Call for Proposals for Late-Breaking JSM Sessions
Bhramar Mukherjee, JSM 2013 Program Chair
Planning for the JSM 2013 program began last July, so most of the technical sessions have already been organized. While advance planning is needed to organize such a large meeting, it prevents us from scheduling sessions on recent developments of great interest in which statistical issues are relevant. Thus, there are two invited session slots reserved for late-breaking issues, and any member of the sponsoring organizations or partner societies can propose such a session.
A late-breaking session must cover one or more technical, scientific, or policy-related topics that arose in the one-year period prior to JSM 2013. Proposals for late-breaking sessions must be emailed to JSM 2013 Program Chair Bhramar Mukherjee at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to the ASA Meetings Department at email@example.com by April 15. The proposal must include the following:
- Session description, including a title, summary of statistical and scientific content, an explanation of the subject’s timeliness, and comments about the target audiences
- Format of the session (e.g., a chair and four panelists; a chair, two or three speakers, and a discussant)
- Names, affiliations, and contact information for the session organizer, chair, and all participants (speakers, panelists, discussants)
- A title for each presentation in the session
- Web links to relevant technical reports or news reports, if applicable
I would first like to thank the many speakers, organizers, and members of the JSM program committee for contributing to an exciting and diverse program for JSM 2013. From Big Data to the history of statistics, the JSM 2013 program features topics that range from the contemporary to the classic. Additionally, there are several wonderful theme sessions celebrating the spirit of the International Year of Statistics.
Sponsoring Organizations and Partner Societies
American Statistical Association* • Institute of Mathematical Statistics* • International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR)* • International Chinese Statistical Association • International Indian Statistical Association • International Society for Bayesian Analysis • Korean International Statistical Society • Statistical Society of Canada*
*Indicates founding societies of JSM
Organizers should make sure that all the participants agree to participate before the proposal is submitted. The JSM participation guidelines state that a speaker can give a main presentation and participate in a late-breaking session at the same meeting.
Two late-breaking sessions will be selected from the proposals received by the deadline (subject to approval by the ASA Committee on Meetings). Proposals will be judged on statistical and scientific quality, novelty, and timeliness of the subject matter; potential audience appeal; and completeness. A description of the late-breaking sessions and other special sessions will appear in a future issue of Amstat News. Please submit your proposals and help us put this final touch on the impressive JSM 2013 program.