CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on the International Conference on Advances in Probability and Statistics - Theory and Applications: A Celebration of N. Balakrishnan's 30 years of Contributions to Statistics

An international conference was held in Hong Kong as a tribute to the distinguished statistician and global collaborative researcher, Professor N. Balakrishnan, for his 30 years of contribution to Statistics. The conference featured research topics inspired by the substantial contributions of Professor Balakrishnan to Statistics, in areas such as distribution theory, reliability and lifetime data analysis, censoring methodology, ordered data analysis, etc. This special issue aims to publish research work from researchers working in theory as well as applications of probability and statistics to discuss recent developments and to suggest future research directions.

Preparation of manuscript:
The special issue is open for submission on topics related to the conference, especially research work presented at the conference. Papers will be peer-reviewed as regular papers in the journal with the level of standard and the rate of acceptance of the journal being preserved. Please prepare the manuscript according to the instructions found on the Communications in Statistics web site
Due to the page limit for the special issue, please kindly keep the length of your double-spaced manuscript at or below 15 pages.

Instructions for manuscript submission:
Authors must submit their manuscripts electronically at, wherein a provision is present for the authors to indicate that their submitted manuscript is for this special issue. Please choose “Advances in probability and statistics” as the Manuscript Type and to enter “Advances in probability and statistics” in the box entitled “Is this manuscript a candidate for a special issue” under “Details and comments”.

Important dates:
• Deadline of submission: September 30, 2012
• Editorial Decision: December 31, 2012
• Deadline of receiving final version: January 31, 2013
• Expected Date of completion: February 28, 2013

Guest Editors:

P. S. Chan (Department of Statistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) (e-mail:
M. L. Tang (Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University) (e-mail:
H. K. T. Ng (Department of Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University) (e-mail: