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FAQs

  • FAQs
  • 1. When and how can I register for the Conference?

    Registration to the Conference must be done online, through the Conference website by 7th July.

  • 2. Will letters of invitation be issued?

    Official letters of invitation are intended to help potential attendees obtain travel funds or a visa. The letter does not constitute any financial commitment on the part of the Congress and will only be available to fully registered and paid participants and their registered accompanying persons. A formal request, therefore, should be done upon registration through the Congress website.

  • 3. How do I send my abstract?

    Abstract submission must be done online, through the Submission System.

  • 4. Can I deliver a course during the Congress?

    ISI has a committee to deal with course proposals and select them. The call for such proposals will be posted on this website in due time.

  • 5. How can I get support to participate in the Congress?

    Such opportunities appear at the Awards and Funding section of this website as they are announced.

  • 6. Can my congress organization/tourism enterprise work for the Congress?

    No. A Professional Congress Organizer (PCO) has already been contracted through a tender process.

  • 7. Can I participate in more than one session proposal?

    Yes, but in case both proposals are approved by the Scientific Program Committee they will contact you to advise on how to proceed.

  • 9. Can I organize more than one Special Topic Sessions (STS)?

    According to the 61st WSC participation guidelines, which can be found here, each individual can organize at most one STS. Exceptions must be approved by the Chair of the Local Program Committee (LPC). All requests should be sent to contact@isi2017.org

  • 10. Can I serve as Chair or Discussant in more than one session?

    According to the 61st WSC participation guidelines, which can be found here, an individual can serve as Chair or Discussant in more than one session provided that there is no schedule conflict.

  • 11. Can I be both an organizer and a chair or discussant in a session?

    According to the 61st WSC participation guidelines, which can be found here, within the same session, any individual, including the session Organizer, can take up the role of either Presenter or Chair or Discussant, but should not assume any two such roles.

  • 12. How can I participate with a paper?

    Submission of papers must be done online, through the Submission System.

  • 13. What do the acronyms used throughout the site mean?

    ISI - International Statistical Institute
    WSC - World Statistics Congress
    HCP - High commission for Planning

    ISI Associations

    BS - Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability
    IAOS - International Association for Official Statistics
    IASC - International Association for Statistical Computing
    IASE - International Association for Statistics Education
    IASS - International Association of Survey Statisticians
    ISBIS - International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics
    TIES - The International Environmetrics Society
    ISI PO - International Statistical Institute Permanent Office

    Other Institutions

    SCB - Statistical Capacity Building Committee
    Agristats - Committee on Agricultural Statistics
    LifeSci - Committee for the Promotion of Statistics in the Life Sciences
    IFC - Irving Fisher Committee
    YS - Young Statisticians Committee

    Scientific Sessions

    CPS - Contributed Paper/Poster Session
    IPS - lnvited Paper Session
    STS - Special Topic Session

    Committees

    LOC - Local Organizing Committee
    SPC - Scientific Program Committee
    LPC - Local Program Committee
    SCC - Short Course Committee
    NHC - National Honorary Committee