Smart Statistics for Smart Applications

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano

June 18, 2019 – June 21, 2019

We live in a smart world!

Many of us have a smart phone, a smart TV, a smart watch and our cities have the ambition to become soon smart cities. All this smartness makes use of data that are gathered, analyzed and used to make things easier, to take better decisions and ultimately to have a better life. Whether we want to choose the best restaurant, to plan a trip, to compare our health parameters or to decide what is the best moment to buy an air ticket, the apps of our devices collect large quantities of information, summarize them, present them in an easy format and use them to make accurate forecasts. In this process, obviously, they make a large use of statistics. However, are the current statistical methods adequate to this increased demand and increased quantity and variety of data? Are the old paradigms and methods still valid? Are the visualization analytics we used so far still valid? Are current statistical methods smart enough in the increasingly smart world we live in? The conference aims at discussing the state-of-the-art answers to these questions. It also aims at providing a forum where academics, researchers and practitioners could meet to share experiences and to discuss present a future challenges in this area.



The deadline for short paper and abstract submission is extended until February 28th, 2021



February 28th: short paper submission (for invited and contributed sessions, including posters)

February 28th: abstract submission (for "Contributed papers - posters" only)

March 28th: decision is taken, and possible revisions are required

April 23rd: resubmission of the revised version

May 7th: early bird registration

June 11th: "Contributed papers - posters" must be submitted following the instructions that will be sent to the authors


Posted: 2021-02-11

Book of Short Papers


A provisional version of the Book of Short Papers edited by Pearson, Italia, is now available.

See the BOOK OF SHORT PAPERS page in the conference website (

Posted: 2019-06-18

IMPORTANT document for publication of proceedings


Authorization to publish in the "Book of short papers SIS 2019"

Dear Authors,

the editorial staff is working for inserting your contribution in the “Book of Short Papers SIS 2019” (with ISBN, published by Pearson). To do that, we need from you an important document.

So, if you are still willing to publish your contribution in the Book, you should accomplish the following steps before Tuesday April 30:

- download the form for authorization/declaration, available at the following link.

- fill it with the details of your publication and add your signature (by printing the file, signing it on paper, and scanning the signed version).

- upload the signed document as a supplementary file of your original submission. [For adding a supplementary file, go to the page 'SUMMARY' of your submission in the conference platform. The link for adding the supplementary file is at the beginning of that page, in the field 'Submission'].

- for latex users: upload as a supplementary file a zip folder containing all latex source files that you have used.

- for word users: upload as a supplementary file the final .docx file of your paper.

Note that signing the authorization to publish is mandatory for publication in the book of short papers. If you will not upload the signed document by April 30, your paper will not be included in the Book of Short Papers SIS2019.
In such a case, you will still be able to participate with a talk to the SIS2019 conference.

Thank you and looking forward to your participation in this event.

Giuseppe Arbia, Stefano Peluso, Alessia Pini, Giulia Rivellini

Posted: 2019-04-26

Fuoriconvegno Activities


For the first time, during the days of the conference, we propose “FUORICONVEGNO” activities at the venue, but also around the city of Milan.

  • Pearson Italia, next to Milano Porta Vittoria, will host a special session on “Data skills. Statistica e formazione per le professioni del futuro”. Late morning of June 18th

  • With Mathesia, at the evening of the 18th, in Cattolica University a round table on “Digital transformation: l’accademia incontra il mondo delle imprese", with a special focus on companies involvement.
  • At the Bocconi University, the fifth edition of Stats Under the Stars (SUS5) during the night between June 18-19. A whole—night hackathon on real-world business analytic problems for young Data Scientists. More details are available here (the event is open only to registered participants).

And then come back to Cattolica University for plenary sessions on SMART AGEING, TRUSTING BIG DATA, SHALLOW LEARNING FOR DATA SCIENCE, and round tables on BIG DATA and BIG RESPONSIBILITY, POLITICAL POLLS in the big data era, BIG DATA and PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION….

Stay tuned and save the date!

And remember: FUORICONVEGNO activities are free!!

Posted: 2019-02-18

Conference fees


Registration until the 15th of May 2019:

Regular fee for SIS members320.00€
Fee for SIS members whose annual dues are paid up to 2018290.00€
Fee for junior members (under 35),PhD students and retired Professors160.00€
Regular fee for NON SIS members (VAT included)390.00€

Registration after the 15th of May 2019:

Late fee for SIS members370.00€
Late fee for SIS members whose annual dues are paid up to 2018340.00€
Late fee for Junior memebers (under 35), PhD students and retired Professors185.00€
Late fee for NON SIS members (VAT included)440.00€
Posted: 2019-02-12
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