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					Second Announcement and Registration

     The Sixth International Conference on
              Teaching Statistics
     “Developing a Statistically Literate Society”
                         7 – 12 July 2002
                        Durban, South Africa

                            Organised by the

International Association for         and         South African Statistical
Statistical Education (IASE)                       Association (SASA)

    Under the Auspices of the International Statistical Institute (ISI)

http://www.beeri.org.il/icots6              http://icots.itikzn.co.za

Summary of Daily Activities                          1
Introduction                                         2
Useful Addresses                                     3
International Programme Committee                    3
Local Organising Committee                           4
Important Dates and Deadlines                        4
Host City and Venue                                  5
Letter of Invitation to Attend the Conference        5
Plenary Sessions                                     6
Brief Biographies of Keynote Speakers                6
Conference Sessions                                  10
Social Functions                                     16
Registration Fees                                    17
Fee Entitlements                                     17
Refund/Cancellation Policies                         17
Payment Options                                      18
Accommodation                                        18
Congress Shuttle Service                             20
Airport Transfers                                    20
Local Tours                                          20
Pre and Post Congress Tours                          23
General Information on Durban and South Africa       26
General requirement to ICOTS-6 authors               28
Submission of Papers                                 29
Important points concerning ICOTS-6
(announced by the IPC, Oct 2001)                     30

Summary of Daily Activities

Sunday 07/07/02
 08h30 – 17h30                Registration
 09h30 – 16h30                Workshop
 17h00 – 18h30                Welcome reception (All)

Monday 08/07/02
 08h30 - 17h30                Opening & Organised Sessions (Delegates)
 09h00 – 12h30                Accompanying persons city tour
 18h00 – 19h30                Mayoral reception (All)

Tuesday 09/07/02
 08h30 – 17h30                Organised Sessions (Delegates)
 06h30 – 18h30                Local Tours (By arrangement)
 Evening                      At leisure

Wednesday 10/07/02
 08h30 – 12h30                Organised Sessions (Delegates)
 13h00 – 20h00                Local tours (By arrangement)

Thursday 11/07/02
  08h30 – 17h30               Organised Sessions (Delegates)
  06h30 – 18h30               Local Tours (By arrangement)
 19h00 – 23h00                Conference Dinner (Delegates and Ticket Holders)

Friday 12/07/02
  08h30 – 16h00               Organised sessions (Delegates)

Saturday 13/07/02
 06h30 – 18h30                Local Tours (By arrangement)
                              Post conference tours depart (By arrangement)


The International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS) meetings are held every
four years at different locations around the world. These conferences are planned by
the IASE (International Association for Statistical Education) which is a section of the
International Statistical Institute (ISI). The major objective of ICOTS is to provide the
opportunity for statistics educators and practitioners from all over the world to
exchange ideas and experiences, to discuss the latest developments in teaching
statistics and research into statistics education, and to expand their network of
statistics educators.

The sixth ICOTS conference is to be held in Durban, South Africa, from 7 – 12 July
2002 and is locally organised by the South African Statistical Association (SASA).
The conference aims to aid in “developing a statistically literate society” via a
programme of participative workshops and invited papers from both national and
international speakers who are experts in their respective fields. In addition to this, a
number of contributed paper sessions will provide a forum for the dissemination and
discussion of relevant statistics education issues, covering a wide range of topics.

The conference program provides ample time to allow delegates to network, renew
old contacts and make new ones in an environment that will lead to deeper
understanding of the field of statistics education.

The hosting of this conference in South Africa comes at a very opportune time as
statistics is being introduced into the school syllabus. ICOTS thus provides a golden
opportunity for local teachers to upgrade their skills.

                  Useful Addresses

ICOTS 6 International Programme Committee
IPC Executive

   Maria-Gabriella Ottaviani
   Chair, International Programme Committee
   Tel: +39-6-49910561                Fax: +39-6-4959241
   Email: mariagabriella.ottaviani@uniroma1.it

   Brian Phillips
   International Organiser
   Tel: +61-3-92148288               Fax: +61-3-98190821
   Email: bphillips@swin.edu.au

   Dani- Ben Zvi
   International Programme Committee Scientific Secretary
   Tel: +972-8-934-2816             Fax: +972-8-934-4174
   Email: dani.ben-zvi@weizmann.ac.il

IPC Members
   Carmen Batanero (Spain)             Carol Joyce Blumberg (USA)
   Philip J. Boland (Ireland)          Andrew I. Dale (South Africa)
   Joan Garfield (USA)                 Iddo Gal (Israel)
   Linda Haines (South Africa)         Helen MacGillivray (Australia)
   Vitalis Muba (Tanzania)             Allan Rossman (USA)
   Gilberte Schuyten (Belgium)         René H.M. Smulders (Netherlands)
   Susan Starkings (UK)                Jane Watson (Australia)
   Lawrence Weldon (Canada)

ICOTS-6 Secretariat:         Sue Bumpsteed Conferences [Pty] Ltd
                             Private Bag X 37, Greyville, 4023
                             Tel               + 27 31 303 2480
                             Fax               + 27 31 312 9441
                             Email             delegates@itikzn.co.za
                             Website           http:// icots.itikzn.co.za

                             Safari Tours    Private Bag X 37,
                             and Travel      Greyville, 4023
                             Tel             + 27 31 303 2493
                             Fax             + 27 31 312 9441
                             Email           lynnedt@itikzn.co.za
                             Website         http://www.safaritours.co.za

Local Organising Committee
 Delia North (Chair )                           delian@icon.co.za
 Jacky Galpin (Vice-Chair, Treasurer)           jacky@galpin.co.za
 Linda Haines (IPC Representative)              haines@nu.ac.za
 Sue Bumpsteed (Event Manager)                  sueb@itikzn.co.za

Committee Members
  Andrew Dale                      Riaan de Jongh
  Iain McDonald                    Vishnu Naidoo (AMESA)
  Mbulaheni Nthangeni              Jackie Scheiber (AMESA)
  Gwen Williams

Important dates and deadlines

Deadlines for Submission of proposals (see tear-out pages)
     Contributed Papers: Refereed Oct. 1, 2001, Non-Refereed Jan 1, 2002
     Demonstrations, Forums, Special Sessions, Posters Feb. 1, 2002
Closing date for submission of papers (invited and contributed):
     Draft version: Oct. 1, 2001 (optional)
     Final version: Nov. 1, 2001 (if to be refereed)
     Final version: Jan. 1, 2002 (if not to be refereed).
Application for Accommodation (see tear-out pages)
     Deadline                                       06/06/02

Host City and Venue

Sub-tropical Durban lies on the Indian Ocean. It is the ninth largest port in the world,
offering warm surf and glorious sunshine for 320 days of the year. In July the
average temperatures range between 18 and 25C. English [in many accents] is
spoken by most in this rainbow nation. South Africans are fun loving outdoor people:
Surfing, yachting, water–skiing, power boating and deep-sea fishing take place
throughout the seasons. As a result, dress for most occasions is casual and
comfortable. Durban is a business and holiday centre and is fast becoming one of the
most popular convention cities in the world. A mix of cultures and religions,
sophisticated shopping malls, tribal craft markets, night spots and restaurants both
classic and exotic can be found. The cost to the traveler is surprisingly low - South
Africa offers exceptionally high standards to tourists at affordable rates.

Durban is as safe as any other international city. The conference organising
committee has arranged a busy and interesting programme to ensure that you are
well looked after. It is customary for delegates flying into Durban to advise the
conference secretariat of their flight details so that the appointed tour operator can
meet passengers and transport them to the official hotels. Delegates cannot expect
to rely on local transport into town.

The International Convention Centre Durban is conveniently located in the heart of
Durban, close to all official conference hotels as well as Durban’s golden beaches
and 20 minutes drive from the airport. Please feel free to contact us on
delegates@itikzn.co.za should you have any queries about our beautiful city. Visit us
and expect a warm and memorable stay.

Letter of Invitation to Attend the Conference

The conference secretariat will issue letters of invitation upon request. This letter is
only to facilitate travel and visa requirements and does not imply intent of financial or
any other form of support, nor does it imply acceptance as a presenter, which has to
be done through the IPC.

Plenary Sessions

Professor John Volmink (South Africa)
 The Importance of Numeracy and in Particular of Statistical Literacy for South Africa
Iddo Gal (Israel), and Scott Murray (Canada)
 Preparing for Diversity in Statistics Literacy: Implications for Statistical Institutions,
 Researchers, and Educators.
Joan Garfield (USA)
 Statistical Literacy vs. Statistical Reasoning, and Thinking: How are they Related,
 and how are they Different?
Peter Holmes (UK)
 Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Complementary or Conflicting Categories for
 School Statistics?
Maria-Gabriella Ottaviani (Italy)
Closing Speaker: 1982-2002 from the Past to the Future
George W. Cobb (USA)
After Dinner Speaker: What Can Cheap Computing Offer Statistics Literacy?
International Forum on Statistics Literacy
Speakers include: Helen MacGillivray (Associate Professor, Statistical Sciences,
School of Mathematical Sciences, QUT, Australia), Forum chair; Pali Lehohla (The
South African Statistician-General); Luigi Biggeri (The President of the Italian
Statistics Institute); Jessica Utts (Professor, Department of Statistics at University of
California, Davis, USA); and Lisbeth Cordani (Professor of Statistics, Maua Institute
of Technology, Sao Paulo, Brazil).

Brief Biographies of Keynote Speakers

Professor John Volmink (volmink@nu.ac.za)
John Volmink is the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Natal and also Executive
Director of the Natal University Development Foundation. He is a mathematics
educator who started his academic career at the University of the Western Cape,
thence to Loughborough University, UK, and completed the PhD. degree at Cornell
University. He also served as a lecturer at several universities including; University of
the Western Cape, University of Cape Town, and Cornell University (as Assistant
Professor). He was Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Science and
Mathematics Education (CASME) and holds an honorary Professorship at the

University of Nottingham, UK. He is involved with several non-governmental
organisations (NGOs) with a focus on education.

Dr. Iddo Gal (iddo@research.haifa.ac.il)
Iddo Gal teaches at the Department of Human Services, University of Haifa, Israel,
and is a Senior Research Advisor, International Literacy Institute, University of
Pennsylvania. His research has involved problems with readability of informational
materials distributed by human service organizations, adult learning, and
development and assessment of numeracy and statistical reasoning skills. He edited
‘Adult Numeracy development: Theory, Research, Practice’ (Hampton Press, 2000)
and co-edited with Joan Garfield ‘The Assessment Challenge In Statistics Education’
(International Statistical Institute, 1997). Presently he leads the team developing the
numeracy assessment component of the Adult Literacy and Lifeskills survey.

Mr Scott Murray (mailto:scotmur@statcan.ca)
Scott Murray was recently appointed to the post of Director General, Social and
Institutional Statistics after spending roughly 23 years in the Special Surveys Division
at Statistics Canada. He specialised in the design and conduct of large-scale ad hoc
surveys to meet emerging public policy issues. His own work has included studies of
volunteer international comparative work, childcare usage, longitudinal labour market
activity and the assessment of adult skills. He holds a Honours BA in Business
Administration from the University of Western Ontario and is overly fond of claret.

Professor Joan Garfield (jbg@tc.umn.edu)
Joan Garfield is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University
of Minnesota and a Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Statistics.
She has been active in the international statistics education community for many
years, serving as chair of the International Study Group on Learning Probability and
Statistics (now the IASE Statistics Education Research Group), chair of the 1996
IASE Roundtable on the Role of Technology in Learning Statistics, Vice President of
IASE (1997-2001) and co-chair of the International Research Forums on Statistical
Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy (SRTL-1 and 2). Her research has focused on
assessment of statistical reasoning and on the role of simulation tools in helping
students develop an understanding of concepts related to statistical inference. She
has co-edited two books on statistics education: with Iddo Gal on assessment, and
with Gail Burrill on Research on the Role of Technology in Learning Statistics and has
published widely in mathematics and statistics education journals. She recently
became a fellow of the ASA and has been elected Chair of the ASA Education

Mr. Peter Holmes (Peter.Holmes@ntu.ac.uk)
Peter Holmes graduated from the University of Manchester in 1959 with a B.Sc. and
postgraduate certificate in education. He taught mathematics and statistics at a
secondary school for eight years, and then became a senior lecturer at a college of
education for training teachers. At this time he also became an examiner in
mathematics and statistics for GCE O- and A-level and obtained an M.Sc. in
Probability and Statistics from the University of Sheffield. In 1975 he became Director
of the Schools Council Project on Statistical Education and then became the founding
Director of the Centre for Statistical Education at the University of Sheffield. He has
directed many projects on the teaching of statistics, both at school and university
level. He was the first editor of ‘Teaching Statistics’, a post he held for 10 years, and
is currently a member of the editorial board and a ‘Teaching Statistics’ Trustee. He
was a leading figure in organizing the first ICOTS held in Sheffield, 1982. He has
spoken at many international conferences on the teaching of mathematics and
statistics, and was a plenary speaker at the First Scientific Meeting of the IASE in
Perugia in 1993. He has been involved with several teacher training projects in both
the UK and the USA. Recently he has worked with the National Statistical Office in
Malawi to develop a Certificate in Key Statistical Skills for statistical clerks, which is
validated by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS). He is currently Senior Consultant at
Nottingham Trent University both to the RSS Centre for Statistical Education and to
the Learning and Teaching Support Network for Mathematics, Statistics and OR.

Professor Maria Gabriella Ottaviani (Mariagabriella.Ottaviani@uniroma1.it)
Maria-Gabriella Ottaviani is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Rome "La
Sapienza", in the Faculty of Statistical Sciences. She has been active in the
international statistical community, serving as President-Elect of the IASE (1995-97),
IASE President (1997-99) and Chair of ICOTS 6 International Program Committee. In
her capacity as IASE President she has spoken at the Joint IASS/IAOS Conference
(1998, Mexico), and the IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Sociedades de Estadistica
(Argentina, 1999). She was member of the Organising Committee of and invited
speaker at the "Conferencia International: Experiencias y Perspectivas de la
Enseñanza de la Estadistica. Desafíos para el siglo XXI", (Brazil, 1999). She has
been involved in the Italian Children Census Project (2001) and in the development of
the new curriculum of mathematics in Italian schools. Her research has focused on
the study of the contents of statistics in the Italian book of mathematics, critical studies
of the curriculum of statistics in higher Italian schools, the utilisation of multilevel
models and methods of evaluating the results of different educational strategies in
teaching statistics. She has published articles in the Italian review INDUZIONI.

Professor George W. Cobb (mailto:gcobb@mtholyoke.edu)
George Cobb was an undergraduate Russian major (A.B. Dartmouth College) before
turning to statistics in graduate school (M.S., Medical College of Virginia; PhD.,
Harvard). He is currently the Robert L. Rooke Professor of Mathematics at Mount
Holyoke College, USA, and served as the first chair of the Joint Committee on
Undergraduate Statistics of the Mathematical Association of America and the
American Statistical Association (1991-1998), editing that committee's 1992 report
"Teaching Statistics," and serving for three years on the National Research Council's
Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics. He has written a textbook,
Introduction to the Design and Analysis of Experiments, and co-authored three
introductory-level workbook/ interactive CDs. Two recent articles include "Mere
Literacy is Not Enough" and, with David Moore, "Mathematics, Statistics, and
Teaching." He is currently at work on an undergraduate textbook on discrete Markov
chain Monte Carlo methods.

Conference sessions
Updates of the program appear on the IPC website: http://www.beeri.org.il/icots6/

Topic Convenors and Session Organisers listed only.

Topic 1. Statistics Literacy
Brian Phillips (Australia)             Convenor             bphillips@swin.edu.au
Iddo Gal (Israel)                      Convenor             iddo@research.haifa.ac.il

1A. Frameworks and Studies on Statistics Literacy
 Iddo Gal (Israel)                                          iddo@research.haifa.ac.il
1B. Statistics for the Citizen
 Brian Phillips (Australia)                                 bphillips@swin.edu.au

Topic 2. Statistics Education at the School Level
Jane Watson                          Convenor               Jane.Watson@utas.edu.au

2A. Innovative Ideas for Teaching Statistics in Elementary School
    Dave Pratt (UK)                             Dave.pratt@warwick.ac.uk
2B. Innovative Ideas for Teaching Statistics in Secondary School
    Gail Burrill (USA)                          Gburrill@macc.wisc.edu
2C. Research on Teaching Statistics at the School Level
    Pat Thompson                                Pat.Thompson@vanderbilt.edu
2D. Innovative Statistics Curriculum Development and Research Projects at the
    School Level
    Dani Ben-Zvi (Israel)                       Dani.ben-zvi@weizmann.ac.il
2E. Sociocultural Aspects of the Learning of Statistics at the School Level
    Paul Cobb (USA)                             Paul.cobb@vanderbilt.edu
2F. Local Teachers Sessions
    Vishnu Naidoo (SA)
    Jackie Scheiber (SA)                        Scheiber@mweb.co.za

Topic 3. Statistics Education at the Post Secondary Level
Gilberte Schuyten (Belgium)           Convenor          Gilberte.Schuyten@rug.ac.be
Allan Rossman (USA)                   Convenor          arossman@calpoly.edu

3A. Statistics as a Service Subject in First Level Courses
     Beth Chance (USA)                           Bchance@calpoly.edu
3B. Statistics as a Service Subject in Second Level Courses:
     Teaching Regression Models
     Joachim Engel (Germany)                     Engel_joachim@ph-ludwigsburg.de
3C. Statistics for Future Statisticians
     Ann Cannon (USA)                            ACannon@cornell-iowa.edu
3D. Statistics and Research Designs: An Integrated Approach
    Glenys Bishop                                Glenys.bishop@abs.gov.au
3E. Statistics Learning with Cases/Projects
    Roxy Peck (USA)                              rpeck@calpoly.edu
3F. Bayesian Statistics
    Dalene Stangl (USA)                          dalene@stat.duke.edu
3G. Nonparametric Methods
    Noel Veraverbeke                             noel.veraverbeke@luc.ac.be
3H. Teaching Consultancy Skills to Statisticians
    Gabriella M. Belli (USA)                     gbelli@vt.edu
3I. Statistics for Future Teachers
    Graham Jones (USA)                           jones@ilstu.edu
    Zakayo Msokwa (Tanzania)                     Msokwa@ucc.udsm.ac.tz
3J. Statistics for Future Health Care Professionals
    Tom Short (USA)                              thomas.short@villanova.edu
3K. Sampling for Surveys
    Alan Welsh (Australia)                       Alan.Welsh@anu.edu.au
3L. Multivariate Statistics
    John Harraway (NZ)                           jharraway@maths.otago.ac.nz
3M. Hypothesis Testing
    Alan McLean (Australia)                      alan.mclean@buseco.monash.edu.au
3N. Teaching Categorical Data Analysis
    Michael Campbell (U.K.)                      M.J.Campbell@sheffield.ac.uk
3O. Statistics for the Actuarial Syllabus
    Iain MacDonald (South Africa)                imacdona@commerce.uct.ac.za

Topic 4. Statistics Education/Training and the Workplace
Carol Joyce Blumberg (USA)           Convenor           cblumberg@winona.edu
René H.M. Smulders (Netherlands)     Convenor           rsls@cbs.nl

4A. Making Statistical Consulting and Technical Co-operation More Effective
    Jean-Louis Bodin (France)                    jean-louis.bodin@wanadoo.fr
4B. The Role of National and International Statistics Organizations in Improving
Statistical Knowledge in the Workplace
     Marcel Van den Broecke (Netherlands)        isi@cbs.nl
4C. Training of Official Statisticians
     Denis Farrell (Australia)                   denis.farrell@abs.gov.au
4D. Distance Learning
     Lea Bregar (Slovenia)                       Lea.bregar@uni-lj.si
     Irena Ograjensek (Slovenia)                 Irena.ograjensek@uni-lj.si
     Bettie Basson (SA)                          Bsson-em@marlin.vista.ac.za
4E. Using Official Statistics in Teaching
    Sharleen Forbes (New Zealand)                Sdforbes@stats.govt.nz
4F. Statistical Training and Education of Lawyers, Judges, Doctors, Researchers,
     and Other Professionals
     Elisabeth Svensson (Sweden)                 Eliss@math.chalmers.se
     Kamanzi-wa Binyavanga (SA)                  Kamanzi@getafix.utr.ac.za
4G. Preparation and Training of Workers in the 21st Century
    Albert P. Shulte (USA)                       Al.Shulte@oakland.k12.mi.us
4H. Educating Managers, Executives, Politicians, Government Officials and Other
    Decision Makers
    Theodore Chadjipadelis                       Chadji@eled.auth.gr
4I. Statistical Training and Education in Environmental Settings
    María Virginia López (Argentina)             Lopezmv@infovia.com.ar
    María del Carmen Fabrizio (Argen.)           Mcfabrizio@sinectis.com.ar
4J. Practical Training in the Workplace for Tertiary and Postgraduate Students
     Katherine Taylor Halvorsen (USA)            khalvors@science.smith.edu
4K. Training of Institutional Research Professionals
     Amanda Lourens (South Africa)               Amanda@Techpta.ac.za
4L. Informal Gathering of Those Interested in Statistics Education/ Training in the
    Carol Joyce Blumberg (USA)                   cblumberg@winona.edu
     René H.M. Smulders (The Netherlands)        rsls@cbs.nl

Topic 5. Statistics Education and the Wider Society
Helen MacGillivray (Australia)       Convenor           h.macgillivray@fsc.qut.edu.au

5A. Relationships with Mathematics Education
    Brian Greer                                  Ggreer@mail.sdsu.edu
5B. Teaching Statistical Thinking for Use in the Wider Society
    David Griffiths                              Griffd@uow.edu.au
5C. Statistics Education in and for the Economic World of Business and
    Government Policy-Making
    Eric Sowey (Australia)                       e.sowey@unsw.edu.au
5D. Statistics Education and the Statistical Profession
    Neville Davies (UK)                          Neville.davies@ntu.ac.uk
5E. Statistics Education and the Engineering World
    Helen MacGillivray (Australia)               h.macgillivray@fsc.qut.edu.au
5F. Statistics Education and the World of Information Technology
    Gianfranco Galmacci (Italy)                  glm@stat.unipg.it
5G. Statistics Education and the World of Life and Health Sciences
    Petter Laake (Norway)                        petter.laake@basalmed.uio.no
5H. Including Social Issues in the Teaching of Statistics
    Jacky Galpin (SA)                            jacky@galpin.co.za

Topic 6. Research in Statistics Education
Carmen Batanero (Spain)             Convenor            batanero@ugr.es
Joan Garfield (USA)                 Convenor            jbg@tc.umn.edu

6A. Developing Statistics Education Research
    Mike Shaughnessy (USA)                    mike@mth.pdx.edu
6B. Theoretical Models of Statistical Knowledge, Thinking, Reasoning and Learning
    Maxine Pfannkuch (NZ)                     pfannkuc@scitec.auckland.ac.nz
    Chris Wild (NZ)                           Wild@stat.auckland.ac.nz
6C. Technology and Research in Teaching and Learning Statistics
     Erica Morris (UK)                        e.j.morris@open.ac.uk
6D. Studies of Assessment in Statistics Education
     Susanne Lajoie (Canada)                  lajoie@education.mcgill.ca
6E. Teachers' Training, Conceptions and Beliefs
    Lisbeth Cordani (Brazil)                  lisbeth@ime.usp.br

Topic 6. Research in Statistics Education (continued)
6F. Research into Teaching and Learning Statistics at Tertiary Levels
    Flavia Jolliffe (UK)                       F.R.Jolliffe@greenwich.ac.uk
6G. Research into Teaching and Learning Probability
   Antonio Estepa (Spain)                      Aestepa@ujaen.es
6H. Round Table Discussion: Major Problems and Directions in Statistics Education
   Joan Garfield (USA)                         Jbg@tc.umn.edu
   Carmen Batanero (Spain)                     Batanero@ugr.es

Topic 7. Technology in Statistics Education
  Laurence Weldon (Canada)          Convenor        Weldon@sfu.ca

7A. Java-Based Instructional Packages
    Doug Stirling (New Zealand)                d.stirling@massey.ac.nz
7B. Computer-Based Demonstrations of Statistical Phenomena
    Andrej Blejec (Slovenia)                   andrej.blejec@uni-lj.si
7C. Using Technology for Statistics Education in Engineering
    David Bacon (Canada)                       david.w.bacon@sympatic0.ca
7D. Using Graphics Calculators in Statistics Education
    Kay Lipson (Australia)                     klipson@swin.edu.au
7E. Statistics Education and the Internet
    Joe Wisenbaker (USA)                       joe@coe.uga.edu
7F. Research-Based Design and Use of Software for Teaching Statistical Concepts
    Cliff Konold (USA)                         konold@srri.umass.edu
    William (Bill) Finzer (USA)                bfinzer@keypress.com
7G. Software Tools Designed for Statistics Education
    Rodney Carr                                rodneyc@deakin.edu.au

Topic 8. Other Determinants and Developments in Statistics Education
Philip J. Boland (Ireland)        Convenor          Philip.J.Boland@ucd.ie

8A. Learning Factors in Statistics Education
    Robert delMas (USA)                        delma001@maroon.tc.umn.edu
8B. Data Analysis and Statistical Learning
     Kay McClain (USA)                         mcclaikl@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu
8C. History of Stochastics Education
     John Truran (Australia)                   truranjk@camtech.net.au
8D. Gender and Cultural Factors in Statistics Education
    Rosa Giaimo (Italy)                        giaimo@mbox.unipa.it
8E. Projects and Poster Competitions in Statistics Education
    Jerry Moreno (USA)                         moreno@jcvaxa.jcu.edu
8F. The Mass Media and Statistics
     Shen Shir Ming (China)                    smshen@hkuspace.hku.hk
8G. Teaching Statistics to Second-Language Students
     Mbulaheni Nthangeni (S A)                 mbulahenin@unin.unorth.ac.za

Topic 9. An International Perspective on Statistics Education
Vitalis Muba (Tanzania)             Convenor           eastc@ud.co.tz

9A. Statistics Education in Portuguese-speaking Countries
   Helena Bacelar-Nicolau (Portugal)          Hbacelar@fc.ul.pt
9B. Statistics Education in African Countries
   Fayez Mina (Egypt)                         fmmina@link.com.eg
9C. Statistics Education in Spanish-speaking Countries
   Teresita Teran (Argentina)                 teresitateran@hotmail.com
9D. Statistics Education in Asia
   Ann-Lee Wang (Malaysia)                    j2wang@umcsd.um.edu.my

Topic 10. Contributed Papers
Susan Starkings (UK)                Convenor          starkisa@sbu.ac.uk

Topic 11. Posters
Andrew I. Dale (SA)                 Convenor          dale@nu.ac.za

Social Functions

Function           Welcome Reception
Date               Sunday 07/07/02
Venue              International Convention Centre Durban
Time               17h00 - 18h30
Dress              Smart casual
Transport          Transport provided for delegates staying at the official conference
General            Attendance is included for all registered participants and
                   registered accompanying persons. Additional tickets may be
                   purchased for participants of other categories by completing the
                   relevant section of the registration form.

Function           Mayoral Reception
Date               Monday 08/07/02
Venue              A Durban City venue
Time               18h00 - 19h30
Dress              Smart casual
Transport          Transport provided for delegates staying at the official conference
General            Attendance is included for all registered participants and
                   registered accompanying persons. Additional tickets may be
                   purchased for participants of other categories by completing the
                   relevant section of the registration form.

Function           Congress dinner
Date               Thursday 11/07/02
Venue              International Convention Centre Durban
Time               19h00 – 23h00
Dress              Smart or traditional
Transport          Transport provided for delegates staying at the official conference
General            Attendance is included for all registered participants and
                   registered accompanying persons. Additional tickets may be
                   purchased for participants of other categories by completing the
                   relevant section of the registration form.

Registration Fees

Conference Registration
International Delegates      IASE Member       Non Members       Accompanying
                                               – IASE            persons
 Before 15 January 2002          $ 320              $390              $120
 After 15 January 2002           $ 365              $415              $120
 On site                         $ 395              $445              $120

South African Delegates:
  Before                          R 2000                             R870
  After                           R 2250                             R870
  On Site                         R 2500                             R870
Day Delegates:
1 Day only                        R 500
2 Days                            R 850

Fee Entitlements
Full Delegate                 Day Delegate               Accompanying persons
All Sessions                  Sessions                   Registration Pack
Delegate Bag                  Delegate Bag               Welcome Reception
Lunches and Teas              Lunches and Teas           City Tour
Abstract booklet              Abstract Booklet           Mayoral Reception
Welcome Reception                                        Conference Dinner
Mayoral Reception
Conference Dinner
Proceedings on CD

Workshop Registration
  International Delegates (IASE member)     $50
  International Delegates (Non-IASE member) $60
  South African Delegates                   R250

Refund/Cancellation Policies
Before 06/06/02 the charge will be US$55, from 6/06/02 - 20/06/02 the charge will be
50% of the total due and there will be no refund after 20/06/02.

Payment Options
Cheque Payments: [only cheques drawn on South African Banks can be
A crossed cheque in favour of: Sue Bumpsteed Conferences/ICOTS should
accompany your registration form.
Direct Deposit:
Once fees have been deposited into the following account, proof of payment must
please be faxed to the conference secretariat [27 31 312 9441]:
Account details:
Name                     Sue Bumpsteed Conferences/ICOTS
Bank                     Nedbank
Branch                   Business KZN
Code                     16 48 26
Number                   1648 018130
Foreign Bank Drafts:
Deposits from foreign banks may be made into the above account but are subject to
varying local bank charges. Delegates will be required to pay this additional amount
on registration [the amount ranges from R75 – R200].

Credit Cards
Payment by all major credit cards will be accepted, see page 27.

Terms and Conditions:
       Bookings for the conference and accommodation will be
        confirmed by fax or e-mail within seven days of receipt.
       Substitutions will be accepted at a fee of $55 per booking.

   Varied accommodation has been block booked at reduced rates for ICOTS-6
   participants. To take advantage of these rates complete the relevant section of
   the registration form. Rooms are subject to availability and will be confirmed on a
   first-come-first-served-basis. Credit card details are required to secure your
   accommodation. Your credit card will only be debited in the event of cancellation
   after 06 June 2002 or in the event of a no show or your account not being settled
   on departure.

The Durban Hilton            5*****
   Luxury hotel, situated within the same grounds as the International Convention
   Centre. All rooms have sea views, 5 minute taxi drive to the beachfront. Bars
   and restaurants on site. Conference transportation not necessary other than to
   and from the Civic Reception.
                                                 Single     Sharing Deposit
    Bed and breakfast per person per night       R725.00 R420.00 R1000

The Holiday Inn, Elangeni, Durban 4****
   Full service. Ideally located on Durban’s Golden Mile. Five minutes by bus to the
   International Convention Centre. All rooms are en suite with sea views. Lovely
   pool deck plus Japanese and Indian restaurants. Good food and friendly service
   make this an ever popular choice.
                                                   Single      Sharing Deposit
     Bed and breakfast per person per night        R548.00 R352.00 R 500

Holiday Inn, Garden Court, North Beach 3***
   Centrally situated on beachfront. Five minutes by bus from the International
   Convention Centre. All rooms en suite with sea views. Family restaurant.

                                                   Single     Sharing     Deposit
     Room only per night                           R459.00    R284.00     R500
     Breakfast per person                          R 45.00

City Lodge 3***
    Budget hotel, 3 minutes by coach to the International Convention Centre. Basic
    facilities, limited services. Four blocks from the beachfront. No sea views, all
    rooms en suite.
                                                     Single     Sharing Deposit
      Room only per night                            R380.00 R249.00 R500
      Breakfast per person                           R 42.00

Road Lodge 1*
   Budget hotel, small but adequate rooms. Close to the International Convention
   Centre. Basic facilities. Same property as Mac-Donald’s. No sea views, all rooms
   en-suite, no lift. Sharing: max. 2.
                                                   Single    Sharing Deposit
    Room only per night                            R225.00 R225.00 R500
    Breakfast per person                           R 22.00

Congress shuttle service
   This is provided free of charge and will operate at specified times between the
   official conference hotels and the International Convention Centre, for the
   convenience of delegates booking accommodation via the conference secretariat.
   This shuttle will include pick up and drop off for official social functions. Shuttle
   timetables will appear in the foyers of the conference hotels and the International
   Convention Centre.

Airport Transfers
    The airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from the centre of Durban and the
    official hotels. Due to limited and expensive public transport, it is essential that
    delegates complete the transport section of the registration form. Visitors will be
    met by the official conference tour operator on arrival and will be transferred to the
    hotels. The cost of each transfer will be R50.00 each way and will be debited to
    the individual’s hotel account. A transport desk will be operational on site at the
    conference and return transfers can be re confirmed during the event. The rate is
    subject to change.

Local Tours
A varied programme has been arranged for those participants or accompanying
persons wishing to learn about Durban and its surrounding areas. Kindly reserve
your place by completing the relevant section of the registration form.

An accompanying persons tour has been arranged for all registered accompanying
persons and is included in their registration fee.
Durban City Tour Monday 08 July (09h00 – 12h30)
    Depart from hotel. Travel along Durban’s Beachfront Golden Mile where locals
    sell their wares from the many “pavement stalls”. Proceed to the Harbour
    entrance and browse around the new Water Front. Continue along the Victoria
    Embankment, past the Sugar terminal towards the University of Natal campus for
    a panoramic view of Durban. Enjoy a delicious snack at the Botanical Gardens.

The following optional local tours are available to both accompanying persons and
other participants. A tour desk will be operated by Safari Tours and Travel at the
International Convention Centre. All fees inclusive of VAT.

LT01a / LTO1b – Valley of a 1000 Hills Tour 14h00 – 17h00
(Tuesday 09, Thursday 11 July) $36p/p
   Visit PheZulu Village and watch traditional Zulu dancing. Experience true Zulu
   tradition including spear making. Visit the adjacent crocodile and snake farm.
   Tour inclusive of transportation in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle, services of a
   SATOUR registered guide and entrance fees where applicable.

LT02 – Game Valley Lodge & Pietermaritzburg 08h00 – 17h00
(Tuesday 09 July) $98 p/p
   Well established, up-market, private game reserve 2 hours inland from Durban.
   This reserve offers the “classic five” i.e., giraffe, white rhino, Cape buffalo, sable
   and roan antelope. Game drive in open landrovers. Lunch served on the
   verandah overlooking a beautiful scenic valley. A visit to colonial Pietermaritz-
   burg is included en-route to / from Durban. Inclusive of transportation in a luxury
   air-conditioned vehicle, services of a SATOUR registered guide, entrance fees, 1
   game drive, lunch and on board refreshments.

LT03a / LTO3b – Natal Sharks Board & Umgeni River Bird Park 08h30 – 12h30
(Tuesday 09, Thursday 11 July) $35 p/p
   The Natal Sharks Board is the only center of its kind in the world. The visit
   includes an excellent audio-visual presentation followed by a shark dissection.
   Umgeni River Bird Park, apart from a large variety of bird species, offers a 45-
   minute “free flow” bird show. Tea / coffee and scones are served at the Bird Park.
   Inclusive of transportation in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle, services of a
   SATOUR registered guide, entrance fees, tea / coffee & scones.

LT04 – Tala Game Experience – including dinner 13h00 – 20h30
(Wednesday 10 July) $65 p/p
   Depart from the Convention Center travel north-west to Tala Game Reserve.
   Meet rangers and go on game drives in open game-viewing vehicles. Only an
   hour from Durban to this 5000 acre game sanctuary boasting an unusual mix of
   traditional African thornveld and open grassy plains, providing unrivalled
   opportunities for game viewing and wildlife photography. Game sightings are
   virtually guaranteed, and include giraffe, rhino, zebra, wildebeest and many more
   varieties of antelope. Tala is also an ideal venue for birdwatchers with more than
   280 species recorded. Later enjoy a “Bush Rum Coffee” at sunset whilst
   overlooking hippo lake - followed by a delicious buffet, a gourmet’s delight!
   Inclusive of transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicle, services of a SATOUR
   registered guide, entrance fees, 1 game drive, dinner and on board refreshments.

LT05 – Zulu Cultural Experience - including dinner 13h00 – 20h30
(Wednesday 10 July) $55 p/p
   Depart from the Convention Center. First stop is Heritage Market. Browse
   through the various local shops and stalls. Proceed up Bothas Hill to PheZulu, a
   small African homestead and learn about traditional Zulu culture, sampling African
   beer and tobacco. A Sangoma (Witch Doctor) will predict the future followed by
   exciting tribal dancing. Drive to the Pot & Kettle, a delightful cozy restaurant
   overlooking the majestic Valley of a 1000 Hills. Enjoy a sherry on the deck as the
   sun sets over the many rolling hills followed by the serving of traditional dishes.
   Inclusive of transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicle, services of a SATOUR
   registered guide, entrance fees and dinner.

LT06a / LT06b – Shakaland Nandi Zulu 08h00 – 17h00
(Tuesday 09, Sat 13 July) $94 p/p
   Travel past vast sugarcane fields to an authentic Zulu Village and hotel
   overlooking the Umhlatuze Lake. View Zulu Dancing and listen to the tales of
   ancient folklore, traditional customs and Zulu culture. For lunch, a selection of
   traditional and western fare is on offer. Inclusive of transportation in luxury air-
   conditioned vehicle, services of a SATOUR registered guide, entrance fees, 1
   game drive, lunch and on board refreshments.

LT07a / LT07b – St Lucia Wetlands 08h00 – 17h00
(Tuesday 09, Thursday 11 July) $112 p/p
   Travel past vast sugarcane fields. En-route you will view various scenes along
   the SA coastline. St Lucia is a favorite haunt of fishermen, the greater St Lucia
   Wetland Parks beg to be explored. Crocodiles and hippos can best be viewed
   and photographed while cruising on the lake, which comprises a wetland of global
   importance. The area is also the breeding ground of the Leatherback Turtle.
   Inclusive of transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicle, services of a SATOUR
   registered guide, entrance fees, game drive, lunch and on board refreshments.

LT08a / LT08b – Hluhluwe Game Reserve Tour 06h30 – 18h30
(Tuesday 09, Thursday 11, Sat 13 July) $122 p/p
   Travel to Zululand along the Dolphin Coast for 3 hours and arrive at Hluhluwe
   Game Reserve. Embark on a game drive in an open Landrover, picnic lunch in
   the reserve and an opportunity to spot elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, cheetah,
   lion, black & white rhino. Inclusive of transportation in luxury air-conditioned
   vehicle, services of a SATOUR registered guide, entrance fees, 1 game drive,
   lunch and on board refreshments.

 LT09 – Midlands Meander                   09h00 – 16h30
      (Thursday 11 July) $55
    For decades the captivating KwaZulu Natal Midlands has been a haven for
    creative folk. Local artists, potters and weavers joined forces to create an arts &
    crafts route & the midlands meander was born. The aim was to encourage the
    public to take to the country and to give visitors a chance to see the crafts people
    at work. As we weave our way through the various country villages & shops,
    (cheese factories, breweries, glass blowers & leather crafts to name a few) we
    stop for lunch at quaint country hotel for lunch.

 Pre and Post Congress Tours
    South Africa has many attractions which include game reserves, mountain
    resorts, the Anglo Boer war and Zulu war battle fields, the Cape wine lands and
    the world famous Blue Train. Some possible tours are listed below. Contact Safari
    Tour and Travel for other options.

           1.   Hluhluwe Game Reserve & Cultural Village
           2.   Hluhluwe Private Lodge & Cultural Village
           3.   Drakensberg Breakaway
           4.   Kruger National Park – Rest Camps
           5.   Kruger National Park – Private Game Lodge
           6.   Cape Town – Garden Route
           7.   Victoria Falls
           8.   KwaZulu Natal Historic Battlefields

 1. Hluhluwe / Shakaland (3 days / 2 nights) $504 (p/p sharing) $540 (single)
 PRT: 01 – Pre- Tour 5-7/07; PST: 01 – Post- Tour 13-15/07
    Early departure from hotel to Hluhluwe Game Reserve (Hilltop Camp), view game
    in open vehicles. Night drive and boma dinner, gather round the campfire and ex-
    change stories and sightings of the day. Spend the following day in a traditional
    Zulu village and experience true African culture and cuisine. Price includes
    Return transportation ex Durban in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
    1 Night at Hilltop Camp, Hluhluwe Game Reserve inclusive of dinner,
    breakfast and a game drive
    1 Night at Shakaland Cultural Village inclusive of dinner, breakfast and the
    Zulu programme

 2. Hluhluwe Private Lodge & Cultural Village -(4 days / 3 nights) $1292 (p/p
 sharing) $1824 (single)

PRT: 02 – Pre-Tour 4-7/07, PST: 02 – Post-Tour – 13-16/07
   Spend two nights at Phinda, a luxury private game lodge situated in Maputaland
   (3 hours drive from Durban), which has four luxury camps with en-suite lodges,
   chalets and suites; swimming pools, game drives, walks, river cruises, fishing,
   boma barbeques etc. Phinda is the ultimate in bush luxury where every
   conceivable comfort has been thought of and the game viewing is superb.
   Snorkeling, diving and helicopter flips can be arranged as optional activities. After
   the bush experience, 1 night will be spent at Shakaland Zulu Village, where
   African culture will be experienced. Price includes
        Return transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicle
        2 Nights at Phinda Game Lodge,
        1 Night at Shakaland Cultural Village inclusive of dinner, breakfast and
         Zulu programme

3. Drakensberg Breakaway (3 days / 2 nights) $342 (p/p sharing) $415 ( single)
PRT: 03 – Pre- Tour 5-7/07; PST: 03 – Post- Tour – 13-15/07
   A lodge in the Drakensberg, breathtaking mountain views and clean country air;
   popular sunset cruise on the dam and excellent cuisine. After a day of mountain
   hikes or nature trails, relax in the cozy bar and indulge in a scrumptious dinner.
   Price includes
         Return transportation ex Durban in luxury air-conditioned coach
        2 Nights at Cayley Lodge inclusive of all meals, teas and the sunset
         cruise including beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks

4.  Kruger National Park – Rest Camps (3 days / 2 nights) $460 (p/p
    sharing) $550 (single)
PRT: 04 – Pre- Tour - 5-7/07; PST: 04 – Post- Tour – 13-15/07
   Africa's "Big Five"! Drive through the Kruger National Park, the oldest and richest
   in game in all of Southern Africa. Morning and afternoon game drives where
   numerous species of antelope, one hundred and fifty five species of mammals,
   including Lion and Elephant, can be viewed. Two nights are spent in the park at a
   Rest Camp, which offers comfortable en-suite chalets. Other tour attractions en
   route to and in the area include Kowyn's Pass, God's Window, Pilgrim's Rest and
   the Blyde River Canyon. Return transportation ex Johannesburg in luxury air-
   conditioned coach. Price includes
         Experienced SATOUR guide throughout

            2 Nights in Kruger National Park inclusive of all meals, and game

 5.   Kruger National Park – Private Game Lodge (3 days / 2 nights) $1 650
      (p/p sharing) $2 230 (single)
 PRT: 05 – Pre- Tour 5-7/07; PST: 05 – Post- Tour – 13-15/07
    Fly from Johannesburg to Skukuza transfer by open land cruiser to a 5 Star Bush
    Lodge. Spend 2 days in search of the “Big 5”. The days will be spent in “tradi-
    tional game reserve style” – early morning game drives followed by a hearty
    brunch, optional walks, lunch, optional siesta and an exciting night drive. Dinner
    is enjoyed in the boma under the African stars. A never-to-be-forgotten
    experience in ultimate bush opulence! Price includes
 Return airfare ex Johannesburg with a add-on leg to or from Durban
    (depending on pre or post)
     2 Nights luxury accommodation inclusive of all meals, teas, laundry, game
    activities, i.e. drives and walks
     Professional guides and trackers exclusively

 6. Cape Town –Garden Route (4 nights / 5 days) $1 100 (p/p sharing) $1 450
 PRT: 06 – Pre- Tour 3-7/07; PST: 06 – Post- Tour 13-17/07
    Depart Cape Town per luxury air-conditioned vehicle (pre-tour) to Oudtshoorn
    where you overnight. Explore the Cango Caves and visit an Ostrich farm – drive
    over the Outeniqua Pass to the coastal plain, through George to the beautiful
    Wilderness where you overnight. Go to Knysna on Day 3 and cruise to Feather-
    bed Nature Reserve, take a trailer ride to the top of the western head followed by
    lunch under the milkwood trees. Overnight in Plettenberg Bay. Travel through
    the Tsitsikama forest and across the deep gorges of the Groot and Bloukrans
    Rivers to Storms River and watch the bungi-jumpers (or partake yourself if you
    wish!). Overnight in Port Elizabeth followed by a flight to Durban on day 5.
    The post tour will originate in Durban, with a flight to Port Elizabeth followed by
    the coach tour to Cape Town. Price includes:
  One way airfare Port Elizabeth / Durban or vice versa (depending on pre or
  4 Night coach tour inclusive of transportation in luxury air-conditioned
    vehicle, accommodation in upmarket guest houses, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches,
    3 dinners
  Registered guide and porterage

7. Victoria Falls (3 days/2 nights) $848 ( sharing) $1050 ( single)
PRT: 07 – Pre- Tour 5-7/07; PST: 07 – Post- Tour 13-15/07
    Fly to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Spend 2 nights at the magnificent
    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. This deluxe African Lodge prides itself on hospitality
    and food rivaled only by the uninterrupted views and awesome sunsets. With
    Victoria Falls only five minutes away and exclusive game viewing and water
    activities for the guests, the Lodge offers the alternative of relaxing which
    overlooking the waterhole, which is well frequented by game throughout the year.
    Price includes
 Return airfare ex Johannesburg including SA taxes
 Airport transfers in Victoria Falls
 2 Nights accommodation at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge on a bed & breakfast
 Boma Dinner at the “Boma, Place of Eating” where true African cuisine can
     be sampled whilst the Sangoma throws the bones and predicts your future!

8. KZN Battlefields (3 days/2 nights) $415 ( sharing) $520 ( single)
PRT: 08 – Pre- Tour 5–7/07; PST: 08 – Post- Tour 13–15/07
   Nestled on a wooded hillside above the Buffalo river, overlooking the battlefields
   of Isandlwana and the Oskarberg at Rorke’s drift is the rustically charming
   Fugitives’ Drift Lodge. The 4000 acre property is a natural heritage site, offering
   en-suite cottages each with a commanding view of the battlefields. The river
   frontage includes the historic site of Fugitives’ drift where Lieutenants Melville &
   Coghill were killed saving the Queen’s Colours of their Regiment in 1879. They
   are buried on the property within 15 minutes of the Lodge. One can also enjoy
   game species such as Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Kudu. Nyala.

General Information on Durban and South Africa:

Population               Durban; 3,2 million KwaZulu Natal; 8,4 million South Africa;
                         40,6 million
Languages                Eleven official languages including English, Afrikaans, Zulu
                         and Xhosa. French/Italian/ German spoken by many staff
                         members in major hotels and shopping centres.
National Emblems         Bird - Blue Crane. Flower - Protea. Tree - Yellowwood.
                         Anthems - Nkosi Sikele Afrika and Die Stem. Animal -

Climate              Idyllic sub-tropical climate at the coast, inland areas are
                     more temperate. Towards the Midlands area, snow often
                     covers the mountains with many towns lying in the mist belt.
                     Swimming in the sea in Durban can be enjoyed all year.
                     The warm waters of the Indian Ocean rarely fall below 17 C.
Time Differences     Standard Time 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time,
                     one hour ahead of Central European Winter Time, 10 hours
                     behind New Zealand Winter Time and 8 hours behind
                     Eastern Australian Winter Time.
Water                Tap water at hotels, inns and lodges and other public places
                     is purified and is safe to drink. (Water in lakes and slow
                     moving streams in some outlying areas may contain harmful
                     organisms, including bilharzia).
Electricity          220/240 volts, 50 cycle.
Recommended Clothing Comfortable and casual, with warmer attire for early morning
                     and evening outings. Most restaurants/hotels permit casual
                     wear (except those that are very upmarket). Safari clothing/
                     comfortable shoes suggested for game reserves and hiking.
Radio and Television Numerous national and local radio and T.V. stations.
Business Currency    Based on Rand (R) consisting of 100 cents (c). Bank notes
                     are issued in denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100, R200
                     and coins are in denominations of 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c,
                     R1, R2 and R5. Foreign Currency Exchanges are available
                     at most commercial banks or foreign exchange bureaus.
Credit Cards         Visa, American Express, Diners Club and MasterCard are
                     honoured by most restaurants, stores, hotels, car rental
                     firms and other points of sale and service.
Banking and Business Banks open weekdays 09h00-15h50, Saturday 08h30-
                     11h00. Business: Normal hours 08h30 – 17h00 on
                     weekdays and 08h30 – 13h00 on Saturdays. Many
                     shopping malls and centres have extended trading hours
                     and are open on Sundays and at night.
VAT                  Value Added Tax is currently 14% and is levied on most
                     goods offered for sale and on hospitality services. Refunds
                     of VAT paid for goods (not services) may be claimed by
                     foreign tourists. Details/procedure leaflets are obtainable at
                     international airports.
Conference Doctor    All health related queries should be directed to the official
                     conference doctor, Dr R D Dungan (docdavid@iafrica.com).

Passports and Visas       As for all international travel, visitors to South Africa require
                          a valid passport. Visas are required for nationals of many
                          countries. Please check with your travel agent if you are
Safety                    Durban, like any other international city has good areas as
                          well as areas that should be avoided. It is sensible to take
                          the same precautions that you would take in any of the
                          world’s big metropolitan areas. It is strongly recommended
                          that visitors avoid displaying expensive photographic
                          equipment and jewellery. It is preferable to carry wallets in
                          handbags rather than in open pockets. Deposit your
                          valuables in the hotel’s safety deposit box. Never leave
                          luggage unattended in from of the hotel or in the lobby.
                          Don’t stroll round the streets after dark. If in any doubt
                          please consult your hotel reception or the conference
                          All participants are responsible for their own insurance.


The invited and contributed papers of ICOTS-6 will be published by ISI and IASE as a
CD-ROM and on the Internet.

A full description of all details for preparing ICOTS-6 papers is available in the ICOTS-
6 IPC website (http://www.beeri.org.il/icots6/) under “Announcements”. The main
points are:
  1. The content must relate to the teaching or learning of statistics.
  2. Authors have the option of a full paper refereeing process for those
       who desire it. The refereeing process provides a mechanism for peer
       review and critique and so contributes to the overall quality of ICOTS-
       6 scientific program. More details about the refereeing process, as
       well as the general authors’ instructions, can be viewed on the
  3. All papers which meet the instructions to authors will be published in
       the proceedings. Furthermore, those which also meet the refereeing
       process, will be identified as having satisfied the refereeing process.
  4. The maximum length of an invited paper is six A4 pages and a
       contributed paper is four A4 pages, single spaced using 11 point
       Times New Roman font. (Full details on the Website)

 5. The manuscript must be written in English.
 6. Papers should be self-contained and should NOT address directly
     those attending the conference session. Therefore, statements such
     as "In this session …" must be avoided.
 7. Photographs, drawings, examples of children's work, etc., should
     only be included if they relate directly to the text and if they
     significantly assist the readers’ understanding of the paper.
 8. DO NOT include contact names and addresses or prices for materials
     available for sale. Readers can obtain these via the author/institution.
     Any papers about new materials should focus on their use. That is,
     they should report on how they were used and with what results.
 9. The written permission of original copyright holders to reproduce
     any materials from other sources MUST be provided. A short
     example may usually be reproduced legally, but several examples (a
     whole page or a table/chart/ diagram) need permission. This applies
     even when the author originated the material and/or works for the
     corporation that published it.
 10. Completed Author's checklist and warranty statements (1 per
     author) must accompany submitted manuscripts, see Website.
 11. Sample papers: Two sample papers can be found in the “Sample
     papers” section of the Website.
 12. Multiple papers: If submitting more than one paper, use separate E-
     mail messages and attachments for each.

 All papers should be submitted in both electronic and hard copy form to
   your Session Organizer by the dates given below.
 Send manuscripts, disks (if you do not have E-mail), Author’s Checklist, and
   signed warranty statement(s) (see Website) to your Session Organizer.
 Closing date for papers (invited and contributed) to reach your Session
    Draft version: Oct. 1, 2001 (optional)
    Final version: Nov. 1, 2001 (if to be refereed)
    Final version: Jan. 1, 2002 (if not to be refereed).
 Late manuscripts will not be published.

The editors reserve the right to reject papers that do not conform to the
guidelines or to return papers to authors for re-submission.

Important points concerning ICOTS-6 (announced by the IPC, Oct 2001)
1. All ICOTS-6 participants including organizers, speakers etc. have to register for the
2. There are big benefits in becoming an IASE member before you register. The basic
annual membership fee for people from a developed country is only $US22 and from
a developing country is $US12, much less than the extra for the non-members fee.
For an application form for IASE membership visit the Web at the IASE Web site:
Note: The extra fee charged for non-members gives these participants the option of
free membership in the IASE for one year.
3. There are also considerable savings for people registering early (before January
15, 2002), so if you plan to attend ICOTS-6 you are strongly advised to register early.
4. Any ISI member who does not belong to any ISI section may participate in
ICOTS-6 at the IASE member rates and may choose to nominate the IASE as their
free section within the ISI. (This does not apply to members of other ISI sections who
are not ISI members.)
5. The second announcement includes both the scientific program and the social
program. It should be noted that the tours during the program are provided for the
accompanying persons, and are not meant to be an alternative to the scientific
program for full registrants.
6. Note the important dates for submitting papers for the Proceedings:
Final versions of Invited and Contributed Papers: Nov. 1, 2001, if to be refereed;
Jan. 1, 2002, if not to be refereed.
Dec. 1, 2001, Abstracts for contributed papers.
These deadlines for final papers are absolute, no extensions can be permitted.
7. If you are not submitting an Invited Paper, you are encouraged to submit your
proposal for a Contributed Paper or a Poster.
Note: Contributed Paper authors may have their paper refereed, but must meet the
deadlines given for refereed papers.
Updates can be viewed at: <http://www.beeri.org.il/icots6/>.


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