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\long\def\URL#1{ \noindent{\rm \obeylines{ #1}} \vskip20pt} 
\long\def\ADDRESS#1#2#3{{ \noindent {\rm [ #1, #2;  #3] }\vskip20pt } }
\long\def\ABSTRACT#1 {\parindent=0pt {\rm #1 }\parindent=1.5cm \vskip10pt } 
\long\def\AFFILIATION#1{\hang {\it #1} \vskip10pt} 
\long\def\AUTHOR#1#2 {\hang {\rm #1 #2}}
\long\def\INFO#1{{\parindent=0pt\it \obeylines{#1}}\vskip20pt}

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%                   INSTRUCTIONS
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% information enclosed in braces{} following the commands, 
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%  START of IMS Bulletin TeX Abstract TEMPLATE. 
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\INFO {This information is for organizing the abstracts.

If Invited please state INVITED and give Organiser's Name.

If Contributed state  CONTRIBUTED.

If Submitted by Title please state ABSTRACT BY TITLE.}

\TITLE {Title of Abstract. (Please do not include symbols nor exceed 
15 words; see previous Bulletins for format.)} 

\AUTHOR {Given name  middle initials} {Family name} 

\AFFILIATION {Please provide affiliation and location. eg. University 
of Wisconsin, Madison, USA}

\ABSTRACT {Please type the Abstract here. The Abstract itself should 
not exceed 150 words and should contain almost no mathematical symbols 
nor expressions. {\sl Abstracts with an excess of mathematics will be 
returned}\/ to the author\slash s. References to the work of others 
should be complete and accurate, though titles of journal articles are 
not included. Pagination must, however, be quoted in full. The 
following style is recommended: 

``$\ldots$ theorems of Lindley and Smith [{\it J.\thinspace 
Roy.\thinspace Statist.\thinspace Soc.Ser.B}\thinspace 34\thinspace 

\ADDRESS {Corresponding author's name} 
{Regular mailing address}