ISI–World Bank Fund Support for Attending the IAOS-OECD 2018 Conference

 

 

ISI–World Bank Fund Support for Attending the

IAOS-OECD 2018 Conference

“Better Statistics for Better Lives”

Paris, France, 19-21 September 2018


Aiming to expand statistical capacity building in developing countries, the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the World Bank (WB) have granted funds to the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) to support participants from developing countries to attend the IAOS-OECD 2018 Conference “Better Statistics for Better Lives” that will take place in Paris, France, from 19 to 21 September 2018.

 

To be eligible for support, applicants must:

 

a) be a permanent resident of a developing country (as defined by the World Bank);

b) be a member of the ISI and the IAOS.

 

Preference will be given to applicants that:

 

c) have a role in the conference such as speaker, session organiser or chair;

d) have not received funding from the ISI-WB Fund to attend a statistical conference previously.

 

Applicants who will only attend the Conference will be required to submit a personal statement on how their attendance would impact their work and strengthen statistical capacity building in their institutions and countries (maximum 700 words).

 

Awardees will be granted funding support up to a maximum of $1,000 USD as a contribution to cover the costs of participating in the Conference (e.g. registration to the event, travel, accommodation, per diem, etc.).

 

Applicants must complete a Funding Support Application and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 4 June 2018.

 

All applicants will be notified about the result of their application by 22 June 2018 at the latest.

 

Please note that Early Bird Registration for the conference closes 29 June 2018.
  

Please also note that new members of the ISI and IAOS are eligible for this support. This is a great opportunity for any colleagues who are not yet members of the ISI and IAOS, to join us! Membership information for ISI and IAOS can be found here and here.
 
Visit the IAOS-OECD 2018 Conference website for more information about the themes, programme and special events of the conference.

 

 

Submissions for the 2018 IAOS Young Statistician Prize have now closed.

Submissions for the 2018 IAOS Young Statistician Prize have now closed.  Thank you to everyone for your interest in recognising the contribution of young statisticians to official statistics. Eligible submissions are now in the assessment phase.  The winning submissions will be announced by the end of May. 

 

For more information about the submissionsclick here 

American Statistical Association - Link Lecture Award - Call for Nominations

The ASA have created the Links Lecture Award to honor the contributions of Constance Citro, Robert Groves, and Fritz Scheuren and to contribute to advancement of work in official statistics through the statistical use of administrative records and alternative data sources. Each year, a lecturer will be chosen from among a set of nominated candidates to receive the award and to present a lecture.The ASA is now calling for nominations to present the lecture. Nominations close 1 May 2018.  More information is at  http://www.amstat.org/ASA/Your-Career/Awards/Links-Lecture-Award.aspx

GUS – SCORUS CONFERENCE - JUNE 6-8, 2018 – WARSAW, POLAND - NEW SCALE – NEW NEEDS – NEW STATISTICS

The Scientific Programme Committee of the 2018 Conference, jointly organised by Statistics Poland (GUS), the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) Standing Committee of Regional and Urban Statistics (SCORUS) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has selected three themes for the GUS – SCORUS Conference “NEW SCALE – NEW NEEDS – NEW STATISTICS”, to be hosted by GUS in Warsaw, Poland in June 6-8, 2018.

 

We live in era of dynamic changes occurring in various fields of social and economic activity. In these circumstances the role of statistics is to

 

  • understand new phenomena,
  • identify information needs in dialogue with users, as well as to
  • adapt statistical production process in order to provide most relevant, timely and geographically detailed statistics.

Statistics Poland celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018. Our history makes us think about future vision of regional and urban statistics. We hope that SCORUS 2018 will be the platform for sharing knowledge and inspiring ideas.

 

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 26 April 2018.  For more information please consult the websites:

 

http://scorus2018.stat.gov.pl/

http://scorus.org/index.php/home/

 

If you have a LinkedIn account please join our SCORUS Interest Group:

 

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8551835

Call for proposals for IAOS sponsored sessions - ISI Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2019

                        

 

Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) for the ISI Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2019

 

Call for proposals for IAOS sponsored sessions


We would like to invite all IAOS members to present proposals for Invited Paper Sessions (IPS) for the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress (ISI WSC 2019), to be held on 18-23 August 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Please note that all the submissions need to be submitted by March 31st, 2018 through the portal for the 62nd ISI World Statistics Congress 2019, Kuala Lumpur http://www.isi2019.org/ The submission system is open from January 1st through March 31st, 2018.

 

The SPC for 2019 seeks to highlight the contributions that statistics can make to the advancement of science and to human health and welfare across the globe. The WSC will host talks on a wide variety of topics, with the overall goal of presenting a balanced programme that provides a sense of the current state of the field.  

 

The following list of possible subjects has been compiled taking into consideration the areas of interest present in the current discussion of official statistics in international fora worldwide. Its intention is to provide IAOS members with an indicative but not limiting reference to issues that can be taken up by any of you who might be interested in organizing sessions on them:

 

         Governance and Innovation

 

  • Ethical issues in Official Statistics.
  • Modernization of statistical production and services.
  • Linkage of statistical and geographic information.
  • Quality assurance systems for statistics
  • Plans for 2020 census round.
  • Use of administrative records for statistical purposes
  • Surveys: Improvements in design and methodology
  • Open data and access to micro data.
  • The virtual revolution and statistics.
  • IT and statistics.
  • Big data and official statistics in response to current issues.
  • Training and education to enhance statistical culture.
  • Mass Media and professional communication of Official Statistics.


          Applied Statistics

 

  • Tools to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Official Statistics and evidence-based policy making
  • Regional and local statistics for better lives
  • Security and judicial statistics.
  • Measurement of wellbeing and quality of life
  • Measurement of social and human capital.
  • National Accounts
  • Business, entrepreneurship and globalization indicators.
  • Environmental statistics and Sustainability
  • Economic accounting
  • Governance, Security and Drug Statistics.
  • Trust in institutions
  • The measurement and impact of digitalization and globalization.

 

The ISI WSC 2019 will bring together about 2,500 delegates, comprising statistical researchers, academics, industry practitioners, analysts and policy makers, from all over the world to share insights on development in statistical science, and to advance application of statistics for discovery, innovation and decision making.  About 1,500 papers in various statistical disciplines and applications will be presented and discussed over a period of five days.

 

The SPC Program will include STS, CTS, lnvited Paper Sessions (IPS) of 70, 100 and 120 minutes time slots, and will be evaluated by the SPC from 1st April to June 30, 2018. Depending on the timeslot, general IPS can have three-four speakers and one discussant or three-four speakers and no discussant or two-three speakers and two discussants. Panel sessions are also possible. Generally speaking, a 120 min timeslot should have four speakers and one discussant, and a 100 min timeslot should have three speakers and one discussant.

 

        The proposals should include the following:

  • Title of the proposed session
  • Session Organizer:  Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation
  • Description of the session (150-250 words):
    This could address: Why is the proposed IPS of interest to WSC attendees? Why is the topic of importance? (e.g., to the Statistics community, to international interests and needs, to the advancement of science). It could include description of the expertise of the proposed speakers and discussants.
  • Proposer of the session (ISI, Association, Committees, other)
  • Possible collaboration with another proposer (ISI, Association, Committees, other?)
  • Proposed Chair (must not be a speaker): Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation/has the person given his/her permission to put his/her name forward)
  • Proposed Invited Speaker 1:
    Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation/has the person given his/her permission to put his/her name forward)
  • Proposed Invited Speaker 2:
    Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation/has the person given his/her permission to put his/her name forward)
  • Proposed Invited Speaker 3:
    Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation/has the person given his/her permission to put his/her name forward)
  • Proposed Invited Speaker 4 (for session with four speakers):
    Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation/has the person given his/her permission to put his/her name forward)
  • Proposed Discussant (for session with discussant):
    Title/ Name/Email/Affiliation/has the person given his/her permission to put his/her name forward)
  • Additional information: If this session is not selected as an IPS due to limitations of time slots, should this session be considered as a Special Topic Session by the LPC? (Yes / No)
  • Note:  If the names of invited speakers and the discussant are not finalized at the time of submitting the proposal, please just indicate the institution or plans for prospective speakers. IPS usually has at least one discussant. Email addresses should be a must-field everywhere.

You should also indicate if your session could be related to IAOS or more of the ISI Associations.

IAOS IPS Session proposals should be submitted at http://www.isi2019.org/ and sent to Rolando Ocampo Alcántar, IAOS representative to the SPC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., copying Mario Palma This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Ana de Lara This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 31st, 2018

Please feel free to write to us if you have any questions. I hope to hear from you and look forward to your proposals.


Rolando Ocampo
IAOS Representative to the SPC of the ISI WSC 2019.