ISS-2012 on Longitudinal Data Analysis a Success
Brajendra C. Sutradhar, Memorial University
The International Symposium in Statistics (ISS) on Longitudinal Data Analysis Subject to Measurement Error, Missing Values, and/or Outliers took place at Memorial University from July 16–18. Fifty-one delegates from countries including Brazil, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Mauritius, the United States, and Canada attended the meeting, which covered three specialized research areas for longitudinal data analysis.
Included were an academic program and various social events, including a barbeque, symposium banquet, and local scenic bus tour. The welcome address was given by Ray Gosine, associate vice president research at Memorial University, followed by a plenary talk given by Brajendra Sutradhar on successes and further challenges in longitudinal data analysis when data are subject to measurement error.
Five invited speakers covered the three areas of the meeting, and contributed papers were presented by 10 speakers, including four graduate students. Select papers will be published as lecture notes in Springer’s lecture note series.
Sutradhar organized the symposium, which was sponsored by Memorial University, the Statistical Society of Canada, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences. More information can be found at ISS website.