ENBIS-15 in Prague

6 – 10 September 2015; Prague, Czech Republic Abstract submission: 1 February – 3 July 2015

ENBIS – the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics – is a platform where statistical practitioners and academic statisticians from Europe and beyond meet, exchange ideas and design new projects. ENBIS sponsors an annual conference and numerous additional events, many of them web-based.

The annual conference takes place every September and features presentations from a wide variety of sectors, ranging from manufacturing to service, from private to public sector. The ENBIS-15 conference will be held on 6-10 September 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. The conference booklet containing the programme and abstracts (ISBN 978-961-240-294-5) along with the conference CD-ROM containing abstracts, full papers as well as presentations  (ISBN 978-961-240-295-2) will be published before the conference and inserted in delegates' packs. The final submission deadline for the upload of full papers and presentations is Sunday, August 23rd, at midnight. A special number of Quality and Reliability Engineering International (QREI) featuring selected papers presented in ENBIS-15 will be published in 2016 following a special post-conference Call for Papers to the conference participants and the wider ENBIS community.

The ENBIS-15 Programme Committee members are:

  • Bart De Ketelaere, KU Leuven, Belgium (Co-Chair).
  • Antonio Pievatolo, CNR-IMATI, Italy (Co-Chair).
  • Jacqueline Asscher, Kinneret College, Israel.
  • Murat Caner Testik, Hacettepe University, Turkey.
  • Jeroen De Mast, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Alessandro di Bucchianico, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
  • Rainer Göb, University of Würzburg, Germany.
  • Xavier Tort-Martorell, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain.
  • Irena Ograjenšek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Franco Pavese, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Italy.
  • Petra Perner, Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences, Germany.
  • Marco S. Reis, University of Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Refik Soyer, George Washington University, USA.
  • Martina Vandebroek, KU Leuven, Belgium.
  • Grazia Vicario, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.

 The ENBIS-15 Organizing Committee members are:

  • Gejza Dohnal, Czech Technical University in Prague (Chair).
  • Jaromír Antoch, Charles University, Prague.
  • Alessandro Di Bucchianico, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
  • Rainer Göb, University of Würzburg, Germany.
  • Nikolaus Haselgruber, CIS consulting in industrial statistics GmbH, Austria.
  • Anna Kotěšovcova, Conforg, Prague.
  • Kristina Lurz, prognostica GmbH, Germany.
  • Irena Ograjenšek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

A number of distinguished keynote speakers will give plenary talks at ENBIS-15. The list includes:

  • Ronald Does, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Robin Willink, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, New Zealand.
  • Jeff Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

In addition to the above-mentioned speakers a plenary talk will also be given by Geoffrey Vining of Virginia Tech (USA), the 2015 Box Medal recipient. The abstracts of the keynote talks can be found in the file at the bottom of this page.

The conference programme further includes invited and contributed sessions, workshops and panel discussions.

The pre- and post-conference workshops as well as the industrial visit are to be booked separately from the main event. Their list includes:

Contributions to ENBIS-15 take the form of presentations, which can consist of advances in scientific research, overviews and introductions (presenting an area of expertise to the uninitiated), and best practice examples (sharing experiences of practitioners). The deadline for abstract submissions is June 15th, 2015.

Session topics include but are not limited to the following areas:

-      Design of physical  & computer experiments

-      Statistical engineering

-      Measurement uncertainty

-      Time series modeling and forecasting

-      Process modeling and control

-      Process improvement in healthcare

-      Reliability and safety

-      Operations research and management

-      Operational risk management

-      Analysis of massive data sets

-      Data mining and warehousing

-      Risk analysis and assessment

-      Statistical computing

-      Business analytics

-      Statistics in the pharmaceutical industry

-      Teaching business and industrial statistics

-      Quality improvement and Six Sigma

-      Statistical process control