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ISBIS 2021 Satellite Conference

This is a reminder about our conference this year. The virtual ISBIS 2021 satellite meeting will take place on Friday, 7 May 2021, from 14.00 to 17.00

(i.e., 20.00 to 23.00
and 8.00 to 11.00 am
If you wish to attend this free event, you can register at

Besides the plenary talks, the satellite meeting offers all ISBIS members the opportunity to submit a 10-minute (please adhere carefully to this limit) presentation on a work/research topic that will be posted on the ISBIS website prior to the conference and promoted during the virtual meeting.  After you have recorded your presentation, please upload it to this Dropbox link by Sunday, 2 May 2021 (the earlier the better)

You may have to copy-and-paste this URL into your browser. Please upload your video for the ISBIS 2021 Satellite Conference with the filename "ISBIS2021_Firstname_Lastname.mp4" (replacing Firstname and Lastname with your name).See the ISBIS website for additional information, including the list of plenary speakers. We look forward to your attendance.

ISBIS 2021 General Assembly

This year the Assembly will be held virtually right after the ISBIS 2021 conference, i.e. it will take place on Friday, 7 May 2021, from 17.00 to 18.00

(i.e., 23.00 to 24.00
and 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
All ISBIS members are invited to attend the Assembly and register at

ISBIS members will receive in advance a report about the activities since the previous General Assembly. Comments before and after the Assembly can be sent to the ISBIS President, Fabrizio Ruggeri, at

Leading Women in Business and Industrial Statistics Webinar Series

This series continues with very high-caliber speakers. Confirmed installments will feature:

  • Speaker: Bianca Maria Colosimo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Topic: Towards big data mining in Industry 4.0: quality modeling and monitoring in additive manufacturing, Date/Time: April 21st, 16:00 Milano time, 10:00 New York time. Registration at
  • Speaker: Christine Anderson-Cook, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. Topic: TBA but will focus on Design of Experiments, Date/Time: July 6st, 8:00 AM Los Alamos time, 16:00 Milano time. Registration link to come.

2021 ISBIS Gosset Lecture (at ISI World Statistics Congress)
The Language of Statistics (and What’s Lost in Translation)

Galit Shmueli
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

The field of statistics uses “statistical language” for describing phenomena in the observable world. This language includes statistical notation for parameters, sample statistics, random variables and their realizations, as well as functions of these objects such as densities and conditional probabilities. While statistical language has proven powerful for both theory development and practical applications, some phenomena of interest to researchers and practitioners in business, industry, and otherwise, are not easily conveyed using statistical language, thereby creating statistical blind spots. Identifying such “unknown unknowns” can expand statistical research and applications in new domains. I will describe three blind spots encountered when collaborating with management scientists, behavioral scientists, and other research communities. One blind spot relates to concepts and constructs — abstractions of interest in many scientific fields. The second relates to analysis goals and utility, which are key to statistics in practice. The third blind spot concerns causal interventions and feedback loops, especially in combination with prediction.
Registration: To come.

2021 ASMBI Session at ISI World Statistics Congress
Topic: TBA but on Autonomous Driving Systems and Adversarial Risk Analysis

David Rios Insua
ICMAT-CSIC and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

ASMBI Call for Papers

ASMBI has recently issued a call for a Special Issue on Data Science in Process Industries, stemming from the ENBIS Spring Meeting on such topic. Deadline for submissions is 30 September 2021. More information can be found either on the ASMBI website or at

Members Only 

We remind you that you can access the Members Only part of the ISBIS website at where you can find the code to get Wiley books at 35% discount, free access to ASMBI (we are working on the link and it will be fixed shortly: please bear on us), slides of Gosset lectures and ASMBI sessions’ talks, video of the 2020 ISBIS General Assembly and two tutorials (videos) by Dan Jeske and more will come there. Your credentials to access the Members Only part of the website are the following (please do not share them with non-members):

USERNAME: members-isbis
PASSWORD: busindstat-isi-2015