ANZSC Abstract Submission

The call for ANZSC 2020 abstract submission is now open!

Abstract submissions are open to all members and non-members across all disciplines. 

Please note that the Australian Statistical Society and New Zealand Statistical Association Conference 2020 will have two program streams managed by ANZSC and OZCOTS program committees. Each program stream will be reviewed and selected by each program committee.

*Submissions for OZCOTS program will open in May 2020.


Submission of Abstracts and Papers

The Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts and papers for original work for consideration as an oral presentation, poster presentation or mini tutorial in the Australian Statistical Society and New Zealand Statistical Association Conference 2020 program.

Please note the requirements to submit an abstract differs for stream therefore please ensure that you refer to the correct stream guidelines, dates and templates before submitting your abstract.

Please read the general policies and requirements below before submitting.

Abstract submission

Call for abstract submission is now open.


ANZSC Presentation Types

  • Oral Presentations – 12 minutes plus 3 minutes Q&A
  • Poster Presentations – Maximum poster size: A0 Portrait (84.1cm x 118.9 cm)
  • *New for 2020* Mini Tutorials – 90 minutes – Please contact the ANZSC Conference Managers to submit your mini tutorial proposal.
  • Please note your requested presentation type may not be your accepted presentation type


Themes for Submission 

When submitting your abstract submission, please select one of the below themes that best suits your abstract.

  1. Application of Statistics in Business and Economins
  2. Bayesian Inference and Modelling
  3. Bayesian Statistics
  4. Biometry
  5. Biostatistics
  6. Bioinformatics
  7. Business Analysis
  8. Business Analytics and Data Science
  9. Clustering
  10. Environmental Statistics
  11. Experimental Design
  12. Machine Learning
  13. Modelling (including semiparametric modelling, (general) linear mixed modelling, and non-linear models)
  14. Medical Statistics
  15. Official Statistics
  16. Probability and Its Applications
  17. Queuing and Networks
  18. Sample Surveys
  19. Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics
  20. Statistical Theory and Methods
  21. Statistical Computing
  22. Statistical Process Control
  23. Statistics in Education
  24. Statistics in Social and Behavioural Sciences
  25. Stochastic Processes
  26. Time Series Analysis
  27. Visualisation


Abstract Submission Instructions 

Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract:

Step 1: Read the requirements that are associated with your program stream for the submission of abstracts.

Step 2: Prepare your abstract following the Submission Guidelines and Formatting that are provided in your program stream tab. 

Step 3: Create your author account. Once you have registered online you will receive a verification email to the email address provided, please verify your email address and log in to create and upload your online submission. Please keep the link, your password and verification email somewhere safe to be able to re-log into your account.

Step 4: Click on Submit, select Abstract and complete the required fields. 

Step 5:  Select the theme, followed by the presentation type that best represents your submission. Complete all the required fields.

Step 6: Press submit. You will receive a notification email confirming receipt of your submission


General Policies and Requirements
  • All abstracts must be original work. 
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the Conference proceedings publication.
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program.
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Conference Managers at phone: +61 7 3226 2809 for further information.
  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.
  • Do not resubmit an abstract for any reason other than a notified submission error. If you do not receive a confirmation email with a receipt number confirming that your abstract was successfully uploaded, please contact the Conference Managers at
Submission Guidelines and Formatting
  • Abstracts must not exceed a 300word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and affiliation.
  • In preparation to submit your abstract, download the abstract Template by clicking hereand insert your text into the template.
  • Abstract documents should notinclude the title, authors or affiliations; only the abstract body. Titles, authors and affiliations will automatically populate on the final abstract document based on the details entered into the relevant sections in the abstract submission site.
  • Font type must be Arial Font 11pt and use single line spacing. All formatting is preserved (italics, bold, superscripting, subscripting, underlining) and symbol characters (i.e. ±, µ, ß) may be used.
  • Tables or graphics may be included in the abstract body.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • You will be asked to nominate your preference for oral presentation, poster presentation or mini tutorial.
  • You will be asked to provide a short biography (up to 100 words) with your submission. This can be updated under the author(s) section. Do not include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof., etc).
  • It is the author’s responsibility to ensure the title, author and affiliation details entered in the abstract submission site are correct and exactly as they should be published on the abstract and all conference materials.


Awards and Prizes

EJG Pitman Prize

This prize is awarded for the most outstanding talk presented by a ‘young statistician’ at an Australian Statistical Conference. Young Statistician’ means a person enrolled for a degree who is studying either full-time or part-time without age limit, OR a person who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree within the past five years, OR a person awarded a postgraduate degree within the past year.

Rules of the Prize

Only members of the Statistical Society of Australia Inc are eligible. Rules available at


Notification of Acceptance

Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by 21 February 2020. Abstracts submitted for oral presentations that cannot be accommodated within the program will be considered and reviewed for a place in the poster display.

Accepted abstracts will be published on the Conference App for all delegates that are attending the ANZSC 2020 Conference. The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.