2011 IASE Satellite Conference - Statistics Education and Outreach
"Statistics Education and Outreach"
Call for abstracts
Continuing the successful tradition of IASE satellite conferences immediately before the biennial World Statistics Congress of the International Statistical Institute, the International Association for Statistics Education is pleased to announce that the seventh IASE Satellite Conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th of August 2011.
The theme of the conference is Statistics Education and Outreach. Clearly this is a very broad area and submissions addressing the theme are welcome.
Topics might include:-
1. The School/University interface. Activities that encourage more school
students to take statistics at university; activities that lead to a more statistically literate population in general. Student competitions
2. School or University engagement with employers. How do we prepare
students for the world of work and how do we involve employers in this process? What elements of our undergraduate curriculum specifically prepare our students for their future careers? How can we improve these elements?
3. Interaction with the media - how do we help journalists to have a better
understanding of statistics?
4. Interaction with other professions e.g. the law, medicine, members of
5. Engagement with other academics/learned societies who use statistics e.g.
in geography, psychology, business studies, health care, the sciences, social sciences.
6. School or University engagement with the local community. Improving
statistical reasoning, thinking and literacy in the general public.
We now invite you to submit your abstract(s) and participate in the seventh IASE Satellite Conference. Your abstract may be accepted for either an oral or poster presentation.
Abstracts of 250-350 words should be submitted as e-mail attachments to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, with the subject line IASE 2010 abstract (your surname). Abstracts should include the names and affiliations of all authors and a contact address (including e-mail and fax) for the proposed presenter. Please indicate whether you want to be considered for an oral presentation, a poster or either. An optional refereeing process for papers is offered. Acceptance of the abstract is conditional on at least one of the authors giving an oral or poster presentation at the conference.
Abstract submission: 3rd December 2010
Acceptance notification: 14th January 2011
Submission of papers to be referred: 28th February 2011
Referee reports: 31st March 2011
Final refereed papers: 30th April 2011
Other papers, posters, presentations
for the proceedings: 30th September 2011
Detailed guidelines for the preparation of papers and author's checklist will be published on the IASE and IASE Satellite Conference websites shortly. The maximum length is 6 A4 pages including title, abstract, author's information, references, figures and appendices. Proceedings will appear on the IASE website.
The conference venue will be in or close to Dublin. Details of the conference venue will be available soon on the IASE website.
We hope that you will be able to join us on the 18th and 19th of August 2011 so please put these dates in your diary.
Information about the 58th World Statistics congress may be found at http://www.isi2011.ie/ . Information about sessions at the 58th WSC organised by IASE or by IASE members will also be available on the IASE website and will be progressively updated.
Penny Bidgood (Chair, IASE Satellite Conference Programme Committee), Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics, Kingston University, UK.
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