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Invited Sessions



Confirmed Invited Sessions:

  • ENBIS European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (Organizer: Marco Reis, ENBIS Vice-President, University of Coimbra, Portugal)
      • Sara Fontdecaba*, Grima, P. and Tort-Martorell, X. (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech, Spain): Easier life in DoE: Effectiveness of the Lenth Method and Saving Runs;
      • Kristina Lurz (University of Wuerzburg, Germany): Recent developments in statistical audit sampling;
      • Pedro Alexandre Marques* (Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, Portugal), José Gomes Requeijo (FCT-UNL, Portugal) and Pedro Manuel Saraiva (FCTUC, Portugal): DFSS and the integration of Six Sigma with management systems.

  • INE - Statistics Portugal (Organizer: Helena Cordeiro, Member of the Board of Directors of INE)
      • Maria João Zilhão: The European Statistics Code of Practice and Statistics Portugal Quality Charter;
      • Maria Conceição Veiga: Overview of the Portuguese National Statistical System and of the European Statistical System;
      • Luzia Estevens: Dissemination of official’s statistics – Statistics Portugal and EUROSTAT’s Websites.

  • IASC - International Association for Statistical Computing (Organizer: Paula Brito, IASC President Elected, University of Porto, Portugal)
    • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
      • Ana Cristina Moreira de Freitas (Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal): Confidence bounds for ruin probabilities of insurance companies;
      • Laura M. Sangalli (MOX - Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano, Italy): Analyzing data distributed over complex spatial domains: novel computational methods and applications;
      • Ana M. Aguilera and M. Carmen Aguilera-Morillo (University of Granada, Spain): P-spline estimation of functional classification methods for improving the quality in the food industry.

  • CVRM – GeoSystems Centre, Instituto Superior Técnico (Organizer: Luís Ribeiro):
    • APPLIED STATISTICS TO HYDROGEOLOGY
      • Luís Ribeiro: The Role of (Geo)statistics in Groundwater Hydrology;
      • Tibor Stigte: Descriptive and predictive modeling of groundwater chemistry and contamination using multivariate analysis;
      • Maria Paula Mendes: Mapping nitrates in groundwater using disjunctive kriging.

  • Banco de Portugal - Portuguese Central Bank (Organizer: Filipa Lima):
      • Pedro Pólvora, Helena Marques and João Falcão: Stratification and sampling design for the Balance of Payments - Services Account : The Portuguese case;
      • Rodrigo Batista: Credit Statistics based on Central Credit Register data;
      • Cloé Magalhães: Extrapolation of the data received from the Quarterly Survey on a sample of non-financial corporations;
      • Paulo C. Rodrigues: Discussant.

  • KDBIO  Knowledge Discovery and Bioinformatics, INESC-ID (Organizer: Ana Teresa Freitas):
    • MINING BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL DATA
      • Sara Madeira: Prognostic prediction using biomedical data and machine learning approaches: A case study in neurodegenerative diseases;
      • Orlando Anunciação: Using Information Theory Measures to Discover SNP Interactions Related to Complex Diseases;
      • André Veríssimo: Estimating and simulating bacterial growth curves using dynamic and statistical models.

  • Department of Social, Juridical and Political Sciences, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal (Organizers: Eduardo Castro and João Marques):
    • SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF HOUSING MARKETS
      • Arnab Bhattacharjee (Dundee, UK): Neighbourhood effects, selection effects and the spatial slope heterogeneity;
      • Eduardo Anselmo Castro (Aveiro, Portugal): The application of the concepts of spatial heterogeneity and spatial spillovers to the analysis of housing markets;
      • Cristina Catita (Lisbon, Portugal): Geospatial Analysis: An overview of methods for spatial analysis and related application.

  • NEEUM   Núcleo de Estudantes de Estatística da Universidade do Minho (Organizers: Ana Moreira and Lisandra Rocha):
    • BIOSTATISTICS
      • Ana Moreira and Luís Machado: Conditional Estimation of the Bivariate Distribution;
      • Lisandra Rocha, Ana Borges, Inês Sousa and Raquel Menezes: Fixed Effects versus Random Effects in a Longitudinal Study: a simulation study;
      • Shirin Shahriari, Susana Faria and Arminda Gonçalves: Modeling Data using High-dimensional Statistics.


  • Session Organizer: Francesca Ieva, MOX - Modelling and Scientific Computing, Mathematical Department, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
    • STATISTICS IN MEDICAL CARE AND CLINICAL DECISIONS
      • Giovanni Radaelli (DIG - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale, Politecnico di Milano): Healthcare professionals’ knowledge sharing behavior. Lessons from a macro-to-micro investigation;
      • Tahir Ekin (I2SDS - Institute for Integrating Statistics in Decision Sciences, Department of Decision Sciences, School of Businnes, The George Washington University, USA): Applications of Bayesian Statistics in Healthcare Industry;
      • Stefano Baraldo (MOX - Modelling and Scientific Computing, Mathematical Department, Politecnico di Milano, Italy): Integration of clinical and administrative longitudinal data for the selection of patients in home telemonitoring for heart failure patients.

  • Session Organizer: Marcela Machado, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Brazil.
    • STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL
      • Shu Wu (IRCCyN / Université de Nantes, France): Run Rules c and np Charts with Estimated Parameters;
      • Ali Achouri (Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Université de Tunis, Tunísia): Monitoring the Coefficient of Variation using Run Rules;
      • Enrico Tonini (UNIPD - Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy): Self-Starting Control Charts for Monitoring General Profiles using Wavelet Transforms and Nonparametric Techniques;
      • Paulo Maranhão (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO), Brazil): Charts on transformed variables for multivariate statistical process control.

  • Session Organizer: Miguel de Carvalho, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
    • STATISTICAL MODELING OF EXTREME VALUES
      • Miguel de Carvalho*, Tim Hanson and Anthony Davison (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland): Bernstein polynomial–based inference for multivariate extremes;
      • Frederico Caeiro* and Ivette Gomes (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): A new class of estimators of the shape second order parameter of an heavy-tailed distribution;
      • Dora Gomes* and Manuela Neves ( Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): Bootstrap and other resampling methodologies in Statistics of Extremes.

  • Session Organizer: Gracinda R. Guerreiro,  Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
    • ACTUARIAL AND FINANCIAL RISK MODELLING
      • Lourdes B. Afonso, Rui M.R. Cardoso* and Alfredo D. Egídio dos Reis (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): Dividend problems in the dual risk model;
      • José Moniz Fernandes (Universidade de Cabo Verde, Cabo Verde; and Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): Estimation of Default Probability on a Consumption Credit Portfolio of a Cabo Verde Bank by means of a Logistic Regression;
      • Gracinda R. Guerreiro*, Manuel L. Esquível and José M. Fernandes (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): An Open Model for Population Evolution: Application to Consumption Credit Portfolio.

  • Session Organizer: Mikhail Zhitlukhin, Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia.
    • QUICKEST DETECTION PROBLEMS
      • Mikhail Zhitlukhin* and  A.N. Shiryaev (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia): General Bayesian quickest detection problems: sufficient statistics and optimal stopping times;
      • Alexey Muravlev (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia): On multiple Bayesian quickest detection problems;
      • Alexander Levinskiy (The New Economic School, Moscow, Russia): Quickest detection of a change in an asset price trend.

  • Session Organizer: Vanda Lourenço, IST-UTL-CEMAT and FCT-UNL.
    • STATISTICAL GENETICS
      • Ayana Mateus (CMA/FCT/UNL, Portugal): A dynamic model for height growth plantations in Portugal;
      • Inês J. Sequeira*, João T. Mexia, J. Rueff and Aldina Brás (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia and Faculdade de Ciências Médicas,UNL, Portugal): Comparison of the frequencies of constitutional chromosomal rearrangements in fragile vs. non-fragile regions of the human genome;
      • Lisete Sousa* and Emiliano Barreto-Hernández (Center of Statistics and Applications and Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Lisbon, Portugal): Statistical Analysis of RIP-Chip Data: Identification of mRNAs Enriched by Immunoprecipitation;
      • Vanda Lourenço* and Ana Pires ( FCT-UNL and IST-UTL-CEMAT): Robust outlier detection in genetic association studies of quantitative traits.

  • Session Organizer: Filipe Marques, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
    • DISTRIBUTION THEORY
      • Filipe Marques (Mathematics Department, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and CMA, Portugal): On the product of independent Generalized Gamma distributions;
      • Schalk Human (Department of Statistics, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa): Noncentral generalized multivariate beta type II distribution with application;
      • Rui Santos (School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and CEAUL, Portugal): Known mean, unknown maxima?
      • Fátima Brilhante (Mathematics Department, Universidade dos Açores and CEAUL, Portugal): New Extensions of Old Models — Is the Verhulst Model Exhausted?

  • Session Organizer: Eric Laber, North Carolina State University, USA.
    • STATISTICAL MODELLING FOR DECISION MAKING
      • Dan Lizotte (University of Waterloo, Canada): Non-deterministic fitted-Q for decision support;
      • Krishna Pacifici (North Carolina State University, USA): Markov decision processes for wildlife management;
      • Jan Gertheiss (University of Munich, Germany): Regularization and model selection with categorical covariates.

  • CLAD  – Portuguese Association of Classification and Data Analysis (Organizers: Maria de Fátima Salgueiro and Catarina Marques, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Business Research Unit, Portugal):
    • CLASSIFICATION AND DATA ANALYSIS
      • Milton Severo* and A. Rita Gaio (University of Porto Medical School, Portugal): Development of heart failure diagnostic tools;
      • Ana Brochado* and Francisco Vitorino Martins (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal): Recovering niche markets with mixture regression models;
      • Ana Gomes* and José G. Dias (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal): Item Response Mixture Modeling.

  • Session Organizer: Tiago Marques, Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling, University of St Andrews, Scotland; and CEAUL, Lisbon University, Portugal
    • ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS
      • Cornelia Oedekoven*, S.T. Buckland, M.L. Mackenzie, K.O. Evans and L.W. Burger (Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling, University of St Andrews, Scotland): Using distance sampling methods for assessing the effect of designed experiments on wildlife populations;
      • Raquel Menezes Leite* and P. Diggle (Departamento de Matemática e Aplicações and Centro de Matemática da Universidade do Minho, University of Minho, Portugal): Preferential Sampling in Environmental Monitoring;
      • Darren Kidney*, Ben Rawson, Len Thomas, David Borchers and Tiago Marques (Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling, University of St Andrews, Scotland): Estimating gibbon abundance using Spatially Explicit Capture Recapture;
      • Patricia Zea Bermudes* and Regina M. Bispo* (ISPA University Institute and CEAUL, Lisbon University, Portugal): Statistical methodologies applied to environmental and ecological problems;
      • Tiago Marques: Discussant.

  • IASE - International Association for Statistical Education (Organizer: Pedro Campos, University of Porto, Portugal)
    • Pedro Campos (LIAAD INESC TEC, University of Porto; and Statistics Portugal, Portugal): Knowledge retention and capacity to communicate statistically;
    • Bruno de Sousa (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal): Radical Statistics;
    • Marco Reis (University of Coimbra, Portugal): Challenges in teaching statistics to engineers, chemists and executives.