Key Dates


Min-ge Xie, Ph.D.

Department of Statistics and Biostatistics,
Rutgers University

574 Hill Center, Piscataway NJ 08854

The 2018 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium will be held from Thursday June 14 to Sunday June 17, 2018 at Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. This will be the 27th annual symposium for ICSA. The theme of this conference is The New Era of Data Science and Inference, in recognition of a new era for statisticians with different challenges and opportunities. You are cordially invited to the symposium!

Online Registration and Abstract Submission is Open

You may click here for instruction on how to register for the symposium and submit abstract.

Keynote Speakers
  • Brad Efron Ph.D., Max H. Stein Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Professor of Statistics, Professor of Biomedical Data Science, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
  • Xuming He Ph.D., Chair and H.C. Carver Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan
  • Lisa LaVange Ph.D., Director, Office of Biostatistics, Office of Translational Sciences, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration
  • Cun-Hui Zhang Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, Rutgers Uni-versity
Call for Invited Session Proposals

We welcome your session proposals. An invited session will be 100 minutes with four speakers or three speakers and one or two discussants, or a panel with 4-7 panelists providing commentary on a particular topic. A proposal should include: 1) Session title; 2) Organizer(s) (with affiliation and email contact information); 3) Session chair (with affiliation and email contact information); 4) a list of speakers or discussant (with affiliation and email contact information and tentative talk titles). There is one-talk policy, but one can serve as a discussant in another invited session while speaking in an invited or contributed session. It is required to confirm all speakers and discussants' availability before submitting a proposal.

The submission deadline is December 15, 2017. All proposals need to be submitted at the symposium online submission site (Proposal Submission Page). Do not email your proposals to the committee members or the symposium email account. Proposals not submitted online will not be considered for the symposium.

Call for Short Course Proposals

There will be six short course slots in the symposium. We welcome your submission of short course proposals. Please include in your proposal a brief description of the course with title, course plan, target audience, software required and estimated audience size, plus a short biography of the instructor(s). The short course proposals will be reviewed and selected by the program committee. The submission deadline is January 1, 2018.

Call for Student Paper Award Applications

We welcome students to submit their original research article for the competition of a Student Paper Award. Up to eight student award winners will be selected. Each winner will receive a plaque or certificate, an award for travel and registration reimbursement up to $1,000 or a cash award of $550, whichever is bigger, as well as a free registration for a short course. The deadline for application is March 1, 2018.

Call for Sponsorship

Corporate support has always been and will continue to be a critical factor to the success of the Symposium and ICSA. The 2018 ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium is seeking for sponsorship to support student awards, reimburse the keynote speakers and other symposium costs. Sponsors at both Gold and General levels will be recognized through our publications and onsite signage and will reach a broad domestic and international audience through the symposium. At the Gold level, sponsors will also be given the opportunities to set up an exhibition booth and a placement service at the symposium. Your corporate sponsorship will not only demonstrate your leadership in the industry but also the corporation's recognition of statisticians' significant contribution in the business. Any level of contributions will be appreciated.

About New Jersey and New Brunswick

New Jersey is known as Garden State where you can enjoy numerous parks for views and hikes, especially in a summer month of June. Boyd Park in New Brunswick is a 20-acre award winning park that offers an alluring view of the Raritan River and New Brunswick's skyline. The oldest campus of Rutgers University in the city features botanic Rutgers Garden, Zimmerli Art Museum, and Kirkpatrick Chapel. If you want to have relaxing activities during your stay, the State Theatre in downtown area offers many films and shows. Finally, the Hyatt Hotel is only two blocks away from the train station, where you can easily travel to NYC or Princeton.