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Committee on Risk Analysis
The International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics and the ISI Committee on Risk Analysis are jointly holding a satellite meeting of the World Statistics Conference on August 24, 2013 (the day before the WSC starts). The City University of Hong Kong has graciously agreed to host the conference. The website for the satellite meeting is http://stat.duke.edu/~banks/icra-isbis/ and we are ready to receive proposals for talks and sessions. A number have already been submitted.
1. Objectives and Expected Products
The Committee is charged to improve and expand the role of statistics in risk analysis. The main focus of the committee will be on human health, welfare, and survival, but the committee will also pursue activities as indicated in risks to the environment and ecology, physical structures, agriculture, and other matters of concern. Specific interests include the identification of hazards, quantification of risks including susceptibility and risk modifiers, and assessment of exposures.
Toward this end, the Committee will undertake high priority activities from the following:
a) Provide a forum, at organized sessions of ISI annual meetings and elsewhere, for statisticians and others to discuss common problems and interests related to the identification and quantification of risk.
b) Stimulate and sponsor Cutting Edge Conferences on specific aspects of risk analysis that are of statistical interest.
c) Promote the preparation of review papers on aspects of risk analysis for submission to and possible publication in the ISI Review and other scientific and technical publications.
d) Work toward harmonization of terminology, concepts, and classifications in the study and presentation of statistical findings related to risk.
e) Encourage the preparation and sharing of teaching materials related to statistical aspects of risk analysis.
f) Improve and strengthen the role of risk analysis in the management of risks.
g) To convey the fundamental concepts of risk analysis to the general public.
• Chair: David Banks, Institute for Statistics and Decision Sciences, Duke University Box 90251, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Phone: 1-919-6843743 — Fax: 1-919-6848594
Started in 2011
Association affiliation: ISI, ISBIS
• Secretary: Anna Gordon