2nd International Conference on Applied Statistics 2019

December 27-29, 2019


Organized by: Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT)
University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000



Since early times, the data has been the cornerstone of decision making thanks to statistics that has enabled us to unlock the power of data. In modern times, the role of the data has become even more prominent in almost all spheres of life as the world shifts from being data poor to data rich. But the current data deluge has brought new challenges for the applied statistician. Nowadays, data come in all shapes and sizes: tall data, wide data, tall and wide data. Handling the volume, variety and velocity of data requires new statistical methodologies and data management skills. Moreover, much of the data at our disposal are ‘found’ data that are often collected using a non-ideal sampling paradigm. As statistics becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, new application areas have emerged that have necessitated the development of new statistical methodologies. Statisticians in Bangladesh and elsewhere must lead the way forward in the new data-centric world to secure a better future for all mankind. Keeping this in mind, ISRT welcomes you to attend the Second International Conference on Applied Statistics (ICAS) 2019 with the theme Emerging Challenges in a Data-Centric World. The aim of this conference is to highlight the challenges and discuss the solutions to emerging statistical problems in the era of the data revolution. Researchers, academicians, and representatives from business, industry, government and non-governments organizations are invited to participate in the event.


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Date: 27 – 29 December 2019


Venue: Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh


The main objectives of this conference are:

  • To highlight the challenges and discuss the solutions to emerging statistical problems in the era of the data revolution.
  • To uncover new areas of statistical applications and present the latest developments in statistical practice across a wide range of disciplines including data science.
  • To promote the interaction of statistics with other disciplines to advance its role as a key technology for development.
  • To create an awareness and appreciation of the need for statistics, especially among policy makers in Bangladesh, and to promote the sound use of statistics in applications arising in industry as well as various government and private organizations.
  • To serve as a platform for researchers to exchange ideas, present their research findings and build new networks.
  • To forge greater ties between researchers from Bangladesh and other countries.


Scope of the Conference:

The conference invites papers in all areas of statistics including the following: actuarial science; Bayesian methods; big data; bioinformatics; biostatistics; categorical data analysis; clinical trials; data mining; data science; demography; design of experiments; distribution theory; econometrics; epidemiology; health surveys; impact evaluation; industrial statistics; longitudinal data analysis; model selection techniques; machine learning; model-centric approaches, data-centric approaches, multivariate methods; neural networks; nonparametric methods; official statistics; operations research; pharmaceutical statistics; predictive analytics; probability theory; quality control; random effects models; reliability theory; resampling methods; sampling techniques; semi-parametric methods; spatial and spatio-temporal modeling; statistical genetics; statistical measures of poverty; statistical modeling; sustainable development goals; agricultural statistics; stochastic models; survival analysis; time series analysis.


Important Dates:
  1. Abstract submission starts: February 15, 2019
  2. Abstract submission ends: October 15, 2019
  3. Notification of Acceptance ends: October 30, 2019
  4. Early bird registration ends: November, 15, 2019
  5. Regular registration ends: December 20, 2019


Programs and Activities:
  • Pre-conference workshops: A pre-conference workshop will be organized on recent topics such as statistical computing, data visualization, etc., for local researchers and graduate students.
  • Sessions: The three-day programme will consist of keynote sessions as well as several plenary and invited speaker sessions featuring eminent statisticians from around the world. There will be three keynote sessions, one on each day of the conference, in which papers will be presented related to the theme of the conference. In addition, the conference will have a Professor Dr. Qazi Motahar Husain session, special sessions related to the conference theme and contributed paper sessions. The special sessions will be organized on the following topics: linear regression and generalized linear models in data science applications; classification; resampling methods; sub-set selection; shrinkage; dimension reduction; non-linear models; tree-based methods; support vector machines; unsupervised learning.
  • Awards:
    • Springer-JSR Award: There will be three awards–the best three papers presented at the conference will be recognized.
  • Enhancing professional development: There will be sessions related to professional development targeting young statisticians.
  • Roundtable discussion: Roundtable discussions will be organized on topics such as Increasing the Efficiency of Government Statistical Organizations in Bangladesh, in which representatives from Government organizations, senior statisticians and prominent academicians will discuss ways to promote sound statistical practice within government organizations and increase the efficiency of the compilation, management and dissemination of official statistics.


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