Italian Statistical Society (SIS) promotes every two years an international scientific meeting. Both methodological and applied statistical research are considered in the meeting. The Italian Statistical Society was founded in 1939. Today there are about one thousand members including scholars in statistical methodology, probability, social and economic statistics, biostatistics and demography. The members of the society are academics and scholars from public or private organizations. Moreover SIS organizes a biennial International scientific meeting dedicated on relevant statistical topics and several schools for young statisticians. It publishes an International Journal (SMA) and two on-line magazines.