Bernoulli Society Bulletin 'E-Briefs' issue 15








For information to be considered in the next issue please contact

Dario Spanò (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by March 15, 2014.


* Committee members.

From 2014, there will some changes in the composition of the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes which have now been approved by Bernoulli EC.

-Raya Feldman, James Norris and Dmitry Ioffe will leave the committeee at the end of 2013. We thank them for all their work for the Bernoulli Society.

- Christina Goldschmidt, Zenghu Li and Itai Benjamini have been elected as committee members for the next term (2014-2017). A warm welcome to the new committee members !

- Ana Bella Cruzeiro, Antonio Galves, Kavita Ramanan and Balint Toth have all accepted to serve for a second and last term of 4 years (2014-2017).

- Jean Bertoin will cease to chair the committee at the end of this year, and Balint Toth has been elected as Chair of CCSP for 2014-2015.

* 2016 World Congress in Probability and Statistics.

We are pleased to announce that Professor Alison Etheridge has been appointed as Scientific Programme Chair for the 9th World Congress on Probability and Statistics (jointly sponsored by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics) in Toronto, 2016.Professor Alison Etheridge works in the Statistics Department of Oxford University <>. Her research can be roughly divided into the three interconnected areas of infinite dimensional stochastic analysis, mathematical ecology and mathematical population genetics. She has been an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, and has served on the Councils of the London Mathematical Society, the Bernoulli Society, and (currently) the IMS.

* SPA Article Posting Policy.

At one now finds the following note: "All SPA authors are allowed to directly post accepted author manuscripts (AAM) on the arXiv".For the general Elsevier article posting policy, the authors are directed to:


Though this has been agreed since several years, it was not explicitly mentioned at the journal homepage before.

* Bernoulli Society / ISI mentoring scheme.

Two initiatives specifically directed towards PhD students in statistics at universities in developing countries have been started. Details are available at <>. It should be emphasized, these two initiatives are complementary not competitive.

* Statistical Capacity Building.

Each year our parent organization, the ISI, invites bids from Bernoulli Society and other ISI Associations for partial funding of activities related to statistical capacity building. These funds are supplied by the World Bank Trust Fund (WBTF), and can be used (for example) to facilitate attendance by participants from developing countries in Bernoulli-sponsored conferences and workshops and short-course type activities in developing regions. For this call, activities must take place before 31 March 2015. Bernoulli Society is anxious that we play a full part in making proposals for such funding: given the size of Bernoulli Society, it would be appropriate to put forward two or three proposals to ISI.
Therefore we ask you whether you know of any possibilities for sponsorship. Successful bids would align with the WBTF objectives: "to improve the capacity of statistical officers and academics in developing countries by providing them with statistical knowledge to develop statistical systems through participation in international conferences and workshops".
If you know of any possibilities, please would you discuss with the organizers of the activity, and then, if they are willing, encourage them to compose a short note to be sent to the Scientific Secretary
<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; by 20 January 2014. The Bernoulli Society EC will then review the totality of bids and put forward two or three to ISI as Bernoulli-sponsored proposals for further funding.


* Marc Yor (1949-2014).

Prof Gilles Pagès (co-Director of the Labo. de Probabilités & Modèles Aléatoires, Univ. Pierre & Marie Curie) has the sad duty of announcing the following:
"Nous avons le regret de vous annoncer le décès soudain de Marc YOR, survenu ce matin 10 janvier 2014 à son domicile."
(We regret to announce the sudden decease of Marc YOR, which occurred this morning  January 10, 2014 at his home.)


3.1- Events (co)-sponsored by BernSoc.

* 37th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Buenos Aires, Argentina, from July 28 to August 1, 2014.

- Plenary speakers: Anton Bovier, Ivan Corwin, Laszlo Erdös, Antonio Galves, Christophe Garban, Martin Hairer (Lévy Lecture), Milton Jara, Gady Kozma, Eyal Lubetzky, Sylvie Méléard, David Nualart (IMS Medallion Lecture), Felix Otto, Tomohiro Sasamoto, Scott Sheffield, Fabio Toninelli, Balint Tóth, and a Doeblin Prize Lecture to be announced.

- List of recommended hotels and list of contributed sessions now available on the conference website

- Deadline for contributed talks and posters 30 March 2014. Interested researchers are more than welcome to send a proposal on a topic of their choice. See guidelines at

We look forward to meeting you in Buenos Aires

* Third IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meetings, Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan, June 30 - July 3, 2014. .

This meeting series provides an excellent forum for scientific communications between the researchers in this area and those from other parts of the world. The program covers a wide range of topics in statistics and probability, presenting recent developments and the state of the art in a variety of modern research topics and in applications.

3.2- Other events

* Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation in Economathematics, Ulm (Germany), March 4-7, 2014., The conference is a satellite meeting to the 11th German Probability and Statistics Days held at Ulm University from Tuesday Friday, March 7th, 2014. The conference includes a plenary talk by Christoph Schwab (ETH Zurich). For a full list of invited speaker and further details, visit

* 2nd ISNPS. Cadiz (Spain), June 12-16, 2014. The International Society for NonParametric Statistics (ISNPS) was founded in 2010 with the mission "to foster the research and practice of nonparametric statistics, and to promote the dissemination of new developments in the field via conferences, books and journal publications.

  • Deadline for abstract submission; 15th February, 2014

  • Early bird registration deadline: 15th march, 2014

  • Reduced registration fees for students.

* Australian Statistical Conference in Conjunction with the IMS Annual Meeting, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, July 7-10, 2014.

  • Early bird deadline for registration: 28 February, 2014

  • List of keynote speakers and more info available at

* 29th International Workshop on Statistical Modeling, Centre for Statistics, Georg-August-Universitaat Goettingen, July 14-18, 2014.

  • Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2014

  • Deadline for travel grant application (students only): January 31, 2104

  • Early registration deadline: April 30,2014


* Bernoulli Prize for an Outstanding Survey Article. Call for nominations in Statistics: January 31, 2014.

The BPOSA ( is to recognize authors of an influential survey publication in the areas of probability and mathematical statistics, respectively. The paper should be timely in addressing areas of active or emerging importance, but have been in circulation long enough for there to be evidence of its impact.

Nominations can be submitted to Peter Hall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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