NTTS 2009

Background Objectives Scientific Commitee
Conference programme Sessions Poster Sessions


The NTTS (New Techniques and Technologies for Statistics) seminar is an international scientific conference on the impact of new technologies on statistical collection, production and dissemination systems. The conference is intended to stimulate and facilitate the preparation of new innovative projects for the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development, to encourage co-operation and possible building of consortia by researchers with the aim of enhancing the quality and usefulness of official statistics.

NTTS conferences have been organised in 1992, 1995 and 1998. The last one has been organised jointly with the ETK seminar in 2001 in Creta.

The conference is combined with the ETK (Exchange of Technology and Know-how) which aims to provide a forum where producers of official statistics and developers of statistical methods and tools can meet, network and identify problems to be solved.


The objectives are to have an overview of the methodological and technological developments in statistics, to develop and promote new research orientations, to disseminate and demonstrate state-of-the-art results in statistics. The idea is also to put together NSIs and researchers in order to inform each other of the different needs for research as well as already available research results coming from 5th Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP5), FP6 and current activities in FP7 projects.

A last objective of such a conference would be to start establishing a research agenda for statistics for the next 5 to 10 years in order to prepare discussions for the next phase of FP7 work programmes definition and it possible for FP8.

Conference programme

Day 1 -  Wednesday 18 February 2009

Opening session - Room Alcide de Gasperi
Chair: Walter Radermacher  Director General  (Eurostat)

Panel session - Room Alcide de Gasperi
Chair: Pedro Díaz Muñoz (Eurostat)

Open discussion with all speakers: Questions from public? Pedro Díaz Muñoz (Eurostat)

Day 2 - Thursday  19 February 2009

Special Session: The Future in Research for Official Statistics

Chair: Rainer Muthmann (Eurostat)
Discussant: Hervé Pero (DG RTD)

Day 3 - Friday 20 February 2009

Special Session on Access to Microdata

Chair: Pierre Valette (DG RTD)

Scientific commitee

  • Timo Alanko (Statistics Finland)
  • Lars Becker (Statistics Sweden)
  • Jelke Bethlehem (CBS)
  • Silvia Biffignandi (University of Bergamo)•Lea Bregar (University of Ljubljana)•Manfred Ehling (Destatis)
  • Beat Hulliger (University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland)
  • Carlo Lauro (University of Naples Federico II)
  • Risto Lehtonen (University of Helsinki)
  • Robert Lussier (Statistique Canada)
  • Domingo Morales (Universidad Miguel Hernández of Elche)
  • Ralf Munnich (University of Trier)
  • Chris Skinner (University of Southampton)
  • Giuseppe Sindoni (ISTAT Roma)
  • Andrea Saltelli (JRC)
  • Daniel Defays (EC)