International Symposium on

Business and Industrial Statistics

Focus: Data Mining, Time Series, and Applications

Date: June 8-10, 2016

Hosted at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Barcelona TECH by the Department of Statistics and Operations Research.

Location: ETSEIB Building (Escola Tecnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial) at Avda Diagonal 647.


June 8-10, 2016



Hosted at the Polytechnic Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Barcelona TECH by the Department of Statistics and Operations Research


The conference focuses upon time series and the use of statistics in business and industry. Many, but not all, of the sessions will combine both themes.


ASMBI (Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry), the official ISBIS journal, is inviting ISBIS 2016 participants to submit their papers for a possible publication in a special issue devoted to ISBIS 2016. The submission deadline is October, 31st, 2016 and papers should be submitted here, and mention "ISBIS 2016" in the proper field related to a special issue submission.

Papers will be reviewed quickly, according to the usual ASMBI standards. The journal is particularly interested in papers with sound applications, stemming from real life problems and using good, possibly innovative, statistical and mathematical models, continuing the longstanding tradition of ASMBI. More information on ASMBI can be found here.

ISI World Bank-ISBIS Travel Support

A limited amount of travel support is available to participants from developing nations. This support is made available by the International Statistical Institute (our parent organisation, which receives funding from The World Bank Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building) and by ISBIS. Travel support will be allocated among applicants based upon the decisions made by a committee chaired by the ISBIS president-elect, Nalini Ravishanker. Preference will be given to young statisticians, participants who will speak or present a poster, and to those who have not received World Bank funding in the past. Typically, only partial funding will be provided, so applicants are expected to get partial support from other sources.

To apply for funding, send email to Nalini Ravishanker ( The email should indicate the amount of support requested and the kind of participation that is intended. Awardees must be members of the ISI and ISBIS, and currently residing in a developing nation. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2016.

ASA-NISS Best y-BIS Paper Award 2016

Young Researchers attending ISBIS-2016 are eligible to compete for the ASA/NISS Best y-BIS Paper Awards. The best-paper awards consist of a cash prize ($500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place) and there are separate awards for statisticians from developed and developing nations. The awards are funded by ISBIS, the American Statistical Association (ASA), and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences in the US (NISS). ISBIS is grateful to ASA and NISS for their continued support of the award.

To be considered for an award, the Young Researcher should (1) be a current student or have completed his/her last degree no earlier than January 2011 and (2) be an ISBIS member (free for full-time students) [join ISBIS here].

The submitted paper must deal with novel and interesting contributions to theory and methodology relating to problems in business and industrial statistics, or the innovative use of statistical methods to address a substantive application. The paper must be an unpublished original work. While it may have co-authors, it should be prepared mainly by the Young Researcher. Finally, it should be presented by the Young Researcher at ISBIS-2016 as either a talk or a poster.

If you are interested in participating in this competition, please send the paper and your curriculum vitae to Dr. Kristina Lurz ( by May 1, 2016. The winners will be announced during the banquet ceremony.