2nd International Conference on Soft Methods in Probability and Statistics (SMPS'2004)

Venue: Edificio Historico (Old Building) of the University of Oviedo

Location: Oviedo, Spain

Event Date/Time: Sep 02, 2004 End Date/Time: Sep 04, 2004
Registration Date: Feb 15, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Feb 15, 2004
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Oviedo (Asturias) – SPAIN
September 2-4, 2004


During the last thirty years a considerable number of papers have been published with the aim to extend the existing theory of probability and mathematical statistics. The common feature of those attempts is to "soften" the classical theory. Some "softening" approaches utilise concepts and techniques developed in such theories as the fuzzy set theory or the theory of possibility, and other approaches, like the Dempster-Shafer theory, have their origins in the classical theory of probability. The soft methods in probability and mathematical statistics have obviously many common features.

The First Conference on Soft Methods in Probability and Statistics, held in Warsaw in 2002 and organized by the Systems Research Institute from the Polish Academy of Sciences, gave many researchers on related topics the opportunity to exchange ideas and applicable techniques.
On the occasion of the SMPS’2002, a biennial structure was agreed, the Department of Statistics and Operation Research at the University of Oviedo in Spain being the organizer for the Second Conference on Soft Methods in Probability and Statistics. The Conference will be held in Oviedo (Northwestern Spain), on September 2-4, 2004.

The scope of SMPS’2004 is to bring together experts representing all existing approaches used in soft probability and statistics. In particular, we would welcome papers combining probability and statistics with fuzzy logic, applications of the Dempster-Shafer theory, generalized theories of uncertainty, generalized random elements, generalized probabilities and so on. Both theoretical and applied papers will be welcome.

Honorary Chairman and Opening Lecture:
L. Zadeh (University of Berkeley, California, USA)

Scientific Committee Members:
N. Corral (University of Oviedo, SPAIN)
D. Dubois (CNRS-University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, FRANCE)
P. Gil (University of Oviedo, SPAIN)
O. Hryniewicz (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, POLAND)
J. Kacprzyk (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, POLAND)
R. Kruse (University of Magdeburg, GERMANY)
J. Lawry (University of Bristol, UK)
I. Molchanov (University of Bern, SWITZERLAND) – Plenary Lecture
S. Moral (University of Granada, SPAIN)
W. Naether (University of Freiberg, GERMANY)
H.T. Nguyen (University of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA) – Plenary Lecture
Y. Ogura (University of Saga, JAPAN) – Plenary Lecture
D.A. Ralescu (University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) – Closing Lecture
M. Rojas-Medar (University Estadual de Campiñas, BRAZIL)
R. Viertl (University of Vienna, AUSTRIA)

General Chairs:
M.A. Gil and M. López-Díaz (University of Oviedo, SPAIN)

Organizing Committee Members:
M.R. Casals (University of Oviedo, SPAIN)
I. Cascos (Public University of Navarra, SPAIN)
A. Colubi (University of Oviedo, SPAIN)
P. Grzegorzewski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, POLAND)
V. Kraetschmer (University of Saarland, GERMANY)
M.T. López-García (University of Oviedo, SPAIN)
M.A. Lubiano (University of Oviedo, SPAIN)
M. Montenegro (University of Oviedo, SPAIN)
E. Mrowka (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, POLAND)
L.J. Rodríguez-Muñiz (University of Oviedo, SPAIN)
A. Salas (University of Oviedo, SPAIN)
P.N. Terán (University of Zaragoza, SPAIN)

Full papers of 5-8 pages (A4) written in English should be submitted by e-mail no later than February 15, 2004 to com2smps@correo.uniovi.es. The camera-ready typescripts of the accepted papers must be submitted by e-mail by May 30, 2004 (tentative date), in accordance with the instructions authors will receive in due time.

TIMETABLE (deadlines):
Registration and submission of papers: February 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance: March 30, 2004
Submission of the camera-ready typescripts of the papers papers and payment of the conference fees: May 30, 2004 (tentative).

EUSFLAT/SEIO members : 180 €
Others: 240 €

The payment of the Conference fees includes a copy of the SMPS'2004 Proceedings, attendance to the seminars, refreshments and the conference dinner. For accepted contributions to be included in the Sessions and Proceedings of the Conference, the payment should be made necessarily before the camera-ready deadline (May 30, 2004 -tentative-).

All conference fees have to be paid directly into the following international bank account: CONGRESO SMPS 2004
IBAN: ES80 2048 0153 6103 4002 6580

Any question on SMPS’2004 should be addressed to:

Prof. Luis José Rodríguez Muñiz
Dpto. Estadística e I.O. y D.M.
Universidad de Oviedo
Escuela de Marina Civil
Campus de Viesques, s/n
E-33203 Gijón (Asturias), SPAIN
e-mail: smps2004@correo.uniovi.es