Fourth Brazilian Conference on Statistical Modelling in Insurance and


The 1st Conference on
Applied Probability and Statistical Methods

The 7th Conference on
Multivariate Distributions with Applications

Maresias, August 8 - 13, 2010, Brazil     email:


The organizers encourage the submission of original research papers, work-in-progress reports, future research proposals and students papers. A prize for the best student presentation will be awarded.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

      Session 1. Bayesian Inference for Multivariate Data: organizer Hedibert Lopes (USA)
      Session 2. Commodity Models: organizer Jorge Zubelli (Brazil)
      Session 3. Conditionally Specified Models: organizer José María Sarabia (Spain)
      Session 4. Copulas: organizer Johanna Nešlehová (Canada)
      Session 5. Discrete Multivariate Distributions: organizer Dimitris Karlis (Greece) 
      Session 6. Elliptically Contoured Models: organizers Reinaldo Arellano-Valle (Chile) and Marcia Branco (Brazil)
      Session 7. Factor Analysis: organizer Heleno Bolfarine (Brazil)
      Session 8. Financial Applications: organizers Kjersti Aas (Norway) and Steven Vanduffel (Belgium)
      Session 9. Matrix-variate Distributions: organizers Francisco Caro (Colombia) and Victor Leiva (Chile)
      Session 10. Mixed Models: organizer Julio Singer (Brazil)
      Session 11. Multivariate Directional Data: organizer Ashis SenGupta  (India)
      Session 12. Multivariate Extreme Values: organizer Johan Segers (Belgium)
      Session 13. Multivariate Skew Models: organizers Marcia Branco (Brazil) and Reinaldo Arellano-Valle (Chile) 
      Session 14. Multivariate Survival Models: organizer Francisco Louzada-Neto (Brazil)
      Session 15. Risk Management Models: organizers Steven Vanduffel (Belgium) and Kjersti Aas (Norway) 
      Session 16. Spatial Models: organizer Renato Assunção (Brazil)
      Session 17. Statistical Inference: organizer T├Ánu Kollo (Estonia)
      Session 18. Distribution Theory: organizer Barry Arnold (USA)

An extended abstract of 4 pages should be submitted by e-mailing in PDF format to by April 15, 2010 (with Subject Line: "Submission for Session X"). Submitted abstracts will be subject to a review process headed by the corresponding session organizer. All accepted papers will be distributed for the participants in CD-ROM support. Some selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the Brazilian Journal of Probability and Statistics and Communication in Statistics: Theory and Methods.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2010
  • Notification to authors: May 15, 2010
  • Final PDF version due: June 19, 2010