The New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics (NTTS) is an international biennial scientific conference series, organised by Eurostat, on new techniques and methods for official statistics and the impact of new technologies on statistical collection, production and dissemination systems. 

The NTTS 2021, the 11th edition, will take place in March 2021 in Charlemagne Building in Brussels (with satellite events taking place on 8 and 12 March).

The purpose of the conference is both to allow the presentation of results from currently ongoing research and innovation projects in official statistics, and to stimulate and facilitate the preparation of new innovative projects (by encouraging the exchange of views and co-operation between researchers - including the possible building of research consortia) with the aim of enhancing the quality and usefulness of official statistics. The conference brings together academics, statisticians and users of data to discuss, network and exchange ideas.

Previous editions can be found as following: NTTS2019NTTS2017, NTTS2015NTTS2013, NTTS2011, NTTS2009.

Key dates

Call for abstracts

The NTTS2021 Call for Abstracts is open!

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2021 edition of the NTTS conference.

This edition's tracks cover new approaches in data collection, trusted smart statistics, data analytics, privacy preserving technologies, AI in statistics, dissemination, data reuse and sharing, software, innovative tools and more. The complete list of tracks and topics is available here.

Submissions must be done through the online submission system, in the format of the proposed templates:  Word template and LaTeX template. Submitted abstracts should be at least 2 pages and up to 4 pages.

Abstract submission deadline: 15 October 2020

All abstracts received will undergo a double-blinded peer review by the NTTS 2021 Scientific Committee. All submissions will be notified of their outcome by 16  November 2020

NB: If circumstances do not permit on-site attendance to the conference in Brussels, the speakers will have the possibility to either present remotely or prepare a pre-recorded video, which will highlight their presentation. Either option will be followed by Q&As from participants (virtual and physical) in real time.


NTTS 2021 will have three types of sessions:
1) Invited Paper Sessions will consist of 3 papers invited by the organiser of the session, with three speakers and up to one discussant. Round table sessions are also possible;
2) Special Topic Sessions will cover the main conference themes presented by the authors who have passed the peer-review process; and
3) Contributed Paper Sessions where new topics will be discussed based on the most popular themes of the abstracts submission.

After the conference, a call for papers will be launched only for authors who presented at the conference. More information will follow in due course.


All sessions of the NTTS 2021 conference will be webstreamed. The links to follow the sessions will be made available here closer to the date. 

Scientific Committee

Eduardo Barredo Capelot

Director of Methodology [...]

Faiz Alsuhail

Head of Research [...]

Mojca Bavdaž

Associate Professor [...]

Roeland Beerten

Chief Statistician [...]

Dr. Piet J.H. Daas

Professor on Big Data [...]

Francesca Di Iorio

Professor of Social Statistics [...]

Lewis Dijkstra

Head of the Economic [...]

Jacopo Grazzini

Statistical Officer [...]

Yiannis Kamarianakis

Statistical Learning Lab Institute [...]

Nikolaos Kastrinos

Policy Officer [...]

Dr. Alexander Kowarik

Head of methods [...]

Prof. Dr. Diego Kuonen

Statoo Consulting amp [...]

Monica Pratesi

Professor of Statistics [...]

Monica Scannapieco

Head of Division for [...]

Natalie Shlomo

Professor of Social Statistics [...]

Markus Zwick

Head of Section [...]


We are working on putting together a programme with fascinating topics and engaging keynote speakers that we hope will meet your expectations.