International Conference Ars Conjectandi 1713-2013

October 15-16, 2013

Basel, Switzerland

This page contains information about a conference celebrating the 300th anniversary of the publication of Jacob Bernoulli's book Ars Conjectandi in 1713. This conference will be organised by the Swiss Statistical Society (SSS)

and combined with the Swiss Statistics Meeting to be held on October 16-18, 2013, in Basel, Switzerland, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Swiss Statistical Society, the 15th anniversary of its section Official Statistics and and the 10th anniversary of its sections Education and Research and Business and Industry.

Keynote Speakers

This conference will consist of keynote presentations of the following speakers:

  • David Aldous, Berkeley
  • Peter Bühlmann, Zurich
  • Louis Chen, Singapore
  • Hans Föllmer, Berlin
  • Tilmann Gneiting, Heidelberg
  • Hans-Ruedi Künsch, Zurich
  • Xiao-Li Meng, Cambridge
  • Fritz Nagel, Basel
  • Nancy Reid, Toronto
  • Stephen Stigler, Chicago
  • Edith Dudley Sylla, Raleigh
  • Grace Wahba, Madison
Conference Poster

Click here to download the conference poster as PDF.


The conference will take place at the Congress Center Basel, which is located right in the centre of Basel.

Final Programme

The final programme is given on the page of the Swiss Statistics Meeting. Click here to download directly the final programme as PDF.

Book of Abstracts

The book of abstracts is given on the page of the Swiss Statistics Meeting. Click here to download directly the book of abstracts as PDF.


The presentations are available on the page of the Swiss Statistics Meeting. Click here to access the corresponding page directly.

Registration and Practical Information

Registration and practical information are given on the page of the Swiss Statistics Meeting under `Practical information'. The registration deadline is August 31, 2013. There will be a surcharge for registration after August 31, 2013. Click here to download directly the registration form as PDF.

Scientific Committee

  • Juerg Huesler, Berne (Chair)
  • Richard Davis, New York
  • Lutz Duembgen, Berne
  • Hans-Ruedi Künsch, Zurich
  • Diego Kuonen, Berne
  • Thomas Mikosch, Kopenhagen
  • Victor Pérez-Abreu, Guanajuato

For scientific enquiries please contact Juerg Huesler (Chair of the Scientific Committee) at For general and organisational enquiries please contact Diego Kuonen (Co-president of the Organising Committee and President of the SSS) at


    Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability (BernSoc)

    Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)

    The International Statistical Institute (ISI)

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