|Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability|
|International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS)|
|International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC)|
|International Association for Statistical Education (IASE)|
|International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS)|
|International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS)|
|Newsletter Volume 31, No. 1 (91) 2007|
BS is present with members in many countries
worldwide, and we have three regional committees in Europe, Latin America, East
Asia and Pacific. BS has traditionally been an important channel for
international communication and has at least indirectly supported the
development of statistical science and scientists in areas of the world where
this was difficult in specific historical time periods. Now, time has changed
and the focus has to move to other parts of the world. BS wishes to remain
faithful to its mission worldwide, and it is now time to concentrate efforts in
new areas of the world that could benefit from our presence and activity. BS is
not present in Africa and not sufficiently present in the Middle East and
continental Asia. There is an urgent need to support researchers and students in
statistical science in these areas. The ISI has institutional members in many
developing countries and plays a strong role in helping with the creation of
statistical infrastructure and education. BS wishes to join this aim with a
bottom-up strategy, starting with individual members, more than with organised
societies. Reduced membership dues are available to members from less developed
countries. In fact, members from many less developed countries (including
Eastern Europe) may apply for special membership (no dues but an entrance fee).
Applications for reduced membership fees can be sent to:
In addition, the BS Scientific Secretary wishes to set up a list of statisticians and probabilists in Africa and the Middle East, in order to start communication. If you have contacts in these areas, or if you are interested in helping with this activity, please e-mail Arnoldo Frigessi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Peter Jagers (email@example.com).
The ISI Permanent Office has now secured a limited
amount of funds from the World Bank to provide financial support that will
enable the participation of young statisticians from developing countries to
attend the ISI Lisboa Session (22-29 August 2007) and the International
Conference on Agricultural Statistics in Beijing (22-24 October 2007). The ISI
expects to be able to honour about 15 or 16 requests to attend the Lisboa
Session and 9 or 10 requests to attend the Beijing Agricultural
Good news. Apparently, we statisticians have started to succeed in convincing funding bodies that statistics and probability are worth supporting. While we know that statistics and stochastic models are crucial tools for scientific development and innovation, our discipline is "small" and easily falls between tables. If you think to biostatistics and its role in medical science, we are observing a major change. While statistics was always part of the team, but almost never in the leading positions, it is not uncommon to now see statisticians as principal investigators in genomic research. Similar patterns can be observed in many areas of science. There is an increasing requirement for evidence-based decision-making, performance measurement and uncertainty assessment. Compared to deterministic and point estimates of risk, statistical measures of uncertainty provide additional freedom for decision-makers. All this is maybe now recognized, and several major research grants have been assigned to statistics. Let us look to Europe. For example, the Statistics Group in Bristol has won major strategic funding. The multi-million pound grant — one of the largest ever awarded to a UK mathematics department — will fund a new initiative entitled SuSTaIn (Statistics underpinning Science, Technology and Industry), to be led by Peter Green FRS, Guy Nason and Christophe Andrieu. It will support an ambitious programme to conduct and disseminate internationally-leading research in mathematical statistics, equipping the discipline to face the challenges of future applications. In Oslo, Norway, the new centre Statistics for Innovation will start to operate from 2007 to 2014. This is one of the 14 Norwegian Centers for Research-based Innovation, with the aim to enhance the capability of the Norwegian economy to innovate by focusing on long-term research, forging alliances between research-intensive enterprises and prominent research groups. Statistics for Innovation will develop statistical methodologies, strategically useful to achieve innovation goals in four key sectors: petroleum, finance, marine and health. The centre will be based at the Norwegian Computing Center (NR) and in partnership with the University of Oslo (UiO), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and - very interestingly - 11 industrial partners, including Statoil, DnBNOR, Gjensidige, Hydro, and Institute of Marine Research. These two centres, and all internationally oriented centres, consider applications of candidates ongoing.
The statistics and probability arXiv are part of
the e-print arXiv of physics, mathematics, and computer science. It is
maintained at Cornell University. The arXiv was started in 1991 at Los Alamos in
the area of high-energy theoretical physics. It is freely available and mirrored
in 15 countries; new submissions are usually available the next day. The
mathematics arXiv was formed from a number of smaller mathematical archives,
with some in the arXiv system and some elsewhere, at the beginning of 1998. The
system as a whole has over 200,000 articles in physics, over 20,000 in
mathematics, and over 2,000 in computer science. The ultimate goal is to
distribute all new research literature in all three disciplines worldwide, to
store it permanently, and to keep it freely available. Two of the categories in
the mathematics arXiv are probability and statistics. Statistics includes
applied, computational and theoretical statistics. The two links are here:
Séminaire Européen de Statistique 2007: 6-12 May
March 19-23, 2007
April 16-18, 2007
June 18-22, 2007, Workshop "Random Polymers"
The Latin American Congress of Probability and Mathematical Statistics (CLAPEM),
organised by the Bernoulli Society (Latin American Chapter), is the main event
for probability and mathematical statistics in the region. It occurs every
two/three years and attracts researchers and students from the most important
latino-american centers. It was already organised in Venezuela, Uruguay, México,
Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Cuba. The tenth edition of CLAPEM will be realised
in the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, from February 25 to March
3, 2007, as a contribution to the development of the area in this country. For
more information, see
Keynote and tutorial speakers include Peter Glynn (Stanford University, USA), Frank Kelly (Cambridge University, UK), Alain-Sol Sznitman (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Maury Bramson (University of Minnesota, USA), Paul Glasserman (Columbia University, USA), Philippe Robert (INRIA, France). The conference aims to cover all aspects of applied probability and stochastic models. The registration is open.
You will find more BS news here: http://isi.cbs.nl/bnews/06b/index.html
Paul J. Crowley Reports:
IAOS and the Future
As President of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS), my committee and I are in the process of reviewing our current activities with a view to finding ways to build a broader membership with an interest in official statistics in the coming years.
Over the next couple of decades, I believe official
statistical systems will come under a great deal more pressure and scrutiny, at
both national and international levels, than has been the case to date. In these
circumstances, a strong and robust independent scientific association such as
the IAOS will continue to be an essential part of the official statistical
community. Its focus should, in my view, be dedicated to:
Against this background, one of the significant benefits that I believe the IAOS provides for both producers and users of official statistics is an environment in which issues of mutual interest can be discussed outside of the more formal international intergovernmental forums. It is also the case that the IAOS statutes provide that we can involve a wider group of participants drawn from user groups, academia, industry and potentially the media as well.
In practice however, with the exception of the SCORUS group within our Section, the IAOS has tended to draw most of its membership from staff of national statistical organisations or in some cases from other organisations involved in producing official statistics. Analysis of our current membership also shows a strong bias towards NSOs of developed countries with members from these organisations tending to be drawn from the more senior ranks.
The challenge now is to find ways to extend the value of being a member of the IAOS so as to achieve stronger representation from developing countries, encourage involvement from a wider range of staff from those NSOs and international statistical organisations that already have active members, and to draw in a wider range of members from academic and broader user communities across all countries.
My committee would greatly appreciate your feedback on the following questions
and on any other ideas you might like to put forward.
I would ask that you send any ideas or suggestions you might have to my e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org with a deadline of end of April 2007.
ISI 2007 – IAOS Programme
Submitted by Wendy Thomas
11th Annual Berlin SCORUS Conference 2007: Statistics and the Help of Young People in Big Cities
Labour Market: Working Places and Working Possibilities
Papers from the 25th SCORUS Conference on Regional and Urban Statistics and Research, "Globalization Impact on Regional and Urban Statistics", are now available on the Conference website: http://www.scorus2006.ae.wroc.pl/.
A CD-ROM version of the Proceedings is in final preparation. We want to give special thanks to Jósef Dziechciaz, Anna Król and her associates at the Wroclaw University of Economics for their work in organising the Conference and producing this publication.
Look for the
following sessions organised by SCORUS at the next ISI Session in Lisbon. Both
sessions are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 25 August.
IPM19 International comparative city and regional statistics on social cohesion and economic diversity
Organiser: Dominic Leung
regional and migration research: New approaches
Organiser: Marie Chamie
Planning for the ISI Session in 2009 is already underway. Wendy Thomas is serving as the SCORUS Representative to the IAOS Planning Committee. Once again, we will be preparing two sessions focusing on Urban and Regional Statistics. We welcome your suggestions for topics or invited speakers. Please contact Wendy Thomas at email@example.com with any comments or questions you may have.
In order to
improve communications within SCORUS and reach out to our friends who have an
interest in our activities, we have just initiated a new list server
Interested persons are encouraged to join the list by registering at: https://mail.socsci.umn.edu/mailman/listinfo/scorus.
All requests to join will be confirmed and reviewed to protect the list users from unwanted spam. The purpose of the list server is to provide an additional forum for discussion and facilitate our ability to inform interested persons of SCORUS related activities. If you have questions about the list server, please contact the SCORUS Secretary, Wendy Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paula Brito, Ph.D., IASC Scientific Secretary,
Faculdade de Economia,
Universidade do Porto,
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-464 Porto, Portugal
Tel: (+351) 225571233; Fax: (+351) 225505050
Saporta, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers,
Chaire de Statistique Appliquée,
292 rue Saint Martin, 75141 Paris cedex 03, France
Tel: +33-1 40 27 22 68 ; Fax: +33-1 40 27 27 46
CSDA SSN website:
|I.||25th Anniversary of the European Regional Section of IASC|
|II.||2007 IASC-ARS Special Conference|
|III.||IASC International Conference on Statistics for Data Mining, Learning and Knowledge Extraction|
|IV.||IASC-ERS 2007 Summer School|
|VII.||4th World Conference on Computational Statistics & Data Analysis and the 6th Conference of the Asian Regional Section|
The European Regional Section (ERS) of IASC
celebrated its 25th anniversary last December.
On December 11th, 1981, the IASC General Assembly, during the 43rd Session of the ISI in Buenos Aires, approved the establishment of the European Regional Section of IASC. To celebrate this event, Gianfranco Galmacci, former ERS Chairman, prepared a short history to recall the main steps, role and activities of this Section. The text can be found at http://www.iasc-isi.org/.
The 2007 IASC-ARS Special Conference will be held
in Seoul on June 7-8, 2007. The objective of this Conference is to promote
Pan-Asian Collaboration between statisticians.
Professors Yutaka Tanaka (Japan, IASC Vice-President), Nick Fisher (Australia, ISI Vice-President) and Wing Kam Fung (Hong Kong, IASC-ARS Chairman) will be the Co-Chairs of International Organising Committee.
At this point Jeff Teugels (Belgium), Nick Fisher (Australia, ISI Vice-President), Stan Azen (USA, CSDA Editor), and Erricos Kontoghiorghes (UK, CSDA Co-Editor), Jae C. Lee (Korea, CSDA Co-Editor), Gilbert Saporta (France, IASC President), Lutz Edler (Germany, former IASC President) have accepted to be key speakers.
Please contact Professor Jung Jin Lee (Korea), Chair of Local Organising Committee directly at email@example.com if you have an interest in this Conference.
IASC 07 is a Satellite Meeting promoted by the
IASC, International Association for Statistical Computing, that will be held at
the University of Aveiro, August 30th-September 1st, 2007.
Aveiro is a small city near the sea in the centre of Portugal.
The purpose of the Meeting is to foster the interaction of researchers in the interface between computational statistics, data mining, knowledge discovery and statistical learning.
The Conference Scientific Committee is formed by
Carlo Lauro (Universita' degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II”, Italy) and Gilbert
Saporta (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France), as Co-Chairs, and
also Jaromir Antoch (Charles University, Czech Republic), Stanley P. Azen
(University of Southern California, USA), Tu Bao Ho (Japan Advanced Institute of
Science and Technology, Japan), Pavel Brazdil (University of Porto, Portugal),
Paula Brito (University of Porto, Portugal), Paolo Giudici (Università di Pavia,
Italy), Erricos Kontoghiorghes (University of Cyprus, Cyprus), Gregory
Piatetski-Shapiro (SIGKDD, USA), Edward J. Wegman (George Mason University, USA)
and Djamel Zighed (Université Lumière Lyon 2, France). Manuela Souto de Miranda
and Carlos Ferreira (Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal) are Co-Chairs of the Local
Invited speakers are already confirmed: Mário Figueiredo from Portugal, Donato Malerba from Italy, Gilbert Ritschard from Switzerland and Arno Siebes from The Netherlands.
The registration process is now open on the website of the conference (http://www2.mat.ua.pt/iasc07/).
Authors of contributed papers can present their
work as an oral communication or in a poster session. For a contributed paper to
be included on the CD-ROM of the Conference, the paper must be loaded at the
"PAPER SUBMISSION" system before February 28th, 2007, which is
accessible after the registration process. A selection of very high-quality
papers form the CD-ROM will be published in a special edition of the
Computational Statistics & Data Analysis (CSDA).
Participants of the IASC 07 can buy their airplane tickets to Lisbon (250 km) or Porto (70 km) under special conditions using TAP as the official carrier company of the Meeting. Accommodation in local hotels or in the campus residences will be provided through Top Atlântico operated by TopTours. As those companies are also official partners of the 56th ISI Session, the travel and accommodation reservations will be simplified for the participants of both Meetings.
Paper submission: February 28th, 2007
Early registration: March 31st, 2007
Notification of acceptance: May 2nd-8th, 2007
Standard registration: May 31st, 2007
IASC 07 Conference: August 30th - September 1st, 2007
Further information may be found on the Conference web page, http://www.mat.ua.pt/iasc07.
An IASC-ERS Summer School on STATISTICAL LEARNING:
Data Mining and Regression Tools will take place on the Island of Procida,
Italy, from September the 3rd until September the 7th, 2007. The Summer School
is locally organised by the Second University of Naples, the University of
Naples “Federico II”, the University of Orientale and the University of
Benevento; Professor Rosaria Lombardo (Faculty of Economics of the Second
University of Naples) is the Chairperson.
In the context of the Data Mining process, the main goal is to discover knowledge from large database using statistical learning techniques. A strong emphasis will be given to case studies and live applications on PCs.
The provisional programme of the Summer School is
Monday, September 3:
Morning - Introduction - What is Data Mining? Defining the problem, Selecting the techniques. (Coppi, R.)
Afternoon - Non-linear regression, classification and dimension reduction with multivariate optimal scaling techniques. (Meulman, J.)
Tuesday, September 4:
Morning - Case Studies - Applications in PC room. (Meulman, J.)
Afternoon - Neural Network and case studies (Perna, C., La Rocca, M.)
Wednesday, September 5:
Morning - Classification and regression trees, random forests - Predictive Learning via Rule Ensembles. (Friedman, J.)
Afternoon - Case Studies - Applications in PC room. (Friedman, J.)
Thursday, September 6:
Morning - Structured non parametric regression and classification and case studies. (Scarpa, B.)
Afternoon - Multilevel Regression and applications on educational data. (Gori, E.)
Friday, September 7:
Morning - Boosted Partial Least Squares Regression. (Durand, J.F.)
Afternoon - Case Studies - Applications in PC room. (Durand, J.F.)
The participants are expected to have a good background in statistics at the Ph.D level, although not necessarily oriented to the subject of the course. Also, professionals working in industry interested in Data Mining are invited to participate.
The participation of young researchers is favoured through scholarships that will be limited and granted according to strict criteria.
For further information, please contact Professor Rosaria Lombardo, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 18th COMPSTAT Symposium will take place in Porto, Portugal, on August 24th-29th, 2008. The Conference, sponsored by the European Regional Section of the IASC, is locally organised by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto (www.fep.up.pt).
The Scientific Programme Committee is now formed,
and is composed of the following persons:
COMPSTAT 2008 Organiser and Chairperson of SPC:
Paula Brito, University of Porto (Portugal),
Past COMPSTAT Organiser: Alfredo Rizzi, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" (Italy);
Next COMPSTAT organiser: Gilbert Saporta, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (France);
Incoming IASC-ERS Chairman: Erricos Kontoghiorghes, University of Cyprus, (Cyprus).
Helena Bacelar-Nicolau, University of Lisbon (Portugal); Gianfranco Galmacci, Universita degli Studi di Perugia (Italy); Carlo Lauro, University of Naples Federico II (Italy); Esther Ruiz-Ortega, University Carlos III (Spain); Michael Schimek, Medical University of Graz, (Austria); Antonia Turkman, University of Lisbon (Portugal); Joe Whittaker, University of Lancaster (UK); Djamel A. Zighed, University Lumière Lyon 2 (France).
Representative of the Asian Regional Section of IASC:
Wing Kam Fung, The University of Hong Kong.
Representative of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS):
Vincenzo Esposito-Vinzi, ESSEC (France).
Representative of Interface:
Edward Wegman, George Mason University (USA).
Further information will be posted on the Conference website, www.fep.up.pt/compstat08/.
The COMPSTAT 2010 Symposium will take place in
Paris. The Meeting is scheduled for August 23rd to 27th, in the premises of
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), located in the heart of
The Conference will be organised by CNAM statisticians with the support of INRIA, the French national institute for computer science.
The Joint Meeting of 4th World Conference of the IASC and 6th Conference of the Asian Regional Section of the IASC on Computational Statistics & Data Analysis (IASC2008) will be held at Pacifico Yokohama in Japan on 5th-8th December 2008.
The Conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss recent developments in computational methods, methodology and applications in statistics.
The IASC2008 International Organising Committee is
Junji Nakano Chairperson of IASC2008 (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan); Gilbert Saporta (Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, France); Jaromir Antoch (Charles University, Czech Republic); Wing Kam Fung (University of Hong Kong, SAR China); Moon Yul Huh (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Tohru Uwoi (Bellsystem24 Inc., Japan); Shingo Shirahata (Osaka University, Japan); Genshiro Kitagawa (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan); Yoshiyasu Tamura (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan).
With the Advisory Board:
Stanley P. Azen (University of Southern California, USA); Lutz Edler (German Cancer Research Center, Germany); Jae Chang Lee (Korea University); Yutaka Tanaka (Nanzan University).
The Scientific Programme Committee is as follows:
Masahiro Mizuta - Chair (Hokkaido University, Japan); Yoshimichi Ochi - Vice-Chair (Oita University, Japan); Tomas Aluja-Banet (The Technical University of Catalonia, Spain); Paula Brito (University of Porto, Portugal); Chun-houh Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan); Robert Gentleman (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA); Tomoyuki Higuchi (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan); Erricos Kontoghiorghes (University of Cyprus, Cyprus); Jung Jin Lee (Soong Sil University, Korea); Youngjo Lee (Seoul National University, Korea); Paul Murrell (The University of Auckland, New Zealand); David Scott (Rice University, USA); Berwin Turlach (The University of Western Australia, Australia); Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi (ESSEC, France); Huiwen Wang (Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China); Philip Leung-ho Yu University of Hong Kong, SAR China).
Conference topics include:
Adaptive design and inference; Application to finance; Bayesian approaches; Bioinformatics and genomic information; Biostatistics and biometrics; Classification and discrimination; Computer intensive methods; Data mining: knowledge extraction from databases; Development and evaluation of statistical software; Econometrics; Environmental statistics; Functional data analysis Image and signal processing; Information and statistical modelling; Internet and web based methods; Longitudinal data analysis; Machine learning; Methodology and algorithms of statistical computing; Reduction of multidimensional data; Risk management; Robust and nonparametric methods; Statistical graphics and data visualization; Statistics in medical and pharmaceutical sciences; Temporal and spatial data analysis; Use of computers in statistical education.
For more information, please contact the
Chairperson of IASC2008:
The Institute of Statistical Mathematics
4-6-7 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-8569, Japan
Andrej Blejec, National Institute of Biology,
Vecna pot 111 POB 141, Sl-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Tel: +386 1 423 33 88, Fax: +386 1 2412 980
K. Laurence Weldon, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science,
Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
Tel: +1 604 291 3667, Fax: +1 604 291 4368
Gilberte Schuyten, Department Data Analysis
University Ghent, H. Dunantlaan 1, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
Tel: +32 92 64 63 86, Fax: +32 92 64 64 87
|The 2007 Session of the International Statistical Institute|
|IASE Satellite Conference on Assessing Student Learning in Statistics|
|Joint ICMI /IASE Study|
After a very successful ICOTS-7 in Brazil, we are already busy with organising the IASE sessions at ISI 56. The ISI biennial Session is the main conference of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, in August 2007. These Sessions are held every two years. The last was in Sydney in 2005. As it does at each major ISI Session, the IASE will be organising about 10 statistics education sessions for ISI 56. Please check the website at http://www.isi2007.com.pt for more information, and contact the session organisers below if you would like to offer to speak in one of the sessions.
IASE sponsored IPMs and their Organisers:
IPM37 Research on Reasoning about Distribution,
Joan Garfield (email@example.com)
IPM38 How modern technologies have changed the curriculum in introductory
Lucette Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IPM39 Preparing Teachers of Statistics,
Allan Rossman (email@example.com)
IPM40 Research on the use of simulation in teaching statistics and
Rolf Biehler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IPM41 Optimizing Internet-based Resources for Teaching Statistics
(cosponsored by IASC),
Ginger Holmes Rowell (email@example.com)
IPM42 Observational Studies, Confounding and Multivariate Thinking,
Milo Schield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IPM43 Teaching of Official Statistics (co-sponsored by IAOS),
Sharleen Forbes (Sharleen.Forbes@stats.govt.nz)
IPM44 Teaching of Survey Statistics (co-sponsored by IASS),
Steve Heeringa (email@example.com)
IPM45 Studying variability through sports phenomena (co-sponsored by Sports
Brian Phillips (BPhillips@groupwise.swin.edu.au)
IPM46 Use of Symbolic Computing Systems in Teaching Statistics (co-sponsored
Zaven Karian (Karian@Denison.edu)
IASE Organising Committee:
For more information, visit the ISI 56 website at http://www.isi2007.com.pt or contact members of OC.
Contributed by Allan Rossman
Guimaraes, Portugal, August 19-21, 2007
I have great pleasure in making a further call for posters for the ISI/IASE Satellite Conference on Assessing Student Learning in Statistics. The meeting will be held on 19-21 August 2007 in Guimarães, Portugal, immediately prior to ISI 56 in Lisbon. The fascinating historic city of Guimarães is about 50 km from Portugal’s second largest city, Oporto.
This Satellite Conference invites papers on all aspects of assessing student learning in statistics. For example, we expect to have papers on writing effective exam questions, on exam implementation strategies, and on alternative assessment methods such as projects, lab assignments, and writing assignments. We also encourage submissions on how to use assessment to improve student learning, and on developing and administering assessments items to conduct research into student learning. Proceedings will be available free at the publication page of IASE.
• Brian Phillips (Australia) (Joint Chair and Joint Chief Editor) firstname.lastname@example.org
• Beth Chance (USA) (Joint Chair) email@example.com
• Allan Rossman (USA) firstname.lastname@example.org
• Ginger Rowell (USA) email@example.com
• Gilberte Schuyten (Belgium) gilberte.schuyten@UGent.be
• Larry Weldon (Canada) (Joint Chief Editor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruno C. de Sousa (Portugal) email@example.com
For more information, visit the website at http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/conferences.php?show=iasesat07
IASE Satellite papers to be refereed: 31 January 2007
IASE Satellite papers not to be refereed: 31 March 2007
Authors must register for the Meeting by: 31 March 2007
Other participants register for the Meeting by: 31 May 2007
Final papers for proceedings: 31 May 2007
Contributed by Gilberte Schuyten
Statistics Education in School Mathematics: Challenges for Teaching and
Monterrey, Mexico, June 30 to July 4, 2008
The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI,
the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE,
http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/) are pleased to announce the Joint
ICMI/IASE Study Statistics Education in School Mathematics: Challenges for
Teaching and Teacher Education.
Following the tradition of ICMI Studies, this Study will be comprised of two parts: the Joint Study Conference and the production of the Joint Study book. The Joint Study Conference will be merged with the IASE 2008 Round Table Conference.
The Joint Study Conference (ICMI Study and IASE Round Table Conference) will
take place at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores, Monterrey,
Mexico (http://www.mty.itesm.mx/), from
June 30 to July 4, 2008. Participation in the Conference is only by invitation,
based on a submitted contribution and a refereeing process. Accepted papers will
be presented at the Conference and will appear in the Proceedings that will be
published by ICMI and IASE as a CD-ROM and on the Internet.
The second part of the Joint Study – the Joint Study book – will be produced after the Conference and will be published in the ICMI Study Series. Participation in the Joint Study Conference does not automatically assure participation in the book, since a second selection and rewriting of selected papers will be made after the Conference.
Proposed papers for contributions to the Joint Study Conference should be submitted by e-mail no later than October 1, 2007, to the IPC Study Chair (Carmen Batanero, firstname.lastname@example.org). Papers should be relevant to the Joint Study focus and research questions, as described in the Discussion Document (which is available at the Joint Study website (http://www.ugr.es/~icmi/iase_study/). Guidelines for preparing and submitting the paper are also available in the Discussion Document. Please address questions to Carmen Batanero, email@example.com or Joan Garfield, firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Programme Committee:
Carmen Batanero (Spain)
Bernard Hodgson (Canada; ICMI Representative)
Allan Rossman (USA IASE Representative)
Armando Albert (México ITSM Representative)
Dani Ben-Zvi (Israel)
Gail Burrill (USA)
Doreen Connor (UK)
Joachim Engel (Germany)
Joan Garfield (USA)
Jun Li (China)
Maria Gabriella Ottaviani (Italy)
Maxine Pfannkuch (New Zealand)
Mokaeane Victor Polaki (Lesotho)
Chris Reading (Australia)
Local Organising Committee:
Blanca Ruiz (Chair),
Contributed by Carmen Batanero
Data and Context in Statistics Education: Towards an Evidence-Based Society
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11-16 July 2010
We are pleased to announce that the IASE Executive accepted the proposal made by the Statistical Society of Slovenia to hold ICOTS-8 in 2010 in Slovenia.
The decision was announced at the ICOTS-7 farewell dinner. The first steps towards organising have already been taken by the IASE Executive: the conference theme has been chosen and the Scientific and Local Committees have been appointed.
The conference theme ‘Data and Context in Statistics Education’ emphasises two concepts that are key concepts at nearly all levels of statistics education. The subtitle ‘Towards an Evidence-Based Society’ offers a gateway to reflections about the past, present and future status of statistics in society and about the impact of statistics education on learning objectives. We shall learn about statistics and see how we learn through the use of statistics.
The International Programme Committee Executive
IPC Chair: John Harraway
Programme Chair: Roxy Peck
Information Manager: John Shanks
Scientific Secretary: Helen MacGillivray
Editor Proceedings: Alan McLean
The Local Organising Committee
LOC Chair: Andrej Blejec
ICOTS-8 home page: http://ICOTS8.org
Contributed by Gilberte Schuyten
We are pleased to announce the publication of the November 2006 issue, Vol. 5, No. 2, of the Statistics Education Research Journal, SERJ. This new special issue can be found on the SERJ web page at: http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/serj. The whole issue can be downloaded as a single PDF (1427 KB), or individual papers can be retrieved separately. Access to SERJ issues is free.
SERJ Vol. 5, No. 2 (November 2006)
Special Issue: Reasoning About Distribution
Guest Editors: Maxine Pfannkuch and Chris Reading
Maxine Pfannkuch and Chris Reading
Reasoning About Distribution: A Complex Process
The Concept of Distribution
Comparing Box Plot Distributions: A Teacher’s Reasoning
Chris Reading and Jackie Reid
An Emerging Hierarchy of Reasoning About Distribution: From a Variation Perspective
Theodosia Prodromou and Dave Pratt
The Role of Causality in the Co-ordination of Two Perspectives on Distribution Within a Virtual Simulation
Using Data Comparison to Support a Focus on Distribution: Examining Preservice Teachers’ Understandings of Distribution When Engaged in Statistical Inquiry
This issue also contains an Editorial, and information about past and future
SERJ is the electronic peer-reviewed research journal of IASE, the International Association for Statistical Education. It is published under the auspices of the International Statistical Institute (http://isi.cbs.nl).
Instructions for contributors and additional information about the Journal's goals and policies, as well as archives of older issues, can be found on the SERJ website: http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/serj.
Contributed by Iddo Gal and Tom Short, Co-Editors
United States Conference On Teaching Statistics
Columbus, OH, USA, May 17-19, 2007
The second biennial United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS 07) will be held on May 17-19, 2007, at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by CAUSE, the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education. The target audience for USCOTS is teachers of undergraduate and AP statistics, from any discipline or type of institution. Teachers from two-year colleges are particularly encouraged to attend.
The theme for USCOTS 07 is Taking Statistics Teaching to the Next Level. ‘Next level’ has many interpretations, such as developing a second course, gaining more confidence in teaching statistics, moving students beyond statistical literacy to statistical thinking, and using the latest technology to improve teaching and learning. USCOTS is a ‘working conference’ with many opportunities for hands-on activities, demonstrations, networking, sharing ideas, and receiving the latest information on research and best practices in teaching statistics. Leaders in statistics education will give plenary talks, including Jessica Utts, Paul Velleman, Dick DeVeaux, Allan Rossman and Mike Shaughnessy.
For more information and registration, visit the USCOTS web page http://www.causeweb.org/uscots/.
Contributed by the Editors; (from USCOTS web page)
2007 USCOTS Lifetime Achievement Award in Statistics Education
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) is pleased to accept nominations for the 2007 USCOTS Lifetime Achievement Award in Statistics Education. This biennial Award is presented at the U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics to an individual who, over an extended period of time, has made lasting contributions with broad impact to the field of statistics education.
The Award Committee (George Cobb, Dennis Pearl, Roxy Peck and Deborah Rumsey)
will review nominations arriving before February 1, 2007. A nomination letter
should include a paragraph stating why the individual is deserving of the Award
and be signed by three nominators. Letters may be sent by e-mail or post to:
OSU Department of Statistics
1958 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1247, USA
More information is available at http://www.causeweb.org/uscots/awards/.
Contributed by Allan Rossman
At the ICOTS-7 meeting in Salvador, life membership in the IASE was conferred
on Carmen Batanero (University of Granada, Department of Mathematics Education),
former President of IASE.
Susan Starkings, Head of Skills Unit, London South Bank University, was awarded the prestigious National Teaching Fellow (NTF) award that recognises and rewards teachers and learning support staff in higher education in England and Northern Ireland for their excellence in teaching.
We are pleased to announce that Juana Sanchez (UCLA Department of Statistics) was appointed as the new Director of International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP). For information about ISLP visit their home page at:
Contributed by the Editors
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|Message from the IASS President|
|Message from the Scientific Secretary|
|Message from the 2009 IASS Programme Committee|
|The Conference on Small Area Estimation|
We are entering what is shaping up to be a very busy year for the IASS. The main event of course is the ISI Session in Lisbon in August at which we will be organising more than a dozen sessions, as well as offering six short courses. In addition, we are sponsoring two Satellite Meetings to take place after the ISI Session, one on small area estimation (to be held in Italy) and the other on censuses (in the U.K.). Earlier in the year, in June, we will be a co-sponsor of ICES 2007, the third International Conference on Establishment Surveys, to be held in Montréal. Information on all of these events is provided below (or through our website, http://isi.cbs.nl/iass).
Looking further ahead, our Programme Committee for the 2009 ISI Session in Durban is already considering topics to propose, and I draw your attention to the message from the Committee’s Chair that appears in this section of the Newsletter.
The results of the work of our Nominations Committee will become apparent shortly when the election ballots are circulated. I urge you all to return your ballots and have your say in the future leadership of the IASS.
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking some of our “unelected” officers of IASS who have taken on the significant tasks of leading our key committees over the past year: David Steel and Leyla Mohadjer, leaders of our 2007 and 2009 Programme Committees, respectively, Beverley Carlson, Chair of the Nominations Committee, and Sarah Nusser for the Cochran-Hansen Prize Committee. Also, we must thank Steve Heeringa, Editor of the Survey Statistician, who with his team of Section Editors, ensures the timely and interesting appearance of our newsletter, and Eric Rancourt who keeps our website up-to-date.
May I wish you all a prosperous New Year and a successful one for our Association.
Let me start with extending my best wishes to all members for 2007. I hope that many of you will be able to join us in Lisbon, Portugal, in August for the 56th Session of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).
We will offer a number of short courses before and after the ISI Session. The courses are led by high-level experts who teach practice and theory in survey methodology. Participants can, to some extent, tailor their course packages to their individual interests. The courses will be held in English.
Funding assistance to support statisticians from developing and transitional countries is being sought. The courses will be held in the Lisboa Congress Centre, which is also the venue for the ISI Session. The following courses will be offered.
Course A: Workshop on Survey Sampling
Presented by: Colm O’Muircheartaigh and Steven Heeringa
Duration: 2,5 days
Dates: August 18 (full day), August 19 (full day), August 20 (morning)
The workshop will focus on practical aspects of sampling for household surveys. It will start from basic principles and build up to complex stratified multi-stage sample designs. It will cover the main sampling techniques and also such issues as sampling frames, weighting, and imputation. It will end with an introduction to variance estimation with complex sample designs.
Course B: Variance Estimation in Complex Surveys
Presented by: Wayne Fuller, Kirk Wolter, F. Jay Breidt, and Anthony An
Duration: 2,5 days
Dates: August 20 (afternoon), August 21 (full day), August 22 (morning)
The purpose of this course is to provide training in variance estimation in complex surveys for survey statisticians, especially those from developing countries. The course will cover methods of estimating variances for statistics such as means, proportions, ratios, and regression coefficients. Variance estimation for imputed samples will be discussed. Both linearisation and replication methods will be presented. The use of computer software for computing variances of statistics from complex sample designs will be demonstrated and instruction will be given in practical applications. About one-half of the course will be devoted to computer implementation.
Course C: Workshop on Editing and Imputation of
Presented by: John G. Kovar and Eric Rancourt
Duration: 1,5 days
Dates: August 21 (full day), August 22 (morning)
Surveys and censuses conducted by national statistical agencies, research institutes and other survey organisations suffer from various degrees of nonresponse even under ideal conditions. In order to try to alleviate the problems caused by nonresponse, editing and imputation methods are usually applied. Since the process of editing and imputation is time and resource intensive, care must be exercised in controlling the efficiency as well as the effectiveness of the methods. The aim of this short course is to provide the students with an introductory level description and discussion of the methods of prevention, detection and treatment of nonresponse. Evaluation of such methods and their impact on the survey outputs will be highlighted. Existing edit and imputation software will be compared. Numerous examples will be provided to illustrate the material presented.
Course D: Introduction to Survey Quality
Presented by: Paul Biemer and Lars Lyberg
Duration: 2 days
Dates: August 20 (afternoon), August 21 (full day), August 22 (morning)
The course is designed for a broad audience that includes experienced survey researchers and practitioners who would benefit from a better understanding of the survey quality, as well as others with little prior experience in survey methods. It provides an introduction to the concepts, principles and terminology used in the study of survey quality. Accuracy is but one dimension, albeit a critical one, of a multi-dimensional framework that embodies survey quality. The course examines the goals of survey design with particular emphasis on minimising total mean squared error of key survey estimates subject to costs constraints as well as constraints on some quality dimensions. The sources of survey error are discussed within this scheme, focusing on four major sources: coverage error, nonresponse, data processing error and measurement error. Methods that are most often used in practice for evaluating the effects of the survey error will also be covered.
Course E: Statistical Disclosure Control
Presented by: Anco Hundepool, Eric Schulte Nordholt and Peter-Paul de Wolf
Duration: 2 days
Dates: August 30 (full day), August 31 (full day)
The purpose of this course is to provide the participants with an understanding of the methodological aspects of Statistical Disclosure Control, to train them in solving problems on this topic and to demonstrate the ARGUS software. The meaning and impact of Statistical Disclosure Control can only be appreciated in the light of practical problems and policy related issues. Therefore, some attention is also paid to such topics without putting heavy emphasis on them. Topics covered include theory and methods on microdata, exercises on microdata, demonstration of Mu-ARGUS, theory and methods on tabular data, exercises on tabular data, demonstration of Tau-ARGUS, legal issues, on-site facilities and remote access.
Course F: Design and Analysis of Repeated Surveys
Presented by: David Steel and Craig McLaren
Duration: 2 days
Dates: August 30 (full day), August 31 (full day)
This course will consider the interaction between the design of a repeated survey and the methods used for estimation and analysis. The choice of rotation pattern will be considered in terms of the impact on the estimation of levels and changes. Composite and other forms of estimators will be reviewed and the interaction between design and estimation explored. Estimation of seasonally adjusted and trend estimates from repeated surveys will also be considered.
Registration and course fees
The deadline for registration is April 30, 2007. Registration forms can be downloaded from the ISI 2007 website (under Scientific Programme) http://www.isi2007.com.pt/isi2007 or IASS website (http://isi.cbs.nl/iass).
For further information, please contact:
Lilli Japec, IASS Scientific Secretary
Future meetings of interest to IASS members
• The International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES III), Montréal, Canada, June 18-21, 2007. Website: http://www.amstat.org/meetings/ices/2007
• The Second Baltic-Nordic Conference on Survey Sampling, Kuusamo, Finland, June 2-7, 2007. Website: http://www.mathstat.helsinki.fi/msm/banocoss/
• Small Area Estimation SAE2007, Satellite Meeting to the ISI Lisboa Session - Pisa, Italy, September 3-5, 2007. Website: http://www.dipstat.ec.unipi.it/SAE2007/
• Innovative Methodologies for Censuses in the New Millennium, Satellite Meeting to the 56th ISI Session in Lisbon – Southampton, U.K., August 31-September 2, 2007. Contact: Danny Pfeffermann (D.Pfeffermann@soton.ac.uk)
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have
or questions regarding any of the IASS activities.
IASS Scientific Secretary
The Programme Committee has started the process of creating a list of possible topics for the Invited Paper Meetings to be held during the 2009 ISI Session in Durban, South Africa. Overall, we are looking for a balance of theoretical and applied survey statistical topics with an emphasis on the local interests (topics of interest to South Africa). Decisions on the final topics to be included in the 2009 Session will be made in meetings that will take place during the 2007 ISI Session in Lisbon.
We would like to encourage all members to participate in this process by contacting us before the 2007 Session. Suggestions are welcome on any aspects of survey statistics, with preference generally given to new developments and topics of wide and practical interest. If you would like to offer suggestions of possible topics, either to be organised solely by IASS or to be organised jointly with other ISI Sections, please do so by sending a title and a short abstract (up to 200 words) for each topic to the Chair of this Committee at the address below. To prepare for committee meetings at the 2007 ISI Session, we need to receive your proposals by April 2007. If possible, suggestions should include indications of potential organisers for the sessions. Please provide clear contact information to allow further correspondence.
We thank you for participating and welcome any other comments and suggestions you may have for the 2009 Invited Paper Meetings.
1650 Research Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850, USA
The Conference will be held from September 3rd to September 5th, 2007, at the University of Pisa, Faculty of Economics, Italy. The Conference is sponsored by the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS) and it is a Satellite Meeting of the 56th Session of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).
The primary objective of the Conference is to
stimulate research and, in an informal setting, to promote the interaction of
researchers both in (i) theoretical and methodological developments in small
area estimation and related fields, and in (ii) practical applications of small
area estimation methods, including their potential uses in various research
areas (for example agricultural, environmental, health statistics, marketing
research, poverty mapping). We hope that the Conference will be an occasion for
people to present new ideas as well as problems that are worth considering for
further investigation. The Conference offers sessions for invited papers,
contributed papers and posters. Submissions should be related to subject areas
such as, but not limited to: Model-assisted and model-dependent estimation for
domains; Sample design and weighting in the context of small area estimation;
Design-based versus model-based approaches for small area estimation; Parametric
versus non parametric small area estimation techniques; Combining hierarchical
models with autocorrelation, state-space models, spatial econometrics, spatial
epidemiology and disease mapping; Case studies of small area estimation in
official statistics and agricultural, environmental, health statistics,
marketing research, poverty mapping; Model-misspecification, robustness and
Details of papers submission, formatting and guidelines will be made available on the website.
February 28 Title submission (oral presentations
March 15 Notification of title acceptance
May 11 Long abstract submission (4 pages) for oral and poster presentation papers and registration
July 15 Reviews sent to the authors
Bovas Abraham, Dept. of Statistics and Act.
Sci., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada N2L 3G1
Tel: +1-519-888-4567 Ext. 447
Jan Smets, Executive Director, National Bank
of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 221 2046, Fax: +32 2 2213239
We invite you to join us at the upcoming ISBIS-2007 Symposium sponsored by the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS). The Symposium will be held on 18-20 August 2007 in the Azores Islands off the coast of Portugal. The University of the Azores will be our host. The official language of the Conference is English.
ISBIS-2007 is a Satellite Conference to the 56th
Session of the International Statistical Institute (Lisboa, 22-29 August 2007).
It will provide a forum for presenting and exchanging ideas in statistical
methods applicable to business, finance and
industry. Talks will range from very applied to cutting edge research. The exchange of knowledge and experiences will foster international collaboration in research and other technology transfer activities, and will provide an opportunity for dialogue between statisticians working in business, finance and industry, and academia.
We are planning an exciting programme:
ISBIS-2007: Tentative Invited Sessions and Speakers
1. Plenary Speakers:
Sir David Cox (Oxford University, UK) - The Design of Industrial Experiments: Some History and the Present Position.
George Tiao (University of Chicago, USA) - Making Statistics More Effective in Business Schools.
Ed Wegman (George Mason University, USA) – TBA.
Tentative Invited Sessions, Organisers and Speakers:
Additional sessions being organised:
Computer Experiments (Derek Bingham); Data Stream Analysis (Carlo Lauro); Econometrics and Finance (Graciela Gonzalez-Farias); Information Technology (George Michailidis); Small Area Estimation (Jacky Galpin); Statistics and Finance (Ranjini Jha).
3. Additional Invited Speakers (These will be
clustered into Invited Sessions)
• David Banks (USA) - Risk Analysis in an Adversarial Context
• Bo Bergman (Sweden) - Some Reflections on Six Sigma in Health Care: Opportunities and translations needed
• Philip J. Boland - The Statistical and Probabilistic Toolkit of an Actuary
• John Brewster (Canada) - On Frequentist and Bayesian Approaches to Inference in Industrial Split-Plot Screening Experiments.
• Fernando Camacho (Canada) - TBA
• Veronica Citrom (Singapore) - Graphical Analysis of Industrial Experiments
• Lorraine Denby (USA) - Workflow Analytics for Process Improvement
• Rohit Deo (USA) - Bias Reduction and Likelihood Based Almost Exactly Sized Hypothesis Testing in Predictive Regressions using the Restricted Likelihood
• Kjell Doksum - Variable and Tuning Parameter Selection in Two-Sample Nonparametric Regression.
• Eugenio Epprecht (Brazil) - SPC of Multi-stream Processes: Differences between Theory and Practice
• Luis Escobar (USA) - Some Comments on Competing Risks Models with Dependen
• Donald P. Gaver - Studies of the Performance of Modern Condition-Based Maintenance
• Wesley O. Johnson (USA) - Bayesian Nonparametric Modeling of Longitudinal Data
• Alan Karr (USA) - Transparency in Data Confidentiality
• Jon Kettenering (USA) - Applications of Cluster Analysis in Industry
• Paul H. Kvam - Nano-Reliability: Statistical Models for Hot Electron Degradation in MOSFET Devices
• Bo H. Lindqvist - Repairable Systems with Competing Events
• Ian MacNeil (Canada) - Adaptive Forecasting and Estimation using Change-detection
• Mikhail Nikulin - Dynamic Regression Models In Econometric Duration Analysis: A Reliability Approach
• Hari Mukerjee (USA) - Statistical Inferences about Mean Residual Life under Order Restrictions
• Per Mykland (USA) - Financial Data and the Hidden Semimartingale Model
• Vijay Nair (USA) - Statistical Issues in the Analysis of Data Networks
• Ingram Olkin (USA) - Distributions: Nonparametric, Semiparametric and Parametric Families
• Ranjan Paul (USA) - Modeling Taxiway Deviation with Extreme Value Distribution
• Edsel Pena (USA) - Recurrent Event Modeling and Statistical Analysis
• Wolfgang Polonik (USA) - Testing for Multivariate Volatility Models
• Valderio Reisen (Brazil) - Modelling Seasonal Long-memory Processes in the Presence of Outliers
• Nalini Ravisankar (USA) - Dynamic Statistical Models for the Role of Customer Attitudes in Customer Relationship Management
• Peter M. Robinson (UK) - Diagnostic Testing for Co-integration
• Frank Samaniego (USA) - On Comparing Engineered Systems of Different Sizes
• Ron Sandland (Australia) - Statistics for Impact in Industry and Society
• Steven Scott - A Nested Hidden Markov Model for Internet Browsing Behaviour
• Nozer D. Singpurwalla (USA) - The Utility of Reliability and Survival
• Ehsan S. Soofi - Information Framework for Data Disclosure: 100% Confidentiality Guaranteed Agus Sudjianto Analysis of Financial Crimes and Fraud Detection
• Prem Talwar (Canada) - Detecting a Shift of Parameter in a Random Sequence at an Unknown Time Point.
• Winson Taam (USA) - Statistical Issues in Testing Composite Materials
• S.T. Teng (Taiwan) - Model Discriminations in Degradation Analysis
• Shyam Upadhyaya (Austria) - Effect of the Cut-off Size on International Comparability of Industrial Statistics
• Vincenzo Vinzi (Italy) - Fuzzy PLS Path Modeling for Latent Class Analysis: Capturing Unobserved Heterogeneity in Consumers' Preferences
• Simon Wilson (USA) - Developing Bayesian Network Reliability Models for Telecommunications Devices
• Yingnian Wu - Statistical Principles of Image Modeling in Computer Vision
• Shu Yamada (Japan) - DOE in recent technology development - cutting edge applications
• Serge Yanez (Colombia) - A study of the inference effect caused by dependence between two competing failure modes when it is incorrectly assumed that the effects are independent.
• Emmanuel Yashchin (USA) - Monitoring Field Failure and Warranty Data
• Shelly Zacks (USA) - The Availability and Hazard of a System under a Cumulative Damage Process with Replacements
Organised Contributed Session (Organiser: Jai Won
Statistical Process Control and Predictive Inference in Business and Manufacturing
1. Sung H. Park and Hui J. Park
2. Partha Lahiri and Bogong T. Li
3. Balgobin Nandram and Criselda Toto
4. Jai Won Choi and Balgobin Nandram
List of Contributed Papers will be published later
In addition to the Invited Programme, the Symposium will feature some Contributed Paper Meetings. Details are available on the Conference website.
We hope that you will give some serious thought to
participating in ISBIS-2007 in August. We can guarantee that you will be very
pleased with the stimulating Scientific Programme, the enjoyable social
activities that are planned and the delightful surroundings. You should be able
to combine ISBIS-2007 with a fabulous vacation on Sao Miguel Island of the
Azores archipelago, one of Portugal's most coveted vacation spots. If you are
interested in participating, please feel free to contact:
Francisco Samaniego, Programme Chair
Bovas Abraham, ISBIS President
ISBIS is sponsoring several Invited Paper Meetings
at the ISI Lisboa Session.
1. Risk-Utility Formulations for Statistical Disclosure Limitation Problems
Organiser: Alan Karr, National Institute for Statistical Sciences (NISS), USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2. Stochastic Volatility Modeling: Reflections, recent developments and the future
Organiser: E. Xekalaki, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece (email@example.com)
3. Design of Experiments in Marketing and Advertising Testing
Organiser: Johannes Ledolter, School of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. Issues in Business and Industrial Statistics in the Developing World (Panel Discussion)
Organiser: Jacky Galpin, University of Witswatersrand, South Africa (email@example.com)
5. Statistical Issues in Wired, Wireless, and Sensor Networks
Organiser: Lorraine Denby, Avaya, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
6. Six Sigma: A Business Strategy or a Management Fad (Panel Discussion)
Organiser: Sung H. Park, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea (email@example.com)
ISBIS will be sponsoring some Invited Paper Meetings at the ISI biennial Session in 2009. Vijay Nair has agreed to be the ISBIS Programme Chair for this Session.
One of the objectives of ISBIS is to develop and promote relationships among national and regional organisations involved in activities similar to those of ISBIS. With this in mind, ISBIS is planning to organise an invited session in the next Quality and Productivity Research Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico (June 4-6, 2007). This Conference is sponsored by the Quality and Productivity section of the American Statistical Association. We are also planning to organise an invited session in the next Spring Research Conference (SRC) in Ames, Iowa (June 6-8, 2007). SRC is sponsored by the Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences of the American Statistical Association. We are also a co-sponsor of the next conference of the International Indian Statistical Association (January 2-6, 2007) in Cochin, India.
The Special Issue of Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry (ASMBI), containing edited Proceedings from ISBIS-4 at Palm Cove, Australia, is now published. Dennis Lin is the Special Guest Editor and Jef Teugels is Editor-in-Chief of ASMBI.
ISBIS membership is open to all individuals and
organisations with a professional interest in any aspect of business, financial
and industrial statistics, including:
• Research, teaching, training and consulting;
• Involvement in the use of statistics in areas such as quality and reliability improvement, software development, financial statistics, business and management, etc.
There are individual, institutional, and student memberships. Details and application forms can be obtained from the ISBIS website http://www.stats.wits.ac.za/isbis/ or contact Bovas Abraham (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are already a member of the ISI, you can become a member of ISBIS free of charge by sending an e-mail to Margaret in the ISI Permanent Office (@cbs.nl) provided you are not a member of another Section. If you are already a member of another Section, you can add ISBIS membership for a small fee.