ISNPS2018

4TH Conference of the International Society for Nonparametric Statistics
JUNE 11-15   2018
SALERNO, ITALY

Welcome

The ISNPS (International Society of Nonparametric Statistics) conferences take place biennially. The Fourth Conference of ISNPS is scheduled to take place in Salerno, Southern Italy, June 11-15, 2018 and is co-sponsored by the IMS, the ISI, and other organizations.
The venue is the Grand Hotel Salerno, which is located on the bay of Salerno.
Salerno is 34 miles (55 Km) south of Naples, and in less than one hour can be reached by bus or by train from the Napoli Capodichino International Airport, connected to many European cities by direct flights. Salerno is also well connected with Rome and Roma Fiumicino International Airport, by direct high speed trains which in two hours will take you to Salerno.

The conference will bring forth recent advances and trends in several areas of nonparametric statistics, in order to facilitate the exchange of research ideas, promote collaboration among researchers from all over the world, and contribute to the further development of the field. The program will include plenary talks, special invited talks, invited talks, contributed talks and posters on all areas of nonparametric statistics.

Researchers that are interested in ISNPS and/or would like to participate in its Fourth Conference by giving a contributed talk or poster are encouraged to register on the conference platform.

Looking forward to seeing you in June 2018!

The Organizers
Michele La Rocca, Brunero Liseo and Luigi Salmaso

Key dates

Abstract submission
Extended to March 12, 2018

Presenting authors' registration
April 30, 2018

Committees

4TH ISNPS Conference Chairs

  • Michele La Rocca
  • Brunero Liseo
  • Luigi Salmaso

Scientific Committee

  • Patrice Bertail
  • Efstathia Bura
  • Walter Distaso
  • Bing Li
  • Yanyuan Ma
  • Marianna Pensky
  • Michael G. Schimek
  • Piercesare Secchi
  • Stefan Sperlich

Local Organizing Committee

  • Alessandra Amendola
  • Rosa Arboretti
  • Stefano Bonnini
  • Eleonora Carrozzo
  • Livio Corain
  • Pietro Coretto
  • Francesco Giordano
  • Marcella Niglio
  • Maria Lucia Parrella
  • Cira Perna
  • Maria Rizzo
  • Luca Tardella

3rd ISNPS Conference Chairs (Avignon, France, 2016)

  • Patrice Bertail
  • Delphine Blanke
  • Pierre-Andre Cornillon
  • Eric Matzner-Lober

ISNPS Meeting 2015 Chairs (Graz, Austria, 2015)

  • Michael G. Schimek
  • Aurore Delaigle

2nd ISNPS Conference Chairs (Cádiz, Spain, 2014)

  • Ricardo Cao
  • Wenceslao González-Manteiga
  • Juan Romo

1st ISNPS Conference Chairs (Chalkidiki, Greece, 2012)

  • Michael Akritas
  • Soumendra N. Lahiri
  • Dimitris N. Politis

Proceedings

The Conference Chairs and the Scientific Committee of ISNPS 2018 are happy to invite all speakers to submit papers for the Proceedings of the Fourth ISNPS Conference, which will be published by Springer.

Papers should be of 8-10 pages and can include new methodologies, new and/or intriguing applications, reviews. Deadline: submissions have to be sent to isnps2018proceedings@unisa.it starting from July 1 to December 31, 2018.

The following link gives the necessary Latex templates to prepare the Proceedings papers according to the Springer style.

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Program

Runze Li

Penn State University

Regina Y. Liu

Rutgers University

Fortunato Pesarin

Univeristà di Padova

Judith Rousseau

University of Oxford

Philip B. Stark

University of California, Berkeley

  • Natalia Bochkina

    University of Edinburgh
  • Francesca Chiaromonte

    Penn State University & Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
  • Valentina Corradi

    University of Surrey
  • Marc G. Genton

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Wenceslao Gonzáles-Manteiga

    University de Santiago de Compostela
  • Estate Khmaladze

    Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Yuichi Kitamura

    Yale University
  • Alexandre Tsybakov

    CREST, ENSAE
  • Akim Adekpedjou
  • Makoto Aoshima
  • Moulinath Banerjee
  • Arne Bathke
  • Patrice Bertail
  • Stefano Castruccio
  • Anirvan Chakraborty & Anil K. Ghosh
  • Shubhadeep Chakraborty
  • Valentina Corradi
  • Sophie Dabo-Niang & Akim Adekpedjou
  • Anirban Dasgupta
  • Somnath Datta
  • Aurore Delaigle
  • Holger Dette
  • Marco Di Marzio
  • Anna E. Dudek
  • Roberto Fontana & Fabio Rapallo
  • Tanya Garcia
  • Matan Gavish
  • Anil K. Ghosh & Subhadeep Mukhopadhyay
  • Subhashis Ghoshal
  • Francesco Giordano & Maria Lucia Parrella
  • Raphael Huser
  • Arnold Janssen
  • Estate Khmaladze
  • Hira L. Koul
  • Soumendra N. Lahiri
  • Pascal Lavergne
  • Antonio Lijoi
  • Jean-Michel Loubes
  • Alessandra Luati
  • Enno Mammen
  • Natalia Markovich
  • James Stephen Marron
  • Simos Meintanis
  • George Michailidis
  • Giovanni Motta
  • Ursula U. Müller & Valentin Patilea
  • Subhadeep Mukhopadhyay
  • Alicia Nieto Reyes
  • Wilfredo Palma & Giovanni Motta
  • Efstathios Paparoditis & Jens-Peter Kreiss
  • Vic Patrangenaru
  • Marianna Pensky
  • Dimitris Politis
  • Tommaso Proietti
  • Jeffrey S. Racine
  • Matthew Reimherr
  • Juan Romo
  • Anton Schick
  • Pralay Senchaudhuri
  • Debajyoti Sinha
  • Stefan Sperlich
  • Bharath K. Sriperumbudur
  • Genaro Sucarrat
  • Dag Bjarne Tjøstheim
  • Alexandre Tsybakov
  • Ingrid Van Keilegom
  • Simone Vantini
  • Laura Ventura
  • Lan Wang
  • Haiyan Wang & Jiguo Cao
  • Ronghui (Lily) Xu
  • Qiwei Yao
  • Philip Yu
  • Adriano Z. Zambom
  • Wen Zhou

The detailed schedule of the conference is available at the following link:

GO TO CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
From to Monday 11th June Tuesday 12th June Wednesday 13th June Thursday 14th June Friday 15th June
8:30 9:00 Registration and introduction Invited  parallel sessions  Invited  parallel sessions  Invited parallel sessions  Invited parallel sessions 
9:00 9:30 Keynote session
9:30 10:00
10:00 10:30 Special invited Contributed
10:30 11:00 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
11:00 11:30 Coffee break Keynote session Special invited Contributed Keynote session Keynote session 
11:30 12:00 Invited parallel sessions 
12:00 12:30 Special invited Contributed Invited parallel sessions Special invited Contributed Special invited  Contributed
12:30 13:00
13:00 13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:30 14:00 Lunch Optional Excursions
14:00 14.30
14.30 15:00 Invited parallel sessions  Invited parallel sessions  Invited parallel sessions 
15:00 15:30 Special invited Contributed
15:30 16:00
16:00 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 17:00 Invited  parallel sessions Coffee break Coffee break Closings and Farewell party
17:00 17:30 Special invited Contributed Special invited Contributed
17:30 18:00
18:00 18:30 Invited parallel sessions  ISNPS MEETING
18:30 19:00 Poster session
19:00 19:30
20:00   Welcome reception         Gala Dinner  
GO TO CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Deadlines

Abstract Submission Deadlines

Keynote and invited talks
Abstract submission on or before March 12, 2018 (extended)

Contributed talks
Abstract submission on or before March 12, 2018 (extended)
Notification of acceptance within two weeks

Contributed posters
Abstract submission on or before March 12, 2018
Notification of acceptance within two weeks


Registration Deadlines

PRESENTING AUTHORS REGISTRATION
Speakers and poster presenters must register online ON or BEFORE April 30, 2018

Early bird registration
before January 30, 2018

Regular registration
on or before May 15, 2018

Late registration
after May 15, 2018

Venue

The venue is the Grand Hotel Salerno, Via Lungomare Clemente Tafuri, 1 - 84127 Salerno (SA), which lays on the Gulf of Salerno, at a walking distance from the train station.
Salerno is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the seat of the oldest Medical University in Europe, the Schola Medica Salernitana, the most important source of medical knowledge in Europe in the early Middle Ages, regarded by many as a forerunner of modern Universities.
Coming to Salerno, Croassroad of Beauty

  
Salerno, Port Authority

  
The Campania Region

Salerno is located in Southern Italy, 34 miles from Naples International Airport (50 minutes by direct bus or by train), but it can also be easily reachable from Rome (2 hours by direct high speed trains).
  
Salerno is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the seat of the oldest Medical University in Europe, the Schola Medica Salernitana, the most important source of medical knowledge in Europe in the early Middle Ages, regarded by many as a forerunner of modern Universities.

Salerno is situated in the middle of two enchanting coasts, the Amalfi and Cilento coasts.

It has several touristic attractions and museums, together with a beautiful promenade, and it is well connected with many of the most famous touristic sites in Southern Italy (all reachable in no more than half an hour by train/bus/ferry): charming seaside locations like Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Capri, Ischia and Sorrento; important Greek and Roman archeological sites like Pompei, Ercolano and Paestum; and beautiful natural landscapes like the Mt. Vesuvius National Park and the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano.



Grand Hotel Salerno
Lungomare Clemente Tafuri 1 - 84127 Salerno, Italy.

The closest airports are Napoli Capodichino International Airport (NAP) that has connections to many European cities, and Roma Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) with connections worldwide.


FROM NAPLES AIRPORT TO SALERNO
a) BY COACH

A affordable way to get to Salerno from Napoli International Airport is with the direct bus service from Napoli Airport to Salerno, in via Vinciprova, close to the Grand Hotel Salerno.

1. BUONOTOURIST Bus
BUONOTOURIST bus time schedule
The BUONOTOURIST ticket costs just 7,00 euro and may be purchased on board.

2. SITA bus
SITA bus time schedule
The SITA ticket costs 4,90 euro from Naples to Salerno and may be purchased in a Tabaccheria, bar or newspaper agent at the airport

BY TRAIN

Get the ALIBUS outside the airport, get off at piazza Garibaldi and go to the Napoli railway station

ALIBUS time
TRENITALIA time schedule Remember that before getting on the train you have to clip the ticket in a machine.

c) BY PRIVATE AIRPORT TRANSFER

To book Private transfer to or from Naples Capodichino Airport

For information and reservations, please contact Barbirotti Viaggi
Email prenotazioni@barbirottiviaggi.it | Office +39 089 99 53 237 | Mobile +39 339 52 02 517 | www.barbirottiviaggi.it


FROM ROMA FIUMICINO AIRPORT TO SALERNO


Rome Airport (Leonardo Da Vinci-Fiumicino) is 45 minute train (Leonardo Express Train) journey to Rome Termini train station and 2 hours by train to Salerno

TRENITALIA time schedule
Remember that before getting on the train you have to clip the ticket in a machine.

To book (not later than the 2018 04th of June)

For information and reservations, please contact Barbirotti Viaggi
Email prenotazioni@barbirottiviaggi.it | Office +39 089 99 53 237 | Mobile +39 339 52 02 517 | www.barbirottiviaggi.it

Opening Time Monday – Friday 09.00-13.00 and 16.30-19.30 | Saturday 09.00-13.00

Accomodation

Grand Hotel Salerno
The Grand Hotel Salerno is the venue of the Conference

For other hotel reservations, please contact Barbirotti Viaggi

Email prenotazioni@barbirottiviaggi.it | Office +39 089 99 53 237 | Mobile +39 339 52 02 517 | www.barbirottiviaggi.it Opening Time Monday – Friday 09.00-13.00 and 16.30-19.30 | Saturday 09.00-13.00


Other Hotels and B&B

Social Events

June 11, 2018 - Salerno
Welcome reception – Grand Hotel Salerno

June 13, 2018 - Optional Excursions

Optional excursions and other services, such as taxi bookings, are delegated to a travel agency. For information and reservations, please contact Barbirotti Viaggi
Email prenotazioni@barbirottiviaggi.it | Office +39 089 99 53 237 | Mobile +39 339 52 02 517 | www.barbirottiviaggi.it

June 14, 2018 - Raito (Sa)
Social dinner - Hotel Raito

Submissions


Nonparametric inference and estimation
Smoothing techniques and density estimation
Bayesian Nonparametric methods
Permutation methods
Dimension reduction techniques
Large-scale computation
Statistical algorithms for big data


Inference for large-scale problems
Inference in high dimensions
Functional data
Correlated data
Rank data
Count data
Imperfectly observed data


Symbolic data
Complex data
Network data
Statistical data integration
Big data analytics and modelling
Large data classification
Statistical learning

Keynote and invited talks
Abstract submission on or before February 12th, 2018

Contributed talks
Abstract submission on or before February 12th, 2018
Notification of acceptance within two weeks

Contributed posters
Abstract submission on or before March 12th, 2018
Notification of acceptance within two weeks


Abstract submissions (for contributed talks and posters) will be peer reviewed and selected by the scientific committee. The conference platform for submission is available from December 1, 2018.
Start abstract submission (one presentation per participant)

Registration and fees

Normal Fees ISNPS and Bernoulli Society members Reduced*
early 400€ 360€ 200€
regular 450€ 410€ 300€
late 500€ 460€ 400€

*People who qualify for reduced registration are

  • Full time students (Participants who register with Student rates must submit a copy of official status letter/ID during registration).
  • Members of the Local Organizing Committee
  • Permanent residents of developing countries; the list of countries has been determined by the IMS Council, and is available at this link

Start registration

- All rates are quoted in Euro and include taxes

- The registration fee covers the following for each registered participant

  • Admission to all talks
  • Conference bag / material
  • Admission to welcome reception
  • All coffee breaks as per Conference program

- Registration will only be confirmed upon full payment. A conference registration receipt will automatically be provided by the registration platform once the payment is confirmed by the conference administrator.

- On-site registration will be available during the Conference (only by cash) for participants that are NOT presenting their work;

- All speakers and poster presenters must register online ON or BEFORE April 30, 2018; registration of speakers and poster presenters by April 30 will allow us to streamline the program that will involve multiple parallel sessions;

- Partial refund of registration fee (less 100 Euros) will be provided for cancellation on or before April 30, 2018; no refund will be accorded for cancellation after April 30, 2018;

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