The International Statistical Institute

Committee on Statistics in Business and Industry




Welcome to the Home Page of the International Statistical Institute's (ISI) Committee on Statistics in Business and Industry.

SBI Mission

To support the work of statisticians working in business and industry by monitoring their needs on an ongoing basis, promoting research and applications and best current practices, facilitating technology transfer, and fostering communication among members. The SBI Committee seeks to promote (both to statisticians and to industry) the value and importance of Statistics in Business and Industry, and to support suitable activities, particularly in lesser-developed countries.


Current member Regional Representatives of the SBI Executive Committee include:


SBI History


Nick Fisher and Vijay Nair have compiled a detailed history of SBI. You can view or download a pdf copy by clicking here.

Future conferences sponsored or co-sponsored by the SBI Committee include:

        SBI will sponsor a satellite meeting for the Sydney ISI meeting. ISBIS-4 will be held near Cairns during 13-16 April 2005. For detailed information, see the developing web pages at

        SBI is also organizing a session at the Sydney ISI meeting itself.

Click here to learn about past conferences sponsored by SBI

Proposed International Society on Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS)

Members of the SBI Executive Committee, working under the auspices of the International Statistical Institutes (ISI) Committee on Statistics in Business and Industry, are proposing to form a new International Society on Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS). The plan is for the society to be a new section of the ISI. Click here for more information on ISBIS.

How to find out more about SBI

If you have any suggestions or enquiries concerning SBI, please email the Committee Chair Bovas Abraham (


How to keep in touch with SBI


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