ENBIS-16 in Sheffield11 – 15 September 2016; Sheffield Abstract submission: 20 March – 4 July 2016
ENBIS-16 Conference in Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Welcome to ENBIS-16
Dear conference participant,
the 16th Annual Conference of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS) will take place at the University of Sheffield in Sheffield (United Kingdom), from 11th to 15th September, 2016.
During the 19th century, Sheffield gained an international reputation for steel production. Many innovations were developed locally, including crucible and stainless steel, fuelling an almost tenfold increase in the population during the Industrial Revolution. International competition in iron and steel caused a decline in traditional local industries during the 1970s and 1980s, coinciding with the collapse of coal mining in the area. The 21st century has seen extensive redevelopment in Sheffield along with the steady economic growth.
The city of Sheffield is located in South Yorkshire within the valleys of the River Don and its four tributaries, the Loxley, the Porter Brook, the Rivelin, and the Sheaf. 61% of Sheffield's entire area is green space, and one third of the city lies within the Peak District National Park. There are more than 250 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city, and an estimated 2 million trees, giving Sheffield the highest ratio of trees to people of any city in Europe. The city has a long sporting heritage, and is home to the world's oldest football club.
We cordially invite you not only to engage in highly rewarding scientific and professional exchange during the conference, but also to find some leisure time and explore what Sheffield and Yorkshire have to offer.
ENBIS-16 Organizing Committee
P.S.: Please note that pre-conference workshops, a post-conference course as well as the industrial heritage visit are to be booked separately from the main event. They include:
- A full-day pre-conference workshop on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 on Introduction to Kriging using R and JMP given by Nicolas Durrande and Volker Kraft.
- A half-day pre-conference workshop on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 on Organisational & Individual Certification of Competence Under The New ISO18404:2015 Standard on Six Sigma and Lean given by Tony Bendell.
- A post-conference industrial heritage visit to Cromford Mill on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016.
- A free half-day post-conference course on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 on Sensitivity Analysis for Computer Models given by Jeremy Oakley and Mark Strong.