2017 Annual Meeting
The 45th Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada will be held at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from Sunday June 11 to Wednesday June 14, 2017.
The Program Chair is Erica Moodie of McGill University. The Local Arrangements Chair is Alexandre Leblanc of the University of Manitoba.
Proposals for Invited Sessions
This is a general call for proposals for invited sessions. The typical formats of an invited session are oral presentations, poster presentations, or a panel discussion. An oral presentation session is 90 minutes long, typically consisting of three speakers or two speakers and a discussant. Topics for invited sessions can be from any areas of statistics, probability, actuarial science, or related disciplines. Examples of invited sessions include, but are not limited to, sessions on topics that cut across multiple research areas, sessions that map out new vistas in research, practice, or education, sessions that critically appraise recent trends or ideas, and sessions that emphasize new connections with subject-area sciences.
If you are interested in organizing a session, please submit your proposal to the Program Chair at your earliest convenience, but no later than Monday, August 29, 2016.
Your proposal should include:
- the session title and format;
- a brief rationale for the importance and appeal of the session;
- a list of presenters and tentative presentation titles;
- an indication of whether the presenters have agreed to participate should the session be selected.
All invited speakers must register for the meeting and pay registration fees. Funding is not available from the meeting to cover presenters’ travel expenses for attending the meeting.
A number of invited sessions will be directly organized by the six SSC Sections: Actuarial Science, Biostatistics, Business and Industrial Statistics, Probability, Statistics Education, and Survey Methods. If you are interested in organizing an invited session for one of the SSC Sections, contact the current president of the section. The program can only accommodate a limited number of invited sessions. Proposals will be selected based on their scientific merit and the extent to which they enhance the balance and breadth of the program and the diversity of the presenters.
We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you in Winnipeg!
SSC 2017 Program Chair
On Behalf of the SSC 2017 Program Committee