Joint Conference of the NZ Statistical Association and Operations Research Society of NZ
and the Operations Research Society of New Zealand
are holding a joint conference hosted by
Victoria University of Wellington.
This conference incorporates both the 65th Annual NZSA Conference and the 48th annual ORSNZ Conference.
The conference will cover all practical and theoretical aspects of statistics and operations research (OR).
Papers at the intersection of these areas, including those in analytics, are particularly welcome.
|Early student (includes banquet ticket)||NZ$130.00|
|Early NZSA or ORSNZ member (includes banquet ticket)||NZ$390.00|
|Early non-member (includes banquet ticket)||NZ$470.00|
|Late student (includes banquet ticket)||NZ$180.00|
|Late NZSA or ORSNZ member (includes banquet ticket)||NZ$490.00|
|Late non-member (includes banquet ticket)||NZ$570.00|
The closing date for the earlybird registrations is Friday 31 October 2014.
We welcome presentations on any aspect of statistics, operations research, analytics or management science, especially practical applications. Submissions from students and practitioners are greatly encouraged. Abstracts should be 200 words or fewer and are to be submitted as plain text (not a PDF file) through EasyChair. If you have an EasyChair account, even if it was for another conference, please login with your username and password. In case you don't have an EasyChair account, please follow the instructions to sign up for an account. Please do not email abstracts to the conference organisers. Please indicate on your submission whether your abstract is for an oral presentation or a poster presentation. Oral presentations will be 20min in length (15 + 5 for questions). All abstracts will be considered by the conference committee, and the authors notified of their acceptance or otherwise.
Submission deadline for Abstracts is
Wednesday 15 October 2014 Wednesday 22 October 2014. Abstract submission is now closed.
Submission deadline for Full Papers is
Monday 3rd November 2014 Monday 10th November 2014
(extended to Monday 17th November 2014 for YPP entrants).
|Plenary 1||Geoff McLachlan, University of Queensland||Modelling, Clustering, and Cluster Matching of Multiple Samples via Skew Distributions|
|Plenary 2 (Analytics)||Chid Apte, IBM Research Division, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, New York||Data Driven Intelligence for Optimizing Business Outcomes|
|Plenary 3||Peter Green, University of Technology, Sydney and University of Bristol||Discovering Structure in Multivariate Data: how far can a Bayesian Approach go?|
|Plenary 4||Miguel Anjos, Trottier Energy Institute, Polytechnique Montreal||Recent Progress and Current Challenges in Optimization for the Smart Grid|
|Plenary 5||Alan Brookhart, Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine , University of North Carolina||Comparative Effectiveness Research in the United States|
Abstracts for these plenary talks are given on the Programme page (see menu at the top-left of this page).
Following the recent tradition at NZSA conferences, a special session on Statistical Education will run on the afternoon of Wednesday 26 November, 13.00-16.40. Further details are available on the Statistical Education Session page (see menu at the top-left of this page).
The following contributed special sessions have been accepted. Further details on these sessions will appear
in the final Programme (see menu at the top-left of this page).
|Patrick Graham (Statistics New Zealand)|| Applications of Hierarchical Bayesian Modelling to
Small Domain Estimation Problems in Demography and Public Health
|Russell Millar (University of Auckland)||Bayesian Methodology|
|Tracey Savage (Statistics New Zealand)||Capture-recapture/Multiple Systems Methods for Population Estimation|
Traditionally, the ORSNZ have published proceedings of their conferences. Therefore, we give you the option to submit (through EasyChair) a paper of at most 10 pages. Guidelines for preparation of the final papers are available for both Word and Latex. Please download the Word Guidelines Document if you want to prepare your paper using Word. A PDF version of the Guidelines Document is avalable to those who plan to use a different word processor. For Latex users we have prepared a style file and sample document. It is in this Latex Guidelines archive, which includes the necessary style files. Please refer to the README.txt file for installation instructions. You may prefer a simpler Latex guidelines file PaperGuide.tex which does not require installing any style files.
Submission deadline for Full Papers is
Monday 3rd November 2014 Monday 10th November 2014.
If you are
(1) an OR student who is (or has just finished) studying full-time at a NZ university, and
(2) are normally resident in, and travelling from, another town in NZ, and
(3) will be presenting a paper at the conference,
then you can apply for travel assistance. You will need to confirm your student status and email the conference organiser no later than 10 working days before the conference to request a grant. Grants towards your actual and receipted travel expenses will be paid at the conference upon presentation of a GST receipt. Past grants have typically been up to around $100. The 2014 ORSNZ travel grants are proudly sponsored by Orbit Systems
To be eligible for these awards, applicants must:
OR practitioners and students who will be under 30 years of age on the first day of the conference (24 November) are invited to compete for $1000 of prizes in the Derceto ORSNZ Young Practitionersí Prize competition. When submitting their OR abstract, competitors should request that their paper be entered for the YPP prize. Entrants must abide by the YPP Prize rules which include submitting a completed YPP coversheet at the conference. The 2014 YPP prize is proudly sponsored by Derceto.
The NZSA encourages presentations from students at its annual conferences, and as an enticement, prizes are awarded for the best student presentations. All student delegates that present are automatically entered into the competition. Harmonic Analytics are sponsoring prizes for the best student talks again at the 2014 conference.
John Haywood (Chair; Victoria University of Wellington), Richard Arnold (Victoria University of Wellington),
Mark Johnston (Victoria University of Wellington), Ivy Liu (Victoria University of Wellington),
Andrew Mason (Past-President, ORSNZ), Shirley Pledger (Victoria University of Wellington),
Ginny Whatarau (Victoria University of Wellington).
Advisory Group: James Curran (President, NZSA), Harold Henderson (AgResearch), Golbon Zakeri (President, ORSNZ).
We gratefully acknowledge financial support of this conference by our platinum sponsor, SAS.