A quick reminder that there are just a few days left to submit an abstract for a contributed talk or poster at this year’s RSS Conference.
Submissions must be made by midnight on Monday 8 April.
Meanwhile registration for the conference has now opened with a 20% discount available until 31 May.
The organisers of the RSS 2013 Conference in Newcastle are providing an extra two weeks for potential presenters to submit their abstracts for contributed talks and posters.
The deadline will now be midnight on Monday 8 April.
Conference manager Paul Gentry comments, “Although current submission rates are encouragingly running ahead of last year’s level we wanted to give those considering presenting at the conference some extra time to complete their submission.”
Submissions must be made using the online system on this site.
The 2013 Conference of the Royal Statistical Society will take place from 2-5 September at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle in North East England.
As usual the first day (Monday 2 September) will see a number of short courses and workshops take place with the welcome reception for the main conference scheduled for the evening.
The main conference programme will be begin on the morning of Tuesday 3 and will run through to the afternoon of Thursday 5 September.
Following a successful introduction at the RSS 2012 Conference the Society’s Awards Ceremony will again form part of the conference programme.
More details will become available shortly.
The bright and airy lobby of the International Centre, Telford
Before the London 2012 Olympics kicked off last week, we took the opportunity to visit the RSS2012 Conference venue while we could still travel easily out of London. We had a very positive site visit to Telford, mostly to check out the conference centre facilities, and to liaise with our ‘AV guys,’ Mills Media. The International Centre is an impressively modern venue, with lots of bright open space – and we’re looking forward to seeing all our delegates within that setting in just over a month.
We also had a quick scout around the immediate area, to see what was within walking distance. If you already know Telford, you will know that it has a huge indoor shopping centre, with over 180 shops. Also within walking distance are a 10 screen cinema and a bowling alley. Not that there will be a huge amount of spare time outside of the packed conference programme and social events schedule!
Mawreen Chapman and Paul Gentry survey the spacious exhibition space at the International Centre.
There is just a week to the next registration deadline for the RSS 2012 International Conference being held at the Telford International Centre from 3-6 September.
All registrations received by Wednesday 25 July are entitled to a 10% discount. Full registration details can be found here.
A reminder that the conference programme includes 4 leading international plenary speakers:
Martine Durand (OECD) – opening plenary on Tuesday 4 September
Hal Varian (Google) – Wednesday 5 September
Anthony Davison (EPFL) and David Hand (Imperial College) – Thursday 6 September
Invited session highlights include:
Tuesday 4 September: Keynote talk by Andrew Dilnot; Inequality in the UK; Statistical Genetics; PSI read paper; Fisher’s statistical legacy; Bioinformatics, Measuring well-being.
Wednesday 5 September: Retrospective read paper by Sir David Cox; Statistical aspects of networks; 2011 Census outputs; New developments in clinical trials; ‘Big Data’ challenges; Understanding ageing in the 21st century.
Thursday 6 September: Statistics and the Olympics; Statistics and energy; Recent advances in statistical computing; Environmental epidemiology; Experimental design challenges in industry.
The Society’s awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Tuesday 4 September and the conference dinner will be held at the Ironbridge Museum on Wednesday 5 September.
Courses and workshops
Discounts are also available until 25 July for the pre-conference courses and workshops taking place on Monday 3 September. A decision will be taken at the end of this month about which courses and workshops will definitely be run so please don’t miss your opportunity to book.
Over 200 statisticians and users of statistics have already confirmed their attendance at the 2012 Conference – why not join them?
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.