IASE News February 2013

 

IASE/IAOS Satellite Meeting Registration Update

The IASE joint Satellite Meeting with IAOS in Macao, "Statistics Education for Progress", to be held from 21-24 August before the World Statistics Congress in Hong Kong, has updated information on registration and accommodation on the conference website: http://www.conkerstatistics.co.uk/iase2013/

 

The Statistics and Census Service of Macao, China, is providing incredible sponsorship by funding the Conference venue at Macao Tower; funding equipment rental and manpower support; coffee break catering; lunches; welcome dinner on 21 August; conference dinner on 23 August; closing dinner on 24 August; a half-day local tour; printing of delegate name badges and backdrop/banners; production of conference bags and souvenirs for delegates; photography and video recording. Hopefully, the excellent generosity of Statistics Macao will make it easier for people to attend.

Additionally, there are limited funds available to support presenters from developing countries. Please contact John Harraway, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you believe you qualify.

 

Though the posted deadline for paper abstracts has passed, there are still a few gaps for presentations. See the conference website for more information on topics. Expressions of interest in presenting a paper should be directed to Brian Philipps at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by end of February. If you wish to present a paper on Official Statistics, please contact Sharleen Forbes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

ICOTS 9 Call for Papers

 

The 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, "Sustainability in statistics education", announces its call for papers. The conference will be held at the High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Types of contributions include invited papers, contributed papers, and posters.

Persons interested in proposing a full invited session should make preliminary contact with a Topic Convenor as soon as possible. A final full session abstract and presenter list must be submitted to the relevant Topic Convenors before 15 March 2013.

If you do not have a session idea, but would like to offer a paper under an invited session theme, contact a Topic Convenor as soon as possible and before 15 March 2013. Contributed papers have a later deadline: 31 August 2013. Poster abstracts will be due on 15 January 2014.

More information is available in the Call for Papers at http://icots.net/9/notices.php. Topics and Topic Convenors for invited sessions are listed below.

 

Topic 1: Sustaining strengths and building capacity in statistics education

Iddo Gal ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Jessica Utts ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

James Baglin ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Topic 2: Statistics education at school level

Michael Shaughnessy ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Pip Arnold ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Jill Fielding-Wells ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Topic 3: Education and development of staff who teach statistics

Delia North ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Maria Gabriella Ottaviani ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Jennifer Noll ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Topic 4: Statistics education at post-secondary level

Noel Veraverbeke ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Mike Forster ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Sibel Kazak ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Topic 5: Statistics education in the disciplines & the workplace

Irena Ograjenšek ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Richard Wilson ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Aleša Lotrič Dolinar ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Topic 6: Innovation and reform in teaching probability within statistics

Peter Petocz ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Efi Paparistodemou ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Egan Chernoff ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Topic 7: Statistical literacy in the wider society

Robert delMas ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Michiko Watanabe ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Sebastian Kuntze ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Topic 8: Research in statistics education

Maxine Pfannkuch ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Joachim Engel ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Lucia Zapata-Cardona ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Topic 9: Technology in statistics education

Dani Ben Zvi ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Rolf Biehler ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Will Probert ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Topic 10: Innovative collaboration in statistics education

Alejandra Sorto ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Jun Li ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Temesgen Zewotir ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Call for Instructors at Pyongyang Summer Statistics Institute

 

There is a need for instructors of survey methodology and statistics at the 2nd Pyongyang Summer Institute in Survey Science and Quantitative Methodology (PSI) to be held during July 2013 at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) in DPRK (North Korea). PUST is the first and only private and international university in the DPRK, launched in the fall of 2010. The DPRK Working Group of PSI requests your pro bono instruction in this developing country.

 

Instruction for the 4-week long PSI courses is modeled after the Summer Institute at the University of Michigan. English is the official language of instruction. This July, many 4-week courses will be taught to PUST students, such as statistics primer, advanced statistics, applied sampling, computer-assisted survey analytics, and interdisciplinary surveys. There will also be one and two-week courses taught to government officials in DPRK and northwest China, such as survey methodology, data analysis with R, questionnaire design, and census methodology.

 

Room and board will be provided, but instructors will need to cover almost all travel costs. If interested, please contact Mr. Gary Shapiro ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Mr. Justin Fisher ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), or Dr. Asaph Young Chun ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Indicate the topics you might cover in a course and how long (e.g., 2 to 4 weeks) you would be able to teach. Please include a one-paragraph short bio and a résumé or CV. For more details, see the full announcement at http://www.pyongyangsummerinstitute.org/2013-faculty-opportunities.html