SSC 2018 Annual Meeting


The 46th Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada will be held at McGill University in Montreal, Québec, from Sunday June 3rd to Wednesday June 6th, 2018. The Local Arrangements Chairs are Russell Steele and Andrea Benedetti, both from McGill University. The Program Chair is Matias Salibian-Barrera of The University of British Columbia. 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 Friday, September 29th, 2017.  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, Statistical 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 Montreal!


Matías Salibián-Barrera 

SSC 2018 Program Chair

On Behalf of the SSC 2018 Program Committee


Friday, September 15, 2017

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