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Spider FAQ
  • 1. When and how can I register for the Conference?

    Registration to the Conference must be done online, through the Conference website.

  • 2. Will letters of invitation be issued?

    Official letters of invitation are intended to help potential attendees obtain travel funds or a visa. The letter does not constitute any financial commitment on the part of the Congress and will only be available to fully registered and paid participants and their registered accompanying persons. A formal request, therefore, should be done upon registration through the  Congress website. 

  • 3. How do I send my abstract?

    Abstract submission is now closed.

  • 4. Can I deliver a course during the Congress?

    ISI has a committee to deal with course proposals and select them. The call for such proposals closed on 15 May 2014.

  • 5. How can I get support to participate in the Congress?

    Such opportunities appear at the Awards and Funding section of this website as they are announced.

  • 6. Can my congress organization/tourism enterprise work for the Congress?

    No. A Professional Congress Organizer (PCO) has already been contracted through a tender process. Escala Eventos is the PCO for the Congress.

  • 7. Can I participate in more than one session proposal?

    Yes, but in case both proposals are approved by the Scientific Program Committee they will contact you to advise on how to proceed.

  • 8. Can I present more than one paper?

    According to the 60th WSC participation guidelines, which can be found here, each individual can present only one paper as oral presenter during the 60th WSC. Exceptions will be granted only in unusual circumstances, and requests must be approved by the Chairs of the Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) and Local Programme Committee (LPC). All requests should be sent to wsc2015@ibge.gov.br.
    A co-author of a paper being presented by someone else is not counted as a presenter. Hence it is possible for an individual to be a co-author of multiple papers being presented at the 60th WSC.

  • 9. Can I organize more than one Special Topic Sessions (STS)?

    According to the 60th WSC participation guidelines, which can be found here, each individual can organise at most one STS. Exceptions must be approved by the Chair of the Local Programme Committee (LPC). All requests should be sent to wsc2015@ibge.gov.br.

  • 10. Can I serve as Chair or Discussant in more than one session?

    According to the 60th WSC participation guidelines, which can be found here, an individual can serve as Chair or Discussant in more than one session provided that there is no schedule conflict.

  • 11. Can I be both an organiser and a chair or discussant in a session?

    According to the 60th WSC participation guidelines, which can be found here, within the same session, any individual, including the session Organiser, can take up the role of either Presenter or Chair or Discussant, but should not assume any two such roles.

  • 12. How can I participate with a paper?

    Submission of contributed papers is now closed.

  • 13. What do the acronyms used throughout the site mean?

    ISI - International Statistical Institute
    WSC - World Statistics Congress
    IBGE - Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics


    ISI Associations

    BS - Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability
    IAOS - International Association for Official Statistics
    IASC - International Association for Statistical Computing
    IASE - International Association for Statistics Education
    IASS - International Association of Survey Statisticians
    ISBIS - International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics
    TIES - The International Environmetrics Society
    ISI PO - International Statistical Institute Permanent Office

     

    Other Institutions

    SCB - Statistical Capacity Building Committee
    Agristats - Committee on Agricultural Statistics
    LifeSci - Committee for the Promotion of Statistics in the Life Sciences
    IFC - Irving Fisher Committee
    YS - Young Statisticians Committee

     

    Scientific Sessions

    CPS - Contributed Paper/Poster Session
    IPS - lnvited Paper Session
    STS - Special Topic Session

     

    Committees

    LOC - Local Organising Committee
    SPC - Scientific Programme Committee
    LPC - Local Programme Committee
    SCC - Short Course Committee
    NHC - National Honorary Committee


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