General Announcement

The Bernoulli Society is one of the sponsers of the recently launched StatProb.com. This is a free online encyclopedia of statistics and probability hosted by Springer and sponsored by leading statistical societies. StatProb.com 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  www.bernoulli-society.org. 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.

Spread the word among colleagues and students: For 2010 Ph.D. students join Bernoulli Society for free and new members and post-docs obtain 50% reduced membership rate.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Statistical Review on ENERGY STATISTICS. For more details see Call_for_Papers_EnergyStatistics.pdf.

David Ruppert, Cornell University, is the new editor of the Electronic Journal of Statistics (EJS), starting January 2010. EJS is an open access publication sponsored by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

The Latin American Regional Chapter of the Bernoulli Society announces and congratulates the winners of the 2009 CLAPEM edition of the Francisco Aranda-Ordaz award for the best Ph.D. theses written by Latin American students. The winners are:
In Probability, Sebastián Grymberg, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, for his thesis "Construcción y simulación perfecta de campos markovianos con splines", adviser Pablo Ferrari.
In Statistics, Maria da Gloria Abage de Lima, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, for her thesis "Essays on heteroskedasticity", adviser Francisco Cribari.
Both are invited speakers to present their works in the XI CLAPEM, in Caracas, Venezuela, November 1-6, 2009.

James R. Norris, Statistics Laboratory of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, was elected as chair of the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes for a two years term, starting January 2010.

As for August 1st 2009, Ada van Krimpen is the new Director of ISI and the new Executive Secretary of Bernoulli Society.

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