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Compstat 2000

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"Boom, Iris de" <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 19 Oct 1999 09:15:26 +0200

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Dear Sir / Madame,

The COMPSTAT 2000 conference of the ISI International Association for
Statistical Computing will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands from 21 -
25 August 2000.

Statistical computing provides the link between statistical theory and
applied statistics. As at previous Compstats, the scientific programme will
cover all aspects of this link, from the development and implementation of
new statistical ideas through to user experiences and software evaluation.
The programme should appeal to anyone working in statistics and using
computers, whether in universities, industrial companies, government
agencies, research institutes or as software developers.

The conference will be jointly organised by the Department of Methodology
and Statistics of  Utrecht University and the Department of Statistical
Methods of Statistics Netherlands.

Papers may be submitted in any of the following categories:
- Statistical research - Development of statistical methodology, especially
topics that rely on computers and computing environments.
- Computing - Contributions of computer algorithms, tools and environments
to the practice of statistics.
- Applied statistics - Innovative applications of statistical computing in
any area of current interest.

Th deadline for submitting abstracts is 8 November 1999. For more
information about COMPSTAT 2000, you can consult the attached Word-document,
or visit or web site. The address is http://neon.vb.cbs.nl/rsm/compstat.

Jelke Bethlehem (Statistics Netherlands)
Peter van der Heijden (Utrecht University)

Compstat 2000

Local arrangements

The Compstat 2000 conference of the ISI International Association for
Statistical Computing will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands from 21 -
25 August 2000. 

The conference will be jointly organised by the Department of Methodology
and Statistics of  Utrecht University and the Department of Statistical
Methods of Statistics Netherlands. The Department of Methodology and
Statistics of Utrecht University has a strong involvement in statistical
computing and applied statistics. Statistics Netherlands is also known for
its expertise in applied statistics, and for its innovative approach in the
application of recent developments of information technology to survey data
collection and processing.

Approximately 35 kilometres south of Amsterdam Utrecht stands in the heart
of the Netherlands. It was founded in 48 by the Romans, who built a military
settlement along the shore of the Rhine. In 695 the English Benedictine monk
Willibrord came to christianise Francks and Frisians and made Utrecht to a
centre of religion, which is still noticeable in present times. For
centuries, Utrecht was the largest and only city of importance in the
northern part of the Netherlands. Today, Utrecht is an attractive city. With
230,000 inhabitants Utrecht is the fourth largest city in The Netherlands,
only Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague having greater populations. With its
magnificient cathedral, churches, canals museums and historic buildings
dating from the 16th century onwards Utrecht is a city of outstanding
culture. As host to the largest University in The Netherlands Utrecht also
offers a lively and varied social scene with busy restaurants, cafes, pubs
and nightspots. Utrecht is easy reached by road and rail. Delegates flying
into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport can take the train from the airport directly
to the centre of the city. If you would like to find out more about Utrecht
and how to reach it please visit the website.

There will be a full programme of social events including a Buffet
Reception, Concert, Dinner and excursions, to allow participants to exchange
ideas, meet friends and see many of the local attractions. 

Scientific Programme

Statistical computing provides the link between statistical theory and
applied statistics. As at previous Compstats, the scientific programme will
cover all aspects of this link, from the development and implementation of
new statistical ideas through to user experiences and software evaluation.
The programme should appeal to anyone working in statistics and using
computers, whether in universities, industrial companies, government
agencies, research institutes or as software developers. 

Papers may be submitted in any of the following categories:
*	Statistical research - Development of statistical methodology,
especially topics that rely on computers and computing environments.
*	Computing - Contributions of computer algorithms, tools and
environments to the practice of statistics.
*	Applied statistics - Innovative applications of statistical
computing in any area of current interest.

The scientific programme will consist of a variety of sessions, such as
parallel and plenary presentations, invited and contributed papers, poster
sessions, one or two tutorials, and software demonstrations. 
The Scientific Programme Committee seeks papers touching on all aspects of
computational statistics. This includes theory, applications, and
implementations. 
The Scientific Programme Committee also welcomes papers in the field of
Official Statistics, i.e. papers in the field of data collection, data
editing, data analysis, and data publications. 

Papers may be selected by the Scientific Programme Committee as full
contributions, short contributions or posters. Selection is based on
submitted abstracts of up to two pages. These should include the main
results and references, highlighting novel aspects and indicating their
relevance to the above mentioned three categories. Further details and
sample abstract formats can be found on the website. Full contributions will
be refereed and published, with the invited papers, in a volume of
Proceedings by Physica Verlag. Short communications and posters will be
published in a 2nd volume by Statistics Netherlands and Utrecht university.

At the conference, several prices will be awarded: 
*	Three prices, each worth 1000 Dutch Guilders, will be awarded for
the best three contributions submitted and presented by young participants
(upper age limit 35 years for all authors on August 31, 2000). 
*	A price will be awarded for the best poster presentation. 

Invited speakers

Keynote speakers
*	Donald Rubin (The broad role for multiple imputation in statistical
science), and
*	Peter Kooiman (Mass imputation versus sequential weighting of a
virtual census)
At the moment invited speakers include
*	Noel Cressie (Space-time Kalman filtering and MCMC), 
*	Antoine de Falguerolles (generalized linear models with bilinear
terms),
*	David Draper (Computational issues in MCMC fitting of multilevel
models), 
*	David Hand (Methodological issues in data mining)
*	Georges Hebrail (Practical data mining in a large utility company), 
*	Youngjo Lee (Analysis of correlated non-Gaussian data via
hierarchical generalized linear models), 
*	Helmut Luetkepohl (Bootstrapping impulse responses in VAR analyses),

*	Agustin Maravall (Some applications of the signal extraction
technique to socioeconomic time series), 
*	Erich Neuwirth (Spreadsheets in statistical education), 
*	Walter Racugno (Bayes factors for model selection and prediction) 
*	Hans van Houwelingen (Nonproportional hazards models in survival
analysis), 
*	Ari Verbyla (Spatio-temporal modelling),
Please check our home page for the latest and more detailed information.


Software demonstration and book exhibition

There will be demonstration stands for software producers to present their
products, and book exhibitions.
 

Important deadlines

Abstracts received (post or e-mail):	8 November 1999   
Notification to authors:		15 December 1999
Contributed paper for refereeing:	11 March 2000
Final versions of contributed papers	1 May 2000 
Short communications and posters:	1 May 2000


Local Organising Committee

Wim Jansen , Chair (Utrecht University)
Douwe van der Sluis (Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operation
research)
Gerrit Stemerdink (ISI)
Leonieke Wijngaards (Utrecht University)


Scientific Programme Committee

Peter van der Heijden, Netherlands, Chair
Jelke Bethlehem, Netherlands
Andrej Blejec, Slovenia
Wolfgang Haerdle, Germany
Roger Payne, United Kingdom
Christian Robert, France
Roberta Siciliano, Italy


Registration fees

Early Registration; deadline = 1 April 2000,
IASC/ISI/Other Approved	NLG 650,00
Others				NLG 750,00

Standard Registration; deadline = 21 June 2000,
IASC/ISI/Other Approved	NLG 750,00
Others				NLG 850,00

Late Registration; 
after 21 June  2000		NLG 950,00

Students (send in document of University Registration) NLG 150,00


Address for correspondence

FBU Congress Bureau
Utrecht University
Attn: Mrs. Marcelle Buma
P.O. Box 80125
3508 TC Utrecht
The Netherlands 

Phone: +31 30 253 2728
Fax: 	+31 30 253 5851
E-mail: [log in to unmask] 

For more information and for registration see
website: http://neon.vb.cbs.nl/rsm/compstat

To ensure that you receive further information, 
please send an email to [log in to unmask],
or a letter to the address above.









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