The conference will feature three keynote presentations by Professors James O. Berger, Malay Ghosh and J.N.K. Rao, several invited sessions on focused research areas, contributed sessions and a poster session. IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Jay Breidt, Jiahua Cheng, Jiming Jiang, Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva, Chris Skinner, Dongchu Sun, Li-Chun Zhang