Conference Proceedings, Canadian Mathematical Society 2000; 450 pp; softcover Volume: 26 ISBN10: 0821810634 ISBN13: 9780821810637 List Price: US$120 Member Price: US$96 Order Code: CMSAMS/26
 This book presents the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Stochastic Models held in Ottawa (ON, Canada) in honor of Professor Donald A. Dawson. Contributions to the volume were written by students and colleagues of Professor Dawson, many of whom are eminent researchers in their own right. A main theme of the book is the development and study of the DawsonWatanabe "superprocess", a fundamental building block in modelling interaction particle systems undergoing reproduction and movement. The volume also contains an excellent review article by Professor Dawson and a complete list of his work. This comprehensive work offers a wide assortment of articles on Markov processes, branching processes, mathematical finance, filtering, queueing networks, time series, and statistics. It should be of interest to a broad mathematical audience. Titles in this series are copublished with the Canadian Mathematical Society. Members of the Canadian Mathematical Society may order at the AMS member price. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in probability theory and statistics. Table of Contents  D. A. Dawson  Stochastic models of evolving information systems
 M. Birkner and A. Wakolbinger  A comparison of free branching and stepping stone models
 D. Blount and A. Bose  Fourier analysis applied to super stable and related processes
 J. T. Cox, A. Klenke, and E. A. Perkins  Convergence to equilibrium and linear systems duality
 M. Csörgő and B. Szyszkowicz  Weighted quantile processes and their applications to changepoint analysis
 C. D. Cutler  Embedding theorems, scaling structures and determinism in time series
 S. N. Evans  Kingman's coalescent as a random metric space
 S. Feng  The behaviour near the boundary of some degenerate diffusions under random perturbation
 K. Fleischmann and C. Mueller  Finite time extinction of catalytic branching processes
 J. Gärtner and S. A. Molchanov  Moment asymptotics and Lifshitz tails for the parabolic Anderson model
 L. G. Gorostiza and Z.H. Li  Highdensity fluctuations of immigration branching particle systems
 A. Greven  On phasetransitions in spatial branching systems with interaction
 A. Greven and K. J. Hochberg  New behavioral patterns for twolevel branching systems
 B. G. Ivanoff and E. Merzbach  Setindexed Markov processes
 I. Jeon and P. March  Condensation transition for zero range invariant measures
 A. Klenke  A review on spatial catalytic branching
 M. A. Kouritzin  Exact infinite dimensional filters and explicit solutions
 R. J. Kulperger  SDE estimation: Effects of misspecified diffusion functions
 T. G. Kurtz  Particle representations for measurevalued population processes with spatially varying birth rates
 B. MacGibbon, E. Gourdin, B. Jaumard, and P. Kempthorne  Minimax estimation of exponential family means over \(\ell_p\) bodies under quadratic loss
 W. A. Massey and R. Srinivasan  Steady state analysis with heavy traffic limits for semiopen networks
 R. Norvaiša and D. M. Salopek  Estimating the Orey index of a Guassian stochastic process with stationary increments: An application to financial data set
 B. Remillard  Large deviations estimates for occupation time integrals of Brownian motion
 D. Sankoff and M. Blanchette  Comparitive genomics via phylogenetic invariants for JukesCantor semigroups
 B. Schmuland  Some exceptional configurations
 V. Vinogradov  On a conjecture of B. Jørgensen and A. D. Wentzell: From extreme stable laws to Tweedie exponential dispersion models
 H. Wang  Valuation of a barrier European option on jumpdiffusion underlying stock price
