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.



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

Social Dinner


Dear Convener,

we hope you will join us for the social dinner scheduled on the evening of ThursdayJune 20th in via Festa del Perdono 7, Portico di San Nazaro, at 20.30 p.m.

If you are interested in participating, please register to the social dinner as well by directly buying the social dinner through bank transfer before the 14th of June:

SIS, Società Italiana di Statistica 
Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, 
IBAN: IT 74 X 01005 03215 0000 00012107
Payment reference: SIS2019, First Name and Family Name, SOCIAL DINNER

Pay attention to the special requests: please indicate vegetarian and/or celiac requests in the payment reference.

It will be possible to pay the dinner also at the registration desk during the conference but in this case we askyou to write an e-mail to indicating the number, the name and the special requests of the partecipants.

Further information on price and menu:

Posted: 2019-06-12

Social Dinner


Dear all,

we are pleased to invite you to participate to the traditional social dinner which will be held on the evening of Thursday June 20th and will be an informal convivial occasion for the conference participants. The social dinner will take place in the historical portico of the University of Milano, easy to reach with a cultural-historical walk from the main conference venue.

With this communication, we would like to give you some information on the social dinner whishing that many of you will attend.

Location: Via Festa del Perdono 7, portico of Università degli Studi di Milano. Once part of the "la Cà Granda” (“the big house”) which was the name used by the Milanese people to describe the huge Ospedale Maggiore (“Major Hospital”), founded in 1456 and projected by the Tuscan architect Filarete [Located about 20 minutes walk away from the conference venue, and easy to reach via public transports from different parts of the city]

Highlights of the cultural-historical route from Università Cattolica to Università degli Studi di Milano: Via Circo, Monumento ai Caduti di Mentana, piazza Missori, Torre Velasca and other nice and narrow italian streets.

Type of dinner: Placeè.


Ricotta cheese pie with toasted pine nuts and tomato confit

Paccheri with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes and ricotta cheese

Low temperature-cooked veal, with potatoes and spring onions cream


Chickpea pie with caponata ratatouille


White chocolate mousse with dark chocolate crumble, raspberry ice cream and rosemary oil




Chardonnay Cantine Paladin

Cabernet Cantine Paladin


Price: 55 euro to be payed when registering to the conference. The receipt will be issued by the Italian Statistical Society as “payment for social activities related to social dinner”, comprehensive of date and place.

Those already registered can buy the social dinner separately and pay through bank transfer:

SIS, Società Italiana di Statistica 
Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, 
IBAN: IT 74 X 01005 03215 0000 00012107
Payment reference: SIS2019, First Name and Family Name, SOCIAL DINNER

Pay attention to the special requests: please indicate vegetarian and/or celiac requests during the registration procedure.


Looking forward to seeing you in Milano!

Organizing Committee SIS2019

Posted: 2019-05-08

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
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