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2003 Meetings Around the World
 Annual Meeting

IMS Annual Meeting / Joint Statistical Meetings
August 3 - 7, 2003
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

IMS Program Chair: Jane-Ling Wang, University of CA, Davis
Contributed Papers Chair:  Lutz Duembgen, University of Berne, Switzerland
Topic Contributed Paper Sessions at JSM 2003 (submissions closed)
(IMS sponsored/ numbered (284) meeting)

Statistics in Industry & Business
January 2 - 4, 2003
Cochin, India
Contact: Bovas Abraham, U of Waterloo, Canada

International Workshop on Current Trends in Bayesian Statistics
January 6 - 8, 2003
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India
IMS Representative:  Dipak Dey, University of Connecticut
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Workshop on Dynamical Stochastic Modeling in Biology
January 8 - 10, 2003
Copenhagen, Denmark
Organizers: Marianne Huebner, Michigan State Univ. and Michael Sorensen, Univ. of Copenhagen

Fifth Annual Winter Workshop:  Functional Data Analysis
January 10 - 11, 2003
Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.
Organizer:  Clyde Schoolfield, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville
Contact Carol Rozear
(IMS minimeeting)

Nonparametric Statistics Research Conference
January 17 - 18, 2003
Florida State University, Tallahassee, U.S.A.
Organizing committee: Florentina Bunea, Myles Hollander, and Jayaram Sethuraman

Workshop on Statistical Aspects of Microarray Data
February 20 - 22, 2003
Aarhus, Denmark
Organizers: Jens Ledet Jensen (Aarhus), Mathisca de Gunst (Eurandom), Mats Rudemo (Gothenburg), and Michael Sorensen (Copenhagen)

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The Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture, Casanova's Lottery to be given by Stephen M. Stigler, The Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Statistics and the College
Thursday, March 6, 2003, 5:30 P.M.
Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street, University of Chicago.

Interface 2003
March 12 - 15, 2003
Sheraton City Centre Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Program Chairs: Michael Minnotte & Juergen Symanzik (Utah State University)
Keynote address:  James R. Thompson, Noah Harding Professor of Statistics, Rice University

Seminar on Stochastic Processes 2003
March 27 - 29, 2003
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
IMS Representative:  Chris Burdzy, University of Washington
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

ENAR/ IMS Eastern Regional Spring Meetings
March 30 - April 2, 2003
Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
IMS Program Chair:  Daniel Scharfstein, Johns Hopkins University
IMS Contributed Papers Coordinator:  Karl Broman, Johns Hopkins University
(IMS sponsored/ numbered (280) meeting)

Workshop on Statistical Modelling for Complex Data
March 31 - April 2
Universitair Centrum, Limburgs, Belgium.
Martine Machiels, martine.machiels@luc.acw


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17th New England Statistics Symposium
April 26, 2003
Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Dipak Dey,
Statistics for Mathematical and Computational Finance
May 3, 2003
Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Organizer:  Yazhen Wang, Univ. of Connecticut,
(IMS minimeeting)

Conference on New Directions in Experimental Design
May 14 - 17, 2003
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Focus: designs for biomedical and pharmaceutical studies
Contact:  Ken Ryan

Third Workshop on Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes (BISP03)
May 15 - 17, 2003
Hotel Sol Galúa, La Manga, Spain
Juan Antonio Cano Sánchez, or Fabrizio Ruggeri

International Conference on Reliability and Survival Analysis
May 21 - 24, 2003
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A.


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Program on Statistical Methods in Microarray Analysis
June 1 - 30, 2003  2 - 31 January 2004
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Organizers: Chair: Terry Speed, (University of California at Berkeley and Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia)
Co-chairs: Ming-Ying Leung (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Louxin Zhang (National University of Singapore)

DIMACS Workshop on Complexity and Inference
June 2 - 6, 2003
Dimacs Center, Rutgers Univ., New Jersey, U.S.A.
Organizers: Mark Hansen (Bell Labs), Paul Vitanyi (CWI & Univ. Amsterdam), and Bin Yu (UC Berkeley)

Spring Research Conference on Statistics in Industry and Technology
June 4 - 6, 2003
University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
Program Chair:  Russell V. Lenth, Univ. of Iowa
Local Arrangements:  Peter W. Hovey, Univ. of Dayton
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

2003 Hawaii International Conference on Statistics and Related Fields
June 5 - 8, 2003
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Key Speaker: Professor Bradley Efron of Stanford University

2003 Statistical Society of Canada's Annual Meeting
June 8 - 11, 2003
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Local Arrangements Chair: Chris Field
Program Chair: Doug Wiens
(IMS invited paper sessions)

IMS Invited Paper Session:  Machine Learning Methods from a Statistical Perspective
IMS Organizer:  Yi Lin, Univ. of Wisconsin
IMS Invited Paper Session:  Shape-Restricted Inference
IMS Organizer: Mary Meyer, Univ. of Georgia

2003 Joint Summer Research Conferences
June 8 - July 24, 2003
Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A.
Conferences typically run for one week with forty-five to sixty participants.  Conferences of longer duration are possible. Funding for the conferences is provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Advances in Statistical Inferential Methods (theory and applications)
June 9 - 12, 2003
KIMEP, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
Contact info:

23rd International Symposium on Forecasting
June 15 - 18, 2003
Merida, Mexico
Principal organizer: Victor M. Guerrero (ITAM)

SPRUCE VI 2003 - Statistics in Public Resources and Utilities, and in Care of the Environment
June 15 - 19, 2003
Lund University, Skåne (Scania), Sweden

Fourth International Workshop on Objective Prior Methodology
June 15 - 20, 2003
Centre Paul Langevin, Aussois, France

7th Purdue International Symposium on Statistics
June 19 - 24, 2003
West Lafayette, Indiana
Conference (Statistical Decision Theory and Related Topics) and 3 workshops (A: Bioinformatics and Microarrays; B: Multiple Comparisons Mixture Models for Large Data Sets; C: Statistical Consultancy).

WNAR/ IMS Western Regional
June 22 - 25, 2003
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, U.S.A.
IMS Organizer:  Naisyin Wang, Texas A&M
Local arrangements Chairs:  Jay Breidt and Jan Hannig, Colorado State Univ.
(IMS sponsored/ numbered (281) meeting)

1st World Congress on Information Technology in Environmental Engineering  (ITEE2003)
June 24 - 27, 2003
Technical Univ. of Gdansk, Poland

Miniconference on Non/semi-parametric Models and Sequential Analysis
June 28, 2003
Gallery, W.T. Young Library, Lexington, Kentucky
Organizers: Mai Zhou and Arne Bathke
(IMS minimeeting)

International Conference on Correspondence Analysis and Related Methods (CARME2003)
June 29 - July 2
Barcelona, Spain
Michael Greenacre,


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Statistical Association Annual Conference
July 2 - 4, 2003
Palmerston, New Zealand

18th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling
July 7 - 11
Diepenbeek, Belgium 

updatedBernoulli Society East Asian and Pacific Regional (EAPR) Conference 2003
10-12 July 2003 18-20 December, 2003
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Keynote speakers: David Aldous, Friedrich Gotze, Zhi-ming Ma, Wing Hung Wong and C. F. Jeff Wu

Theme Conference of the Royal Statistical Society: Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics
July 14 - 17
Leuven, Belgium 

International Symposium on Imprecise Probabilities and Their Applications (ISIPTA '03)
July 14 - 17
Lugano, Switzerland
Marco Zaffalon, 

International Conference on Robust Statistics 2003 (ICORS2003)
July 14 - 18, 2003
University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

International Conference on Environmental Statistics and Health
July 16 - 18, 2003
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Scientific Committee Chair: Montserrat Fuentes (North Carolina State Univ.)
Local Arrangements Committee Chair: Wenceslao Gonzalez Manteiga (ISI-Spain)

3rd Joint Meeting of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) and Society for Clinical Trials (SCT)
July 20 - 24, 2003
London, United Kingdom
Contact: Steven Goodman
Program Co-Chairs: Deborah Ashby, University of London, Mary Foulkes, FDA

A Satellite Workshop on Model Selection
July 22 - 23, 2003
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Held just before the joint IMS/ISBA meeting, this is a Workshop, meaning presentations will be informal (and short!), and discussions will be serious (and long!). If you want to participate in the Workshop, please email
contact: Susie Bayarri,

First IMS-ISBA Joint Meeting
July 24 - 26, 2003
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Meeting brochure (pdf)
IMS Organizer:  M.J. Bayarri, Universitat de Valencia
Local arrangements Chair:  Luis Pericchi, University of Puerto Rico
(IMS sponsored/ numbered (282) meeting)

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics: Current Problems and Solutions
July 27, 2003
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Program on Stein’s Method and Applications: A program in honor of Charles Stein
July 28 – August 31, 2003
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Organizers: Co-chairs: Andrew Barbour (University of Zürich) and Louis Chen (National University of Singapore)

IMS Sixth North American New Researchers Conference
July 29 - August 1, 2003
University of California, Davis, California
Program Chairs:  Richard Levine and Juanjuan Fan, San Diego State University
IMS Local Chair:  Mitch Watnik, University of California, Davis
(IMS sponsored/ numbered (283) meeting)

Justus F. Seely Memorial Conference on Linear Models
July 31 - August 1, 2003   (immediately prior to JSM 2003)
Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A.
Keynote speaker: Charles McCulloch (UCSF).
Limited financial support for student and junior faculty attendees is available.
Conference co-chairs: Cliff Pereira, and Dave Birkes,


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Workshop on Statistical Inference, Computing and Visualization for Graphs
August 1 - 2, 2003
Stanford University, Stanford, California, U.S.A.
For more information, contact For local organizational details, (housing reservations etc.) contact Susan Holmes,
Sponsors: funded in part by a mini-meeting grant from the IMS.

Workshop: Pathways to the Future
August 2-3, 2003
San Francisco, California
A short workshop, preceding the Joint Statistical Meetings, primarily designed for young women researchers who are within about five years of having completed their doctoral degree.  Funding support for US-based scientists is provided by the NSF.
contact: Lynne Billard, Department of Statistics, University of Georgia, phone: 1-706-542-3281,

IMS Annual Meeting / Joint Statistical Meetings
August 3 - 7, 2003
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

IMS Program Chair: Jane-Ling Wang, University of CA, Davis
Contributed Papers Chair:  Lutz Duembgen, University of Berne, Switzerland
Topic Contributed Paper Sessions at JSM 2003 (submissions closed)
(IMS sponsored/ numbered (284) meeting)

Twenty-ninth Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications
August 3 - 9, 2003
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Submit abstracts by May 1, 2003

12th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics (IWMS-2003)
August 5 - 8, 2003
Dortmund, Germany
Call for Papers - deadline is May 15, 2003.

The 2003 Affymetrix GeneChip Microarray Low-Level Workshop
August 7-8, 2003
UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, California
Affymetrix would like to invite researchers engaged in algorithm development to a poster session in the evening of August 7 and a one day workshop on August 8th. Deadline for submission of talks is: June 15, 2003.

International Workshop on Bayesian Data Analysis
August 7-10, 2003
University of California, Santa Cruz, California
The focus of the workshop will be Bayesian data analysis: starting with a real problem in science or decision-making, formulating the problem in statistical terms, using Bayesian methods to solve the original problem.
Limited financial support is available and should be requested at time of registration - deadline passed on 9 June 2003.

The 54th Session of the International Statistical Institute
August 13 - 20, 2003
Berlin, Germany
(IMS invited paper session)

IMS Invited Paper Session:  Analysis of Gene Expression Data
IMS Organizer:  Mike West, Duke University
Speakers are Rainer Spang, Sandrine Dudoit and Mike West

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International Workshop on Wavelets and Statistics: Watering the Seed
September 4 -7, 2003
Villard de Lans, Grenoble, France
IMS Representative: Bernard Silverman,
Local Contact: Anestis Antoniadis,
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

PHYSTAT2003: Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology
September 8 - 11, 2003
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, California
This conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of statisticians and physicists to discuss advanced statistical techniques as used in experimental analyses of data in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology.
IMS Representative: John Rice,
Abstracts due by June 30th, 2003.
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Case Studies in Bayesian Statistics Workshop 7
September 12 - 13, 2003
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Abstracts for contributed poster sessions and potential inclusion in the conference publication are solicited by August 15, 2003.
Contact: Rob Kass,

6th International Conference on Operations Research and 5th Workshop on Operations Research: Applications to the Economy
September 15–19
Havana, Cuba

13th European Young Statisticians’ Meeting
September 21–26
Ovronnaz, Switzerland

A Workshop on Adaptive Designs
September 25 - 27, 2003
Fields Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The conference aims to bring senior researchers in the dynamic field together with interested students and young researchers.
Contact: Nancy Flournoy,
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

International Workshop StatGIS 2003
Congress Center of Pörtschach, Pöertschach, Austria
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2003
Organizing Committee: A.Gebhardt, R.-G. Koboltschnig, J. Pilz, P. Pluch, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
Deadline: August 1, 2003


Probability and Statistics Day in Honor of Richard M. Dudley
October 4, 2003
MIT, Cambridge, MA

25th MidWest Probability Colloquium (plus special tutorial program on October 16)
October 17–18, 2003
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Statistics of Optimal Dosing
Tuesday 28th October 2003
Wyndham Hotel, Washington DC

11th Merck-Temple Conference on Research Topics in Biopharmaceutical Statistics
October 31, 2003
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania (greater Philadelphia area)
Speakers include: Keith Baggerly (M.D. Anderson Cancer Center); Raymond Carroll (Texas A & M University); A. Lawrence Gould (Merck Research Laboratories); Daniel Heitjan (University of Pennsylvania); and Michael Hughes (Harvard University). Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks. Parking is free.
Contact: Boris Iglewicz,, or by telephone (215) 204-8637.


12th General Meeting of the International Environmetrics Society (TIES2003) and 13th International Conference on Quantitative Methods for Environmental Sciences
November 3–7, 2003
Beijing, China. Johannesburg, South Africa

Digital Biology: The Emerging Paradigm
November 6-7, 2003
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland U.S.A.

Monte Carlo in Complex Systems Workshop
November 10 - 14, 2003
The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Contact: Emma Lockwood,

First Northeast Probability Seminar
November 20–21, 2003
CUNY Graduate Center, New York

Statistics and Sports
November 22, 2003
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts
IMS Reps: Andrew W. Swift & Carlos J. Morales
(IMS minimeeting)


updatedBernoulli Society East Asian and Pacific Regional (EAPR) Conference 2003
10-12 July 2003 18-20 December, 2003
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Keynote speakers: David Aldous, Friedrich Gotze, Zhi-ming Ma, Wing Hung Wong and C. F. Jeff Wu

Statistics in Social Science and Agricultural Sciences
December 20-21, 2003
Santiniketan, India
This IMS sponsored mini-meeting will have a flavor of a workshop and will be designed to develop interaction among the participating Statisticians, Social scientists and Agricultural scientists by the way of exchanging their ideas. Effort will be made to identify the gap between the available theory and their practice.
For more information contact the organizer at debasis_us @
(IMS minimeeting)

Fifth International Triennial Calcutta Symposium on Probability and Statistics
December 28-31, 2003
Calcutta, India
Organizers: Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta & Calcutta Statistical Association
Contact: Tathagata Banerjee,,
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2003


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