ENBIS Spring Meeting 2019 in Barcelona

13 – 14 June 2019 Abstract submission: 15 January – 20 May 2019

The meeting is structured as follows:

Thursday, June 13th, 9:00 - 10:45:

Statistical Engineering: What is it, why it is needed, why it is the right time for it, what's in it for statisticians.
What are the benefits for everybody: society, companies, etc. Implications for statistical training


Ronald Does

Head of the Department of Operations Management of the University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Director of IBIS (Lean Six Sigma Institute of UvA)


Laura Freeman

Assistant Director, Operational Evaluation Division,
Institute for Defense Analyses


Antje Christensen

Project Director, Novo Nordis

Thursday, June 13th, 10:45 - 11:15: Coffee Break

Thursday, June 13th, 11:15 - 12:45:

Statistical Engineering Case Studies

Case study 1:

Murat Kulahci

Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science,
DTU, Technical University of Denmark

Case study 2:

Bart de Ketelaere

Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors,
KU Leuven

Thursday, June 13th, 12:45 - 13:15:

What's the Role of Software in Statistical Engineering?

Volker Kraft

Senior Academic Ambassador, JMP

Ian Cox

European Marketing Manager, JMP

Thursday, June 13th, 13:15 - 14:30: Lunch

Thursday, June 13th, 14:30 - 16:00: Contributed sessions

Thursday, June 13th, 16:00 - 16:30: Coffee Break

Thursday, June 13th, 16:30 - 18:00: Contributed sessions

Thursday, June 13th, from 20:00: Dinner


Friday, June 14th, 9:00 - 10:45:


How SE is different from applied statistics and data science.
Simple and well-known examples of SE like DMAIC (and why it is not enough), or clinical trials.
How the idea originated and evolved. Lessons from examples and how they are the basis for a new science.


Geoff Vining

Department of Statistics,
Virginia Tech, Chair of ISEA


Alberto Ferrer

Departamento de Estadística e Investigación Operativa Aplicadas y Calidad,
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia


Luisa Puerto

Process & Maintenance Engineering Director,
Maxam Corporation

Thursday, June 13th, 10:45 - 11:15: Coffee Break

Thursday, June 13th, 11:15 - 13:15:

What has ISEA done so far and what is planning to do.
Development of the SE Book of Knowledge.


Roger Hoerl

Union College,
Chair Elect of ISEA

Final round table, covering topics such as: is SE interesting for European businesses?
What can be done to involve European professionals and companies?