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International Statistical Institute

63rd ISI World Statistics Congress
11–16 July 2021

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International Statistical Review
Volume 89, Issue 1
Pages: 1-213 April 2021

Issue Information

Free Access

Issue Information
First Published: 07 April 2021

Original Articles

Enhancing Data Science Ethics Through Statistical Education and Practice
Jessica Utts
Pages: 1-17 | First Published: 18 March 2021

Open Access
Hierarchical Models for the Analysis of Likert Scales in Regression and Item Response Analysis
Gerhard Tutz
Pages: 18-35 | First Published: 21 July 2020

On Some Characteristics of Gaussian Covariance Functions
Sandra De Iaco, Donato Posa, Claudia Cappello, Sabrina Maggio
Pages: 36-53 | First Published: 21 August 2020

Open Access
On Two Existing Approaches to Statistical Analysis of Social Media Data
Martina Patone, Li‐Chun Zhang
Pages: 54-71 | First Published: 26 August 2020

Uncertainty Estimation for Pseudo‐Bayesian Inference Under Complex Sampling
Matthew R. Williams, Terrance D. Savitsky
Pages: 72-107 | First Published: 08 June 2020

Benchmarked Estimators for a Small Area Mean Under a Onefold Nested Regression Model
Marius Stefan, Michael Hidiroglou
Pages: 108-131 | First Published: 12 May 2020

A Survey of Differentially Private Regression for Clinical and Epidemiological Research
Joseph Ficek, Wei Wang, Henian Chen, Getachew Dagne, Ellen Daley
Pages: 132-147 | First Published: 27 July 2020

An Extensive Comparison of Some Well‐Established Value at Risk Methods
Wilson Calmon, Eduardo Ferioli, Davi Lettieri, Johann Soares, Adrian Pizzinga
Pages: 148-166 | First Published: 23 July 2020

Shannon’s Entropy and Its Generalisations Towards Statistical Inference in Last Seven Decades
Asok K. Nanda, Shovan Chowdhury
Pages: 167-185 | First Published: 30 March 2020

Random Effects Misspecification Can Have Severe Consequences for Random Effects Inference in Linear Mixed Models
Francis K. C. Hui, Samuel Müller, Alan H. Welsh
Pages: 186-206 | First Published: 15 April 2020

Book Reviews

Surrogates: Gaussian Process Modeling, Design, and Optimization for the Applied Sciences
Debashis Ghosh
Pages: 207-209 | First Published: 16 March 2021

Artificial Intelligence for Drug Development, Precision Medicine, and Healthcare
Frank Yoon
Pages: 209 | First Published: 08 March 2021

Exploratory Subgroup Analysis in Clinical Research
Lili Zhao
Pages: 209-210 | First Published: 05 March 2021

Statistical Machine Learning: A Unified Framework
Shuangzhe Liu
Pages: 210-212 | First Published: 11 March 2021


Free Access

Pages: 213 | First Published: 07 April 2021
This article is a correction.

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ISI WSC 2021 - Virtual          ISI

Virtual 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress 2021
Statistics and Data Science for a Better World

02 March 2021

We will bring our members and delegates regular news updates regarding the Virtual ISI WSC 2021. We ask that you share our messages within your own network – with your colleagues and friends. With our first ever virtual WSC, many statisticians can easily participate from around the world for a very low fee. It is a wonderful opportunity for young statisticians to have their first WSC experience, especially our vast scientific programme.

  • Professor Kerrie Mengersen is the ISI President’s Invited Speaker at the Virtual ISI WSC 2021. The ISI President’s Invited Lecture is tentatively planned for Thursday, 15 July. We are excited to have Kerrie speak at our Virtual ISI WSC 2021. Want to know more about Kerrie and her work? See our website.
  • The Contributed Paper/Poster Submission System is already open! We are already receiving proposals for the CPS programme. Start submitting your proposal(s) now. The CPS announcement is available on our website. The CPS Submission System closes on 22 March.
  • We have the sponsorship and exhibition information available for the Virtual ISI WSC 2021. Know anyone who could be interested? Tell us or alternatively ask them to visit our website and get in touch with us directly!
  • The ISI has selected Worldspan to support in the delivery of the Virtual 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress. Worldspan delivers full-service association management and professional congress services to associations and non-profit organisations, globally. The Virtual ISI WSC 2021 will use Worldspan’s own online meeting and events platform, Virt-US Live.

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Dear member,

The ISI General Assembly (GA) will be held virtually on Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 16:30-17:30 (CEST).

If you wish to propose an agenda item, please e-mail ISI Director Ada van Krimpen ( by 17 June 2021 at the latest.

ISI General Assembly 2021 Draft Agenda

Date: 14 July 2021
Time: 16:30-17:30 (Central European Summer Time)

  1. Welcome LIVE
  2. Remembering our Members
  3. President’s Report: Presentation of the ISI’s accomplishments from August 2019 to July 2021
  4. Annual Report 2020: After the presentation, we will be LIVE for the Formal Approval.
  5. Questions & Comments from the Members: Members can ask questions & share commentsLIVE DISCUSSION
  6. Announcement of Members of the Executive Committee and Council for 2021-2023/2025
  7. ISI Elected & Regular Members 2020-2021
  8. Reports by the Association Presidents
    1. TIES 
    2. ISBIS
    3. IASS
    4. IASE
    5. IASC
    6. IAOS
    7. Bernoulli Society
  9. Future World Statistics Congresses
            a. Ottawa 2023: Formal Invitation
            b. The Hague 2025
  1. Closing Remarks LIVE

The ISI Executive Committee (EC) is aware that it is not easy to identify a time that suits all members across the different time zones and that it may not be convenient for all ISI members to join. The meeting will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing.

John Bailer, ISI President
Ada van Krimpen, ISI Director

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IASE          ISI

Dear IASE members,

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Best regards and stay safe!

Joachim Engel
IASE President

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IASS          ISI

IASS Webinar 7
25 June 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CEST

All are invited to the webinar, organised by the International Association for Survey Statisticians, entitled

Methodology for a Household Based COVID-19 Testing Survey
in Paraíba State – Brazil

Please register for IASS Webinar 7 at

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The moderator for the webinar will be James Chipperfield (IASS, Vice President). There will be time for questions. The webinar will be recorded and made available on the IASS and ISI web site.

Webinar Abstract

In a partnership of the Observatory of Respiratory Syndromes of the Federal University of Paraíba, the Paraíba State Government and SCIENCE, the epidemiological survey “Continuar Cuidando PB”, a household-based sample survey conducted in November and December 2020, collected sociodemographic and symptoms data together with testing of residents for the diagnosis of COVID-19. The total sample of 394 census enumeration areas (CEAs) was stratified into four macro-regions of the state and subdivided within these strata for collection over eight weeks, with equal collection load per week in each stratum. In each selected CEA, a concurrent household listing and sampling protocol was applied using a combination of Bernoulli plus inverse sampling. Listing and sampling of new households stopped when the number of residents tested with the RT-PCR test in interviewed households totaled 25 or more. When a household was sampled and agreed to participate, all residents were tested, even if this meant that the total number of tested individuals in a selected CEA would go above 25. This protocol enabled speedy performance of the data collection, the release of partial results every two weeks, and strong linkage between the data obtained in the socioeconomic questionnaires with the results of the tests performed for COVID-19. Data collection was performed in partnership with teams from the municipal and state health departments, who were responsible for the application of rapid (finger blood sample) and RT-PCR tests, for the timely return of results to the tested participants, and for the provision of appropriate care services to all who tested positive for the disease. All health and safety precautions were taken to protect the team of interviewers and health professionals involved in the data collection, as well as the residents of the selected households who participated in the survey.

Keywords: Serum-prevalence survey; inverse sampling; Bernoulli sampling; household listing; health surveillance.

Presenters: Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva, Hemilio Fernandes Campos Coelho, Mauricio Teixeira Leite de Vasconcellos, and Cristiano Ferraz.

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TIES          ISI

ISI Short Courses Programme 2021: Highlights from TIES

The ISI Short Courses programme 2021 runs from 6 May-1 July.

Professors Elena Naumova (TIES Communication Officer, Tuft University, USA) and Alessandro Fassó (Editor-in-Chief Environmetrics, University of Bergamo, Italy) will be running the following course sponsored by TIES:

Building technical editing and science communication skills for 21st Century – 20-21 May 2021 (8-11 am EST).

Learning Objectives: Help young promising researchers and seasoned professionals to develop skills for technical writing, presentation and interpretation of results, manuscript reviewing and editing, creating personal plans for professional development.

The course is intended for:

  • Junior practitioners and researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students interested in improving manuscripts for submission for top international journals.
  • Senior or mid-career practitioners and researchers interested in workforce development and improving reviewer’s skills for top international journals and setting up Special Issues for top international journals in statistics and related disciplines.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to improve your manuscript submission and reviewer skills!

For more information on registration and course schedule, please check the web site:

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IAOS          ISI


Dear IAOS members,  

The 2021 IAOS General Assembly will be held on Thursday, 8th July 2021 at 2.00 – 3:00 pm (CEST) in virtual format.

If you wish to attend, please email Jo Green ( ) to receive a link to join the meeting.

The agenda for the meeting will be:

1.    Minutes of 2020 General Assembly: for agreement
2.    IAOS Annual Report 2020-2021: for agreement
3.    SJIAOS
4.    Young Statistician Prize
5.    Formal introduction of new President and Executive Committee 2021-2023
6.    IAOS Strategic Plan 2021-2023
7.    Conference plans
8.    Other business

Please also advise Jo Green if you have any other items for discussion.

John Pullinger
President, 2019 -2021

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IASC          ISI

Dear colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the first issue of the Journal of Data Science, Statistics, and Visualisation (JDSSV; will become available online before the summer 2021. 

We welcome contributions on data science, statistics, and visualisation and, in particular, papers which link and integrate these subject areas. Articles should be oriented towards a wide scientific audience, and can cover topics such as machine learning and statistical learning, the visualisation and verbalisation of data, visual analytics, big data infrastructures and analytics, interactive learning, and advanced computing. Scientific contributions should be of a high standard.

At the moment we have a call for papers for the Special Issue on COVID-19 Visualisation and Modeling, until June 30, 2021. More details can be found at

The Journal of Data Science, Statistics, and Visualisation is an official journal of the International Association for Statistical Computing, see

Kind regards,
Patrick Groenen and Stefan Van Aelst (Editors JDSSV)

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Bernoulli Society          ISI

Dear colleagues,

We are in the process of printing the newest volume of Bernoulli News. You will receive a copy at the address that we have in our files. Please note that postal services have been slower during the pandemic.

You are receiving this email either because you joined the Society after 31st July 2020 or because you have explicitly opted in through a webform. By the end of next year we will send you a reminder to renew your option of receiving hard copies.

Please let us know if you have any comments or questions.

Yours sincerely,

Manuele Leonelli – Bernoulli News Editor
Leonardo T. Rolla – Publicity Chair