ISI - International Statistical Institute January 2022

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Messages & Reports
President’s Column
In his January column President Steve Penneck addresses ISI’s strategic priorities for the coming years, invites members to explore ISI’s new website and announces the search for a new Director.

Calls & Announcements
ISI Seeks New Director
The ISI is seeking a new Director to replace the current Director who will retire on 1 July 2022.

Workshop on Writing Manuscripts for Official Statistics Journals
The workshop will be held in in three separate sessions on 8, 10 and 15 February from 3.00–5.00 PM CET.

ISI Online Course Programme: Members of the ISI and Associations are invited to submit proposals
The ISI Short Course Committee (SCC) is inviting members of the ISI and its Associations to submit proposals for the online course programme.

Central Eurasia Outreach Committee: 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.

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
Call for nominations for the SAE Award 2022
The deadline for submitting nominations for the award is 15 March 2022.

2022 IAOS Prize for Young Statisticians (YSP)
Submissions to the 2022 YSP competition are still possible by 11 February 2022. Guidelines for submission are available on the IAOS website.

Abdel El-Shaarawi Early Investigator Award 2022
Nominations for this prestigious TIES award should be submitted by 12 February 2022.

Nominations Open for the 2023 International Prize in Statistics
The International Prize in Statistics—one of the highest honors in statistics—is awarded every two years to an individual or team “for major achievements using statistics to advance science, technology, and human welfare.”

New issue of the Journal of Data Science, Statistics and Visualization (JDSSV)
JDSSV is an international open access and refereed journal, which creates a forum for presenting recent progress and ideas in the different disciplines of data science, statistics, and visualization.

SJIAOS and Official Statistics Platform
Check out the December 2021 issue of the journal and the related discussion on the topic of ‘Measuring and official statistics on difficult to measure groups’.

Committees' News
Walter Radermacher appointed Chair of the ISI Advisory Board on Ethics
The ABE advises the Executive Committee and Council on relevant ethical issues, and recommends or undertakes activities for promoting observance of ethical principles in statistics.

Members' News
In Memoriam: Sir David Cox
Prominent British statistician, former ISI President (1995-1997) and inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics passed away on 18 January 2022 at the age of 97.

Pali Lehohla receives an award for leadership in statistics
ISI member and former Statistician-General of South Africa received the award at the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée (Ensea) in Abijan, Côte d’Ivoire.

In Memoriam: Jean-Claude Deville
ISI Member and a world- renown statistician Jean-Claude Deville passed away in November 2021 at the age of 77.

Associations' News
IASC Scholarships
IASC offers 25 scholarships including a waiver of the registration fee for participants attending the 16th Brazilian Meeting of Bayesian Statistics and VI Latin American Conference on Statistical Computing.

IASC Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with RASt
IASC President Christophe Croux, ISI Director Ada van Krimpen and the Chairman of the Russian Association of Statisticians Alexey Ponomarenko signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aim to increase the collaboration between the societies.

IAOS 2022 Conference: ‘Worthy Information for Challenging Times’
The conference will take place on 26 -28 April 2022 in Krakow, Poland.

ISBIS Conference 2022: "Statistics and Data Science in Business and Industry"
The conference is expected to take place as an in-person event on 20-21 June 2022 in Naples, Italy.

Other News
Nominations Open for the 2022 CWS Societal Impact Award
The award will be given annually to a statistician who has actively worked to advance social justice, or diversity, equity and inclusion through their research, teaching or service.

Rousseeuw Prize for Statistics: Call for Nominations
This new biennial prize worth one million US dollars has been created to recognize outstanding statistical innovations with relevance to society. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2022.

Cluster Benchmarking Challenge Call: Published or Accepted Benchmarking Papers of Clustering
The Cluster Benchmarking Task Force of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) is calling for benchmarking papers on clustering methods that have been published or accepted for publication after 1 January 2019.

17th Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies
The conference will take place on 19-23 July 2022 in Porto, Portugal. The call for papers is open.

Stats+Stories: A podcast about the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics
Listen to the latest episodes with Michelle Cardel, Timandra Harkness, and Hilary Parker & Roger D. Peng.

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