Birzeit 2018 Conference
"Randomness, Graphs, Trees, Walks, Statistics"

Birzeit University, Palestine
Dates: August 27 to 30, 2018


This conference is mainly intended to foster future collaborations between Palestinian and French universites or research centers; enhancing collaborations with US or European Institutions is also hoped for. The main topic of the conference is randomness in a broad sense, including topics of probability or statistics, with a special focus on random graphs and trees, and random walks. Contributions related to algorithms on graphs and trees are also welcomed. Besides their great theoretical interest, random graphs and trees have numerous applications: world-wide web, biological networks, statistical criteria of decision, software and hardware programming and architecture. Random walks have been the subjects of intensive researchs during the last years; the methods used go from combinatorics and singularity analysis to large scale compute algebra. Very often, discrete structures have continuous limits, by instance brownian motions for discrete random walks; this allows some fruitful interplay between discrete mathematics and probability theory.

Pratical Informations


Organizing committee :

Scientific committee


We request the contribution of Palestinian academics who wish to give a long or short talk at the conference.

According to the funds we will collect to support the conference, we will be able to subsidize the accomodation costs of a few Palestinians with no accomodation facilities near Birzeit.

We will know by end of 2017 upon which financial basis we can organize the accomodation costs and will provide feedback by this period.


Master students or advanced students interested in the topics of the conference are invited to register, as well as academics.
There will be a mix of 2 hours courses, 1 hour talks and 1/2 hour student talks. Contributions of Palestinians to courses or talks are warmly welcomed.
Please submit your talk, if any, while registering.

The web site can sometimes be slow; if you get persistent problems please mail to the organizers.

Provisional list of courses

We wish to keep slots of free time for informal interactions.

Provisional list of one hour talks

  • Abdelrahim Mousa - Geometric approaches and bifurcations in the dichotomous decision model - summary
  • Abdulhakeem Eideh - Analysis of survey data under informative sampling - summary,
  • Abdulhakeem Eideh - Fitting Variance Components Model and Fixed Effects Model for One-Way Analysis of Variance to Complex Survey Data - summary,
  • Lubna Abu Rmaileh - Characterizing Island Structures in Area-Preserving Maps - summary