Proposed International Society on Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS)




The International Statistical Institute has had a Committee on Statistics in Business and Industry (SBI) for over a decade. The SBI Committee is now preparing to form a new International Society on Industrial and Business Statistics (ISBIS) and apply for section status within the ISI, giving it access to a range of ISI benefits and facilitating the Committee’s ability to discharge its mission.


The mission of the Committee is 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 Committee seeks to promote (both to statisticians and to industry) the value and importance of Statistics in Business and Industry, and for supporting suitable activities, particularly in lesser-developed countries. The scope includes statistical methods and practices in all aspects of business and industry.


Over the last decade, we have held international conferences and workshops in various parts of the world (Israel, Egypt, India, Japan, S. Korea, Italy, Spain, Sweden, etc.) either as main organizers or co-sponsors. In 1999, we decided to name the conference as International Symposium for Industrial Statistics, and the inaugural conference (ISIS-1) was held in Sweden (Linköping). Subsequent ISIS meetings have been held in Yokohama (2001) and Barcelona (2003). We have renamed it as ISBIS (to cover business statistics); ISBIS-4 will be held in Cairns in April 2005 ( As an international society, we hope to expand the range of activities considerably, as well as provide a worldwide network for statisticians in academe and industry.



Objectives of the future Society



Benefits of membership in the Society




For more information, please email to SBI Chair Bovas Abraham (

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For more information, please email to SBI Chair Bovas Abraham (