Stereology, Spatial Statistics and Stochastic Geometry

6th International Conference

Prague, Czech Republic, 26 June - 29 June 2006


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There will be invited lectures (45 minutes including discussion), contributed talks (20 minutes including discussion) and poster sessions (dimensions of poster boards are 150 cm high x 100 cm wide). Invited speakers are D. Stoyan (Freiberg), E. B. Vedel Jensen (Aarhus), J. M. Chaix (Grenoble), I. Molchanov (Bern), W. Weil (Karlsruhe), J. Nyengaard (Aarhus), J. Cwajna (Katowice), V. Capasso (Milan), T. Mattfeldt (Ulm), V. Howard (Ulster), R. Senoussi (Avignon), R. Waagepetersen (Aalborg), H. Schmidt (Ulm), M. Kozubek (Brno), L. Wojnar (Krakow).

All contributions will be in English. Overhead and data projection will be available.

Below you can find graphical schedule, detailed schedule and list of posters of the Conference.


  Monday, June 26 Tuesday, June 27 Wednesday, June 28 Thursday, June 29
8:00 Registration      
9:00 Stereology in Biology Stochastic Geometry + Spatial Statistics Stochastic Geometry
9:30 Opening
9:40 Spatial Statistics
10:45 Coffee Break
11:05 Coffee Break
11:15 Image Analysis Stereology in Biology Stochastic Geometry + Spatial Statistics
11:35 Stochastic Geometry
13:30 Lunch
15:00 Spatial Statistics + Image Analysis Stereology in Material Science Stereology in Biology + Spatial Statistics Stochastic Geometry + Spatial Statistics
16:30 Coffee + Poster Session
16:45 Coffee Break Coffee
17:00 Coffee  
17:15 Stochastic Geometry + Stereology in Material Science
17:30 Walk
19:00 Concert Conference Dinner
19:30 Welcome Party

Detailed schedule

Monday, June 26

Chairman: Viktor Beneš
  9:30-  9:40 Opening
  9:40-10:25 D. Stoyan (TU Bergakademie Freiberg): Non-parametric statistical methods for finite point processes
10:25-10:45 R. Turner (University of New Brunswick): Inference for the parameters of ellipses
10:45-11:05 T. Mrkvička (University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice): Can the use of a local parametric model improve the estimation of the mean in the non-stationary mark distribution of a marked Poisson point process?
11:05-11:35 Coffee Break
Chairman: Dietrich Stoyan
11:35-12:20 W. Weil (University of Karlsruhe): Contact distributions of Boolean models
12:20-12:40 L. M. Hoffmann (University of Karlsruhe): Associated zonoids of non-stationary particle processes
12:40-13:00 W. Nagel (University of Jena): A digitization of the Crofton formula for observations on lattices
13:00-13:20 R. Černý (Charles University in Prague): How big is the Wiener sausage?
13:30-15:00 Lunch
Chairman: Wolfgang Weil
15:00-15:45 R. Senoussi (INRA Avignon): Assessing spatial clustering via Hellinger distance statistics
15:45-16:05 A. Micheletti (University of Milan): The theory of size functions applied to problems of statistical shape analysis
16:05-16:25 K. Lochmann (TU Bergakademie Freiberg): Statistical characterization of dense hard sphere packings
16:25-16:45 F. Robert-Inacio (ISEN Toulon): Circularity parameter extended to discrete distances
16:45-17:15 Coffee Break
Chairman: Ivan Saxl
17:15-18:00 V. Capasso (University of Milan): On mean geometric densities arising in inhomogeneous birth-and-growth processes
18:00-18:20 S. Wolf (TU Bergakademie Freiberg): A statistical investigation of the size effect of some models of fracture theory
18:20-18:40 M. Moreaud (Ecole des Mines de Paris): Percolation of multi-scale fiber aggregates
18:40-19:00 C. Lautensack (Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern): Modeling the microstructure of sintered copper
19:30-21:30 Welcome Party

Tuesday, June 27

Chairman: Lucie Kubínová
  9:00-  9:45 J. R. Nyengaard (University of Aarhus): Quantitative one- and two-photon microscopy
  9:45-10:05 B. M. Witgen (University of Aarhus): Green fluorescent protein versus immunohistochemistry for stereologic number estimation
10:05-10:25 I. Eržen (University of Ljubljana): Diversity in muscle fibre type capillary supply
10:25-10:45 D. Legland (INRA Nantes): Local estimation of 3D cellular morphology within tomato pericarp
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
Chairman: Jean-Marc Chaix
11:15-12:00 L. Wojnar (Cracow University of Technology): 3-D image analysis
12:00-12:45 M. Kozubek (Masaryk University, Brno): Automated analysis of multi-dimensional biomedical image data acquired using optical microscopy
12:45-13:05 J. E. Gardi (University of Aarhus): Using smoothing protocol and biased image analysis for improving unbiased stereological number estimation
13:05-13:25 M. Čapek (Institute of Physiology AS CR, Prague): 3D visualization of large biological tissue specimens captured by a confocal microscope
13:30-15:00 Lunch
Chairman: Dominique Jeulin
15:00-15:45 J.-M. Chaix (INP Grenoble): Image analysis and materials science: on the user's practice
15:45-16:30 J. Cwajna (Silesian University of Technology, Katowice): Stereology of polycrystalline materials microstructure (3D models and real materials)
16:30-18:00 Poster Session + Coffee
19:00-20:00 Concert

Wednesday, June 28

Chairman: Rachid Senoussi
  9:00-  9:45 H. Schmidt (University of Ulm): Modelling and simulation of telecommunication networks: analysis of mean shortest path lengths
  9:45-10:05 E. Villa (University of Milan): Some remarks on the continuity of random closed sets
10:05-10:25 S. Reisnerová (Institute of Information Theory and Automation AS CR, Prague): Analysis of unemployment as discretized spatial-temporal process
10:25-10:45 J. Picka (University of New Brunswick): Statistics for disordered networks based on electrical models
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
Chairman: Jens Randel Nyengaard
11:15-12:00 T. Mattfeldt (University of Ulm): Computer-intensive methods for statistical inference from stereological data
12:00-12:20 L. Lyck (University of Southern Denmark, Odense): A new optical fractionator design for quantitative analysis of the human neocortex
12:20-12:40 C. P. Toscano (University of São Paulo): Estimate of size and total number of neurons of Superior Cervical Ganglion (SCG) of Guinea Pig (Cavia Porcellus Var. Albina) during the post-natal development
12:40-13:00 Z. Lhotáková (Charles University in Prague): Application of confocal microscopy and stereological methods to measuring mesophyll geometrical characteristics of fresh Norway spruce needles: method adjustment
13:00-13:20 S. R. Melo (University of São Paulo): Estimate of size and number of total neurons from Superior Cervical Ganglion in Paca (Agouti paca) during post-natal development
13:30-15:00 Lunch
Chairman: Torsten Mattfeldt
15:00-15:45 C. V. Howard (University of Ulster): Isotropic rulers and 'One Stop Stereology'
15:45-16:05 Z. Tonar (Charles University in Prague): Analysis of microcracks in renal cortex and medulla
16:05-16:25 R. A. de O. Cavalcanti (University of São Paulo): Quantitative effects of the physical activity on the extrinsic cardiac innervation in rats
16:25-16:45 S. Ayoubi (Gorgan University): Spatial variability of soil nutritional and chemical properties in Appaipally Village, Andra Pradesh province, India
16:45-17:05 A. A. Ribeiro (University of São Paulo): Quantitative change in the adenohypophysis's GH producing cells during the golden retriever muscular dystrophy
19:00-23:00 Conference Dinner

Thursday, June 29

Chairman: Hendrik Schmidt
  9:00-  9:45 I. Molchanov (University of Bern): Stability and stochastic geometry
  9:45-10:05 H. Biermé (University of Paris 5 -- René Descartes): About scaling behavior of microballs models
10:05-10:25 D. Hlubinka (Charles University in Prague): Shape factor of spheroids; normalising constants for extremes based on observed profiles
10:25-10:45 S. Kötzer (University of Bern): On the domain of attraction for the lower tail in Wicksell's corpuscle problem
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
Chairman: Rasmus Waagepetersen
11:15-12:00 E. B. Vedel Jensen (University of Aarhus): Modelling resting state network in the human brain
12:00-12:20 D. Jeulin (Ecole des Mines de Paris): Estimation of the size and spatial distribution of particles from thick sections
12:20-12:40 Z. Pawlas (Charles University in Prague): Some remarks on variances of local stereological volume estimators
12:40-13:00 F. Ballani (TU Bergakademie Freiberg): The second-order surface product density of random closed sets - existence and calculation
13:00-13:20 J. Lhotský (Charles University in Prague): Density of cross-correlation measure and stationarity: overview
13:30-15:00 Lunch
Chairman: Eva B. Vedel Jensen
15:00-15:45 R. Waagepetersen (Aalborg University): Estimating functions for inhomogeneous Cox processes
15:45-16:05 D. Daley (Australian National University, Canberra): A lilypond system of finite line-segments: results, problems and conjectures
16:05-16:25 V. Beneš (Charles University in Prague): On a class of Cox point processes
16:25-16:45 M. Prokešová (University of Aarhus): On spatio-temporal Lévy based Cox processes

Poster session

Instruction for authors: Dimensions of poster boards are 150 cm high x 100 cm wide.

Image Analysis

  1. V. Hejtmánek (Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals AS CR, Prague): Image analysis of cross-sections through porous media
  2. J. Janáček (Institute of Physiology AS CR, Prague): Measurement of length and Euler characteristic in 3D images
  3. H. Lauschmann (Czech Technical University, Prague): Binary idealizations of fractographic features and their stochastic models
  4. M. Štencel (Institute of Physiology AS CR, Prague): On calculation of chamfer distance and Lipschitz covers in digital images

Stereology in Biology

  1. L. Kubínová (Institute of Physiology AS CR, Prague): Stereological method for the estimation of chloroplast thylakoid surface area
  2. J. Macášek (Charles University in Prague): Distribution of the size of LDL particles prepared under different conditions
  3. A. Mironov (University of Manchester): Local estimators of surface and volume on ultrathin isotropic sections
  4. Z. Seidl (Charles University in Prague): Are anatomical parameters of red spruce and balsam fir needles related to spectral properties?
  5. J. Staněk (Charles University in Prague): A stochastic differential equation for epidemics

Stereology in Material Science

  1. D. Dyja (Czestochowa University of Technology): Quantitative analysis of e-phase precipitates in ferrite matrix in GX2CrNiMoCu25-6-3-3 duplex stainless steel
  2. J. Chmiela (University of Silesia, Sosnowiec): Application of Hurst correlation for the evaluation of dispersion particles distribution inhomogeneity in model structures
  3. J. Chrapoński (Silesian University of Technology, Katowice): Estimation of stereological parameters of gradient structures
  4. L. Ilucová (Mathematical Institute AS CR, Prague): Inhomogeneity and anisotropy of ECAP Aluminium
  5. H. Lauschmann (Czech Technical University, Prague): Multiparametric fractal analysis with applications in fractography
  6. R. Lechnerová (Private College of Economic Studies, Ltd., Prague): Quantification of thermal spray coatings structure using volumetric reconstruction
  7. M. Maliński (Silesian University of Technology, Katowice): Application of Feret diameters for evaluation of anisotropy level in model polycrystalline structures
  8. M. Maliński (Silesian University of Technology, Katowice): Implementation of Feret diameters to assessment of average volume and volume inhomogeneity in model polycrystalline structures
  9. J. Maszybrocka (University of Silesia, Sosnowiec): Changes in the stereometric structure of polyethylene working surface in endoprotheses as a result of Wear process
  10. P. Matusiewicz (AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow): Coarsening of Fe3C particles in ferrite
  11. A. Pirek (Czestochowa University of Technology): The quantitative description of the hypereutectoid cast steel structure
  12. J. Procházka (Tomas Bata University, Zlín): Grain size estimation of anisotropic materials
  13. S. Roskosz (Silesian University of Technology, Katowice): Application of quantitative materiallography for characterisation of Inconel 718 alloy microstructure
  14. M. Sozańska (Silesian University of Technology, Katowice): Quantitative analysis of microstructure of 2205 duplex stainless steel after heat treatment at 475 and 900oC
  15. S. Stach (University of Silesia, Sosnowiec): Quantitative description of overlaps in a fracture by stereometric/fractal method
  16. P. Šandera (University of Technology, Brno): On the correspondence of 2D and 3D grain size statistics in ultra-fine grain materials
  17. K. Wiencek (AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow): Description of non-uniform Fe3C-dispersion in steel by Thomas cluster point field

Spatial Statistics

  1. R. Blanc (University of Bordeaux 1): Variance of the mean value estimation of a spatial process. Application to composite material images