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To reinforce as well as to broaden and internationalize its activities, the Business and Industrial Statistics section of the Dutch Society for Statistics and Operations Research (BDS/VVS) joined ENBIS collectively in 2002 as the first local network. With its over 200 members rooted within a business and industrial statistics community of high quality, nENBIS is able to give a further swing to ENBIS activities.


Chairman of nENBIS: Ronald Does

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In Memoriam Jan Engel (1952‐2011)

‘Bridge the gap between statistics and the users’

Jan Engel died much too early last November after a brief illness. He lived the mission of ENBIS to spread the use of sound statistics in European industry in his working life. Many of you will remember him as a very kind person, a thorough and sharp thinker. He contributed to nENBIS also by organizing a workshop on Consumer studies. We will miss him.

Please see for more infomation the In Memoriam by his colleagues in CQM.


Chemometrics Symposium, Utrecht, May 20, 2010

The Dutch Chemometrics Society invites you
to the 26th Annual Symposium on
Chemometrics, on May 20, 2010 in Utrecht,
The Netherlands. This year’s edition will be
centred on two themes, namely Visualisation
and the use of Prior Knowledge.
The Annual Symposium on Chemometrics of
the Dutch Chemometric Society aims at
presenting the current state of the art in
chemometric research in the Netherlands. It
is meant as a platform for the different
research groups to present their recent
work. It is held every year in May except
every 4th year when the International
Chemometrics Research Meeting (ICRM) takes
This year, the symposium will be split in a
morning session around methods allowing the
integration of prior knowledge in models and
an afternoon session around visualisation.
Several speakers from various disciplines will
illustrate this, drawing upon their hands-on
Additionally, we hope to close the day with a
lively discussion around the use and abuse of
statistics in athletic sports.
9.30 Registration – coffee
10.15 Renger Jellema (DSM) - Opening
10.30 Patricia Menendez (Biometris)
Penalized regression
11.00 Coffee/tea break
11.30 Huub Hoefsloot (UvA)
Biological networks
12.00 Johan de Rooij (Erasmus MC)
Sparse networks estimation
12.30 Walking lunch / Poster session
13.45 Martin Theus (Augsburg University,
Interactive graphics
14.30 To be announced
15.00 Coffee/tea break
15.30 Anthony La Grange (Stellenbosch
University, South Africa)
Interactive biplots in R
16.00 Klaas Faber (2CY)
The Biological Passport from a
chemometrics’ perspective
16.30 Winning Poster Announcement
17.45 Closure and drinks
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