Organiserd jointly by the Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta & Calcutta Statistical Association, the ninth edition of the symposium will feature special sessions; invited and contributory sessions on theoretical and applied statistics and probability; and poster sessions for students and young researchers. Best posters will be awarded. Sponsored posters from industries will also be entertained. Prof. Sheldon M. Ross of UC Berkeley will deliver the keynote address. Special sessions on Design of Experiments and Multivariate Analysis will be organized in memory of Profs. R. C. Bose and S. N. Roy as in the earlier editions.