The workshop will focus on recent developments in Dimension Reduction and High Dimensional Inference. A major purpose of the workshop is to discuss many recent significant developments and to identify important problems and new research directions. All sessions are plenary. Please visit http://www.stat.ufl.edu/symposium/2014/index.html for complete workshop details. For additional information please contact Zhihua (Sophia) Su: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data grew to "big data". Should our models grow? Which old lessons apply or must be revised?
We will discuss modelling strategies for complex problems, with a focus on biomedicine, Bayesian methods and high-dimensional inference.
Where: University of Warwick
Registration: free, but must be made in advance
Speakers: Guido Consonni, Andrew Gelman, Mark Girolami, Luca Larocca, Jun Liu, Jianhua Hu, Valen Johnson, Peter Mueller, Donatello Telesca, Rich Savage
11th German Probability and Statistics Days
March 4th - 7th, 2014
In the tradition of the previous conferences, it provides an international forum for the presentation and discussion of new results in all areas of probability and statistics.
The submission of abstracts for contributed talks is starting June 1st, 2013, and ends November 30th, 2013.
Early bird registration expires January 15th, 2014. For further information please have a look at http://www.gpsd-ulm2014.de/.
This workshop will explore problems and opportunities raised by small (tens to hundreds of individuals) social networks as they develop over time, with special focus on three issues: 1) how temporal dynamics affect network function and emergent properties, 2) the response of the network to perturbations such as births, deaths, immigration and emigration from the social group, 3) the tension between a focus on network structure (e.g., importance of roles and network centrality) and process (e.g., flow of information, disease transmission).
Commemorating the end of the successful DFG-funded research training group “Modelling, Analysis and Simulation in Economathematics” a conference is organised at Ulm University from Thursday, March 6th to Saturday March 8th, 2014.
A plenary talk by
Christoph Schwab (ETH Zurich)
is organised jointly with the 11th German Probability and Statistics Days.
For further information please have a look at http://graduiertenkolleg.gpsd-ulm2014.de/.
The conference will feature research areas inspired by the substantial contributions of Prof. H.N. Nagaraja (Division of Biostatistics, The Ohio State University). Topics include order statistics, stochastic modeling, distribution theory, characterizations, asymptotics, and statistical methods in the health sciences. The objective of this conference is to bring together researchers to discuss recent developments and explore future directions on these topics.
Infectious disease models have a long history in human epidemiology, but only more recently have been applied to domestic or wildlife host species. These models offer a way to test response plans, evaluate detection methods, identify effective methods to mitigate disease, and answer policy questions. Given that many diseases of current and future concern have both wild and domestic animal components, a need exists to understand the strengths and weaknesses of current modeling frameworks to capture the dynamics both within and between wild and domestic hosts. Enhanced collaboration across institutions and among biologists, modelers, and veterinarians is needed to reduce the risks posed by animal-related diseases. Through this workshop, we seek to develop a better understanding of the availability and utility of different kinds of modeling approaches as well as the data to answer complex questions.
Plant viruses are among the greatest limiting factors to modern agriculture. Climate change and the emergence of new viral strains affect the health and biodiversity of crops and of plants in general, while the continued growth of the human population emphasizes the need for sustainable agriculture. This workshop will provide a forum for discussion of current problems on vectored transmission of plant viruses, with the goal of identifying mathematical, computational, and statistical methods, as well as insights derived using these methods.
The aim of the Conference is to highlight the role of statistics in modern day world. The conference will focus on "Application of Statistics in Policy Development and Monitoring of Health, Finance, Education, Information Technology and Economics".
The Seminar on Stochastic Processes (SSP) in 2014 will be held at the University of California at San Diego on March 26-29, 2014. The local organizers will be Patrick Fitzsimmons, Amber Puha, Jason Schweinsberg, and Ruth Williams. The invited speakers will be Rodrigo Banuelos (Kai Lai Chung Lecturer), Sandra Cerrai, Neil O'Connell, Sebastien Roch, and Ramon van Handel. Tutorial lectures aimed at new researchers will be given by Vladas Sidoravicius in the afternoon of Wednesday, March 26, the day before the main SSP program begins.
The workshop brings together leading international researchers in various fields of stochastic analysis in infinite dimensional spaces. This workshop is supported by the EPSRC project Cylindrical Levy Processes and Their Applications (Markus Riedle) and the London Mathematical Society.
MCQMC meetings focus on Monte Carlo (MC) and quasi-Monte Carlo (QMC) methods. QMC is about derandomizing MC to get improved accuracy.
Core topics include random number generation, complexity of numerical integration and approximation, construction of equidistributed sequences, infinite dimensional applications, as well as Markov chain and particle methods and rare event simulation.
Our investigative workshop will pursue four goals:
Develop novel models that capture contamination and pathogen growth dynamics involved in sanitization, packaging and shipping.
Discuss and develop multi-scale models that connect these supply chain links to form a global picture.
Explore how these new models can aid in more relevant data collection to test and inform model predictions at both the local and global levels.
Provide a venue for collaboration among mathematical modelers, food technologists, statisticians, microbiologists, and industrial and government agency representatives in order to synthesize knowledge in a way that establishes modeling as an indispensable tool for pathogen surveillance and control in the fresh produce industry.
This investigative workshop will bring together a multi-disciplinary group of molecular and cell biologists, physiologists, ecologists, mathematicians, computational biologists, and statisticians to explore the challenges and opportunities for developing and implementing models that are specifically designed to provide a mechanistic link between levels of biological organization in a way that can inform ecological risk assessment and ultimately environmental policy and management.
The Department of Statistics and Biostatistics of Rutgers University will hold “2014 Rutgers Statistics Symposium: Statistics and the Century of Data" on Friday, May 2, 2014, with invited speakers Professors David Donoho (Stanford University), Jianqing Fan (Princeton University), David Madigan (Columbia University), Peter McCullagh (University of Chicago), Giovanni Parmigiani (Harvard University), and Bin Yu (University of California, Berkeley).
Quantitative genetic theory has been applied to a wide range of phenomena including the evolution of differences between the sexes, sexual preferences, life history traits, plasticity of traits, as well as the evolution of body size and other morphological measurements. This tutorial is for evolutionary biologists interested in how quantitative genetics theory can be tested with data. Participants – graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty – will learn how to use R to build and test evolutionary models.
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics have been playing very important roles in scientific research fields in recent years. The goal of the 3rd workshop is to stimulate research and to foster the interaction of researchers in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics research areas.
The keynote speaker is Professor Xihong Lin, Harvard University. The workshop will provide the opportunity for faculty and graduate students to meet the top researchers, identify important directions for future research, facilitate research collaborations.
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 PhD students in the Netherlands.
Know Your Power: Enticing, Elevating and Empowering Careers of Women in Statistics
You're invited to this new conference highlighting the achievements and career interests of women in statistics. Special sessions focused on career development, work presented by leading researchers, and opportunities to connect with peers will provide unique perspectives on the role of women in today's statistical fields.
See the conference website for details on registration, travel awards, and poster abstract submission.
Modeling biological data requires powerful mathematical and statistical tools and techniques. This tutorial is for biologists interested in doing statistics with more complex non-linear models of their data and for mathematicians interested in learning how to apply their modeling skills to the unique demands of real dynamic biological data. Methods for parameter estimation that will be taught include maximum likelihood and ordinary least squares. Additional tools of model identifiability and sensitivity analysis will be covered.
This 2-day ISBA meeting will feature presentations and discussions of topical, frontier research in the methodology and applications of Bayesian statistics, and related areas. The focus areas are among those pioneered by George Box through his career as a path-breaking innovator in concepts, theory, methods and applications across a broad sweep of areas. The workshop is an opportunity to participate in reflecting on Box's legacy, coupled with the vibrancy of our discipline-- especially in its interfaces with challenging areas of application.
Following a tradition established in 1999, and after PLS'09 in Beijing and PLS'12 in Houston , the 8th International Symposium on PLS and Related Methods will take place in Paris (France), jointly organized by CNAM and ESSEC Business School.
This eighth edition will focus on original methodological contribution in both PLS Regression, PLS Path Modeling and their related methods with application in areas and disciplines related to Management, Social Sciences, Chemometrics, Sensory Analysis, Industry and Life Sciences including Genomics.
Advances in genomic technology and significant decrease in the associated costs are driving progress in genetic studies for disease gene identification. Studies of whole exome and genome sequences of complex traits in large samples will become increasingly common. Other sources of high-dimensional information, including expression, epigenetic, metabolic and microbiomic data, are also being commonly collected in disease and control samples. To fully understand the complex bases of human disease, all of these factors should be properly considered in a unified analytical framework, together with epidemiological data on environmental exposures and other risk factors. This meeting will discuss how to address the analytical challenges presented by these sources of data
2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Southern Regional Council on Statistics Summer Research Conference. SRC 2014 brings together leading researchers, faculty and students in a dynamic, interactive and learning format.
Continuing the series of Conferences in Mysore (2000), Warsaw (2002-04), Izmir (2005), Mashad (2006), Amman (2007), Aachen (2008), Zagazig (2010), Murcia (2012), the Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences and Nicolaus Copernicus University will host the 11th International Conference on Ordered Statistical Data. The conference will bring forth recent advances in the theory of ordered statistical data, including order statistics, records, censoring schemes and their applications in reliability, statistics and lifetime analysis.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Probability Summer School at U. British Columbia featuring 4-week courses by Elchanan Mossel (Influences and noise stability in product space) and Asaf Nachmias (Random walks on random fractals).
Short courses will be given by Alison Etheridge (Stochastic models of evolution), Allan Sly (Phase transitions for random constraint satisfaction) and Ofer Zeitouni (Log correlated Gaussian fields and branching random
Support for accommodation is available for some participants--see webpage for information.
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease of global public health importance with complex transmission dynamics. This workshop will explore mathematical tools and approaches for describing 1) within-host dynamics of Leptospira infection and immunity in reservoir and incidental hosts; 2) multi-host, multi-species Leptospira transmission dynamics in urban and rural settings; and 3) environmental drivers of leptospirosis transmission in animals and people.
The study of nonlinear systems and dynamics has emerged as a major area of interdisciplinary research and found very interesting applications. This conference is intended to provide a widely selected forum among Scientists and Engineers to exchange ideas, methods, and techniques in the field of Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, Fractals and their applications in General Science and in Engineering Sciences.
This three-day workshop deals with analytical and numerical results of stochastic models. It addresses a topic of intensive and growing research activities:
Particle Aspects, Equilibria, and related Methods in Stochastic Finance
ALT'2014 is the 5th international conference concerned with the latest scientific results and applications in reliability testing and analysis. The aim of the conference is to bring researchers and practitioners from universities, institutions and industries, together to present and discuss innovative methodologies and practical applications in the reliability field: assessment, modeling, testing, analysis, design and optimization.
The WNAR/IMS Conference is an annual conference held jointly by the Western North American Region of the International Biometrics Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Meeting activities include oral presentations, poster presentations, a short course, student paper competition, society business meetings, committee meetings, social activities and networking opportunities.
The International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) and the Korean International Statistical Society (KISS)Joint Applied Statistics Symposium will be held from Sunday, June 15 to Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, Oregon.
Call for Invited Session Proposals:
The deadline for the invited session proposal is November 1, 2013.
Seminars on Stability Problems for Stochastic Models have a long tradition. They were founded by Vladimir Zolotarev in the 1970’s. The seminars were attended by leading probabilists from all over the world. The Seminars traditionally aim at bringing together people from Eastern and Western parts of Europe to share their expertise, new results, exchange the ideas and discuss open problems.
The Institute consists of a summer school in spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, a workshop in nonstationary spatial covariance modeling, and a workshop in multivariate spatial methods. The instructors are among the leading researchers in the field.
The summer school will cover a range of topics, with theoretical and applied lectures as well as computer labs. The nonstationary spatial covariance workshop will compare different methods on common data sets provided in advance. The multivariate workshop will present the latest developments.
The 2014 Workshop on Algorithms for Modern Massive Data Sets (MMDS 2014) will address algorithmic, mathematical, and statistical challenges in modern statistical data analysis. The goals of MMDS 2014 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 emphasis of the event is equally distributed between finance and actuarial science. We expect that this make use of space for debates in this areas and topics such as teaching, research, technical regulation and business practice in Andean and Caribbean regions, and its inter-relation with the rest of the world.
This tutorial will expose participants to algebraic and discrete approaches to problems from modern biology including gene regulation, gene identification, RNA folding, phylogenetics, and metabolic pathway analysis. The format will be interactive lectures with quick exercises on each topic, followed by structured hands-on activities during which participants will work in small groups on exercises and projects. Participants will learn web-based software systems and databases that students in their courses can use.
The workshop will bring together statisticians working in survey and census methodology and population studies with social scientists in collaborating disciplines. Session topics are expected to include: - Combining data from multiple sources for social science investigations - Fundamentals of record linkage, and recent developments - Network sampling designs - Beyond traditional weighting - Weighting and analytical uses of survey data - Survey data exploration and visualization
Jim Pitman's career research has encompassed many topics within Probability Theory: Markov chains,
Brownian motion and related diffusions (in extensive joint work with Marc Yor) and the field of Combinatorial Stochastic Processes initiated in his 2002 St Flour lectures. This meeting celebrates his work with invited talks by Jean Bertoin, Chris Burdzy, Alexander Gnedin, Christina Goldschmidt, Priscilla Greenwood, Lancelot James, Gregory Miermont, Soumik Pal, and Jim himself. See website for details.
The aim of this one-day conference is to attract pure mathematicians and in particular, Geometers, to work together with Statisticians in this area by highlighting interesting and powerful applications of Geometry to Statistics.
SISCR consists of a series of half-day, one-day and one-and-a-half day workshops conducted by experts in the field and designed to introduce participants to modern issues in the design and conduct of clinical trials and the statistical analysis of clinical trial data. Topics covered by SISCR 2014 include enrichment, design and missing data in randomized clinical trials, personalized medicine, and comparative effectiveness, among others.
The Summer Institute in Statistics for Clinical Research (SISCR 2014), consists of a series of half-day, one-day and one-and-a-half day workshops conducted by experts in the field and designed to introduce participants to modern issues in the design and conduct of clinical trials and the statistical analysis of clinical trial data. Topics covered include enrichment, design and missing data in randomized clinical trials, personalized medicine, and comparative effectiveness, among others.
Pre-requisites are minimal.
This international conference is being organized by Kettering University to celebrate the IYS 2013 and the 175th anniversary of the American Statistical Association.
The main focus of this conference will be on the STATISTICALS METHODS AND STUDIES OF HISTORICAL DATA.
Participants may use any data of their choice. Data about the City of Flint, MI, consisting of up to 100 years of demographic, health, labor, census, and crime records will be summarized in advance of the conference and made available to the participants.
It will feature several keynote speakers, including Lars Hansen, a 2013 Nobel laureate in economics and David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago; Jin-chuan Duan, Professor and Director at National University of Singapore; Weiying Zhang, Professor of Economics in Guanghua Management School at Peking University. In addition, twenty invited sessions and ten contributed sessions are planned. More detailed information are available on the FERM2014 website.
The International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) is the premier forecasting conference, attracting the world’s leading forecasting researchers, practitioners, and students. Through a combination of keynote speaker presentations, academic sessions, workshops, and social programs, the ISF provides many excellent opportunities for networking, learning, and fun.
The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special
conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi.
The scientific program for the 3rd IMS-APRM will consist of Plenary sessions, Distinguished lecture sessions, Invited Paper sessions, topic-contributed paper sessions, contributed paper sessions, and poster sessions.
The conference will present & discuss issues of interest to ecological statisticians & biologists. We will hold sessions focused upon mark-recapture methods, distance sampling methods, other abundance estimation techniques, monitoring of biodiversity, survey design & analysis for estimating population trends, modelling of spatial trends in animal density, integrated population modelling, stochastic population dynamics modelling, stochastic multispecies modelling, individual-based model fitting, & stochastic modelling of animal movement.
The scope of this workshop is extreme value theory, methods and applications, with a particular focus on multivariate and high-dimensional extremes.
The aim of this event is to promote discussion and transferral of ideas and methodologies between researchers and practitioners working in the area of extremes, with experts highlighting the challenges and developments in their respective fields of specialisation.
Experimentation is one of the most common activities in scientific researches and industrial processes. An experiment is cost-efficient only when it is carefully designed and its results are correctly analyzed. The CEDA 2014 will highlight the most recent advances in the design and analysis of experiments and demonstrate their applicability to practitioners in scientfic and industrial communities. In addition, it provides an excellent platform to share research ideas among senior mentors, junior researchers and Ph.D. students/graduates.
The Barcelona Summer School on Stochastic Analysis is a one-week scientific activity consisting mainly of courses addressed to PhD students and young researchers on current research topics in Stochastic Analysis. Selected participants are also given the opportunity to deliver short talks or to display posters. The courses in 2014 are on Lévy processes and stochastic partial differential equations, and will be given, respectively, by Prof. René Schilling (TU Dresden, Germany) and Prof. Davar Khoshnevisan (University of Utah, USA).
Focusing on the state-of-art methodology to analyze complex traits, this five-day course will offer an interactive program to enhance researchers' ability to understand & use statistical genetic methods, as well as implement & interpret sophisticated genetic analyses. Limited number of Travel Fellowships available, see website for details. Only participants residing in the US are eligible for Travel Fellowships!
The conference is held on the occasion of the 65th birthday of Prof. C.F. Jeff Wu, one of the most celebrated statisticians of our time. The conference intends to bring top researchers together to interact and present their new research findings in areas that have been influenced by Prof. Wu's previous work and related topics. The conference will be held at Huquan Hotel, Mile, Yunnan Province, P. R. China. Huquan Hotel is 85 miles southeast of Kunming. The hotel provides comprehensive facilities for accommodations, conference, dining, and amuse
The aim of this workshop is to highlight the recent advances in the estimation and the simulation of jump diffusions. The most recent
achievements in inference of jump diffusions will be considered, such as series approximation, perfect simulation algorithms, sequential Monte Carlo methods and spectral based simulation methods.
The ISBA 2014 world meeting is the continuation of the Valencia/ISBA meetings regularly held since 1979 and the preeminent conference of the Bayesian community.
The meeting will feature invited, contributed and poster presentations, as well as Bayesian foundational lectures by J. Berger, S. Fruehwirth-Schnatter, P. Müller, G. Roberts. Keynote speakers: D. Banks, I. Prüenster, S. Richardson, M. Vannucci, and C. Wikle. Short courses are planned and begin on July 13th.
As the financial crisis of 2008 and the Flash Crash of 2010 show, the financial networks underlying the world’s economy have failed in the past, and may do so again, with catastrophic consequences. Understanding how financial markets generate and propagate risk, and how regulations can help mitigate that risk, is vital to lowering the chance of future financial meltdowns.
This July, top financial mathematicians will gather at the University of British Columbia to focus on these crucial issues.
The purpose of the conference is to promote interaction and networking among new researchers in probability and statistics. Any young researcher who has received a Ph.D. on or after 2009, or expects to defend his or her thesis by the end of 2014, is eligible to attend. Due to limited space, participation is by invitation only. More information may be found at the website, including a link to the application information page. Application deadline is March 24, 2014.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers sharing an interest in a variety of aspects of statistics and its applications and offer them a possibility to discuss current developments in these subjects.
Scheduled every two years, the conference is a major Iranian event for statistics and probability, covering all their branches, including theoretical, methodological, applied and computational statistics and probability, and stochastic processes.
The Department of Statistics at Colorado State University will host the 2014 joint Graybill/ENVR Conference on “Modern Statistical Methods for Ecology” in Fort Collins during September 7-10, 2014. The focus of the conference is on new developments in statistical ecology, broadly defined. The conference is jointly sponsored by CSU, for which this is the 12th Graybill Conference, and the American Statistical Association’s section on Statistics for the Environment (ENVR), which has hosted biennial workshops since 2000.
This workshop will encompass recent research works on empirical processes theory
and their applications to statistics. A non exhaustive list of subjects covered will be :
- asymptotic and non asymptotic theory of empirical processes based on independent samples or samples having specific dependence structure (mixing, positively or negatively, associated random,variables ....)
- applications to classification theory, model selection, penalization procedures
- More generally, all possible applications in semi or nonparametric inference
M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State, Shymkent, Kazakhstan
The aim of the International Conference on Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICAAM) is to bring mathematicians working in the area of analysis and applied mathematics together to share new trends of applications of mathematics. We plan to found the conference series to provide a forum for researches and scientists to communicate their recent developments and to present their original results in various fields of analysis and applied mathematics.
The ICRM has been taking place every four years since 1989. It is dedicated to in-depth discussion of recent statistical developments which are relevant to analytical chemistry and is applications. The format of the meeting is inspired by the Gordon conferences: two sessions per day (one in the morning and one in the evening), with an invited speaker, a discussant and lots of room for the floor discussion. Participants can bring posters and there is room for a limited number of contributed talks.
The Cincinnati Symposium on Probability Theory and Applications 2014 will take place September 19 to 21, 2014 on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. The Symposium will focus on current research in limit theorems for dependent structures, specifically focusing on recent advances in martingale approximations, long-range dependence phenomena and infinite ergodic theory,
and spectra of large random matrices. The symposium will have seven hour-long talks and seven half-hour talks, as well as a poster session.
Invited speakers: Denis Belomestny; Loïc Chaumont; José Manuel Corcuera; Valentine Genon-Catalot; Marc Hoffmann; Jean Jacod; Cecilia Mancini; Yuliya Mishura; Antonis Papapantoleon; Philip Protter; Markus Reiß; Viktor Todorov; Mathias Vetter.
There is no registration fee, but the number of participants is limited. For more information, particularities and registration, see the website.
The Conference will address topics in stochastic perturbation methods, primarily financial mathematics, but also large deviations theory, homogenization, and waves in random media. A special focus will be placed on novel applications of probability and stochastics for systemic risk in financial networks, mean field games, stochastic volatility modeling, analysis of high-frequency financial data and multi-scale stochastic models of interacting particle systems. The meeting is also to honor Jean-Pierre Fouque on occasion of his 60th birthday.
This workshops aims to bring together researchers from different communities concerned with time dynamic change point analysis who reflect all aspects required for a successful data analysis. Talks will cover applications, computational issues, statistical modeling and theory. A poster session will be included.
Our aim is to bring statisticians and other quantitative researchers from around the country and abroad together in Grahamstown to share their research, discuss emerging ideas and challenges in their respective fields.
The conference aims to bring together statistical researchers and practitioners as well as users and policymakers from around the world to discuss new developments in statistical science. There will be plenary sessions as well as parallel sessions with invited and contributed papers. The topics will cover research, applications and best practices involved in knowledge discovery and innovation. There will be many opportunities for participants to share information and expertise while also learning from peers around the world.
The conference will seek to examine the use of evolutionary functional genomics, statistical genetics, and integrative approaches to understand the function of rare and common human alleles. We will discuss the interdisciplinary challenges of data analysis involved. The conference schedule includes time for scientific presentations, as well as a poster session for submitted abstracts.
The goal of this workshop is to unite researchers from different disciplines – clinicians, mathematicians, physicists, biomedical engineers, and industrial practitioners – in order to better understand the existing mathematical challenges and to explore new directions in modeling of cardiovascular dynamics. As a result of the workshop, we will identify challenges and frontiers in mathematical modeling, statistics and prediction, dynamics and control, stability analysis, as well as data acquisition and analysis for heart rhythm related diseases.
The objective of this meeting is to bring together research workers and practitioners in statistical sciences from all over the world and in particulars from Islamic Countries through mutual exchange program.