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2004 Meetings Around the World
 Annual Meeting

IMS Annual Meeting/ 6th Bernoulli World Congress
July 26 - 31, 2004
Barcelona, Spain
Joint Program Chair: Wilfrid S. Kendall,, University of Warwick, UK
Local Chair: David Nualart,, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
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  • July
  • Program is now available
  • Submit abstracts for contributed talks through the web page
  • Registration is open
  • Hotel reservations accepted

(IMS sponsored meeting)


IMS-ASA's SRMS Joint Mini Meeting on Current Trends in Sample Surveys and Official Statistics
January 2 - 3, 2004
Calcutta, India
(IMS minimeeting)

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)

Sixth Annual Winter Workshop: Data Mining, Statistical Learning and Bioinformatics
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
January 8 - 10, 2004


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Program on Markov Chain Monte Carlo: Innovations and Applications in Statistics, Physics, and Bioinformatics
March 1 - 28, 2004
Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Organizing Committee: Chair: Wilfrid Kendall (University of Warwick, UK); Co-Chairs: Faming Liang (National University of Singapore and Texas A&M University, USA) and Jian-Sheng Wang (National University of Singapore).

International Workshop in Applied Probability - IWAP 2004
March 22 - 25, 2004
University of Piraeus, Greece
IMS Rep: Joseph Glaz,
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

IX Latin American Congress on Probability and Mathematical Statistics
March 22 - 26, 2004
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Local committee: Andrea Rivero ( (Secretary), Ernesto Mordecki ( (Chairman).
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

6th German Open Conference on Probability and Statistics
March 23 - 26, 2004
Karlsruhe, Germany

Cornell Finance Seminar in Financail Engineering
March 26 - 27, 2004
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

ENAR/IMS Eastern Regional Spring Meeting
March 28–31, 2004
Pittsburg, PA
IMS Program Chair: Dan Nicolae, U Chicago,
(IMS sponsored meeting)


Young Statisticians Meeting
April 5 - 7, 2004
Bristol, UK

18th New England Statistics Symposium
April 24
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Organizers: Samuel Kou and Xiao-Li Meng

The 2nd Young Researchers Day (YRD): Many explanatory variables? A challenge for regression modelling
April 30, 2004
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Organizers: Céline BUGLI and Sébastien VAN BELLEGEM
(IMS minimeeting)


Symposium on Data Mining
May 10, 2004
Ghent, Belgium
The Center for Statistics of Ghent University organizes an IMS mini meeting on Data Mining. This symposium aims to bring statisticians and data analysts in contact with the latest methods and developments in data mining. Data mining methods are being used in many different areas. State-of-the art applications in different fields such as marketing, finance, and computational biology will be presented. Data mining methods and applications will be discussed by Luc Bauwens (Catholic University of Louvain), Leo Breiman (UC Berkeley), Bernard De Baets (Ghent University), Jerome Friedman (Stanford University), David Hand (Imperial College London), Susan Holmes (Stanford University), and Dirk Van den Poel (Ghent University)
(IMS minimeeting)

Conference on the Analysis of Genomic Data
May 10 - 11, 2004
Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

J. Sethuraman Day at Florida State University
Monday, May 17th, 2004
Florida State University
Following an illustrious career, Professor Jayaram Sethuraman retired from Florida State University on January 31, 2004. The Department of Statistics at Florida State University will host a J. Sethuraman Day celebration in recognition of his professional contributions. For more information on cost and reservations please visit our web site

Eleventh Annual Spring Research Conference on Statistics in Industry and Technology
May 19-21, 2004
Gaithersburg, MD
Sponsored by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences of the American Statistical Association.
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

May 19 - 22, 2004
Rice University, Houston, TX
Co-organizers: Javier Rojo, and Victor Perez Abreu,

International Conference on Dependence Modelling: Statistical Theory and Applications in Finance and Insurance (DeMoSTAFI)
May 20 - 22, 2004
Quebec City, Canada
Sponsored by CRM, IFM2, SSC, and Université Laval. Program Chair: Christian Genest; Local Arrangements: Michel Gendron,

Seminar on Stochastic Processes 2004
May 20 - 24, 2004
Vancouver, Canada
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Statistical Analysis of Neuronal Data
May 21–22
Pittsburgh PA
Logistics: Nancy Blankenstein, Co-organizers, Emery Brown,; Rob Kass,

ISBA2004 World Meeting
May 23 - 27, 2004
Viña Del Mar, Chile

2004 NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences - Wave Packets, Multilinear Operators, and Carleson Theorems
May 23-28, 2004
Georgia Institute of Technology
Christoph Thiele, lecturer
O rganizer: Gerd Mockenhaupt,

36th symposium on the Interface: Computing and Statistics
May 26-29, 2004
Baltimore Maryland
The theme this year is Computational Biology and Bioinformatics More information:

32nd Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada
May 30 - June 2, 2004
Montréal, Québec
Program Committee Chair: Christian Genest,Université Laval,
Local Arrangements Chair: Christian Léger, Université de Montréal,

2004 NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences - Graph Algebras: Operator Algebras We Can See
May 31 - June 4, 2004
University of Iowa
Iain Raeburn, lecturer
O rganizers: Paul S. Muhly, Mark Tomforde, and David A. Pask
Staff contact: Sandra Stockman,


2nd Spanish Workshop on “Spatio-Temporal Modelling of Environmental Processes”
June 1-3, 2004
Granada, Spain
A web page will be shortly available with detailed information concerning registration, submission of papers and accommodation. Please send an email to the address: with Subject: METMA’04 information requested (body of message may just be empty), to be included in the mailing list for receiving updated information.

Joint Summer Research Conferences (AMS-IMS-SIAM)
June 6 - July 24, 2004
Snowbird Resort, Utah
List of Conferences
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

String Geometry at the Joint Summer Research Conferences
June 6 - June 10, 2004
Snowbird Resort, Utah
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Computational and Statistical Aspects of Microarray Analysis II
June 7–11
Bressanone, Italy

2004 NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences - The Combinatorics of Large Sparse Graphs
June 7-12, 2004
California State University San Marcos
Fan Chung Graham, lecturer
Organizers: Radhika Ramamurthi and Andre Kundgen

Workshop on Recent Advances in Time Series Analysis
June 9 - 12, 2004
Protaras, Cyprus
Contact: Theofanis Sapatinas, University of Cyprus,
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Complex Dynamics: Twenty-Five Years After the Appearance of the Mandelbrot Set at the Joint Summer Research Conferences
June 13 - June 17, 2004
Snowbird Resort, Utah
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Fourth Workshop on Bayesian Nonparametrics: Methodology, Theory and Applications
June 13-16, 2004
Università "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Distribution Theory, Order Statistics and Inference - A Conference in Honor of Barry C. Arnold
June 16-18, 2004
Santander, Spain
Organizers: N. Balakrishnan,, Enrique Castillo,, Jose-Maria Sarabia,

Biomedical Informatics for Clinical Decision Support: A Vision for the 21st Century
June 21-22, 2004
Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda , Maryland

Fourth International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability: Methodology and Practice
June 21-25, 2004
Santa Fe, New Mexico
IMS Rep: Alan Karr
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Fourth International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability Methodology and Practice
June 21 - 25, 2004
Santa Fe, New Mexico

International Conference on Statistics in Health Sciences
June 23 - 25, 2004
University of Nantes, Nantes, France
Topics: Statistics in Health Sciences, recent developments on statistical methods in health sciences.
Contact: and

WNAR/IMS Western Regional
June 27 - 30, 2004
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Program Chair: Jason Fine, Univ of Wisconsin,
Local Arrangements Chair: Gabriel Huerta, Univ. of New Mexico,
(IMS sponsored meeting)

Workshop on Statistics in Functional Genomics
June 27 - July 2, 2004
Ascona, Switzerland
Organisers: Peter Bühlmann (ETH Zurich), Anthony Davison (EPF Lausanne), Darlene Goldstein (ISREC, Lausanne)
Contact: Christina Künzli, Seminar für Statistik,

2004 Joint Meeting of the International Environmetrics Society and the Spatial Accuracy Symposium
June 28–July 1
Portland, Maine


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24th International Symposium on Forecasting
July 4 - 7, 2004
Sydney, Australia
Contact: Prof Michael Lawrence, School of Information Systems, Tech and Management, University of NSW,

Algebraic Geometry: Presentations by Young Researchers at the Joint Summer Research Conferences
July 4 - July 8
Snowbird Resort, Utah
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Bioinformatics, Images, and Wavelets
July 6 - 8, 2004
Leeds, U.K.

The 10th International Congress on Mathematical Education
July 4 - 11, 2004
Copenhagen, Denmark

Representations of Algebraic Groups, Quantum Groups, and Lie Algebras at the Joint Summer Research Conferences
July 11 - July 15
Snowbird Resort, Utah
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

2004 Australian Statistical Conference
July 11-16, 2004
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

International Biometric Conference 2004 (IBC2004)
July 11-16, 2004
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
The 2004 Australian Statistical Conference will be held in parallel with IBC2004 and delegates will be able to attend sessions of either conference, ensuring a rich and varied scientific program.
TRAVEL SUPPORT - Funding is anticipated from Federal funding agencies for travel support for U.S.-based academic scientists who are young investigators or have an official capacity, to attend the Conference. Women, minority, and other traditionally underrepresented investigators are especially encouraged to apply. Persons who wish to be considered for such support should contact Lynne Billard, Department of Statistics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602; phone: 706-542-3281; FAX 706-542-3391; Email:

Celebrating Statistics: International Conference in Honour of Sir David Cox on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday
July 14–18, 2004
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Gaussian Measure and Geometric Convexity at the Joint Summer Research Conferences
July 18 - July 23
Snowbird Resort, Utah
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Stochastic Networks Conference
July 19 - 24, 2004
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Sixth ICSA International Conference, Singapore
July 21 - 23, 2004
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
IMS Representative: Louis H.Y. Chen
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

IMS Annual Meeting/ 6th Bernoulli World Congress
July 26 - 31, 2004
Barcelona, Spain
Joint Program Chair: Wilfrid S. Kendall,, University of Warwick, UK
Local Chair: David Nualart,, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
For help or special assistance, please contact

  • Program is now available
  • Submit abstracts for contributed talks through the web page
  • Registration is open
  • Hotel reservations accepted

(IMS sponsored meeting)

Summer School on Imprecise Probabilities
July 27–31
University of Lugano, Switzerland
Marco Zaffalon (school organizer), Senior Researcher, IDSIA, Galleria 2,


The Seventh North American New Researchers Conference
August 4-6, 2004 (Prior to JSM)
York University, Toronto, Canada
Program Chair: Peter Song,

New Directions in Probability Theory
August 6-7, 2004
Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada
The meeting consists of five sessions and four one-hour lectures, of which two are IMS Medallion Lectures. and is intended for a general probability audience interested in recent developments in probability theory. The topics of the session are Self-Avoiding Walk, Random Matrices, Random Media, Superprocesses, and Markov Chains with Algorithms.
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Workshop: Pathways to the Future
August 7-8, 2004
Toronto, Canada
This is 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 National Science Foundation.
For further details contact Lynne Billard,, Department of Statistics, University of Georgia, p:1-706-542-3281, f:1-706-542-3391

D. Basu Lecture at JSM04, presented by the Friends of the Indian Statistical Institute
August 8
Toronto, Canada
Contact Sujay Datta or Nitis Mukhopadhyay,

Joint Statistical Meetings
August 8 - 12, 2004
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
IMS Program Chair: Michael Evans,, University of Toronto, Canada
IMS Contributed Paper Chair: Tim Swartz,, Simon Fraser University, Canada. Information on Contributed Paper Sessions
IMS All Member Social - Aug 9, 5:15-6:45pm. Fairmount Royal York Hotel
IMS New Member Welcome - Aug 10, 5:15-6:45pm. Fairmount Royal York Hotel
(IMS sponsored meeting)

2004 NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences - Non-Positive Curvature in Group Theory
August 15 - 20, 2004
The Rensselaerville Institute, Rensselaerville NY
Martin Bridson, lecturer
Organizer Ted Turner, SUNY at Albany,

The Thirteenth International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics in Celebration of Ingram Olkin's 80th Birthday,
August 18-21, 2004
Bedlewo, near Poznan, Poland
For further information contact Augustyn Markiewicz,

COMPSTAT 2004, 16th Symposium of IASC
August 23-27, 2004
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

The Second Workshop on Monte Carlo Methods
August 27-28, 2004
Harvard University
Topics will include theoretical analyses of MCMC, methods for estimating normalizing constants (e.g., Bayes factors), particle filters and mixture Kalman filters, sequential Monte Carlo optimizations, stochastic approximation, applications in bioinformatics, target tracking, telecommunications, and financial modeling.

EMS Summer School: Empirical Processes and Statistical Applications
August 30 - September 3
Laredo, Spain
Grants available


SMPS'2004 (2nd International Conference on Soft Methods in Probability and Statistics)
September 2 - 4, 2004
Oviedo, Edificio Histórico, SPAIN
Program Chairs: María Angeles Gil & Miguel López-Díaz (University of Oviedo)
Contact: Luis J. Rodríguez-Muñiz,

Stochastic Finance 2004
September 20-24, 2004, Autumn School, Coimbra, CIM, Portugal
September 26-30, 2004, International Conference, Lisbon, Inst. Sup. Economia Gestão, Portugal
Organizers: Chair: Maria do Rosário Grossinho (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Lisbon, Portugal)
Co-organizers: João Nicolau (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Lisbon, Portugal), Manuel L. Esquível (Univ. Nova Lisboa, Portugal), Paulo Brito (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Lisbon, Portugal), Paulo Eduardo Oliveira (Univ. Coimbra, Portugal)


The Twenty-Sixth Midwest Probability Colloquium
October 15-16, 2004
Northwestern University
The program will feature the following speakers and titles: Persi Diaconis, "Secrets of Stein's Method Explained" (two talks) Francesco Russo, Stochastic Calculus and Generalized Dirichlet Processes" (one talk) Z.Q. Chen, "Boundary Trace of a Markov Process" (one talk) We also anticipate a Thursday Program, dealing with aspects of random matrix theory, including Ken McLaughlin and Peter D. Miller.


Northeast Probability Seminar
November 4-5, 2004
CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

34th Annual Lloyd Roeling/University of Louisiana at Lafayette Mathematics Conference
November 19-21, 2004
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Organizing committee: Bárbara González,, K. Krishnamoorthy, or Nabendu Pal,


The 3rd Winter Workshop on Statistics & Computer Science - Scientific Applications of Bayesian Analysis
December 5-6, 2004
Ein-Gedi, Dead Sea, Israel
The 3rd Winter Workshop will bring Bayesian statisticians and decision theorists together with scientific practitioners who use, or may use, Bayesian methods in scientific research.
Contact: Chair of the Organising Committee, Yoel Haitovsky,

Sri Lankan Statistical Conference: Visions of Futuristic Statistical Methodologies
December 28–30, 2004
Kandy, Sri Lanka. International
Organizers: Basil M. de Silva,, Nitis Mukhopadhyay, Tim Swartz and S. Ganesalingam

International Conference on the Future of Statistical Theory, Practice and Education
December 29 - January 1, 2005
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
IMS Reps: Partha Lahiri, C. R. Rao (; 814-865-3194), N. Balakrishnan (; 1-905-525-9140, ext: 23420)
(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

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