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2003 Quality & Productivity Research Conference

IBM T. J. Watson Research Ctr., Yorktown Heights, New York

May 21-23, 2003

Theme:   Data + Statistics = Competitive Advantage


The mission of the Quality and Productivity Research Conference is to improve the quality of products and services and the productivity of industries by stimulating the research and development of better statistical methods, and to identify new application areas where statistics can have a significant impact.


In 1984, AT&T Bell Laboratories organized the first Quality and Productivity Research Conference (QPRC), known as the Mohonk Conference. This first conference, and others that followed, stimulated development of modern methods for product and process design, manufacturing, and other business processes. The conference is sponsored by the Quality and Productivity Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA). It includes a pre-conference full day tutorial, plenary/invited/contributed/tutorial sessions, and special events.
Links to Previous Conferences: Tempe 2002 Austin 2001

2003 Information

Hosts: IBM and Rutgers University
Organizing Committee: Susan Albin (Rutgers University), Paul Tobias (Sematech, Ret.), Scott Vander Wiel (Bell Labs), Emmanuel Yashchin (IBM Research).
Lodging: Wellesley Hotel Elmsford (previously called Ramada Inn). Rates: $79 (per room, double), special rate of $59 for students (double). Please contact the hotel directly
Pre-conference Tutorial: "Experimenting with Mixtures", by Prof. John A. Cornell (University of Florida), May 20, 2003.
Special Events: Dinner party, including honoring our special guest (Prof. Peter W. M. John) and students awards (May 21). Visit to the IBM Industry Solutions Lab (May 22).
Proceedings: The Quality & Productivity section of the ASA is offering QPRC presenters the opportunity to publish their work in the 2003 ASA Proceedings. Instructions for authors can be found here.

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Presentation by Prof. Peter W. M. John

Registration, Hotel and Parking Information

Student Scholarship Information
Invited Program
Invited Program with Abstracts and Papers
Contributed Program with Abstracts and Papers
Call for Papers
Tutorial Information
Westchester County Information

The Organizing Committee is thankful to attendees, presenters, and numerous people who helped us with this event. We would also appreciate feedback related to this conference - please send it to Emmanuel Yashchin (yashchi@us.ibm.com).