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60th ISI WSC 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Published 17 July 2015







ISI President's Message June 2015

Read about the developments in the ISI over the past few years and the challenges it faces. More>>

Published 23 June 2015


60th ISI WSC 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Short Courses Programme confirmed. Registrations are still possible until 10 July 2015. More>>
  • Important notice on visa requirements: Please note that visa requirements and application process to obtain a visa for Brazil vary depending on country and method of application. Please contact the Brazilian embassy or consulate in your country to learn the specifics for your trip as soon as possible. Processing time for visa applications can take several weeks, so it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible.

Published 30 June 2015


Election of ISI Officers for 2017-2019/21: Request for Nominations

The ISI Nominations Committee is soliciting nominations from members of the ISI family for the next slate of candidates for the ISI Executive Committee and Council. The deadline for nominations is 17 July 2015. More>>

Published 3 June 2015


ISI Statement about the Hellenic Statistical Authority in Greece

The ISI has issued a statement signed by the ISI President and the Chair of the ISI Advisory Board on Ethics about the Hellenic Statistical Authority.

Published 15 June 2015


2015 ISI Jan Tinbergen Awards

The ISI is pleased to announce the results of the 2015 competition for the Jan Tinbergen Awards. More>>

Published 2 June 2015


World Statistics Day 2015

On 3 June 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 20 October 2015 as the second World Statistics Day, under the general theme “Better data. Better lives”. More>>

Published 8 June 2015


Member News June 2015

ISI Council member Aad van der Vaart is one of the four winners of the 2015 Spinoza Award given by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. More>>

Published 23 June 2015


In Memoriam

Prof. Jacobus Oosterhoff More>>

Published 20 June 2015


IAOS News June 2015 

  • The IAOS 2015 General Assembly will be held on 28 July 2015 from 12:30 to 14:00 in Rio de Janeiro during the ISI WSC 2015. More>>
  • The SJIAOS June 2015 issue is now available. This issue includes an interview with Shigeru Kawasaki and a series of articles on Big Data, and is open access. More>> 
  • We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kirsten West has been appointed as the next Editor-in-Chief of the SJIAOS. Dr. West will take over from Dr. Fritz Scheuren in the first half of 2016. More>> 
  • 2015 IAOS Young Statistician Prize winners announced. More>>

Published 17 June 2015


IASC News June 2015

  • The work “Climate Model Diagnostic Analysis with Conditional Sampling” by Seungwon Lee et al. wins the IASC Data Analysis Competition 2015. More>>
  • Check the scientific programme of the IASC 2015 Satellite Conference to be held in Búzios, Brazil. More>>
  • Check the IASC participation in the ISI 2015 scientific programme. More>>
  • The General Assembly of IASC will take place on 28 July 2015 at 12:30 hrs in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the venue of the ISI WSC 2015.

Published 17 June 2015 


IASE News June 2015

  • The programme schedule for the IASE Satellite Conference scheduled for 22-24 July 2015 is now available at the conference website. The main language of the conference will be English, but some workshops and paper sessions will be held in Portuguese and Spanish. Regular registration through the website is available until 13 July 2015.
  • The 13th International Conference on Mathematical Education will be held from 24 to 31 July 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. There are over 50 topic study groups at the conference. Two might be of specific interest to IASE members: TSG 14 Teaching and learning of probability and TSG 15 Teaching and learning of statistics. Further information and the call for papers are available at the conference website. More>>

Published 17 June 2015


The Seventh  International Conference on Agriculture Statistics (ICAS VII)

ICAS VII will take place on 26-28 October 2016 in Rome, Italy. The theme of the Conference is “Modernization of agriculture statistics in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda”. More information and the call for papers can be found here.

Published 17 June 2015






World Statistics Day 2015

On 3 June 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 20 October 2015 as the second World Statistics Day, under the general theme “Better data. Better lives”. More>>

Published 13 May 2015


ISI Membership Elections 2015

Congratulations and warm welcome to the 17 new members elected in the first round of this year’s ISI membership elections!  

Published 11 May 2015


Member News May 2015

On 26 March 2015 the General Assembly of the Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research (VvS+OR) unanimously approved the proposal of its Executive Board to appoint Gerrit J. Stemerdink (ISI member and a long-time volunteer at the ISI Permanent Office) as an Honorary Member  for his many valuable contributions to the work of the Society – and Statistics in general – over a period of more than 40 years.

Published 13 May 2015


IAOS News May 2015

  • Update on IAOS 2016 conference – 6-8 December 2016: Planning of the IAOS 2016 conference, to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 6-8 December, is well underway. More>>
  • Statisticians Without Borders recognized: IAOS congratulates Statisticians Without Borders (SWB), who have recently been awarded Humanity Road's 2014 Da Vinci Award. More>>

Published 11 May 2015


IASC News May 2015

  • 2nd call for contributions for IASC-ARS 2015 9th conference. Financial assistance is available for up to 30 full-time post graduate students. More>>
  • IASC session in IFCS 2015. More>>

Published 13 May 2015


SCORUS News May 2015

The SCORUS conference "Cities in Europe and in the World" will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 16 -17 June 2015. More>> 

Published 11 May 2015






60th ISI WSC 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The Local Programme Committee (LPC) has completed the review of the Contributed Paper Submissions (CPS). The list of submissions approved for presentation during the WSC is available here. All corresponding authors will receive an individual email message about the results of their submissions. We advise authors of approved submissions to register for the WSC as soon as possible to benefit from the reduced early bird registration fees.
  • Short courses programme More>>
  • The preliminary schedule for the Invited Paper Sessions (IPS) is now available. The full programme will become available in early June. More>>
  • Funding opportunities for participants in the short courses programme More>>
  • Information on security

Published 14 April 2015


ISI Mahalanobis Award for 2015

Dr. Carlos M. Jarque from Mexico has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 ISI Mahalanobis Award. More>>

Published 21 April 2015


ISI Karl Pearson Prize for 2015

The winner of the 2015 Karl Pearson Prize is the paper “Longitudinal data analysis using generalized linear models” by Kung-Yee Liang and Scott Zeger. More>>

Published 14 April 2015


International Statistical Review

  • April 2015 issue: The International Statistical Review, now in its 82nd year, has long had the goal of being a journal for all statisticians. The articles in this first 2015 issue epitomize the scope of the journal and its rich diversity of papers.More>>
  • Call for Nominations for co-Editor-in-Chief: The International Statistical Institute invites nominations for co-Editor-in-Chief of our flagship journal International Statistical Review. More>> 

Published 21 April 2015



ISI Workshop on Leadership and Management - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 27 - 29 April 2015


The Workshop, entitled “Building a Strong Community of Innovative and Forward Looking Leaders in Official Statistics” was organized by the International Statistical Institute in collaboration with the African Development Bank, the Tanzanian National Bureau of Statistics and the Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre. More>>


Published 23 April 2015


In Memoriam

Prof. Evarist Giné More>>

Published 7 April 2015


Bernoulli Society News April 2015

Bernoulli Society is pleased to announce the named lecturers for the IMS / Bernoulli World Congress Toronto 2016. More>> 

Published 14 April 2015


IAOS News April 2015

The March 2015 issue of the SJIAOS is now available. One of the highlights this quarter is Steve Pierson’s article "Official Statistics Principles Compared" inspired by the formal adoption by the UN of the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics. This paper is entirely open access. More>>

Published 20 April 2015


IASC News April 2015

  • IASC Data Analysis Competition 2015 deadline extended until May 10. You still have time to participate.More>>
  • Call for contributions for IASC-ARS 2015 9th conference on “Statistical Computing: Challenges and Opportunities in the Big Data Era”More>>

Published 15 April 2015


ISBIS News April 2015

  • ISBIS News: the latest issue of the Society’s newsletter is available here
  • ISBIS Officers for 2015-2017 announced More>>

Published 15 April 2015


ISLP News April 2015

ISLP Best Cooperative Project Award 2015 – the deadline is approaching! More>>

Published 14 April 2015


Inter-American Statistical Institute (IASI) News

Read the latest issue the IASI newsletter including an article on the Memorandum of Understanding signed between ISI and IASI last month in New York.

Published 15 April 2015






ISI President's Message March 2015

Read about several updates from the President More>>

Published 17 March 2015


ISI Side Event: Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics and Professional Ethics in the Era of Big Data

A report of the ISI side event ‘Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics and Professional Ethics in the Era of Big Data: Challenges & Strategies for Implementation – A Panel Discussion’ on 3 March 2015 in New York More>>

Published 18 March 2015


New Co-Editor-in-Chief for the International Statistical Review

Ray Chambers will become Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Statistical Review on 1 April 2015, taking over from Vijay Nair. Marc Hallin will continue his position as a Co-Editor-in-Chief. More>>

Published 10 March 2015


High Level Forum on Partnership for Capacity in the Context of the Data Revolution

Read about the High Level Forum on Partnership for Capacity in the Context of the Data Revolution held on 2 March 2015 in conjunction with the United Nations Statistical Commission. More>>

Published 17 March  2015


In Memoriam

  • Prof. Edmond Malinvaud, ISI Honorary Member and former ISI President (1979 – 1981), passed away on March 7, 2015. More>>
  • Prof. Pejaver V. Rao More>>

Published 17 March 2015


Bernoulli Society News March 2015

We are delighted to announce that Council has approved the choice of Prof. Holger Dette to be the next Editor-in-Chief of The Bernoulli Journal as from the end of 2015 (the term of EiC is three years; the current EiC, Prof. Eric Moulines, steps down at end of 2015). 

Published 11 March 2015


IAOS News March 2015

  • IAOS Executive Committee 2015-17
  • SJIAOS - March 2015 Journal
  • IASE Satellite Conference, 22-24 July 2015, Rio de Janeiro
  • Fifth International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES-V)


Published 11 March 2015


IASC News March 2015

  • See a summary of the IASC involvement in ISI 2015 here.
  • IASC seminar on R held in Tanzania. The activity was supported by the World Bank Fund for Statistical Capacity Building. More>>
  • The call for contributions of the IASC 2015 conference in Búzios (Brazil) closes soon. Hurry up! More>>
  • Remember that the IASC Data Analysis Competition 2015 is still open. The topic this year is the analysis of climate-related data. More>>
  • See new job opportunities here.

Published 16 March 2015


ISBIS News March 2015 

ISBIS Satellite Meeting on Business and Industrial Statistics with Focus on Quality Control and Improvement, 22-24 July 2015, Campinas, Brazil More>>

Published 11 March 2015


ISLP News March 2015

Best Cooperative Project Award Competition 2015; submissions are still possible until the end of April 2015. More>>

Published 10 March 2015 




60th ISI WSC 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Short courses programme announced More>>
  • Funding opportunities for participants in the short courses programme More>>
  • Lunch round table discussions More>>
  • ISI Satellite Meetings announced! More>>

Published 18 February 2015


61st ISI WSC 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco

An ISI delegation, comprising President Vijay Nair, President-Elect Pedro Silva, and Director Ada van Krimpen, visited Marrakech this January to make plans for the 61st World Statistics Congress in 2017. More>>

Published 4 February 2015


ISI Event at the UN Statistical Commission in New York

The ISI is organizing the side event ‘Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics (FPOS) and Professional Ethics in the Era of Big Data: Challenges & Strategies for Implementation – A Panel Discussion’ on Tuesday 3 March 2015 at the occasion of the 46th Session of the UN Statistical Commission. More>>

Published 16 February 2015


ISI Membership Elections 2014

Fourth round results: names and nationalities of 24 newly elected members More>>

Published 5 February 2015 


Member News February 2015 

  • Ben Kiregyera’s book The Emerging Data Revolution in Africa: Strengthening the Statistics, Policy and Decision-making Chain was recently launched. It presents a nuanced narrative about statistical development in Africa since around the time of independence. More >>
  • Marie-Colette van Lieshout has been appointed Professor of Spatial Stochastics.More>> 

Published 18 February 2015


In Memoriam

  • Prof. Bronius Grigelionis
  • Mr. Paul E. Damiani


Published 11 February 2015


News from The World of Statistics

Published 26 February 2015 


Bernoulli Society News February 2015

The Bernoulli Society has elected the next President-Elect (2015-2017) and Council (2015-2019). More>>

Published 12 February 2015


IAOS News February 2015

  • UN Statistical Commission, 2015 meeting
  • IASE Satellite Conference, 22-24 July 2015, Rio de Janeiro
  • Fifth International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES-V)


Published 12 February 2015


IASC News February 2015

  • IASC Data Analysis Competition 2015: the topic this year is the analysis of climate-related data. More>>
  • Call for papers and topic-contributed sessions for the 9th Conference of the Asian Regional Section of the IASC to be held in Singapore on 17-19 December 2015. More>>
  • New IASC Statutes approved. More>>
  • See new job opportunities here.

Published 12 February 2015


IASE News February 2015

Early Registration and Poster Submissions for USCOTS 2015:

  • The registration for the 2015 United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) is now open. USCOTS 2015 will take place from 28 to 30 May at the Penn State Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania. Optional pre-conference workshops are available beginning on 26 May. Early registration is available from now through 1 April. More>>  
  • Submissions for Posters and Beyond will be accepted through 1 April. This session will be peer-reviewed and limited to about 70 presenters. More>>

Published 12 February 2015


TIES News February 2015

TIES announces Ron Smith as a new Interim President. More>>

Published 18 February 2015


ISLP News February

Published 12 February 2015



ISI President’s Message January 2015

Happy New Year’s message from the ISI President. More>>

Published 22 January 2015


60th ISI WSC 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CPS submission deadline extended to 23 February 2015. More>>

Published 10 January 2015


Second Annual Report of the Good Practice Advisory Committee Hellenic Statistical System

Many members may be aware of on-going concerns regarding the Greek Statistical System where the head of the office is facing prosecution on issues concerning the integrity of official economic statistics. The Second Annual Report, for the year 2014 from the independent Good Practice Advisory Committee provides a good summary of the current situation.

Published 12 January 2015


In Memoriam

  • Professor Dr. Tadeusz Walczak
  • Professor Damaraju Raghavarao 


Published 12 January 2015


IAOS News January 2015

Statistics without Borders features in the SJIAOS - December 2014 issue. More>>

Published 13 January 2015


IASC News January 2015

  • Call for contributions for the IASC 2015 Satellite Conference in Búzios, Brazil. More>>
  • See the list of IASC Special Topic Sessions at the ISI WSC 2015 here.
  • See the list of IASC Invited Paper Sessions at the ISI WSC 2015 here.

Published 21 January 2015


ISBIS News January 2015

Read about ISBIS 2016 International Symposium scheduled for the first week of July 2016 in Barcelona, Spain; ISBIS sponsored or related conferences taking place around the world this year are also announced and the latest ISBIS Newsletter is now available. More>>

Published 6 January 2015


ISLP News January 2015

The International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) announces the Best Cooperative Project Award Competition for 2015. More>> 

Published 21 January 2015


13th Biennial ISOSS Conference held in Bogor, Indonesia

The biennial 13th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences (ICCS-13) was held in Bogor, Indonesia during 18-21 December 2014. The conference was jointly organised by Bogor Agricultural University (BAU) and Islamic Countries Society of Statistical Sciences (ISOSS). The theme of the conference was ‘Statistics for Better Life’. More>>

Published 21 January 2015