ISBIS is proud to have a historical article about our society accepted for publication in Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online , a comprehensive online reference resource which covers the fundamentals and applications of statistics in all fields where it is widely used. The abstract of the paper reads as follows.
For more than three decades, the International Statistical Institute has been actively promoting Business and Industrial Statistics, initially through its Committee structure (Committee for Statistics in Industry, which evolved into the Statistics in Business and Industry Committee) and then, since 2007, as one of its Association, the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS). This article surveys this history, and the associated evolution of its products and services, most notably the ISBIS journal Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry (ASMBI), and y-BIS, the young statisticians’ component of ISBIS.
Many thanks to Nicholas Fisher for taking the lead on documenting this important history.