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2005 Meetings Around the World

IMS Annual Meeting

IMS Annual Meeting/Joint Statistical Meetings

August 7-11, 2005

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

IMS Program Chair: David Madigan, Rutgers University, IMS Local Chair: Peihua Qiu, University of Minnesota, IMS Contributed Papers Chair: David Higdon, Los Alamos National Lab
Learn more about IMS Child Care Initiative.

(IMS sponsored meeting

Satellite meetings in Minneapolis

8th North American New Researchers Conference

August 2-6, 2005

(IMS sponsored meeting)

New Directions in Probability Theory 2005

August 5-6, 2005

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)


International Workshop/Conference on Bayesian Statistics and its Applications

January 6-8, 2005

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Contact: S.K. Upadhyay, Convener,,

University of Florida Seventh Annual Winter Workshop: Longitudinal Data Analysis

January 6-8, 2005

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

The workshop will focus on recent developments in statistical methods for analyzing longitudinal data and on applications of such techniques in many areas. NSF funding is anticipated to support approximately twenty (20) young researchers to attend the symposium. The organizing committee is soliciting applications from senior graduate students (4th year or higher) and researchers who received their Ph.D. in or after 2000. Applications are due by November 29, 2004. Forms and details may be found at the conference web site. Researchers receiving support are expected to present their work at the poster session. Women and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Contact: Carol Rozear,

Adap'ski, a satellite meeting to MCMC'ski

January 9-11, 2005

Bormio, Italy

IMS Chair: Christian Robert

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

International Conference on Reliability, Statistics, and Related Fields (ICRSRF)

January 7-9, 2005

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Calicut, Kerala, India

Contact: Dr G Chaudhuri, or Dr R P Suresh,

Fourth Symposium on Lévy Processes: Theory and Applications with a special day in honour of the 75 birthday of S. James Taylor

January 10-14, 2005

Manchester Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Manchester, U.K.

Organizers: Ron Doney (Manchester), Dave Applebaum (Nottingham Trent), Nick Bingham (Sheffield), Charles Goldie (Sussex) Rene Schilling (Sussex). For further information see the web page or contact: or

Second Joint IMS/ISBA International Conference (MCMSki)

January 12-14, 2005

Bormio, Italy (Italian Alps)

Program Chair: Brad Carlin, University of Minnesota,
Local Chair: Antonietta Mira, University of Insubria. Deadline for applications for travel support for young investigators (<5 years since PhD)has been extended to Friday October 1, 2004. Awards of up to $1000 are possible, to help with airfare, hotel, registration, ground transportation, and a small per diem.

(IMS sponsored meeting)


The International Symposium on Stochastic Models in Reliability, Safety, Security and Logistics (SMRSSL'05)

February 15-17, 2005

Beer Sheva, Israel

Contact: Dr. Ilia B. Frenkel, Negev Academic College of Engineering (NACE),

14th Annual National Conference of the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (MSE) Network

February 25-26, 2005

Washington Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC, USA

The Conference will focus on acute disparities affecting African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans in areas such as education, health, socio-economic status, criminal justice, and environmental justice. Conference presenters and participants will examine the role that engineers and scientists from a range of disciplines can play in helping to significantly reduce these disparities.


Sixth International Conference on Forensic Statistics

March 17-19, 2005

The Center for Law, Science, and Technology, College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Forensic statistics concerns the many and various applications of statistics and probability to legal matters. This conference will bring together forensic scientists, lawyers, judges, statisticians, and individuals from related disciplines to discuss the multiple uses of statistics in legislative, administrative and judicial proceedings.

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

2005 ENAR/IMS Spring Meeting

March 20-23, 2005

Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

Program Chair: A. John Bailer, Miami University,

(IMS sponsored meeting)


Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Language Diversification

March 21, 2005

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

The problem of inferring the evolutionary history of language families is of interest to researchers in both historical linguistics and the mathematical sciences (statistics, computer science, probability, etc.). The workshop aims to foster dialogue between the two groups. Four talks focusing on the nature of the branching process in language diversification will be followed by a panel discussion in which proposed models and methods will be critiqued with respect to data and known history.

2005 Seminar on Stochastic Processes

March 24-26, 2005

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

There are five invited speakers Alison Etheridge, Oxford University; Nina Gantert, Universitat Karlsruhe; Alexander Holroyd, University of British Columbia; Jeremy Quastel, University of Toronto; Ofer Zeitouni, University of Minnesota. There will be plenty of time for short presentations and open problem sessions. We anticipate funding to help support graduate students, young researchers, and persons from traditionally underrepresented groups.

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

14th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics

March 29-April 1, 2004

Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

Young Statisticians Meetings 2005

March 30-31, 2005

Trinity College, Department of Statistics, Dublin, Ireland

For early enquiries or assistance please contact:


ISI 2005 - 55th Biennial Session

April 5-12, 2005

Sydney, Australia

Registration is now open for the world's premier statistical conference. Don’t miss this a great opportunity to attend an ISI Session in Sydney and take advantage of this cost effective and enjoyable way to stay in touch with the latest statistical developments. A diverse and cutting edge Scientific Program has been developed for the 2005 ISI Session and includes Invited Paper Meetings, Contributed Paper Meetings, Key Note Speakers, Poster Sessions, Tutorials and Short Courses. Theme days will cover Statistics and Finance, Environmental Statistics and Genomic Data. Contact -

IASS 55: Complex sampling, retrospective sampling and missing data (a conference in honour of Alastair Scott)

April 13-14, 2005

Auckland, New Zealand

This is a Satellite meeting of the ISI Session in Sydney which is sponsored by the International Association for Survey Statisticians (IASS) and is in honour of Professor Alastair Scott on the occasion of his retirement. It is being held in the Maritime Museum in the heart of Auckland's Viaduct Basin, the downtown waterfront area which was the centre of activities for the last two America's Cups. Confirmed invited speakers include David Brillinger, Raymond Carroll, Wayne Fuller, Jack Kalbfleisch, Graham Kalton and Jon Rao. Contact Details: Chris Wild at

ISBIS4 - Fourth International Symposium on Business and Industrial Statistics

April 13-16, 2005

Tropical North Queensland, Australia

The Nineteenth New England Statistics Symposium

April 23, 2005

Storrs, Connecticut, USA

Invited keynote speakers are David Harrington of the Harvard University and Evarist Gine of the University of Connecticut. There will be several arranged special theme sessions. In addition, there will be contributed paper sessions, allowing 15 to 20 minutes per paper. We invite talks on all aspects of statistics and probability. Contact Professor Mig-Hui Chen,

EU Enlargement from a Business Perspective - First International Conference

April 28, 2005

Keszthely, Hungary

The target audience of the programme is the SME sector in the 10 new EU Member countries, but the programme could also be interesting for international organisations and overseas businesses seeking contacts in Europe.


Bayes, Multivariate and CASM: A statistics conference in honor of Jim Press

May 14, 2005

University of California, Riverside, USA

ASMDA2005- XI International Symposium on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis

May 17-20, 2005

Brest, France

Symposium General Chairs: J.P. Barthélemy, N. Limnios and G. Saporta. Information:

Pentecost Meeting of the German Statistical Society

May 19–20, 2005

University of Münster, Germany

First Interdisciplinary Symposium on Statistical Challenges and Opportunities in Electronic Commerce Research

May 22-23, 2005

Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Chairs: Wolfgang Jank and Galit Shmueli. Contact: Wolfgang Jank,

IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics (GENSIPS), 2005

May 22-24, 2005

Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Contact: Aniruddha Datta, or Jie Chen,

International Conference in Memory of Two Eminent Social Scientists: C. Gini and M. O. Lorenz

May 23-26, 2004

University of Siena, Italy

Contact: Chairman Organizing Committee, Prof. Achille Lemmi


Twelfth Annual Spring Research Conference (SRC) on Statistics in Industry and Technology

June 1-3, 2005

Park City, Utah, USA

Contact: Shane Reese,

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

BISP4: Fourth Workshop on Bayesian Inference In Stochastic Processes

June 2-4, 2005

Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy

In this workshop, we will bring together experts in the field to review, discuss and explore directions of development of Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes and in the use of Stochastic Processes for Bayesian Inference.

The Fifth International Workshop on Objective Bayesian Methodology

June 4-8, 2005

Branson, Missouri, USA

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Fejér-Riesz conference

June 8-14, 2005

Eger, Hungary

Conference to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the birth of two outstanding Hungarian mathematicians: Lipót FEJÉR and Frigyes Eger RIESZ.

SSC2005: Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada

June 12–15, 2005

Saskatoon, Canada

Contact: Program information: Augustine Wong,

The 5th International Conference on Robust Statistics

June 12–17, 2005

Jyväskylä, Finland


Random Media and Stochastic Partial DifferentialEquations

June 14–18, 2005

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Organizer: S Lototsky, Principal speakers: M. I. Freidlin (University of Maryland), N. V. Krylov (University of Minnesota), G. Papnicolaou (Stanford University), A. N. Shiryaev (Steklov Institute, Moscow)

Ordered Statistical Data: Approximations, Bounds and Characterizations

June 15-18, 2005

Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey

This meeting will concentrate on mathematical aspects of order statistics, records and their generalizations. It is a continuation of earlier conferences organized in Warsaw, Poland, during 2002-2004. Those interested in participating in this meeting can contact Professor Ismihan Bayramoglu at, in order to get all pertinent details. The deadline for submitting title and abstract is March 1, 2005.

Computational and Statistical Aspects of Microarray Analysis (III)

June 19-25, 2005

Bressanone-Brixen, Italy

This 5 days lecture series provides an introduction to genomic data and their interpretation. The main focus will be on microarray experiments, covering statistical topics such as preprocessing, normalization, quality assessment, gene identification, machine learning and inference for graphs and networks. Applications of these methods to proteomics and other high throughput technologies will also be covered. Computer laboratory material will be available for self-study. Contact:

International Conference on Statistics in Honour of Professor Kai-Tai Fang's 65th Birthday (Fang65)

June 20-24, 2005

Hong Kong

email: Abstract Deadline: Feb. 28.

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

The Fourth International Conference on High Dimensional Probability (HDP)

June 20-24, 2005

St. John's College campus at Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

The conferences on High Dimensional Probability continue a long tradition of conferences that began in the mid seventies under the title of "Probability in Banach Spaces". Remarkable advances have led to the creation or introduction of powerful tools, such as randomization, decoupling, moment and exponential inequalities, chaining, isoperimetry, concentration of measures and deviation probabilities which apply to areas well beyond those for which they were created. Gaussian processes techniques and methods from probability in Banach spaces have made a substantial impact on broad areas such as statistics, learning theory, theoretical computer sciences, convex geometry and statistical physics. Organizing Committee: Evarist Gine, Vladimir Koltchinskii, Wenbo Li, Joel Zinn

Joint annual meeting of the WNAR/ IBS/IMS

June 21-24, 2005

Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.

Organizer: Christiana Drake, IMS Program Chair: Thomas Lee

(IMS sponsored meeting)

2005 Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications

June 26-July 1, 2005

Santa Barbara, California, USA

IMS Rep: Raya Feldman

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Workshop on Stochastic Models in System and Molecular Biology

June 26, 2005

Santa Barbara, California, USA

Satellite meeting of “Stochastic Processes and their Applications” (SPA2005). Biological processes such as molecular transport, gene regulatory networks, and other cellular processes are complex and any progress in their understanding requires sophisticated mathematical models. Please register before June 1st.IMS Rep: Guillaume Bonnet. Co-sponsorded by ARO (Army Research Office)

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)


LASR 2005: Quantitative Biology, Shape Analysis, and Wavelets

July 4-6, 2005

Leeds, U.K.


13th INFORMS Applied Probability Conference

July 6-8, 2005

The Westin, Ottawa, Canada

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Recent Advances in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Markov Chain Monte Carlo

July 7-8, 2005

University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia


Joint meeting of the Chinese Society of Probability and Statistics (CSPS) and IMS

July 9-12, 2005

Beijing, China

Submissions of contributed papers are invited to the conference web site with a deadline of Feb 20, 2005.

(IMS sponsored meeting)

20th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling (IWSM2005): Statistical Solutions to Modern Problems

July 10-15, 2005

Swiss-Grand Hotel Bondi Beach Sydney Australia

Hosted by the University of Western Sydney. The workshop covers statistical modelling in a broad sense, including theoretical developments, applications and computational methods. Papers motivated by real practical problems are encouraged, but theoretical contributions addressing problems of practical importance or related to software developments are also welcome. Submissions on statistical genomics, gene expression, environment and climate change, large or complex data sets, modern Bayesian methods, mixed effects models or interval-censored data are especially encouraged. Deadline for submitted papers is January 31, 2005.Contact:

Stochastic Modelling of Complex Systems (SMOCS-05)

July 10-16, 2005

Daydream Island resort, Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia

Scientific Organizing/Program Committee: Soren Asmussen, Kostya Borovkov (chairman), Tim Brown, Lois Chen, Daniel Dufresne, Peter Hall, Chris Heyde, Victor Korotkich, Yoshio Miyahara, Alex Novikov, Eckhard Platen, Phil Pollett, Peter Taylor and Aihua Xia

First Cornell Summer School in Probability

July 10-23, 2005

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Primary Lectures: Richard Durrett, Cornell University, Random networks: static and dynamic models; Jean-Francois Le Gall, DMA - Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris, Random trees and applications; Russell Lyons, Indiana University, Invariance in percolation, random walks, and random networks.

(IMS sponsored meeting)

Perspectives in Modern Statistical Science III

July 18-22, 2005

Mikulov, Czech Republic

Organizers: Jana Jureckova (Charles University, Prague), Ivana Horova (Masaryk University, Brno)

ISIPTA05: 4th International Symposium on Imprecise Probabilities and Their Applications

July 20-23, 2005

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

25th European Meeting of Statisticians (Bernoulli Society)

July 24–29, 2005

Oslo, Norway


8th North American New Researchers Conference

August 2-6, 2005

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Abstract submission deadline: Feb 15, 2005. Application info: To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and title and abstract to Galin Jones,

(IMS sponsored meeting)

New Directions in Probability Theory 2005

August 5-6, 2005

IMA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

The meeting consists of five sessions of invited lectures, a poster session of contributed papers, and four one-hour lectures, of which three are IMS Medallion Lectures. It is intended for a general probability audience interested in recent developments in probability theory. The topics of the sessions are Flows and Random Media, Probability, Combinatorics, and Statistical Mechanics, Stochastic Integration, Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, and Random Walk in Random Environment.

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Logic in Hungary, 2005

August 5-11, 2005

Budapest, Hungary

We take great pleasure in announcing that the Janos Bolyai Mathematical Society is going to organize a conference on mathematical logic. With this event we would like to celebrate the unique event that two great Hungarian logicians, L. Kalmár and R. Péter, both have their centenary of birth in 2005.


IMS Annual Meeting/Joint Statistical Meetings

August 7-11, 2005

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.

IMS Program Chair: David Madigan, Rutgers University, IMS Local Chair: Peihua Qiu, University of Minnesota, IMS Contributed Papers Chair: David Higdon, Los Alamos National Lab
Learn more about IMS Child Care Initiative.

(IMS sponsored meeting)

Nonparametric Models for Complex Biological Data

August 15-17, 2005

Davis, California, USA

IMS Reps: Jianqing Fan, Hans-George Mueller and Chunming Zhan

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

MCP 2005, The 4th international conference on Multiple Comparison Procedures

August 17-19, 2005

Shanghai, China

Celebrating 50 years of Multiple Comparisons and covering all topics related to multiple comparisons. Participants can submit title and abstract via the web. Deadline of title/abstract submission is March 31, 2005.

Fifth Annual Total Microarray Data Analysis and Interpretation

August 24-26, 2005

Hyatt Regency on Capital Hill, Washington, D.C., USA

Microarrays are costly - both in time and resources - making the careful design of microarray experiments to generate good data for diagnostics, target identification, screening, genotyping and other applications critical. Statistical analysis of data generated from well designed experiments allows for meaningful biological correlation.


National Statistical Competition for Engineering

September 12-14, 2005

Bandung, Indonesia

Competition for undergraduate students. Hosana Konstansius,

Conference on Stochastic Control and Numerics

September 15-18, 2005

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA

The conference will focus on control theory and numerical methods for stochastic models and its applications in diverse areas such as biology, finance and operations research. Limited support is available to help graduate students and recent PhDs to participate in the conference.

Eighth Workshop on Case Studies of Bayesian Statistics

September 16-17, 2005

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The Workshop will feature in-depth presentations and discussions of substantial applications of Bayesian statistics to problems in science and technology, poster presentations of contributed papers on applied Bayesian work and, new this year, contributed presentations by young researchers. Contributed paper abstracts for posters will be due September 1, 2005. Contact: Rob Kass,, or any of the other organizers.

A Conference on Nonparametric Inference and Probability with Applications to Science

September 24-25, 2005

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

IMS Reps: Jiayang Sun, Bob Keener

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Workshop on Stochastic Methods in Game Theory

September 24-October 2, 2005

Centro Majorana, Erice, Italy

IMS Rep: Marco Scarsini,

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Statistical Week: Annual Meeting of the German Statistical Society

September 26-29, 2005

Braunschweig, Germany

The Future of Data Analysis: a Conference in Honor of Jon Kettenring

September 30, 2005

Basking Ridge, NJ

Sponsored by the National Institute of Statistical Sciences


Geometry and its Applications

October 3-7, 2005

Bern, Switzerland

New Mathematical Methods in Risk Theory, Workshop in Honour of Hans Bühlmann

October 6-8, 2005

University of Firenze, Italy

2005 is the year of Hans Bühlmann's 75th birthday and the 35th anniversary of his capital book Mathematical Methods in Risk Theory. To celebrate both these events the Department of ''Matematica per le Decisioni'' of Florence University organizes a Workshop aimed to offer an overview of important current topics in Risk Theory, in the spirit of interaction among insurance themes, financial instruments and mathematical methods that Hans Bühlmann has pioneered and given paramount contributions to.

Twenty-Seventh Midwest Probability Colloquium

October 20-22, 2005

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Local organizer is Mark Pinsky (


Conference on Martingale, Potential Theory and Stochastic Analysis

November 10-13, 2005

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

The year 2005-2006 has been designated Special Year in Probability and Analysis by the Department of Mathematics, UFL. As part of this special year, we are organizing a conference in probability. Funding for the Special Year has been provided by the Department of Mathematics and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Funding is anticipated from the Office of Research and Graduate Programs of the UFL, NSF, and NSA. Contact Dr. Liqing Yan through

Red Raider Minisymposium

November 17-19, 2005

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

These lectures provide an opportunity to learn about new research venues for the members of the mathematical community, especially early career researchers and graduate students including women and underrepresented minorities. The distinguished lectures will be delivered by Rudy Beran, Rabi Bhattacharya, Ronald Butler, John Kent, Peter Kim and Madan Puri.


XIV ELAM - Latin American school of Mathematics

December 1–9, 2005

Solís, Uruguay

The Third T.N. Thiele Symposium on Stochastic Volatility

December 19-20, 2005

Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

8th Islamic Countries Conference on statistical sciences (ICCs-VIII)

December 19-22, 2005

Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

International Statistics Conference (Statistics in the Technological Age)

December 27-31, 2005

Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Organized by Institute of Mathematical Sciences, University of Malaya, Malaysia. This international conference aims to bring together academicians and professionals from various fields in statistics to discuss and present. Contact Ramesh Gupta ( ) or S.H.Ong (

25th Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Probability and Statistics

December 28-30, 2005

Bangalore University and Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore Centre, India

IMS Representatives on Program Committees: H.J. Vaman, and S.M. Manjunath.

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)