The 12th conference of the Asian Regional Section of the International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC-ARS)

Statistical Computing and Methods for Complex Data

6–8 December, 2023

Macquarie University, NSW, Australia

The organising committee warmly invites you to the 12th conference of the Asian Regional Section of the International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC-ARS) which will take place in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia from the 6th to the 8th of December 2023. Please save the date!

Information on Keynote Speakers and the Conference program will be available at a later date so please watch this space!

The conference will be held at the Wallumattagal Campus of Macquarie University and is only about 40 mins from Sydney CBD via public transport.

We look forward to seeing you at Macquarie in December 2023!

Updates 🚨

25 Jan 24 Announcing IASC-ARS Interim Confernece, December 13-14, 2024, Taipei, Taiwan
25 Jan 24 Outstanding Young Researcher/Student Award Winners Announced!
17 Nov Scientific Program Overview & Full Program is now available.
4 Oct Details for the pre-conference workshop is now available.
2 Oct Registration is now open!
1 Sep Deadline for contributed oral and poster abstract submission extended to 30 Sep.
20 July We now accept abstract submission for contributed oral and poster presentation!
19 July We are thrilled to announce that Prof Dianna Cook of Monash Univeristy will deliver a keynote at the conference!
2 July Accommodation options are now listed on the conference website
2 July Deadline for submission of invited session proposals extended to 31 July!
15 April We now accept proposal for invited sessions!

Important Dates 🗓️

15 April Call for invited session proposal
30 June 31 July 🚨 Deadline for submission on invited session proposal
20 July 🚨 Call for Contributed talks/poster
15 July Notification of acceptance of invited session proposal for proposal submitted by 30 June
1 August Late September Open for registration
7 August Notification of acceptance of invited session proposal for proposal submitted by 31 July
31 August 30 September 🚨 Deadline for abstract submissions
30 September Notification of acceptance of contributed talks/posters for submission before 31 August
30 October 10 Nov Deadline for early bird registration
5 December Workshop
6–8 December Conference

IASC-ARS 2023 Outstanding Young Researcher/Student Award Winners!

To encourage the involvement of young researchers & students, the Organising Committee of the IASC-ARS 2023 will offer awards for young researchers or students that gave an outstanding contributed (oral or poster) presentation.

A ‘Student or Young Career Researcher’ is anyone who is currently studying or has graduated in the last 5 years and works with statistics, data science, and related fields. There are no age restrictions.

Oral Presentation Awards


  • Dongming Huang (National University of Singapore) & Feicheng Wang (Harvard University), Samuel Kou (Harvard University) & Donald Rubin (Harvard University)
    • Catalytic Priors: Using Synthetic Data to Specify Prior Distributions in Bayesian Analysis
  • Janith Wanniarachchi (Monash University), Di Cook (Monash University) Patricia Menendez (Monash University), Kate Saunders (Monash University) & Thiyanga Talagala (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka)
    • Seeing the Smoke Before the Fire: Visualising Spatiotemporal Indicators of Bushfires through Counterfactual Explanations of Machine Learning Models

Honourable Mention

  • Kristen Hunter (UNSW, Sydney), Luke Miratrix (Harvard Graduate School of Education) & Kristin Porter (K.E. Porter Consulting LLC & UNSW Sydney)
    • PUMP: Estimating power when adjusting for multiple outcomes in multi-level experiments

Poster Award (shared)

  • Jiqiang Wang (Kyushu University) & Kei Hirose (Kyushu University)
    • SSVD Based Biclustering Methods via Mixed Prenet Penalty
  • Wataru Hongo (Tokyo University of Science & Novartis Pharma K.K.) , Shuji Ando (Tokyo University of Science), Jun Tsuchida (Kyoto Women’s University) & Takashi Sozu (Tokyo University of Science)
    • Performance Evaluation of Augmented Inverse Propensity Weighted Estimators with Penalized Regression Methods

IASC-ARS Interim Conference 2024

Acknowledgement of Country

The Organising Committee IASC-ARS 2023 acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.