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Announcements and News

SPA/Elsevier Travel Awards 2013 - Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications

The 36th Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications will be held at the University of Colorado, Boulder from July 29 to August 2, 2013.
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)

Posted by Takashi Kumagai, Kyoto

Recent Trends in Stochastic Analysis

"Recent Trends in Stochastic Analysis" will take place at University of British Columbia (Vancouver) from July 22 to 26, 2013. It is the conference cerebrating 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. There is limited amount of funding to support the accommodation of students and postdocs. To apply for this support, please have a CV and one letter of reference sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before March 31 (early applications are encouraged).

Posted by Takashi Kumagai, Kyoto

SPA/Elsevier Travel Awards 2012

The publishing company Elsevier and the journal Stochastic Processes and Their Applications - An Official Journal of the Bernoulli Society - awarded four Elsevier Travel Grants for participants of the 8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics in Istanbul from July 9 to 14, 2012, and the Pre-world-congress Meeting of Young Researchers in Probability and Statistics 2012, 6-8 July 2012.

The amounts of 2000 Euros are distributed to the winners depending on actual travel costs. The grants were awarded to the following young researchers:

  • Omar Boukhadra (Université de Constantine, Algeria)
  • Jiang Hu (Northeast Normal University, China)
  • Xinpeng Li (Shandong University, China, and Universie Paris 1 Panthen-Sorbonne, France)
  • Ali Mohammadian Mosammam (University of Zanjan, Iran)

Summary of the SPA Sponsorship Agreement between the Bernoulli Society and Elsevier

Based on recent discussions the Bernoulli Society decided, with authorization from Elsevier, to publish details of the SPA Sponsorship Agreement.

Bernoulli Awards Ceremony and General Assembly 2012

During the World Congress in Istanbul, Turkey the awards ceremony and general assembly will take place on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 18:10 until 19:00.

The agenda:

1. Presentation of Awards
2. Statistics2013 & MPE13
3. Report on Journal Publications
4. Executive & Standing Committee Membership
5. Survey of Bernoulli Sponsored Conferences & Workshops

A wine and cheese reception will follow 19:00 – 19:30

Schramm lecture

We create a joint IMS-Bernoulli Society lecture in probability and stochastic processes titled the Schramm lecture. For details about the lecture see: http://imstat.org/Schramm/

The Schramm lecturer will be selected by the Schramm/Doob Lecture Selection Committee. The lecture will be featured at IMS or Bernoulli Society meetings and is named in honor of Oded Schramm.

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8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics

The eighth World Congress in Probability and Statistics will be in Istanbul from July 9 to 14, 2012. It is jointly organized by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Scheduled every four years, this meeting is a major worldwide event for statistics and probability, covering all its branches, including theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, and stochastic processes. It features the latest scientific developments in these fields.

The program will cover 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, with in-depth sessions on applications of these disciplines to other sciences, industrial innovation and society. It will feature several special plenary lectures presented by leading specialists. In addition, there will be many invited sessions highlighting topics of current research interests, as well as a large number of contributed sessions and posters.

For further details take a look at the conference flyer or the conference website.

In particular, note that there are various possibilities for financial support, e.g. World bank, NSF and IMS.


General Assembly Meeting

On Thursday 25 August 2011, at 13.30, the Bernoulli Society General Assembly Meeting will take place in the Dublin Convention Centre, Liffey Meeting Room 2, during the 58th ISI World Statistics Congress in Dublin, August, 21-26, 2011. Members and nonmembers of the Society are invited to participate. Voting is reserved to Bernoulli Society members.

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Wolfgang Doeblin Prize 2012 - Call for nominations

The Bernoulli Society welcomes nominations for the first Wolfgang Doeblin Prize to be awarded in the 8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics in Istanbul, 2012.

The Prize is to honour the scientific work of Wolfgang Doeblin. It will be awarded for outstanding work in the field of probability, to a single individual who is at the beginning of his or her mathematical career.

The Wolfgang Doeblin Prize is generously supported by Springer. The awardee will be invited to submit to the journal Probability Theory and Related Fields a paper for publication as the Wolfgang Doeblin Prize Article, and will also be invited to present a Doeblin Prize Lecture in a later Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications.

Each nomination should offer a brief case in support and should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30th November 2011.

Bernoulli prize for an outstanding survey article in probability - Call for nominations

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.

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