Mailings for WSC

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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International Statistical Institute

Mailings for ISI


Dear members,

Good news! The registration for the virtual 2021 ISI Short Courses Programme, organized in cooperation with the ISI Associations, is now open.

The courses will take place from 6 May to 1 July 2021, prior to the virtual ISI WSC 2021.

We invite you to register for the course(s) of your choice as soon as possible in order to secure your spot.

Registrations can be made via Short Courses 2021 – ISI (

We are looking forward to your participation!

Best regards,

Ada van Krimpen
ISI Director

Mailings for IASE

IASE          ISI

Dear IASE members,

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Best regards and stay safe!

Joachim Engel
IASE President

Mailings for IASS

IASS          ISI

SAE2021 BIG4Small – September 20-24, 2021
Virtual Meeting – Naples, Italy


The main purpose of the SAE2021 conference is assess the current state of development and usage of small area methodology. The aim is to serve as a bridge among statisticians, computer scientists, engineers, and practitioners working on Small Area Estimation in academia, private and government agencies.

Info and abstract submission

Please use these links for information and abstract submission:

Conference Topics

1. SAE in Official Statistics
2. SAE using Big Data Sources
3. Spatial approaches and satellite imagery in SAE
4. Computational Science for SAE
5. Machine Learning for SAE
6. Statistical learning for SAE
7. Social media digital fingerprints and SAE of social indicator
8. Anonymized and aggregated mobile data for SAE
9. SAE of indicators of education and household characteristics
10. SAE and Big Data in poverty mapping
11. SAE methods for time series data
12. Methods for indirect SAE
13. Bayesian statistics for SAE
14. SAE using mixed models/multilevel models
15. Generalized Linear Models for SAE
16. Model-based inference for SAE
17. Nonparametric methods for SAE
18. Developments in design-based sampling variance estimation
19. Composite Estimators for SAE
20. SAE for repeated surveys
21. Robust methods for SAE
22. Selection and checking for SAE models
23. New advancements (developments, challenges) in Sample Surveys
24. Other topics related to SAE
25. Applications

Important Dates

A talk can be presented at SAE2021 Conference upon acceptance of an abstract.
Abstracts with up to 300 words that are related to the theme of the meeting will be accepted on a “first-come, first-served” basis, subject to a favorable review by the scientific committee and space constraints.
Submission of short paper of max 6 pages is optional. A Book of Short Papers (with ISBN) will be published for the Conference.

March 1, 2021: Abstract submission opening
April 16, 2021: Deadline for abstract submission
April 30, 2021: Abstract acceptance notification – Submission of short paper opening
June 11, 2021: Deadline for short paper submission
July 2, 2021: Short paper acceptance notification
July 23, 2021: Deadline for early bird registration
September 20-24, 2021: Conference

Conference Fees

Early Registration: €60   
Late Registration: €75

Notes: SAE2021 maintains the same invited sessions scheduled for SAE2020, postponed due to Covid-19. Researchers who sent a contributed abstract are invited to re-submit their abstract if they wish to participate in the conference.

Mailings for TIES

TIES          ISI

Dear TIES members,

As you may know, 2021 is an election year for TIES Board member positions.  The following positions are available:

  • President-elect
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Publication officer
  • Communications officer
  • One regional representative for Europe
  • One regional representative for North America
  • One regional representative for global

The elected term for the first five positions is 2021-2023, while for the regional representatives it is 2021-2025. The President-elect becomes President in September 2023 without further election.

We (the TIES 2021 Election Committee) are nominating the candidates listed below this message for these positions, and the elections will take place in May/June (via electronic ballot organised by the ISI).

Additionally, there is now an opportunity for any standing TIES member to nominate additional candidates for any of these positions.

If you would like to nominate any additional candidate(s) – or provide a self-nomination – then please send the details of your proposed nomination to the TIES President at by 31th March 2021.  To nominate a candidate, please provide:

  • Name of nominated candidate (with email proof that they have agreed to be nominated);
  • Brief biographical sketch of the candidate being nominated;
  • Proposed position of nominated candidate (e.g. President-elect, Secretary, etc.);
  • Names and affiliations of five Regular TIES Members who support the nomination.

Please note: candidates being nominated should have been TIES members in both 2020 and 2021 (at least), and nominations for Regional Officers must come from members of the Region.

Best wishes,
The TIES 2021 Election Committee


Election committee nominated candidates:

President Elect: Claire Miller, Glasgow University
Secretary: Elena N. Naumova, Tufts University
Treasurer: L. Leticia Ramírez Ramírez, Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas
Pub. Officer: Amanda Hering, Baylor University
Comm. Officer: E. Ashley Steel, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations

Regional Representatives

Europe: Alessio Pollice, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
North America: Nathaniel Newlands, Canada Summerland Research & Development Centre
Global: Amira El-Ayouti, Cairo University


Mailings for IAOS

IAOS          ISI

Dear IAOS member,

Attached is the first Information Note regarding the 2022 IAOS conference to be held in Krakow, Poland from April 26-28, 2022.

More information will be available on the IAOS website  ( in the coming months.

We would also encourage you to attend the upcoming WSC. This virtual event has a range of exciting sessions of interest to all of us.  Registration for the WSC is now open.  More information about the WSC is at .


John Pullinger
IAOS President 2019 -2021

Misha Belkindas
IAOS President Elect 2019-2021

Mailings for IASC

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)

Mailings for BS

Bernoulli Society          ISI

Dear Bernoulli Society members,

Bernoulli-IMS 10th World Congress in Probability and Statistics will be held online on July 19 – 23, 2021.

The Virtual Congress will be hosted by Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. This quadrennial joint meeting is of steadily increasing importance to the scientific vitality of the fields of statistics and probability and their applications. This Congress will have 14 (plenary) named lectures, one public lecture, 40 invited sessions featuring 120 speakers, Contributed talks, and Poster sessions. 

Prior to the Congress, a two-day Young Researchers Meeting will also be held virtually on July 17 – 18, 2021.

The registration is now open and we invite you to register!

For more information on the Congress, please see the following webmail:

Claudia Klüppelberg
President of the Bernoulli Society

Mailings for ISBIS

ISBIS          ISI

ISBIS 2021 Satellite Conference

This is a reminder about our conference this year. The virtual ISBIS 2021 satellite meeting will take place on Friday, 7 May 2021, from 14.00 to 17.00 [Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Roma] (i.e., 20.00 to 23.00 [Beijing] and 8.00 to 11.00 am [New York]). If you wish to attend this free event, you can register at

Besides the plenary talks, the satellite meeting offers all ISBIS members the opportunity to submit a 10-minute (please adhere carefully to this limit) presentation on a work/research topic that will be posted on the ISBIS website prior to the conference and promoted during the virtual meeting.  After you have recorded your presentation, please upload it to this Dropbox link by Sunday, 2 May 2021 (the earlier the better)

You may have to copy-and-paste this URL into your browser. Please upload your video for the ISBIS 2021 Satellite Conference with the filename “ISBIS2021_Firstname_Lastname.mp4” (replacing Firstname and Lastname with your name).See the ISBIS website for additional information, including the list of plenary speakers. We look forward to your attendance.

ISBIS 2021 General Assembly

This year the Assembly will be held virtually right after the ISBIS 2021 conference, i.e. it will take place on Friday, 7 May 2021, from 17.00 to 18.00 [Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Roma] (i.e., 23.00 to 24.00 [Beijing] and 11.00 am to 12.00 pm [New York]). All ISBIS members are invited to attend the Assembly and register at

ISBIS members will receive in advance a report about the activities since the previous General Assembly. Comments before and after the Assembly can be sent to the ISBIS President, Fabrizio Ruggeri, at

Leading Women in Business and Industrial Statistics Webinar Series

This series continues with very high-caliber speakers. Confirmed installments will feature:

  • Speaker: Bianca Maria Colosimo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Topic: Towards big data mining in Industry 4.0: quality modeling and monitoring in additive manufacturing, Date/Time: April 21st, 16:00 Milano time, 10:00 New York time. Registration at
  • Speaker: Christine Anderson-Cook, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. Topic: TBA but will focus on Design of Experiments, Date/Time: July 6st, 8:00 AM Los Alamos time, 16:00 Milano time. Registration link to come.

2021 ISBIS Gosset Lecture (at ISI World Statistics Congress)
The Language of Statistics (and What’s Lost in Translation)

Galit Shmueli
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

The field of statistics uses “statistical language” for describing phenomena in the observable world. This language includes statistical notation for parameters, sample statistics, random variables and their realizations, as well as functions of these objects such as densities and conditional probabilities. While statistical language has proven powerful for both theory development and practical applications, some phenomena of interest to researchers and practitioners in business, industry, and otherwise, are not easily conveyed using statistical language, thereby creating statistical blind spots. Identifying such “unknown unknowns” can expand statistical research and applications in new domains. I will describe three blind spots encountered when collaborating with management scientists, behavioral scientists, and other research communities. One blind spot relates to concepts and constructs — abstractions of interest in many scientific fields. The second relates to analysis goals and utility, which are key to statistics in practice. The third blind spot concerns causal interventions and feedback loops, especially in combination with prediction.
Registration: To come.

2021 ASMBI Session at ISI World Statistics Congress
Topic: TBA but on Autonomous Driving Systems and Adversarial Risk Analysis

David Rios Insua
ICMAT-CSIC and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

ASMBI Call for Papers

ASMBI has recently issued a call for a Special Issue on Data Science in Process Industries, stemming from the ENBIS Spring Meeting on such topic. Deadline for submissions is 30 September 2021. More information can be found either on the ASMBI website or at

Members Only 

We remind you that you can access the Members Only part of the ISBIS website at where you can find the code to get Wiley books at 35% discount, free access to ASMBI (we are working on the link and it will be fixed shortly: please bear on us), slides of Gosset lectures and ASMBI sessions’ talks, video of the 2020 ISBIS General Assembly and two tutorials (videos) by Dan Jeske and more will come there. Your credentials to access the Members Only part of the website are the following (please do not share them with non-members):

USERNAME: members-isbis
PASSWORD: busindstat-isi-2015