The International Conference on Trends and Perspectives in Linear Statistical Inference, LinStat'2018, will be held on 20-24 August 2018 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 LinStat series held in Będlewo, Poland (2008, 2012), in Tomar, Portugal (2010), in Linköping, Sweden (2014), and in Istanbul, Turkey (2016).

It is a great pleasure to announce, that during the conference a special session in celebration of Professor Tadeusz Caliński's 90th birthday will take place.

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'2016. The Scientific Committee will award the best presentation and best poster. The awarded will be Invited Speakers at the next edition of LinStat.