COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS & DATA ANALYSIS
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue on IMPRECISION IN STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS
We are inviting submissions for the special issue of Computational
Statistics and Data Analysis that address statistical methods in
combination with non stochastic imprecision.
Different sources of imprecision in connection with both empirical
data or models may arise in statistical data analysis. Such an
imprecision is frequently connected with linguistic data, expert
opinions, perceptions as well as various kinds of ill-observed data or
non-precisely defined concepts. Fuzzy sets, intervals, belief
functions, random sets or imprecise probability models have been used
in recent years to integrate variability and imprecision for data
analysis. Applications are found in different areas, as biomedicine,
finance and economics, social sciences and psychology, environmental
sciences, technology, etc. to manage complex problems involving
heterogeneous information. This special issue focuses on the recent
advances, including methods, computation and applications, on the use
of imprecision in statistics.
Key topics are:
-Statistical inference techniques for random intervals, random sets or
random fuzzy sets.
-Imprecise models in data analysis.
-Dempster-Shafer theory of belief functions.
-Fusion methods, uncertainty propagation.
-Computational advances involving imprecision in the statistical
-Classification and prediction using fuzzy sets.
The papers should have a computational statistics or advanced data
analytic component in order to be considered for publication. Authors
who are uncertain about the suitability of their papers should contact
the special issue editors. All submissions must contain original
unpublished work not being considered for publication
elsewhere. Submissions will be refereed according to standard
procedures for Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. Information
about the journal can be found at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/csda.
The deadline for submissions is 30 January 2012. However, papers can
be submitted at any time; and, when they have been received, they will
enter the editorial system immediately.
Papers for the special issue should be submitted directly to the
Elsevier Electronic Submission tool EES: http://ees.elsevier.com/csda
In EES please ensure that you select the special issue on Imprecision
in Statistical Data Analysis and the Co-Editor responsible for the
The special issue editors:
Ana Colubi, University of Oviedo, Spain
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Thierry Denoeux, University of Technology of Compiegne, France
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