International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications

Oct. 14-16, 2016, at Crowne Plaza, Niagara Falls, Canada


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Welcome to ICOSDA 2016

 It is a great pleasure to announce the second International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications. Papers on methodologies, applications and reviews related to the scopes of the conference are welcome.

Time: October 14 to October 16, 2016 Conference Location: Crowne Plaza, Niagara Falls, Canada


The scopes of the conference include, but not limited to

A.    Statistical distributions (univariate, multivariate, continuous and discrete) and applications

·       Methodologies for generating new distributions

·       Properties and applications of generalized distributions

·       Statistical inferences, parameter estimation, goodness of fit, etc.

B.    Statistical modeling

·       Modeling techniques using generalized distributions,

·       Predictive modeling for big data,

·       Survival and reliability modeling using generalized distributions,

·       Techniques of estimation and model selection,

C.    High dimensional data analysis

·       Dimension reduction,

·       Visualization,

·       Techniques of modeling high dimensional data.

D.    Bayesian Statistics

·       Bayesian priors using generalized distributions,

·       Bayesian estimation techniques for generalized distributions, Bayesian techniques for statistical modeling.


The conference has the following types of presentations:

  1. Keynotes     2. Plenary       3. Topic-Invited        

4. General-invited                    5. Student poster

IMPORTANT Information (updated on Dec. 29, 2016)


The following code is confirmed the correct code for submission of papers presented at ICOSDA 2016 for the Special Issue to be published in the Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications is




Accepted papers will receive 75% of the APC waived until the funding exhausted for papers submitted by February 28, 2017.

For Associate Editor, you can receive 100% APC waive if you submit it by Dec. 31, 2016. The code is



Please browse the page below to see the details of all options



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195 participants from 30 different countries


The ICOSDA 2016 was successfully completed. Your participations are greatly appreciated.

·       Thanks to Canadian Statistical Science Institute and Department of Mathematics Central Michigan University for financial support.

·       Thanks to many companies, listed below on this page, for donating a lot of gift items for raffle drawing.

·       Thanks to topic-invited session organizers for organizing many excellent sessions

·       Thanks to local organizing committee members of all statistics faculty and several graduate students in the Department of Mathematics Central Michigan University.




Invitation to submit papers presented at the conference for the ICOSDA 2016 Special Issue in the Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications (JSDA) [UPDATED 12/29/2016]


The conference presenters are invited to submit their articles for consideration of publication in a special issue of the journal, Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications ( ). The submitted papers will go through the same peer review process as regular submissions. The procedure for submitting to the ICOSDA 2016 Thematic Series will be posted when it is available.


·       The deadline for paper submission to the ICOSDA 2016 Thematic Series is February 28, 2017.

·       We have a limited funding to partially support the Article Processing Charge (APC). Accepted papers will receive 75% waiver of APC until the fund is exhausted.

·       After the fund is exhausted, accepted paper will receive 50% waiver of the APC.


The confirmed discount code is AL-CMU-JSDA-1016


·       If an associate editor of JSDA is a co-author of the paper submitted by December 31 2016, the paper will receive full waiver of the APC.

·       Please note Associate Editor should use the code  SPRINGEROPEN2016EB  in order to receive 100% APC waive, if you submit the paper by Dec. 31, 2016.




Where in the submission process you will need to enter the waiver code?


Quoted from the submission instruction on the JSDA submission site:


“Authors should commence submission of their manuscripts before they will be able to enter their waiver code. After completing the initial submission steps and sending their manuscript for PDF generation, authors will come to the payment options page. By selecting "View Publication Costs" on this page and selecting the second option on the payment options tab, a text box will appear. Authors can then insert the waiver code into this text box and submit a waiver request. Their submission will be placed on hold until the Waivers team verifies and processes the waiver request (within two business days).”



Conference Organizing Co-Chairs

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Ejaz Ahmed

Dean and Professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Felix Famoye

Professor, Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI , USA

Carl Lee

Professor, Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI , USA






Thanks to the conference sponsors




  Pearson Publishing

 Chapman & Hall/CRC,

 Taylor and Francis Group

  Macmillan Learning

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