Seminars on Applied Statistics

The Institute started in 1986 a process of reorganization and reorientation of its programs, with the purpose of emphasizing its character as a professional organization, and to establish an adequate balance in the distribution of its efforts in the carrying out of activities of interest for the diverse sectors of the statistical community of the countries in the Region, in coordination with other institutions interested in the statistical development.
One of the first measures then taken was the establishment of a Program of Seminars on Applied Statistics, placed under the orientation of a Permanent Committee created by the Executive Committee. The following events have been held within the framework of this Program:

  • I Seminar, on "Cyclical and Seasonal Analysis", Mar del Plata, Argentina, 1987.
  • II Seminar, on "Statistics in the Improvement of Quality and Productivity", Santiago, Chile, 1989.
  • III Seminar, on "Applications of Statistics in Business and Actuarial Science", Mexico, DF, 1991.
  • IV Seminar, on "Bio-Statistics, Health and Environment", Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, 1993.
  • V Seminar, on "Statistics in Agriculture and the Environment", Santa Marta, Colombia, 1995.
  • VI Seminar, on "Statistics and Population", San Jose, Costa Rica, 1997.
  • VII Seminar, on "Statistical Methods in Finance and Economics", Quito, Ecuador, 1999.
  • VIII Seminar,on "Statistical Methods in Quality and Productivity", Panamá (Panamá), 2001.
  • IX Seminar, on "Educational Statistics and Statistical Education", Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2003.
  • X Seminar, on "Econometric Models for Microdata", Rosario, Argentina, 2006
  • XISeminar, on Applied Statistics: "Time Series Analysis", Querétaro, México. 2007
  • XII Seminar, on "Statistical Methods in Socioeconomic Problems”, Medellín, Colombia, 2010

VII Seminar
VII Seminar: "Statistical Methods in Finance and Economics", Quito, Ecuador, July 19-23, 1999

The VII Seminar on Applied Statistics, devoted to "Statistical Methods in Finance and Economics", was held in Quito, Ecuador, on July 19-23, 1999, jointly with the First Congress of the Ecuadorian Society of Statistics (Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Estadística-SEE).
This Seminar, that counted with sponsorship from the Faculty of Sciences at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Quito), from the Institute of Mathematics at the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (Guayaquil), and from the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) of Ecuador, had as its main objective to gather statisticians and professionals of Economics and Finance to present their personal research work, as well as recent developments in the topics chosen for the event.
These were:
(a) in Finance: Management of Market Risks, By-products, Portfolios' Quantitative Models, Appraisal of Financial Assets;
(b) in Economics: Inflation and Deflation, Time Series Analysis, Economic Growth and Development, Economic Forecast and Cycles.
The program included invited conferences, specialized short courses, tutorial courses and contributed papers.    

VIII Seminar
VIII Seminar: "Statistical Methods in Quality and Productivity", Panama (Panama), July 23-27, 2001
The VIII Seminar on Applied Statistics of IASI, devoted to "Statistical Methods in Quality and Productivity", was held in Panama on July 23-27, 2001.
The International Program Committee was chaired by Vijay Nair (Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA), and composed of Nick Fisher (Valuemetrics Australia), Luis A. Escobar (Department of Experimental Statistics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA), Ramon V. Leon (Department of Statistics, College of Business Administration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA), Raul P. Mentz (Institute of Statistical Research, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina. President of IASI), Evelio O. Fabbroni (Technical Secretary of IASI), and Edilberto De León M. (Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Exactas y Tecnología, Universidad de Panamá, Panamá).
The National Organizing Committee was chaired by Edilberto De León M. and composed of Mercedes de Lopez, Elias Chavarria, Plutarco Ramos, Gil Blas Aguilar, Judith M. Rivera B., Elizabeth Barahona, and Amarilis Graell de Arosemena. Vice President of IASI Dimas Quiel Reyes and the Institute's Technical Secretary Evelio O. Fabbroni, gave systematic support to the work carried out by the National Organizing Committee.
The Seminar counted with auspices of the University of Panama, of the General Comptrollership of the Republic of Panama, and of the Committee on Statistics in Business and Industry of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).
The event had 105 participants, coming from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain, United States, and Venezuela.
The activities included the presentation of 5 invited conferences, 6 short courses, 10 contributed papers, a discussion panel, and a special session.
Invited conferences. (1) Vijay Nair, University of Michigan, USA. "The Role of Statistics in Industry: A Review and Recent Developments". (2) Nick Fisher, Valuemetrics Australia. "Statistics and Performance Measurement". (3) Camilo Dagum, University of Bologna, Italy and University of Ottawa, Canada. "Human Capital, Productivity and Economic Development". (4) Osvaldo Ferreiro, Universidad de San Andrés, Chile. "Statistics in Academia and Industry in Chile". (5) Estela Bee Dagum, University of Bologna, Italy: "A comparative study of some trend-cycle predictors for current economic analysis".
Short courses. (1) Osvaldo Ferreiro, Universidad de San Andrés, Chile. "Road to Excellency: Six Sigma Strategy". (2) Nick Fisher, Valuemetrics Australia. "Introduction to Organisational Performance Measurement". (3) Teresa Villagacía, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. "Measuring Customer Needs and Quality of Service". (4) Ramon V. Leon, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. "Using Design of Experiments to Make Processes Robust". (5) David James, AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA. "The Use of Graphs for Data Analysis". (6) Luis A. Escobar, Louisiana State University, USA. "A Review of Statistical Methods for Reliability".
Contributed papers. (1) Francisco Aparisi and Juan Carlos García. "Gráfico Combinado T2 - MEWMA". (2) Patricio Sánchez Bello, Antonio Vaamonde L., and Eulogio Pomares B. "Técnicas Estadísticas para la Identificación de Vinos: Perfil Aromático". (3) Laura Altendorff, Elda Micheli, Leskovar M., and Paola Zuliani. "Consumo de Vinos de Mesa de Rio Negro y Neuquén-Patagonia Norte [Argentina]". (4) Francisco Aparisi and César Haro. "Diseño de un Gráfico T2 de Hotelling con Tamaño y Frecuencia de Muestreo Variable". (5) Gabriela Damilano and Pedro Puig. "Inferencia en una Distribución de Weibull para Muestras con Censuramiento". (6) José Alberto Vargas N. "Estimaciones robustas de Parámetros en la Carta de Control Multivariada T2". (7) Nely Serrano, Ricardo Ríos and Hugo Pérez "Determinación de la Capacidad de Carga en el Cultivo de Tilapias". (8) Gustavo Ramírez Valverde and Benito Ramírez Valverde. "Cartas de Control np en Presencia de Sobredispersión". (9) Víctor Leiva Sánchez, José Antonio Díaz García and Manuel Galea. "Aplicaciones en la Ingeniería del Coeficiente de Variación de una Población Elíptica Dependiente". (10) Holger Capa Santos. "Predicción Bayesiana Empírica para Tiempos de Vida con Distribución Exponencial".
Discussion Panel on "How to Promote Applied Statistics in Panama and other Latin American countries". Moderator: Raúl P. Mentz (President of IASI). Panelists: Dimas Quiel Reyes (Universidad Santa María La Antigua, Panama), Rolando Gordón (Faculty of Economy, Universidad de Panamá), Ramón V. Leon (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA), Luis A. Escobar (Louisiana State University, USA), and David James (AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA).
Special Session on "Current criteria for Quality in Statistical Information". Organizer and Moderator: Pilar Martín Guzmán (President of the International Association for Official Statistics - IAOS). Speakers: Héctor Benavides Rullier (National Institute of Statistics and Informatics of Peru), Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics-IBGE and Executive Committee of IASI), Marcelo Ortúzar (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean-ECLAC). Panelists in Round Table: Héctor Benavides Rullier, Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva, Marcelo Ortúzar, Juan Luis Moreno (Ministry of Economiy and Finance of Panama), Manuel Ferreira (Chamber of Commerce of Panama), and Omar Sánchez (Deputy Director of Statistics and Census of Panama).

IX Seminar
IX Seminar: "Statistics in Education and Education in Statistics", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 7-10, 2003
The IX Seminar on Applied Statistics of IASI took place in the facilities of the Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (IMPA), in Rio de Janeiro, from 7 to 10 July 2003. The themes chosen for this Seminar were "Statistics in Education and Education in Statistics".

This seminar provided an excellent opportunity for exchange of ideas, dissemination of recent work and developments that took place in Brazil and the Americas over the last few years, together with discussion of perspectives for advancement of both areas in the future. It had wide participation from researchers, university teachers, and professionals who have an interest in the themes of the seminar from Brazil and other countries, as well as students (graduate and undergraduate) and high school teachers.

The local Executive Committee in Rio de Janeiro was chaired by the General Coordinator, Prof. Ruben Klein (Fundação Cesgranrio-Brazil), and composed by Pedro Silva (ENCE/IBGE and First Vice President of IASI), Kaizô Iwakami Beltrão (ENCE/IBGE), and Prof. Paulo Cesar Pinto Carvalho (IMPA). This committee was in charge of all local administration of the seminar, as well as the implementation of the strategic decisions taken by the International Program Committee. This Program Committee was composed, in addition to the four indicated names, by Wilton Bussab (FGV/SP), José Francisco Soares (UFMG), Dalton Andrade (UFSC), Lisbeth Cordani (CEUN-IMT/USP), Martha Bilotti Aliaga (University of Michigan), Guido Del Pino (PUC, Chile), Carmen Batanero (Universidad de Granada, Spain, and currently president of IASE), Ita Kreft (College of Health and Human Services, CalStateLA), and Juan Enrique Froemel (LLECE, OREALC-UNESCO).

The Seminar had a variety of activities, including four short courses, a workshop, four plenary conferences, ten invited conferences, four round-tables, twenty oral communications, and twenty five papers presented in the posters' session. The papers accepted for oral presentation and the abstracts for the papers presented in the posters' session were included in a CD distributed to the participants. The invited speakers included researchers well-known at the national and international levels, providing the event with visibility and academic excellence. The Seminar, promoted by IASI, was also supported by the Brazilian Statistical Association (Associação Brasileira de Estatística - ABE), the Fundação Cesgranrio, IBGE, IMPA, INEP/MEC and OREALC-UNESCO, and counted with financial help from CNPq and CAPES. We thank all of those who contributed to the holding of this event, specially to ABE, the Fundação Cesgranrio and IBGE for the secretarial as well as financial support; to IMPA for the use of its facilities; to MEC/INEP, and to OREALC-UNESCO. We also thank the support from CNPq and CAPES. Unfortunately, part of the support was only received after the holding of the event, which prevented us from securing simultaneous interpretation, as it was initially considered, as well as the assignment of financial help for participants from other States, reason why some of them had to cancel their participation. In spite of that, the participation was good enough in terms of coverage, with 36 participants from abroad (Argentina 5, Canada 2, Chile 8, Colombia 1, France 1, England 2, New Zealand 1, Peru 2, Spain 5, United States 8, and Uruguay 1), and 130 from different States of Brazil (Amapá 2, Bahia 5, Distrito Federal 21, Ceará 1, Goiás 1, Minas Gerais 18, Paraíba 1, Paraná 3, Rio de Janeiro 45, Rio Grande do Sul 2, Santa Catarina 2, São Paulo 29).

Main activities

Short Courses

MC1. INTERACTIVE STATIS-TICS FOR UNDERSTANDING (in Spanish), Martha Bilotti Aliaga (University of Michigan). This course was live transmitted to high school teachers in some parts of Brazil. The corresponding videos are available by accessing the Seminar's page, now mainteined by ENCE/IBGE and later on by IASI. They also can be found in the page www.
MC2. FUNDAMENTOS DIDÁCTICOS PARA LA INTRODUCCIÓN DE LA PROBABILIDAD EN LA ESCUELA (in Spanish), Carmen Batanero (Universidad de Granada and President of IASE-International Association of Statistical Education).
MC3. ARE HIERAR-CHICAL LINEAR MODELS NECESSARY? (in English), Ita Kreft (College of Health and Human Services, CalStateLA).
MC4. EQUALIZAÇÃO DE TESTES (in Portuguese), Dalton Andrade (UFSC) and Ruben Klein (Fundação Cesgranrio).



Plenary Conferences

PC1. IN A WORLD OF DATA STATISTICS COUNTS, Richard Schaeffer (Univ. of Florida, USA).
PC2. STATISTICAL THINKING AND ITS DEVELOPMENT, Chris Wild (Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand, and President Elect, IASE).

Invited Conferences

IC9. MODELS AND METHODS FOR THE DETECTION OF SCHOOL EFFECTS, Ita Kreft (College of Health and Human Services, CalStateLA, USA).
IC11. USO DE INDICADORES ADECUADOS PARA OPTIMIZAR LAS POLITICAS EDUCATIVAS, Ernesto Schieffelbein (Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Educación, Chile).
IC12. ASSESSMENT IN STATISTICS: A TWO-EDGED SWORD, Peter Holmes (RSS Centre for Statistical Education - Nottingham Trent University, England).

Two previously announced conferences (IC4 and IC10), had to be canceled due to lack of funding to cover travel expenses of invited speakers Roger Hoerl (GE Global Research), and John Zhang (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA).

Round tables

RT1. EDUCAÇÃO ESTATÍSTICA E ALFABETIZAÇÃO ESTATÍSTICA; Coordinator: Lisbeth Cordani; participants: Clayde Regina Mendes (PUC-Campinas) Neville Davies (RSS Centre for Statistical Education-Nottingham Trent University, England), Carmen Batanero (Universidad de Granada, and President of IASE - International Association of Statistical Education).
RT2. ENSINO DE ESTATÍSTICA PARA NÃO ESTATÍSTICOS EM NÍVEL UNIVERSITÁRIO; Coordinator: Wilton Bussab (FGV/SP); participants: Richard Scheaffer (Univ. of Florida, USA), Chris Wild (Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand, and President Elect of IASE - International Association of Statistical Education), Estela B. Dagum (Univ. Bologna, Italy, and President of IASI).
RT3. ESTUDOS DE LARGA ESCALA DE AVALIAÇÃO EDUCACIONAL NAS AMÉRICAS: PASSADO, PRESENTE E FUTURO; Coordinator: Juan Enrique Froemel (LLECE, OREALC-UNESCO); participants: Nilma Fontanive (Fundação Cesgranrio), Libardo Barrera (ICFES, Colombia), Juan Enrique Froemel (LLECE, OREALC-UNESCO).
RT4. ESTADO DA ARTE EM ESTATÍSTICAS EDUCACIONAIS NAS AMÉRICAS; Coordinator: Carlos Moreno (INEP); participants: Paula Louzano (SIRI, Orealc-Unesco), Ernesto Schieffelbein (CIDE, Chile) Kaizô Beltrão (ENCE /IBGE).

Oral Communications

A Estatística no curso de Pedagogia da UNESP/Campus de Marília. Maria Claudia Cabrini Gracio, Elly Francina Tannuri de Oliveira.

O ensino da Estatística através da pesquisa: do despertar a construção de conhecimentos. Benedita Marta Gomes Costa, Antonilda Sena da Silva.

Experiências de processos ensino-aprendizagem de Estatística básica na UNIMEP: epistemologia, história, projetos e cidadania. Idemauro Antônio Rodrigues de Lara, Maria Imaculada de Lima Montebelo, Angela Maria Cassavia, Jorge Corrêa, Maria Luisa Meneghetti Calçada.

Seleção e Organização de Conteúdos para a disciplina Estatística Aplicada à Educação. Maria Claudia Cabrini Gracio, Érica Aparecida Garrutti.

Maestrías en Estadística: ¿Para estadísticos y/o para no estadísticos?. Ernesto A. Rosa.

Trayecto Curricular en Educación Estadística. María Inés Rodríguez, Liliana Tauber.
Média aritmética: um conceito prosaico e complexo. Irene Mauricio Cazorla.

Uma análise da influência de aspectos do professor e do ambiente em sala de aula sobre a proficiência alcanzada pelos alunos avaliados no SIMAVE-2002. Tufi Machado Soares.

Fatores socioeconômicos determinantes no desempenho dos participantes do ENEM 2001. Victor Luiz Cooke Vieira.

O modelo multinível - Uma aplicação aos dados do SAEB, com enfoques em aspectos de infraestrutura e condições socioeconômicas das escolas. Clécio da Silva Ferreira, Plínio Dentzien.

Los Profesores de Educación Primaria ante el Conocimiento Probabilístico: una aproximación a sus ideas. Pilar Azcarate, José M. Cardeñoso.
Modelagem, simulação e as orientações dos PCN-EF para o ensino de Probabilidade. Cileda de Queiroz e Silva Coutinho.

A Estatística e a Probabilidade no currículo da escola básica e a formação dos professores. Celi Aparecida Espasandin Lopes.

Presentación de una experiencia de aula inovadora aplicando metodologia interactiva en 9o. Año del 3er. Ciclo de EGB (Enseñanza General Básica). Teresita Evelina Terán.

A relação entre a dificuldade da prova e a habilidade do aluno estimada pela TRI: um estudo com os dados do Saeb. Jacob Arie Laros, Frederico Neves Condé.

Construtos mensurados no censo escolar de 2001. Marcos Ruben de Oliveira, Jacob Arie Laros.

Mother's or teacher's education? Educational stratification and grade progression in Brazil. Eduardo Luiz G. Rios-Neto, Juliana de Lucena Ruas Riani, Cibele Comini César.

Evaluación del Rendimiento Escolar em el Perú: Aspectos Metodológicos. Oscar Millones, Jorge Luis Bazán.

Measuring Universal Primary Completion in Latin America. Cesar Guadalupe, Paula Louzano.
Alfabetização por raça e sexo no Brasil:um modelo linear generalizado para explicar a evolução no período 1940-2000. Kaizô Iwakami Beltrão.

Papers presented in the Poster's session

A Percepção da relevância do ensino de Estatística na comunidade escolar de Piracicaba-SP. Idemauro Antônio Rodrigues de Lara, Maria Luisa Meneghetti Calçada, Ronaldo Seichi Wada, Cristiane Mariana Rodrigues Afonso, Miriam Marques dos Reis.

Heurísticas y sesgos en el razonamiento probabilístico e sus implicaciones en la enseñanza de la estadística. Carmen Díaz.

Uma análise Bayesiana para dados educacionais. Cristiane D. de Jesus, Marco A R. Ferreira, Fernando Moura, Claudia S. Vianna.

Determinantes do desempenho escolar no Ensino Fundamental do Estado da Bahia. Rosana de F. Castro, Enaldo S. Vergasta, Gecynalda S.S. Gomes, Antônio Carlos R. Braga Júnior, José Bouzas Araújo Filho.

Teaching «Applied Statistics Methods in Political Science». Clara Riba, Anna Cuxart.

Técnicas estatísticas para análise de programas de educação em saúde bucal. Maria Lucia Marçal Mazza Sundefeld, Alessandro Aparecido Pareira, Nemre Adas Saliba, Cléa A. Saliba Garbin, Suzely A. S. Moimaz, Renato Moreira Arcieri.

Uma modelagem da probabilidade de conclusão de curso. Nelva Maria Zibetti Sganzerla, Fernando Dagnoni Prado, Clarice Azevedo de Luna Freire.

Equalização de testes no processo de certificação ocupacional. Lilia Costa, Rosa Hashimoto.
O Ensino de Séries Temporais. Clélia Maria de Castro Toloi, Pedro Alberto Morettin.

O Ponto de vista do professor-pesquisador sobre a «Estatística na Educação e a Educação em Estatística». Ridha Ennafaa.

Curso de desenvolvimento de habilidades em pesquisa: o aprender fazendo. Sandra Furtado de Oliveira, José Matias de Lima.

Análise de itens de uma prova de raciocínio Estatístico. Claudette Maria Medeiros Vendramini.

Formação em Estatística para pesquisas sociais na Escola Nacional de Ciências Estatísticas - ENCE/IBGE. Denise Britz do Nascimento Silva, Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva.

A aleatoriedade, com conteúdo de estatística no curso médio. Marcos Antonio Santos de Pinho.

Atitude em relação à Estatística e temas transversais: um estudo de caso. Clayde Regina Mendes.

Pesquisa e desenvolvimento de novos métodos de auxílio ao ensino de Estatística. Ana Maria Nogales Vasconcelos, Bruno Couto Kümmel, Raul Yukihiro Matsushita.

Generative Teaching of Applied Statistics and the role of Technical Writing. Mahtash Esfandiari.

Educação Estatística: apontamentos sobre a Estatística nos cursos de Pedagogia - magistério para séries iniciais do ensino fundamental. Harryson Júnio Lessa Gonçalves.

Gênero e Desempenho em Matemática ao final do Ensino Médio: Quais as relações?. Marcia Andrade, Creso Franco, João Pitombeira de Carvalho.

Análise das dificuldades dos graduandos do curso de Administração/UVA na disciplina de Estatística. Benedita Marta Gomes Costa.

Evaluating the Comprehension of Biology Undergraduate Students about Basic Concepts on Experimental Design. J. C. Voltolini.

Estudo-Pesquisa documental: Descrição de uma proposta metodológica para o Ensino da Estatística Aplicada nos cursos de Ciências Humanas. Idemauro Antônio Rodrigues de Lara, Maria Imaculada de Lima Montebelo,

Ângela Maria Cassavia, Jorge Corrêa, Maria Luisa Meneghetti Calçada, Ronaldo Seichi Wada.

Análise de itens pela teoria clássica da avaliação e TRI em dados reais do ensino fundamental. Anselmo Chaves Neto, Maria Elisa Turim.

Una carrera de grado en Estadistica Aplicada. Celina B. Curti, Ernesto A Rosa.

X Seminar

X Seminar: “Econometric Models for Microdata”, Rosario, Argentina, October 10-13, 2006  

This event was organized by IASI in cooperation with the Argentinian Statistical Society (SAE) and with the School of Statistics of the Universidad Nacional de Rosario.

The Seminar was a part of the International Statistical Meetings (ISM), which include the Seventh Latin-American Congress of Statistical Societies (CLATSE VII), organized by SAE, the Chilean Society of Statistics (SOCHE), and the Argentine Group of Biometry (GAB).

The International Program Committee (IPC) for the X Seminar was integrated by Estela Bee Dagum (University of Bologna), Pedro Silva (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics-IBGE), Víctor M. Guerrero (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México-ITAM), Elsa Servy (Universidad Nacional de Rosario), José Raúl Martínez (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba), and Daniel Peña (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid). The Technical Secretary of IASI, Evelio O. Fabbroni, is an ex-officio member of the IPC for each Seminar on Applied Statistics.

The program for the ISM included invited conferences, short courses, contributed papers and posters.

Invited conferences:

1. Opening address. "Sampling and estimation in an evaluation survey of an income distribution program in Brazil". Pedro Silva, Director, National School of Statistical Sciences, IBGE, and ex-President of IASI.

2. "The Henderson Smoother in Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space". Estela Bee Dagum, Professor, University of Bologna, and ex-President of IASI.

3. "Estimación de tendencias con porcentaje de suavidad elegido por el usuario". Víctor M. Guerrero, Department of Statistics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and President of IASI.

4. "Generación y análisis de estadísticas de desigualdad y pobreza en América Latina". Leonardo Gasparini, Professor, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.

5. "Nuevos enfoques para identificar heterogeneidad en los datos", Daniel Peña, Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

6. "Normal Approximations for Computing Confidence Intervals for Log-Location-Scale Distribution Probabilities", Luis A. Escobar, Professor, Louisiana State University, and Vice President of IASI.

7. “Clasificación de individuos a partir de respuestas abiertas y cerradas. Interés y perspectivas”, Mónica Bécue, Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain.

8.“Colecciones Núcleo utilizando variables fenotípicas”, Jorge Franco, Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay, Uruguay.

9. “Ensayos Controlados Aleatorizados de No Inferioridad”, Gilda Piaggio, World Health Organization, Switzerland.

10.“Teoría y práctica de la regresión robusta”, Víctor Yohai, Full Professor, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Short courses:

1."Modelos con Dispersión Multivariados: Algunas Aplicaciones", José Raúl Martínez, Professor, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.

2. "Teoría de Respuesta al Item", Dalton F. Andrade, Full Professor, Department of Informatics and Statistics, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, SC, Brazil, and Vice President of IASI.

3. “Minería de textos y datos paratextuales. Aplicación a datos de encuestas”, Mónica Bécue, Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain.

4. “Construcción de reglas de clasificación con aplicaciones en las ciencias sociales”, Margarita Díaz,.Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.

5.“Estimación del total con datos de conteo sobre-dispersos y espaciotemporalmente correlacio-nados: una aproximación basada en la predicción”, Luis Ambrosio Flores, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.

6. “Experimentos de microarreglos, desde la biología molecular a la estadística”, Diana Kelmansky, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

7. “Análisis bayesiano moderno en problemas biológicos”, Pablo Verde, University of Duesseldorf, Germany.

XI Seminar
XI Seminar: "Time Series Analysis", Jurica, Querétaro México, October 17-20, 2007

The Board of Directors of the Mexican Statistical Association (AME) selected the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) as organizer of the XXII National Forum of Statistics to be held on October 17-20, 2007 at the Ex-Hacienda de Jurica, Querétaro, Qro, and choose "Statistics in Businesses" as the main topic for the event.
The XXII National Forum of Statistics was jointly held with the XI Seminar on Applied Statistics of IASI, whose main theme was "Time Series Analysis".

The program for both events included invited conferences given by well-known researchers, thematic sessions, contributed papers sessions, short courses, a posters session, as well as cultural and recreative activities.

More Information:

XII Seminar
XII Seminar: “Statistical Methods in Socioeconomic Problems”, Medellín, Colombia, July 20-23, 2010
The XII Seminar on Applied Statistics was programmed to be held on  July 20-23, 2010 in Medellín, Colombia, jointly with the III Summer School of the Center of Statistics Applied to Socio-Economic Studies (CEAES) of the National University of  Colombia at Medellín, and concurrently with the VII Regional Colloquy of Statistics on "Didactics of Statistics," organized by the School of Statistics of the same University, also a co-organizer of the XII Seminar.
More information can be consulted in Newsletter Nº 84 – March 2010.