Bernoulli E-Briefs April 2010

Dear Bernoulli Society members,

This is the second issue of the Bernoulli E-Briefs, a bimonthly electronic Bulletin by the BS intended as a device for sharing latest news and relevant information with all members of our society in tight collaboration with the Bernoulli News. Speaking

of the latter its latest number is about to appear and includes the transcription

of the opening lecture of the Fifth World Congress of the Bernoulli Society, "Notes

about the Bernoulli Society" by Jef L. Teugels, reminiscences and highlights of the

second World Congress in Uppsala by Allan Gut as well as interesting book reviews

and news on recently held and forthcoming events.

We have received news on forthcoming events which we include in this number and once

again invite our BS colleagues to use Bernoulli E-Briefs for short notice information.

Yours truly,

Carenne Ludena and Ramses H. Mena

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1. General News

2. Events

3. Sad News

4. Editorial News

5. Prizes and funding

6. Recently released issues of BS official and sponsored publications


* Arnoldo Frigessi has accepted to chair the Program Committee of the 8th World

Congress of the  Bernoulli Society which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey,

July 2012. Elvan Ceyhan and Mine Çaglar  have been appointed as co-chairs of the

Local Organizing Committee.

* The May 2010 issue of Stochastic Processes and their Applications – one of the

official journals of the Bernoulli Society – is a tribute to Kiyosi Itô. A word

of appreciation to Elsevier´s fortunate gesture of granting a  perpetual free

access to this issue on the journal website. More information in Section 6 of

this Bernoulli E-Briefs.


*8th World Congress of the Bernoulli Society in Istanbul, Turkey, July 9-14, 2012.

Put down this date in your calendars.

*34th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Application in Osaka,

Japan, September 6-10.

*28th European Meeting of Statisticians, Piraeus, Greece, August 17-22.

Deadline for contributed talks and posters, 20 April 2010.

*58th World Statistics Congress of the International Statistical

Institute (ISI). Dublin, August 21-26, 2011.

* The BS, as an ISI section, will sponsor Invited Paper Sessions (IPS), Special Topics Sessions (STS) and Satellite meetings. People are encouraged to propose STS and Satellite meetings attractive to the members of our Society.

* Information about previous editions of the ISI Congress can be found at and

Further information and deadlines at

*IMS 2010 Gothenburg Institute of Mathematical Statistics

73rd Annual Meeting, Aug 9-13, 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden

* Deadline for abstract submission: April 30, 2010

* Deadline for early registration fee: June 1, 2010

Further information at

*Carlo Alberto Stochastics Workshop, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri, Italy.

June 11, 2010. Deadline for registration: 31 May, 2010.

Further information at

*TIES 2010 - the 21th Annual Conference of The International Envirometrics

Society, Margarita Island, Venezuela June 20-25, 2010. Theme: Sustaining our

environment under changing conditions: quantitative methodological challenges

More information at

*Calendar of ISI events at


*Professor Lester Dubins passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. See obituary at


*New BS Council Member: Julia Brettschneider. See the whole composition of the

Council at



*Iain Johnstone named recipient of Royal Statistical Society’s Guy Medal in Silver

*The prize winners for the Rollo Davidson Trust 2010 are:

* Gady Kozma (Weizmann Institute)

for work on random walks in the contexts of loop-erasure and percolation

* Sourav Chatterjee (University of California at Berkeley)

for work on Stein's method, spin glasses and concentration of measure.

*Harrison Zhou receives 2010 IMS Tweedie New Researcher Award

*Elsevier and the journal of SPA are sponsoring two travel grants of 500 EUR each

to attend the 6th International Conference on Lévy Processes: Theory and Applications (26.07.2010 - 30.07.2010), TU Dresden, Germany. To apply send CV including list of publications and a poster draft to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject "SPA Elsevier Travel Award" in your e-mail header.

*ISI's World Bank Fund offers limited funding for applicants from developing

countries to attend the 34th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their

Applications and the 28th European Meeting of Statisticians.


*Recent issues:

-Bernoulli 16(1)

-SPA 120(5) A tribute to Kiyosi Itô. Edited by Marc Yor and Maria E.Vares with OPEN ACCESS to this issue

*Co-sponsored open access publications:

Have a look to the latest articles in ECP, EJP, EJS, Probab. Surveys and Statist.

Surveys at

*Last issue of Bernoulli News


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