IASC News April 2019

The Conference of Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation (DSSV 2019)
The conference of Data Science, Statistics & Visualisation (DSSV 2019) will take place on August 13-
15, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan. This conference is a satellite meeting of the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress. The
venue of DSSV 2019 is the Imadegawa Campus of Doshisha University. Registration and submission information can be found at the DSSV
website. The deadline for submitting abstracts is May 7, 2019. The website also contains
information on hotels in the area of the venue.

The conference welcomes contributions to practical aspects of data science, statistics and visualisation, and presentations can
cover topics such as machine learning, verbalization of data, big data infrastructures and analytics, advanced computing, and other
important themes. Sessions include a poster one, where the first authors of outstanding poster presentations will be awarded prizes.
Di Cook, Kwan-Liu Ma, and Richard Samworth present keynote talks.
Genevera Allen, Yongdai Kim, Hidetoshi Shimodaira, and Huixia Judy Wang give invited talks. Those
talks ensure a high-quality scientific program. The committee is also
considering invitation of other speakers. In addition, the invited talk sessions from the
International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS), the Bernoulli Society,
Japanese societies for statistics, and others will contribute to an exciting program.
The venue, neighboring Kyoto Imperial Palace, can be reached within 10 minutes via a subway
from the Kyoto central station. The welcome reception and conference dinner will be thrown at
the areas close to the downtown, which can be reached easily from the venue within about
twenty minutes via some transports. Since 794 to 1868, Kyoto had been the capital of Japan,
and there are 17 world heritages (including Kiyomizu-dera presented left), each of which can
be reached by a half-day travel at most from the venue.


Fourth Latin American Conference on Statistical Computing (LACSC)

The 4th Latin American Conference on Statistical Computing (LACSC 2019) will be held in
Guayaquil, Ecuador, from May 28-31, 2019. This international conference, will be held
together with the International Conference on Robust Statistics (ICORS), which is the most
important event in robust statistics. Its aim is to gather researchers interested in statistical
computing in Latin America and from other parts of the world, and is the official conference of
the Latin American Regional Section of the International Association for Statistical Computing
(LARS-IASC). More details about the 4th LACSC can be found here.

Young researchers (up to 5 years after their last academic degree) attending the 4th LACSC
will have the possibility to compete for the “Best LACSC 2019 Paper Award”.

2nd LARS-IASC School on Computational Statistics and Data Science

As a satellite event of the 4th LACSC, the 2nd LARS-IASC School on Computational
Statistics and Data Science, under the topic “Robust Statistics”, which will be held in
Guayaquil, Ecuador, from May 26-27, 2019. More information can be found here.

The IASC-ARS 2019 Conference
2-5 December 2019, Hong Kong
The 11th IASC-ARS Conference will be held at the University of Hong Kong, China, on 2-5
December 2019. The theme of the conference is “Statistical Computing for AI and Big Data”.
The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas, new
concepts and recent methods in statistics. Philip Leung-ho Yu from the Department of Statistics
and Actuarial Science of the University of Hong Kong will be the General Chair of the
Keynote Speakers: Wolfgang Karl Härdle, Jun Liu, and Qiwei Yao
Local organizer: Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Hong

We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong!

2019 IFCS conference

The IFCS 2019 conference theme is ‘Data Analysis and Rationality in a Complex World’ and
will take place in the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Thessaloniki, Greece. The venue is located
along the coast of the city, close to the city center and the airport. The conference opening will
take place on August 26 late afternoon and pre-conference workshops will be held. The
conference sessions will start on August 27 in the morning,
and will close on August 29 with a full day conference program and a conference dinner. Details can be found at
https://ifcs.gr/. Abstract submission is currently open and closes on 5 May 2019. The deadline for early bird
registration is 26 May 2019. IASC members qualify for discounted registration fees.

The International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) was founded in 1985 and is
composed of many statistical societies all over the world. IFCS is an interdisciplinary and
international organisation whose main purposes are to promote the scientific study of
classification and clustering (including systematic methods of creating classifications from
data), and to disseminate scientific and educational information related to its fields of interests.

The conference will bring together some of the leading researchers and practitioners in
the related areas and will provide an opportunity for exchanging ideas, between
researchers and practitioners, and establishing networking and collaborations.
Keynote speakers include Sofia Olhede, Professor of Statistics at University College
London and director of UCL’s Centre for Data Science, Andy Mauromoustakos,
Conference venue City of Thessaloniki

Statistician for the AGRI STAT LAB at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus, Julie
Josse, Professor of Statistics at Ecole Polytechnique in France specializing in missing data,
visualization and the nonparametric analyses of complex data structures, David Hunter,
Professor at Penn State Department of Statistics working on statistical computing, models for
social networks, and statistical clustering, Michael Greenacre, Professor of Statistics at the
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona working mostly on correspondence analysis and on
compositional data analysis, Theodoros Evgeniou, Professor of Decision Sciences and
Technology Management at INSEAD in France and an Academic Director of INSEAD eLab, a
research and analytics center, Vladimir Batagelj, Professor Emeritus of the University of
Ljubljiana, Slovenia, known for the book he coauthored on Generalized Blockmodeling and
Maria-Florina Balcan, Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon
University where her main research interests are in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and
theoretical computer science.

The conference city was founded in 315 BC by Cassander, in honor of his wife Thessaloniki,
sister of Alexander the Great. Since then, and due to its strategic position, Thessaloniki has
been a commercial and cultural crossroad that brought together people and ideas from all over
the world. The signs of this uninterrupted urban activity for more than 2,300 years are evident
in each corner of the city. Nowadays, Thessaloniki is a big, modern city, with a population of
around one million, and an important administrative and financial center of the Balkans. The
warm and vibrant city life is largely influenced by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; the
largest university in Greece, with more than 72,000 undergraduate and 8,000 postgraduate
students. Thessaloniki is surrounded by places of great natural and historic beauty such as
Olympus National Park, Vergina, where the Royal tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the
Great was found, the autonomous Mouth Athos, which is forbidden to women and children,
and Halkidiki with its beautiful sandy beaches.


New IASC and Taylor & Francis Affiliate Program Means Discounts on Book Purchases

Summary: IASC and Taylor & Francis have agreed on a new affiliate program that gives IASC
members a 20% discount on book purchases.
IASC is pleased to announce its new affiliate agreement with Taylor & Francis. Taylor & Francis
(and their CRC Press and Chapman & Hall branches) are the publishers of numerous statistical
book series such as The R Series and Texts in Statistical Science and of numerous books in
the area of Computational Statistics.
Our agreement with Taylor & Francis offers current IASC members a 20% discount on book
purchases when initiated through the IASC web page. You have to start on the IASC-ISI
website and then click on the “IASC ISI Members Save 20% on CRC Press Books” link at the
bottom of this page. This redirects you to the IASC ISI web page maintained by Taylor &
Francis / CRC Press. Make your online order as usual. At the time of checkout, please enter
IAS18 as promo code (if necessary). Enjoy your discounted book purchases from Taylor &

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