ICSA Member News April 2013
ICSA Meeting and Announcement
ICSA Calls Members to Participate in the 2013 ASA Election
For ICSA members who are also ASA members, the 2013 ASA election of Board of Directors began on March 15th. Christy Chuang-Stein, who is a permanent member of the ICSA, is running for ASA president.
ICSA 2013 Applied Statistics Symposium / ISBS International Symposium on Biopharmaceutical Statistics Joint Meeting
The 22nd Annual ICSA Applied Statistical Symposium and the 3rd ISBS International Symposium on Biopharmaceutical Statistics will be held jointly from Sunday, June 9 to Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Keynote speakers include Prof. Marie Davidian, North Carolina State University and the 2013 President of the American Statistical Association (ASA); Dr. Nancy Geller, Director of Office of Biostatistics Research, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and past President of the American Statistical Association (ASA); Dr. Rob Hemmings, Statistics Unit Head at the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and Chair of the Scientific Advice Working Party (SAWP); Dr. Lisa LaVange, Director of Office of Biostatistics, CDER, Food and Drug Administration. We are also delighted to confirm Prof. Xiao-Li Meng, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University as the conference banquet speaker.
In addition, there will be short courses, invited sessions and contributed sessions. Details will be announced on our website http://www.icsa.org/2013/ and http://www.isbiostat.org/main/. Questions and suggestions can be addressed to Aiyi Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Chang at email@example.com.
2013 ICSA International Conference
The 9th triennial International Conference of the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) will be held at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong from Dec 20-23, 2013. The conference is also co-sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Chinese Association of Applied Statistics (CAAS), the Chinese Society of Probability and Statistics (CSPS), the Hong Kong Statistical Society (HKSS), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS). The Program Chairs are Jiqian Fang (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ji Zhu (email@example.com) and Lixing Zhu (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please refer to the conference websit http://www.math.hkbu.edu.hk/ICSA2013/ for more details.
Award and News
Two upcoming events organized by the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health
Pharmaceutical & Regulatory Sciences Workshop: Revitalizing Clinical Trial Methodology and Translational Statistics
The Pharmaceutical & Regulatory Sciences Workshop will be held on May 23 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a reception from 5:00 – 6:00PM and on May 24 from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM in the Snyder Auditorium at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. The workshop will focus on Revitalizing Clinical Trial Methodology and Translational Statistics and will bring together experts from academia, industry, and government agencies to discuss how to improve current statistical and regulatory practice for optimizing drug development and approval. A more detailed description of the workshop can be found on the workshop website athttp://www.hsph.harvard.edu/prs-workshop/.
Marvin Zelen Leadership Award
On Friday, May 24, 2013, at 11:00 AM, the workshop presentations will be followed by the annual Marvin Zelen Leadership Award Lecture. This annual award, supported by colleagues, friends and family, was established to honor Dr. Marvin Zelen's long and distinguished career as a statistician and his major role in shaping the field of biostatistics. This year’s award recipient is Dr. John J. Crowley, President and CEO of Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB). You are also invited to the luncheon at 12:00 PM following the lecture. Detailed information about the award is available athttp://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/events/awards/zelen/.
Registration for the Pharmaceutical & Regulatory Sciences Workshop and the Marvin Zelen Leadership Award Lecture is combined. You will find a simple registration form at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/prs-workshop/registration/. There will be a nominal workshop fee for all registrants who are not affiliated with Harvard, our sponsors, or any of our partner organizations.
The Third IMS Asia Pacific Rim meeting
The third IMS Asia Pacific Rim Meetings will take place in Howard International House (http://intl-house.howard-hotels.com/), Taipei, Taiwan, during the period June 30 (Monday) - July 3 (Thursday), 2014. This meeting series provides an excellent forum for scientific communications and collaborations for the researchers in Asia and Pacific Rim. It also promotes communications and collaborations between the researchers in this area and those from other parts of the world. The program covers a wide range of topics in statistics and probability, presenting recent developments and the state of the art in a variety of modern research topics and in applications. For more information, you may contact the program chairs: Byeong U. Park (email@example.com) and Feifang Hu (firstname.lastname@example.org). The conference website is http://www.ims-aprm2014.tw/.
BASS XX, 4-7 November, 2013
The 20th anniversary meeting of Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium (BASS XX) will be held 4-7 November, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Orlando, FL. At least 16 one-hour tutorials, on diverse topics pertinent to the research, clinical development and regulation of pharmaceuticals, will be presented 4-6 November, 2013, by speakers from academia, the pharmaceutical industry and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Two parallel, one-day short courses (BIOSIMILARS & Meta-Analyses with R) will be presented 6-7 November, 2013. Other popular features of BASS XX are the keynote address, on Tuesday, 5 November, 2013, with reception following, and the Wednesday morning, 6 November, 2013, FDA Biometrics session.
For further information, please contact the BASS registrar at email@example.com or Dr. Karl E. Peace, 912-478-7905, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The BASS Webpage may be viewed at www.bassconference.org.
The 4th IMS-China International Conference:
ICSA Co-Sponsored Publications
ICSA Members Submit your work to Statistics in Biosciences
Recently we convened a very successful editorial board meeting for Statistics in Biosciences(SIBS) at JSM in San Diego. The journal is growing and now is under consideration for inclusion and indexing in ISI(Web of Knowledge) and PubMed. We have also recently published special issues on the cutting-edge areas of comparative effectiveness and network analysis. The number of author initiated submissions has increased rapidly. A special issue on next generation sequencing data analysis is underway. SIBS will have invited sessions at the 2013 ENAR, Joint Statistical Meetings, and 2013 International Conference of ICSA.
A link for submitting your article to SIBS online is below.
Call for Papers
Special Issue on Spatial and Temporal Data Analysis
Statistica Sinica seeks original papers for a special issue on spatial and temporal data analysis.
Spatial and temporal data analysis is a fast growing area of statistics with significant interactions with several scientific disciplines. This special issue will provide a platform for disseminating new research and stimulating further progress in this important area.
The deadline for submission is July 31, 2013. All articles will be peer-reviewed based on the high standard of Statistica Sinica, and we will ensure a fair and speedy review process. Original research in any area of spatial or spatial-temporal data analysis is welcome. Interdisciplinary research with novel methodology development is also encouraged. Each article is expected to have no more than 20 print pages in length under the journal template. We encourage the use of online supplementary material to include computer code, data, and additional technical details. The submission website is http://www.stat.sinica.edu.tw/statistica/submission. Upon logging in as author, please choose the option for new submission with the special theme topic of "Spatial and Temporal Data Analysis".
For questions regarding the suitability of your submission to this special issue, please contact one of the guest editors Ming-Hui Chen<email@example.com> , Xuming He<firstname.lastname@example.org> and Bo Li<email@example.com> . For other issues regarding submission to the journal, please contact the Statistica Sinica office .
Statistics and Its Interface
Special Issue on Modern Bayesian Statistics
Statistics and Its Interface (SII) invites submissions for a special issue on Modern Bayesian Statistics. Research in Bayesian statistics is rapidly expanding and diversifying, making it increasingly popular and widely used in many fields including medicine, biology, public health, epidemiology, engineering, finance, economics, environmental sciences, and social sciences. SII promotes interface between statistical theory and methodology and applications. Thus, we strongly encourage substantive applications of Bayesian statistical theory and methodology in all areas of sciences. Your papers, once accepted, will be published together in a future issue of SII.
The submission deadline for this special issue is November 1, 2013. All submissions must be online through the website http://www.e-publications.org/ip/sbs/index.php/index/login and please state that your submissions are “For the Special Issue on Modern Bayesian Statistics” in the Box of Comments to the editors. The submissions will go through regular review process. As the editors for this special issue, we will handle the peer review timely and carefully.
Statistics and Its Interface
Statistics and Its Interface is an international statistical journal promoting the interface between statistics and other disciplines including, but not limited to, biomedical sciences, geosciences, computer sciences, engineering, and social and behavioral sciences. The journal publishes high-quality articles in broad areas of statistical science, emphasizing substantive problems, sound statistical models and methods, clear and efficient computational algorithms, and insightful discussions of the motivating problems. Visit SII's web page at http://www.intlpress.com/SII/SII-BrowseJournal.php for more information.
International Press and Tsinghua University Mathematical Science Center are pleased to announce open online access (free of charge) to the journal Statistics and Its Interface (SII) which includes five volumes.
News from Statistic Sinica
Forthcoming Papers from Statistica Sinica
Forthcoming papers’ information is available at http://www3.stat.sinica.edu.tw/statistica/. Those papers are expected to appear in Volume 23, Number 3, June 2013
The January Issue Has Been Released!
Statistica Sinica has released the on-line version of the January issue. The newly-published articles are available for subscribers when clicking on Current Issue. ICSA members please access those articles via the “membership only area” at http://www.icsa.org/ . If you have any problems for subscription, please contact the editorial office through firstname.lastname@example.org.
INS Faculty Recruitment Program in Statistics
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the top universities in China, is undertaking a major expansion aimed at becoming one of the world's leading centers of scientific research. A major initiative of this expansion is the establishment of the Center for Statistical Sciences, initially hosted in the Institute of Natural Sciences (http://ins.sjtu.edu.cn/), led by world class faculty conducting research in statistical theory and methodology, and collaborating with researchers in other disciplines, including biology, engineering, finance, management, medicine, and public health. It will also develop a rigorous education and training program for undergraduate and graduate students. The university has committed significant resources to ensure the success of this center. For more informatio is available at http://www.icsa.org/job/index.html
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND MEETINGS
Advances in Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Observational and Experimental Data: A Symposium in Honor of Anastasios (Butch) Tsiatis
29th European Meeting of Statisticians
First Asian International Statistical Institute Satellite Meeting on Small Area Estimation
2013 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section FDA-Industry Statistics Workshop
10th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics
The First International Conference on Statistical Distributions and Applications
The 69th Deming Conference on Applied Statistics
Ordered Data Analysis, Models and health Research Methods: An International Conference in Honor of H. N. Nagaraja for His 60th Birthday
2015 ICSA symposium