The ISI World Statistics Congresses (WSC) take place once every two years in different countries and cities/venues. Though the ISI organises them, we work closely with the country’s National Statistics Office and Society.
The WSCs and their associated events are the highpoint of activities of the ISI. All of our Associations, Committees, members and participants involved in statistics worldwide, come together to participate in the many different activities of the WSC for an entire week, and in associated activities immediately before or after that week.
Each WSC has a rich Scientific Programme, which is grouped into three types of sessions:
- invited paper sessions (IPS)
- special topic sessions (STS)
- contributed and posters sessions (CPS)
A full Administrative Programme includes meetings of the various groups of the ISI and its Associations:
- executive committees
- general assemblies
This includes special interest meetings relevant to the particular WSC.
The Social Programme makes the WSC an event to remember and gives participants a flavour of the culture of the host country. This programme also includes daytime activities for accompanying persons.
These are associated with the WSC and they take place in or close to the host city before and after the main WSC week. They combine with the WSC to provide an overall outstanding international statistical event which is memorable in every way.