2004 Quality and Productivity Research

Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina

May 19-21, 2004

Theme: Statistics and Six Sigma, What Works and What Doesn't


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: Yorktown Heights 2003

2004 Information

Conference Location: Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center, Durham NC.
Hosts: North Carolina State University and SAS Institute Inc.
Organizing Committee: Blanton Godfrey (North Carolina State University), Bradley Jones (SAS Institute Inc.), David Banks (Duke University), Richard Smith (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill), Alan Karr (National Institute of Statistical Sciences), Chris Nachtsheim (University of Minnesota), Sastry Pantula (North Carolina State University) William Burton (Duke University Hospital), Margaret O'Brien (North Carolina State University).
Lodging:Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Durham North Carolina.
Pre-Conference Tutorial: "Teaching Design of Experiments Using Statistical Software" byr Mark Johnson (University of Central Florida) and Chris Nachtsheim (University of Minnesota).
Special Events: Afternoon session and reception at SAS Institue Inc.'s campus with a dozen demonstrations of new software tools.
Proceedings:The Quality & Productivity section of the ASA is offering QPRC presenters the opportunity to publish their work in the 2004 ASA Proceedings. Instructions for authors can be found here.

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More Information: Sandra_broome@ncsu.edu Telephone: (919) 513-7401