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Statistics and Simulation

IWS 8, Vienna, Austria, September 2015

  • Jürgen Pilz
  • Dieter Rasch
  • Viatcheslav B. Melas
  • Karl Moder


  • Presents contributions on simulation for mathematical modeling and analysis

  • Discusses simulation for stochastic processes

  • Includes studies on testing and classification problems in statistics

  • Covers simulation for reliability and queueing models

Conference proceedings IWS 2015

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 231)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Invited Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jack P. C. Kleijnen
      Pages 3-22
    3. Golbon Zakeri, Geoff Pritchard
      Pages 23-37
    4. Clemens Draxler, Klaus D. Kubinger
      Pages 39-51
    5. Zuzana Prášková
      Pages 53-67
  3. Simulation for Mathematical Modeling and Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Olga N. Soboleva, Ekaterina P. Kurochkina
      Pages 85-97
    3. Harish S. Bhat, R. W. M. A. Madushani, Shagun Rawat
      Pages 99-113
    4. Gennady A. Mikhailov, Natalya V. Tracheva, Sergey A. Ukhinov
      Pages 115-125
  4. Simulation for Stochastic Processes and Their Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Ekaterina Ermishkina, Elena Yarovaya
      Pages 129-143
    3. Ekaterina Bulinskaya, Julia Gusak
      Pages 171-185
    4. Christian Quast, Luboš Střelec, Rastislav Potocký, Jozef KiseǏák, Milan Stehlík
      Pages 187-205
    5. Alexander Andronov, Tatjana Jurkina
      Pages 207-216
  5. Testing and Classification Problems in Statistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Sergey Tarima, Peter Tarassenko, Bonifride Tuyishimire, Rodney Sparapani, Lisa Rein, John Meurer
      Pages 219-230

About these proceedings


This volume features original contributions and invited review articles on mathematical statistics, statistical simulation and experimental design. The selected peer-reviewed contributions originate from the 8th International Workshop on Simulation held in Vienna in 2015. The book is intended for mathematical statisticians, Ph.D. students and statisticians working in medicine, engineering, pharmacy, psychology, agriculture and other related fields.

The International Workshops on Simulation are devoted to statistical techniques in stochastic simulation, data collection, design of scientific experiments and studies representing broad areas of interest. The first 6 workshops took place in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1994 – 2009 and the 7th workshop was held in Rimini, Italy, in 2013.


mathematical statistics statistical simulation experimental design stochastic simulation Monte Carlo methods statistical models applications in engineering applications in the life sciences statistical computing design of experiments

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Pilz
    • 1
  • Dieter Rasch
    • 2
  • Viatcheslav B. Melas
    • 3
  • Karl Moder
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of StatisticsAlpen-Adria University of KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Applied Statistics and ComputingUniversity of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria
  3. 3.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Institute of Applied Statistics and ComputingUniversity of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria

About the editors

Viatcheslav Melas is a professor at the Department of Stochastic Simulation at the St. Petersburg State University, Russia. His research areas include experimental design, stochastic simulation and regression analysis, with a focus on functional approaches to optimal experimental design. He was one of the main organizers of the eight International Workshops on Simulation (1994 - 2015).

Karl Moder is head of the Center of Experimental Design at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria, where he is also a professor at the Institute of Applied Statistics and Computing. His research areas include experimental design, multivariate statistics, and random number generation.

Jürgen Pilz is a professor and head of the Department of Statistics at the Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt in Austria. He is the author of seven books and has published more than 150 scientific papers in the areas of Bayesian statistics, spatial statistics, environmental and industrial statistics, statistical quality control and design of experiments. He is an editorial board member of several international statistics journals.

Dieter Rasch works at the Center of Experimental Design at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria. His research areas include size of experiments, constructing experimental designs and nonlinear regression. He was head of the Biometric Unit at the Research Centre of Animal Production in Rostock, Germany and a Professor of Mathematical Statistics at the Department of Mathematics at the University Wageningen in the Netherlands. He has published 275 scientific papers and 59 authored and edited books.

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