ISBA Program Committee

Report approved by ISBA Board of Directors:

April, 1997; Revised draft: May 1, 1997

The Program Committee met in Capetown, South Africa, on December 1996. Present were Stephen Fienberg representing the ISBA Executive Committee, John Geweke, and Alicia Carriquiry. The main topics on the agenda were ISBA's upcoming meeting schedule in the short, medium, and long terms, and, more importantly, an operational procedure for establishing meeting schedules in the future. This report is an outgrowth of that meeting and subsequent correspondence among the members of the Program Committee.

ISBA sponsors or co-sponsors three types of meetings: (1) World meetings; (2) regional meetings; and (3) meetings primarily sponsored by other societies and co-sponsored by ISBA.

World meetings: