ENBIS-10 in Antwerp

12 – 16 September 2010 Abstract submission: 1 January – 31 May 2010

10th annual ENBIS conference

ENBIS10 Antwerp

(hard copy provided at conference)


The 10th annual conference of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics will be hosted by the University of Antwerp in Antwerp, Belgium. The conference venue is located within walking distance of the historical city centre and the Antwerp central railway station. Various hotels are in the immediate vicinity of the conference venue. Please consult the travel and hotel information for information on how to travel to Antwerp, where to stay or how to reach the conference venue. Interestingly and exceptionally, you can visit several monuments in Antwerp for free on 12 September. See http://openmonumenten.zita.be/antwerpen/antwerpen


Because of the 10th anniversary of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics, we are working on a splendid scientific and social programme for the conference participants.

 Keynote lecturers

Henry Wynn (London School of Economics)

Christophe Perruchet (ISO/TC 69)

Boris Lorenc (Statistics Sweden)

Jean-luc Doumont (Principiae)

Marianne Frisén (University of Gothenburg)

Short pre- and post-conference courses

Design and analysis of choice experiments in JMP (by Roselinde Kessels)

Design of experiments in marketing (by Johannes Ledolter)

Design of industrial experiments (by Douglas Montgomery and Bradley Jones)

Generalized linear models (by Geoff Vining)

Precision and quality of measurement (by Bertram Schäfer)

Six Sigma for public services (by Shirley Coleman and Ron Kenett)

Stat2wd (by Christian Ritter)

On top of that, there will be invited sessions on statistics in marketing, design of experiments, statistical computing, reliability and safety, actuarial statistics, bio-informatics, statistics in practice, statistics in transportation, and process modelling and control,  

Highlights of the social programme will include a reception in the impressive city hall, a dinner in one of Antwerp's most historic eating places, and the conference dinner in the Marble Hall of the Antwerp Zoo. 



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Travel information

How to reach Antwerp

a) By air
Antwerp-Deurne airport is only 7 km from the city centre. There are daily flights to and from London City and Manchester. Public transport bus 14 connects the airport to the Antwerp central railway station.

Antwerp can also be easily reached from the Brussels International Airport in Zaventem, either by an hourly coach service (daily between 06h00 and 23h00) to the Antwerp central railway station (stops at 45, De Keyserlei), or by means of the airport shuttle train to the Brussels Noord railway station where you have to change to an intercity train to Antwerp. The coach service is the most convenient option as it takes less than one hour, it is a direct connection and costs only about 8 euro. The train takes one hour and 19 minutes and requires you to change trains in the Brussels North (Brussel Noord-Bruxelles Nord) train station.

b) By train
There are a number of Thalys connections (high-speed train) to Antwerp from Paris and Amsterdam. Moreover, there is a regular (hourly to semi-hourly) rail service Brussels-Antwerp. This is convenient for people who travel by train from London, Köln, Milano or Luxemburg to Brussels.

c) By car
Antwerp is situated at the intersection of the E17, E19, E34 and E313/314 traffic arteries. Some of the hotels have limited parking facilities. Parking cars in the city center is fee-based, with a maximum parking time of two hours. Thus, the most convenient options are to travel to Antwerp by public transport or book a hotel with parking facilities.

Map of City Campus (University of Antwerp)

The exact location of the conference is City Campus, University of Antwerp, Hof van Liere, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp. This is within a 15 minute walking distance from the Antwerp Central railway station and within 5 to 10 minutes walking from the conference hotels.
On the map of the city campus you can download below, the railway station is just outside the map, at the bottom right where you can find the words "Centraal Station". The conference venue is number 6 on the map. Most hotels are located in the area covered by the map. To cross the entire map on foot takes less than 10 minutes. The cathedral, the city hall and the riverside are just to the west of the bottom left hand quarter of the map.

Hotel Accommodation

By clicking on this link, you can find a Word document with a list of hotels that we can recommend. In the list, you can find four-star hotels, three-star hotels and two hotels that can be categorized as budget friendly. For each hotel, we have indicated the walking distance to the conference venue, as well as the prices per room per night. Whether or not breakfast is included is also indicated in the document.

The hotel where the pre-conference short courses as well as the pre-conference ENBIS board meeting will be held is the four-star Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel near the Central station and at a 15-minutes walking distance from the conference venue. A standard single or double room at the hotel costs 114 euro if you book via this link. A single business room via this link costs 139 euro, whereas a double business room costs 149 euro. Breakfast is not included and costs an additional 22 euro.

Conference Programme

Download the draft programme here. A hard copy is provided at the registration desk.