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2009 Meetings Around the World

IMS Annual Meeting

IMS Annual Meeting/ Joint Statistical Meetings

August 2-6, 2009

Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

IMS Chairs: Michael Koroso and Xiaotong Shen (Program) and Ji Zhu (Contributed)

(IMS sponsored meeting)


Random Functions, Random Surfaces and Interfaces

January 4–10, 2009

Montreal, Quebec

Organizers: R. Bond (Toronto), M. Douglas (Rutgers), S. Shlosman (CNRS), S. Sheffield (New York), S. Zelditch (Johns Hopkins)

AWM Workshop for Women Graduate Students and Recent PhDs

January 5-8, 2009

Washington, DC

Twenty women will be selected in advance of the workshop to present their work -- the selected graduate students will present posters and the postdocs will give 20-minute talks. Applications are welcome from graduate students who have made substantial progress towards their theses and from women who have received their PhDs within approximately the last five years.

Progress in Stein's Method

January 5 - February 6, 2009

Singapore, Republic of Singapore

In addition to the general scientific aim, the program is also designed to develop research in Stein’s method in Southeast Asia, where there is a growing interest in the method. It also aims, by way of a series of tutorial lectures, to encourage more young mathematicians to undertake research in the field.

Communicating Complex Statistical Evidence

January 8-9, 2009

Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

This conference will bring together people interested in techniques to maximize the credibility and impact of statistical science in a range of important contexts, including health policy, climate change projections and impact, crime and the law, and epidemic control.

Eleventh Annual Winter Workshop on Semiparametric Methodology

January 8-10, 2009

University of Florida, Department of Statistics

Semiparametric methods continue to be an active research area, especially as computing resources and power grow. These methods are used for inference in models with both parametric and nonparametric components. Work in this setting ranges from semiparametric modeling and efficiency to semiparametric regression.

8th Winter school on Mathematical Finance

January 19-21, 2009

CongresHotel De Werelt, Lunteren

Organizers: Hans Schumacher (Tilburg University) and Peter Spreij (Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics, Universiteit van Amsterdam)

5th International Conference on Statistical Sciences: Mathematics Statistics and Applications

January 23-25, 2009

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

The Islamic Countries Society of Statistical Sciences (ISOSS) is holding the Fifth International Conference on Statistical Sciences devoted to all aspects of Statistical Technology and Quality Management, Public Health, Management Sciences and Law, Pharmaceutical, Environmental and Demographic Sciences.


2009 ENAR/IMS Spring Meetings

March 15-18, 2009

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

MolPAGE - Molecular Phenotyping to Accelerate Genomic Epidemiology

March 16-18, 2009

Cambridge, UK

The principal aim of this final workshop is to assess our current and future abilities to address cause-and-effect questions effectively, on the basis of the observational or quasi-experimental data likely to be available in the field of genetic and genomic epidemiology and medicine. However contributions need not necessarily be focused on the medical/genomic area.

Cincinnati Symposium on Probability Theory and Applications 2009

March 20-23, 2009

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Symposium will serve as a forum for dissemination and exchange of ideas, questions, and approaches in some active research areas in probability theory, focusing on high impact areas as well as to their relationship with other fields.

The 6th International Conference on Multiple Comparison Procedures

March 24-27, 2009

Tokyo, Japan

The main goal of the conference is to promote research and applications of multiple comparison procedures and to exchange information on recent research directions in this area.

ISF Research Workshop on Random Matrices and Integrability: From Theory to Applications

March 25-30, 2009

Yad Hashmona, Judean Hills, Israel

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together active researchers from several fields of mathematical and theoretical physics where the integrability constitutes either a central paradigm or an important calculational tool.


Conference on queueing theory on the occasion of the first paper on queueing by A.K. Erlang

April 1-3, 2009

Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen

To celebrate the centennial of queueing theory.

Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics Workshop

April 2-3, 2009

SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC

The primary objective of this workshop is to bring together new and established researchers in mathematics, biology, and statistics in order to discuss the crossover between algebraic statistics, molecular evolution and phylogenetics.

Adaptive Design, Sequential Monte Carlo and Computer Modeling Workshop

April 15-17, 2009

SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC

This is a joint workshop of the SAMSI Program on Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) Methods and the NISS project on Computer Models for Geophysical Risks (CMGR). The workshop involves SMC researchers working on models and methods for sequential decision and design problems, and researchers working on statistical analysis of computer model data with special focus on adaptive design. The workshop will generate discussions between these two communities to define new computational approaches for design in computer modelling as well as stimulating novel algorithmic research in SMC.

2009 Barrett Lectures

April 17-18, 2009

University of Tennessee, Tennessee, USA

The scientific program of the meeting will cover a selection of possible applications of stochastic analysis. Professor Richard Bass proposes to lecture on potential theory and integro-differential equations while Professor Ofer Zeitouni intends to speak on problems in the study of random walks in random media. On-line registration will be available starting in February. You can also register by sending an email to

The 23rd New England Statistics Symposium

April 25, 2009

Storrs, Connecticut

The Department of Statistics of the University of Connecticut will host The 23rd New England Statistics Symposium on Saturday, April 25, 2009, to bring together statisticians from all over New England at a central location.


3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference in Probability

May 1-3, 2009

Chapel Hill, NC

Conference objectives are to: Provide graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with the opportunity to speak on an area of interest within probability; Foster discussions with a friendly and informal atmosphere.; Establish connections for potential future collaborations; Introduction to recent developments in probability from keynote speakers.

Statistical Advances in Genome-scale Data Analysis

May 3-8, 2009

Ascona, Switzerland

Our aim is to organize an interdisciplinary workshop to address the challenges posed by the enormous need for quantitative data integration and modeling in biology. Targeted areas for the workshop include: emerging technologies, analysis of DNA composition data, machine learning with genome-scale biomolecular data, pharmacogenomics, and systems approaches with heterogeneous data types.

Fourth General Conference on Advances Mathematical Methods in Finance

May 4-10, 2009

Rica Parken Hotel, Ålesund, Norway

Today 15 European countries are members of this program. The purpose of the program is to enhance the research in advanced mathematics and its applications to finance. Researchers from all countries in the world are welcome to participate it this activity. More information about the program can be found at the web site:

Workshop on Climate Change and Extreme Value Theory

May 11-13, 2009

The Netherlands

This workshop focuses on extreme value statistics in the context of climate change. Various excellent, internationally renowned researchers will give presentations. Mathematically oriented people from climate research who encounter problems related to extreme value theory will give talks on the background and special features of the problems they encounter. Also people from stochastics who work in extreme value theory (either on the applied or more theoretical side) will give presentations on their work.

Exploring research frontiers in contemporary statistics and econometrics - conference in honor of Leopold Simar

May 14-15, 2009

Institute of Statistics, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

The conference features talks by internationally recognized researchers engaged in (non)-parametric frontier estimation. Other related topics such as statistical methods for measurement error problems, and dimension reduction techniques will also be discussed. The conference will provide an overview of the historical developments and current status of the field, and will provide a platform to discuss emerging issues and future research directions.

Symposium on "New Directions in Asymptotic Statistics"

May 15-16, 2009

Georgia Center, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA

The objective of the symposium is to bring together both well established and emerging young researchers from around the world who are actively pursuing research in asymptotic methods in likelihood inference, time series, inference for stochastic processes, estimating functions, robust inference, parametric, semi-parametric and nonparametric methods, and functional estimation. The conference aims to provide a forum for leading experts and young researchers to discuss recent progress in asymptotic theory, thereby provide new directions for asymptotic inference in various fields. The organizers of the conference are Ishwar Basawa ( and T.N.Sriram(

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Innovation and Inventiveness in Statistics Methodologies

May 15-17, 2009

Yale University, New Haven, CT

This workshop will bring together some of the most prominent researchers in the field. They will review the most important and influential statistical advances in the comparatively short history of our discipline while embracing the present and future challenges and opportunities for the profession. The workshop will provide a venue for promising young researchers to interact with these leaders of the field and each other, presenting their new research, generating fresh ideas and leading to future collaborations and discoveries.

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

17th Meeting of AiOs in Stochastics

May 18-20, 2009

Conferentie Centrum De Hoorneboeg, Hilversum, Netherlands

The meeting consists of two short courses, one in probability and one in statistics, and lectures by the participants. The purpose is both to learn topics of current research interest and to become acquainted with the work of other aios in the Netherlands.

Interdisciplinary Workshop for Undergraduates

May 18–22, 2009

SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC

Students from around the U.S. will gather to hear about the latest trends in statistical and applied mathematical research.

Interacting Stochastic Particle Systems

May 18–23, 2009

Montreal, Quebec

This workshop brings together researchers from interacting stochastic systems and related areas to survey recent successes and to map out promising future directions.

Atlantic Causal Modeling Conference

May 20-21, 2009

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

This two-day conference is intended to provide a forum for researchers interested in causal modeling and inference to exchange ideas. Four sessions of talks are scheduled, which cover matching methods, automated algorithms for discovering causal structure, a case study, and recent advances in causal inference. Two named lectures will be given by James Robins, Harvard University, and by Donald Rubin, Harvard University. PhD and research Masters students are invited to submit proposed talks for the graduate student session. A poster session is open to all interested participants.

The Rao Prize Conference

May 22, 2009

Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

The centerpoint of the conference will be the award of the 2009 Rao Prize to Professor Peter J. Bickel of the University of California, Berkeley. The prize was established by C.R. and Bhargavi Rao to honor and recognize outstanding and influential innovations in the theory and practice of mathematical statistics, international leadership in directing statistics research, and pioneering contributions by a recognized leader in the field of statistics.

2nd International Conference on Quantitative and Qualitative Methodologies in the Economic and Administrative Sciences

May 25-27, 2009

Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Athens, Greece

The conference will provide an opportunity for researchers in all areas of quantitative and qualitative techniques, academic statisticians, and other professionals from statistical and other related fields to come together and to present papers with innovative applications of statistical methods in the economic, the industrial world, and the administrative sector of business. Specifically, the conference will include topics on application of quantitative and qualitative methods in economics, social sciences, health sciences, and decision sciences.

41st annual conference of the French Statistical Society

May 25-29, 2009

Bordeaux, France

14th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking

May 25-29, 2009

Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA

This groundbreaking conference was established in 1974 as a venue for the presentation of academic research on gambling issues. It is broad-based in topic matter and draws the best international academic researchers as well as government and industry representatives, and professional gamblers. Topics of interest may include mathematical & quantitative analysis of gambling, econometric modeling of gaming industries and gaming companies, and the economics of gambling.

2009 Spring Research Conference on Statistics in Industry and Technology

May 27-29, 2009

Vancouver, Canada

Please email questions to Boxin Tang,

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

37th Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada

May 31 - June 3, 2009

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This conference will bring together academic, governmental and industrial researchers as well as users of statistics and probability. It will present workshops, invited and contributed sessions.


The 75th Anniversary of the Statistical Laboratory Conference

June 3-5, 2009

Iowa State University, Ames, IA

The Department of Statistics and Statistical Laboratory at Iowa State University are hosting a conference to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Statistical Laboratory and its rich tradition and achievements in statistics and its applications. The occasion will also mark the rededication of the newly renovated Snedecor Hall and the retirement of Dean Isaacson.
IMS Rep to Program Committee: Song X. Chen

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

Workshop on Statistical Methods for Dynamic System Models

June 4-6,2009

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

This workshop aims to foster the growing demand for research and collaboration between statisticians and dynamic systems modelers through a mixture of presentations about new statistical methods, novel applications of dynamic systems and areas in need of further collaborations.

2009 International Workshop on Objective Bayes Methodology (O-Bayes09)

June 5-9,2009

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Contact person: Linda Zhao,

Statistical Modeling for Biological Systems

June 8-9, 2009

University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

The will honor our late chairman, Dr. Andrei Yakovlev. Dr. Yakovlev led a major expansion of the department, tripling its size and greatly increasing its scope, while at the same time vigorously pursuing research programs in a number of areas at the intersection of mathematics, statistics and biology.

Workshop on Parameter Estimation for Dynamical Systems

June 8-10, 2009

EURANDOM, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Systems of ordinary differential equations play an important role in modelling various phenomena that arise in fields as diverse as physics, biology, engineering, chemistry and others. However, until recently relatively little attention has been paid to statistical inference procedures for such systems. The aim of the workshop is to provide a meeting place for researchers in this new and challenging area of statistical research. They will review different methods used to tackle the problem, assess the achieved progress and identify future research directions

Disordered Systems: Spin Glasses

June 8–13, 2009

Montreal, Quebec

Organizers: G. Ben Arous (Courant Institute), E. Bolthausen (Zürich), M. Mézard (Paris-Sud), D. Stein (New York)

The International Council for Scientific and Technical Information(ICSTI) 2009 Public Conference: Managing Data for Science

June 9-10, 2009

Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

The conference program will inform researchers, scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishers, IM/IT professionals, chief information officers, and librarians about specific data initiatives of experts from Microsoft, the San Diego Super-Computing Center, Indiana University, Carleton University (ODESI Project), the British Library, and other institutions.

ITACOSM09 First Italian Conference on Survey Methodology

June 10-12,2009

Siena, Italy

This conference serves as a scientific forum on development, testing, and application of survey sampling methodologies in the fields of economics, of social and demographic sciences, of official statistics and in the studies on biological and environmental phenomena

2009 WNAR/IMS Meeting

June 14-17, 2009

Portland State University, OR, USA

IMS program chair: Dr. Haiyan Huang,

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

International Conference on Robust Statistics ICORS09

June 14-19, 2009

Parma, Italy

The aim of this conference is to bring together established and young researchers from around the world who are actively working on and/or interested in the theory, application, and overall development of robust statistics and related fields. The conference will provide a forum for leading experts and young researchers to discuss recent progress in the field, exchange ideas, and make informal contacts. Although, robust statistics is the core of the conference, special emphasis will be laid on interdisciplinary research and the interaction between theory and practice.

(IMS co-sponsored Meeting)

Stochastic Analysis and Random Dynamical Systems

June 14-20, 2009

Lviv, Ukraine

The Conference is devoted to the modern aspects of the theory of random dynamical systems and aimed to bring together knowledge from different fields of probability theory and stochastic processes related to this subject.

Second International Workshop in Sequential Methodologies (IWSM)

June 15-17, 2009

University of Technology of Troyes, Troyes, France

The workshop covers all aspects of sequential methodologies in mathematical statistics and information theory from theoretical developments in optimal stopping, sequential analysis, change detection to different applications in mathematical finance, quality control, clinical trials, signal and image processing, etc.

Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Network Data in Practice

June 15-17, 2009

University College, Dublin, Ireland

(IMS co-sponsored Meeting)

ESF-EMS-ERCOM Conference on Harmonic Analysis, Geometric Measure Theory and Quasiconformal Mappings

June 15-19, 2009

CRM - Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Bellaterra, Spain

The purpose of the conference is to provide researchers working in harmonic analysis, quasiconformal mappings or geometric measure theory with a scientific event designed to promote a deep interaction between the three subjects.
Deadline for applications and abstracts: March, 23 2009

Workshop on Interacting Particle Systems in honor of Professor Tom Liggett’s 65th Birthday

June 15-19, 2009

Peking University, Beijing, China

Organizers: Enrique Andjel (Univ. Provence, France,, Dayue Chen (Peking Univ., China,, Tom Mountford (EPFL, Switzerland,

Fourth statistical days at the University of Luxembourg

June 17-20, 2009

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg School of Finance

The aim of the conference is to bring together statisticians with action researchers or postgraduate students working in research conditions for which the use of classical parametric statistics is not adequate or unsatisfying. The programme of the conference will respect the balance between theoretical presentations related to epistemology and methodology of research, explanation of procedures and presentation of experimental results in medicine, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, economics and finance.

Econometrics, Time Series Analysis and Systems Theory A Conference in Honor of Manfred Deistler

June 18-20, 2009

the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, Austria

The purpose of this conference is to celebrate Manfred Deistler's scientific achievements over a lifetime devoted to academic research and teaching at the occasion of his retirement from the University of Technology Vienna.

BISP6 - Sixth Workshop on Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes

June 18-20, 2009

Accademia Cusano, Bressanone/Brixen (BZ), 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.

Workshop Spectral and Cubature Methods in Finance and Econometrics

June 18- 20, 2009

Leicester, UK

An interdisciplinary international research workshop

Transition Workshop for the Algebraic Methods in Systems Biology and Statistics Program

June 18-23, 2009

SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC

Leaders from the various work groups will report on their findings at this conference.

2009 ICSA Applied Statistical Symposium

June 21-24, 2009

San Francisco, CA, U.S.A

IMS Rep to Program Committee: Jiming Jiang

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

7th Workshop on Bayesian Nonparametrics

June 21-25, 2009

Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri, Italy

The aim of the Workshop is to highlight the latest developments in Bayesian Nonparametrics covering a wide variety of both theoretical and applied topics. The meeting will be held at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, a Research Institution housed in an historical building located in Moncalieri on the outskirts of Turin, Italy.

(IMS Co-sponsored meeting)

Recent Advances in Small Area Statistics (RRC09)

June 22-23, 2009

The workshop will take place on a ship cruise on the river Rhine, Germany. The cruise will start in Mainz, Germany, and end in Cologne, Germany.

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Partha Lahiri

(IMS Co-sponsored meeting)

Graybill VIII - 6th International Conference on Extreme Value Analysis

June 23-26, 2009

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

The aim of the conference is to bring together a wide range of researchers, practitioners, and graduate students whose work is related to the analysis of extreme values. For questions please email or

18th International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics IWMS'09

June 23-27, 2009

Smolenice Castle, Slovakia

This is the next in a long-running series of Workshops with the purpose of stimulating exchanges of ideas and research at the interfaces of matrix theory, statistics, and stochastic processes.

10th European Conference in Image Analysis and Stereology (ECS10)

June 26-29, 2009

University of Milano, Italy

Contact email:

IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meetings

June 28 - July 1, 2009

Seoul, Korea

Program chairs: Feifang Hu ( and Runze Li (
Byeong U. Park, Local Chair (

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

Workshop on Stochastic Analysis and Finance

June 30 - July 3, 2009

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

This workshop aims to foster communication and dissemination of recent results among researchers in stochastic analysis and mathematical finance.


European Workshop on Challenges in Modern Massive Data Sets (EMMDS 2009)

July 1-4, 2009

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Copenhagen, Denmark

This workshop will address algorithmic, mathematical, and statistical challenges in modern statistical data analysis. The goals of EMMDS 2009 are to explore novel techniques for modeling and analyzing massive, high-dimensional, and nonlinearly-structured scientific and internet data sets, and to bring together computer scientists, statisticians, mathematicians, and data analysis practitioners to promote cross-fertilization of ideas.

The 2nd IMS-China Conference on Statistics and Probability

July 3-6, 2009

Weihai, China

Scientific Committee Co-Chairs:
Jiaan Yan, Chinese Academy of Science
Tony Cai, University of Pennsylvania

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs:
Shige Peng, Shandong University
Jiashun Jin, Carnegie Mellon University

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

ESF-EMS-ERCOM Second European Set Theory Meeting: in Honour of Ronald Jensen

July 5-10, 2009

Mathematical Research and Conference Center, Bedlewo, Poland

Conference topics will include:
1. Inner model theory and large cardinals
2. Descriptive set theory
3. Combinatorial set theory
4. Applications of set theory to Banach spaces, measure theory, general topology, and other neighboring areas Menachem Magidor will give a Special Lecture on the work of Ronald Jensen.
Deadline for applications and abstracts: April 8, 2009

5th Cornell Probability Summer School

July 6-17, 2009

Ithaca, NY, USA

(IMS co-sponsored Meeting)

LASR 2009 - Statistical Tools for Challenges in Bioinformatics

July 7-9, 2009

Leeds, U.K

The 2009 Leeds Annual Statistical Research Workshop will focus on developments in interdisciplinary statistics and in particular the interface between statistical methodology and bioinformatics. Contact: Arief Gusnanto,

Summer Program on Psychometrics

July 7-17,2009

SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC

The goal of this program is stimulate collaborations between researchers in the psychometric and statistical communities. The desired outcome for the program will be a well-defined, concrete list of specific research directions that will facilitate methodological development in related psychometric/statistical models.

Modeling High Frequency Data in Finance

July 10-12 2009

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA

To expose today's economic and modeling problems to mathematicians and current graduate students in the hope that this will improve the quality of the research problems studied at the moment of the conference.

1st International Conference on the Interface between Statistics and Engineering

July 13-15, 2009

Beijing, China

This conference is focused on innovative research on the interface between statistics and engineering for the support of complex system design and operation, quality and reliability engineering, and optimal decision making. Authors are invited to submit abstracts for the conference

Workshop on Spatial Extremes and Applications

July 13-17, 2009

EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

This workshop intends to bring together researchers for whom modelling of spatial extremes is crucial, such as in climatology and insurance

Workshop on Statistical Inference for Lévy Processes with Applications to Finance

July 15-17, 2009

EURANDOM, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The workshop will bring together leading researchers that will overview recent progress achieved in inference methods for Lévy processes, identify problems of interest and outline future research directions. Inverse statistical problems, regularisation techniques, semi- and nonparametric statistics, are expected to play a major role. The workshop is also of interest to researchers active in other fields of applications of Lévy processes.

International Conference on Experimental Designs

July 17-19, 2009

Guangzhou, China

IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Jianqing Fan

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

International Symposium in Statistics (ISS) on GLLMM

July 20-22, 2009

Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada

The objective of this symposium on GLLMM (Generalized linear longitudinal mixed models) is to bring together a set of speakers and discussants to describe the latest research such as parametric and non-parametric inferences in this emerging area with applications to Biostatistics, Econometrics, and Ecological and Environmental studies, among others. For further specific information, contact the General Chair : Brajendra Sutradhar (

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

International Conference on selfsimilar processes and their applications

July 20-24, 2009

Angers, France

Self-similarity is the property which certain stochastic processes have of preserving their distribution under a time-scale change. This property appears in all areas of probability theory and offers a number of fields of application. The aim of this conference is to bring together the main representatives of different aspects of self-similarity currently being studied in order to promote exchanges on their recent research and enable them to share their knowledge with young researchers.

EMS 2009

July 20-24, 2009

Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse

EMS 2009 will be the major European international meeting of 2009 covering mathematical statistics, statistical applications and applied probability.

Probability at Warwick Young Researchers Workshop

July 20-24, 2009

Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse

The Probability at Warwick Young Researchers Workshop has the principal aim of bringing together young researchers working in probability, and will feature lectured courses by two excellent speakers intended to be accessible to graduate mathematicians and probabilists.

24th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling

July 20-24, 2009

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

The deadline for abstract submission is February 13, 2009.

Industrial Mathematical & Statistical Modeling Workshop for Graduate Students

July 20-28, 2009

SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC

The objective is to expose graduate students in mathematics, engineering, and statistics to challenging and exciting real-world problems arising in industrial and government laboratory research. Students get experience in the team approach to problem solving.


July 26-31, 2009

Ascona, Switzerland

In the last ten years, a wealth of observational data has revolutionized cosmology. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together world-class leading figures in cosmology, particle physics and from the statistical community in order to exchange knowledge and experience in dealing with large and complex data sets, and to meet the challenge of upcoming large cosmological surveys.

33rd Conference on Stochastic Processes and Their Applications

July 27-31, 2009

Berlin, Germany

IMS Reps to Program Committee: M. Barlow, G. Ben Arous, P. Donnelly, H. Föllmer, L. Gorostiza D. Kramkov, R. Lyons, C. Neuhauser, G. Slade, E. Waymire, O. Zeitouni
The conference is the major annual meeting for researchers working in the field of Stochastic Processes. The conference covers a wide range of active research areas, in particular featuring 20 invited plenary lectures presented by leading specialists, two IMS Medallion Lectures, from C. Klüppelberg and G. Slade, a Lévy Lecture from A. Dembo and a Doob Lecture from E. Perkins. In addition, there will be a large variety of special sessions, contributed sessions and a Poster session.

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)

Summer School on Spatial Statistics

July 28 - August 1, 2009

SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC

Determining the air quality at an unmonitored location, characterizing the mean summer temperature and precipitation over a region or quantifying the changing incidence of a disease across an urban area are examples where a function of interest depends on irregular and limited observations. Prediction and scientific understanding of environmental and epidemiology data often requires estimating a smooth curve or surface over space that describes an environmental process or summarizes complex structure. Moreover, drawing inferences from the estimate requires measures of uncertainty for the unknown function. This course will combine ideas from geostatistics, smoothing, and Bayesian inference to tackle these problems.

Twelfth Meeting of New Researchers in Statistics and Probability

Baltimore, MD, USA

July 28-31, 2009

IMS Chair: Tracy Bergemann

(IMS Sponsored Meeting)

The 4th International Conference on Queueing Theory and Network Applications

July 29-31, 2009

Fusionopolis, Singapore

QTNA2009 aims to achieve impact through focus, in two ways: Each submission must promote queueing theory or related techniques, and demonstrate a relationship between theory and its application; any topic that satisfies these two requirements would be of interest. This conference is thus focused, yet broad.


Conference to Honor Joseph L. Gastwirth

August 1, 2009

George Washington University, Washington D.C.

The conference celebrates Professor Gastwirth’s outstanding contributions to the development of nonparametric and robust methods and their use in genetic epidemiology, his pioneering research in statistical methods and measurement of health disparities and economic inequality, equal employment opportunity, and other legal applications. The conference also recognizes his supervision of PhD students, mentoring young researchers as well as his outstanding service to the profession.

IMS Annual Meeting/ Joint Statistical Meetings

August 2-6, 2009

Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC

IMS Chairs: Michael Koroso and Xiaotong Shen (Program) and Ji Zhu (Contributed)

(IMS sponsored meeting)


Workshop on limit theorems

August 3-6, 2009

Prague, Czech Republic

The workshop will be a satellite meeting to the Berlin 2009 Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Application. (There are several direct trains Berlin-Prague a day.)
The talk proposals are supposed to be sent to before March 31, 2009.

Measurement, Design, and Analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research

August 17-19, 2009

Boston, Massachusetts

Taught in an interactive classroom setting, this program is geared towards introductory to intermediate learning levels to help participants design, implement, and analyze outcomes studies, and critically review and use outcomes data for clinical decision making, health care planning, and technology development. The course provides participants with an overview of several topics in the exciting new field of health outcomes, equipping newcomers with knowledge of the language and concepts.

European Young Statisticians Meeting (EYSM 2009)

August 24-28, 2009

Bucharest, Romania

The aim is to provide a scientific forum for the next generation of European researchers in probability theory and statistics. Usually the meeting gathers about 40 participants coming from about 20 European countries. Participants are less than 30 years old or have 2 to 8 years of research experience. They are chosen by invitation only in a uniformly distributed way in Europe (2 participants per country). Every participant gives a talk and writes an abstract introducing his/her research subject. There are no parallel sessions.

Second European Summer School in Financial Mathematics

August 24-29, 2009

Paris, France

The European Summer School in Financial Mathematics aims at putting together the most talentuous young researchers in the field, starting from the very beginning PhD students. The Summer School is centered around two advanced courses provided by worldwide recognized experts. The courses are meant to be changed every year. This year's courses are Financial Modeling under Illiquidity (taught by Robert Almgren, Peter Bank and Alexander Schied) and Backward SDEs with Financial Applications (Emmanuel Gobet and Jin Ma).

CanQueue 2009: Canadian Queueing Conference

August 28-29, 2009

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

The conference presents research on topics related to queueing theory.

Oded Schramm Memorial Conference in Probability and Geometry

August 30-31, 2009

Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington

This is a two-day conference to be held in honor of Oded Schramm and his mathematics. There is no registration fee. Participants are requested to contact David Wilson in advance so that adequate facilities and food may be arranged for and so that wireless access can be provided. Parking at Microsoft is free, but visitors will need to register their cars with the receptionist on the second day of the conference, which is a Monday.

Program on Stochastic Dynamics

August 30 - September 2, 2009

SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC

This 12 month SAMSI program is centered around the broad topic of Stochastic Dynamics with particular focus on analysis, computational methods, and applications of systems governed by stochastic differential equations. Two application areas will be emphasized: problems in biological sciences and dynamics of networks.

One-day International Seminar on Twenty Years of ISOSS & Beyond and National Policy on Statistics

August 31, 2009

Lahore, Pakistan

Registration will be free of any charge. Please send filled registration form by 1st August, 2009 as limited seats at available and registration will be made on first come first serve basis. Email:

Stats in the Chateau

August 31, – September 4, 2009

Versailles, France

This is the first edition of a summer school in econometrics and statistics. It is aimed at PhD students, professors and researchers. The themes for 2009 are (1) ill-posed inverse problems and (2) high dimensional estimation, and their applications to economics. Two mini-courses and a series of invited lectures are scheduled. There will be opportunities for participants to present in an informal manner their research.

(IMS co-sponsored meeting)


Program on Space-time Analysis for Environmental Mapping, Epidemiology and Climate Change

September 13-16, 2009

SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC

This 12 month SAMSI program will focus on problems encountered in dealing with random space - time fields, both those that arise in nature and those that are used as statistical representations of other processes. The sub-themes of environmental mapping, spatial epidemiology, and climate change are interrelated both in terms of key issues in underlying science and in the statistical and mathematical methodologies needed to address the science.

Complex Models and Computational Methods for Estimation and Prediction

September 14-16, 2009

Milano, Italy

The aim of the S.Co. conferences is to provide a forum for the discussion of new developments and applications of statistical models and computational methods for complex and high dimensional data.

Workshop on High-dimensional Extremes

September 14-18, 2009

EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

This workshop intends to focus on applications in finance and related areas

Pyrenees International workshop on Statistics, Probability and Operations Research (SPO 2009)

September 15-18, 2009

Jaca, Huesca, Spain

The meeting features a school and a workshop in the fields of Statistics, Probability and Operations Research, introducing relevant topics and some of the most recent advances and prospective challenges of the fields with special emphasis on applications.

Fifth International Conference on History of Statistics and Probability

September 17-18, 2009

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

15 May: Abstract submission
15 June: Full paper submission
30 June: Early registration deadline

2009 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports

September 26, 2009

Harvard University (Science Center) - Cambridge, Massachusetts

A meeting of statisticians and quantitative analysts connected with sports teams, sports media, and universities to discuss common problems of interest in statistical modeling and analysis of sports data. The symposium format will be a mixture of invited talks, a poster session, and a panel discussion. Students in particular are encouraged to submit abstracts; a prize will be awarded to the best student poster as decided by a panel of judges. The proceedings of the symposium will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS).


Education and Outreach Program: The Mathematics Institutes' Modern Math Workshop at SACNAS

October 14-15, 2009

Dallas, TX

SAMSI annually conducts a national Education and Outreach Program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in statistics and applied mathematics and their application in the disciplinary sciences.

Design and Analysis of Experiments Conference: DAE 2009

October 14-17, 2009

Columbia, Missouri

The purpose of the DAE conference series is to provide support and encouragement to junior researchers in the field of design and analysis of experiments and to stimulate interest in topics of practical relevance to science and industry. For details, visit the website or contact Min Yang at

Thirty First Midwest Probability Colloquium

October 15-17, 2009

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

The program was organized by the local organizers Elton Hsu, Greg Lawler and Mark Pinsky, together with a committee consisting of Robert Neel, Krishna Athreya and Robert Anderson (chair).

Case Studies in Bayesian Statistics and Machine Learning

October 15-17, 2009

NISS: Exploration Workshop II on Financial Risk Modeling

October 20, 2009

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, DC

Focusing on Success in Modeling of Market Risk and Systemic Risk

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

The Workshop will focus on applications of Bayesian statistics and Machine Learning to problems in science and technology. It will feature three different tracks: In-depth contributed presentations and discussions of substantial research, shorter presentations by young researchers and poster presentations.

Program on Stochastic Dynamics: Self-Organization and Multi-Scale Mathematical Modeling of Active

October 26-28, 2009

SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC

The workshop will bring together mathematicians, statisticians, biophysicists and engineers to discuss the latest developments in the field of self-organization and multi-scale description of active biological systems, such as suspensions of swimming microorganisms and biofluids, evolving cytoskeletal networks, and many others.

Education and Outreach Program: Two-Day Undergraduate Workshop

October 30 - 31, 2009

SAMSI, Research Triangle Park

SAMSI annually conducts a national Education and Outreach Program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in statistics and applied mathematics and their application in the disciplinary sciences.


XI Latin American Congress of Probability and Statistics (XI CLAPEM)

November 1-6, 2009

Club Puerto Azul in Naiguatá, Venezuela

The Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics (CLAPEM), organized by the Bernoulli Society (Latin American Chapter) is the main event in probability and mathematical statistics in the region.It takes place every two/three years and attracts researchers and students from the most important Latinoamerican centers. It has already been organized in Venezuela, Uruguay, México, Brasil, Chile, Argentina, Cuba and Peru.
IMS Representative(s) on Program Committees: Maria Eulália Vares

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)

NISS Affiliates Workshop on Computational Advertising

November 4-5, 2009

NISS Headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC

Topics include Advertiser Graphs, Sponsored Search Advertising, Computational Advertising, Recommender Systems, Search Engines and Website Front Pages.

4th Annual Machine Learning Symposium

November 6, 2009

The New York Academy of Sciences, NY, NY

This is the fourth symposium on Machine Learning at the New York Academy of Sciences. The aim of these series of symposia is to build a community of scientists in machine learning from the NYC area's academic, government, and industrial institutions by convening and promoting the exchange of ideas in a neutral setting.

Program on Sequential Monte Carlo Methods: Transition Workshop

November 9-10, 2009

SAMSI, Research Triangle Park, NC

he program will address fundamental challenges in developing effective sequential and adaptive simulation methods for computations underlying inference and decision analysis. The research will blend conceptual innovation in new and emerging methods with evaluation in substantial applied contexts drawn from areas such as control, communications and robotics engineering, financial and macro-economics, among others.

Workshop on Spatio-temporal Extremes and Applications

November 9-11, 2009

EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

This workshop intends to focus on modelling of dynamic aspects of extremes, for example in hydrology, rainfall analysis, flood studies, etc

Human Genetic Variation, Health and Disease: New Knowledge, New Quantitative Challenges

November 11-13, 2009

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

The goal of the 2009 conference, "Human Genetic Variation, Health and Disease: New Knowledge, New Quantitative Challenges," will be to bring together researchers from multiple disciplines (including geneticists, epidemiologists, statisticians and bioinformaticians) to discuss what we have learned and what we have yet to learn from genome-wide association studies, as well as emerging techniques for studying different types of genetic variation.

Risk, Rare Events and Extremes Final Conference

November 12-13, 2009

EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

This conference intends to bring together the statistical and various user communities to present the new state of the art in both theory and applications of extremal modelling. There is also a visitor programme

The Third Western Conference in Mathematical Finance (WCMF'09)

November 13-15, 2009

Santa Barbara, California

The purpose of the conference is to bring together promising young specialists and eminent researchers working in the area of mathematical finance, to encourage new collaborations and allow for active exchange of ideas through informal discussions.

Program on Space-time Analysis for Environmental Mapping, Epidemiology and Climate Change

November 14-16, 2009

Charleston, SC

Today, more and more issues are arising in public health involving geography and medicine. GEOMED brings together statisticians, geographers, epidemiologists, computer scientists, and public health professionals to discuss methods of spatial analysis, as well as present and debate the results of such analyses.

William Cochran Centennial Celebration

November 14, 2009

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


28th Annual Conference on Multivariate Statistical Analysis (MSA'09)

November 16-18, 2009

Lodz, Poland

Organizer: Chair of Statistical Methods, University of Lodz
Chair: Czeslaw Domanski

Workshop YEQT-III: Young European Queueing Theorists: "Scheduling and Resource Sharing in Queueing Networks"

November 19-21, 2009

EURANDOM, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

This workshop aims to bring together both young and seasoned researchers active in the field of analysis and control of queueing networks, resource allocation and scheduling of stochastic systems. The workshop includes keynote speakers, tutorials and invited presentations by leading researchers.

Lectures on Probability and Stochastic Processes - IV

November 20-24, 2009

Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India

A workshop designed to have two mini courses on topics of recent interest given by experts in the respective areas. These courses are expected to expose the participants to the important problems being considered in the current literature, as well as the available techniques to work with them. A large audience, which includes research scholars and young PhDs, from different institutes and universities of India, as well as few foreign participants, are invited to the workshop. It is expected that this gathering will initiate collaborative work across different research centres of India. To facilitate this activity, the workshop has sufficient time for sessions, where researchers can pose and discuss problems, which can be of interest to others in the audience.

High-dimensional Inference and Complex Data Statistics and the Life Sciences

November 23-25, 2009

Groningen, The Netherlands

High-dimensionality has become a permanent feature of many data structures in the life sciences. From genetics to environmental sciences, from medical sciences to biology, data is rushing towards the statistician who needs to keep a cool head. This workshop presents the coolest heads in the field.


30 Years of Bootstrap and Recent Advances in Statistics

December 4, 2009

Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

The Statistics Department of Rutgers University is joining the ASA New Jersey Chapter in celebrating the Chapter's 30th anniversary with a one-day symposium. Professor Bradley Efron, Stanford University will be the Plenary Speaker at this event. For more details, please contact either Regina Liu, Chair, Department of Statistics, Rutgers University, NJ ( or CV Damaraju, J&J PRD, LLC and current President, ASA New Jersey Chapter (tel:609-730-2863). The symposium program and registration information are available on

65th Annual Deming Conference on Applied Statistics

December 7-11, 2009

Tropicana Casino Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

The purpose of the three-day Deming Conference on Applied Statistics and the following two parallel two-day short courses is to provide a learning experience on recent developments in statistical methodologies. The conference is composed of twelve three-hour tutorials on current statistical topics of interest. Recognized experts in the field of applied statistics will be invited to give the lectures and short courses based on their recently published books.

Workshop: Subjective Bayes 2009

December 14-16, 2009

University of Warwick, UK

One of a series of CRiSM Workshops at Warwick University on exciting, important and fast developing areas of statistical inference. It will draw together researchers active in the philosophy, practice or psychology of subjective probabilistic inference.

Nonlinear Time Series: Threshold Modelling and Beyond

Decemeber 17-19, 2009

The University of Hong Kong, China

An International Conference in Honour of Professor Howell Tong.

The 10th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences (ICCS-X)

December 20-23, 2009

New Cairo, Egypt

The conference, which brings together researchers and practitioners in statistical sciences from all over the world, is open to all people interested in the development of statistics and its applications regardless of affiliation, origin, nationality, gender or religion.

Seventh Triennial Calcutta Symposium on Probability and Statistics

December 28-31, 2009

Kolkata, India

The symposium will feature Special Sessions; invited and contributory sessions on theoretical and applied statistics and probability; and poster sessions for students and young researchers. The best posters will be awarded. Sponsored posters from industries will also be entertained.

International Conference on Frontiers of Interface Between Statistics and Sciences in Honor CR Rao's 90th Birthday

December 31, 2009 - January 2, 2010

University of Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, A.P. India

IMS Representative(s): S.Rao Jammalamadaka, S Pantula, S Ghosh

(IMS Co-sponsored Meeting)