IASS News August 2021

August 2021 Newsletter: International Association of Survey Statisticians

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Please feel free to send items to publish in future IASS newsletters to James Chipperfield james.chipperfield@abs.gov.au  

Report on the 2021 IASS Officers’ Elections, 15 July 2021

The 2021 IASS Officers’ Elections were organized to choose the President-Elect for 2021-2023 and four Vice-Presidents 2021-2023.  The Elections were open to all IASS members.

On 1 June 2021, a voting email including a link to personalized voting form was sent to 348 IASS members.

Reminders were sent on 15 June, 29 June, and 6 July.

On the closing date, 13 July 2021, a total of 169 voting forms were received. This means that 48,5 % of IASS members cast their votes.

The results are as follows.

  • Natalie Shlomo is elected as President-Elect
    • Jairo Arrow
    • Maria Giovanna Ranalli
    • Andrea D. da Silva
    • Nikos Tzavidis
    • are elected as Vice-Presidents.

IASS Webinar Series

The current timetable for IASS webinars is below. Note that CET is Central European Time. Links to register for the webinars are provided below where available. More details (e.g. abstracts) will be advertised in future IASS newsletters or directly emailed to members. A list of previous IASS webinars is Webinar | International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS) (isi-iass.org)

and recordings are available Webinars – ISI (isi-web.org).

2nd September 2021, 1:00 PM (CET): Building a Sample Frame of SMEs Using Patent, Search Engine, and Website Data (Sarah Kelley, Sanjay K. Arora). Please register for the webinar at:


September 2021: Targeted or lagged walk sampling for estimation of finite-order graph parameters (Li-Chun Zhang) Please register for the webinar at:


28th  October 2021 at 2pm – 3.30pm: Theory and Practice of Adaptive Survey Design at Statistics Netherlands (Barry Schouten and Kees van Berkel). Please register for the webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4163351772562712334

23rd November 2021 12pm (noon) CET: Presentation by the Inter-secretariat Working Group on Household Surveys, United Nations.

December 2021: To be Advised (Ray Chambers)

February 2022: Three-Form Split Questionnaire Design for Panel Surveys (Paul Imbriano)


Upcoming IASS-Supported Conferences in 2021

Website: https://ww2.amstat.org/meetings/ices/2020/conferenceinfo.cfm/   

EESW21– European Establishment Statistics Workshop 2021 will take place virtually 14 – 17 September 2021. Website: https://statswiki.unece.org/display/ENBES/EESW21

SUMMER SCHOOL ON SURVEY STATISTICS will be held virtually 3, 10, 17 and 24 September. Website: Summer School on Survey Statistics 2021 – Baltic-Nordic-Ukrainian Network on Survey Statistics – University of Helsinki Confluence

SAE2021- BigSmall – Conference on Small Area Estimation, with the theme “Big Data for Small Areas”, will be held virtually 20-24 September, as a satellite conference to the World Statistics Conference in 2021.

Website: https://sae2020.org/ 

11e Colloque International Francophone sur les Sondages – 11th International Francophone Conference on Surveys will take place 6-8 October 2021 in Brussels, Belgium.  Website: http://sondages2020.sciencesconf.org.

Latest Developments in the Theory and Practice of Sample Surveys and Censuses will be held on 30th October 2021 and followed by a workshop Utilization of Remote Sensing in Sample Surveys and Censuses held on the 31st October 2021. Organised  by Pak Institute of Statistical Training And Research (PISTAR) Website: Pistar – Pistar

DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR  DATA USERS AND PRODUCERS. The conference is virtual and will occur during 2021 at a date to be advised.

Other Conferences on survey statistics and related areas

Joint Statistical Meetings 2021 will take place 7 -12 August in Seattle, USA. Website: https://www.amstat.org/ASA/Meetings/Joint-Statistical-Meetings.aspx

2021 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference will take place 7-9 October in Pittsburgh, USA. Website: https://ww2.amstat.org/meetings/wsds/2021/

2021 International Methodology Symposium, ”Adopting Data Science in Official Statistics to Meet Society’s Emerging Needs”, will take place virtually from October 15 to November 5. Website:https://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/conferences/symposium2021/index

The Survey Research Methods Section (SRMS) of the ASA Information on activities of the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA) are available at: https://community.amstat.org/surveyresearchmethodssection/home