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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 conference topics include, but are not limited to:
Pilot experiments and experiments embedded in statistical production
Data collection modes
Non-response, response propensity, respondent behaviour and response burden
Administrative and registry data
Big Data and other non-traditional Data Sources
Versatile data collection systems (adaptive surveys, modular surveys/systems, split questionnaires…)
Horizontally integrated data collection systems
The NTTS 2015 conference will take place from 10 to 12 March 2015 in Brussels. For details on the event, please refer to the conference homepage.
As of September 2015, the Organizing Committee will begin planning the next seminar on data collection.
Date and location are still to be confirmed. All previous participants will be informed as soon as we have further details available.
It is intended that the seminar will have a joint day alongside the UNECE expert group on Dissemination and Communication, permitting one or more joint sessions on the interface between collection and communication.…
UNECE’s second seminar on data collection looked at Big Data, new sources, new approaches to management and centralisation, and mixed-mode collection, among other topics. The focus was on the organizational-level implications of the rapidly-changing data environment. The goal of the seminar was to bring data collection specialists together to help the statistical community to rise to the new challenges by sharing knowledge and experience across organizations.…