As the LINSTAT’2008 Conference is now entering
the history of
and international cooperation, and we all have fresh memories of it,
let me express profound and sincere thanks for the initiative,
preparation and conduct of the magnificent event.
First of all the initiators, mainly from the Department of
Mathematical and Statistical Methods, Agricultural University
of Poznań, deserve thanks and appreciation Their original
idea had gained support from important institutions,
the Committee of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of
Sciences in particular. This opened the possibility of
choosing Będlewo as the place of the conference, a site
very suitable for such endeavor. With this perspective,
the initiators were able to find proper people to act in
the various committees: Scientific, Organizing and Honorary.
Thanks go to members of those for their fruitful activity and
effective cooperation. As a result of their work, an extremely
interesting program of the con-ference has been composed,
with speakers involved in high standard research on linear
or other statistical models and their applications in different
fields of science and practical activity. They all have
contributed, with their talks and presentations, to the success
of the conference. Their achievements earned them respect and
admiration of other participants. Let me express thanks to
them on behalf of all of us who have attended the conference.
I personally would like to thank all participants for their so
friendly words addressed to me, either in speech or writing.
With regard to the latter, I particularly appreciate very
much the contributions by Leo C. A. Corsten, Hilmar Drygas,
Jan Hauke, Andrzej Michalski, Wiktor Oktaba, Gavin J. S. Ross
and Mirosława Wesołowska-Janczarek to Part IV of the booklet
Program and Abstracts of the Conference. Returning now to
the organizers, I am most grateful to all of them, listed
on page 5 of the booklet. In particular, I would like to
express my sincere and cordial thanks to two persons from
the list, whose tremendous efforts have made the whole
project so successful, to Katarzyna Filipiak and Augustyn Markiewicz.
With a great appreciation of the success of the Conference, and best
wishes to all participants,