| About SMPS 2002
During the last thirty years a considerable number of papers have been published with the aim to extend the existing theory of probability and mathematical statistics. The common feature of those attempts is to "soften" the classical theory. Some "softening" approaches utilise concepts and techniques developed in such theories like the fuzzy set theory or the theory of possibility, some other approaches, like the Dempster-Shafer theory, have their origins in the classical theory of probability.
The soft methods in probability and mathematical statistics have obviously many common features. Unfortunately, due to visible lack of a common forum, there are not too many occasions to exchange ideas and applicable techniques. To have such a forum seems very important, as in many cases we are talking about similar things using different language. Therefore, we believe that there is a need to establish a new conference oriented on people who are involved in the theoretical and applied research in the field of soft methods in probability and statistics.
The scope of the conference is to bring together experts representing all existing approaches used in soft probability and statistics. In particular, we would welcome papers on fuzzy probability and statistics , applications of the Dempster-Shafer theory , and applications of the rough set theory . Both theoretical and applied papers are welcome.