3rd International Triennial Calcutta Symposium
on
Probability & Statistics
December 26-28, 1997
Organizers: Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta
&
Calcutta Statistical Association.
Registration starts at 8.30 hrs. every day


Programme
 

 
December 26, 1997
Seminar Room 1

9:00 hrs - 10.00 hrs:

Inaugural Session:
Chairman:
Welcome Address:


Inauguration:

Address by Guest in Chief :

Chairman's Remark:

Vote of Thanks:


P. K. Sen
S. K. Chatterjee (President, Calcutta, Statistical Association)
P. N. Ray (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Calcutta University)
S. B. Rao (Director, Indian Statistical Institute)
P. K. Sen (Chairman, Organising Committee)
K. Das (Convener, Organising Committee)

Seminar Room 1

10:00 hrs-11:00 hrs:

Prof. Anil Bhattacharyya Memorial Lecture:
Chairman:
Speaker:

Variations on a Bhattacharyya Theme
J. K. Ghosh
Barry C. Arnold

11:00 hrs-11:15 hrs:

TEA BREAK

11:15 hrs-13:00 hrs:

Technical Session I:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 1
Speakers:
B. L. S. Prakasa Rao


G. J. Babu

N. R. Mohan



M. Ahsanullah


K. R. Parthasarathy


Cramer-Rao Type Integral Inequalities in Banach Spaces

Title to be announced

Geometric Max Semistable Laws, Geometric Max Domains of Attraction and of Partial Attractions.

Some Characteristic Properties of Generalized Order Statistics from the Exponential Distribution.

Technical Session II:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 2
Speakers:
Subir Ghosh


Sanpei Kageyama



Dan Voss



Sudhir Gupta


C. S. Cheng


A New Analysis of the Two-Period Crossover Trial Data

Two Classes of q-ary Codes based on Group Divisible Association Schemes

Exact Confidence Intervals in the Analysis of saturated and Supersaturated Factorial Designs

Some Characteristic Properties of Generalized Order Statistics from the Exponential Distribution.

13:00 hrs-14:00 hrs:

LUNCH BREAK

14:00 hrs-16:00 hrs:

Technical Session III:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 1
Speakers:
Prabir Burman


Y. K. Truong

Probal Chaudhuri


A. Dewanjee


P. K. Bhattacharyya


Semiparametric Modelling od Seasonal Time Series

Asymptotics for Hazard Regression

On Piecewise Polynomial Regression Trees

On Likelihood Based Nonparametric Smoothing and Cross Validation in Generalized Regression

Technical Session IV:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 2
Speakers:
Dipak K. Dey




Saurabh Mukhopadhyay




Y. P. Chaubey


Kamal Chanda


Somesh Dasgupta


Bayesian Analysis of Longitudinal binary Data Models Using Scale Mixture of Multivariate Normals Link Functions

Nonparametric Bayesian Modelling in Does Finding Studies with Inference on Maximum Tolerated Does

Tail-behaviour of Survival Functions and their Smooth Estimatiors

Some Comments on Mixing Conditions for Stocastic Processes.

Technical Session V:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 3
Speakers:
M. C. Bhattachajee



B. Das


Kanwar Sen



Tapan Nayak


M. Mazumdar


A Framework for the Modelling and Analysis of Repairable Systems via Dynamic Programming

Optimization of Censoring Strategies in Exponential Life-testing

Busy Period Analysis of Bulk Queue G1/M/1 using Cox k-Phase Distribution

On Statistical Modelling and Estimation of Software Reliability.

16:00 hrs-16:15 hrs:

TEA BREAK

16:15 hrs-17:45 hrs:

Technical Session VI:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 1
Speakers:
B. R. Victor Babu




Arto Luoma



Rabindranath Das


Sanjay Bandyopadhyay



Anurup Majumdar


B. Adhikari


Second Order Slope Rotatable Designs Over All Directions Using Partially Balanced Incomplete Block Type Design

Patman Nearness : Distance Criterion and Optimal Regression Designs

Optimum Robust First Order Rotatable Designs

On Two Classes of Block Designs Having Orthogonal Factorial Structure

Construction of a Series of -Resolvable BIB Designs from Mutually Orthogonal Sets of BIB Designs

Technical Session VII:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 2
Speakers:
Raghunath Arnab


Arun K. Adhikari



R. M. Sekkappan



M. G. M. Khan



T. K. Ghara


A. Chaudhuri


Analyses of Randomized Response Survey Data

Variance Estimation in a Specific Three Stage Survey Sampling Strategy

Fixed Population and Super Population Approaches in Finite Population Sampling

An Optimal Multivariate Stratified Sampling Design Using Dynamic Programming

Optimal Stratified Sampling in the Presence of Auxiliary Variable Using Information Theoretic Approach

Technical Session VIII:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 3
Speakers:
Saibal Chatterjee




M. N. Patel


Atanu Biswas



GopalDeb Chattopadhyay


J. P. N. Bishwal


A. K. Basu


Estimation of a Linear Function k Multinormal Mean Vectors by Combining Available Independent Sequential Studies

Estimation from Interval Power Series Distribution.

An Alternative Test for Bernoulli Success Probability against Two-sided Alternatives

Randomized Play-the-winner Rule for Ordered Categoriacal Data

Sequential Estimation for Non-linear Semi Martingale Models

December 27, 1997

8:45 hrs-10:15 hrs:

Raj Chandra Bose Memorial Session:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 1
Speakers:
C. S. Cheng


Dibyen Majumdar


Rahul Mukherjee



D. Raghavarao


Projection Properties of Arthogonal Arrays

Optimal and Efficient Designs Based on Semibalanced Arrays

On the Optimality of Orthogonal Array Plus One Run Plans

10:15 hrs-10:30 hrs:

TEA BREAK

10:30 hrs-11:30 hrs:

Special Lectures:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 1
Speakers:
K. R. Parthasarathy

R. N. Bhattachryya



B. V. Rao

An Invitation to Quantum Probability

A Markovian Algorithm for Random Continued Fractions and A Computation of Their Singular Equilibria

11:30 hrs-13:00 hrs:

Tecnical Session IX:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 1
Speakers:
P. K. Bhattachryya




Ram. C. Tiwari



Malay Ghosh



P. K. Sen

Estimation of a Multivariate Survival Function from Data in which Each Variable is Right-censored by a Common random Mechanism

Distribution-free Tests for Two Crossing Cumulative Incidence Functions

Design Consistent Model Based Estimators in Survey Sampling:A Bayesian Look

Tecnical Session IX:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 2
Speakers:
Somesh Dasgupta



D. Raghavarao

Sati Mazumdar


S.P. Mukherjee


Study of the Effect of Jute Dust on the Pulmonary Function of Jute Workers

Designing Combination Drug Trials

Intent-Treat Analysis for Clinical Trials with Longitudinal Data

13.00 hrs - 14.00 hrs:

LUNCH BREAK

14.00 hrs - 16.00 hrs:

Tecnical Session XI:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 1
Speakers:
H. L. Koul


Takashi Yanagawa


Gopal K. Basak


Kanchan Mukherjee


B. L. S. Prakash Rao


Nonparametric Model Checks for Series

Graphical Representation of Non-linear Time Series Data

On Order Selections for the CAR(p) Processes

Asymptotics of Quantiles and Rank Scores in Nonlinear Time Series

Tecnical Session XII:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 2
Speakers:
Arijit Chaudhuri


P. Lahiri




D. Sinha


Manzoor Ahmad


T. J. Rao


Correlation Analysis in Complex Surveys

A Unified Measure of Uncertainty of Estimated Best Linear Unbiased Predictor in Small Area Estimation Problem

A New Survival Model for Populations with a Surviving Fraction

On Some Finite Population Problems under a Sequential Sampling Design with Multiple Repeats

Tecnical Session XIII:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 3
Speakers:
S. R. Paul




B. C. Sutradhar



Philip Yu


Rahul Mukherjee


The GLS F-Test and Estimation of the Intracluster Correlation Parameters in Regression Analysis with Cluster Samples

On Recent Estimation Approaches in Generalized Linear Models for Cluster Correlated Data

Graphical Representation of Ranking Data

16.00 hrs - 16.15 hrs:

TEA BREAK

16.15 hrs - 17.45 hrs:

Tecnical Session XIV:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 1
Speakers:
D. Roy



A. Sengupta


Sahadeb Sarkar



Subash Bagui


Bikash K. Sinha


A Mathematical Programming Approach for Estimation of Distribution and density Functions

On the Construction of Some New Optimal Tests for No Contamination

Negative Exponential Disparity Based Family of Goodness of Fit Tests for Multinomial Models

Some Useful Properties of the Bayes' Risk

Tecnical Session XV:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 2
Speakers:
Srabasi Basu



Gopal Chaudhuri



A. B. Aich



M. K. Pande



I. D. Patel


S. K. Basu


On Homogeneous Elliptic Clusters in Multivariate Data Based on Mahalanabis' Distance

On the Reliability Function of a Simple Computer Network in Random Environment

Reliability Testing under a Stress-strength Model with Restricted Prior Information

Progressively Group Censored Sample Life Test with Periodic Change in Failure Rate

Tecnical Session XVI:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 3
Speakers:
Debasish Ghosh


Snigdhansu Chatterjee



M. B. Bhatt


N. K. Deka



A. K. Sinha


Sati Mazumdar


Response Conditional Models for Correlated Binary Data:A Review

Second Order Comparison of Different Bootstrap and Jackknife Methods in Regression

Asymptotic Distributions for One-trancation Parameter Family

Contraception Prevalance and Fertility Preferences : A Path Analysis

Estimating the Total Urban Population Using Ranked Set Sampling

17.45 hrs - 18.00 hrs:

TEA BREAK

18.00 hrs - 19.30 hrs:

Seminar Room 1
STATISTICS IN INDUSTRY





Introductory Remarks:
Guest in Chief:
Speakers:
Jon Stene



Mainak Mazumdar



Subir Ghosh


A Special Session arranged by Indian Association for Productivity, Quality and Reliability in collaboration with Department of Statistics, Calcutta University and Calcutta Statistical Association
S. P. Mukherjee
D. R. Cox

International Standardization of Statistical Terms : Theoritical and Practical Problems

Design of Combined System and Component Tests for Series System Reliability

Designing Propulsion reliability of Space Launch Vehicles

December 28, 1997

9:00 hrs-11:00 hrs:

Seminar Room 1
Soumitra Kumar Chakravarti Memorial Lecture:
Chairman:
Introductory Remarks:

Speakers:
Amartya Sen




Dhires Bhattacharyya
N. K. Mandal(Secretary, Calcutta Statistical Institute)

Should Inequality and Poverty Measures be Decomposable?

11.00 hrs - 11.15 hrs:

TEA BREAK

11:15 hrs-12:30 hrs:

Seminar Room 1
Special Lectures:
Chairman:
Speakers:
J. K. Ghosh



Alan Gelfand



D. R. Cox

Bayesian Density Estimation Problems, Solution and Open Questions

Bayesian Variogram Modelling and Spatial Prediction for An Isotropic Spatial Process

12.30 hrs - 13.00 hrs:

PHOTO SESSION

13.00 hrs - 14.00 hrs:

LUNCH BREAK

14:00 hrs-15:00 hrs:

Seminar Room 1
S. N. Roy Memorial Lecture:
Chairman:
Speakers:
D. R. Cox



S. K. Chatterjee

Theories of Statistical Inference : An Eclectic Review

15.00 hrs - 16.50 hrs

Technical Session XVII:
Chairman:
Seminar Room 1
Speakers:
Y. Hochberg

Brani Vidakovic


Bani K. Mallick


Sujit K. Sahu


Alan Gelfand


On the Directional Decision Problem

Wavelets : What They Are and What They Are Not?

Bayesian Survival Analysis Using Polya Trees

Rate of Convergence of the Gibbs Sampler by Gaussian Approximation

Technical Session XVIII:
Seminar Room 2
Chairman:
Speakers:
Bhaskar Ghosh



A. K. Basu




Nitis Mukhopadhyay





Arup Bose



Malay Ghosh

On Optimum Fixed-Width Confidence Interval for the Binomila Parameter

On Fixed Width Confidence Intervals Associated with Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Parameter under Dependent Set-up

On a Way to Second Order Properties of Two-stage Fixed Size Confidence Region Problems for the Mean Vector of a Multivariate Normal Distribution

A Boundary Crossing Problem with Application to Sequential Estimation

16.50 hrs - 17.00 hrs:

TEA BREAK

17.00 hrs - 18.00 hrs:

SESSION ON STATISTICS EDUCATION
Chairman:
Speakers:
Jack A. Carter



S. P. Mukherjee



P. K. Sen



A. M. Goon

Reforming a Statistics Curriculam for Prospective Elementary School Mathematics Teachers

Some Problems of Teaching Statistics at the Post-Graduate Levels

Observations

18.00 hrs - 18.30 hrs:

VALEDICTORY SESSION
Chairman:
Observations by Participants:
Vote of Thanks:


S. P. Mukherjee

M. Pal