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59th ISI WSC 2013 in Hong Kong

IASC Call for Invited Papers Session Proposals

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On behalf of IASC Scientific Programme Committee for the 2013 ISI WSC in Hong Kong, we are glad to announce that the call for Invited Papers Session Proposals is now open. IASC members are warmly encouraged to submit an Invited Paper Session (IPS).


The WSC 2013, formerly ISI Session, will be held in Hong Kong in August 2013. As announced, the theme for 2013 ISI WSC is "YOUTH". More information about the Congress is available on the website: http://www.isi2013.hk/. The website will be updated constantly until the start of the Congress.


IPS proposals should be sent to the following e-mail addresses:

Francesco Palumbo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Wing-Kam Fung, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and a proposal template is available on the IASC website: http://www.iasc-isi.org/. Proposals must be received by the SPC at the aforementioned e-mail address, on or before 9th July 2011.

Proposals must include a title, a short abstract that highlights the motivations, and a tentative list of speakers.


The proposed sessions should be of interest to a broad cross-section of members, not narrow technical topics of interest to small groups, and they should be at the forefront rather than retrospective overviews.

Interesting applications and innovative use of Statistics will be preferred over sessions focusing on methodological aspects. Lastly, the synergistic topics that could be of interest for other ISI Sections are strongly encouraged.


Sessions submitted by people not already involved in the organisation of invited sessions of the past two ISI World Statistics Congresses will be favoured. Invited speakers should be indicated among those people not already invited in any IPS of the last two ISI WSCs.


Sessions should involve people from different geographical areas (sessions of people from the same nation are strongly discouraged). The ISI supports the statistical communities in the developing countries; when preparing your proposal, consider to involve people from emerging countries.


Submitted proposals will be evaluated during the next SPC meeting in Dublin in August 2011. Upon request of the SPC, promoters could be asked to make some changes to their proposals and/or share the organisation with other ISI Sections.


According the ISI tradition, there is no waiving of registration fees neither for the organizers nor for the speakers in the IPSs, although these are invited speakers. The invitation is just a "scientific invitation". As the ISI encourages the involvement of people from developing countries, of young researchers and of women, special actions to financially support these categories will be promoted. The conference website and the ISI official website will announce in due time these initiatives.


IASC SPC Co-Chairs:

Francesco Palumbo (Italy)

Wing-Kam Fung (Hong Kong, SAR China)