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BDES 2020 Programme

The programme of BDES 2020 runs from Monday 23 November until (and including) Monday 30 November 2020, with a morning and an afternoon session every day. It consists of 12 two-hour online sessions: a general introduction of the ESSnet Big Data project, and 11 sessions presenting the results of the content workpackages. Below is the detailed overview of all sessions. Information about presenters can be found here.

Anyone can freely attend any of these sessions after registering (see here).

Please note: all times indicated are CET (Central European Time); verify how this relates to your own time zone!

Detailed programme

1. Introduction (Peter Struijs): Monday 23 November 2020, 10:00-12:00 CET

Discussant: Remco Paulussen (CBS, NL)
Presentation of ESSnet Big Data II, its relevance and importance, its results and how these can be found and freely used, and a first indication and discussion of future directions.

2. WPF Process and architecture (Monica Scannapieco): Monday 23 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET

Discussant: Peter Struijs (CBS, NL)
  • BREAL introduction and overview (Monica Scannapieco - Istat, IT)
  • Business layer (Sónia Quaresma - INE, PT)
  • Application layer (Bernhard Fischer - Destatis, DE)
  • Information layer (Tauno Tamm - Statistics Estonia, EE)
  • Operating models (Remco Paulussen - CBS, NL)
  • Solution models: examples (Peter Stoltze - DST, DK)
  • Q&A

3. WPB Online job vacancies (Tomaž Špeh): Tuesday 24 November 2020, 10:00-12:00 CET

Discussant: Monica Scannapieco (Istat, IT)
  • Developing meaningful indicators from OJA (Tomaž Špeh -SURS, SI)
  • Findings on the usage of OJA (Francis Saucy - BFS, CH)
  • Labour market concertation index ( Jakob De Lazzer - DESTATIS, DE)
  • Estimation of GDP components (Črt Grahonja - SURS, SI)
  • Q&A

4. WPC Enterprise characteristics (Galya Stateva): Tuesday 24 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET

Discussant: Monica Scannapieco (Istat, IT)
  • WPC work: Enterprise characteristics from web data - achievements (Galya Stateva - BNSI, BG)
  • ESS webscraping policy template (Aidan Condron - CSO, IE)
  • Functional production prototypes for URLs Retrieval (use-case 1) and Variables in the ICT usage in enterprise survey (use-case 2) (Olav ten Bosch - CBS, NL)
  • Application and Information architecture for OBECs (Donato Summa - Istat, IT)
  • Starter Kit for NSIs (Jacek Maślankowski - GUS, PL)
  • Use-case 5 - Amazon Seller data (Heidi Kühnemann - Statistics Hesse, DE)

5. WPD Smart energy (Arko Kesküla): Wednesday 25 November 2020, 10:00-12:00 CET

Discussant: Piet Daas (CBS, NL)

6. WPE Tracking ships (Remco Paulussen): Wednesday 25 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET

Discussant: Piet Daas (CBS, NL)
  • Welcome and agenda (Remco Paulussen - CBS, NL)
  • AIS briefly explained (Tessa de Wit - CBS, NL)
  • Improving IWW statistics using AIS (Mark van der Spoel & Tessa de Wit - CBS, NL)
  • Development of statistics on fishing fleet (Michał Bis & Anna Bilska - GUS, PL)
  • Port Visits Geo-Solution (Christina Pierrakou & Eleni Bisioti - Elstat, EL)
  • Energy use and air emissions of shippingvessels for the environmental accounts (Wai King Meijer-Cheung & Tessa de Wit - CBS, NL)
  • Q&A

7. WPK Methodology and quality (Alex Kowarik): Thursday 26 November 2020, 10:00-12:00 CET

Discussant: Peter Struijs (CBS, NL)

8. WPG Financial transactions data (Johan Fosen): Thursday 26 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET

Discussant: Marc Debusschere (Statbel, BE)
  • Financial Transactions Data – a source for Official Statistics (Johan Fosen – SSB, NO)
  • Case study: Macroeconomic forecasts of Italy (Alessandra Righi – ISTAT, IT)
  • Case study: Financial Transactions Data for Lodging and Transport in sharing Economy (Pedro Campos – INE, PT)
  • Case study: Financial Transactions Data for Retail Sales Statistics (Johan Fosen – SSB, NO)
  • Financial Transactions Data as a data source to measure E-commerce and Sharing Economy Platforms (Giulio Perani – ISTAT, IT)

9. WPI Mobile networks data (David Salgado): Friday 27 November 2020, 10:00-12:00 CET

Discussant: Alex Kowarik (Statistics Austria, AT)
  • Introduction (David Salgado - INE, ES)
  • Access and Experience with Real Data (Milena Suarez-Castillo - INSEE, FR; Sandra Hadam - DESTATIS, DE; Tiziana Tuoto - ISTAT, IT; May Offermans - CBS, NE; Bogdan Oancea - INS, RO; David Salgado - INE, ES)
  • Statistical Methods (David Salgado - INE, ES)
  • Software Tools (Bogdan Oancea - INS, RO; Martijn Tennekes - CBS, NL)
  • Glossary of Terms (Tiziana Tuoto - ISTAT, IT)
  • BREAL and MNO Data (Tiziana Tuoto - ISTAT, IT)
  • Conclusions and Future Prospects (David Salgado - INE, ES)

10. WPH Earth observation (Marek Morze): Friday 27 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET

Discussant: Alex Kowarik (Statistics Austria, AT)
  • Introduction and general information of Workpackage H (Marek Morze - GUS, PL)
  • Case Study 1 – Crop recognition, mapping and monitoring (Przemysław Slesiński – GUS, PL)
  • Case Study 2 – Monitoring of the off-season vegetation cover (Maria Yli-Heikkilä – LUKE, FI)
  • Case Study 3 – Crop recognition with very high resolution aerial data (treated in introductory presentation)
  • Case Study 4 – Implementing SDG indicator 11.7.1 ()
  • Case Study 5 – Urban sprawl across urban areas in Europe (Magdalena Mleczko - GUS, PL)
  • Case Study 6 – Combination of official statistics and Earth Observation data to determine the quality of life (Maren Köhlmann – Destatis, DE)
  • Case Study 7 – Comparing „in-situ” and remote sensing collection mode for land cover data (Bertrand Ballet – SSP, FR)
  • Case Study 8 – Land cover maps at very detailed scale (Diego Zardetto – ISTAT, IT)
  • Case Study 9 – Update the INSPIRE Theme Statistical Units dataset and preventing forest fire (Rossano Figueiredo – INE, PT)
  • Earth Observation in statistical production – final conclusions (Magdalena Mleczko - GUS, PL)

11. WPJ Innovative tourism statistics (Marek Cierpiał-Wolan): Monday 30 November 2020, 10:00-12:00 CET

Discussant: Marc Debusschere (Statbel, BE)
  • Introduction and general information of Workpackage J (Marek Cierpiał-Wolan – GUS, PL)
  • New data sources related to tourism (Marek Cierpiał-Wolan – GUS, PL)
  • Methodology for combining and disaggregation of data (Marek Cierpiał-Wolan – GUS, PL)
  • Flash estimates in the field of tourism (Marek Cierpiał-Wolan – GUS, PL)
  • Data quality improvement in tourism(Marek Cierpiał-Wolan – GUS, PL)
  • Impact of COVID-19 pandemic (Marek Cierpiał-Wolan – GUS, PL)
  • Case Studies (Rui Alves (INE, PT), Mascia Di Torrice (ISTAT, IT), Boris Frankovic (SOSR, SK), Tobias Gramlich (HESSE, DE), Shirley Ortega-Azurduy (CBS, NL), Christina Pierrakou (ELSTAT, EL), Galya Stateva (BNSI, BG))
  • Q&A

12. WPL Preparing smart statistics (Natalie Rosenski): Monday 30 November 2020, 14:00-16:00 CET

Discussant: Michail Skaliotis (Ext-Eurostat)
  • Introduction (Natalie Rosenski, WP Leader - Destatis, DE)
  • Task 1: Smart Farming (Alexander Kowarik - Statistics Austria, AT)
  • Task 2: Smart Cities (Georgi Christov - on behalf of BNSI, BG & Marie-Pierre de Bellefon - Insee, FR)
  • Task 3: Smart Devices (Olav ten Bosch - CBS, NL)
  • Task 4: Smart Traffic (Pontus Lindroos - Statistics Finland, FI)