The Brazilian School of Probability (EBP) has been organized each year since 1997 by initiative of the Brazilian probabilistic community and planned as a forum for the discussion of new ideas and developments in Probability and related areas. It is an opportunity to detect new research directions and to establish new collaborations, and an excellent occasion for students to start their scientific life. The EBP has been organized by IMPA, IME-USP, IMECC-UNICAMP, UFMG and by UFPE, with the participation of IM-AGIMB and INCTMat, and has received support of several scientific societies and research agencies.
The 17th edition of the Brazilian School of Probability (XVII EBP) will be organized by IM-UFRJ and IMPA. At this occasion we shall celebrate more than thirty years of friendship and scientific interaction between the group of mathematical physics and probability of Roma and L'Aquila and our group of probability in Brazil. The event will be held in Mambucaba, Rio de Janeiro, from August 4 to August 10, 2013.