Dear Colleagues,

The organizers of the


have the great pleasure of inviting you to participate in both meetings. By combining these two scientific meetings at the IPT Campus in Tomar, Portugal, we offer a cost-effective academic experience for researchers in this time of economic hardship. The respective dates for these two collacted conferences are

May 28-29 (WSMC7) and May 30-June 1, 2013 (ICRA5)

Special hotel rates have been negotiated to make the conference trip even more budget friendly.
The format of both meetings will involve plenary talks, organized sessions, sessions with contributed talks and posters. The Session organizers will be granted free registrations for the respective meeting, if they have at least 4 registrations in their Session.
ICRA5, in honour of Dr. Lutz Edler, will bring together researchers and practitioners who work on Risk Analysis in Economics, Management, Industry, and Biostatistics. The Conference is a forum for presenting new theoretical and computational models and methods in risk assessment with applications in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Economics and Finance, and Engineering Reliability.
The conference is organized by the ISI Committee on Risk Analysis (http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/isi-cra/index.html)

WSMC7, in honour of Professor Stanislaw Mejza,  will bring together researchers and practitioners in cross-disciplinary fields to share research results, knowledge, practical experiences and recent advances in theory and applications in the broad areas of Statistics, Mathematics and Computation. Particular attention will be given to interesting applications in areas such as Biostatistics, Biometry, Biomedicine and Biomathematics, with an emphasis on computational issues. Submissions from all of these cross-disciplinary scientific areas are appreciated.

These co-conferences are hosted by the

· Universidade Aberta

· Centro de Estatística e Aplicações da Universidade de Lisboa (CEAUL)                        

· Instituto Politécnico de Tomar

· jointly with the FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) research project EXTREMA, PTDC/MAT/101736/2008


ICRA5 and WSMC7 are organized as part of Celebrations of the International Year of Statistics.


The Tomar region of Portugal is an attractive tourist area, and there will be opportunities for participants to enjoy social excursions and other entertainment. Tomar is picturesque and historical; it is located in central Portugal on both banks of Nabão River. Tomar is the site of the luxuriant Mouchão Park. The Castle of Tomar and the Convent of Christ are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage.

It is our pleasure to welcome you to two scientific conferences in Tomar!

Executive Committee

Christos Kitsos, (Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece)

M. Ivette Gomes (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) and

Teresa Oliveira (Universidade Aberta, Portugal)

Chair of Organizing Committee

Luís Grilo, (Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Portugal)