Join the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS). The IASS activities include:

  • The Survey Statistician, our IASS newsletter, issued twice a year, including country reports, new and emerging methods, ask the experts, book reviews and upcoming journal articles and conferences.
  • A program of short courses prior to each ISI World Statistics Congress as well as a program of invited paper sessions.
  • Sponsorship for relevant international conferences on survey statistics and survey methodology.
  • A website giving access to past material and up to date information through our monthly newsletters:
  • The monthly IASS Webinar Series showcasing distinguished speakers on the theory and practice of surveys and censuses:
  • The Cochran-Hansen Prize, awarded every two years for the best paper on survey research methods submitted by a young statistician from a developing country.
  • The Hukum Chandra Memorial prize, awarded every year to a mid-career researcher who has made an important contribution in survey research

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LSA and Tartu University is organising a joint webinar in celebration of European Statistics Day 2022. The webinar will be organised on October 20, 14.15-16.00. Webinar will be in English.

Webinar programme

  • 14.15 – Opening words, Meelis Käärik (Head of the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Tartu)
  • 14.20 – Sven Erik Ojavee (PhD student of statistical genetics at the University of Lausanne), Relevance of genetic risk and its estimation using age-at-diagnosis
  • 14.45 – Liina Osila (Project manager of population census at Statistics Estonia), Estonian Population and Housing Census 2021
  • 15.10 – A short introduction of the Latvian Statisticians’ Association, Prof. Biruta Sloka (Univesity of Latvia, President of the Latvian Statisticians’ Association)
  • 15.20 – Assoc. Prof. Jānis Valeinis (University of Latvia), Statistical research at the University of Latvia
  • 15.40 – Asst. Prof. Andrejs Ivanovs (Head of Statistics Department at Rīga Stradiņš University), The Statistics Unit at the Rīga Stradiņš University

We invite all LSA members and friends of statistics to join the event.
Meeting ID: 955 4712 7332
Passcode: 771062

In its annual meeting on 16 March 2022, Latvian Statisticians’ Association condemned in the strongest possible terms the full-scale invasion and the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and its sovereignty and independence. Equally we strongly condemn the involvement of Belarus in supporting this aggression.

Latvian Statisticians’ Association stands for internationally endorsed democratic values. We express our solidarity and support to all people of Ukraine. We call for the international community of statisticians, including statisticians from the Russian Federation and Belarus to take a strong stance for peace and to take immediate action on removal ties with the aggressor and its allies. We call for the international statistical community to raise this issue in every international forum.

Ukraine is fighting for all types of freedom, including freedom of speech, academic freedom, and the freedom of research. These are very important fundamental elements of democratic societies. We hope that actions of the international community of statisticians will ensure a prompt and strong response to Russia’s current aggressive policy. Let’s protect freedom!

We are glad to announce the first call for abstracts of the Conference of European Statistics Stakeholders (CESS) 2022, which will be held at the Department of Statistical Sciences of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy) on October 20-21, 2022.

The scope of the Conference is to enhance the dialogue between European methodologists, producers, and users of European Statistics.

The Conference will be in-presence, but we will allow at-distance attendance (preferably not for the speakers).

No registration fee will be required, but registration is mandatory for all participants (limited attendance – first come, first served and preference for speakers).

To present a paper at CESS, you need to submit an abstract after creating an account on Indico. The abstract must be up to 1 page long, and the author must select at least one of the thematic areas of the Conference (see the end of this message). The deadline for the abstract submission is April 30, 2022.

All CESS 2022 participants will also have the opportunity to submit their full paper for publication in:

  1. Springer-Nature Series Studies in Theoretical and Applied Statistics. It will contain selected papers of methodological and applied interest from the CESS 2022 conference.
  2. ECB Statistics Paper Series. It will contain selected papers of interest to central banks from the CESS 2022 conference.
  3. Springer Special Issue of the International Journal ADAC. It will contain selected papers on new methodologies interconnecting Statistical Learning, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence for high-quality and timely statistics.

The deadline for full paper submissions is November 15, 2022. Further details on the modalities of the paper submission will follow soon here.

The preliminary program will be announced by June 30, 2022. The final schedule will be notified by October 1, 2022. For further information and updates, please visit the conference website or contact

We look forward to welcoming you to CESS2022 in Rome!



  • April 30, 2022: early registration deadline
  • June 15, 2022: standard registration deadline
  • October 1, 2022: late registration deadline


  • April 30, 2022: deadline submission of single abstracts
  • May 31, 2022: notification to Authors

THEMATIC AREAS (preferred but not limited to):

  • Environmental, Economic and Social Statistics:
    • Green deal and environmental statistics
    • Migration and Demography in Europe
    • Statistics for enhanced Economic governance and fast recovering
    • Poverty and Social Exclusion: Measuring Employment and Social Developments
    • Measuring the Sustainable Development of Europe
    • Measuring Inequality, Poverty and Social Problems
    • Statistics on FinTechs and innovative activities in the financial sector
    • Statistics on crypto assets, crypto markets and crypto ecosystems
    • Distributional national and financial accounts
    • Measuring digitalisation and intangible capital
    • Measuring globalisation: cross-border activities of multinational enterprises, global value chains, foreign assets
  • New Statistical Methodologies
    • Improving Timeliness and Modernisation of Statistical Production Processes
    • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science for official statistics
    • Non-traditional (big) data sources: methods, tools, quality
    • Georeferenced Data and Spatial Statistics Methods for Official Statistics
    • Graphical and Network Models and Analysis for Official Statistics
    • Machine Learning, Clustering and other innovative methods of analysis for decision making
    • Experimental Statistics
    • Text mining and Natural language Processing
    • Improving Statistical Literacy
    • Data science skills for the next generation of Statisticians
  • European Data Ecosystem: Data access, use, detection, governance and communication
    • Data Protection and Confidentiality
    • Evolving European legislation and reuse of new data sources for future statistics
    • Data quality management and efficient user feedback loops.
    • A Common European Data Ecosystem for the Statistical Information in the digital age
    • New Principles and Models of data governance for the European Data Ecosystem
    • Strategies of Communication for European Statistics in the digital age

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Statistics Lithuania and Eurostat are pleased to announce that call for abstracts is now open for the 10th European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics (Q2022). The Q2022 Conference will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania between 8 and 10 June 2022 to discuss issues critical to the quality of official statistics. The Q2022 Conference will commence with four tailored training courses on 7 June 2022.

The Conference aims at discussions on statistical methodology and quality-related issues that nowadays are extremely important for both the development of the European Statistical System and the international statistical community. As a forum open for debate, it represents an opportunity to introduce innovation in many aspects related to quality of statistics, especially in times of crisis.

The value of the Conference will be exercised through your contributions to the Conference. Therefore, the call for abstracts is open. We very much encourage you to spread the message among your colleagues and take this opportunity to be heard in the dialogue on quality management and trends, and present experiences and ideas at this special event. Please note, the deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 December 2021.

We are looking forward to enriching the debates and receiving Your abstracts for the Q2022 Conference!

For more information on topics, training and submission of abstracts visit the Conference website:

The Q2022 Organising Committee

The Summer School on Survey Statistics 2021 is fully virtual and offers educational sessions in English on Friday 3, 10, 17 and 24 September at 15-18 and sessions in Russian on Saturday 4, 11, 18 and 25 September (exact times TBA). Detailed information can be accessed at:

The summer school is free of participation fee and is open for anyone interested. Registration required. Information on registration and contributed paper submission can be found on the event web site.

The main aim of the summer school is to promote scientific and educational cooperation in survey and official statistics between statisticians interested in new trends in the area.

Educational sessions include keynote lectures, invited lectures and contributed papers. Main topics are Data integration, Machine Learning and Small area estimation. Topics related to survey and official statistics are welcome in contributed papers.

The summer school is organized by the Baltic-Nordic-Ukrainian (BNU) Network on Survey Statistics. Today, the network involves partners from eight countries: Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden and Ukraine.

The Summer School on Survey Statistics 2021 is the 24th of the scientific or educational events organized by the network since 1997. The event is sponsored by the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS).

More information of the network activities can be found at

The 2021 Sampling Program for Survey Statisticians will be offered by the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research from May 19 to July 30, 2021 and exclusively in a remote format. Please be advised the Kish Fellowship deadline is April 16, 2021.

This intensive ten-week training program covers the principles and practice of survey sampling, the analysis of complex sample survey data, and application of sampling methods in many settings in three courses:

· Methods of Survey Sampling
· Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data
· Workshop in Survey Sampling Techniques

The online application is available at, and includes an optional application for limited scholarship assistance through the Leslie Kish International Fellowship.

For more details about course descriptions, dates, times, and other relevant information, please visit

The Nordic-Baltic Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS) and the Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki welcome you to the 8th Nordic-Baltic Biometrics Virtual Conference, June 7-10, 2021. The conference is aimed at novel developments and applications of statistical and mathematical methods in the field of bioscience and offers excellent opportunities for learning about recent advances in biostatistics/biometry, exchanging research experiences and getting to know colleagues from your neighbouring countries.

Please join us on Friday, February 12, at 2:00PM EST, for an informational webinar regarding the Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques (SISRT). The mission of the Summer Institute is to provide rigorous and high quality graduate training in all phases of survey research. The program teaches state-of-the-art practice and theory in the design, implementation, and analysis of surveys. Our faculty will host a webinar detailing the 2021 Summer Institute program. Included will be information about course offerings, schedules and special programs. Please share this with anyone you feel may benefit from this educational opportunity.

Advance registration is required.

Sampling Program for Survey Statisticians

The 2021 Sampling Program for Survey Statisticians will be offered by the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research from May 19 to July 30, 2021.

This intensive ten-week training program covers the principles and practice of survey sampling, the analysis of complex sample survey data, and application of sampling methods in many settings in three courses:

– Methods of Survey Sampling
– Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data
– Workshop in Survey Sampling Techniques

For more information.

Text Mining: from basics to deep learning tools, ECAS-SFdS course, Fréjus (France)

The next ECAS-SFdS school will take place from October 10 to 15, 2021, on the French Riviera. The theme is “Text Mining: from basics to deep learning tools” and the course will present an introduction, the classical methods as well as the most recent advances in textual data processing. The contributions of new representations and how to process them using deep neural networks will be illustrated through industrial case studies.