Statistical Concepts and Methods for the Modern World

An international conference organised by the
Applied Statistical Association of Sri Lanka

Jointly with the School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney, Australia

and Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, The University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

28-30 December 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Conference Venue

Waters Edge, Colombo

Introduction

The key purpose of the 2011 conference is to unite statisticians from across the world through presenting their latest research findings on theory and applications of statistics. We expect that such a forum will incite greater knowledge in the participants and stimulate further research prospects, as well as venturing to modernize approaches to statistical methodologies in educational curricula in Sri Lanka.

ENGLISH is the official language for all conference material and presentations and the conference will feature both invited and contributed papers.

There will be two pre-conference workshops on 26th and 27th December 2011 as given below.

Pre-Conference Workshops


The venue for both workshops will be the IS Lab, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo. A location map is available here

  • Monday, 26 December, 2.00 to 5.00pm - Sequential Methodologies with Applications
  • Details/Abstract available here

    Presenters: Professor Nitis Mukhopadhyay & Sankha Muthu Poruthotage

    The University of Connecticut, USA


  • Tuesday, 27 December, 8.30am to 5.00pm - Using R-Commander and R for Statistical Research
  • Details available here

    Please note that this workshop is now FULL and we cannot accept any further applications.

    Presenter: Dr Maheswaran Rohan, Scientist - Statistician,

    Research & Development Group, Department of Conservation, New Zealand

    Registration Information

  • Fees and related information available here
  • Important dates available here

  • On-line registration here
  • Registration form available here
  • Early Bird Registration has been extended to 30 September. All registered participants will be included in the final conference program in October.
    The conference program is now available on this site (5th link on the left menu). Please note that this program is now FULL and we cannot accept any further presentations. You are welcome to participate following the usual registration process.

    Conference Topics Include

    Asymptotic StatisticsBayesian Statistics Bio-statistics Bioinformatics
    Clinical Trials Computational StatisticsData Mining  Decision Theory
    Design of Experiments Econometrics Environmental Statistics Multivariate Statistics
    Option Pricing ModelsReliability Theory ResamplingSample Surveys
    Sequential Analysis Software ReliabilitySpatial Statistics Statistics in Sports
    Statistical Modelling Statistics in Finance Statistical Quality ControlSurvival Analysis
    Time Series Analysis

    Applicable Areas Include

    Agriculture Asset Management Engineering Education
    Environment Finance/Banking Government Industry
    Health Science Inventory Analysis Mathematical Statistics Medicine
    Mining Politics Security Intelligence Population Studies
    Population Genetics Sports

    Contact

    Chair (LPC), International Statistics Conference 2011
    Applied Statistical Association of Sri Lanka,
    Second Floor, The Professional Center,
    275/75, Prof. Sanley Wijesundera Mawatha,
    Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

    Email: office@asasl.lk
    Or secretary@asasl.lk
    Tel: +9411 2688244
    Website: www.asasl.lk

    Keynote Speakers

    Special Guest/Invited Speakers

    All accepted abstracts are available through ATLAS: Abstracts

    Please submit your abstract through ATLAS by 30 June. Early bird registration due 31 July.

    • Professor John Robinson, The University of Sydney, Australia
    • Professor Martin Hazelton, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    • Professor Neville Weber, The University of Sydney, Australia
    • Professor Rahul Mukerjee, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, India
    • Professor William Dunsmuir, The University of New South Wales, Australia
    • Professor Tim Swartz, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    • Professor David Allen, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
    • Professor Ramesh Gupta, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maine
    • Professor S. Ejaz Ahmed, University of Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4 CANADA
    • Dr George Obsekov, American College of Radiology Research Center, Philadelphia PA USA
    • Professor Nitis Mukhopadyay, University of Connecticut, USA
    • Dr Samaradasa Weerahandi, Director in Analytics, Pfizer, USA

    Invited Speakers

    All accepted abstracts are available through ATLAS: Abstracts

    Please submit your abstract through ATLAS by 30 June. Early bird registration due 31 July.

    Program Committees

      Contacts:

      International - Shelton Peiris (Sydney University)
      Local - Chandima Tilakaratne (University of Colombo)
      General - Palitha Sarukkali (President - ASASL, Sri Lanka)

    Chair, Local Program

    • Chandima D. Tilakaratne, Department of Statistics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka - cdt@stat.cmb.ac.lk

    Local Program Committee (LPC):

    • S. Samita, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    • Pushpa Wejekoon, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    • Sarath Banneheka, University of Sri Jayawardapura, Sri Lanka
    • L. A. L. W. Jayasekara, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
    • Sarath Peiris, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
    • Palitha Sarukkali, President - ASASL, Sri Lanka
    • Kanthi Perera, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    • Dilhari Attygalle, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    • Anjana Bandara, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    • Nimalshanthi Amerasekera, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
    • Rupika Abeynayaka, University of Wayamba, Sri Lanka
    • Roshan Dharshana Yapa, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    • S. Arivalzahan, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    • P. Dias, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka
    • D. D. S. Kulatunga, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    • R. A. B. Abegunawardena, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
    • Chithraka Wickramarachchi, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka

    Co-Chairs, International Program

    • Shelton Peiris, The University of Sydney, Australia - shelton.peiris@sydney.edu.au
    • Basil M De Silva, RMIT University, Australia - basil.desilva@rmit.edu.au
    • Aera Thavaneswaran, University of Manitoba, Canada - thavane@cc.umanitoba.ca
    • Nitis Mukhopadyay, University of Connecticut, USA - nitis.mukhopadhyay@uconn.edu
    • S. Ganeshalingam, Massey University, New Zealand - s.ganesalingam@massey.ac.nz
    • Tim B. Swartz, Simon Fraser University, Canada - tim@cs.sfu.ca

    International Program Committee (IPC):

    • Liwan Liyanage, The University of Western Sydney, Australia - L.Liyanage@uws.edu.au
    • David Allen, Edith Cowan University, Australia - d.allen@ecu.edu.au
    • Neville Weber, The University of Sydney, Australia - neville.weber@sydney.edu.au
    • C.R.Rao, Pennsylvania State University, USA - crr1@email.psu.edu
    • Peter Hall, University of Melbourne, Australia - halpstat@ms.unimelb.edu.au
    • Ibrahim Mohamed, The University of Malaya, Malaysia - imohamed@um.edu.my
    • William Dunsmuir, The University of New South Wales, Australia - w.dunsmuir@unsw.edu.au
    • Rahul Mukerjee, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, India - rmuk@iimcal.ac.in
    • Vo Anh, Queensland University of Technology, Australia - v.anh@qut.edu.au
    • Mahendran Shitan, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia - mahen@fsas.upm.edu.my
    • George Shanthikumar, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA - shanthikumar@purdue.edu
    • Nihal Yatawara, Curtin University of Technology, Australia - nihal@maths.curtin.edu.au
    • Panlop Zeephongsekul, RMIT University, Australia - panlopz@rmit.edu.au
    • Nader Tajvidi, Lund University, Sweden - nader@maths.lth.se
    • Subir Ghosh, University of California, Riverside, USA - subir.ghosh@ucr.edu
    • Udara Peiris, University of Oxford/Warwick University, UK - udara.peiris@sbs.ox.ac.uk
    • Richard Gerlach, The University of Sydney, Australia - R.Gerlach@econ.usyd.edu.au
    • A. Nanthakumar, State University of New York, Suny at Oswego, USA - nanthaku@oswego.edu
    • V. A. Samaranayake, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, USA - vsam@mst.edu
    • Chris Perera, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia - chris.perera@vu.edu.au

    Publications

    • All submitted abstracts by 30 July 2011 will be peer reviewed by a Reviewer Task Panel (RTP). Please submit your abstract here.
    • Late abstracts will be accepted if there are vacant slots in the program. Please contact shelton.peiris@sydney.edu.au for details.
    • All peer reviewed, accepted abstracts of authors who have registered by 30 September (extended Early Bird Registration date) will be published in a special volume of abstracts prior to the conference.
    • Full-length manuscripts: All submitted full-length papers (maximum of 10 pages) by September 30 (by registered authors/co-authors) to shelton.peiris@sydney.edu.au will be peer reviewed and considered for suitable publications. The final decision of this publication will be based on referees reports. However, all authors can present their papers (from accepted abstracts) at the conference provided they complete the registration by 30 September.
    • A suitable template for preparation of papers is available at www.asasl.lk. Authors may use similar forms to prepare their manuscripts (for example, LATEX).
    • Use a template (either Word or Latex) from WORD OR LATEX to prepare your final full paper for proceedings.

    • Peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in special volume/s of Conference Proceedings edited by:
    • Shelton Peiris (Sydney University)
      Chandima D. Tilakaratne (University of Colombo)
      Tim B. Swartz (Simon Fraser University)
      S. Ganeshalingam (Massey University)
      Sarath Banneheka (University of Sri Jayawardapura)

    • Selected peer reviewed and accepted papers (recommended by referees) will be published in special volumes of:
    • Sri Lankan Journal of Applied Statistics, SLJAS

    • Guest Editor: Professor Nitis Mukhopadyay (University of Connecticut, USA)
    • Guest Associate Editor: Professor Pushpa Wijekoon (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
    • Journal of Applied Probability and Statistics, JAPS

      Editor: Professor Shahjahan Khan
      Website: JAPS

      (There is no page charges for publication in JAPS. However, there is a small publication and shipping charge which should be paid by the authors prior to the publication of the accepted papers. See the subscription link for details. Additional re-prints can also be ordered at a nominal extra cost. In special cases, the Chief Editor may reduce/waive the publication and shipping charges).
    For questions or comments please contact webmaster@maths.usyd.edu.au