General Announcement

The Bernoulli Society has initiated a new prize to recognize an outstanding survey article in probability. Nominations exclude self-nominations, and can otherwise be submitted to the committee chair David Aldous This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Nominations should include full name and email address of both the nominee and nominator, as well as a pdf file of the published article.  Nominations should be submitted by November 30, 2011.

For details of the prize, see the description of the Bernoulli prize for an outstanding survey article in probability or mathematical statistics.

A new international web-based mentor programme for Ph.D students in statistics and probability at universities in developing countries is launched, sponsored by the International Statistical Institute and the Bernoulli Society. Ph.D students can enrol for the programme online and are put in contact with volunteer senior statisticians. The programme is based in Oslo, see to find out more on what the programme does. If you wish to join you can enrol as a mentor, or join as a student.

For further information have a look at the programme description for mentors and the information for students.

The Executive Committee and Council of the Bernoulli Society approved a special issue of the Bernoulli Journal for the year 2013 to commemorate the 300 anniversary of the publication of the Ars Conjectandi by Jacob Bernoulli.

The guest editors will be Richard Davis and Thomas Mikosch.

It will consist of a series of invited papers that will 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. It will be in addition to the four numbers of the annual volume and will have electronic open access to everybody.

The increase in both the  breadth and the mathematical technicality of many areas of specialization in probability and statistics can be mitigated by expertly written survey articles that will communicate an historic perspective on the successes, failures, and general health of important areas, as well as provide young researchers with a point of entry to the frontiers of a given field.  To acknowledge the general importance of such efforts, The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability is pleased to announce the establishment of ``The Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article in Probability or Mathematical Statistics''.

The Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes is pleased to announce the approval by the Bernoulli Society Council of a new prize. The prize is to honour the scientific work of Wolfgang Doeblin and to recognize and promote outstanding work by researchers at the beginning of their mathematical careers in the field of Probability. For details see: Wolfgang Doeblin Prize.

The Bernoulli Society Council has recently decided to keep, in general, the same membership fees for 2011 as for 2010, but some new benefits have been added.

For example, members from "developing countries" are offered a 70% reduction now (instead of 50%) and receive an extra reduction for the personal hard copy subscription of the BERNOULLI JOURNAL. Moreover, the list of developing countries for the latter membership and subscription was extended for 2011.  This list will be subsequently updated with the three lower categories of the classification countries of the World Bank.

Further benefits have been achieved for all BS members like, e.g., a new 15% discount on two journals from the Applied Probability Trust: Advances in Applied Probability and Journal of Applied Probability.

For full information and details, please check the membership information.

Josef G. Steinebach
BS Membership Secretary

The Bernoulli Society is one of the sponsers of the recently launched This is a free online encyclopedia of statistics and probability hosted by Springer and sponsored by leading statistical societies. combines the advantages of traditional wikis (rapid and up-to-date publication, user-generated development, hyperlinking, and a saved history) with traditional publishing (quality assurance, review, and credit to authors). All contributions have been approved by an editorial board chosen by the sponsoring statistical societies. Articles are published in accordance with a Creative Commons license.

We are pleased to announce that the Bernoulli Society website can now be reached via Furthermore the design has been updated based on the new Bernoulli Society Logo.
The new site offers us many possibilities for future development, but first of all we hope that it provides our visitors with facts and news in a convenient way. If you have any suggestions or remarks concerning the webpage you may contact the Executive Committee or the Web Editor: .

The special issue 120/5 of the journal SPA, “A Tribute to Kiyosi Itô”, edited by Marc Yor and Maria Eulalia Vares, can be downloaded free of charge from the SPA website.
A word of appreciation to Elsevier´s fortunate gesture of granting a perpetual free access to this special issue of one of the Bernoulli Society official publications.

There are some limited funds for permanent residents in some developing countries to participate in the two Bernoulli Society meetings taking place during 2010: The 28th European Meeting of Statisticians (Piraeus, Greece, August 17-22) and the 34th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (Osaka, Japan, September 6-10). For further details see the Information on the ISI's World Bank Fund.

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