Welcome Address from the Chairman

Welcome to the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress 2019!

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress 2019 (ISI WSC 2019), to be held on 18-23 August 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Malaysia is honoured to host this prestigious biennial event of the ISI. This Congress will be jointly organised by the Department of Statistics, Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia and Malaysia Institute of Statistics, and supported by the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.

The 62nd ISI WSC 2019 will bring together about 2,500 delegates, comprising statistical researchers, academia, industry practitioners, analysts and policymakers, from all over the world to share insights on development in statistical science and to advance application of statistics for discovery, innovation and decision making. About 1,300 papers in various statistical disciplines and applications will be presented and discussed over a period of five days. In addition to the Scientific Programme, satellite seminars, meetings and short courses will be organised as the pre-congress events. We believe that such a gathering of great minds will definitely surface great things!

Apart from the technical aspect of the Congress, we have also lined up a series of social programmes to allow you and accompanying persons to discover and experience the diversity of Malaysia. These diversities range from our beautiful landscapes to the exotic cuisines, from our multi-racial community to the diverse cultures and religions. "Malaysia, Truly Asia" - the slogan for tourism in Malaysia rightly indicates where all the colours, flavours, sounds and sights of Asia come together.

The Congress venue, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, is strategically located in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), overlooking the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers and the 50-acre KLCC Park. All the pre-Congress events will be held at the Sasana Kijang of Bank Negara Malaysia.

With that, we wish to extend our very warm welcome to you to the 62nd ISI WSC 2019. We also look forward to receiving you and your accompanying persons to Malaysia.


Yours sincerely,
Chief Statistician Malaysia
Chairman of National Organising Committee

Welcome Address from ISI President

I have the honour and privilege of inviting you to attend the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC) that will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 18th-23rd August, 2019.

The biennial World Statistics Congresses of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and its seven Associations are very special events, bringing together the vibrancy and diversity of the international statistical community in a congress full of invigorating presentations, discussion, gatherings, greetings, connections and networking. ISI2019 will feature a fruitful and varied scientific programme of Invited and Special Invited Paper Sessions, Special Topic Sessions, Contributed Paper Sessions and Posters. The satellite conferences of Associations and ISI partners, the Short Courses, Workshops and many meetings of ISI, Association, Special Interest and Regional Networking groups, all serve to enrich an extraordinary congress experience within the welcoming environment of an energetic and dedicated local community.

In between meetings and conferencing, join us to enjoy the stunning environs of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), the venue in the centre of Kuala Lumpur for ISI2019, with the beautiful park of trees and lakes, the wonderful nightly displays of choreographed fountains, lights and music, the many restaurants and extensive shops, all overlooked by the amazing silver towers. The ISI2019 social programme, of opening and closing ceremonies, evening entertainment and the gala dinner, will reflect the rich and varied Malaysian culture and the Malaysian love of community celebrations of all festivals. And the many beguiling landscapes of Malaysia will tempt you to explore more, before or after the conferencing.

Since 2014 I have attended three conferences in Kuala Lumpur – two Malaysian Statistics Conferences, and the first ISI Regional Statistics Conference. All were characterized by enthusiasm, commitment, and quality of organization and preparation. ISI2019 promises to be a truly memorable congress for the whole international statistical community – across academia, industry, government, and all statistical interests, countries and age groups.

Come and join us in the WSC statistical, cultural and collegiate experience that will be ISI2019!

Helen MacGillivray