## Content

### August 2008, Volume 78, Issue 11

**1339-1348 Prolate spheroidal spectral estimates***by*Lii, K.S. & Rosenblatt, M.

### August 2008, Volume 78, Issue 10

**1161-1164 A note on a transformation under censoring with application to partial least squares regression***by*Basu, Sanjib & Ebrahimi, Nader**1165-1167 A generalization of the Balakrishnan skew-normal distribution***by*Yadegari, Iraj & Gerami, Abbas & Khaledi, Majid Jafari**1168-1173 A note on checking the Clayton model assumption based on left-truncated bivariate data***by*Wang, Antai**1174-1180 On asymptotic failure rates in bivariate frailty competing risks models***by*Finkelstein, Maxim & Esaulova, Veronica**1181-1188 On comonotonicity of Pareto optimal risk sharing***by*Ludkovski, Michael & Rüschendorf, Ludger**1189-1193 A k-nearest neighbor approach for functional regression***by*Laloë, Thomas**1194-1199 Modelling marked point patterns by intensity-marked Cox processes***by*Ho, Lai Ping & Stoyan, D.**1200-1205 Noncanonical representation with an infinite-dimensional orthogonal complement***by*Ouknine, Youssef & Erraoui, Mohamed**1206-1214 Precise large deviation results for the total claim amount under subexponential claim sizes***by*Baltrunas, Aleksandras & Leipus, Remigijus & Siaulys, Jonas**1215-1221 On moments of the maximum of normed partial sums of [rho] -mixing random variables***by*Chen, Pingyan & Gan, Shixin**1222-1225 When do cylinder [sigma]-algebras equal Borel [sigma]-algebras in Polish spaces?***by*Yan, Yi**1226-1229 On monotonicity of regression quantile functions***by*Neocleous, Tereza & Portnoy, Stephen**1230-1235 On first and last ruin times of Gaussian processes***by*Hüsler, Jürg & Zhang, Yueming**1236-1245 Nonparametric confidence intervals for quantile intervals and quantile differences based on record statistics***by*Ahmadi, J. & Balakrishnan, N.**1246-1249 On the Gaussian representation of intrinsic volumes***by*Vitale, R.A.

### July 2008, Volume 78, Issue 9

**1051-1055 Precise asymptotics in the law of the iterated logarithm and the complete convergence for uniform empirical process***by*Zhang, Yong & Yang, Xiao-Yun**1056-1061 Reproducibility probability estimation for testing statistical hypotheses***by*De Martini, Daniele**1062-1071 Existence and uniqueness of solutions to stochastic Volterra equations with singular kernels and non-Lipschitz coefficients***by*Wang, Zhidong**1072-1075 On the maximal correlation coefficient***by*Yu, Yaming**1076-1087 Estimating the parameter of the population selected from discrete exponential family***by*Vellaisamy, P. & Jain, Sushmita**1088-1093 On the link between dependence and independence in extreme value theory for dynamical systems***by*Freitas, Ana Cristina Moreira & Freitas, Jorge Milhazes**1094-1100 Confidence intervals for the normal mean utilizing prior information***by*Farchione, David & Kabaila, Paul**1101-1109 Modelling heterogeneity for bivariate survival data by the log-normal distribution***by*Hanagal, David D.**1110-1118 A general SLLN for the one-dimensional class cover problem***by*Wierman, John C. & Xiang, Pengfei**1119-1127 Proper Bayesian estimating equation based on Hilbert space method***by*Lin, Lu & Tan, Lin**1128-1137 Strong pointwise consistency of the kT -occupation time density estimator***by*Labrador, Boris**1138-1147 Sampling based succinct matrix approximation***by*Liu, Rong & Shi, Yong**1148-1157 p-variation of an integral functional driven by fractional Brownian motion***by*Yan, Litan & Yang, Xiangfeng & Lu, Yunsheng

### June 2008, Volume 78, Issue 8

**945-952 On the residual lifelengths of the remaining components in an n-k+1 out of n system***by*Bairamov, Ismihan & Arnold, Barry C.**953-962 Large deviations in testing fractional Ornstein-Uhlenbeck models***by*Bishwal, Jaya P.N.**963-969 A new generalized p-value for ANOVA under heteroscedasticity***by*Xu, Li-Wen & Wang, Song-Gui**970-974 Stratified two-stage sampling in domains: Sample allocation between domains, strata, and sampling stages***by*Kozak, Marcin & Zielinski, Andrzej & Singh, Sarjinder**975-984 On the minimization of concave information functionals for unsupervised classification via decision trees***by*Karakos, Damianos & Khudanpur, Sanjeev & Marchette, David J. & Papamarcou, Adrian & Priebe, Carey E.**985-991 Distribution functions of linear combinations of lattice polynomials from the uniform distribution***by*Marichal, Jean-Luc & Kojadinovic, Ivan**992-996 Note on integer-valued bilinear time series models***by*Drost, Feike C. & van den Akker, Ramon & Werker, Bas J.M.**997-1005 Diagnostic checking of multivariate nonlinear time series models with martingale difference errors***by*Chabot-Hallé, Dominique & Duchesne, Pierre**1006-1016 A new weighted integral goodness-of-fit statistic for exponentiality***by*Baringhaus, L. & Henze, N.**1017-1023 Some strong limit theorems for -mixing sequences of random variables***by*Wu, Qunying & Jiang, Yuanying**1024-1033 A limit theorem for solutions to BSDEs in the space of processes***by*Fan, Sheng-Jun & Hu, Jian-Hua**1034-1042 An approximation for the power function of a non-parametric test of fit***by*Boukili Makhoukhi, Mohammed**1043-1049 Consistency of the regression estimator with functional data under long memory conditions***by*Benhenni, K. & Hedli-Griche, S. & Rachdi, M. & Vieu, P.

### May 2008, Volume 78, Issue 7

**839-846 Complete moment convergence of moving average processes under dependence assumptions***by*Kim, Tae-Sung & Ko, Mi-Hwa**847-853 A functional ergodic theorem for the occupation time process of a branching system***by*Talarczyk, Anna**854-860 An almost sure invariance principle for additive functionals of Markov chains***by*Rassoul-Agha, F. & Seppäläinen, T.**861-868 Talagrand's inductive method and isoperimetric inequalities involving random sets***by*Zanger, Daniel Z.**869-879 Large deviation principle for an estimator of the diffusion coefficient in a jump-diffusion process***by*Mancini, Cecilia**880-884 A note on the Lasso for Gaussian graphical model selection***by*Meinshausen, Nicolai**885-889 A note on the Hájek-Rényi inequality for associated random variables***by*Sung, Soo Hak**890-895 A strong law of large numbers for pairwise independent identically distributed random variables with infinite means***by*Kruglov, Victor M.**896-903 Optimal foldover plans for regular s-level fractional factorial designs***by*Ai, Mingyao & Hickernell, Fred J. & Lin, Dennis K.J.**904-914 On a software reliability model by Koch and Spreij***by*Ledoux, James**915-923 Convergence in distribution for the sup-norm of a kernel density estimator for GARCH innovations***by*Mimoto, Nao**924-926 The Baum-Katz theorem for bounded subsequences***by*Stoica, George**927-937 A conditional Koziol-Green model under dependent censoring***by*Braekers, Roel & Veraverbeke, Noël**938-943 On the optimal allocation of components within coherent systems***by*Bhattacharya, Debasis & Samaniego, Francisco J.

### April 2008, Volume 78, Issue 6

**577-581 Small deviations for stable processes via compactness properties of the parameter set***by*Aurzada, Frank**582-593 Random coefficient volatility models***by*Thavaneswaran, A. & Peiris, S. & Appadoo, S.**594-598 Large deviations for the empirical mean of associated random variables***by*Henriques, Carla & Eduardo Oliveira, Paulo**599-607 Empirical likelihood for non-degenerate U-statistics***by*Jing, Bing-Yi & Yuan, Junqing & Zhou, Wang**608-615 Minimax designs for optimum mixtures***by*Pal, Manisha & Mandal, Nripes Kumar**616-621 Revisiting Sen's inequalities on order statistics***by*Balakrishnan, N. & Balasubramanian, K.**622-628 Behaviour of Dickey-Fuller tests when there is a break under the unit root null hypothesis***by*Sen, Amit**629-636 Testing parametric models in the presence of instrumental variables***by*Holzmann, Hajo**637-642 Characterizations of multiparameter Cox and Poisson processes by the renewal property***by*Merzbach, Ely & Shaki, Yair Y.**643-653 Asymptotic comparison of the mixed moment and classical extreme value index estimators***by*Gomes, M. Ivette & Neves, Cláudia**654-660 Infinite divisibility of skew Gaussian and Laplace laws***by*Kozubowski, Tomasz J. & Nolan, John P.**661-668 A spatial rank test and corresponding estimators for several samples***by*Nevalainen, Jaakko & Möttönen, Jyrki & Oja, Hannu**669-674 On bounded Gaussian processes***by*Le, H.**675-681 On the maxiset comparison between hard and block thresholding methods***by*Chesneau, Christophe**682-686 A continuous non-Brownian motion martingale with Brownian motion marginal distributions***by*Albin, J.M.P.**687-697 Moment inequalities for spatial processes***by*Gao, Jiti & Lu, Zudi & Tjøstheim, Dag**698-706 Unbounded mappings and weak convergence of measures***by*Zapala, August Michal**707-715 Ruin probabilities for discrete time risk models with stochastic rates of interest***by*Wei, Xiao & Hu, Yijun**716-719 A note on the weak convergence of probability measures in the D[0,1] space***by*Pakshirajan, R.P.**720-727 Statistical properties of exact confidence intervals from discrete data using studentized test statistics***by*Kabaila, Paul**728-735 A note on the autocorrelation properties of temporally aggregated Markov switching Gaussian models***by*Chan, Wai-Sum & Chan, Yin-Ting**736-738 Convergence in distribution of random compact sets in Polish spaces***by*Elalaoui-Talibi, Hussain & Peterson, Lisa D.**739-742 A note on the identifiability of the conditional expectation for the mixtures of neural networks***by*Stockis, Jean-Pierre & Tadjuidje-Kamgaing, Joseph & Franke, Jürgen**743-748 The size performance of a nonparametric unit root test under a variance shift***by*Maki, Daiki**749-758 The general principle for precise large deviations of heavy-tailed random sums***by*Lin, Jianxi**759-765 Runs in continuous-valued sequences***by*Eryilmaz, Serkan & Fu, James C.**766-770 How badly are the Burkholder-Davis-Gundy inequalities affected by arbitrary random times?***by*Nikeghbali, Ashkan**771-779 Probabilistic approach in weighted Markov branching processes***by*Chen, Anyue & Li, Junping & Ramesh, N.I.**780-784 Some results on subordination, selfdecomposability and operator semi-stability***by*Suk Choi, Gyeong**785-793 Asymptotic expansions for the moments of a semi-Markovian random walk with exponential distributed interference of chance***by*Khaniyev, T. & Kesemen, T. & Aliyev, R. & Kokangul, A.**794-803 A general method to the strong law of large numbers and its applications***by*Yang, Shanchao & Su, Chun & Yu, Keming**804-809 Central limit theorem of random quadratics forms involving random matrices***by*Pan, Guangming & Miao, Baiqi & Jin, Baisuo**810-814 Markovian extensions of a stochastic process***by*Petrovic, Ljiljana**815-823 Systems with weighted components***by*Samaniego, Francisco J. & Shaked, Moshe**824-829 A note on distortions induced by truncation with applications to linear regression systems***by*Marchetti, Giovanni M. & Stanghellini, Elena**830-838 Uniform convergence of autocovariances***by*Kavalieris, Laimonis

### April 2008, Volume 78, Issue 5

**463-470 Order statistics and renormalization***by*Pakes, Anthony G.**471-480 Finding a needle in a haystack: Conditions for reliable detection in the presence of clutter***by*Jedynak, Bruno & Karakos, Damianos**481-487 A note on the CIR process and the existence of equivalent martingale measures***by*Guo, Zhi Jun**488-489 A note on confidence intervals for the power of t-test***by*Gilliland, Dennis & Li, Mingfei**490-498 Exponential stability of non-autonomous stochastic partial differential equations with finite memory***by*Wan, Li & Duan, Jinqiao**499-507 Some improvements on a boundary corrected kernel density estimator***by*Karunamuni, R.J. & Zhang, S.**508-517 A note on constrained estimation in the simple linear measurement error model***by*Davidov, Ori & Griskin, Vladimir**518-527 Schur- and E-optimal two-level factorial designs***by*Butler, Neil A.**528-536 A generalized existence theorem of reflected BSDEs with double obstacles***by*Zheng, Shiqiu & Zhou, Shengwu**537-547 How rich is the class of processes which are infinitely divisible with respect to time?***by*Es-sebaiy, Khalifa & Ouknine, Youssef**548-556 Empirical likelihood for the two-sample mean problem***by*Liu, Yukun & Zou, Changliang & Zhang, Runchu**557-563 The mean resultant length of the spherically projected normal distribution***by*Presnell, Brett & Rumcheva, Pavlina**564-575 The theta-dependence coefficient and an Almost Sure Limit Theorem for random iterative models***by*Giuliano-Antonini, R. & Weber, M.

### March 2008, Volume 78, Issue 4

**327-335 On estimation of the exponent of regular variation using a sample with missing observations***by*Mladenovic, Pavle & Piterbarg, Vladimir**336-346 Asymptotic distributions of non-degenerate U-statistics on trimmed samples***by*Borovskikh, Yuri V. & Weber, N.C.**347-357 The almost sure central limit theorems in the joint version for the maxima and sums of certain stationary Gaussian sequences***by*Dudzinski, Marcin**358-366 On approximations for two classes of Poisson mixtures***by*Vinogradov, Vladimir**367-375 An almost sure central limit theorem for products of sums under association***by*Li, Yun-Xia & Wang, Jian-Feng**376-383 Generalized multivariate rank type test statistics via spatial U-quantiles***by*Zhou, Weihua & Serfling, Robert**384-389 An approximate method for nonlinear mixed-effects models with nonignorably missing covariates***by*Wu, Lang**390-395 The Borel-Cantelli lemma under dependence conditions***by*Chandra, Tapas Kumar**396-401 Empirical saddlepoint approximations of the Studentized mean under stratified random sampling***by*Hu, Zhishui & Ma, Chunsheng & Robinson, John**402-404 Generalized least squares transformation and estimation with autoregressive error***by*Vougas, Dimitrios V.**405-411 The equality of REML and ANOVA estimators of variance components in unbalanced normal classification models***by*Wulff, Shaun S.**412-419 Convergence of Archimedean copulas***by*Charpentier, Arthur & Segers, Johan**420-425 Inference on mean sub-vectors of two multivariate normal populations with unequal covariance matrices***by*Gamage, Jinadasa & Mathew, Thomas**426-434 FBSDE approach to utility portfolio selection in a market with random parameters***by*Ferland, René & Watier, François**435-444 Equivalence of Volterra processes: Degenerate case***by*Ouknine, Youssef & Erraoui, Mohamed**445-455 Strong convergence of a class of non-homogeneous Markov arrival processes to a Poisson process***by*Ledoux, James**456-462 On the statistical properties of a stationary process sampled by a stationary point process***by*Charlot, F. & Rachdi, M.

### February 2008, Volume 78, Issue 3

**207-213 An explicit representation of the limit of the LRT for interval mapping of quantitative trait loci***by*Zhang, Hong & Chen, Hanfeng & Li, Zhaohai**214-224 Independence after adaptive allocation***by*Bélisle, Claude & Melfi, Vince**225-230 Limiting behavior of a generalized branching process with immigration***by*Rahimov, I. & Al-Sabah, W.S.**231-237 A class of backward stochastic differential equations with discontinuous coefficients***by*Jia, Guangyan**238-248 Large deviations probabilities for a symmetry test statistic based on delta-sequence density estimation***by*Berrahou, Noureddine**249-253 The rank of a normally distributed matrix and positive definiteness of a noncentral Wishart distributed matrix***by*Steerneman, A.G.M. & van Perlo-ten Kleij, Frederieke**254-256 On construction of generalized neighbor design of use in serology***by*Kedia, R.G. & Misra, B.L.**257-264 Missing data in time series: A note on the equivalence of the dummy variable and the skipping approaches***by*Proietti, Tommaso**265-270 The law of the iterated logarithm for additive functionals of Markov chains***by*Miao, Yu & Yang, Guangyu**271-281 On multivariate dispersion orderings based on the standard construction***by*Belzunce, Félix & Ruiz, José M. & Suárez-Llorens, Alfonso**282-285 On the existence of moments of ladder heights***by*Aleskeviciene, A.K.**286-295 On estimation of the shape parameter of the gamma distribution***by*Zaigraev, A. & Podraza-Karakulska, A.**296-300 A note on the Vogelsang test for additive outliers***by*Haldrup, Niels & Sansó, Andreu**301-310 Asymptotic properties of the ratio of order statistics***by*Balakrishnan, N. & Stepanov, A.**311-319 Fréchet optimal bounds on the probability of a union with supplementary information***by*Hoppe, Fred M. & Nediak, Mikhail**320-326 A note on the harmonic law: A two-parameter family of distributions for ratios***by*Puig, Pedro

### February 2008, Volume 78, Issue 2

**97-108 A note on Spitzer identity for random walk***by*Lachal, Aimé**109-117 MSE superiority of Bayes and empirical Bayes estimators in two generalized seemingly unrelated regressions***by*Wang, Lichun & Veraverbeke, Noël**118-126 A second Marshall inequality in convex estimation***by*Balabdaoui, Fadoua & Rufibach, Kaspar**127-134 Improved minimax estimation of the bivariate normal precision matrix under the squared loss***by*Sun, Xiaoqian & Zhou, Xian**135-143 On the expectation of the maximum of IID geometric random variables***by*Eisenberg, Bennett**144-149 Sharp bounds on the causal effects in randomized experiments with "truncation-by-death"***by*Imai, Kosuke**150-157 Asymptotics of minimax stochastic programs***by*Shapiro, Alexander**158-164 Characterization of periodically correlated and multivariate stationary discrete time wide Markov processes***by*Castro, Glaysar & Girardin, Valerie**165-172 Improved estimation of an exponential scale ratio based on records***by*Madi, Mohamed T.**173-178 A note on the Malliavin derivative operator under change of variable***by*Ewald, Christian-Oliver**179-185 Asymptotic efficiency of conditional least squares estimators for ARCH models***by*Amano, Tomoyuki & Taniguchi, Masanobu**186-189 Optimal constants in the Rosenthal inequality for random variables with zero odd moments***by*Ibragimov, Marat & Ibragimov, Rustam**190-195 A note on endogenous control variables in causal studies***by*Lechner, Michael**196-205 Explicit expressions for moments of order statistics***by*Nadarajah, Saralees

### January 2008, Volume 78, Issue 1

**1-9 First-order observation-driven integer-valued autoregressive processes***by*Zheng, Haitao & Basawa, Ishwar V.**10-14 The distribution of McKay's approximation for the coefficient of variation***by*Forkman, Johannes & Verrill, Steve**15-20 Selecting the number of imputed datasets when using multiple imputation for missing data and disclosure limitation***by*Reiter, Jerome P.**21-26 Some limits related to random iterations of a lamplighter group***by*Gorostiza, Luis G. & Takane, Martha**27-35 On the exact distribution of the maximum of absolutely continuous dependent random variables***by*Arellano-Valle, Reinaldo B. & Genton, Marc G.**36-41 A simplified approach to inverting the autocovariance matrix of a general ARMA(p,q) process***by*Lin, Tsung I. & Ho, Hsiu J.**42-49 On a uniform law of large numbers for random sets and subdifferentials of random functions***by*Terán, Pedro**50-59 A goodness-of-fit test of the errors in nonlinear autoregressive time series models***by*Cheng, Fuxia & Sun, Shuxia**60-66 Approximate solutions to anticipative stochastic differential equations***by*Mishura, Yu. & Shevchenko, G.**67-74 Resistance dimensions of branching processes in varying environments trees***by*Konsowa, Mokhtar H. & Oraby, Tamer F.**75-83 Large deviations for the time-integrated negative parts of some processes***by*Macci, Claudio**84-89 Localized large sums of random variables***by*Ford, Kevin & Tenenbaum, Gérald**90-95 Isoperimetric-type inequalities for iterated Brownian motion in***by*Nane, Erkan

### December 2007, Volume 77, Issue 18

**1705-1711 A note on Bayesian nonparametric priors derived from exponentially tilted Poisson-Kingman models***by*Cerquetti, Annalisa**1712-1721 The speed of a branching system of random walks in random environment***by*Devulder, Alexis**1722-1729 A least-squares cross-validation bandwidth selection approach in pair correlation function estimations***by*Guan, Yongtao**1730-1736 A note on the exponential inequality for associated random variables***by*Sung, Soo Hak**1737-1743 A class of controlled bisexual branching processes with mating depending on the number of progenitor couples***by*Molina, Manuel & del Puerto, Inés M. & Ramos, Alfonso**1744-1749 A result on the first-passage time of an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process***by*Ditlevsen, Susanne**1750-1755 Limit laws for multidimensional extremes***by*Barme-Delcroix, Marie-Francoise & Gather, Ursula**1756-1762 A Holm-type procedure controlling the false discovery rate***by*Ge, Yongchao & Sealfon, Stuart C. & Tseng, Chi-Hong & Speed, Terence P.

### November 2007, Volume 77, Issue 17

**1647-1651 Central Limit Theorem by moments***by*Blacher, René**1652-1661 Interval estimation for the normal correlation coefficient***by*Sun, Y. & Wong, A.C.M.**1662-1665 A connection between self-normalized products and stable laws***by*Melnykov, Igor & Chen, John T.**1666-1675 Two-stage efficient estimation of longitudinal nonparametric additive models***by*You, Jinhong & Zhou, Haibo**1676-1682 Forward-backward SDEs and the CIR model***by*Hyndman, Cody Blaine**1683-1689 A game version of the Cowan-Zabczyk-Bruss' problem***by*Szajowski, Krzysztof**1690-1695 Probabilities of majority and minority violation in proportional representation***by*Schwingenschlögl, Udo**1696-1704 The gamma coefficient revisited***by*Rousson, Valentin

### October 2007, Volume 77, Issue 16

**1589-1599 Limiting behavior of weighted sums of i.i.d. random variables***by*Pingyan, Chen & Shixin, Gan**1600-1607 Some remarks on local time-space calculus***by*Yang, Xiangfeng & Yan, Litan**1608-1621 Penalized wavelet monotone regression***by*Antoniadis, Anestis & Bigot, Jéremie & Gijbels, Irène**1622-1627 A note on the asymptotic distribution of the maximum likelihood estimator in a non-regular case***by*Fujii, Takayuki**1628-1635 On the exchange of iterated expectations of random upper semicontinuous functions***by*Rodríguez-Muñiz, Luis J. & López-Díaz, Miguel**1636-1640 A time-series model using asymmetric Laplace distribution***by*Jayakumar, K. & Kuttykrishnan, A.P.**1641-1643 A note on extreme magnitudes of characteristic functions***by*Zhang, Zhengmin

### September 2007, Volume 77, Issue 15

**1535-1541 A central limit theorem for self-normalized sums of a linear process***by*Juodis, Mindaugas & Rackauskas, Alfredas**1542-1548 Posterior distribution for negative binomial parameter p using a group invariant prior***by*Heller, B. & Wang, M.**1549-1558 Asymptotic normality associated with generalized occupancy problems***by*Mirakhmedov, Sherzod M.**1559-1566 Reflected backward stochastic differential equations driven by Lévy processes***by*Ren, Yong & Hu, Lanying**1567-1573 Construction of fractional factorial split-plot designs with weak minimum aberration***by*Yang, Jianfeng & Zhang, Runchu & Liu, Minqian**1574-1579 The generating functions of hitting times for random walk on trees***by*Chen, Haiyan**1580-1588 Estimation of generalized partially linear models with measurement error using sufficiency scores***by*Liu, Lian

### August 2007, Volume 77, Issue 14

**1473-1478 Universal residuals: A multivariate transformation***by*Brockwell, A.E.**1479-1485 Gibbs and autoregressive Markov processes***by*Nieto-Barajas, Luis E. & Walker, Stephen G.**1486-1489 Inequalities on the overshoot beyond a boundary for independent summands with differing distributions***by*Spouge, John L.**1490-1496 Identification of moving average process with infinite variance***by*Rosadi, Dedi**1497-1504 L1-rate of convergence of smoothed histogram***by*Bouezmarni, T. & Mesfioui, M. & Rolin, J.M.