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Role and Objectives

In support of its mission, the objectives of ISI include:

  1. To enhance the ISI’s support of the international statistical community;
  2. To promote and disseminate research and best practice in the statistical sciences;
  3. To promote and disseminate research and best practice in all forms of statistics education.

To realize these objectives, ISI views the Publication Committee to be one of the most important ISI committees.

Its objective is to assess and coordinate publication activities of the ISI family on a continuing basis and advise the ISI Executive Committee, Council and Associations.

Terms of Reference

  1. Identifying areas and opportunities for collaboration among existing publications of the ISI and Associations;
  2. Investigating the publication needs of ISI membership (such as on-line tutorials, white papers on global issues, need for a statistical magazine, joint publications with other statistical organizations, etc.) and advising the ISI Executive Committee;
  3. Assessing and coordinating the design of the ISI website;
  4. Reviewing proposals for special publications (such as books and monographs) and advising the ISI Executive Committee;
  5. Managing the long-term welfare of theIS Review through a sub-committee (made up of ISI Committee Chair, two at-large members, theIS Review editor-in-chief and the ISI Director). The responsibilities include managing the financial planning and the relationship with Wiley-Blackwell and serving as an advisory body to theIS Review Editors;
  6. Undertaking special initiatives as needed or as requested by the ISI Executive Committee.

Committee Structure

  • Committee chair (ISI member-at-large)
  • Representatives from each of the ISI Associations
  • Two at-large members
  • ISI Vice-President responsible for Publications (Institutional/ex-officio)
  • IS Review Editor-in-Chief (Institutional/ex-officio)
  • Stat Editor-in-Chief (Institutional/ex-officio)
  • ISI Director (Institutional/ex-officio)

The Committee Chair and the two members at-large are appointed by the ISI President in consultation with the ISI Executive Committee (EC). The Association Representatives are appointed by the Association Presidents in consultation with the Association ECs.

The initial appointment of committee members is for two years, and it is likely that, if they are eligible and active in committee work, they will be reappointed for one additional two-year term. The terms are staggered so that there is some continuity in the committee membership.

Current Composition

Members Country Association Affiliation
Xuming He (appointed July 2015) USA BS
Association Representatives
Sylvie Meleard France BS
Mark Podolskij Denmark BS
Pieter Everaers Netherlands IAOS
Jean-Michel Durr France IAOS
Danute Krapavickaite Lithuania IASS
James Chipperfield Australia IASS
Daniel Frischemeier Germany IASE
Alejandra Sorto USA IASE
Fabrizio Ruggeri Italy ISBIS
Rituparna Sen India ISBIS
Erricos Kontoghiorghes UK IASC
Stefan Van Aelst Belgium IASC
Raphael Huser Switzerland TIES
Mevin Hooten USA TIES
At-Large Representatives
Dominique Haughton USA  
Wai Keung Li Hong Kong  
Scott Holan (ex-officio — IS Review Co-Editor-in-Chief) Australia  
Nalini Ravishanker (ex-officio — IS Review Co-Editor-in-Chief) USA  
Helen Zhang (ex-officio — Stat Editor-in-Chief) USA  
Ada van Krimpen, ISI Director Netherlands  
Fabrizio Ruggeri, ISI Vice-President Italy  
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