Invited Sessions presenters will be allocated a 45-minute slot for presentation and a 15- minute slot for final discussion.

Specialized Sessions presenters will be allocated a 20-minute slot for presentation. 10-minute final discussion will be held at the end of the session.

Contributed papers will be presented as poster or as talk, depending on the number of submissions we receive.


Papers should be sent in pdf format to

Authors instructions

You will be asked to provide a maximum 4 pages length extended abstract with the following format:

  • paper size: A4
  • margins: 2.5 cm on all sides
  • paper title: centered, bold, 18pt
  • name(s) of author(s): centered, 14pt
  • affiliation(s) of author(s): centered, 12pt
  • e-mail of the corresponding author: centered, 12pt
  • keywords: supply up to 5 keywords, separated by commas, and do not capitalize (ex: Keywords: keyword1, keyword2, ..). Keep a blank line between e-mail address and keywords.
  • keep 2 blank lines between keywords and section title.
  • keep 2 blank lines between sections
  • sections title: justified, bold, 14pt
  • sections text: single-spaced, justified, 12 pt . Paragraphs are indented 0.5 cm on the first line. Pages are not numbered.
  • tables and figures: number tables and figures separately using Arabic numbers. Tables and figures should be centre aligned. Table/figure captions should be placed on the top of the table/figure. References to tables or figures in the text must be capitalized (e.g. Figure 1 contains…). Leave a blank line after the table or the figure.
  • equations: centre aligned. Variables into equations are in italics ( 12 pt font); vectors are in lower-case letters bold; matrices in capitals bold; superscript and subscript ( 8 pt font) in italics if referred to variables. Number progressively on the right side only those equations that are referenced in the text.
  • references: the last section of the paper is the “References” section. References within the text should appear as follows: “…(Berger, 1990)…”, “…according to Berger (1990)…”. Use et al. for three or more authors.

Examples of references:

Berger J. (1990) Robust Bayesian analysis: sensitivity to prior , Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 25, 303-328.

Cooper M.C., Milligan G.W. (1988) The effect of measurement error on determining the number of clusters in cluster analysis, in: Data, Expert Knowledge and Decision , Gaul , W. & Shader, M. (Eds.), Springer, 319-328.

Duda R.O., Hart P.E. (1973) Pattern Classification and Scene Analysis , Wiley, New York .


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A selection of invited and contributed papers will be submitted to JOS for a special issue/section with C.E. Särndal as guest editor