ISI - International Statistical Institute October 2020

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World Statistics Day 2020
President's Column: What do you get for someone on World Statistics Day?

On 20 October 2020 the global statistical community is celebrating the World Statistics Day. Read the ISI President’s column dedicated to this special day.

ISC as UNSC’s ancestor and the role of ISI in its creation
Read this column by Jean-Louis Bodin, former ISI President, describing the role of the ISI in the creation of the International Statistical Commission (ISC), the predecessor of the UN Statistical Commission.
Italian Statistics Day
The Italian Statistical Society (SIS), the "Welfare Italy" office at the Prime Minister's office, and the National Statistical Office (ISTAT) of Italy are organizing an online event dedicated to the World Statistics Day on 20 October 2020.
World Statistics Congress (WSC)
Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress 2021 – Call for Proposals for Invited Sessions now open!
You are invited to propose Invited Sessions by 15 November 2020.
Calls & Announcements
ISI President wins the JPBM Communications Award

We are proud to announce that the ISI President John Bailer has won the 2021 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award as member of Stats+Stories podcast team.

Statistical Journal of the IAOS - Call for Papers

The Statistical Journal of the IAOS welcomes papers on important topics relevant to official statistics.

Call for Short Courses – ISI WSC 2021

The ISI Short Course Committee for ISI WSC 2021 (SCC) is inviting members of the ISI and its Associations to submit proposals to deliver online short courses.

Prizes & Awards
TIES-Wiley Best Student Presentation Award 2020
The International Environmetrics Society (TIES) invites students to participate in the 2020 edition of the TIES-Wiley Best Student Presentation Award to be presented at the TIES Conference in December 2020.
Nominations open for the David G. Kendall Award
The Bernoulli Society (BS) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) invite nominations for the David G. Kendall Award. Nominees should be researchers with significant achievements and great potential in their research field.
Spatial Thinking Student Competition 2020-2021

ISI and Esri are pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Student Competition. Designed to promote research, encourage spatial thinking, and inspire curiosity, students have the opportunity to develop a Story Map and win prizes!

New! Significance Magazine Volume 17, Issue 5 – October 2020

The latest issue of Significance, is now available to read online.

Committees' News
LISA 2020 Symposium Keynote and Celebration Event - 20 October 2020
Please join us for the LISA 2020 Symposium Keynote and Celebration Event on the World Statistics Day - 20 October 2020, from 14:00–15:30 UTC.
Young Statisticians: Workshop on Data Science for Official Statistics

Due to the advancement of technologies, we are now capable of gathering datasets, often unstructured, in real time. Analyzing these datasets however can no longer be managed by traditional statistical analysis that are often still utilized by national statistics offices.

News from the ISI Statistical Capacity Building (SCB) Committee
Read about the webinars, courses and other events organized by the Statistical Capacity Building committee for residents of developing countries with the support of the World Bank Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building.
News from the ISI SIG on Sports Statistics

Read about the latest and upcoming activities organized by the ISI Special Interest Group on Sports Statistics.

Members' News
In Memoriam: Jarig van Sinderen

Jarig van Sinderen, ISI Elected member and professor affiliated with Erasmus School of Economics, The Netherlands, passed away on 23 September 2020.

Associations' News
3rd LARS-IASC School on Computational Statistics and Data Science
The third LARS-IASC School on Computational Statistics and Data Science will be held in Ciudad de México from 17-18 April 2021. The school theme is ‘Stochastic Simulation and Reinforcement Learning’ and the IASC will provide up to 10 scholarships for LARS-IASC students.
LACSC 2021: 5th Latin American Conference on Statistical Computing
The 5th Latin American Conference on Statistical Computing, LACSC 2021, will be held in Ciudad de México, Mexico, from 19–21 April 2021. LACSC 2021 invites submission of papers before 11 January 2021.
IASC – LARS Webinar on Computational Statistics and Data Science
The Latin American Regional Section of the IASC is pleased to invite postgraduate and undergraduate students to attend the webinar course “Statistical Inference in Markov Processes”.
New ISI Elected Members from IASC

The IASC-ISI Nomination Committee congratulates four IASC members awarded ISI Elected membership status in September 2020.

Event on the Value of Data - Bu-Ali University, Hamedan, Iran

This first event on the value of data, sponsored by y-BIS, intends to provide an opportunity for both data holders and data analysers to extract the maximum value from their data.

International Conference on Data Analytics for Business and Industry
Aiming to provide an international platform to researchers, data scientists, business managers, and industry practitioners to meet and exchange their ideas and novel approaches to the technical challenges of a data driven world, this virtual conference will be held on 26-27 October 2020.
IAOS President’s Message

Read the latest message from the IAOS President John Pullinger including announcements of IAOS activities and a call for nominations for the IAOS Executive Committee.

Zambia IAOS 2020 Conference - Better Lives 2030: Mobilising the power of data for Africa and the world

Previously planned for May 2020, it is now expected that the conference will be held in September 2021 in Livingstone, Zambia.

IAOS Young Statisticians Prize 2021
This international prize, designed to encourage more young statisticians to take an active interest in official statistics, is awarded for the best paper in the field of official statistics written by a young statistician.
International Virtual Conference on Advanced Statistical Techniques in Business and Industry

This regional conference of the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS) in conjunction with the Silver Jubilee Anniversary of the Department of Statistics, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India, will be held from 28 -30 December 2020.

Bernoulli Society: Call for Nominations of SLAPEM committee members
Bernoulli Society invites members of SLAPEM to nominate candidates for its Committee.
ISLP Poster Competition and the Best Cooperative Project Award
The ISLP Poster Competition and the Best Cooperative Project Award 2020-2021 are ongoing. There is still time to sign your country or team up for these competitions!
Statistics Education: Panel Discussion on Opportunities to Disseminate Research

At the virtual JSM 2020 conference, editorial board members of the Journal of Statistics Education, Statistics Education Research Journal, Technology Innovations in Statistics Education, and The American Statistician formed a panel to discuss ways to present research results in their journals.

Other News
United Nations Task Force on COVID-19 and Household Surveys

The UN Task Force was created with the objective to support the coordination of the COVID-19 impact surveys, provide guidance on maintaining the continuity of regular survey programmes and various methodological aspects of COVID-19 related surveys, and establish a collective vision on the implications of COVID-19 for reshaping the national household survey.

Stats+Stories: A podcast about the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics

Listen to the latest episodes with Rob Santos on 2020 US census concerns, Ron Fricker & Steve Rigdon on planning for a pandemic, and Sharon Lohr on crime statistics.

ZDM Mathematics Education Special Issue - Innovation in Statistical Modelling

The ZDM special issue on innovations in statistical modelling to connect data, chance and context is freely available to read during the month of October 2020.

Young Statisticians Europe announces its YoungStatS blog and webinar project

Young Statisticians Europe (YSE) is an initiative of a group of young professionals in statistics, econometrics and data analysis, aiming to develop a network of young statisticians at European level to facilitate best practice exchange and collaboration in research and teaching.


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Ada van Krimpen - ISI Director

Statistical Science for a Better World

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