Future of the Statistical Sciences Workshop

Introduction to the Future of Statistical Sciences Workshop

One of the primary goals of the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013) is to promote creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics.

To that end, the six societies that founded Statistics2013—the American Statistical Association, International Biometric Society, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Statistical Institute (and the Bernoulli Society), and the Royal Statistical Society—are organizing a cross-discipline workshop that will examine the future of the statistical sciences.

The Future of Statistical Sciences Workshop, which will be held in London November 11 and 12, will showcase the breadth and importance of statistics and highlight the extraordinary opportunities for statistical research in the coming decade.

This invitation-only workshop will be an opportunity for presenters, all statisticians and organizers to think about where statistics should go as a discipline and the lessons learned in the past that will guide us into the future. During this unique event, statistical scientists and scientists from other disciplines will interact and chart a shared vision for the future.

Additional information about the Future of Statistical Sciences Workshop—its scope, panels and panelists, and organizing committee—is provided in the following pages. We encourage you to learn more about this exciting event and see how you can view the proceedings from the comfort of your own office or home.

Have Your Voice Heard!

There are ways you can contribute directly to the Workshop and the future of the statistical sciences.

One of the major outcomes of the Workshop will be a paper-written by a professional science writer-that will be targeted to funding agencies. These agencies must understand the statistical sciences and have a sense of where it is heading. To help us prepare this paper, and to help set the tone for the workshop, we invite you to submit a brief statement describing your perspective on the current and near-term future state of the statistical sciences with which you are most familiar. We will compile all of the perspectives we receive to develop a global view.

We want to hear your voice! Please send your statement to the Workshop Organizing Committee through Ron Wasserstein, executive director of the American Statistical Association, at ron@amstat.org.

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Workshop Sponsors

American Statistical Association Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Royal Statistical Society International Biometric Society
ISI Statistical Society of Canada
Bernoulli Society International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics
International Association for Statistical Education SAGE Publications
Taylor and Francis
International Chinese Statistical Association
International Indian Statistical Association