2017 Workshop on SMSA

Following the successful previous workshops, the conference will put together recent advances and trends in areas related to stochastic modeling, statistical inference and their applications. Contributions motivated by or addressing issues in engineering, industry and natural sciences are particularly welcomed, as several focused sessions are devoted to such topics. The workshop aims at facilitating the exchange of research ideas, stimulating collaboration and promoting young researchers.

The 2017 workshop will take place at the Humboldt University of Berlin, February 20th to 24th.


We have reserved room contingents at a couple of Hotels:


Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Holger Dette (Ruhr University Bochum, German)
Allan Gut (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Jana Jureckova (Charles University Prague, Czech Republic)

Invited Speakers

List of confirmed invited speakers

Topics and Invited Sessions

We are organizing invited sessions devoted to active research topics.

DStatG-AGZQS-Session Stochastic Models in Technology, Reliability and Quality
(joint with the Committee Statistics in Natural Science and Technology of the German Statistical Society, organized by Ansgar Steland) 

ENBIS-Session Business and Industrial Statistics
(European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics, organized by Rainer Göb)

Nonparametric Regression and Density Estimation  -  Adam Krzyzak (Concordia University, Canada)
Nonparametric and Semiparametric Testing  -  Mirek Pawlak (University of Manitoba, Canada)
Sequential Experimental Design  -  Steve Coad (Queen Mary University of London)
Machine Learning  -  Dana Simian (University of Sibiu, Romania)
Errors-in-Variables Models  -  Sylvelyn Zwanzig (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Statistics for Stochastic Processes  -  Markus Reiss (Humboldt University of Berlin)
Energy Statistics  -  Florian Ziel (European University of Frankfurt Oder)
Discrete-Valued Time Series  -  Christian Weiß (HSU Hamburg)
Analysis, Testing and Change Detection in High Dimensions  -  Ansgar Steland (RWTH Aachen University)
Nonparametric Methods  -  Wolfgang Koessler and Edgar Brunner (University of Göttingen)
High-Dimensional Problems in Engineering  -  Ewa Skubalska-Rafalowicz (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology)
Functional Data Analysis  -  Alexander Meister (University of Rostock)
Statistical Process Control for Time Dependent Data  -  Wolfgang Schmid (Eurpean University of Frankfurt Oder)
Multivariate Distributions and Copula  -  Eckhardt Liebscher (University of Applied Science Merseburg)
Simultaneous Statistical Inference  -  Thorsten Dickhaus (University of Bremen)
Graphical Models and Network Analysis  -  Matthias Eckhardt (Berlin)
Optimal decision in change point models  -  Krzystof Szajowski (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology)
Survival Analysis and Reliability  -  Maik Döring (University of Hohenheim)
Distance-based Statistical Methods  -  Wolfgang Stummer (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Michael Neumann (University of Jena)
Hans-Joachim Mucha (Weiertraß Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin)
Jög Polzehl (Weierstraß Institute of Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin)
Bernd Droge (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Publication Outlet

We are organizing a special issue of the journal Applied Stochastic Models in Industry and Business
The journal, especially known in North America, prefers papers providing solutions for real world problems. It is well connected to first tier American industrial research institutions such as IBM Research or Yahoo, which are also represented in the Editorial Board. Submissions to the special issues should contain an application to a real problem or discuss the potential for doing so, e.g. by means of a simulation study or a thorough discussion. Further details including deadlines etc. will be provided later. 

Organizing Commitee

Wolfgang Kössler (Chair)
Ansgar Steland (Co-Chair)

Programme Committee

Ansgar Steland (Chair, Aachen)
Wolfgang Kössler (Berlin)
Marco Burkschat (Aachen)
Uwe Jensen (Hohenheim)
Sven Knoth (Hamburg)
Waltraud Kahle (Magdeburg)

Local Organizers

Marcus Reiß (Chair)
Wolfgang Kössler
Wolf F. Lesener
Frank Fuhlbrück


Institute of Mathematics, Humbold University of Berlin
Institute of Statistics, RWTH Aachen University
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin