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Call for papers

We are cordially inviting you to submit papers and to attend The 5th International Joint Conference New Challenges for Statistical Software - The Use of R in Official Statistics.

The conference will be held in Bucharest-ROMANIA, on 6-7 November, 2017.

The purpose of the conference is to provide a public forum for researchers from academia and institutes of statistics to present, exchange ideas and discuss developments in state-of-the-art statistical software commonly used in applied economics and statistics. The most focused debates are expected to be the use of R in official Statistics.

The selected research proposals/papers will be published in a special issue by the Romanian Statistical Review (ISSN 1018-046X): http://www.revistadestatistica.ro/. Starting from 2016, Romanian Statistical Review has been accepted for coverage in the Web of Science Core Collection - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), a Thomson Reuters database.
Other publication opportunities will be considered (ISBN volume - published by Ecological University of Bucharest, indexed by RePEc)
Publication decisions will be based an a standard peer-reviewing process.

Important Dates

Conference Date – 6-7 November, 2017

Abstract submission – 26 July, 2017

Notification of acceptance – 07 August, 2017

Complete paper due – 25 September, 2017

Registration deadline – 1 October, 2017

Scientific Committee

Tudorel ANDREI – National Institute of Statistics and Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Matthias TEMPL – Statistics Austria & Vienna University of Technology

Ralf MÜNNICH – University of Trier, Germany

Risto LEHTONEN – University of Helsinki, Finland

Gergely DARÓCZI – Easystats Ltd, Budapest, Hungary

Lucian Liviu ALBU – Romanian Academy – Institute for Economic Forecasting, Bucharest, Romania

Gheorghe ZAMAN – Romanian Academy – Institute of National Economy, Bucharest, Romania

Valentina VASILE – Romanian Academy – Institute of National Economy, Bucharest, Romania

Dorin JULA – Romanian Academy – Institute for Economic Forecasting and Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania

Bogdan OANCEA – The University of Bucharest and National Institute of Statistics, Bucharest, Romania

Monica ROMAN – Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Nicoleta CARAGEA – National Institute of Statistics and Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania

Ciprian ALEXANDRU – Ecological University of Bucharest, Romania

Adrian DUSA – University of Bucharest, Romania

Elena DRUICA – University of Bucharest, Romania

Nicolae-Marius JULA – Nicolae Titulescu University, Bucharest, Romania

Ana Maria DOBRE – National Institute of Statistics

Organizing Committee

Tudorel ANDREI – National Institute of Statistics and The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Nicoleta CARAGEA – National Institute of Statistics and Ecological University of Bucharest

Bogdan OANCEA – "Nicolae Titulescu" University of Bucharest

Ciprian ALEXANDRU – Ecological University of Bucharest

Adrian DUSA – University of Bucharest, Department of Sociology

Elena DRUICA – University of Bucharest, Department of Economic and Administrative Sciences

Marius Nicolae JULA – "Nicolae Titulescu" University of Bucharest

Ana Maria DOBRE – National Institute of Statistics, Bucharest

Registration

The participants are kindly asked to submit the abstract via e-mail to: nicoleta.caragea [at] insse.ro

Conference registration fee:
- oficial statistics member / academic 150 EUR;
- industry member 300 EUR.
The Participant registration fee includes:

  • participation Certificate;
  • entrance to all sessions;
  • printed version of the Romanian Statistical Review with selected published papers;
  • conference bag;
  • coffee breaks;
  • official dinner on 6th November, 2017.

Programme - DRAFT

November 6, Thursday
12:30 - 13:00 Registration of participants
13:00 - 13:30 Welcoming Address and Open Session
13:30 - 15:30 Working Session
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break, Group Photo
16:00 - 17:00 Working Session
19:00 Conference DinneR


November 7, Friday
09:00 - 10:30 Working Session
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 Working Session
13:00 Discussions and closing conference


Detailed programme will be available on 15th of October, 2017.

Workshops

There is no separate extra fee for attending workshops, you just need to register for the conference. We encourage everyone to attend so that we take full advantage of our capacity. The list of planned 1 hours long workshops/tutorials:

Mark van der Loo - Netherlands - Statistical data cleaning with R
Statistics Netherlands
Mark van der Loo had (co-)authored several papers and R packages that are somehow related to data cleaning technology/methodology. These include, but are not limited to, R packages 'stringdist', 'validate', 'deductive' and 'lintools'. For Statistics Netherlands he is an internal consultant and statistical researcher, and responsible for the institute's R distribution. He also teaches R and data cleaning methodology, as well as a course on data management at the University of Utrecht for the EMOS program (European Master of Official Statistics).


Valentin Todorov - Austria - title will be announced
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Bernhard Meindl - Austria - Current developments in R-packages sdcMicro and sdcTable for statistical disclosure control
Statistics Austria



Marcello D'Orazio - Italy - Outlier detection in R: some remarks
Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations



Camelia Goga - France - title will be announced
Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne, Université de Bourgogne
Membre de l'équipe SPOC (Statistique, Probabilités, Optimisation et Contrôle) de l'Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne.
http://goga.perso.math.cnrs.fr/

Hervé Cardot - France - title will be announced
Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne, Université de Bourgogne
Professeur à l'Université de Bourgogne. Membre de l'équipe Statistique, Probabilités, Optimisation et Controle (SPOC) de l'Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne (IMB).
http://cardot.perso.math.cnrs.fr/

Elena Druica - Romania - Working with the 'pglm' package in R. Explaining the number of nosocomial infections in Romanian hospitals.
University of Bucharest, Department of Economic and Administrative Sciences
Dr. Elena Druica is a Full Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest. She received an Undergraduate Degree in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest in 1994, a Diploma in Armonic Analysis in 1995, and a Master Degree in Financial and Risk Management in 2004. She earned a Ph.D. in Statistics and Probabilities from the Romanian Academy of Sciences in 2004, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Academy of Economics Studies in 2006. She is member of R-omanian R Team.


Ciprian Alexandru-Caragea - Romania - title will be announced
Ecological University of Bucharest, National Institute of Statistics
Ciprian Alexandru is an Associate Professor and Vice-Rector of the Ecological University of Bucharest. On the capital market in Romania he is authorized as an investment consultant. The Ph.D. in Economics was obtained under aegis of the Romanian Academy, National Institute of Economic Research. He completed a postdoctoral program that implemented the use of R as a tool for analyzing the evolution indices on the stock market.


Bogdan Oancea - Romania - title will be announced
University of Bucharest, Department of Economic and Administrative Sciences
Bogdan Oancea is a Professor at University of Bucharest. He also holds a position of counselor at the National Institute of Statistics. He is specialist is matrix computations and parallel computing, machine learning, data analysis, computational statistics, econometrics. Bogdan Oancea acted as project manager and software developer, participating in various projects using Java, C, C++, MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, SQL, R, Hadoop, Hive, HiveQL, Pig, PigLatin. He is a member of the Eurostat Task Force on Big Data and UNECE's High Level Group project on Big Data.


Venue & Contact

General information

Address of National Institute of Statistics:
No.16 Libertatii Bvd., District 5, Bucharest, Romania
Telephone center: +4021 3181824; +4021 3181842
Fax: +4021 3124875; +4021 3181851; +4021 3181873
e-mail: nicoleta.caragea [at] insse.ro

Secretariate

Ana Maria DOBRE
e-mail: anamaria.dobre [at] insse.ro

Links

Participants from 4th edition (2016)

Pictures - Day 1

Pictures - Day 2