ENBIS-15 in Prague

6 – 10 September 2015; Prague, Czech Republic Abstract submission: 1 February – 3 July 2015

My abstracts


The following abstracts have been accepted for this event:

  • ISO Standards in Statistical Sampling - Past, Present, Future

    Authors: Rainer Göb (University of Würzburg)
    Primary area of focus / application: Other:
    Secondary area of focus / application: Quality
    Keywords: Standardisation , ISO, Statistical sampling, Acceptance sampling
    Submitted at 15-Jul-2015 22:53 by Rainer Göb
    9-Sep-2015 10:40 ISO Standards in Statistical Sampling - Past, Present, Future
    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the largest developer of voluntary international standards. The ISO standards in statistical data analysis are administrated by the technical committee ISO/TC 69 whose thematic subcommittees (SCs) cover a broad range of topics in industrial statistics. ISO/TC 69 SC 5 is responsible for acceptance sampling standards which are among the most popular standards issued by TC 69. Rapid technological development and changes in the industrial environment are a challenge for TC 69 in general, and in particular for SC 5.
    The present paper has the following objectives: i) To review the present ISO acceptance sampling standards. ii) To identify the present challenges for the methodology and standardisation of statistical sampling. iii) To outline ongoing and future projects of SC 5.
  • Standardisation – Some Background

    Authors: Charles Whitlock (The British Standards Institution)
    Primary area of focus / application: Other:
    Secondary area of focus / application: Metrology & measurement systems analysis
    Keywords: ISO technical committees, Statistical standards, Risk management, Quality management, JCGM and IEC
    Submitted at 17-Jul-2015 15:18 by Charles Whitlock
    9-Sep-2015 10:10 Standardisation – Some Background
    The standards issued by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) are widely used in business and industry. ISO statistical standards are administrated by the ISO Technical Committee (TC) 69. The present talk provides insight into the processes of standardization on national and international level, with emphasis on statistical standards. Particular topics are:

    1) ISO’s corporate status, processes, and business model;
    2) the relation between national and international standardisation committees;
    3) the structure, processes, and ongoing projects of ISO/TC 69;
    4) further ISO TCs related to statistics, in particular ISO/TC 262 (Risk management), ISO/TC 176 (Quality management and quality assurance);
    5) relevant committees apart ISO, the  Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology (JCGM) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC);
    6) how to become involved as an expert in the work of national and international standardization bodies;
    7) the impact of statistical standards in business and industry.

    The objective of the talk is to demonstrate the benefits of formal statistical standards, encourage members to get involved with the standardization process and how best to get involved.
  • The Role of Statistics in Decision Making

    Authors: Antje Christensen (Novo Nordisk)
    Primary area of focus / application: Business
    Secondary area of focus / application: Design and analysis of experiments
    Keywords: Pharmaceutical industry, Design of Experiments, Forecasting, Logical reasoning, Decision making
    Submitted at 4-Aug-2015 14:22 by Antje Christensen
    Accepted (view paper)
    A crucial overlap between statistics and management is the art and science of decision making. The theory of decision analysis operates with the need for meaningful, reliable information, and for logically correct reasoning. Both can be effectively supported by statistical disciplines: Meaningful information can come from analysis of historical data, design of experiments, and forecasting. Furthermore, statistics can deliver measures on how reliable the information is. While the correct reasoning is mainly based on logic, probabilistic calculations can play a role. In this talk, I will briefly touch on the basics of decision analysis and then show several cases of decisions at very different organisational levels in the pharmaceutical industry.