The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) of Mexico, the International Association of Official Statistics (IAOS) and the International Institute of Statistics (ISI) are pleased to announce the Call For Papers for the IAOS-ISI 2024 Mexico Conference Improving Decision-Making for All, to be held from the 15th to the 17th of May 2024 in Mexico City, Mexico.
The theme for the Conference aims to provide an environment where interested people and institutions can examine the current dilemmas around data and suggest ideas for producing statistical information that contributes to improving decision-making at every level, from policymakers to citizens.
The Conference’s strands seek to trigger analysis and discussion on topics that highlight both the role of statistics as a valuable public good, that all kinds of users can build on for various decision-making processes, and the need to build a new social contract around data based on value and trust.
More details at the Conference’s official website:
Livingstone, Zambia – April 4-6, 2023
The 17th International Association for Official Statistics Conference and 3rd International Statistical Institute Regional Statistics Conference will be held in Livingstone, Zambia from 4-6 April 2023. It is jointly organised by the International Association for Official Statistics, International Statistical Institute and the Zambia Statistics Agency – ZamStats. The conference aims to provide
The conference also has a strong focus on capacity building in Zambia and across the region.
The call for papers is now closed.
Registration is open at https://www.zamstats.gov.zm/2023-iaos-isi-conference/registration/.
Attendees are also encouraged to review accommodation options and visa requirements at https://www.zamstats.gov.zm/2023-iaos-isi-conference/about-conference/.
Krakow, Poland – April 26-28, 2022
Worthy Information for Challenging Times
The responses of societies and economies to the short and long term consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic are taking place within the challenges of climate change and the international commitments to leave no one behind. Data, and in particular Official Statistics, are key to these responses.
Yet with multiple sources and providers, it is often difficult to differentiate the good from the bad, the trustworthy from the unreliable, the relevant from the noise.
In these times, achieving relevance and enhancing trust in information is a fundamental challenge facing Official Statistics. It requires a multi-strand approach.
The seven strands for the conference reflect this approach, recognising that Official Statistics needs to respond to:
The strands are:
1 – Integrating available Data Sources for Official Statistics: Challenges and Opportunities
This strand will include challenges in dealing with “not-statistically oriented” data sources, and integrating these across the different domains (economic, social and environment).
2 – Backbone of Official Statistics: Critical Sources, Infrastructure, Resources
This strand will examine challenges and responses in ensuring that the unique assets of Official Statistics can take advantage of the data deluge.
3 – Official Statistics Addressing Global Objectives (SDGs, Climate change…)
This strand will focus on interactions between Official Statistics outputs and global agendas.
4 – Official Statistics and Covid-19: key takeaways
This strand will review how the responses to the major disruptions experienced by Official Statistics due to the pandemic have been relevant and how they might have positive long-lasting benefits.
5 – Abundance of Data for Official Statistics’ Uses: Meeting the Ethical Challenges
Availability and possible use of new data sources is raising ethical challenges for Official Statistics. The pandemic has highlighted some of them. This strand focuses on understanding these challenges and responses.
6 – Statistics in a Time of Distrust and Misuse: The Communication Challenge
This strand will examine challenges in communicating Official Statistics at a time of data desire but also data rejection. It will review the respective contributions played by reputation, independence, reliability and relevance.
7 – Official Statistics Contribution for a Global Data Governance
In an ever-expanding data ecosystem, Official Statistics aims at taking a pivotal role in Data Governance. This strand will examine the implications for Official Statistics from local, national and international perspectives.
Submission of Invited Paper Session Proposals
The Scientific Program Committee of the IAOS conference 2022 organized jointly with Statistics Poland in Krakow, Poland on April 26-28, 2022, is currently accepting proposals for Invited Paper Sessions (IPS). To submit a proposal for the IPS please access the IPS submission form using the following link: https://www.iaos2022.pl/call-for-ips/. The closing date for submission of proposals is August 30, 2021 (extended deadline).
Submission of Contributed Paper Proposals
Submission of Contributed Paper Proposals is now closed.
Conference Fees and Registration
Information on conference fees and registration is available on the conference website.
Following discussions with Ministers in the Government of Zambia, it has been agreed that, because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 17th conference of the IAOS/3rd regional statistics conference of the ISI, that we had planned to be held in Livingstone, Zambia, has been postponed.
Previously planned for May 2020, it is now hoped that the conference may be held in the spring of 2023 in Livingstone, Zambia. More details will be provided as decisions are taken.
More details can be found on the ZamStats website here.
Avani Victoria Falls Resort
19-21 May 2020
Bringing together statisticians and all those in government, universities and education who care about the value of statistics to society.
The organisers – IAOS, ISI and the Zambia Statistics Agency thank everyone for their keen interest. The Scientific Programme Committee is now reviewing the proposals and will announce the agenda in February.
Authors of papers for the IAOS Conference from the African region are warmly invited to submit their manuscript for publication in an extra issue of the Statistical Journal of the IAOS (SJIAOS). (See also www.officialstatistics.com)
This extra issue will be fully dedicated to Official Statistics in the African region. Authors that are not able to participate at the IAOS conference, or authors of manuscripts that will not be presented at the conference are invited to submit a manuscript.
The manuscripts (in English) can be submitted via this link. A special guest editorial team will select around 25 manuscripts for publication. The manuscripts will go through a blind review procedure with two reviewers.
We have selected seven themes:
More information about each theme is shown below.
The conference programme has been designed to deliver:
More information about each theme is shown below.
Session and Paper proposals
You were invited to submit any of the following:
In all cases please indicate your own name, your affiliation, your email address, your phone number and your web-page, if available.
Proposals should be sent to email@example.com 21 January 2020(Extended deadline).
Please send a single file (pdf, word, text, etc) with the required information. The Scientific Programme Committee will consider the proposals and inform you of the outcome (acceptance or not) by end January 2020. If selected, final materials for the conference proceedings need to be submitted by end April 2020.
Pre and Post conference workshops, side events or meetings
The main programme will run over three full days. There is also potential for side events, relevant to the themes, before or after the main event.
Suggestions for pre-and post-conference workshops, events or meetings should be also send to firstname.lastname@example.org 31 December 2019, with a clear description of the proposed content and organisation of the event.
Please indicate your own name, your affiliation, your email address, your phone number and your web-page, if available.
The Scientific Programme Committee will consider the proposals and inform you of the outcome (acceptance or not) by end of January 2020. The Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to combine events.
Strand 1: “Future of Statistics for Africa: statistics that leave no one behind”
Agenda 2063 sets out the vision for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena. This strand will explore how statistics can help guide decision makers to realise this vision. Five years into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and with only ten years to go to 2030, how can relevant, comprehensive and disaggregated statistics assist in understanding who is getting left behind and what needs to be done to ensure that they are not?
Providing the necessary statistical information at a time of considerable change requires fundamental questions to be asked about the future of the census and other domains of official statistics and methodology.
Strand 2: “Skills for Africa in the era of data”
The data revolution has changed the supply and paradigms for how we access and use information and data. How can we develop competence for the young generations? How can we help professionals, leaders, politicians, journalists, engineers and officials to update their skills to fully benefit from modern data?
In addition to papers, this strand would consider opportunities for workshops, training courses and other engagement activities for young generations.
Strand 3: “Official statistics in society: they matter to all of us”
In a crowded space, how do we ensure that the message of official statistics cuts through and is understood by all, and that official statisticians listen and provide statistics that resonate and are relevant to people’s lives?
Strand 4: “Big data. Opportunities arising from the new data ecosystem.”
To succeed in the new data ecosystem there needs to be a strong partnership between official statistics and other actors, including in data science and artificial intelligence. How can we build such partnerships?
Strand 5: “Statistics making a difference: public health, prevent and cure”
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development states Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 3. The aim is that we achieve each SDG target by 2030. Statistics plays a growing role in producing the analytical and operative tools to reach the goal. Progress in and use of statistics will save the lives of millions of people. Topics covered in this strand will address in particular Africa’s public health crisis, the world’s most acute one.
Strand 6: “Statistics making a difference: environment and climate”
Several SDGs point to the urgency to face the climate crises which we have produced ourselves:
Statistics contributes fundamentally to all these goals with powerful methods and practical instruments for a sustainable future. Topics covered in this strand will describe how statistics helps to solve these challenges.
Strand 7: “Statistics making a difference: from data to progress”
Despite extraordinary advances in the collection of data and processing of information, much of the potential residing in contemporary data sources remains unexploited. Fulfilling the promise of the big data revolution, statistics and machine learning produce new methodologies and analytical tools to extract knowledge from complex data to deliver insight. There is a dramatic scope for industries, companies, public and private, and for nations to create value from employing novel ways of analysing complex data.
The digitalisation of African societies and economies is proceeding rapidly and we are preparing to exploit data for the benefit of its people. Innovation in all sectors of the African economy will benefit from statistical approaches. Topics covered in this strand will focus on exploiting data for progress and development and propose methods and algorithms which allow understanding and predicting systems and processes.
An important subtheme is statistical education and training of new generations, to deliver statistical competence and capacity for progress.
Contact the organisers at email@example.com.
2013 – The 59th ISI World Statistics Congress, Hong Kong, SAR China, 25 to 30 August 2013
2013 – Joint workshop with the International Association for Statistical Education held in Macau, China, 22 to 24 August 2013, on the topic ‘Statistics education for progress’
2012 – IAOS conference on ‘Getting your Messages across’, Kiev, Ukraine, 12 to 14 September
2012 – European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics (Q2012)
2010 – IAOS Conference on Official Statistics and the Environment, 20-22 October 2010
2009 – The 57th ISI session 16-22 August 2009
2009 – Eurostat/IAOS/IFC conference on residential property price indices, Basel, 11-12 November 2009
2004 – IAOS/IASS Conference on Poverty, Social Exclusion and Development 2004 (Jordan)
2003 – The 54th Session of the ISI Conference 2003 (Germany)
2002 – The 2002 IAOS Conference on “Official Statistics and the New Economy” (England)
2001 – IAOS Satellite Meeting on Statistics for Information Society 2001 (Japan)
2001 – The IAOS Program for the 53rd ISI Conference 2001 (Korea)
2001 – IAOS Forum on Enhancing Statistics Capacity Building in Developing/Transition Countries 2001 (Korea)
2001 – Training Course on Advances in Time Series Analysis 2001 (Korea)