Text Box: CSOR 2011 Challenges in Statistics and Operations Research Program

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

8:00 – 9:00

Registration (Conference Hall,  Abdullah Al-Jaber Building, Kuwait University, Shuwaikh)

9:00 – 10:00

Opening Ceremony

Prof. Moudi Al-Humoud, Dr. Fahimah Al-Awadhi,  Prof. James  Zidek, Mr. Mohammad Al-Omar

Room: Taha

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break


10:30 – 11:15


11:15 – 12:00

Keynote Speakers:

Chair:  E. E. Aly

Prof. Pranab K. Sen: Shifting Goals and Mounting Challenges for Statistical Science in the Wake of Multi-Disciplinary Research

Prof. Richard Larson: Service Industries and the Emergence of Service Science

Room: Taha

12:00 – 12:15


12:15 – 13:30

STAT-T1A: Data Analysis I

Chair:  A. Soltani

Room: Taha



1. On Optimal Spline Smoothing    
of the Hodrick-Prescott Filter

Presenting Author: Boualem Djehiche, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.


2. Classification of Form under
Heterogeneity and Non-Isotropic Errors

Presenting Author: Farag Shuweihdi, Leeds University, School of Mathematics.


3.Two-Phase Sample Size
Estimation with Pre-assigned  Variance

Presenting Author: Mohammad Salehi M, Qatar University, Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Doha, Qatar.

STAT-T1B: Reliability and Survival Analysis

Chair: M. Ghitany

Room:  Iskandar


1. A step-wise method for
labelling continuous data with a focus on striking a balance between predictive accuracy and model reliability

Presenting Author: Kassim S. M. Mwitondi, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom.


2. A Family of Tests for Exponentiality against IFR Alternatives

Presenting Author: M. Z. Anis, Indian Statistical Institute, India.


3. Moments of the Reliability R = P(Y<X) as a Random Variable

Presenting Author:  Mohammed A. Shayib, Parairie View A&M University, Cypress TX, USA.


4. Prediction via the conditional quantile for right censored and dependant data

Presenting Author: Ourida Sadki, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumedienne, Algiers, Algeria.

OR-T1: Inventory Systems

Chair: L. BenKherouf

Room: El-Wakeel



1. On a Finite Horizon EOQ Model with Cycle Dependent Trade Credit Policies and Time Dependent Parameters

Presenting Author: Zaid T. Balkhi, Dept. of Stat. & OR, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


2. . Optimized Synthetic Quality Control Charts for In-control and  Out-of-control Regions

Presenting Author: Francisco Aparisi, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.


3. Warranty Servicing for Multi-State Degrading Items with Non-Zero Repair Time Under Renewing Warranty

Presenting Author: Hashem Vahdani, Dept. of Ind. Eng., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

13:30 – 14:30



14:30 – 15:15

15:15 – 16:00


Keynote Speakers:

Chair: N. Al-Kandari

Prof. Alain Bensoussan: Real Options

Prof. Jose-Miguel Bernardo: Recent Developments in Objective Bayesian Statistics.

Room: Taha

16:00 – 16:15


16:15 – 17:30

STAT-T2A: Data Analysis II

Chair: M. Konswa

Room: Taha



1. Local Depth for Functional Data

Presenting Author: Claudio Agostinelli, Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Informatica e Statistica, Venezia, Italia.


2. Modelling wear degradation in cylinder liners

Presenting Author: Fabrizio Ruggeri, Cnr Imati, Via Bassini, Milano, Italy.


3. A New Approach to Modeling Count Data in Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity Experiments

Presenting Author: Mehdi Razzaghi, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, USA.

STAT-T2B: Bayesian Inference

Chair: M. Shayib

Room: Iskandar



1. Computation of Risk Function in Conditional Bayesian Problem of Testing Many Hypotheses

Presenting Author: K.J. Kachiashvili, I. Vekua, Institute of Applied Mathematics, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.


2. A conditional Bayesian approach for testing independence in two-way contingency tables

Presenting Author: M. Ganjali, Dept. of Statistics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.


3. Performance Evaluation of Imputation Based on Bayesian Networks

Presenting Author: Parisa Niloofar, Dept. of Statistics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.


4. On the bayes estimators of the parameters of generalized power series distributions

Presenting Author: Peer Bilal Ahmad, Islamic University Of Science & Technology, Jammu & Kashmir State, India.

5. Bayesian tomographic restoration of lonospheric electron density using Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques

Presenting Author: Eman Khorsheed, Department of Mathematics, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain.


OR-T2: Heuristics

Chair: R. M’Hallah

Room: El-Wakeel



1. The Knapsack Sharing Problem: An Adaptive Search Algorithm

Presenting Author: Hedi MHallah, Universite de Picardie, Amiens, France.


2. A Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for the Economic Lot Scheduling Problem

Presenting Author: M. Fatih Tasgetiren, Ind. Eng. Dept., Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey.


3. A Triggered Particle Swarm Optimization

Presenting Author: Bayoumi M. Ali, Dept. of OR & Dec. Support, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

19:00 – 22:00

Gala Dinner