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2006 Meetings Around the World

IMS Annual Meeting

IMS Annual Meeting and X Brazilian School of Probability (XEBP)

July 30 - August 4, 2006

Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Program Chairs: Robert Adler and Steve Lalley (Probability); Sara van de Geer and Guenther Walther (Statistics); Contributed Papers Chair: Marten Wegkamp; Local Chair: Maria Eulália Vares, CBPF
The IMS Child Care Initiative encourages and supports the participation of IMS members having child care responsibilities at IMS Annual Meetings. Please see IMS Child Care Initiative for more information and application information.

(IMS sponsored meeting)


University of Florida Eighth Annual Winter Workshop on Frontiers of Theoretical Statistics

January 13-14, 2006

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

The workshop will focus on recent developments in the field of theoretical statistics. A major purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum for the advancement of statistical theory and its potential applications, and to examine areas that are on the cutting edge of statistical research.

5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics and Related Fields

January 16-18, 2006

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Andrew Burge, Conference Coordinator,


First Annual Conference on Quantitative Methods and Statistical Applications in Defense and National Security

February 15-16, 2006

RAND, Santa Monica, California, USA

Technical Program Chair: Lara Schmidt,

Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

February 16-20, 2006

St Louis, MO

Overall theme: “Grand Challenges, Great Opportunities”. Including Statistics Section (U) Business meeting February 18.


ICAM 2006 (International Congress on Applications of Mathematics)

March 13-17, 2006

University of Chile, Santiago de Chile

Please visit website for more info.

Frankfurter Stochastik-Tage / German Open Conference on Probability and Statistics

March 14-17, 2006

Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main

This conference is held every two years by the Fachgruppe Stochastik of the German Mathematical Society. It provides a forum for participants from universities, business, and industry to discuss new results in the area of probability and statistics.
IMS Reps: Norbert Henze, Arnold Janssen, Christine Mueller, Axel Munk, Rainer Schwabe, Anton Wakolbinger

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Conference on Stochastics in Science, In honor of Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen's 71st birthday

March 20-24, 2006

CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico

Further information,

Special day on Markov Processes in honor of Erhan Cinlar’s 65th birthday

Wednesday March 22, 2006

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Preceding SSP 2006, this special day is dedicated to Erhan Cinlar's contribution to the theory of Markov processes, as a way acknowledge his long lasting influence on the probability community. IMS Representative: Chris Burdzy

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Workshop on Statistical Inverse Problems

March 23-25, 2006

University of Goettingen, Germany

Organizing Committee: Frank Bauer, Nicolai Bissantz, Thorsten Hohage, Axel Munk. Contact: Heike Ahrens, gk1023@math.uni-goettingen

2006 Seminar on Stochastic Processes, SSP

March 23-25, 2006

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Invited lectures in the morning, informal parallel sessions and panel discussions in the afternoons of Thursday and Friday. IMS Representative: Chris Burdzy

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

2006 ENAR Spring Meeting

March 26-29, 2006

Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Florida, USA

IMS Co Program Chairs: Michael Kosorok and Jason Fine (UW Madison)

(IMS sponsored meeting)

Salford Systems Data Mining 2006 Conference

March 29-31, 2006

San Diego, California


A Short Course on the Analysis of Panel Data

April 5th, 2006

University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

For further details please contact Peter Smith,

A Symposium on the Convergence of Methods for Analysis of Panel Data

April 6-7, 2006

University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

For further details please contact Peter Smith,

Second International Meeting Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research: Assessing and Improving Data Quality

April 19-21, 2006

Ghent, Belgium

As for the first edition, this international meeting aims to bring together oral health researchers and statisticians interested in the analysis of dental data. The ultimate goal is to stimulate collaboration between the two parties eventually leading to the improvement of the methodological quality of oral health papers and the stimulation of new statistical research useful for the analysis of dental data.

Seymour Sherman Lecture and Conference

April 21-23, 2006

Indiana University, Bloomington

Probability and Statistical Physics.
Support will be provided for a limited number of graduate students.


Conference and Celebration For Leon Gleser and Tom Savits

May 5-6, 2006

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Contact: Henry W. Block,, or Allan R. Sampson,

Classification Society of North America 2006 Meeting on Network Data Analysis and Data Mining: Applications in Biology, Computer Science, Intrusion Detection, and Other areas

May 10-13, 2006

DIMACS, CoRE Building, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey

For more information visit website or email
IMS Representative: David Banks.

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Third Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Neuronal Data (SAND3)

May 12-13, 2006

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A pair of short courses will also be given on May 11, in conjunction with the workshop.

The First International Conference on Mathematical Sciences

May 15-17, 2006

Al-Azhar University, Gaza, The Palestinian Authority

Contact: Dr. Mahmoud K. Okasha, Head of the Organizing Committee, Al-Azhar University.

Workshop on Probabilistic Symmetries and Their Applications

May 15-17, 2006

University of Ottawa, Canada

Talks will range from theoretical foundations (highlighting the deep and beautiful mathematical representations and connections between the various concepts) to applications (including Bayesian statistics, U-statistics, empirical processes, population genetics).
IMS Representative(s): Gail Ivanoff and Raluca Balan

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Third International Workshop in Applied Probability (IWAP 2006)

May 15-18, 2006

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

Information on registration, abstract submission and local contact information is available on the workshop website.

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

CASI 2006 (Conference of Applied Statistics in Ireland)

May 17-19, 2006

Hotel Europe, Killarney, Ireland

Invited Speakers: David Brillinger, John Crowley, David Giltinan, Grace Wahba .
Contact: Kingshuk Roy Choudhury

Workshop on Frontiers of Statistics

May 18-20, 2006

Princeton, NJ

IMS Reps: Jianqing Fan, Luisa Fernholz, Hira Koul

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Mathematical and Numerical Treatment of Fluid Flow and Transport in Porous Media

May 22-26, 2006

University of Nevada Las Vegas, NV, USA

Lecturer: Zhangxin (John) Chen
Organizers: Jichun Li (702-895-0365, Yi-Tung Chen (702-895-1202,

Interface 2006

May 24-27, 2006

Westin Hotel in Pasadena, California, USA

The theme is Massive Data Sets and Streams. We look forward to a vibrant program focussing on modern problems related to data and information overload, and what we as professional data analysts can contribute to their solution. Contact: Amy Braverman,

Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC-2006)

May 28-31, 2006

The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

For information, contact the Local Arrangements Chair: David Bellhouse, University of Western Ontario,; Scientific program chair: Richard Lockhart,

International Conference on Statistical Models for Biomedical and Technical Systems

May 29-31, 2006

Limassol, Cyprus

The Conference provides the forum for presenting new statistical models and mathematical methods for Survival Analysis, the Reliability of Engineering and Technical Systems as well as the Reliability of Biological and Biomedical Systems.
IMS Rep: Filia Vonta,

(IMS sponsored meeting)


Valencia/ ISBA 8th World Meeting On Bayesian Statistics

June 1-7, 2006

Benidorm, Alicante, Spain

Co-sponsored by the International Society of Bayesian Analysis and the University of Valencia. Join the Valencia Mailing List by sending a message to

Joint Summer Research Conferences (AMS-IMS-SIAM)

June 4-29, 2006

Snowbird Resort, Utah, USA

Call for Proposals

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

PROBASTAT 2006 - Fifth International Conference On Probability and Statistics

June 5-9, 2006

Smolenice Castle, Slovak Republic

The conference sessions will cover the following areas: Regression and Mixed Models, Experimental Design, Time Series,- Statistical Learning (Chair: Ivan Mizera, University of Alberta, Edmonton). Contact:

Salford Systems Data Mining 2006 Conference

June 5-8, 2006

Sydney, Australia

Markov Processes and Related Topics

July 10-13, 2006

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

A conference to honor Tom Kurtz on his 65th birthday for his many fundamental contributions to probability theory

Graybill Conference

June 11–16, 2006

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Multiscale methods and statistics

Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy IV

June 12-15, 2006

Penn State University, Pennsylvania

IMS Rep: G. Jogesh Babu

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Cluster Algebras and Applications

June 13-17, 2006

North Carolina State University, North Carolina

Lecturer: Andrei Zelevinsky
Organizer: Naihuan Jing (919-513-3584,

The Fifteenth International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics

June 13-17, 2006

Uppsala, Sweden

The purpose of the workshop is to stimulate research, in an informal setting, and to foster the interaction of researchers in the interface between matrix theory and statistics.

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

ICSA 2006 Applied Statistics Symposium

June 14–17, 2006

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA

Prof Ming-Hui Chen, Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut,

Conference on Ordered Statistical Data and Related Topics

June 15 - 17, 2006

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

Organizers: Prof. N. Balakrishnan, and Prof. N. R. Arghami,

Computational and Statistical Aspects of Microarray Analysis (IV)

June 18-23 2006

Bressanone-Brixen, Italy

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.

Recent advances in computational finance: Statistical methods in credit risk modeling and risk management

June 19–23, 2006

Harvard University

Harvard faculty members will lecture on topics to include Credit Risk Modeling, Credit Derivative Pricing, Risk Management, Asset Pricing Theory, Continuous-Time Finance Modeling, Extreme Value Theory, Monte Carlo Simulations, Missing Data, Bayesian Inference for Time Series.

Conference on stochastic networks

June 19–24, 2006

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chair: PR Kumar.

Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets

June 21-24, 2006

Stanford University, CA

Explore novel techniques for modeling and analyzing massive, high-dimensional, and nonlinear-structured data.

Biodefense Immune Modeling Symposium

June 22-23, 2006

Rochester, NY

This symposium aims to promote collaboration between immunologists and mathematical modelers in creating immune response models. For more information contact Hulin Wu,

9th International Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

June 25-30, 2006

Vilnius, Lithuania

Aleksandras Plikusas,

S4G (Stereology, Spatial Statistics, Stochastic Geometry), 6th International Conference

June 26-29, 2006

Prague, Czech Republic

Information: Viktor Benes, Radka Juzkova, Department of Probability and Statistics, Charles University,

Second Cornell Probability Summer School

June 26-July 7, 2006

Ithaca, New York, USA

Submission date: March 17, 2006
Due to a glitch in the Cornell computer system some registrations submitted around the Christmas holidays were lost. If you are uncertain about your registration you can contact

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Mid-Atlantic Causal Modeling Conference

June 27, 2006

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

This one-day conference is intended to provide a forum for researchers interested in causal modeling and inference to exchange ideas.

2006 WNAR/IMS Western Regional Meeting

June 27-30, 2006

Flagstaff, AZ, USA

IMS Program Chair: Wolfgang Polonik

(IMS sponsored meeting)



July 2-7, 2006

Salvador (Bahia), Brazil

Theme: Working cooperatively in statistics education. Information: Carmen Batanero,

ASC/NZSA 2006: Australian Statistical Conference/New Zealand Statistical Association 2006

July 3-6, 2006

Auckland, New Zealand

For further information and registration visit the website or email:

Interdisciplinary Statistics and Bioinformatics

July 4 - 6, 2006

University of Leeds, United Kingdom

The 25th LASR workshop will be a special event, not only exploring new and innovative statistical methods and applications in bioinformatics, but also celebrating the history and achievements of the LASR series of workshops. Contact:

International Conference on Frontiers in Statistics, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

July 7 - 8, 2006

Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Samuel Kou

(IMS Co-sponsored meeting)

Markov Processes and Related Topics (A conference in honor of Tom Kurtz on his 65th birthday)

July 10 - 13, 2006

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Stew Ethier

(IMS Co-sponsored meeting)

Asymptotics: particles, processes and inverse problems, (on the occasion of the 65th birthday of Piet Groeneboom)

July 10 - 14, 2006

Leiden, The Netherlands

This meeting is split up in a 3-days workshop from Monday July 10 until Wednesday July 12, and a 2-days meeting on Thursday July 13 and Friday July 14 in which a few experts will present their work to young researchers.

XXIII International Biometric Conference (IBC2006)

July 16-21, 2006

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The International Biometric Conference, sponsored by the International Biometric Society, is held every two years and brings together statisticians and bioscientists interested in the development and application of statistical and mathematical methods for the biological sciences. The conference was held in Berkeley California in 2000, Freiburg Germany [] in 2002, Cairns Australia [] in 2004.

The International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS 2006)

July 16-21, 2006

Instituto Superior Técnico of the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

ICORS is the main meeting devoted to discuss recent results and to present the state-of-the art on robust statistics and related subjects. Email:

31st Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications

July 17-21, 2006

Paris, France

IMS reps: E. Perkins, J. Pitman , P. Protter, As Sznitman, S. Tavare and E. Waymire

(IMS sponsored meeting)

26th European Meeting of Statisticians

July 24-28, 2006

Torun, Poland


The Second SIPTA Summer School on Imprecise Probabilities

July 24-28, 2006

Madrid, Spain

Contact: Enrique Miranda,

The 17th Brazilian Symposium of Probability and Statistics

July 24-28, 2006

Hotel Gloria, Caxambu, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Sponsored by the Brazilian Statistical Association (ABE). This event is generally attended by 600 people, scholars, professionals and students, and the program includes conferences, short courses, round tables, oral and poster communications. For more info, visit the website.

Two-day Workshop on Matrix Theory and Computations for Research in Social and Physical Sciences

July 27-28, 2006

Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

The purpose of the workshop is to foster the interaction of research workers in matrix theory and computations and researchers in social and physical sciences who use them.

The Interplay between Convex Geometry and Harmonic Analysis

July 29 - August 2, 2006

Kansas State University, Kansas

Organizers: Dmitry Ryabogin (785-532-6750, and David Auckly (785-532-6750,

IMS Annual Meeting and X Brazilian School of Probability (XEBP)

July 30 - August 4, 2006

Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Program Chairs: Robert Adler and Steve Lalley (Probability); Sara van de Geer and Guenther Walther (Statistics); Contributed Papers Chair: Marten Wegkamp; Local Chair: Maria Eulália Vares, CBPF
The IMS Child Care Initiative encourages and supports the participation of IMS members having child care responsibilities at IMS Annual Meetings. Please see IMS Child Care Initiative for more information and application information.

(IMS sponsored meeting)


Ninth Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability

August 1-5, 2006

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Co-chairs: Peter Craigmile, Peter Hoff

(IMS sponsored meeting)

Recent Advances on Stochastic Computation and Bioinformatics

August 2-3 2006

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

IMS Rep: Raphael Gottardo,

(IMS sponsored meeting)

Young Researchers’ Symposium

August 5–6, 2006

IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

IMS Representative on Program Committees: S.R.S. Varadhan
The meeting will feature eight plenary lectures by prominent scientists in the field of the Mathematical Physics, including the three 2006 Poincaré Medal winners, as well as number of specialized sessions and poster sessions where young researchers will have an opportunity to present and promote their results.

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Joint Statistical Meetings

August 6-10, 2006

Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

IMS Program Chair: Christopher Genovese, IMS Contributed Paper Chair: Jennifer Hoeting, IMS Local Chair: TBA

(IMS sponsored meeting)

International Congress on Mathematical Physics - ICMP 2006

August 6 - 11, 2006

Rio de Janeiro

Young Researchers Symposium, August 5-6, IMPA. For more info, visit the website.

Probabilistic and Combinatorial Approach in Analysis

August 6-12, 2006

Kent State University

Lecturer: Mark Rudelson
Organizers: Artem Zvavitch (330-672-3316,, Per Enflo (330-672-9095,, and Andrew Tonge (330-672-9046,

First International Workshop on Gerber-Shiu Functions

August 7-8, 2006

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

The purpose of this satellite workshop is to sum up the latest theoretical developments on Gerber-Shiu functions and to stimulate applications, both in finance and risk theory. Preceeding ARC 2006 at

International Conference on Stochastic Analysis and Its Applications

August 7-11, 2006

University of Washington, Seattle

The main topics of the conference include (but are not limited to)
1. Stochastic analysis and its applications
2. Markov processes, including jump type processes and measure-valued
processes 3. Dirichlet forms
4. Analysis on fractals and percolation clusters

Prague Stochastics 2006: joint session of the 7th Prague Symposium on Asymptotic Statistics and the 15th Prague Conference on Information Theory, Statistical Decision Functions and Random Processes

August 21-25, 2006

Prague, Czech Republic

Contact: Zuzana Prášková,

8th Iranian Statistical Conference

August 22–24, 2006

Shiraz University, Iran

Contact Dr A Borhani-Haghighi, Conference Secretary, email:

International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM)

August 22-30, 2006

Madrid, Spain

Meeting on High Performance Computing and Statistical Inference

August 23 - 25, 2006

University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland

This meeting will focus on how to exploit developments in and the increasing availability of distributed computing for implementing computationally intensive statistical methodology
For more details on the meeting please go to the website or contact the local organiser Simon Wilson:

17th Conference of the International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) - COMPSTAT2006

August 28-September 1, 2006

Rome, Italy

First announcement and call for papers: February 2005. Contact:


Thirteenth International Conference of Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics on Interdisciplinary Mathematical and Statistical Techniques

September 1-4, 2006

New University of Lisbon and Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Portugal

The major concentration of the conference’s academic activities will be in mathematical and statistical sciences.

International Conference on "Statistical Latent Variables Models in the Health Sciences"

September 6-8, 2006

Perugia, Italy

The primary objective of the conference is to bring together statisticians from academia as well as other research institutions working on different theoretical aspects and relevant applications of latent variable models to the health sciences and to provide a forum to share ideas, problems and methodologies.

RSS 2006 Conference

September 10-14, 2006

Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

The annual international conference of the Royal Statistical Society - plenary speakers include Lord May, Steve Fienberg, Trevor Hastie and Adrian Raftery.
Contact: Paul Gentry (

Spatial Data Methods for Environmental and Ecological Processes

September 14–15, 2006

Foggia, Italy

Conference on Nonparametric Statistics and Related Topics

September 15-17, 2006

Carleton University

Contributed talks are invited for 15-minute presentations. Deadline to submit July 31, 2006. For additional information contact A. K. E. Saleh,

International Workshop on Spatio-Temporal Modelling (METMA3)

September 27-29, 2006

Pamplona, Spain

The purpose of this workshop is to promote the development and application of spatial, temporal, and mainly spatio-temporal statistical methods to different fields related to the environment.
Contact info: Name: Lola Ugarte Phone: 34 948169202 Fax: 34 948169204 Email:


The Sixth Annual Winemiller Conference on Methodological Developments ofStatistics in the Social Sciences

Oct 11-14, 2006

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

The aim of this conference is to foster collaboration among mathematical statisticians and quantitatively-oriented social science researchers.

The Twenty-eighth Midwest Probability Colloquium

October 20-21, 2006

Northwestern University

The program will feature the following speakers: Ofer Zeitouni (U. Minnesota and Technion), two lectures, Alexander Holryod (U British Columbia), one lecture, Balint Virag (U Toronto), one lecture.

The Eighth Northwest Probability Seminar

October 22, 2006

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Dedicated to the memory of Ron Pyke (1931-2005). If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Chris Burdzy (


Annual Conference of the South African Statistical Association

November 1-3, 2006

Stellenbosch, South Africa

The conference will be preceded by two days of workshops on 30 and 31 October.

Thirteenth Annual CAP Workshop on Derivative Securities and Risk Management

November 3rd, 2006

Columbia University, New York City

Contact: E-mail: Tel: 212.854.8404

International Symposium: Bruno de Finetti Centenary Conference

November 15-17, 2006

Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy

Invited lectures will be given by: E. Regazzini, O. Kallenberg, P. Diaconis, S. Lauritzen, P. Ressel, Y. Rinott, M. Taqqu (De Finetti's Legacy in Probability Today), G. Lunghini, L. Barone and F. Pressacco (Bruno de Finetti and Economic Theory).

Fifth Northeast Probability Seminar In Celebration of the 70th Birthday of Michael Marcus

November 16-17, 2006

Columbia University, New York, NY

Invited speakers: Jennifer Chayes (Microsoft), Rodrigo Banuelos (Purdue University), Christian Houdre (Georgia Tech), Yuval Peres (Microsoft and University of California, Berkeley).


24th Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Medical Statistics

December 1–3, 2006

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

The theme of the conference is “Medical Statistics and National Millennium Development Goals”.
For more details, please contact the Organizer of the Conference, Dr. Anil C. Mathew, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, e-mail:

Leverage the Power of Data Mining with Salford Systems' training session in San Diego

December 4-7, 2006

San Diego, California

Register for 1, 2, 3, or 4 days. Companies can receive training at their own sites or send representatives to our seminars.


December 4-8, 2006

Australian National University, > Canberra, Australia

THEME: Genome to Phenome Modelling

96th Statistical Mechanics Conference

December 17-19, 2006

Rutgers University, New Jersey

At the meeting we will celebrate the achievements (and birthdays) of our distinguished colleagues, Elihu Abrahams and Philip W. Anderson.

The Book of Ester Samuel-Cahn: from Empirical Bayes to Prophet Inequality

December 18-20, 2006

Jerusalem, Israel

A conference in honor of Professor Ester Samuel-Cahn, who recently retired from the Hebrew University. For details, and inquiries contact Prof. Meilijson at

Multivariate Statistical Methods in the 21st Century

December 28-29, 2006

Eastern Zonal Cultural Center, Govt. of India, Kolkata, India

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Barry C. Arnold,, Ashis SenGupta,, J.K. Ghosh, K.V. Mardia and P.K. Sen.

(IMS Co-sponsored meeting)

Sixth International Triennial Calcutta Symposium

December 29-31, 2006

Calcutta University, Kolkata, India

The objective is to provide a forum to the researchers, engaged in the field of Statistics and Probability to exchange ideas, facilitate discussions and share views amongst themselves.