IAOS Executive Committee Meeting in New York- March 8, 2016

The IAOS Executive Committee meeting took place on March 8th, 2016 on the margins of the 47th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in New York. The meeting was fruitful and dealt with different topics among of which are:


· The latest preparations for the IAOS2016 conference which will be held in Abu Dhabi on December 6-8th, 2016.

· It was agreed that the 2016 Young Statisticians Prize results will be announced in July, 2016.

· A decision was made by IAOS to support Andreas Georgiou's (former President of ELSTAT; the Greek NSI) legal defense fund (AVG) initiative. More information about this initiative will be announced soon.

· The March Issue of the SJAIOS was the last issue released under the current SJIAOS Chief Editor, Mr. Fritz Scheuren to whom EXCO members expressed their appreciation for the outstanding work that has been achieved during his term as well as the SJIAOS team and the next SJIAOS Chief Editor Ms. Kirsten West. The theme of the SJIAOS March Issue is "Disclosure and Protection in a Big Data World", IAOS members can access it from here .


· Forty IAOS sponsored session proposals were received to be organized under the umbrella of IAOS during the ISI-WSC 61st and the IAOS Executive committee will start the process of rating them to choose the most appropriate session proposals for the ISI-WSC 2017 in Morocco.


· The IAOS managed to develop its new website and it was approved by all the EXCO members.


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