Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics (ICES VI)

Date of event: 
June 15, 2020 - June 18, 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics (ICES VI) will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, June 15–18, 2020. Continuing in the traditions of ICES-I to ICES-V, ICES VI will explore new areas of establishment statistics, as well as reflect state-of-the-art methodology at the time of the conference.

Situated in the French Quarter of New Orleans—a unique city known for its vibrant music and delicious beignets—ICES VI is expected to be attractive to professionals and researchers in statistics on businesses, farms, and institutions throughout the world.

The conference will include the following:

  • Short courses at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels
  • Introductory overview lectures about important and timely topics
  • Selection of invited and contributed papers
  • Two keynote speakers
  • Speed sessions and software demonstrations

All conference activities will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.

The International Conference on Establishment Statistics (ICES) promotes discussion of a broad range of issues related to the statistics of businesses, farms, or institutions. ICES features invited and contributed papers and demonstrations from around the globe that highlight new, improved, and upcoming establishment statistics methodologies and technologies using census data, administrative or other organic data, and sample survey data.

Participants come from academia, government statistical agencies, private businesses, statistical associations, and other sectors with an interest in international best practices in conceptualization, design, data collection, analysis, and dissemination.

The conference proceedings provide a historical repository of valuable information related to the development and use of establishment statistics.

ICES has a truly international character. The conference may take place anywhere in the world, although its official language is English. Participation is open to all with an interest in establishment statistics. Contributed papers and demonstrations are chosen solely based on merit. To the extent the budget allows, ICES provides support to participants who would not otherwise be able to attend due to demonstrated financial need.

For the fifth conference in the ICES series, a special issue of the Journal of Official Statistics was produced (Volume 34, Issue 2). There is a planned edited volume for ICES VI.

The ICES series is produced through the collaboration of an organizing committee, program committee, and continuation committee. Detailed information about each ICES conference and conference proceedings can be found on the ASA website.

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