Authors of papers presented at IES2023 are invited to submit the extended version for possible publication in a special issue of International Journals.

The program committee has planned:

• A special issue in Socio-Economic and Planning Sciences (SEPS) journal: Statistical methods on heterogeneous data for evaluating servicesGuest Editors: Tonio Di Battista, Ron Kenett, Paolo Mariani, Antonello D’Ambra.

• fast track procedure in Statistical Methods and Applications (SMA) journal. The authors should specify that the paper has been presented at IES 2023 Conference during the submission phase.

We welcome submissions from participants of the IES conference. In particular, selected extended versions of the presented papers will be published in Statistical Methods & Applications (SMA).

It is known that the journal SMA is divided into two sections.

The first section is dedicated to statistical methodology and publishes original contributions in all fields of statistics and machine learning.

The second section publishes articles devoted to original and innovative applications of recent statistical methodologies and complex approaches to data analysis.

Papers that represent simple applications, even if they are based on sophisticated methods applied to real data, will not be considered for publication unless they are accompanied by a detailed discussion of the method used and experimental evidence to evaluate the conditions of applicability, comparing them in different situations.

Here are the scheduled deadlines for the fast track procedure

Open Manuscript submission: 23 October 2023

Submission deadline: 10 December 2023

Preliminary Selection of submitted manuscripts:  31 December 2023

Reviewer’s reports: February 2024

Revised paper submission: April 2024

Decision-Acceptance/ Rejection: June 2024