ENBIS-11 in Coimbra

4 – 8 September 2011 Abstract submission: 1 January – 25 June 2011

The 11th annual meeting of ENBIS will take place at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and aims to bring together professionals who are involved in business and industrial statistics. The conference will offer opportunities to meet each other and to share ideas and best practices.

 Coimbra library  

The 11th annual meeting of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS) will take place at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and aims to bring together professionals who are involved in business and industrial statistics. The conference will offer opportunities to meet each other and to share ideas and best practices.

The organisation committee can be reached at enbis11@enbis.org .



The conference features a number of distinguished keynote speakers, invited and contributed sessions, workshops and panel discussions, as well as short pre- and postconference courses .

ENBIS invites contributions from a wide range of applications, including industry, manufacturing, administration, business and risk management, marketing, sales, logistics and service. The session topics include but are not limited to the following areas:

- Data mining and warehousing

- Design of experiments

- Measurement uncertainty and MSA

- Process monitoring and control

- Reliability and safety

- Statistics in the pharmaceutical industry

- Statistics in the health sector

- Statistical computing

- Risk management

- Auditing and surveillance

- Statistics in practice

- Stochastic modeling

- Statistics in marketing and logistics

- Quality improvement and Six Sigma

- Consulting and teaching

Contributions can consist of reviews (presenting state of the art advances in scientific research), overviews and introductions (presenting an area of expertise to the uninitiated), and best practice examples (sharing experiences of practitioners).

People from industry and business are invited to present their problems and current solutions.


Confirmed keynotes

A. Blanton Godfrey, North Carolina State University: Six Sigma in Healthcare

Peter Gloor, MIT: Collective Prediction in Digital Social Networks Through Discovery of Collaborative Innovation Networks

Pedro Saraiva, University of Coimbra: Statistical and Quality Reasoning in Unusual Settings: from Territories to Politics

The President of the French Statistical Society: Business and Industrial Statistics in France

Janusz Bialek, Durham Universitry: Statistics and Energy Management


Pre-conference workshops

Roland Caulcutt, Caulcutt Associates: Teaching Statistics to Blackbelts

Tony Greenfield, Greenfield Research: Perfect Presentations?

Antje Christensen, Novonordisk, Christian Ritter, Ritter and Danielson Consulting: Statistical graphics: How to make them effective, revealing, and beautiful.


Post-conference workshops

Blanton Godfrey, North Carolina State University: Building a Strong Healthcare Quality Management System

Greg Piepel,  MIXSOFT: Methods for Designing & Analyzing Mixture Experiments

Irena Ograjenšek, University of Ljubljana:  Qualitative Research in Theory and Practice



ENBIS has established three awards to give credit to people who have helped to broaden the use of statistics in business and industry:

George Box Medal - awarded for outstanding contributions to Industrial Statistics. Named after George Box who has also been the first recipient of the medal.

Best Manager Award - to recognise managers who gave a significant contribution to the success of their companies by advancing the spread and practice of Statistics.

Young Statistician Award - aimed to recognise the work of young people in introducing innovative methods, promoting the use of Statistics


The Venue

The University of Coimbra, now seven-centuries old, is the oldest University in Portugal and one of the oldest universities in Europe. Its historical buildings are the premises of a medieval palace situated on the highest hill of the town of Coimbra overlooking the Mondego River. St Peter College, St. Michael Chapel, the Rector's Palace, The Grand Hall, the King John Library are world-renown landmarks situated on campus.

Coimbra, the first capital of Portugal, is a place full of tradition and beauty. Cathedrals, churches, monasteries, museums and gardens are jewels of a past where history and legend mix and interweave delight and enchant all visitors.

The venue of the 2011 ENBIS conference will be at the core of the old University, in what is called the University's Polo I, namely in the University Auditorium and the nearby Department of Mathematics.


List of hotels
This is a list of various accommodation possibilities in Coimbra, with detailed information including discounts on prices.
ENBIS-11 Programme Booklet
This is the ENBIS-11 Programme Booklet, version August 31 2011.