ISI - International Statistical Institute November 2020

You are invited to visit the ISI website to read news on the following:

Messages & Reports
President’s Column: Gratitude

An inspiring column by John Bailer focusing on gratitude for the work of ISI members, volunteers and Permanent Office staff.

Director’s Column: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

In her column this month ISI Director tells about the achievements and successes of the ISI Permanent Office in the challenging but interesting time of the pandemic.

World Statistics Congress (WSC)
Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress - Registration information available

Registration categories and fees are available on the website. Please note registration opens in March 2021.

Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress – Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the website in case you have questions about registration, the scientific programme, exhibition, sponsorship and more. Also find out where to go for additional questions!

Virtual ISI World Statistics Congress – Call for Proposals for Invited Sessions

You are invited to propose Invited Sessions by 30 November 2020.

Calls & Announcements
2020 ISI Officers' Elections

ISI is pleased to announce the outcome this year’s Officers’ Elections conducted from 8 September - 20 October. Sincere congratulations to our newly elected Officers!

Prizes & Awards
ISI and Esri Spatial Thinking Student Competition

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. Enter the contest by 1 January 2021 for a chance to win and be recognized for your GIS, spatial analysis, and storytelling skills.

The Founders of Statistics Prize – Call for Nominations

Formerly known as Karl Pearson Prize, the Founders of Statistics Prize recognizes a research contribution that has had profound influence on statistical theory, methodology, practice, or applications. ISI invites nominations for the 2021 edition of the prize. 

Call for nominations for the 2021 Mahalanobis International Award

The Mahalanobis International Award, sponsored by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation of the Government of India, recognizes an individual for lifetime achievements in statistics in developing country or region.

Call for applications for the 2021 ISI Jan Tinbergen Awards

The ISI Jan Tinbergen Awards are for best papers for the biennial World Statistics Congresses (WSC) by young statisticians. Each award consists of €2,500 prize money and complimentary WSC registration.

International Statistical Review – December 2020 Issue

The latest issue of the International Statistical Review is now available to read online.

Committees' News
LISA 2020 Symposium

The 3rd LISA symposium, sponsored by the ISI, is being held from October 2020 – May 2021 under the theme “Connecting to Build Capacity to Transform Evidence into Action & Celebrate the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science”.

News from the ISI SIG on Sports Statistics

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

News from the ISI Statistical Capacity Building Committee

The SCB Committee has been very active in organizing and promoting various events as part of celebrations of the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science.

YS-ISI: Report on the Webinar “Data Science for Official Statistics using R”

On 28-29 October 2020, the ISI Young Statisticians Committee (YS-ISI) hosted a 2-day webinar “Data Science for Official Statistics using R”.

Associations' News
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. Submissions are due by 12 February 2020.

Statistical Journal of IAOS: Upcoming issues

Read about the Statistical Journal of IAOS December 2020 issue, an extra edition on Official Statistics in Africa and Call for Papers for future issues.

IAOS-IASS Webinar as part of the celebrations of the World Statistics Day 2020

The IAOS-IASS webinar on the importance of official statistics to society was organized on 4 November as part of the continuing celebrations of the World Statistics Day.

News from ISLP

The International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) Poster Competition 2020-2021 and the Best Cooperative Award are ongoing. There is still time to register for these competitions!

São Paulo School of advanced science on singular SPDEs and their applications

The São Paulo School of advanced science on singular SPDEs and their applications, initially planned to take place in 2020, is now rescheduled for the next year and will be held from 20-31July 2021 in Campinas, Brazil.

Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2021 Session at the virtual ISI WSC

The three awardees of the Bernoulli Society New Researcher Award 2021 will speak at an Invited Paper Session during the ISI World Statistics Congress.

Recent ISBIS Webinars

Recently held ISBIS webinars are now available to watch through the ISBIS webinars library.

Webinar Series by Leading Women in Business and Industry

ISBIS is pleased to announce the creation of a webinar series by leading women working in the area of business and industrial statistics.

Nominations Sought for the 2022 Waksberg Award

The journal Survey Methodology has established an annual invited paper series in honour of the late Joseph Waksberg to recognize his outstanding contributions to survey statistics and methodology. Each year a prominent survey statistician is chosen to write a paper that reviews the development and current state of an important topic in the field of survey statistics and methodology.

TIES 2020 Virtual Conference - Frontiers in Statistics, Epidemiology and the Environment

The virtual conference of The International Environmetrics Society (TIES) will be held from 2-4 December 2020. The aim of the conference is to provide a networking opportunity for specialists in statistics, epidemiology and environmental sciences and demonstrate the value of cross-disciplinary research in order to solve the most pressing problems of our society.

Other News
Stats+Stories: A podcast about the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics
Listen to the latest episodes with Glen Wright Colopy, Robert Cuffe and Andrew Gelman.
Census Case Study: Arab Republic of Egypt, Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS)
The Egypt 2017 national census for population, housing, and facilities is the country’s first census completed electronically. The transformation from a paper to a digital census system enables Egyptians to see census data in a geographic context. Read the full case study.

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Ada van Krimpen - ISI Director

Statistical Science for a Better World

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