIETY

Further updates to the following list can be found at the website http://www.bs2013.org , where you can also find information on how to contribute to the success of the 2013IYOS programme and how to apply for BerSoc co-sponsorship. Further information about some of the conferences mentioned in this list can be found in Section 3 of this bulletin.

* Special Issue of the Bernoulli Journal (BJ) in 2013. Thomas Mikosch and Richard Davis guest editors. This issue will be published in addition to the four numbers of the annual volume and will have universal electronic open access.

* Special Issue of the journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA) in 2013. Rainer Dahlhaus, Jean Jacod, Per Mykland and Nakahiro Yoshida guest editors. This issue will be published in addition to the four numbers of the annual volume and will have universal electronic open access.

* Invited paper related to the historic and future impacts of Ars Conjectandi, to appear in 2013 in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, co-sponsored by the Bernoulli Society.

* 59th ISI World Statistics Congress in Hong Kong; August 24 -30, 2013. Invited Paper Session History I: Jacob Bernoulli's "Ars Conjectandi" as the emergence of probability. Organizer: Adam Jakubowski, speakers: Edith Sylla, Chris Burdzy, Christian P. Robert, Nick Bingham.

* Public lecture by Kenneth Golden at the 36th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications in Boulder, Colorado, July 29 – August 2, 2013

* Special sessions at the 29th European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS) in Budapest, Hungary, July 20 - 25, 2013.

- Ars Conjectandi lecture celebrating the 300th anniversary of its publication: Glenn Shafer, one more speaker TBA.

- Thomas Bayes commemorial lecture for the 250th anniversary of presentation of his essays: Christian P. Robert

- Commemorial session for the 300th Anniversary of the St. Petersburg paradox Organiser: István Berkes, speakers TBA

- Panel discussion on the future of statistics Moderator: Wilfrid Kendall, panel members: Michael Jordan, Steffen Lauritzen, Henry Wynn, two more TBA.

* Ars Conjectandi Public Lecture given by David Spiegelharlter, during Joint Statistical Meeting 2013 held in Montréal, Canada, August 3-8, 2013.

* International Conference Ars Conjectandi 1713-2013, Basel, October 15-16, 2013, will focus on the history of the Ars Conjectandi, the impact on science and the development to date of the most important result in this book; the Law of Large Numbers. The Bernoulli Society is one of the organizations sponsoring the Basel Conference.

* Visiting position related to the celebration of the International Year of Statistics 2013 is offered upon application at CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico.

* Public Lecture in Statistics by Valerie Isham (president of the Royal Statistical Society) to be held at the University of Warwick on 8 May, 2013. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/news/wplms/

* A series of conferences held in Poland in 2013 (German-Polish Joint Conference on Probability and Mathematical Statistics, June 6-9, 2013, Torun, 17th Workshop on Stochastic Geometry, Stereology and Image Analysis, June 11-15, 2013, Torun, 7th Conference on Levy Processes, 15-19 July 2013, Wroclaw) will contain public lectures/ special sessions related to the IYOS 2013.

* Conference Building Bridges: Probability, Statistics and Applications, August 13-16, 2013, Braunschweig, Germany.

* Public lecture on Ars Conjectandi by Persi Diaconis, at the Mathematical Congress of the Americas held in Guanajuato, Mexico, August 5-9, 2013

* Bernoulli Society's Committee on Probability and Statistics in the Physical Sciences http://www.aueb.gr/bs-cpsps is organizing special sessions for the JSM in Montreal and WSC in Hong Kong for 2013, among other international congresses.

* In Fall of 2013 a public event will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA organized by representatives of seven different universities and the president of the Oregon Academy of Sciences. It will consist of a lecture by a prominent speaker followed by a reception that will include an award ceremony for the local video contest entries to the international competition.


3.-  EVENTS

3.1- Events (co)-sponsored by BernSoc.

* PARTY 2013 Perspectives on Actuarial Risks in Talks of Young Researchers. January 28th – February 1st 2013. Centro Stefano Franscini, Ascona, Switzerland. This workshop for young researchers working on current actuarial science topics will focus on two main areas of research of today’s insurance risk: Longevity Risk and Risk Theory.

 

* First German-Polish Joint Conference on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, Torun, Poland, June 6-9, 2013. http://www.gpps.umk.pl/

- Abstract submission. Deadline: February 28th, 2013.

- Early Bird registration deadline: March 31st, 2013.


* EMS2013. The 29th European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS2013). Budapest, Hungary, 20-25. July 2013. http://ems2013.eu

 

- Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2013.

- Registration open from January 2013


* SPA 2013. The 2013 congress in Stochastic Processes and their Applications. Boulder, University of Colorado,USA, July 29 - August 2. http://math.colorado.edu/spa2013/

- Travel awards will be available to junior participants without their own sources of federal funding. Highest priority will be given to members of underrepresented groups, including women.  VIsit the conference website for information. Awards will be announced by March 2013.

* XVII EBP Brazilian School of Probability. Mambucaba, Rio de Janeiro, August 4-10, 2013.

- The EBP is an annual event. This 17th edition is organized by IM-UFRJ and IMPA. Minicourses by Martin Hairer (Warwick) and Errico Presutti (Roma). List of invited lecturers already available at: http://www.im.ufrj.br/ebp17/

- There will be also space for short communications and poster sessions. Updated  information at the conference website http://www.im.ufrj.br/ebp17/

* Building Bridges: Probability, Statistics and Applications, August 13—August 16, 2013, TU Braunschweig, Germany.

- A complete list of speakers and further details can be found at https://www.tubraunschweig.de/stochastik/tagungen/building-bridges

* ICAS VI Sixth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics . Rio de Janeiro, October 23 - 25, 2013. http://eventos.ibge.gov.br/en/icas2013.

- Before the Conference, FAO and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will organize and conduct two-day training sessions for young statisticians from developing countries.

* SPA 2014. The 2014 congress in Stochastic Processes and their Applications will take place in Buenos Aires (Argentina), during the week July 28 - August , 2014.


3.2- Other events

* 59th ISI WSC 2013, 25-30 August 2013 in Hong Kong http://www.isi2013.hk/

- Extended deadline for submission of proposals for the Special Topic Sessions (STS): 30th June 2012. ISI and Associations’ members, ISI Committees and other organizations are encouraged to submit their proposals by completing the  proposal form located at http://www.isi2013.hk/download/59WSC_STS_proposal_form.pdf

- Early Bird registration deadline: 31 May, 2013.

* 17th Workshop on Stochastic Geometry, Stereology and Image Analysis, June, 11th--15th, 2013, Torun, Poland, www.sg2013.umk.pl .

- The event is In conjunction with the Tomasz Schreiber's Memorial

Session, Torun, Poland, www.tsms.umk.pl to be held on June 10. 2013

* Mathematical Congress of the Americas, August 5-9, 2013, Guanajuato, Mexico http://www.mca2013.org/

- On line registration opens in January, 2013

4. PRIZES

* Bernoulli Society Prize for an outstanding survey article in Probability or Mathematical Statistics. A new committee has been assembled for Statistics articles. Nominations of papers with a focus in Statistics may be submitted to committee chair Peter Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. up to January 1st, 2014.  For guidelines see

5 - OBITUARIES

*ISI Elected Member George Casella, University of Florida, passed away on June 17, 2012. In a distinguished career at Rutgers, Cornell and the University of Florida, George mentored 48 MS and PhD students, published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and co-authored nine textbooks which are among the best known among students in Statistics.

* ISI elected member W. Jackson “Jack” Hall, died on October 14, 2012, at age 82. PhD, Fellow of the IMS, Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the University of Rochester.  Jack made deep and influential contributions in many areas of statistics, including decision theory, Bayesian statistics, survival analysis, semiparametric inference and sequential analysis, which he also applied to developing innovative statistical designs for clinical trials in cardiology.

6.- RECENTLY RELEASED ISSUES BY THE BERNOULI SOCIETY AND

SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

* Recent issues:

 

- BERNOULLI  18(2-4)  http://www.bernoulli-society.org/

- SPA 123 (1-3) http://www.elsevier.com/locate/spa

 

* Co-sponsored open access publications:

Have a look to the latest articles in ECP, EJP, EJS, Probab. Surveys and Statist Surveys at  http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/publications


* Latest issue of Bernoulli News: http://isi.cbs.nl/bnews/12b/Bernoulli_News_19-2.pdf

Bernoulli Society Bulletin 'E-Briefs' issue 14

CONTENTS

1.- GENERAL NEWS

2 - EVENTS

4 - PRIZES

5 - OBITUARIES

6 - RECENTLY RELEASED ISSUES OF BernSoc OFFICIAL AND

SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

For information to be considered in the next issue please contact

Dario Spanò (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by August 31, 2013.


1- GENERAL NEWS

* Special Invited Paper: “Tercentennial Anniversary of Bernoulli's Law of Large Numbers”. A joint initiative of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society and the Bernoulli Society. The 2013 July (3) issue of the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society contains a special invited article by Professor Manfred Denker entitled “Tercentennial Anniversary of Bernoulli's Law of Large Numbers” (Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 50 (2013), 373-390). This article provides an interesting and informative historic perspective on some contemporary advances in probability and statistics that can be traced back to the publication of Jacob Bernoulli's “Ars Conjectandi”. A brief commentary by Bernoulli Society President Edward Waymire (Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 50 (2013), 469-472) is also included in this issue intended to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the publication of “Ars Conjectandi”. See http://www.ams.org/journals/bull/2013-50-03/

* 9th World Congress in Probability and Statistics. The 9th World Congress in Probability and Statistics will be held in Toronto, Canada during the summer of 2016.  Watch for more details in future issues of EBriefs and Bernoulli News as this exciting program develops. The World Congress in Probability and Statistics is a collaboration between the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

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* 2013 International year of Statistics – Two online tools have been made available to facilitate the circulation of relevant information about 2013IYOS events: you are encouraged to: (i) submit information to be published as an entry in Statistics 2013 Activities Calendar  at http://www.statistics2013.org/iyos/submitactivity.cfm ; (ii) submit reports and photos to be published in IYStat News by visiting http://www.statistics2013.org/iyos/submitarticle.cfm .



2.-  EVENTS

2.1- Events (co)-sponsored by BernSoc.

* 2013 International Year of Statistics events. A complete list of all events co-sponsored by the Bernoulli Society is available at www.bs2013.org.

* Four exciting events taking place in Guanajuato (Mexico):

* "Recent Trends in Stochastic Analysis" UBC Vancouver, July 22 to 26, 2013.

    • It is the conference celebrating the 60th birthdays of Martin Barlow and Ed Perkins. The main topics include stochastic partial differential equations, measure valued processes, random walks in random media, Dirichlet forms and diffusions on fractals. For further information, registration information and list of speakers, please see the conference website http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/130722-rtsac .

* Third International Conference on Random Dynamical Systems, S.S. Chern Inst. of Math, Tianjin, China, July 15-18, 2013. http://www.cim.nankai.edu.cn/activites/conferences/hy20130715/index.htm


* EMS2013. The 29th European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS2013). Budapest, Hungary, 20-25. July 2013. http://ems2013.eu



* SPA 2013. The 2013 congress in Stochastic Processes and their Applications. Boulder, University of Colorado,USA, July 29 - August 2. List of 18 plenary speakers and 17 Invited sessions available at http://math.colorado.edu/spa2013/ .

    • - Professor Gérard Ben Arous, Director of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at the New York University will present the Lévy Lecture, the prestigious plenary lecture sponsored by the journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications.

      -The call for contributed talks is now closed but the organizers anticipate being able to accommodate a small poster session during the meeting.  Please email Brian Rider (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.


* A public lecture, co-sponsored by the Bernoulli Society, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and Canadian Statistical Society will be delivered by David Spiegelhalter, Cambridge University, on August 7, 2013, at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Montreal, CA.  The title of the lecture is "From gambling to global catastrophe: metaphors and images for communicating numerical risks". http://www.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2013/


* XVII EBP Brazilian School of Probability. Mambucaba, Rio de Janeiro, August 4-10, 2013.

    • - The EBP is an annual event. This 17th edition is organized by IM-UFRJ and IMPA. Minicourses by Martin Hairer (Warwick) and Errico Presutti (Roma). List of invited lecturers already available at: http://www.im.ufrj.br/ebp17/

      - There will be also space for short communications and poster sessions. Updated information at the conference website http://www.im.ufrj.br/ebp17/

* Building Bridges: Probability, Statistics and Applications, August 13—August 16, 2013, TU Braunschweig, Germany.

* Conference on "Precipitation Extremes in a Changing Climate", September 24-29, 2013, Hejnice, Czech Republic. http://klimatext.tul.cz/hejnice/

    • The conference aims to bring together scientists working in the fields of climatology, meteorology, hydrology and mathematical statistics, to discuss recent advances and possible future directions of research related to precipitation extremes.

      The conference is part of the "KLIMATEXT Project"(http://klimatext.tul.cz/en/) and the Bernoulli Society Committee on Probability and Statistics in Physical Sciences (http://www.aueb.gr/bs-cpsps/) is represented in the conference's Organizing Committee).


* International Conference “Ars Conjectandi 1713 - 2013,”October 15-16, 2013, Basel, Switzerland. http://www.statoo.ch/bernoulli13/

    • The event, organized by the Swiss Statistical Society and co-sponsored by BerSoc, ISI, IMS, will be held in the city birthplace of Jakob Bernoulli. The conference will take place at the Congress Center Basel (www.congress.ch), which is located right in the centre of Basel. Further information, including the list of speakers, available at www.statoo.ch/bernoulli13

* ICAS VI Sixth International Conference on Agricultural Statistics. Rio de Janeiro, October 23 - 25, 2013. http://eventos.ibge.gov.br/en/icas2013 .


* SPA 2014. The 2014 congress in Stochastic Processes and their Applications will take place in Buenos Aires (Argentina), during the week July 28 - August , 2014.


2.2- Other events

* 59th ISI WSC 2013, 25-30 August 2013 in Hong Kong http://www.isi2013.hk/

- Extended deadline for submission of proposals for the Special Topic Sessions (STS): 30th June 2012. ISI and Associations’ members, ISI Committees and other organizations are encouraged to submit their proposals by completing the  proposal form located at http://www.isi2013.hk/download/59WSC_STS_proposal_form.pdf

3. PRIZES

* The publishing company Elsevier and the journal Stochastic Processes and Their Applications - An Official Journal of the Bernoulli Society - sponsor the conference with two Elsevier Travel Grants worth 500 Euros each. The grants will be awarded to the following young researchers:

• Jian Song (University of Hong Kong)

• Alexandre Stauffer (Università Roma Tre)


4 - OBITUARIES

* George Edward Pelham Box FRS died on 28 March 2013. He was 93 years old. Box was an English statistician, who worked in the areas of quality control, time-series analysis, design of experiments, and Bayesian inference. His name is associated with results in statistics including Box–Jenkins models, Box–Cox transformations, Box–Behnken designs.

* Kenneth Ira Appel has died in April 19, 2013. Appel was an American mathematician best known for proving, in 1976 with colleague Wolfgang Haken at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the four-color theorem, one of the most famous problems in mathematics.

5.- RECENTLY RELEASED ISSUES BY THE BERNOULI SOCIETY AND

SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

* Special issues for 2013 International Year of Statistics

    - The forthcoming special issue of the journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications (SPA) on the occasion of the 2013 International Year of Statistics, edited by Rainer Dahlhaus, Jean Jacod, Per Mykland and Nakahiro Yoshida, can be downloaded (with permanent free open access) from the SPA website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03044149/123/7. This special issue also celebrates 40 years of SPA.

    -Special Issue of the Bernoulli Journal (BJ) in 2013. Thomas Mikosch and Richard Davis were appointed as guest editors of this special issue. It will consist of a series of invited papers to provide a glimpse at future directions in probability and statistics from new application areas, to the development of new models, to the emerging interfaces between statistics and probability with other sciences as well as essays on the future of probability and mathematical statistics. This issue will be published in addition to the four numbers of the an-nual volume and will have universal electronic open access.

* Recent issues:

 

- BERNOULLI  19 (1-2)  http://www.bernoulli-society.org/

- SPA 123 (4-8) http://www.elsevier.com/locate/spa


* Co-sponsored open access publications:

* Latest issue of Bernoulli News: http://isi.cbs.nl/bnews/13a/Bernoulli_News_20-1.pdf

Bernoulli Society Bulletin 'E-Briefs' issue 12

CONTENTS

1.- GENERAL NEWS

2 - EVENTS

3 - PRIZES

4 - RECENTLY RELEASED ISSUES OF BernSoc OFFICIAL AND

SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

For information to be considered in the next issue please contact

Dario Spanò (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by August 30, 2012.


1.- GENERAL NEWS

* The Bernoulli Society Awards Ceremony and General Assembly will take place on Tuesday July 10, 2012: 18:10-19:00, during the World Congress in Istanbul. This will be followed by a wine and cheese reception from 19:00-19:30. A more detailed schedule and agenda is available on the conference web site http://www.worldcong2012.org/


* 2013 International Year of Statistics. Check the link http://www.bs2013.org/ for updates and ways that organizations and individual members can engage in recognizing locally sponsored Bernoulli Society events in celebration of the special year 2013. Updates can also be follwed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/Statistics2013


2.- EVENTS

2.1- Events (co)-sponsored by BernSoc.

 

*8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics, Istanbul, Turkey, July 9-14, 2012. <http://www.worldcong2012.org/>

* The following exciting events are satellite meeting of the Istanbul world conference, all co-sponsored by the Bernoulli Society:

* II Asia and Pacific Rim Meetings (APRM).Tsukuba,Japan. July 2-4, 2012.

    - Bernoulli Society co-sponsored special sessions: “Research at the Interface of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, I and II”, chaired by S.R.S. Varadhan and Peter Hall. Visit http://ims-aprm2012.org/index.html for more information

* 1st Conference of the International Society for Nonparametric Statistics. Chalkidiki, Greece, June 15-19, 2012. For updated information visit http://www.isnpstat.org .

* 7th World Congress of the Bachelier Finance Society, Sydney, Australia, June 19-22, 2012. http://www.bfs2012.com/


* EMS2013. The 29th European Meeting of Statisticians (EMS2013). Budapest, Hungary, 20-25. July 2013. http://ems2013.eu

    - Abstract submission open from September 1, 2012. Deadline: 15 March 2013.

    - Registration open from January 2013


* SPA 2013. The 2013 congress in Stochastic Processes and their Applications will take place in Boulder, University of Colorado,USA, July 29 - August 2. http://math.colorado.edu/spa2013/

    - IMPORTANT NOTICE: It is never too early to book your accommodation for SP2013, which happens to fall in an especially busy time of the year of competing conferences  in Boulder. To this purpose rooms are already being held in various hotels under "SPA2013". Spaces are available in the campus dorms for young researchers. Accommodation information with a list of options can be found at http://math.colorado.edu/spa2013/?page_id=21


* SPA 2014. The 2014 congress in Stochastic Processes and their Applications will take place in Buenos Aires (Argentina), during the week July 28 - August 1, 2014.


2.2- Other events


* Recent Developments in Statistical Multiscale Methods, July 16—18, 2012, University of Göttingen, Germany  http://www.stochastik.math.unigoettingen.de/for916/SMM2012

* Fifth Probability at Warwick Young Researchers Workshop, July 23—27, 2012, Warwick, UK. Two lecture courses, intended to be accessible to graduate students: Graphical probability and disordered systems, Prof. Geoffrey Grimmett (Cambridge) and Topics in branching processes, Prof. John Biggins (Sheffield). Deadline for registration 20 July, 2012. For information: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/research/paw/paw2012

* 16-th Brazilian School of Probability or XVI EBP, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil August 06 - 11, 2012. Activities will include mini-courses, plenary talks by invited speakers, short communications and posters and more.  Detailed information on the site: www.de.ufpe.br/~xviebp/

* International Summer School onAdvanced Stochastic Methods to Model Risk”, September 9 - 22, 2012, Ulm University, Germany. Updated information at: http://www.uni-ulm.de/mawi/summer-academy-2012/

* Workshop on New Developments in Econometrics and Time Series,,September, 10 -11, 2012, Rome, Italy, http://www.statistik.tudortmund.de/1740.html. The Workshop is in part a continuation of the successful series of “Brussels-Waseda Seminars on Time Series and Financial Statistics”.



* 59th ISI WSC 2013, 25-30 August 2013 in Hong Kong http://www.isi2013.hk/

- Extended deadline for submission of proposals for the Special Topic Sessions (STS): 30th June 2012. ISI and Associations’ members, ISI Committees and other organizations are encouraged to submit their proposals by completing the  proposal form located at http://www.isi2013.hk/download/59WSC_STS_proposal_form.pdf

- Early Bird registration deadline: 31 May, 2013.


3. PRIZES

* Bernoulli Society Prize for an outstanding survey article in Probability or Mathematical Statistics. A new committee has been assembled for Statistics articles. Nominations of papers with a focus in Statistics may be submitted to committee chair Peter Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. up to January 1st, 2014.  For guidelines see http://www.bernoulli-society.org/index.php/prizes .

4.- RECENTLY RELEASED ISSUES BY THE BERNOULI SOCIETY AND

SPONSORED PUBLICATIONS

* Recent issues:

 

- BERNOULLI  18(2)  http://www.bernoulli-society.org/

- SPA 122 (2) and 122 (4-8) http://www.elsevier.com/locate/spa

 

* Co-sponsored open access publications:

* Latest issue of Bernoulli News http://isi.cbs.nl/bnews/12aBernoulli_News_18-2.pdf

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