Second Announcement and Registration

Important points concerning ICOTS-6

1. All ICOTS-6 participants including organizers, speakers etc. have to register for the conference. Click here for online registration.
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.
Click here for an application form for IASE membership or 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 below 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: (Refer to Key Dates Webpage.)
Final versions of Invited and Contributed Papers:
  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.
8. The ICOTS-6 conference offices will be closed for registration between 15 Dec 2001 and 7 Jan 2002.

A message from the LOC regarding participation of accompanying person in the scientific sessions:

As a rule the organizing committee does not allow any one into a meeting room that is not wearing a delegate badge. The monitoring of this is not fanatical as it is not normally a problem. On the odd occasion that an accompanying person has wanted to listen to his/her partner presenting then we have always made an exception and will happily do so at ICOTS. If an accompanying person wants to attend many or all sessions then they are expected to register as a full delegate. Once the congress has started, the hotel security monitors entry into the venue by checking the badges worn by the participants.

Second Announcement Contents


Summary of Daily Activities


Registration Fees




Fee Entitlements


Useful Addresses


Refund/Cancellation Policies


International Programme Committee


Payment Options


Local Organizing Committee




Important Dates and Deadlines


Conference Shuttle Service


Host City and Venue


Airport Transfers


Letter of Invitation to Attend the Conference


Local Tours


Plenary Sessions


Pre and Post Conference Tours


Brief Biographies of Keynote Speakers


General Information on Cape Town and South Africa


Conference Sessions


General requirement to ICOTS-6 authors


Social Functions


Submission of Papers

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Summary of Daily Activities

General Schedule

Sunday 07/07/02
08h30 – 17h30
09h30 – 16h30
17h00 – 18h30
Monday 08/07/02
08h30 – 17h30
18h00 – 19h30
Tuesday 09/07/02
08h30 – 17h30
Organized Sessions (Delegates)
At leisure
Wednesday 10/07/02
08h30 – 12h30
Organized Sessions (Delegates)
13h00 – 20h00
Local tours (By arrangement)
Thursday 11/07/02
08h30 – 17h30
Organized Sessions (Delegates)
19h00 – 23h00
Conference Dinner (Delegates and Ticket Holders)
Friday 12/07/02
08h30 – 16h00
Organized sessions (Delegates)
Saturday 13/07/02
06h30 – 18h30
Local Tours (By arrangement)
Post conference tours depart (By arrangement)

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Accompanying Persons' Schedule

Sunday 07/07/02
08h30 – 17h30
17h00 – 18h30

Monday 08/07/02

09h00 – 12h30 Accompanying persons city tour

18h00 – 19h30

Mayoral reception (All)

Tuesday 09/07/02

06h30 – 18h30

Local Tours (By arrangement)

Wednesday 10/07/02

13h00 – 20h00

Local tours (By arrangement)

Thursday 11/07/02

06h30 – 18h30

Local Tours (By arrangement)

19h00 – 23h00

Conference Dinner (Delegates and Ticket Holders)

Saturday 13/07/02

06h30 – 18h30

Local Tours (By arrangement)

Post conference tours depart (By arrangement)

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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 Cape Town, South Africa, from 7 – 12 July 2002 and is locally organized 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.

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Useful Addresses

ICOTS-6 International Programme Committee

*Click on a person's name to receive more information about him/her.

Maria-Gabriella Ottaviani (Italy) IPC Chair
Brian Phillips (Australia) International Organizer
Dani Ben-Zvi (Israel) IPC Scientific Secretary

Committee Members (Topic Convenors)

Brian Phillips (Australia) Topic 1. Statistics Literacy
Iddo Gal (Israel)
Jane M. Watson (Australia) Topic 2. Statistics Education at the School Level
Gilberte Schuyten (Belgium) Topic 3. Statistics Education at the Post Secondary Level
Allan J. Rossman (USA)
Carol Joyce Blumberg (USA) Topic 4. Statistics Education/Training and the Workplace
Rene H.M. Smulders (The Netherlands)
Helen MacGillivray (Australia) Topic 5. Statistics Education and the Wider Society
Carmen Batanero (Spain) Topic 6. Research in Statistics Education
Joan Garfield (USA)
Lawrence Weldon (Canada) Topic 7. Technology in Statistics Education
Philip J. Boland (Ireland) Topic 8. Other Determinants and Developments in Statistics Education
Vitalis Muba (Tanzania) Topic 9. An International Perspective on Statistics Education
Susan Starkings (UK) Topic 10. Contributed Papers
Andrew I. Dale (South Africa) Topic 11. Posters
Linda Haines (South Africa) IPC Representative on the LOC

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ICOTS-6 Secretariat

Sue Bumpsteed Conferences [Pty] Ltd

Private Bag X 37, Greyville, 4023, South Africa

Tel: +27-31-303-2480

Fax: +27-31-312-9441



Online registration:


Safari Tours and Travel

Private Bag X 37, Greyville, 4023, South Africa

Tel: +27-31-303-2493

Fax: +27-31-312-9441



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Local Organizing Committee


Delia North (South Africa) Chair of the LOC
Jacky S. Galpin (South Africa) Vice-Chairman, Hon Treasurer and Sponsorship Co-ordinator
Linda Haines (South Africa) IPC Representative on the LOC
Sue Bumpsteed (South Africa) Event Manager

Committee Members

Gwen Williams (South Africa) sponsorship
Riaan de Jongh (South Africa) sponsorship
Iain McDonald (South Africa) sponsorship
Andrew I. Dale (South Africa) Poster session
Vishnu Naidoo (South Africa) Local teachers session (AMESA)
Jackie Scheiber (South Africa) local teachers (AMESA)
Mbulaheni Nthangeni (South Africa) local teachers

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Important dates and deadlines

Deadlines for Submission of Proposals (Click here to download a Submission Application)
Contributed Papers, Refereed: Oct. 1, 2001
One page abstract for Non-Refereed Contributed Papers: Dec. 1, 2001
Demonstrations, Forums, Special Sessions: Feb. 1, 2002
Posters: June 1, 2002
Closing date for submission of papers (invited and contributed)
Draft version:(optional) Oct. 1, 2001
Final version: (if to be refereed) Nov. 1, 2001
Final version: (if not to be refereed) Jan. 1, 2002
Application for Accommodation (Click here to download an ICOTS-6 Registration Form)
Deadline: June 6, 2002

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Host City and Venue

The Conference will take palce at the Holiday Inn Cape Town.

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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.

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Plenary Sessions

1 Opening address:
The Importance of Numeracy and in Particular of Statistics Literacy for South Africa
John Volmink (South Africa)
2 Preparing for Diversity in Statistics Literacy: Implications for Statistical Institutions, Researchers, and Educators Iddo Gal (Israel)
Scott Murray (Canada)
3 Doing Research in Statistics Education: More than Just Data Jane M Watson (Australia)
4 Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Complementary or Conflicting Categories for School Statistics? Peter Holmes (UK)
5 International Forum on Statistics Literacy Helen MacGillivray (Australia), Chair
Luigi Biggeri (Italy)
Lisbeth Cordani (Brazil)
Pali Lehohla (South Africa)
Jessica Utts (USA)
6 Closing address:
1982-2002 From the Past to the Future

Maria-Gabriella Ottaviani (Italy)
7 After dinner address:
What Can Cheap Computing Offer Statistics Literacy?
George W. Cobb (USA)

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Brief Biographies of Keynote Speakers

Professor John Volmink (
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 Ph.D. 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 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.

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Mr. Scott Murray (
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 Jane M Watson (
Jane Watson is a Reader in Mathematics Education at the University of Tasmania where she overseas the training of pre-service teachers in mathematics at the primary, middle, and secondary school levels, and directs research projects related to the Chance and Data part of the school curriculum. Over the last decade she has played a major role in four nationally funded professional development projects for teachers in mathematics and statistics education, as well as 13 nationally funded research grants ranging from one to three years. Eight of these grants have focused on students' and teachers' understandings of Chance and Data and have included longitudinal understanding, the effect of collaboration on higher order thinking, and the effect of cognitive conflict on understanding. Current projects are studying understanding of variation and a model for an underlying construct of statistical literacy. Over the years she has published over 200 papers and other multi-media work, such as a CD-ROM, a web site on quantitative literacy in the newspaper, and a radio essay for national broadcast. Reports of her research have appeared in the major research journals in the field (e.g., Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Educational Studies in Mathematics, For the Learning of Mathematics, Mathematical Thinking and Learning, Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics), as well as having spinoffs for teachers in journals such as The Mathematics Teacher (published by the NCTM in the US) and Teaching Statistics (in the UK). In Australia, she was the winner of a prestigious Ian Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Medal in 1999 for her work in statistical literacy, using technology to reach teachers and students with the message that statistics in crucial for survival in today's society.

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Mr. Peter Holmes (
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 (
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 Organizing 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 utilization 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.

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Professor George W. Cobb (
George Cobb was an undergraduate Russian major (A.B. Dartmouth College) before turning to statistics in graduate school (M.S., Medical College of Virginia; Ph.D., 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.

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Conference sessions

Updates of the program appear on the Scientific Program Web page

Topic Convenors listed only.

Topic 1

Statistics Literacy

Brian Phillips (Australia)

Iddo Gal (Israel)

Session 1A

Frameworks and Studies in Statistics Literacy

Iddo Gal (Israel)

Session 1B

Statistics for the Citizen

Brian Phillips (Australia)

Topic 2

Statistics Education at the School Level

Jane Watson (Australia)

Session 2A Innovative Ideas for Teaching Statistics in Elementary School Dave Pratt (UK)
Session 2B Innovative Ideas for Teaching Statistics in Secondary School Gail Burrill (USA)
Session 2C Research on Teaching Statistics at the School Level Pat Thompson (USA)
Session 2D Innovative Statistics Curriculum Development and Research Projects at the School Level Dani Ben-Zvi (Israel)
Session 2E Sociocultural Aspects of the Learning of Statistics at the School Level Paul Cobb (USA)
Session 2F Local Teachers Sessions Vishnu Naidoo (South Africa)
Jackie Scheiber (South Africa)
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Topic 3

Statistics Education at the Post Secondary Level

Gilberte Schuyten (Belgium)

Allan J. Rossman (USA)

Session 3A Statistics as a Service Subject in First Level Courses Beth Chance (USA)
Session 3B Statistics as a Service Subject in Second Level Courses: Teaching Regression Models Joachim Engel (Germany)
Session 3C Statistics for Future Statisticians Ann Cannon (USA)
Session 3D Statistics and Research Designs: An Integrated Approach Glenys Bishop (Australia)
Session 3E Statistics Learning with Cases/Projects Roxy Peck (USA)
Session 3F Bayesian Statistics Dalene Stangl (USA)
Session 3G Nonparametric Methods Noel Veraverbeke (Belgium)
Session 3H Teaching Consultancy Skills to Statisticians Gabriella M. Belli (USA)
Session 3I Statistics for Future Teachers Graham Jones (USA)
Zakayo Msokwa (Tanzania)
Session 3J Statistics for Future Health Care Professionals Tom Short (USA)
Session 3K Sampling for Surveys Alan Welsh (Australia)
Session 3L Multivariate Statistics John Harraway (New Zealand)
Session 3M Hypothesis Testing Alan McLean (Australia)
Session 3N Teaching Categorical Data Analysis Michael Campbell (UK)
Session 3O Statistics for the Actuarial Syllabus Iain MacDonald (South Africa)
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Topic 4

Statistics Education/Training and the Workplace

Carol Joyce Blumberg (USA)

Rene H.M. Smulders (The Netherlands)

Session 4A Making Statistical Consulting and Technical Co-operation More Effective Jean-Louis Bodin (France)
Session 4B The Role of National and International Statistics Organizations in Improving Statistical Knowledge in the Workplace Marcel Van den Broecke (The
Session 4C Training of Official Statisticians Denis Farrell (Australia)
Session 4D Distance Learning Lea Bregar (Slovenia)
Irena Ograjensek (Slovenia)
Bettie Basson (South Africa)
Session 4E Using Official Statistics in Teaching Sharleen Forbes (New Zealand)
Session 4F Statistical Training and Education of Lawyers, Judges, Doctors, Researchers, and Other Professionals Elisabeth Svensson (Sweden)
Kamanzi-wa Binyavanga (South Africa)
Session 4G Preparation and Training of Workers in the 21st Century Albert P. Shulte (USA)
Session 4H Educating Managers, Executives, Politicians, Government Officials and Other Decision Makers Theodore Chadjipadelis (Greece)
Session 4I Statistical Training and Education in Environmental Settings Maria Virginia Lopez (Argentina)
Maria del Carmen Fabrizio (Argentina)
Session 4J Practical Training in the Workplace for Tertiary and Postgraduate Students Katherine Taylor Halvorsen (USA)
Session 4K Training of Institutional Research Professionals Amanda Lourens (South Africa)
Session 4L Informal Gathering of Those Interested in Statistics Education/Training in the Workplace Carol Joyce Blumberg (USA)
Rene H.M. Smulders (The Netherlands)
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Topic 5

Statistics Education and the Wider Society

Helen MacGillivray (Australia)

Session 5A Relationships with Mathematics Education Brian Greer (USA)
Session 5B Teaching Statistical Thinking for Use in the Wider Society David Griffiths (Australia)
Session 5C Statistics Education in and for the Economic World of Business and Government Policy-Making Eric Sowey (Australia)
Session 5D Statistics Education and the Statistical Profession Neville Davies (UK)
Session 5E Statistics Education and the Engineering World Helen MacGillivray (Australia)
Session 5F Statistics Education and the World of Information Technology Gianfranco Galmacci (Italy)
Session 5G Statistics Education and the World of Life and Health Sciences Petter Laake (Norway)
Session 5H Including Social Issues in the Teaching of Statistics Jacky Galpin (South Africa)
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Topic 6

Research in Statistics Education

Carmen Batanero (Spain)

Joan Garfield (USA)

Session 6A Developing Statistics Education Research Mike Shaughnessy (USA)
Session 6B Theoretical Models of Statistical Knowledge, Thinking, Reasoning and Learning Maxine Pfannkuch (New Zealand)
Chris Wild (New Zealand)
Session 6C Technology and Research in Teaching and Learning Statistics Erica Morris (UK)
Session 6D Studies of Assessment in Statistics Education Susanne Lajoie (Canada)
Session 6E Teachers' Training, Conceptions and Beliefs Lisbeth Cordani (Brazil)
Session 6F Research into Teaching and Learning Statistics at Tertiary Levels Flavia Jolliffe (UK)
Session 6G Research into Teaching and Learning Probability Antonio Estepa (Spain)
Session 6H Round Table Discussion: Major Problems and Directions in Statistics Education Research Joan Garfield (USA)
Carmen Batanero (Spain)

Topic 7

Technology in Statistics Education

Lawrence Weldon (Canada)

Session 7A Java-Based Instructional Packages Doug Stirling (New Zealand)
Session 7B Computer-Based Demonstrations of Statistical Phenomena Andrej Blejec (Slovenia)
Session 7C Using Technology for Statistics Education in Engineering David Bacon (Canada)
Session 7D Using Graphics Calculators in Statistics Education Kay Lipson (Australia)
Session 7E Statistics Education and the Internet Joe Wisenbaker (USA)
Session 7F Research-Based Design and Use of Software for Teaching Statistical Concepts Cliff Konold (USA)
Bill Finzer (USA)
Session 7G Software Tools Designed for Statistics Education Rodney Carr (Australia)
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Topic 8

Other Determinants and Developments in Statistics Education

Philip J. Boland (Ireland)

Session 8A Learning Factors in Statistics Education

Robert (Bob) delMas (USA)

Session 8B Data Analysis and Statistical Learning Kay McClain (USA)
Session 8D Gender and Cultural Factors in Statistics Education Rosa Giaimo (Italy)
Session 8E Projects and Poster Competitions in Statistics Education Jerry Moreno (USA)
Session 8F The Mass Media and Statistics Shen Shir Ming (China)
Session 8G Teaching Statistics to Second-Language Students Mbulaheni Nthangeni (South Africa)
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Topic 9

An International Perspective on Statistics Education

Vitalis Muba (Tanzania)

Session 9A Statistics Education in Portuguese-speaking Countries Helena Bacelar-Nicolau (Portugal)
Session 9B Statistics Education in African Countries Fayez Mina (Egypt)
Session 9C Statistics Education in Spanish-speaking Countries Teresita Teran (Argentina)
Session 9D Statistics Education in Asia Ann-Lee Wang (Malaysia)
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Topic 10

Contributed Papers

Susan Starkings (UK)


Topic 11


Andrew I. Dale (South Africa)

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Social Functions

Welcome Reception
Date Sunday 07/07/02
Venue To be announced
Time 17h00 - 18h30
Dress  Smart casual
Transport Transport provided for delegates staying at the official conference hotels.
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.
Mayoral Reception

Monday 08/07/02

Venue A Cape Town City venue
Time 18h00 - 19h30
Dress  Smart casual
Transport Transport provided for delegates staying at the official conference hotels.
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.
Conference Dinner
Date 11/07/02
Venue To be announced
Time 19h00 – 23h00
Dress  Smart or traditional
Transport Transport provided for delegates staying at the official conference hotels.
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.

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Registration Fees

Conference Registration

International Delegates
IASE Member
Non Member– IASE
Accompanying person
Before 15 January 2002




After 15 January 2002




On site




South African Delegates

Delegates Accompanying person

Before 15 January 2002

R 2000


After 15 January 2002

R 2250


On Site

R 2500


South African Day Delegates

1 Day only

R 500

2 Days

R 850

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Fee Entitlements

Full Delegate

Day Delegate

Accompanying Persons

  • Registration Pack
  • Delegate Bag
  • Delegate Bag
  • Lunches and Teas
  • Lunches and Teas
  • Abstract booklet
  • Abstract Booklet
  • Proceedings on CD

Workshop Registration (Sunday 07/07/02, 09h30 – 16h30)

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

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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.

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Payment Options

Cheque Payments: [only cheques drawn on South African Banks can be accepted]

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: Visa, American Express, Diners Club and MasterCard.
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.

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Holiday Inn Cape Town

Conference shuttle service

This is provided free of charge and will operate at specified times between the official conference hotels and the Holiday Inn Cape Town, 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 Holiday Inn Cape Town.

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Airport Transfers

To be announced.

Local Tours

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

An accompanying persons Cape Town City Tour has been arranged for all registered accompanying persons and is included in their registration fee.

The following optional local tours will be announced to both accompanying persons and other participants. A tour desk will be operated by Safari Tours and Travel at the Holiday Inn Cape Town. All fees inclusive of VAT.

Day Tours in Cape Town

Download Cape Town Day Tours (Word)

Monday 08 July
09h00 - 12h30 : Cape Town City Tour (incl. In Accompanying Reg fees. US$30 delegate charge)
Our drive to the city centre takes us past famous landmarks such as Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a baroque building the Grand Parade. As we follow the city's main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, we will see St. George's Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and visit the South African Museum, noted for it's natural history and anthropology collection. We visit the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain. In the early 18th century, thousands of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town. After slavery was abolished, their descendants, known as the Cape Malay's, settled here. Our route then leads us to Kloof Nek and Signal Hill, which offers dramatic views of the harbour, city and the magnificent Table Mountain.

Tuesday 09 July
09h00 - 12h30 : V&A Waterfront Tour (US$35.00)
Depart hotel and proceed to the V&A Waterfront for a short tour of South Africa's most visited attraction. Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium which boasts more than 3000 living specimens representing approximately 300 species of fish, invertebrates, mammals, birds and plants supported by the waters in and around the Cape coast. Exhibits include the Predator Exhibit, the Kelp Forest Exhibit and the Living Dead Exhibit. After the Aquarium we stroll to the Nelson Mandela Gateway, for a short tour of the museum which highlights South Africa's struggle for Democracy. Feel free to book a ferry trip to the notorious Robben Island Prison, for many years home to some of the leaders of the struggle against Apartheid.
[Ferry ticket not included]

Tuesday 09 July & Thursday 11 July
09h00 - 17h00: Full Day Peninsula Tour (US$98.00)
Bring your camera and plenty of film, we're headed for the Cape Point at the south western tip of the Cape Peninsula, and the most spectacular views in the world. The drive there is just as inspiring, passing steep mountains', secluded coves and sweeping beaches, as well as villages and fishing communities. En route, we'll enjoy a delicious lunch.

Our tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. We'll continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets. Here we take a short boat trip to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur Seals, which inhabit the island. From here we travel to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here we can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland. The reserve is also one of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Bird-watchers, too, will find many fine species to observe.

The majestic coastline offers drama worthy of being called "Nature's Greatest Show." We'll be able to see the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and may even feel the brisk wind that is dubbed the "Cape Doctor" for its presumed curative powers. Following the coastline along False Bay, we'll return to Cape Town by way of the Simon's Town naval base, Fishoek fishing village and Muizenberg Mountain. Before our return, we'll stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the se beautiful gardens. We return to Cape Town, passing the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial and the Groote Schuur Hospital.

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Tuesday 09 July
13h30 - 17h00: ½ Day Winelands Tour (US$36)
This enchanting excursion begins with a short tour of Stellenbosch, an architectural jewel that serves as the historic heart of the country's wine region. A gracious blend of 18-century Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian buildings is evident as we stroll down Dorp Street, where massive Oaks still shade original water furrows, then head for one of the nearby wine estates for a guided cellar tour and a wine tasting session.

Tuesday 09 July
13h30 - 17h00: Table Mountain Tour (USD36.00) Please note that this tour is weather permitting.
Depart from the hotel and travel to the majestic Table Mountain where we'll ascend to the top [weather permitting] by the new revolving cable car. Here, we'll see wild flowers and the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day it is even possible to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on one side and Cape Point on the other. Descend from the Upper Cableway station to your awaiting coach and then proceed around Table Bay to the Milnerton Lighthouse. From here we can see Table Mountain from the same perspective as the early did when they sailed into Table Bay.

Wednesday 10 July
13h30 - 20h00: Townships, Cape Minstrels and Castle Dinner (USD65.00)
Our first call is the haunting District Six Museum, named for the sixth municipal district of Cape Town. Here we'll learn how a once-bustling community was transformed to a desolate wasteland by the Group Areas Act, designed to ensure racial segregation. After the apartheid government decreed District Six a white group area, over 60, 000 families were forcibly removed between 1966 and 1982, and their properties bulldozed. The area never recovered, and the museum speaks eloquently of the human toll.

Many of those evacuated from District Six were moved to segregated townships, and we will head next to Langa, the oldest existing black township in the Western Cape. Here, we'll visit the children at the Chris Hani Literacy School and see first hand the government's efforts to help the community. Later, try some traditional African sorghum beer at a township tavern.

From Langa we travel to the Castle of Good Hope where we are met by a troop of Cape Minstrels who will entertain us with local music and dancing, dating back to slave times. A traditional South African dinner is enjoyed in the Castle of Good Hope.

Wednesday 10 July
13h30 - 20h00: African Village, Drumming and Africa Cafe' Dinner (USD55.00)
In the early afternoon we depart for Cape Town's African Village where you will be introduced to the indigenous people of Southern Africa and their cultures. After an short tour of the traditional village we enjoy a cultural show [Ngoma]. The Ngoma commences with "Siyanimukela" an energetic multi-cultural performance that will welcome you, to the Spirit of the dance. The Xhosa courtship dance features chest slapping and vibrant body shaking, known as the "Xhensa". This is followed by the Swazi Warrior dance, performed in honour of the great Swazi King Sobhusa. The young maidens, dressed in colourful beads will enthral you with their high kicking dance, intended to attract young men who, lead by their Warrior Chief, dance the "Isigenyana" [Hunting Dance] and the frenetic Bull Dance of the Tugela Valley. The Basotho's will perform the dance of the "Mountains in the Sky". The Farewell or "Valelisa" includes the dance of the small shields, introduced by the Great King Shaka Zulu. Saying goodbye to the Africa Village we return to Cape Town for an interactive drumming session and dinner at the Africa Caf?. Dinner will include delicacies from all over Africa.

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Thursday 11 July
09h00 - 17h00: Full Day Winelands Tour (US$70.00)
While South Africa's fertile valleys are world famous for their crisp white and classic French-style red wines, the area is also a treasury of rustic beauty and sprawling estates shaded by giant oak trees. Our drive today will include the country's principal wine routes of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschoek, with a stop en route for lunch.

Our day starts with a visit to Paarl where you will be struck by the beauty of the Valley, the pristine blue sky, the rolling vineyards and the Pearl of Paarl set high above the valley. Paarl made headlines when President Mandela was released from the Victor Verster prison, on the outskirts of the town, to freedom and the start of the new South Africa. We enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the local estates.

From Paarl, we'll continue north-west to the beautiful village of Franschoek, near the Drakenstein Mountains founded in 1688 by French immigrants fleeing the Huguenot religious persecution in Europe. A memorial in the town commemorates the arrival of these early settlers who helped develop the wines sought after by Napoleon, Bismark and royalty such as Edward V11, the Prince of Wales. Here we will stop for lunch and another tasting on an estate.

We'll then head to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa and the historic heart of the country's wine region. In 1679, Dutch East India Company governor Simon van der Stel, recognised the fertility of this long valley on the banks of the Eerste River, as perfect for vineyards. The rest is history, which has been carefully cultivated in this town. A gracious blend of 18th-century Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian buildings is evident on Dorp Street, where massive oaks still shade original water furrows. Next, head to one of the well-known estates of the area for our final wine tasting.

Saturday 13 July
06h30 - 17h00: Full Day Safari (USD122.00)
After an Early morning departure we head up the N1 Highway, through the spectacular Hex River Valley and arrive at the Aquila Private Game Reserve. The bio-diverse habitat of the reserve ensures plenty of interest for the avid game viewer and birder. Giraffe, Blesbok, Black and Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Springbok, Gemsbok Klipspringers, Duiker, Greybuck, Stennbok, Ostriches, Baboons Caracul, Foxes, Jackal, Leopard and 172 species of birds, including the Black Eagle are found on the reserve. An experienced Game Ranger will take you on a Game Drive. Snacks and Champagne will be served while you stop to see the San Bushmen paintings. Lunch is enjoyed at the Lodge.

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Pre and Post Conference 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.


Hluhluwe Game Reserve & Cultural Village


Hluhluwe Private Lodge & Cultural Village


Drakensberg Breakaway


Kruger National Park – Rest Camps


Kruger National Park – Private Game Lodge


Cape Town – Garden Route


Victoria Falls


KwaZulu Natal Historic Battlefields

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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 exchange 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.

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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 the Zulu programme.

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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.

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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 drives.

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5. Kruger National Park – Private Game Lodge (3 days / 2 nights) $1650 (p/p sharing) $2230 (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 “traditional 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.

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6. Cape Town –Garden Route (4 nights / 5 days) $1100 (p/p sharing) $1450 (single)
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 post)

·    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.

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7.  Victoria Falls (3 days/2 nights) $848 (p/p 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 basis

·     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!

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8. KZN Battlefields (3 days/2 nights) $415 (p/p 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.


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General Information on Cape Town and South Africa


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 - Springbok.


Time Differences      

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).

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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 TV 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.

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 (

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 uncertain.

Cape Town, 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 secretariat.

All participants are responsible for their own insurance.

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General requirements to ICOTS-6 authors

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 Authors Instructions section of this Website. 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 can be viewed in the refereeing process section, as well as the general authors’ instructions section of this Website.

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 in the authors’ instructions section.)

The manuscript must be written in English.

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.

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.

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 the general authors’ instructions section.

Sample papers: Two sample papers can be found in the Sample papers section of the Website.

  Multiple papers: If submitting more than one paper, use separate E-mail messages and attachments for each.

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Submission of papers

·         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 the general authors’ instructions section) to your Session Organizer.

·         Closing date for papers (invited and contributed) to reach your Session Organizer:

Closing date for submission of papers (invited and contributed)
Draft version:(optional) Oct. 1, 2001
Final version: (if to be refereed) Nov. 1, 2001
Final version: (if NOT to be refereed) Jan. 1, 2002


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.


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