18th International Summer Conference on
Probability and Statistics (ISCPS'18)

25 - 30 June 2018, Pomorie, Bulgaria

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Important Dates (2018)
April 30 Extended deadline for submission of abstract or short communication
May 10 Notification on acceptance of abstract or short communication
June 15 Final registration
June 25 Conference desk opens
Journal Publication

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of Pliska Studia Mathematica after the conference.

The conference organisers cordially invite their colleagues to participate in the 18th International Summer Conference on Probability and Statistics, to be held in Pomorie, Bulgaria, 25 - 30 June 2018.

Co-organizers of the event are:

  • Bulgarian Statistical Society
  • Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

  • The Conference will take place jointly with the Seminar on Statistical Data Analysis and Workshop on Branching Processes and Applications.

    First announcement

    All topics within the Aims and Scope of the ISCPS will be considered for oral and poster presentation.

    Topics include, but not limited to: Probability theory; Statistical Inference; Branching processes; Stochastic processes; Probabilistic and statistical analysis of discrete data; Robust and nonparametric statistics; Extreme value modeling;Time series analysis; Asymptotic methods in stochastics; Econometric modelling and financial mathematics; Stochastic modelling and risk analysis; Reliability; Statistical methods in genetics and systems biology; Monte Carlo methods; Computer data analysis in applications

    Invited Session:

    Biostatistics (organized by Eva Petkova)

    Organization and suggestion of other sessions within the framework of the conference are strongly encouraged.

    Conference co-chairs

    Eugenia Stoimenova (IMI, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

    Maroussia Bojkova (Sofia University and IMI, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

    Programme Committee

    Ismihan Bayramoglu (Izmir University of Economics, Turkey)
    Anna Dembinska (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
    Peter Filzmoser (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
    Miguel Gonzales (University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain)
    Peter Jagers (Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
    Yuriy Kharin (Belarusian State University, Belarus)
    Fima Klebaner (Monash University, Australia)
    Jose Alfredo Lopez Mimbela (CIMAT, Mexico)
    Manuel Molina (University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain)
    Ljuben Mutafchiev (American University in Bulgaria and IMI, Bulgaria)
    Zaneta Popeska (University of Skopje, Macedonia)
    Vladimir Vatutin (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russia)
    Nickolay Yanev (IMI, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)


    Rossen Krachunov (IMI, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
    Asen Chorbadjieff (IMI, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
    Nikolaj Nikolov (IMI, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

    Speakers who have accepted to present an invited talk/strong>

    Ismihan Bayramoglu (Izmir University of Economics, Turkey)
    Miguel Gonzales (University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain)
    Jose Alfredo Lopez Mimbela (CIMAT, Mexico)
    Manuel Molina (University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain)
    Tomasz Rychlik (Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
    Anand N. Vidyashankar (George Mason University, USA)
    George Yanev (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)

    Eva Petkova (New York University, USA) Invited session organizer

    The conference booklet will contain abstracts and short communication papers. Short communication should not exceed 4 pages (or 8 pages for Invited Speakers). Submitted paper will follow a simple reviewing procedure.

    For submitting an abstract or a paper, preferably LaTeX .tex files will be accepted. Source file, which contains plain text only, can be submitted in plain text format .txt . Put all source files in a compressed .zip file if you insert some figures in your abstract or paper.

    Please, send your files to the conference address statlab@math.bas.bg.

    Download the template file.

    Deadline for abstract and paper submission is April 15, 2018.


    The Program will include invited talks and ordinary research talks. The time for presentation of invited talks is 30 minutes and the time for ordinary talks is 20 minutes, including questions.

    Journal publication

    Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of Pliska Studia Mathematica after the conference.

    Early registration before April 15, 2018 Late registration after April 15, 2018
    Regular 180 € 220 €
    Student and accompanying persons 100 € 120 €

    Registration fee includes: admission to all sessions, conference proceedings, registration materials, welcome party, Wednesday afternoon excursion, coffee breaks and conference banquet, Pliska volume with post conference selected papers.

    The payment has to be made by bank transfer to:

    Institute of Mathematics and Informatics

    140 G. Rakovski Str., Sofia 1026, Bulgaria
    IBAN: BG85 UNCR 7630 3400 0012 91 /EUR/
    IBAN: BG32 UNCR 7630 3100 1173 36 /BGN/
    Comment: Your Name, ISCPS2018

    The conference will take place in Interhotel Pomorie, Pomorie.

    Address: ul. P.K. Yavorov 12

    Pomorie 8200

    Interhotel Pomorie is situated just on the beach: 30 m from the sea (Black Sea). Fine sands, excellent also for swimming.

    20 km north from the city of Burgas and 8 km from Burgas Airport.


    Bus or taxi from Burgas Airport (8 km). Bus stop in Pomorie is just on the right to the building of Pomorie Municipality and Interhotel Pomorie is about 400 m from there.
    From Sofia you can reach Burgas by plane or by train (and after that by bus or taxi to Pomorie).
    There are also direct buses from Sofia to Pomorie (5 hours, air-conditioning, TV).

    Pomorie is a town and seaside resort in Southeastern Bulgaria, located on a narrow rocky peninsula at the Burgas Bay on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. It is located in Burgas Province, 20 km from Burgas and 18 km from Sunny Beach. The lagoon Lake Pomorie, the northernmost of the Burgas Lakes, lies in the immediate proximity.

    About Pomorie


    Arrival date: 25 June 2018 (Monday)

    Conference opening: 18:00, 25 June 2018 (Monday)

          Art Gallery, Address: ul. P.K. Yavorov 12

    Welcome party: 19:00, 25 June 2018 (Monday)

    Conference sessions: 26 -29 June (Tuesday-Friday)

    Excursion: 27 June (Wednesday afternoon)

    Conference closing: 18:00, 29 June 2018 (Friday)

    Conference banquet: 29 June (Friday)

    Post conference excursion: 30 June (Saturday)

    We have secured 35 rooms at the Interhotel Pomorie. The hotel offers the following rates for the conference participants:

    BB HB All
    Bed & Breakfast Half Board (Breakfast and Dinner) Full Board (Beakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    single room 60 leva 76 leva 90 leva
    double/twin room 45 leva per person 61 leva per person 75 leva per person

    Bulgarian lev (BGN) is pegged to the Euro at the rate of BGN 1 per EUR 0.51129.

    This offer is valid until 31 March 2018 but we recommend that you book as soon as possible.

    To access this offer fill in THIS FORM and return it to Interhotel Pomorie office address office@interhotelpomorie.com with your name and the conference abbreviation (for instance: M. Bojkova, ISCPS18) in the subject of the e-mail. You will receive a confirmation from the hotel and instructions about payment options. Please, include also a copy to the conference address statlab@math.bas.bg.

    Other accommodation options can be suggested upon request.

    Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
    Acad. G.Bontchev str., bl.8, 1113 Sofia, BULGARIA
    Tel./(+359 2) 979 38 55
    E-mail: statlab@math.bas.bg

    The organizers would like to acknowledge with gratitude the financial and/or administrative support which the Conference has received from the following organizations: