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

Message to participants (issued 6 August)


We are excited that one week from today the IASE 2019 Satellite will begin in Kuala Lumpur.

A few details about the meeting are below. Presenters please note item 5.

  1. Entry to SK during the conference does not require a show of passport, but it might be wise to bring it with you as in some cases for security purposes the security forces might need to see it. Bags/handbags will be subjected to security check.
  2. Registration & Information desk will be open on 13-15 August, 8.30am - 4.00pm.
  3. Those who have registered for the city tour should pay MYR50 or USD20 (exact amount) in cash at the registration desk latest by August 14.
  4. Certificate of participation (for non-presenters) will be available for collection from the registration desk on August 15 after 12pm. Presenters will be given certificates at the end of their sessions.
  5. Presenters should prepare their presentation slides in both power point and pdf format and copy the presentation on the desktop at least half hour before the session begins. Use of personal laptops is not allowed. Note that the sessions will strictly follow the schedule. Chairs of each session will give speakers five and one minute warnings and then stand to end the session. This is necessary in order to give each speaker their allotted time and to enable those who wish to attend a parallel session in another room to arrive in a timely way.

We are looking forward to an informative and generative meeting and to meeting you all in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Zamalia Mahmud, Chair, Local Organizing Committee
  • Laura Martignon, Chair, International Program Committee
  • Gail Burrill, President IASE

Information about transport between Primiera Hotel and the venue


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.

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.

Call for Papers

The call for papers occurred in 2018 and submissions have now closed. If your paper has been accepted then please refer to the Theme and Papers page for details and deadlines for uploading.


The Satellite comes just before the World Statistics Congress.


We gratefully acknowledge the support and sponsorship of the following organizations for this event:

  • International Statistical Institute (ISI)
  • The World Bank
  • IPUMS-International
  • SAS Malaysia

More information about the conference organizers and sponsoring organizations


Keynote speakers

Meet our eminent keynotes!

Attractions of Kuala Lumpur

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Venue: Sasana Kijang

China Town

Batu Caves

The famous Petronas Towers