ISI - International Statistical Institute October 2021

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Important Notices
Call for action by the Fiji government on the position of its Government Statistician
ISI and IAOS have sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Fiji calling on him to act urgently to provide vindication of its actions to rebuild trust in Fiji statistics.

Ongoing legal proceedings against Andreas Georgiou
The leaders of ISI, ASA and RSS call for an end to the 10-year persecution of Andreas Georgiou in their letter to the Prime Minister of Greece.

Messages & Reports
President’s Column: The joy of meeting statisticians!
Read Steve Penneck’s latest column sharing his recent experience attending an in-person RSS conference in Manchester, UK.

World Statistics Congress (WSC)
Highlights from the ISI WSC 2021
The videos of the President’s Invited Speaker’s presentation, the International Prize in Statistics lecture, the Opening and Closing ceremonies are now available to watch online.

ISI WSC 2021 – Post-Congress Report
The first-ever virtual ISI World Statistics Congress took place from 11–16 July 2021. This report contains the highlights of the Congress.

Calls & Announcements
3rd Conference on Statistics and Data Science (CSDS 2021)
The conference will be held virtually on 28–30 October 2021. Registration is now open and is free of charge.

Committee on the History of Statistics: Call for nominations for a new Chair
ISI calls for nominations of ISI members who may be interested and qualified for serving as Chair of the committee. Self-nominations are acceptable.

Competitions & Awards
SAE Award given to Partha Lahiri and Wayne A. Fuller
The awardees were given the prize at the SAE 2021 Conference on Big Data and Small Area Estimation in September 2021.

IASS nominations sought for the 2023 Waksberg Award
The journal Survey Methodology has established an annual invited paper series in honor of the late Joseph Waksberg to recognize his outstanding contributions to survey statistics and methodology.

SJIAOS and Official Statistics Platform
Join our latest discussions on the Fundamental Principles for Official Statistics and other topics.

New! Environmetrics Special Issue
Environmetrics has published a special issue on “Joint Outcome Modeling in Environmetrics” guest edited by Charmaine B. Dean and Elizabeth M. Renouf, examining the benefits of using joint outcome modeling in environmental contexts.

Members' News
In Memoriam: Lai K. Chan
The world statistical community mourns the loss of Dr. Lai K. Chan, an accomplished statistician and Elected Member of the ISI who died on 23 December 2020.

In Memoriam: Constance van Eeden
We regret to announce the death of the ISI Elected Member Constance van Eden on 21 September 2021.

Associations' News
IASS Webinar: Making Inferences from Non-probability Samples through Data Integration
The free webinar will be held on 26 January 2022 at 14:00 -15:30 CET and will be presented by Jean-François Beaumont from Statistics Canada.

IASC-LARS Webinars on Computational Statistics and Data Science
After the success of the webinar on machine learning held in September, IASC-LARS organizes a second webinar on “Data Visualization: Theory and Applications” scheduled on 22–24 November 2021.

Takwimu Young Statisticians Programme
Launched in July 2021 under the leadership of the African Centre for Statistics and the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the programme is dedicated to the development of young statisticians in Africa.

IASS Webinar: Positioning Household Surveys for the Next Decade
The free webinar will be held on 23 November 2021 at 12:00 -13:30 CET and will be presented by Haoyi Chen, Intersecretariat Working Group on Household Surveys, UN.

11th Conference of the Asian Regional Section of IASC
The conference will be held on 21-24 February 2022 in Kyoto, Japan in hybrid format. Abstract submission of contributed talks/e-posters and early bird registration are open until 31 October 2021.

11th International Conference on Teaching Statistics
The conference will be held on 11 - 16 September 2022 in hybrid format in Rosario, Argentina. The deadline for full session proposals and main topic papers is 31 October 2021.

Online Workshop “Using simulations to make sense of the world: The pandemic”
Registrations are now possible for this free IASE workshop be held on 8 November 2021.

Announcing new IASS webinar
Everyone interested in the topic is invited to participate in the free webinar entitled “Robust analysis of linked sample data”.

Latest news from ISLP
ISLP invites contributions for its upcoming newsletter and calls for submissions for the 2022 statistical literacy competitions.

IASS Webinar: Theory and Practice of Adaptive Survey Design at Statistics Netherlands
The free webinar will be held on 28 October 2021 at 14:00-15:30 CEST. The presenters are Barry Schouten and Kees van Berkel from Statistics Netherlands.

Other News
27th Pfizer/ASA/UConn Distinguished Statistician Colloquium
The colloquium will be held on 20 October 2021 and will provide a forum for a distinguished statistician to share and disseminate their unique perspective and work in the theory and/or application of statistics.  

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Ada van Krimpen - ISI Director

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