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Schedule of Events OPENING ACTIVITIES Sunday, July 22, 2007: DAY 1 8:00-9:45a.m. 10:00- 10:30a.m. 10:30-11:45a.m. Registration/Refreshments Opening Remarks Plenary Lecture 1 “Applications in Finance, Engineering, and Health Science” Sam Efromovich, University of Texas-Dallas, USA Chair: Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut, USA 12:00-1:20p.m. 1:30-3:00p.m. Lunch Invited Parallel Paper Session 1 1B: “Sequential Clinical Trials” Organizer: Kai Fun Yu, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA Chair: Aiyi Liu, NICHD, NIH, USA 3 speakers: Lan, Wu, and Yu 1D: “Applications in Survival Analysis and Genome Scans” Organizer: Mark Carpenter, Auburn University, USA Chair: Abdul Hussein, University of Windsor, CANADA 3 speakers: Azuero, Diawara, and Donaldson

1A: “Sequential Methods in Sensor Networks” Organizer: Yajun Mei, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Chair: Alexander Tartakovsky, University of Southern California, USA 3 speakers: Veeravalli, Xiao, and Mei, Discussant: Yi-Ching Yao 1C: “Sequential Planning and Experiments” Organizer: Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut, USA Chair: Igor Nikiforov, UTT/ICD/LM2S, FRANCE 3 speakers: Baron, Koch, and Andrey Novikov

3:15-5:15p.m.

Invited Parallel Paper Session 2 2B: “Multihypothesis Change Detection/Isolation (with Applications)” Organizers: Igor Nikiforov, University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France and Alexander Tartakovsky, University of Southern California, USA Chair: Albrecht Irle, University of Kiel, GERMANY 4 speakers: Goulding, Tartakovsky, Nikiforov, and Bartroff

2A: “Sequential Methodologies for Estimation, Testing, and Partitioning” Organizer: Tumulesh Solanky, University of New Orleans, USA Chair: Wei Liu, University of Southampton, UK 4 speakers: Sriram, Cho, Solanky, and Pepe

7:30p.m.

Dinner

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Schedule of Events (continued) Monday, July 23, 2007: DAY 2 8:00-8:45a.m. 9:00- 10:15a.m. Registration/Refreshments Plenary Lecture 2 “Sequential Selection of a Quality Group” Ester Samuel-Cahn, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ISREAL Chair: Tze L. Lai, Stanford University, USA 10:30-12:00p.m. Invited Parallel Paper Session 3 3B: “Adaptive Clinical Trials” Organizer: Cyrus Mehta, Cytel Inc., USA and Mark Carpenter, Auburn University, USA Chair: Shailendra Menjoge, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA 3 speakers: Mehta, Gao, and Bekele3 3 3D: “Sequentially Planned Experiments” Organizer: Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut, USA Chair: Michael Baron, University of Texas-Dallas, USA 3 speakers: Schmegner, Taskin, and Nygren

3A: “Sequential Change Detection Methods for Continuous-Time Stochastic Processes" Organizer: Savas Dayanik, Princeton University, USA Chair: Semih Onur Sezer, University of Michigan, USA 3 speakers: Moustakides, Zhang, and Dayanik 3C: “Algorithmic Approaches to Stopping Problems” Organizer: Albrecht Irle, University of Kiel, GERMANY Chair: Sam Efromovich, University of TexasDallas, USA 3 speakers: Irle, Bender, and Schoenmakers

12:00-1:20p.m. 1:30-3:00p.m.

Lunch Tutorial on the Flexible Adaptive Clinical Trial Design: Cyrus R. Mehta, President, Cytel Inc. (no charge to attend this event. However, only those that registered for this specific event prior to June 15, 2005 may attend). Abraham Wald Award Ceremony (Organizer: Nitis Mukhopadhyay) SQA Journal Editor’s Special Invited Paper: Marianne Frisen, Goteberg University, Goteberg, SWEDEN Chair: Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut, USA

3:15-5:15p.m.

7:30 p.m.

Banquet

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Schedule of Events (continued) Tuesday, July 24, 2007: DAY 3 7:00-8:30a.m. SQA Journal Editorial Board Breakfast Meeting (Closed to all but Editorial Board) Registration/Refreshments Plenary Lecture 3 “Adaptive Design of Clinical Trials” Tze L. Lai, Stanford University, USA Chair: Mark Carpenter, Auburn University, USA 10:15-11:45a.m. Invited Parallel Paper Session 4 4B: “Measures for Evaluation of Sequential Surveillance” Organizer: Marianne Frisén, Göteborg University, SWEDEN Chair: Eva Andersson, Göteborg University, SWEDEN 3 speakers: Bock, Fraker, and Knoth Discussant: Andersson 4D: “Sequential Monitoring of Processes” Organizer: Mark Carpenter, Auburn University, USA Chair: Marion R. Reynolds, Jr., Virginia Tech, USA 3 speakers: Brown, Hadjiliadis, and Porter

8:00-8:45a.m. 9:00- 10:15a.m.

4A: “Sequential Methods in Mathematical Finance” Organizers: Alexander Tartakovsky, University of Southern California, USA and Alexander Novikov, University of Technology, Sydney, AUSTRALIA Chair: Alexander Tartakovsky, University of Southern California, USA 3 speakers: Alexander Novikov, Fuh, and Lim Discussant: Efromovich 4C: “Strong Approximations and Sequential Procedures” Organizer: Edit Gombay, University of Alberta, CANADA Chair: Ha H. Nguyen, Pfizer Inc.-New York, USA 3 speakers: Mimoto, Steinebach and Burke

12:00-1:20p.m. 1:30-3:30p.m.

Lunch Invited Paper Session 5 5B: “Monitoring Changes in Time Series” Organizer: Josef Steinebach, University of Cologne, GERMANY, and Allan Gut, Uppsala University, SWEDEN Chair: Josef Steinebach, University of Cologne, GERMANY 4 speakers: Aue, Gombay, Praskova, and Steland

5A: “Estimation Following Sequential Designs” Organizers: Steve Coad, Queen Mary University of London and Wei Liu, University of Southampton, UK Chair: Tze L. Lai , Stanford University, USA 4 speakers: Coad, Hall, W. Liu, and Todd 5C: “Distributions of Stopping Times in Sequential Analysis” Organizers: Shelley Zacks, Binghanton University, USA Chair: Makoto Aoshima, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN 4 speakers: Rukhin, Khan, Pozdnyakov, and Zacks

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3:35-6:00p.m. SQA Editor’s Round Table (organizer/chair: Nitis Mukhopadhyay) “Research, Practice, and Training in Sequential Methodologies: A Futuristic Panel Discussion” Participants: Makoto Aoshima, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN Mark Carpenter, Auburn University, USA Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut, USA Tumulesh Solanky, University of New Orleans, USA Shelley Zacks, Binghamton University, USA Dinner, Reception, Entertainment

7:30 p.m.

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Schedule of Events (continued) Wednesday, July 25, 2007: DAY 4 7:30-8:30a.m. 8:00-8:45a.m. 9:00- 10:15a.m. Steering Committee Meeting (Closed, only invited may attend) Registration/Refreshments Plenary Lecture 4 “Control Charts for Monitoring the Mean and Variability of Multivariate Processes with Sequential Sampling” Marion R. Reynolds, Jr.,Virginia Tech, USA Chair: Shelley Zacks, Binghamton University, New York, USA 10:15-11:45a.m. Invited Parallel Paper Session 6 6B: “Adaptive Sampling and Change Detection Methods” Organizer: Savas Dayanik, Princeton University, USA Chair: Savas Dayanik, Princeton University, USA 3 speakers: Frazier, Hu, and Sezer 6D: “Sequential Selection, Ranking, and Simulations” Organizer: Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut, USA Chair: T. N. Sriram, University of Georgia, USA 3 speakers: Goldsman, Nelson, and Wan

6A: “Applications of Sequential Methods in Finite Populations and Genetics” Organizer: Abdul Hussein, University of Windsor, CANADA Chair: Steve Coad, Queen Mary University of London, UK 3 speakers: Hussein, Ahmed, and Volodin 6C: “Recent Advances in Two-Stage Estimation Methodologies” Organizer: Makoto Aoshima, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN Chair: Tumulesh Solanky, University of New Orleans, USA 3 speakers: Aoshima, Buzaianu, and Mukhopadhyay

12:00-1:20p.m. 1:30-3:30p.m.

Lunch Invited Parallel Paper Session 7 7B: “Applications of Sequential Techniques” Organizer: Atanu Biswas, Indian Statistical Insitute, Kolkata, INDIA Chair: Jean-François Anger, Université de Montréal, CANADA 4 speakers: Komaki, Yao, Tao, and Kundu

7A: “Sequential Selection and Related Issues” Organizer: Zhezhen Jin, Columbia University, USA Chair: Chengqing (Alan) Wu, NIH/NICHD, USA 4 speakers: A. Liu, Leu, Zhao, and Huang 7C: “Asymptotically Optimal Change-Point Detection” Organizer: Mark Carpenter, Auburn University, USA Chair: George V. Moustakides, University of

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Patras, GREECE 2 speakers: Brodsky, Darkhovsky Discussant: Shelley Zacks, Binghamton University, New York, USA

3:30-4:00p.m. 4:30p.m.

Closing Ceremony Trip and Dinner and Fun

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Names of Chairs and Discussants Please Check This List for One or More Assignments

Nitis Mukhopadhyay*(3) Alex Tartakovsky*(2) K. F. Yu Igor Nikiforov Abdul Hussein Wei Liu A. Irle

Chair, Plenary Session 1, Sunday Chair, Session 1A, Sunday Chair, Session 1B, Sunday Chair, Session 1C, Sunday Chair, Session 1D, Sunday Chair, Session 2A, Sunday Chair, Session 2B, Sunday

Shelley Zacks S. O. Sezer S. Menjoge S. Efromovich*(2) M. Baron Nitis Mukhopadhyay* Mark Carpenter Alex Tartakovsky* S. Efromovich* Eva Andersson*(2) Eva Andersson* Ha H. Nguyen M. R. Reynolds, Jr. Tze L. Lai*(3) J. Steinebach M. Aoshima Nitis Mukhopadhyay*

Chair, Plenary Session 4, Thursday Discussant, Session 7C, Wednesday Chair, Session 3A, Monday Chair, Session 3B, Monday Chair, Session 3C, Monday Chair, Session 3D, Monday Chair, Wald Prize Ceremony, Monday Chair, Plenary Session 3, Tuesday Chair, Session 4A, Tuesday Discussant, Session 4A, Tuesday Chair, Session 4B, Tuesday Discussant, Session 4B, Tuesday Chair, Session 4C, Tuesday Chair, Session 4D, Tuesday Chair, Plenary Session 2, Monday Chair, Session 5A, Tuesday Chair, Session 5B, Tuesday Chair, Session 5C, Tuesday Chair, SQA Editor’s Round Table Panel, Tuesday

Steve Coad S. Dayanik T. Solanky T. N. Sriram Z. Jin J.-F. Anger G. V. Moustakides*(2) Tze L. Lai* G. V. Moustakides*

Chair, Session 6A, Wednesday Chair, Session 6B, Wednesday Chair, Session 6C, Wednesday Chair, Session 6D, Wednesday Chair, Session 7A, Wednesday Chair, Session 7B, Wednesday Chair, Session 7C, Wednesday Discussant, Session 7C, Wednesday

* = multiple assignments ( ) = how many total assignments

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Details of Invited Paper Sessions 1A: “Sequential Methods in Sensor Networks” Organizer: Yajun Mei, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Chair: Alexander Tartakovsky, tartakov@usc.edu, University of Southern California, USA Speakers: 1. Venugopal Veeravalli, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and Alexander Tartakovsky, University of Southern California, USA. “Quickest Change Detection in Sensor Networks” 2. Jinjun Xiao, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, USA “Distributed Estimation in Sensor Networks” 3. Yajun Mei, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA “Decentralized Sequential Hypothesis Testing in Sensor Network” Discussant: Yi-Ching Yao, Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica 1B: "Sequential Clinical Trials" Organizer: Kai Fun Yu, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA Chair: Aiyi Liu, NICHD, NIH, liua@mail.nih.gov, USA Speakers: 1. Kuang-Kuo Gordon Lan, Johnson & Johnson PRD, USA “A Conditional Power Approach to the Evaluation of Predictive Power” 2. Chengqing Alan Wu, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA “Adaptive Design to Find the Best Diagnostic Biomarker” 3. Kai Fun Yu, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA “Point and Interval Estimation of Primary and Secondary Parameters in a Two-Stage Adaptive Clinical Trial” 1C: “Sequential Planning and Experiments” Organizer: Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut, USA Chair: Igor Nikiforov, UTT/ICD/LM2S, FRANCE Speakers: 1. Michael Baron, University of Texas at Dallas, USA “Construction of Optimal Sequential Plans” 2. Mark Koch, Sandia National Laboratories*, Albuquerque NM, USA “Multilook Fusion Using the Sequential Probability Ratio Test” 3. Andrey Novikov, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana - Iztapalapa, MEXICO “Optimal k-stage hypothesis tests for testing two simple hypotheses” 1D: “Applications in Survival Analysis and Genome Scans” Organizer: Mark Carpenter, Auburn University, USA Chair: Abdul Hussein, University of Windsor, CANADA Speakers:

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1. Andres Azuero, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA “A Wald's SPRT-Based Group Sequential Testing Procedure with Flexible Multiplicity Correction for Genetic Association Studies and Genome-Wide Association Scans” Norou Diawara, Old Dominion University, USA “Sequential Estimation in Multivariate Lifetime Distributions” Nora Donaldson, King's College London, UK “Sequential Statistical Methods Applied to a Randomized Controlled Study with Survival Data: The MRC Superficial Bladder Cancer Trial of Mytomicin-C”

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2A: “Sequential Methodologies for Estimation, Testing, and Partitioning” Organizer: Tumulesh Solanky, University of New Orleans, USA Chair: Wei Liu, University of Southampton, UK Speakers: 1. T. N. Sriram, University of Georgia, USA “Fixed-Width Confidence Interval Based on a Minimum Hellinger Distance Estimator” 2. Hokwon Cho, University of Nevada Las Vegas, USA “Sequential Testing for Multinomial Categories Using Dirichlet Integrals” 3. Tumulesh Solanky, University of New Orleans, USA “A Nonparametric Methodology for the Partition Problem” 4. William Pepe, University of Connecticut, USA “Density Estimation: Normal with Unknown Variance” 2B: “Multihypothesis Change Detection/Isolation (with Applications)” Organizers: Igor Nikiforov, University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), FRANCE, and Alexander Tartakovsky, University of Southern California, USA Chair: Alexander Tartakovsky, University of Southern California, USA Speakers: 1. Savas Dayanik and Christian Goulding, Princeton University, USA “Optimal Detection and Diagnosis of an Unobservable Change in the Distribution of a Markov-modulated Random Sequence” 2. Alexander Tartakovsky, Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California, USA “Miltidecision Quickest Change-Point Detection: Previous Achievements and Open Problems” 3. Igor Nikiforov, Université de Technologie de Troyes, FRANCE “Non-Bayesian Sequential Change Detection/Isolation with Nuisance Parameters” 4. Jay Bartroff, Department of Mathematics, University of Southern California, USA, and Tze L. Lai, Department of Statistics, Stanford University, USA “Multistage Tests of Multiple Hypotheses” 3A: “Sequential Change Detection Methods for Continuous-Time Stochastic Processes” Organizer: Savas Dayanik, Princeton University, USA Chair: Semih Onur Sezer, University of Michigan, USA Speakers: 1. George Moustakides, University of Patras, GREECE “Detecting Changes that Occur at Observable Random Times” 2. Jun Zhang, University of Michigan, USA “Change Detection with Identification: A Bayesian Algorithm for Sequential Analysis”

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3. Savas Dayanik, Princeton University, USA “Multi-Channel Bayesian Sequential Change Detection”

3B: “Adaptive Clinical Trials” Organizer: Mark Carpenter, Auburn University, USA, and Cyrus Mehta, Cytel Inc., USA Chair: Mark Carpenter, Auburn University, USA Speakers: 1. Cyrus Mehta, Cytel, Inc, USA “Repeated Confidence Intervals for Adaptive Group Sequential Trials” 2. Ping Gao, The Medicine Company, USA “Sample Size Re-Estimation for Adaptive Sequential Design in Clinical Trials” 3. Nebiyou Bekele, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA “Monitoring Late Onset Toxicities in Phase I Trials Using Predicted Risks” 3C: “Algorithmic Approaches to Stopping Problems” Organizer: Albrecht Irle, University of Kiel, GERMANY Chair: Sam Efromovich, University of Texas-Dallas, USA Speakers: 1. Albrecht Irle, University of Kiel, GERMANY “A Forward Algorithm for Solving Stopping Problems” 2. Christian Bender, Technical University, GERMANY “Fast Upper Bounds for Optimal Stopping Problems” 3. John Schoenmakers, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, GERMANY “Policy Iteration for American/Bermudan Style Derivatives” 3D “Sequentially Planned Experiments” Organizer: Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut, USA Chair: Michael Baron, University of Texas-Dallas, USA Speakers: 1. Claudia Schmegner, DePaul University, USA “Sequential k-Plans” 2. Selda Taskin and Emmett Lodree, Auburn University, USA “A Sequential Statistical Decision Model for Hurricane Disaster Relief Planning” 3. Lan Ma Nygren, Rider University, USA “Rejection Boundaries for a One-Sided Sequential Test” 4A: “Sequential Methods in Mathematical Finance” Organizers: Alexander Tartakovsky, University of Southern California, USA and Alexander Novikov, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, Alex.Novikov@uts.edu.au Chair: Alexander Tartakovsky, University of Southern California, USA Speakers: 1. Alexander Novikov, University of Technology, AUSTRALIA, and Albert Shiryaev, Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Moscow, RUSSIA “Optimal Stopping of Levy Processes with Applications in Finance” 2. Cheng-Der Fuh, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, “The Information Role of Volume: the Estimation Problem of VolumeWeighted Average Price Trading Strategies” 3. Tiong-Wee Lim, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE, and Tze L. Lai, Stanford University, USA “A Modified Black-Scholes Methodology for Pricing and Hedging Options with

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Transaction Costs” Discussant: Sam Efromovich, University of Texas-Dallas, USA 4B: “Measures for Evaluation of Sequential Surveillance” Organizer: Marianne Frisén, Göteborg University, SWEDEN Chair: Eva Andersson, Göteborg University, SWEDEN Speakers: 1. David Bock, David.Bock@astrazeneca.com, AstraZeneca R&D and Göteborg University, SWEDEN “Consequences of Using the Probability of a False Alarm as the False Alarm Measure”a false alarm as the false alarm measure 2. Shannon Fraker, Virginia Tech University, sfraker@vt.edu, USA, and William H. Woodall, Virginia Tech University, bwoodall@vt.edu, USA “The Relationship Between the Recurrence Interval and Time-to-Signal Properties of Surveillance Schemes” 3. Sven Knoth, Advanced Mask Technology Center, Sven.Knoth@amtcdresden.com, GERMANY “Performance Measures of Change-Point Detection Schemes in Theory and Application” Discussant: Eva Andersson, Göteborg University, SWEDEN 4C: “Strong Approximations and Sequential Procedures” Organizer: Edit Gombay, University of Alberta, CANADA Chair: Ha H. Nguyen, Pfizer Inc.-New York, USA Speakers: 1. Josef Steinebach, University of Cologne, GERMANY, and Piotr Kokoszka, University of Utah, USA “A Two-Step Sequential Procedure for Detecting an Epidemic Change” 2. Murray Burke, University of Calgary, CANADA “The Cox Model With Staggered Entries - A Strong Martingale Approach” 3. Nao Mimoto, University of Western Ontario, CANADA “Monitoring Parameter Changes in GARCH(1,1)” Discussant: Edit Gombay, University of Alberta, CANADA Discussant: Ansgar Steland, RWTH-Aachen University, GERMANY 4D: “Sequential Monitoring of Processes” Organizer: Mark Carpenter, Auburn University, USA Chair: Marion R. Reynolds, Virginia Tech, USA Speakers: 1. Marlo Brown, Niagara University, USA “Optimal Stopping for a Change in the Intensity of a Poisson Process” 2. Olympia Hadjiliadis, Princeton University, USA “The Best 2-CUSUM Stopping Rules for Quickest Detection of Two-Sided Alternatives in a Brownian Motion Model” 3. Michael D. Porter, North Carolina State University, USA “Some Adaptive Approaches for Space-Time Anomaly Detection” 5A: “Estimation following Sequential Designs” Organizers: Steve Coad, Queen Mary University of London, UK, and Wei Liu, University of Southampton, UK Chair: Tze L. Lai , Stanford University, USA Speakers:

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1. Steve Coad, Queen Mary, University of London, UK “Corrected Confidence Intervals Based on the Signed Root Transformation for Multi-Parameter Models” Jack Hall, University of Rochester, USA “Inference Methods and Issues After Termination of a Sequential Trial” Wei Liu, University of Southampton, UK “Multiple Sample Second-Order Sequential Estimation Procedures” Sue Todd, The University of Reading, UK “Estimation Following a Sequential Clinical Trial with Treatment Selection”

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5B: “Monitoring Changes in Time Series” Organizer: Josef Steinebach, University of Cologne, GERMANY, and Allan Gut, Uppsala University, SWEDEN Chair: Josef Steinebach, University of Cologne, GERMANY Speakers: 1. Alexander Aue, Clemson University, USA “Monitoring Shifts in Mean: Asymptotic Normality of Stopping Times” 2. Edit Gombay, University of Alberta, CANADA “Change Detection in Autoregressive Time Series” 3. Zuzana Praskova, Charles University of Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC “Sequential L1 Procedures for Change Detection” 4. Ansgar Steland, RWTH-Aachen University, GERMANY “Nonparametric Monitoring of Time Series to Detect Stationarity and Unit Roots” 5C: “Distributions of Stopping Times in Sequential Analysis” Organizer: Shelley Zacks, Binghamton University, USA Chair: Makoto Aoshima,, University of Tsukuba, Japan Speakers: 1. Andrew Rukhin, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA “Stopping Rules in Balanced Allocation Problem: Normal Order Statistics and Geometric Sum” 2. Rasul A. Khan, Cleveland State University, USA TBA 3. Vladimir Pozdnyakov, University of Connecticut, USA “On Robust Nonparametric Repeated Significance Tests for Heavy-tailed Distributions” 4. Shelley Zacks, Binghamton University, New York, USA “Distribution of Sequential and Two-Stage Stopping Times for Fixed-Width Confidence Intervals in Bernoulli Trials: Application in Reliability” 6A: “Applications of Sequential Methods in Finite Populations and Genetics” Organizer: Abdul Hussein, University of Windsor, CANADA Chair: Steve Coad, Queen Mary University of London, UK Speakers: 1. 2. 3. Abdul Hussein, University of Windsor, CANADA “Application of Sequential Methods for Testing Homogeneity in Linkage” Ejaz Ahmed, University of Windsor, CANADA “Empirical Bayes Sequential Estimation for Finite Population” Andrea Volodin, University of Regina, CANADA “Sequential Shrinkage Estimation of Variances in Microarray Data”

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6B: “Adaptive Sampling and Change Detection Methods” Organizer: Savas Dayanik, Princeton University, USA Chair: Savas Dayanik, Princeton University, USA Speakers: 1. Peter Frazier, Princeton University, USA “A Knowledge Gradient Policy for Sequential Information Collection” 2. Jiaqiao Hu, Stony Brook University, USA “Randomized Algorithms for Solving Markov Decision Processes” 3. Semih Onur Sezer, University of Michigan, USA “Quickest Detection for a Poisson Process with a Phase-Type Change-Time Distribution” 6C: “Recent Advances in Two-Stage Estimation Methodologies” Organizer: Makoto Aoshima, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN Chair: Shelley Zacks, Binghamton University, New York, USA Speakers: 1. Makoto Aoshima, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN, and Kazuyoshi Yata, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN “Asymptotic Second-Order Consistency for Two-Stage Methodologies Via Covariance Structures” 2. Pinyuen Chen, Syracuse University, USA, and Elena Buzaianu, University of North Florida, USA “A Two-Stage Procedure with Elimination for Partitioning Binomial Populations with Respect to a Control” 3. Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut, USA “On Two-Stage Methodologies for Estimating the Mean Time to Failure with Applications” 6D: “Sequential Selection, Ranking, and Simulations” Organizer: Nitis Mukhopadhyay, University of Connecticut, USA Chair: T. N. Sriram, University of Georgia, USA Speakers: 1. David Goldsman, Georgia Tech University, USA “Improving Ranking and Selection Techniques with Overlapping Variance Estimators” 2. Barry L. Nelson, Northwestern University, USA “Using Control-Variate Estimators for Ranking and Selection in Simulation” 3. Hong Wan, Purdue University, USA “Sequential Screening Methods for Discrete-Event Simulation” 7A: “Sequential Selection and Related Issues” Organizer: Zhezhen Jin, Columbia University, USA Chair: Chengqing (Alan) Wu, NIH/NICHD, USA Speakers: 1. Aiyi Liu, NICHD, NIH, USA “A Two-Stage Procedure for Selecting the Best Diagnostic Biomarker with Dichotomous Outcomes” 2. Cheng-Shiun Leu, Columbia University, USA “On a Conjecture of Bechhofer, Kiefer, and Sobel Concerning the Probability of Acceptable Subset Selections for the Levin-Robbins-Leu Binomial Subset

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3. Selection Procedures” Lihui Zhao, Simon Fraser University, CANADA “Statistical Monitoring of Clinical Trials with Multivariate Response or Multiple Arms Using Repeated Confidence Bands” Lin Hunag, lh2123@columbia.edu, Columbia University, USA “Sequential Test for Censored Data with Linear Transformation Models”

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7B: “Applications of Sequential Techniques” Organizer: Atanu Biswas, Indian Statistical Insitute, Kolkata, India Chair: Jean-François Anger, Université de Montréal, CANADA Speakers: 1. Fumiyasu Komaki, University of Tokyo, Japan “Bayesian Adaptive Design for Binary Response Clinical Trials” 2. Yi-Ching Yao, Institute of Statistical Science, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN “On Chernoff's Continuity Correction in Optimal Stopping: Some Examples” 3. Jian Tao, Northeast Normal University, P.R. CHINA “Stepwise CRM based on a setup rule for Phase I clinical trials” 4. Debasis Kundu, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, INDIA TBA 7C: “Asymptotically Optimal Change-Point Detection” Organizer: Mark Carpenter, Auburn University, USA Chair: George V. Moustakides, University of Patras, GREECE Speakers: 1. Boris E. Brodsky, Central Institute for mathematics and Economics RAS, RUSSIA “Minimax Methods for Multi-Hypothesis Sequential Testing and CPD Problems” 2. Boris S. Darkhovsky, Institute for Systems Analysis RAS, RUSSIA “A Priori Inequalities in Sequential Hypothesis Testing and Change-Point Detection Problems” Discussant: Shelley Zacks, Binghamton University, New York, USA Discussant: George V. Moustakides, University of Patras, GREECE

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