ISI - International Statistical Institute February 2021

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Messages & Reports
President’s Column: Thinking Strategically and Acting Accordingly

ISI strategic priorities reflect the foundation for what ISI wants to achieve as a professional society. In this message ISI President John Bailer deliberates on these priorities.

World Statistics Congress (WSC)
Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress 2021 – Call for Contributed Paper/Poster Proposals

You are invited to submit your abstracts for Contributed Talks/Posters by 22 March 2021.

Calls & Announcements
ISI Data Science Working Group Formed

The working group was launched by co-chairs Juergen Symanzik and Daniel Jeske in order to identify and coordinate opportunities for the ISI and its Associations to help them improve their identity with data science research, education, and outreach. 

Competitions & Awards
Data Analysis Competition 2021 – Call for Submissions

The International Association for Statistical Computing invites submissions for the Data Analysis Competition. The focus of the 2021 competition is the analysis of quality-of-life related data.

ISI and Esri Spatial Thinking Student Competition – Deadline extended to 1 March 2021

ISI and Esri are sponsoring the 2020/21 Spatial Thinking Student Competition. Entry topics may include statistics and data science or focus on areas of the economy, society, and the environment. Apply now!

ISLP Best Cooperative Award 2021

The International Statistical Literacy Project is now accepting applications for the  Best Cooperative Award 2021 competition.

Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2022

The Bernoulli Society welcomes applications for the New Researcher Award 2022. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2021.

Nominations open for the Willem van Zwet Medal

The Bernoulli Society has launched the Willem van Zwet Medal, to be awarded for special service to the Bernoulli Society. The deadline for nominations is 15 March 2021.

2021 Significance Writing Competition

The competition welcomes submissions from young-career statisticians, data scientists and researchers who can demonstrate the skills necessary for effective communication and who recognise the importance of explaining statistics to non-experts.

Significance Magazine Volume 18, Issue 1 – February 2021

The latest issue of Significance, including free-access articles on COVID-19, is now available to read online.

JDSSV Special Issue on COVID-19 Visualisation and Modeling

The journal of Data Science, Statistics and Visualisation is accepting submissions for a special issue on the modeling and visualisation of data about the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

News from the Statistical Journal of the IAOS

IAOS is pleased to announce the launch of the SJIAOS special supplement on ‘Official Statistics in Africa’.

Members' News
In Memoriam: Dr. Alfred W. Franz

We regret to announce the death of ISI Elected Member Dr. Alfred W. Franz on 14 January 2021.

In Memoriam: Donald A.S. Fraser

We regret to announce the passing of ISI Elected Member Dr. Donald A.S. Fraser on 21 December 2020.

In Memoriam Lelia I. Boeri de Cervetto

We regret to announce the passing of ISI Elected Member Mrs. Lelia I. Boeri de Cervetto on 3 January 2021.

Associations' News
IASS Course on the Analysis of Survey Data Using R

Funded by the World Bank and developed by Marcel de Toledo Vieira with the support of the IASS, the course materials are now available online.

First IASS Francophone Webinar

The IASS is pleased to announce its first francophone webinar, "The generalized weight share method and its applications", to be held on 26 February 2021.

2022 COMPSTAT Conference in London postponed

The 25th International Conference on Computational Statistics, London, UK was rescheduled to 22-25 August 2023 (postponed from August 2022).

2021 COMPSTAT Conference in Bologna postponed

The 24th International Conference on Computational Statistics at the University of Bologna, Italy was rescheduled to 23-26 August 2022 (postponed initially from August 2020, and later from August 2021).

ISBIS Newsletter – Latest issue now available

A new issue of ISBIS News is now available to read online. 

Misuse of Statistics: Time to Speak Out – IAOS webinar

The webinar will be held on 22 February 2021, 9.00 – 11.00 EST and will examine the issues of misuse and false statistics from different perspectives.

New President-Elect of the Bernoulli Society

The BS Nomination Committee presented its report with the candidacy for the post of the BS President starting August 2023.

2021 IASE Satellite Conference – Call for Papers

The online 2021 IASE satellite conference will be held from 30 August – 4 September 2021. The conference International Program Committee calls for submissions in the form of papers, workshops and posters that fit the theme “Statistics Education in the Era of Data Science”.

Other News
UNSC 52nd Session Side Event: Modernization of Statistical Systems with GIS

Join Esri for an in depth discussion exploring some of the key issues on the integration of statistical and geospatial including importance of frameworks such as IGIF and GSGF, use of standards such as SDMX and discussion on dissemination of data.

Women in Statistics

Check out the interactive map created by Esri to learn about distinguished women in statistics.


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Ada van Krimpen - ISI Director

Statistical Science for a Better World

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