Analytics for a Changing World: From Data to Decisions
|John M. Neuhaus, University of California||Assessing Change with Longitudinal Data|
|Ken Rice, University of Washington||A Unified Approach to Shrinkage|
|Chris Wild, The University of Auckland||The Need for Speed in the Path of the Deluge|
|Martin Hazelton, Massey University||Some Recent Advances in Network Tomography|
|Kevin Ross, Fonterra||Analytics at Fonterra|
|Vicky Mabin, Victoria University of Wellington||Itís just common sense, right? So why is it so uncommon?|
We are seeking nominations for special sessions of interest to the OR and statistics communities.
Please contact the conference organisers via [email protected] if you would like to coordinate such a special session.
Abstract submissions have now officially closed. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to submit a late abstract, and we'll let you know if it can be accepted.
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. 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.
Guidelines for preparation of the final papers are available for both Word and Latex. There is a 10 page limit for full papers. 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.
If you are
(1) an OR student who is (or has just finished) studying full-time at an 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.
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 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 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.
Vanessa Cave (Joint Chair; AgResearch), Steven Miller (Joint Chair; University of Waikato), James Curran (President, NZSA), Harold Henderson (AgResearch), Judi McWhirter (University of Waikato), Paul Murrell (University of Auckland), Maheswaran Rohan (Dept of Conservation), Andrew Mason (President, ORSNZ), Andy Philpott (University of Auckland), Cameron Walker (University of Auckland), Ilze Ziedins (Vice President, ORSNZ).
We gratefully acknowledge financial support of this conference by our platinum sponsor, SAS.