ISBIS Conference – Brock University – 2023

Conference Info

The Satellite Conference is organized by the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics (ISBIS), which is an international society that is dedicated to the promotion of business and industrial statistics worldwide. This is interpreted broadly and includes areas such as financial and health services among others. ISBIS is part of a family of international associations that operate under the umbrella of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). ISBIS promotes applications, research, and best current practices in business and industrial statistics, facilitates technology transfer, and fosters communications among members and practitioners worldwide.

The 2023 ISBIS Satellite Conference will take place on JULY 13/14 at Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada (20 km West of Niagara Falls). The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from across the world who use Statistics in business or industrial contexts. The conference focus is on recent advancements in methodology and as well as on best practices and innovative applications. The ISBIS conferences promote communication among researchers and practitioners to enable and ensure the development and widespread use of novel insights and methodology.

The conference program includes keynote presentations and invited session. The program also includes invited and contributed sessions, with food and beverage included in the conference fee. We invite participants to submit invited session proposals which consist of several (typically 3) presentations on a related topic. The submission should include the title, a brief description of the topic, and the speakers in that session (which can include the organizer of the session). Next to these invited session proposals, you may submit a title and abstract for a contributed session. Please indicate whether you prefer to give a presentation or present a poster but the SPC will make the final decision taking into account the number of submissions.

Invited Sessions

  • Nalini Ravishankar – Time Series – Speakers, Kathy Ensor, Scott Holan, Nalini Ravishankar
  • Farouk Nathoo – Deep Learning – Speakers, Tao Wang, Cedric Beualac, Farook nathoo
  • Ejaz Ahmed – High Dimensional Data Analysis – Speakers TBD
  • Reza Ramenzan – SSC BISS session – Speakers TBD
  • Nathaniel Stevens – y-BIS session – Speakers TBD
  • Nathaniel Stevens – Conference Keynote – Speaker, Bonnie Ray

Contributed Session:

  • Dan Jeske – TBD
  • Paulo Rodrigues – TBD

More information coming soon.

Brock University is situated in the Niagara region in the City of St. Catharines. Within an hour’s drive to the City Centre of Toronto and 20-minute drive to Niagara Falls. Known as the “Garden City,” St. Catharines is surrounded by lush orchards and vineyards to the east and west and bordered by the Niagara Escarpment to the south and Lake Ontario to the north. Brock University sits on top of the beautiful Niagara escarpment and is the only Canadian university with the distinction of being part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Committees

Scientific Program Committee

  1. Syed Ejaz Ahmed, Brock University, Canada (co-chair SPC)

Organizing Committee

  1. Syed Ejaz Ahmed, Brock University, Canada (co-chair SPC), Canada
  2. Heather McFarlane, Registration and Logistics Officer, Brock University,  Canada
  3. Justin Steepe, Strategic, Outreach and Events Specialist, Brock University, Canada

Important dates:

  • Jan 1 – March 31:  Early bird registration
  • April 1 – June 30: Regular registration ends
  • July 1 – 13: Late registration
  • July 13-14:  Event Dates

Registration Fees: note all prices in CAD, individual exchange rates may vary based on current exchange rates. 

The conference registration fee includes  3 breakfasts, 5 Coffee Breaks, redeemable lunch vouchers (3 x $15), Catered Opening Reception dinner and a Conference Banquet dinner.


Rate for accompanying guest.

$30 CAD for accompanying person (for the banquet dinner)

Cancellations:

Cancellations received on or before (30 days out from first day of conference) will receive a refund, minus a $50 CAD cancellation fee.

Cancellations received after (14 days out from the first day of the conference) are not eligible for a refund.

Registration CategoryEarly Bird (January 1 - March 31, 2023Regular (April 1 - June 30, 2023)Late (July 1 onward)
ISBIS members$150.00$175.00$200.00
ISBIS members from developing countries¹$100.00$125.00$150.00
ISBIS non-members*$200.00$225.00$250.00
ISBIS non-members from developing countries*$125.00$150.00$175.00
Students and young statisticians² $50.00$75.00$100.00
Accompanying person (for the banquet dinner)$30.00$30.00$30.00

¹ https://www.isi-web.org/resources/developing-countries

² Young statistician means within five years of last academic degree

* includes 1-year free membership to ISBIS

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Campus Map:

Arrive at Brock Campus:

Upon arrival to campus choose the Glenridge entrance (it has a roundabout just after you turn in) for standard check-ins. Conferences may have special check-in instructions, please consult with your group organizer. Follow the signs that say “Accommodation Check-In”. While you check-in, you may park outside the front of the Conference Centre. After checking in place the parking pass provided on your dash and park in your assigned lot.

 

Directions from Lester B. Pearson Airport in Toronto

From Highway 401 West, take 403 South to the Queen Elizabeth Highway (QEW) in the direction of Niagara Falls. Follow the Queen Elizabeth Way around the lake, then Southeast to St. Catharines. Take exit 49, which will lead you onto Highway 406. Continue until you reach St. David’s Road. Take the St. David’s Road West Exit and follow until you reach Sir Isaac Brock Way.

Directions from Hamilton Airport

Turn left on Airport Road. Turn left on Hwy. 6 (Upper James Street) and continue to the Lincoln Alexander Parkway (the ‘LINC’). Turn east on the Lincoln Alexander Parkway which will turn into the Red Hill Parkway. Take the Red Hill Parkway to the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) east to Niagara Falls. At Exit 49, turn onto Highway 406 (towards Welland/Port Colborne) and continue until you reach St. David Road. Take the St. David’s Road West Exit and follow until you reach Sir Isaac Brock Way.

Directions from  Buffalo (Peace Bridge)

Cross the Peace bridge and then take the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) towards Toronto. At Exit 32B, turn onto Thorold Stone Road West and continue through the Thorold Tunnel where the road becomes Highway 58. Take the St. David’s Road West exit and follow until you reach Sir Isaac Brock Way.

 

If you require travel from the Buffalo Airport or Pearson International Airport in Toronto.

Niagara Airbus is able to service your request.

Important Notice regarding accommodation bookings.

Brock University and Sheraton Four Point Hotels do not solicit reservations by phone or email. If you are contacted before booking your accommodations by either organization, we urge you to report them to the Organizing Committee at hmcfarlane@brocku.ca.  If you receive a call or email from any company offering to make hotel reservations for you during the conference period, we urge you to not book with them. These companies are not affiliated ISBIS or Brock University and Sheraton Four Point Hotels in any way and therefore are not authorized to make reservations on our behalf.  If you book with an unauthorized company, our organizations cannot protect you if there is a problem with your reservation when you arrive in St. Catharines Ontario.

 

ONSITE ACCOMMODATIONS:

Brock University Campus Accommodations

Residence 8 offers single air-conditioned guestrooms. Each is furnished with 1 single bed, desk, dresser and wardrobe. One 3-piece washroom is accessible from each of two adjoining single bedrooms. An elevator is located in the residence lobby for convenient access to all floors. 2023 Rates: Shared Washroom $54.75 per person per night plus HST Private Washroom $110.50 per person per night plus HST Conference Services ISBIS – July 13 &14, 2023 2

Residence guests will be provided with a parking pass valid for the duration of their stay at registration. Guests will be required to park in the permitted lot only and display the pass on their dashboard. Brock University is pleased to offer card operated laundry facilities on campus for use by guests while staying on campus. Laundry cards can be purchased at the conference front desk, along with laundry detergent.

To book your stay, guests may contact the Conference Coordinator to reserve a room under the conference room block. Contact details coming soon.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

The Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines Niagara Suites is located within walking
distance from Brock University and offers standard suites that include two double beds
or 1 queen with separate living room and kitchenette including microwave, counter,
sink and mini fridge. Wi-Fi and onsite parking are complimentary.

Hotel Accommodations – ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY June 12, 2020.  AFTER THIS DATE, ROOMS AND RATES ARE BASED ON AVAILABILITY

Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines (across from Brock University)

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

Hotel registration link coming soon.

For a full refund, cancellations must be made 21 days prior to check in.  Reservations cancelled after this time are subject to a cancellation fee.

ISBIS would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions:

  1. BISRG (UWaterloo)
  2. UC Riverside

Scientific programming section coming soon!

To contact the ISBIS 2023 Conference team please email jsteepe@brocku.ca