Kioloa Conference: From Random Walks to Lévy Processes


25–30 January 2014


Australian National University (Kioloa Coastal Campus)


Research Administrator


The aim of the conference is to provide a unique opportunity for Australian researchers, practitioners and students to hear, meet and mingle with some of the most prominent international and Australian researchers currently working on random walks, Lévy processes, or closely related areas.

The ANU Kioloa Campus on the NSW coast provides a sequestered gathering place in a beautifully located environment with full accommodation and conference facilities permitting close networking and interaction among participants.

Distinguished Invited Speakers

  • David Applebaum (Sheffield, UK)
  • Jean Bertoin (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Kostya Borovkov (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Ron Doney (Manchester, UK)
  • Philip Griffin (Syracuse, USA)
  • Fima Klebaner (Monash, Australia)
  • Andreas Kyprianou (Bath, UK)
  • Alex Novikov (UTS, Australia)
  • Victor Rivero (Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, Mexico)

Scientific/Program Committee

Boris Buchmann, Yuguang Fan, Philip Griffin, Fima Klebaner, Claudia Klüppelberg, Ross Maller, Alex Novikov, Dale Roberts, Steven Roberts, Alan Welsh


Mathematical Sciences Institute, ANU
Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics, ANU
Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

Contributed Seminars

Due to the specialised nature of the conference contributed seminars will necessarily be limited in number. To submit your abstract please use the email link and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Institution
  • Position (student, PhD, early career researcher, postdoc, professor et al)
  • Gender

Also please indicate whether you plan to stay on campus or off campus.

ANU is committed to the enhancement of equal gender participation.  Student and early career researcher applications will be considered preferentially.

Deadline for abstract submissions is 31 October 2013.


Registration is now closed. 


The Kioloa Coastal Campus is a campus of the Australian National University at Kioloa, used for studies in certain sciences. It is situated on the NSW south coast between Kioloa and Bawley Point villages, easily accessible from Canberra, Sydney and Wollongong.  It was created in 1975, when Joy London donated the 3.48 km² property on the south coast of New South Wales to the university in perpetuity. The Campus offers accommodation and research facilities at a unique location, extending from the high tide mark through a diverse ecology to thick bushland. Magnificent beaches and walking trails can be reached within minutes from the campus.
The Kioloa location offers relief from summer heat for Australian city dwellers and a welcome respite from the cold for Northern hemisphere visitors.  Weather in January is pleasant, with average daytime highs of 24 degrees centigrade and average night time lows of 18 degrees (64-75F). 
For participants from outside of Australia, remember that January is in the Southern Hemisphere's summer.


This four and a half day conference will be comprised of keynote addresses by distinguished invited speakers to introduce each morning and afternoon session. Contributed seminars by other participants will be held in the remaining sessions.

There will be no parallel sessions.  Student contributions will be accepted where possible.

Official program will appear closer to the date of the conference.


Accommodation Arrangements - College Style.

Academics and students will be accommodated in the lower field station, which contains bunkhouse style cottages with share bathrooms (2 bunks/room, academics) and dormitory bunkhouses with share bathrooms (4-6 bunks/room, students).

Accommodation off but near to the Kioloa campus is possible but will be in demand by holidaygoers at that time of year and probably difficult to find.  If desired, we will endeavour to help arrange accommodation for those wanting to attend the conference but wishing to stay off Kioloa campus.  Early booking and separate accommodation payment in this case will be essential.  If this applies, please notify us immediately on our email link, with details of requirements.

Further details about accommodation can be found here:


Kioloa Beach Holiday Park -

Kioloa beach holiday park is located 1km from the ANU coastal campus. 

Racecourse Beach Tourish Park - 

Racecourse beach tourist park is located 1.5km from the ANU coastal campus. 

Merry Beach Caravan Resort -

Merry beach caravan resort is located 2.5km from the ANU coastal campus 

Stayz accommodatio online -



Everyday, there are two buses run by Premier Motor Service (PMS) to go from Sydney to Kioloa (and back).   They depart Sydney International Airport Terminal for Termeil at approximately 9.40am, arriving at 2.35pm.  The second PMS bus leaves the International Airport at 3.45pm, arriving at Termeil at 8.35pm.

If you have any concerns about travelling to Kioloa please notify

Please check the schedules online (l and book your flight accordingly.

The PMS bus/coach is a large green and white vehicle with 'Premier Motor Service' written on the side and front of the bus. It is important you book and pay for the bus before pickup as you need a booking number to board. This can be done online (eg choose from Sydney International Airport to Termeil) or by telephone using a credit card.

If you have difficulties, go to the Visitor Information Kiosk for directions and/or assistance.

Notice  the bus drop-off point for Kioloa is at at Termeil, which is 13km away from Kioloa.  Advance arrangements for someone at Kioloa to collect you will need to be made. This can be done by email to:




Updated:  6 February 2014/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  School Manager