Call for papers

For the Second Annual Conference of ENBIS

Rimini, Italy

September 23 – 24, 2002

More information about the conference can be found on the Events page.

The European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS) was founded in 2000 as a network of people from industry and academia from all European nations interested in applying, promoting and facilitating the use of statistics in business and industry. Statistics is a powerful tool for the efficient and effective management and operation of modern business and industry. As such statistics is vital for the European economy. The recent developments in communications and computer technology have made statistics an even more essential tool. At the same time, modern user-friendly software has made statistics accessible to a much broader cross-section of people working in business and industry.

The purpose of this second annual conference to be held in Rimini 23rd – 24th September 2002 is to build upon the success of the first conference held in Oslo on 17 – 18th September 2001, it will serve as an ideal forum for users of statistics to get together, share ideas and network. Any user, from the novices to experienced and their managers, are encouraged participate. Papers and Posters will be presented showcasing a broad spectrum of applications and generate discussion about the use of statistics in a wide range of European business and industrial areas.

With this call for papers, we seek nominations for innovative presentations from a wide range of applications and types of business. Innovative use and the contributions the application has made to the overall success of the respective business and industry is more important than the technical content of the presentation. Contributions are encouraged from business, industry, manufacturing, administration, marketing, sales, logistics and service showcasing. People from industry and business are invited to present their problems and current solutions. Applications can include, but is not limited to

  • Design of Experiments
  • Data Analysis and Statistical Graphics
  • Data Mining
  • Quality Improvement and Process Control
  • Six Sigma Applications
  • Quality Management
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Survey Sampling
  • Environmental Issues

Potential speakers with application or results with a focus on process improvement (manufacturing and service), product improvement (design, optimization, robust design and test), measurement quality, reliability, risk management, market and customer insight are highly encouraged to submit abstracts and participate in this conference.

Papers and Posters are invited on any of the above themes. Contributors are initially requested to submit by email a title and a brief abstract (approximately 250 words) to the organizing committee administrator at no later than March 31st, 2002. Please indicate your intended submission to the conference presentation/workshop/poster.

Each contributed paper presentation will be 30 minutes including 5 minutes for questions. PowerPoint slides or a written manuscript (in English) will be requested to support the oral conference presentation. Notification of acceptance will be made by email no later than May 15th 2002. The final deadline for email submission of the paper or PowerPoint slides is July 31st 2002. Please note the Organizing Committee's decision will be final.

Organising committee

Soren Bisgaard
Conference Program Chair
Professor of Industrial Statistics
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fabrizio Ruggeri
Chair Local Organizing Committee
Senior researcher
Via A M Ampere 56, I-20131
Milan, Italy

Henry Wynn
Professor of Industrial Statistics
University of Warwick

Paolo Giudici
Vice-Chair Local Organizing Committee
Professor of Business Statistics
University of Pavia, Italy

Ronald Does
Professor of Industrial Statistics
IBIS UvA, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Arnoldo Frigessi
Professor and Chief Research Scientist
Norwegian Computing Centre, Oslo
& Dept. of Mathematics
University of Oslo, Norway

Lesley Fairbairn
Conference Co-ordinator
University of Newcastle, UK

Oystein Evandt
Statistical Consultant
ImPRO, Melum Veien 44a

Shirley Coleman
Principal Statistician
University of Newcastle, UK

Jeroen de Mast
Statistical Consultant
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should include the following:

  • Name
  • E-mail addresses of the author and all co-authors
  • mailing address
  • Organizational affiliation
  • Phone number of the primary author
  • Title of the submission
  • Abstract (250 words, in English)
  • Indication of format of presentation/workshop/poster

For more details about ENBIS and the conference, see