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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 be a virtual conference and will take place 9-11 March 2021.

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: NTTS2019,  NTTS2017NTTS2015,  NTTS2013NTTS2011NTTS2009.

PROGRAMME

We are pleased to share with you the detailed agenda with all the video presentations and the programme @ glance of the online NTTS 2021 conference!

NTTS 2021 featured three exciting key notes and 30 parallel sessions, during which participants were able to participate virtually in discussions and raise their questions to the speakers. The programme also included an interactive exhibition that hosted 50+ spotlight videos.

All recording will be made available as soon as possible at https://ntts2021.com

 

Speakers

Danny Dorling

Halford Mackinder Professor of [...]

Paolo Gentiloni

Commissioner [...]

Mariana Kotzeva

Director General - Eurostat [...]

Mart Mägi

Director General - Statistics [...]

Mariana Mazzucato

Professor in the Economics [...]

Satellite Events

Eurostat is organising the third round of the European Big Data Hackathon from 26 February – 5 March 2021 as a fully virtual event. The purpose of this year’s edition of the hackathon is to foster expertise in using Big Data sources while producing innovative ideas for products and tools in the domain of international trade networks in support of the European Commission policy DGs. 

Eurostat is providing several data sets, including “balanced global trade in goods” and COMEXT, which should be combined and analysed applying network functionality.

The European Big Data Hackathon is organised by the European Commission (Eurostat) and gathers teams from all over Europe to compete for a statistical challenge. The teams develop innovative approaches, applications and data products combining official statistics and big data that can inform policy makers in pressing policy questions facing Europe.

For more information about the European Big Data Hackathon visit:  https://europa.eu/!CU78bu

Satellite Event

InGRID-2: Main findings and looking forward to inclusive growth from data to policy

Thursday 11 March 2021

15.30 - 17.30 CET

The InGRID-2 NTTS 2021 Satellite event opens the discussion on the research results on methods, tools and definitions to individuate vulnerable groups, using non-traditional data sources and nonprobability sampling, improving data integration to monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals, highlighting the role of  Statistics for inclusive growth, future needs, data challenge and methods.

Draft Agenda

Moderator: Stefanie Steinmetz – University of Amsterdam

15:30 – 15:40

Welcome address and InGRID-2 research infrastructure overview

Karoline Lenaerts

UVA HIVA-KU Leuven

15:40 – 16:10

  • Record linkage and data integration

 

  • Non-probability sampling

Angelo Moretti

Manchester Metropolitan University

Simon Lenau

University of Trier

16:10 – 16:40

  • Small area methods to study vulnerabilities using anonymised EU LFS microdata
  • Measuring gender pay gap using the 2016 Dutch wage indicator data

Caterina Giusti

University of Pisa

Stefanie Steinmetz

University of Amsterdam

Yinxuan Huang

University of Manchester

BREAK

Moderator: Dario Buono (Eurostat – European Commission)

16:50 - 17:30

Round table: addressing future needs of statistics, data challenges and methods

Topics:

  • Processing commercial data
  • Microsimulations in official statistics
  • Hard-to-survey groups and non-probability sampling
  • New measures of poverty with new forms of data

Discussion Q&A

Li-Chun Zhang

University of Southampton

Ralf Münnich

University of Trier

Natalie Shlomo

University of Manchester

Monica Pratesi

University of Pisa

Satellite Event

Measuring growth and productivity

(Organized by Nadia di Veroli)

Thursday 11 March 2021

15.30 - 17.30 CET

The satellite event aims to discuss the progress in the measurement of productivity growth from the perspectives of official statistics, policy making and recent contributions of economic research. Eurostat is cooperating with NSIs and researchers to improve available productivity indicators in the framework of its Growth and Productivity Accounts Project. Statisticians and researchers share the results achieved by the ongoing projects and present the most recent developments in terms of methodology, quality analysis and data releases.

All presentations for this satellite event are available here.

Agenda

Organizer: Nadia di Veroli

First session: Measuring growth and productivity: progress achieved and current issues

The aim is to discuss the progress in the measurement of productivity growth from the perspectives of official statistics, policy making and recent contributions of economic research. Eurostat is cooperating with NSIs and researchers to improve available productivity indicators in the framework of its Growth and Productivity Accounts Project. Statisticians and researchers share the results achieved by the ongoing projects and present the most recent developments in terms of methodology, quality analysis and data releases.

Moderator: Christine Gerstberger (Eurostat – European Commission)

15:30 – 15:40

Welcome

15:40 – 15:55

Labour Productivity Indicators: Latest progress in Eurostat

Antonio F. Amores

PhD Scientific officer - Joint Research Centre - European Commission

15:55 – 16:10

Capital productivity measures: Definitions, availability, and relation to labour productivity dynamics

Robert Stehrer

Scientific Director -The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies – wiiw

16:10 – 16:25

Measurement of labour productivity growth: the Belgian experience

Chantal Kegels

Structural Studies Team coordinator Federal Planning Bureau - Belgium

16:25 – 16:40    

Second session: Are we succeeding in addressing the growth and productivity measurement challenges?

The aim is to have a panel discussion addressing the above question. Specifically, the discussion could show how well the synergy between policy making and statistical and research work is achieved and if new initiatives are needed to address the current and future needs. 

Moderator: John Verrinder (Eurostat – European Commission)

16:40 - 17:30

Panel discussion

Paul Schreyer

Director and Chief Statistician - Statistics and Data Directorate - OECD

Erik Canton

Deputy Head of Unit -Economics of structural reforms and investment – ECFIN

Vincent Aussilloux

Head of the Economics Department at France Stratégie

 

Call for Abstracts

The NTTS2021 Call for Abstracts is closed!



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.

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 30 November 2020

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.

Scientific Committee

Eduardo Barredo Capelot

Director of Methodology [...]

Faiz Alsuhail

Customer Solution Manager [...]

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

Data operations [...]

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 [...]

Practical information

For your inquiries, please contact the organising committee at:

estat-ntts@ec.europa.eu

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Organising Committee:

Martina Hahn (Chair)

Dario Buono 

Maria Serfioti 

Francine Kessler 

Maribel Lazaro