SMTDA 2020

6th Stochastic Modeling Techniques and Data Analysis International Conference and Demographics2020 Workshop

Dear Colleague,


We are deeply concerned for the virus development in connection to the conference activities and that the World Health Organization has declared it a global pandemic.

We are quite sensitive to that constraint but equally determined to fight against the difficulties that emerged.

We are in front of the new challenges, a new historical frame, new conditions of life.


Dear colleagues,


In these conditions, and following many requests and after consulting the committee, we have turned the conference into Virtual Conference in order from the one hand to follow the international instructions about the pandemic and the other hand to turn the SMTDA2020 International Conference and Demographics2020 Workshop into a successful virtual international event ( ).

So far the basis of the SMTDA and ASMDA Conference series will remain unchanged including the Proceedings and Publications in Books and Journals.


The web interactions, after the appropriate adaptations, will join better the groups of colleagues forming streams and workshops. A new challenge to open the international travel barriers set to stop the coronavirus spread.


While the Conference dates remain unchanged, the early registration deadline extended to 25 April including the corresponding reduced fees for the virtual participation (to be announced in the website soon).

If you have already paid for the conference fees, you will be issuing a refund for the difference between the early bird registration and virtual conference fee.


The technical details will be announced later on, especially for the Special, Invited Sessions and Workshop organizers and Session Chairs.

Note that the power point of your presentation is important for the Virtual Conference schedule. It should be send to the secretariat for the session/s chair at .


On behalf of the Conference Committee,


Prof. Christos H Skiadas,

Conference Chair


Over the years several Books from leading publishers emerged from the SMTDA and ASMDA Conferences and events.

I am happy to inform you that the basic details of the 2 collective volumes we have edited for iSTE WILEY as a result of the SMDTA2018 Conference in Chania, are now available online.

Data Analysis and Applications 3, ISBN : 9781786305343, Publication Date : April 2020

Data Analysis and Applications 4, ISBN : 9781786306241, Publication Date : April 2020


From ASMDA2019 in Florence, Italy

Demography of Population Health, Aging and Health Expenditures. ISBN : 978-3-030-44695-6 : Vol 50 of The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020


Scientific Committee

Jacques Janssen, Honorary Professor of Universite’ Libre de Bruxelles, Honorary Chair

Alejandro Aguirre, El Colegio de México, México

Alexander Andronov, Transport and Telecom. Institute, Riga, Latvia

Vladimir Anisimov, Center for Design & Analysis, Amgen Inc., London, UK

Dimitrios Antzoulakos, University of Piraeus, Greece

Soren Asmussen, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Robert G. Aykroyd, University of Leeds, UK

Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan, McMaster University, Canada

Helena Bacelar-Nicolau, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Paolo Baldi, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

Vlad Stefan Barbu, University of Rouen, France

S. Bersimis, University of Piraeus, Greece

Henry W. Block, Department of Statistics, University of Pittsburgh, USA

James R. Bozeman, American University of Malta, Malta

Mark Brown, Department of Statistics, Columbia University, New York, NY

Ekaterina Bulinskaya, Moscow State University, Russia

Jorge Caiado, Centre Appl. Math., Econ., Techn. Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal

Enrico Canuto, Dipart. di Automatica e Informatica, Politec. di Torino, Italy

Mark Anthony Caruana, University of Malta, Valletta, Malta

Erhan Çinlar, Princeton University, USA

Maria Mercè Claramunt, Barcelona University, Spain

Marco Dall’Aglio, LUISS Rome, Italy

Guglielmo D’Amico, University of Chieti and Pescara, Italy

Pierre Devolder, Université Catholique de Louvaine, Belgium

Giuseppe Di Biase, University of Chieti and Pescara, Italy

Yiannis Dimotikalis, Dept of Management Science & Technology, Hellenic Mediterranean University (Crete), Greece

Dimitris Emiris, University of Piraeus, Greece

N. Farmakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Lidia Z. Filus, Dept. of Mathematics, Northeastern Illinois University, USA

Jerzy K. Filus, Dept. of Math. and Computer Science, Oakton Community College, USA

Leonid Gavrilov, Center on Aging, NORC at the University of Chicago, USA

Natalia Gavrilova, Center on Aging, NORC at the University of Chicago, USA

A. Giovanis, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece

Valerie Girardin, Université de Caen Basse Normandie, France

Joseph Glaz, University of Connecticut, USA

Maria Ivette Gomes, Lisbon University and CEAUL, Lisboa, Portugal

Gerard Govaert, Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, France

Alain Guenoche, University of Marseille, France

Y. Guermeur, LORIA-CNRS, France

Montserrat Guillen University of Barcelona, Spain

Steven Haberman, Cass Business School, City University, London, UK

Diem Ho, IBM Company

Helene Huber Yahi, Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Katherine Huber, Paris Descartes University, France

Emilia Di Lorenzo, University of Naples, Italy

Aglaia Kalamatianou, Panteion Univ. of Political Sciences, Athens, Greece

Udo Kamps, Inst. fur Stat. und Wirtschaftsmath., RWTH Aachen, Germany

Alex Karagrigoriou, Department of Mathematics, University of the Aegean, Greece

A. Katsirikou, University of Piraeus, Greece

Wlodzimierz Klonowski, Lab. Biosign. An. Fund., Polish Acad of Sci, Poland

A. Kohatsu-Higa, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Tõnu Kollo, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Tartu, Estonia

Krzysztof Kołowrocki, Depart. of Math., Gdynia Maritime Univ., Poland

Dimitrios G. Konstantinides, Dept. Stat. & Act. Sci.. Univ. Aegean, Greece

Volodymyr Koroliuk, University of Kiev, Ukraine

Markos Koutras, University of Piraeus, Greece

Raman Kumar Agrawalla, Tata Consultancy Services, India

Yury A. Kutoyants, Lab. de Statistique et Processus, du Maine University, Le Mans, France

Stéphane Lallich, University of Lyon, France

Ludovic Lebart, CNRS and Telecom France

Claude Lefevre, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Mei-Ling Ting Lee, University of Maryland, USA

Philippe Lenca, Telecom Bretagne, France

Nikolaos Limnios, Université de Techonlogie de Compiègne, France

Bo H. Lindquvist, Norvegian Institute of Technology, Norway

Brunero Liseo, University of Rome, Italy

Fabio Maccheroni, Università Bocconi, Italy

Claudio Macci, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

P. Mahanti. Dept. of Comp. Sci. and Appl. Statistics, Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada

Raimondo Manca, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

Domenico Marinucci, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

Laszlo Markus, Eötvös Loránd University – Budapest, Hungary

Sally McClean, University of Ulster

Gilbert MacKenzie, Univerity of Limerick, Ireland

Terry Mills, Bendigo Health and La Trobe University, Australia

Leda Minkova, Dept. of Prob., Oper. Res. and Stat. Univ. of Sofia, Bulgaria

Ilya Molchanov, University of Berne, Switzerland

Karl Mosler, University of Koeln, Germany

Amílcar Oliveira, UAb-Open University in Lisbon, Dept. of Sciences and Technology and CEAUL-University of Lisbon, Portugal

Teresa A Oliveira, UAb-Open University in Lisbon, Dept. of Sciences and Technology and CEAUL-University of Lisbon, Portugal

Annamaria Olivieri, University of Parma, Italy

Enzo Orsingher, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

T. Papaioannou, Universities of Pireaus and Ioannina, Greece

Valentin Patilea, ENSAI, France

Mauro Piccioni, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

Ermanno Pitacco, University of Trieste, Italy

Flavio Pressacco University of Udine, Italy

Pere Puig, Dept of Math., Group of Math. Stat., Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

Yosi Rinott, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Jean-Marie Robine, Head of the res. team Biodemography of Longevity and Vitality, INSERM U710, Montpellier, France

Leonidas Sakalauskas, Inst. of Math. and Informatics, Vilnius, Lithuania

Werner Sandmann, Dept. of Math., Clausthal Univ. of Tech., Germany

Gilbert Saporta, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

W. Sandmann, Dept. of Mathematics, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

Lino Sant, University of Malta, Valletta, Malta

José M. Sarabia, Department of Economics, University of Cantabria, Spain

Sergio Scarlatti, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

Hanspeter Schmidli, University of Cologne, Germany

Dmitrii Silvestrov, University of Stockholm, Sweden

P. Sirirangsi, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Christos H. Skiadas, ManLab, Technical University of Crete, Greece (Co-Chair)

Charilaos Skiadas, Hanover College, Indiana, USA

Dimitrios Sotiropoulos, Techn. Univ. of Crete, Chania, Greece

Fabio Spizzichino, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

Gabriele Stabile, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

Valeri Stefanov, The University of Western Australia

Anatoly Swishchuk, University of Calgary, Canada

R. Szekli, University of Wroclaw, Poland

T. Takine, Osaka University, Japan

Andrea Tancredi, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

P. Taylor, University of Melbourne, Australia

Cleon Tsimbos, University of Piraeus, Greece

Mariano Valderrama, University of Granada, Spain

Panos Vassiliou, Department of Statistical Sciences, University College London, UK

Larry Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Wolfgang Wefelmeyer, Math. Institute, University of Cologne, Germany

Shelly Zacks, Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA

Vladimir Zaiats, Universitat de Vic, Spain

K. Zografos, Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina, Greece

SMTDA2020 International Conference,
In celebration of Robert Elliott’s 80th birthday and in honour of his contributions to Statistics, Stochastic Processes in Finance and Engineering and his support to ASMDA and SMTDA activities
Robert J. Elliott
Haskayne School of Business,
University of Calgary, Canada and
Centre for Applied Financial Studies,
University of South Australia,
Adelaide, Australia

Plenary/Keynote Talks


For SMTDA Conference

N. Balakrishnan
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

"Multi-stage Destructive Cure Model and Applications"

Elena Babatsouli
Communicative Disorders Department
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Jose H. Blanchet
Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Mark Brown
Department of Statistics
Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Ekaterina Bulinskaya
Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Moscow, Russia

Lirong Cui
School of Management & Economics , Beijing Institute of Technology , Beijing, P. R. China

Michael Katehakis
Management Science and Information Systems Department, Rutgers University, USA

Claude Lefèvre
Département de Mathématique
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
"On branching models with alarm triggerings"

Sally McClean
School of Computing and Information Engineering
Ulster University
Northern Ireland

Mei-Ling Ting Lee
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Biostatistics and Risk Assessment Center (BRAC)
University of Maryland, College Park
Maryland, USA

Sheldon Mark Ross
Viterbi School of Engineering, USC, USA

Anne Ruiz-Gazen

TSE, University of Toulouse Capitole, France

Gilbert Saporta
Applied Statistics
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)
Paris, France

Department of Statistical Sciences
University College London, UK

David D. Yao
IE-OR Department at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA