Presentation of the workgroup.
Recently the interests of the statistic operators for the study of time series has considerably increased. Together with the progress of the methodology, in a lot of application sectors the use of advanced time-series instruments has become more and more spread. The interest towards statistic techniques in time series analysis has increased from a limited group of specialists to a bigger group of researchers that are active both in social areas, in natural sciences or in other sectors of statistics.
It must also be remarked that the need of interaction among areas, considered at the begin very far, like some sectors of physics and engineering, has become more and more crucial.
The number of persons, not necessarily statisticians, dealing with all aspects concerning time series has increased considerably.
It appears necessary and convenient that the Italian Statistical Society can become the point of reference of this big group of persons, with the target of fostering an integrated and continuous system of relationships among researchers in many areas.
The group has the scientific target to contribute and promote both the methodological and applied research related to time series analysis in the fields of scientific, economic and social sciences, demography, information sciences, control processes, physics, biology and natural studies.
Our project is to favor the diffusion of news related to the scientific activity of the members and their related structures; to foster the interaction and cooperation among academic researchers and people working in firms both from the methodological and applied point of view; to spread information about opportunities and practices in statistic sectors; to promote interaction and education of PhD students and senior researchers, to promote initiatives for the diffusion of the instruction of the statistic methodology related to time series.
The group has also the role of coordinating and promoting the initiatives of study, research and diffusion of the methodologies and the innovating experiences. It arranges a convention every two years concerning recent advances of methodological research in the sector of time series analysis; promotes and collaborates to the organization and realization of the activities of SIS regarding time series; it organizes specialized sessions in scientific meetings and promotes special issues in international journals like "Statistical Methods and Applications".
The group has also strong relationships with international structures and associations dealing with time series.
Finally, it promotes, fosters and coordinates the participation of Italian and foreign researches to the scientific activities of the group.