Call for Papers

First Annual Conference on Business and Industrial Statistics
Oslo, Norway

September 17-18, 2001

The European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS) was founded in 2000 as a network of people from industry and academia from all European nations interested in applying, promoting and facilitating the use of statistics in business and industry. Statistics is a powerful tool for the efficient and effective management and operation of modern business and industry. As such, statistics is vital for the European economy. The recent developments in communications and computer technology have made statistics an even more essential tool. At the same time, modern user-friendly software has made statistics accessible to for a much broader cross-section of people working in business and industry.

The purpose of this first annual conference is to create a forum for users of statistics to get together, share ideas and network. Any user, from the novices to experienced and their managers, are encouraged to participate. Papers will be presented showcasing a broad spectrum of applications and generate discussion about the use of statistics in a wide range of European business and industrial areas.

With this call for papers, we seek nominations for innovative presentations from a wide range of applications and types of business. Innovative use and the contributions the application has made to the overall success of the respective business and industry is more important than the technical content of the presentation. Contributions are encouraged from business, industry, manufacturing, administration, marketing, sales, logistics and service showcasing. Applications can include, but are not limited to:

  • Design of Experiments;
  • Data Analysis and Statistical Graphics;
  • Data Mining;
  • Quality Improvement and Process Control;
  • Six Sigma Applications;
  • Quality Management;
  • Statistical Modeling;
  • Survey Sampling.
Potential speakers with application or results with a focus on process improvement (manufacturing and service), product improvement (design, optimization, robust design and test), measurement quality, market insight and customer insight are highly encouraged to submit abstracts and participate in this conference.

If you wish to present a paper, please submit by email a title and a brief abstract (approximately 250 words) to a member of the organizing committee no later than May 20, 2001. Each contributed presentation will be 30 minutes including 5 minutes for questions. PowerPoint slides or a written manuscript (in English) will be requested to support the oral conference presentation. Notification of acceptance will be made by email no later than July 15, 2001. The final deadline for email submission of the paper or PowerPoint slides is September 2.

Organizing Committee:
Soren Bisgaard (Conference Program Chair)
Professor of Industrial Statistics
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Henry Wynn (Chair of ENBIS)
Professor of Industrial Statistics
University of Warwick, UK

Oystein Evandt (Local organizer of the conference)
Det Norske Veritas, Norway

Ronald Does
Professor of Industrial Statistics
IBIS UvA, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Alessandro Di Bucchianico
Associate Professor
EURANDOM and Eindhoven University of Technology,
The Netherlands

Ulrike Groemping
Technical Specialist "Statistical Methods"
Ford Motor Company, Cologne, Germany

Martin Gibson
Motorola, UK

Andrea Ahlemeyer-Stubbe

Oyvind Langrud
Matforsk, Norway

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should include the following:
  • Name
  • E-mail addresses of the author and all co-authors
  • Mailing address
  • Organizational affiliation
  • Phone number of the primary author
  • Title of the submission
  • Abstract (250 words)