News

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Please see also the list of upcoming conferences and meetings.

Announcements and News

A special Conference in Honour of Søren Asmussen - New Frontiers in Applied Probability will take place in Sandbjerg Estate, Sønderborg, Denmark from August 1 to August 5, 2011.

Note that Leonardo Rojas-Nandayapa (University of Queensland)  and Olivier Wintenberger (University Paris Dauphine) were awarded two Elsevier Travel Awards (500 Euros each) for participation in this conference.


Take a note of the participation of the Bernoulli Society in the 58th ISI World Statistics Congress in Dublin, August 21-26. Organized or sponsored activities include:

  • 12 Invited Paper Sessions
  • Special Contributed Sessions
    • Credit Risk and Levy Processes organized by Wim Schoutens (University of Leuven, Belgium)
    • MCMC organized by Gareth Roberts (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
    • Inferential tools based on model selection, shrinkage and related methods  organized by Hannes Leeb (University  of Vienna, Austria)
  • General Assembly of the Bernoulli Society. Send suggestions for Open Floor Discussion to the Bern Soc Executive Secretary Ada van Krimpen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  • Satellite Meeting on Dynamic Statistical Models, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17-19,
  • ISI Young Statisticians Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, August 19-21,

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.


Anatoliy Skorokhod, Professor of Michigan State Univeristy and an academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, died on January 3, 2011, in Lansing, Michigan, USA.

Please read the notes "To the memory of Skorohod and words of condolences" and on his "Life and Research"


We are pleased to annonce that there are several NSF travel grants for U.S. participants (young researchers, women and minority) traveling to the 35th Stochastic Processes and their Applications meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico from the 19th to the 24th of June  2011.

For details visit the Information on the SPA travel grants on the conference homepage.


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.


As a satellite meeting to the 2011 ISI World Congress, and the first of its kind, the 2011 ISI Young Statisticians Meeting (YSI 2011) seeks to promote the active participation of early career statisticians in the epicentre of the ISI World Congress. The meeting will take place from August 19th-21st 2011, preceeding the 2011 ISI World Congress. Further information http://www.isi2011.ie/content/ysi

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

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