The final programme for the 2012 Conference is now available with all the invited sessions slots now confirmed.
Tuesday’s key speakers Martine Durand (OECD) and Andrew Dilnot (UK Statistics Authortity) will focus on official statistics and social statistics with invited session topics including inequality in the UK, measuring well-being, statistical genetics, Fisher’s Statistical Legacy, bioinformatics, and 2 sessions organised by Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI). The day will conclude with the Society’s Awards Ceremony and the Poster reception.
Wednesday will feature a plenary talk by Hal Varian from Google looking at statistics in the new information society, with invited sessions including ‘Big Data’ challenges, a retrospective read paper from Sir David Cox, new developments in clinical trials, making the most of census outputs, statistical aspects of networks and stochastic volatility with jumps.
Thursday will feature several sessions with an environmental theme and will conclude with plenary talks from David Hand (Imperial) and Anthony Davison (EPFL) on the statistics of risks. Other invited sessions will include the topical subject of Statistics & the Olympics, recent advances in statistical computing, a panel discussion on open data and disclosure, experimental design challenges in industry, and the Significance session on Alan Turing and Enigma.
A stream of professional development workshops will run throughout the conference with topics including presenting at conferences, creating interactive web graphics with R, and talking to the public about statistics.
Details of the scheduling of contributed talks is being added to the programme this week.
Registration is open for the conference and discounts on fees are available until 31 May.