Dear Participants of the 4th International Researchers, Statisticians and Young Statisticians Congress,

I am proud to announce that we have successfully completed our congress. The purpose of IRSYSC is to bring together the leading experts, researchers and graduate students sharing the latest research in theory and application of statistics. I am happy to announce that 194 participants from 17 different countries and 44 different cities in Turkey joined us for this event. Over the course of 2 and a half day program, we heard 4 keynote addresses delivered by distinguished scientists Prof. Richard De Veaux, Prof. Narayanaswamy Balakrishan, Prof. Ismihan Bayramoğlu and Prof. Metin Sezgin.  We had 197 oral presentations in total, separated into 8 different contributed sessions each with 6 parallel sessions, and one poster session with 25 posters, all covering a variety of topics such as stochastic processes, linear models, official statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, financial mathematics and machine learning among others.

The jury, composed of members of scientific committee, evaluated the extended abstracts and the presentations of the graduate students applied for the best poster and oral presentation awards. PhD student Yetkin TUAC from Ankara University Department of Statistics won the best oral presentation award and was awarded with 250$.  Unfortunately, none of the candidates were qualified for the best poster award. We would like to congratulate all the contestants for their courage and we wish them all continued success in their future endeavors.

I would like to remind you that the papers presented at the congress can be submitted to high profile journals “Hacettepe Journal of Mathematics and Statistics” or “Turkish Journal of Fuzzy Systems” depending on the topic of the paper. All submissions will go under standard evaluation process by the journals. The papers accepted by the editor and the referees will be published in an issue in 2019. For detailed information please check our web site http://www.irsysc2018.com/call-for-papers.

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the all the members of organizing and scientific committees, all keynote speakers and all participants for making this event possible.

I hope you all had a great and fruitful congress both academically and socially.

Looking forward to meeting you again at a future event….


Prof. Aylin ALIN