International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications

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


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Travel Information

Accepted Abstracts

Keynotes & Plenary Speakers

Conference Registration

New deadline posted

Important Deadlines

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Niagara Falls Colors Royalty Free Stock Photo 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

(Check-in starts on October 14. All sessions will be on October 15 and 16)

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.



·        We are pleased to announce partial traveling support for students and young researcher graduated in 2012 or later. The application deadline is August 20. Please see the “Travel Information’ Page for details.

·         Please see the ‘Program’ page for information regarding the instruction for preparing your oral and student poster presentations


Newly created Data Science program:

M.S. in Applied Statistics & Analytics at Central Michigan University.

First cohort starting in fall 2016.

Now accepting applications.

See web site:

Application for Admission & Support



IMPORTANT UPDTAES (on July 17, 2016)

Thank you very much for accepting our invitation to make a presentation at the ICOSDA2016. Submission has been closed. We have received over 150 oral presentations and 20 student poster presentations. We are working on the conference program.

This is going to be a great conference. We look forward to meeting everyone one at ICOSDA 2016.


Due to several requests of extending the deadline for early registration because of applications for visitor’s visa. The deadline for Early and Regular registration have been updated. The new deadlines are:


Early Registration: August 15, 2016

Regular Registration: August 31, 2016


Due to the limited number of hotel rooms for conference participants at Crowne Plaza, we suggest that you look for nearby hotels and reserve it through online providers such Trivago, Expedia, Orbitz, etc. The following is a link to the nearby hotels


You may be able to get a lower rate than the conference discount rate by going through the online providers.


We will have the following types of presentations:

  1. Keynotes     2. Plenary       3. Topic-Invited         4. General-invited             5. Student poster

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. We are glad to announce that accepted papers will receive at least 50% discount of Article Processing Charge (APC). A certain numbers of accepted articles may receive full waiver of the APC. In addition, if an associate editor of JSDA is a co-author of the paper submitted before December 31, the paper will receive full waiver of the APC.



Conference Organizing Co-Chairs

e-mail address

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


Chapman & Hall/CRC,

Taylor and Francis Group


Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)



Pearson Publishing

Macmillan Learning

International Chinese Statistical Association