ISI World Statistics Congresses


60th WSC in  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

The ISI World Statistics Congresses (WSC) take place once every two years in a different country and is organised with the host country's central bureau of statistics. This is the main activity of the ISI where all our Associations, Committees and various types of members come together to participate in the different aspects of the WSC for one entire week. The next ISI WSC is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 26-31 July 2015.


The WSCs have a rich Scientific Programme that are grouped into three types of meetings: invited paper sessions (IPS), special topic sessions (STS) and contributed and posters sessions (CPS).

There is an Administrative Programme that includes meetings of the Executive Committees, Councils, General Assemblies and Committees of the ISI and the Associations.

During specific evenings, the local hosts spend a lot of attention on the Social Programme to give participants a flavour of the culture of the host country. The Social Programme also includes daytime activities for accompanying persons. In addition to the activities of the WSC, there are Satellite Meetings and Short Courses of the ISI and the Associations that take place in or close to the host city before and after the main WSC week. There are also options for pre-organised tours.


Forthcoming ISI WSC:

60th ISI WSC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2015

Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) for 60th WSC

Satellite Meetings

Key dates for iPS, STS and CPS

Guidelines for Abstracts



Past ISI WSCs:

59th ISI WSC, Hong Kong, S.A.R. China 2013


ISI World Statistics Congresses Cities and Years

Proceedings past ISI Sessions/WSCs


Guide for Conference Organisers and Centers That Would Like to Host a WSC