The International Conference on Trends and Perspectives in Linear Statistical Inference, LinStat'2012, and the 21st International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics, IWMS 2012, will be held on 16-20 July 2012 at Będlewo near Poznań. Będlewo is the Mathematical Research and Conference Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences. This is the follow-up of the 2008 and 2010 edition held in Będlewo, Poland and in Tomar, Portugal. The conference will be held directly after the 8th World Congress in Probability and Statistics, 9-14 July 2012 in Istanbul, http://www.worldcong2012.org/

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together researchers sharing an interest in a variety of aspects of statistics and its applications as well as matrix analysis and its applications to statistics, and offer them a possibility to discuss current developments in these subjects. The conference will mainly focus on a number of topics. The topics that have been selected so far include estimation, prediction and testing in linear models, robustness of relevant statistical methods, estimation of variance components appearing in linear models, generalizations to nonlinear models, design and analysis of experiments, including optimality and comparison of linear experiments, and applications of matrix methods in statistics.

The work of young scientists is highly appreciated. The list of Invited Speakers is opened by the winners of the Young Scientists Awards of Linstat'2010. The Scientific Committee will award the best presentation and best poster. The awarded will be Invited Speakers at the next edition of LinStat.