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.
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.
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
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
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.
As you may know, 2021 is an election year for TIES Board member positions. The following positions are available:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
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 https://www.isi2021.org/ .
We are pleased to announce that the first issue of the Journal of Data Science, Statistics, and Visualisation (JDSSV; https://jdssv.org/) 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.
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:
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 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1053362238320259853
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) https://www.dropbox.com/request/CN8iaNw3cS6h5Oogptli
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 https://www.isbis-isi.org/ 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 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5262555533721766416
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 email@example.com
Leading Women in Business and Industrial Statistics Webinar Series
This series continues with very high-caliber speakers. Confirmed installments will feature:
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
We remind you that you can access the Members Only part of the ISBIS website at https://www.isbis-isi.org/members.html 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):