IASE 2019 Satellite Conference
Decision Making Based on Data
13 – 16 August 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) is pleased to announce that its 11th Satellite Conference will take place August 13-16 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia just before the 62nd World Statistics Congress (WSC62; August 18-23 in Kuala Lumpur). IASE Satellites bring 80-120 folks from around the world and the host country to share their passion, expertise and experiences in statistics education. Many delegates continue to the larger WSC, which has numerous sessions related to statistics education but attendees often come just for the Satellite meeting.

The 2019 Satellite conference will be organized around the broad theme “Decision Making Based on Data”. The conference will be hosted by statistics educators from Universiti Teknologi MARA and Universiti Putra Malaysia and supported by the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM of Malaysia). We invite you to participate in the Satellite, to join us in sharing knowledge, questions, and ideas that help to advance statistics education, and learn from the work of esteemed colleagues from around the world. The conference will mix plenary talks, papers and poster sessions and hands-on preconference workshops.

Call for Papers

Call for papers: The International Program Committee (IPC) is calling for contributions of papers and posters that fit with the theme listed above, and/or that address any of the following topics

  • Topic 1: Inference from data
  • Topic 2: Making sense of big data
  • Topic 3: Evidence based decision making under risk and uncertainty
  • Topic 4: Statistics Education in the 21st century

Decision Making is the basis of free and responsible human actions. While our ancestors’ Decision Making was based on impressions and opinions, ours can be based on real data collected professionally. In some cases Decision Making can become a complex process, but giving people the right tools can help them successfully move through that process. Our Satellite Conference is committed to different models of Decision Making and to the interface between the agent making decisions and the data required. The Conference will bring together statisticians, statistics educators, practitioners, psychologists and even behavioral economists to consider issues related to using data to make decisions. It will offer something for everyone from students to researchers across disciplines; anyone with some prior exposure to statistics and probability theory.

A submission could report about the design and outcomes of a (research) project, innovation or intervention, that can inform and improve the teaching, learning, and understanding of statistics (primary/elementary, secondary/high-school, tertiary/university-level) connecting it to Decision Making in diverse contexts (e.g., workplace, using official statistics, health, personal finance planning).

A submission will require a 300 word structured abstract according to the timeline:

  • 12 December 2018 : submissions open
  • 31 January 2019 : submissions close
  • 15 February 2019 : authors notified about acceptance of submission.

Submissions have now closed

An optional refereeing process for accepted papers will be offered. All accepted papers and posters will be included in the online Conference Proceedings on the IASE website. However, inclusion of an accepted submission in the actual conference program is conditional on at least one of the authors being registered and presenting at the conference.


Attractions of Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves

Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan

The famous Petronas Towers

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

China Town