Program and contributions

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

08:00 -- 15:00

08:40 -- 08:45
Welcoming Address

  • Claude Julien, Director General of the Methodology Branch, Statistics Canada, Canada

08:45 -- 09:45
Session 1 -- Keynote Address

  • Quality and Official Statistics: Present and Future
    Paul P. Biemer, RTI International, USA

09:45 -- 10:00
Opening Remarks

  • Anil Arora, Chief Statistician of Canada, Statistics Canada, Canada

10:00 -- 10:30
Morning Break

10:30 -- 12:00
Session 2A -- Small area estimation with Big data

  • Big Data, Big Promise, Big Challenge: Can Small Area Estimation Play a Role in the Big Data Centric World?
    Partha Lahiri, Lijuan Cao, Ying Han, Kartik Kaushik and Cinzia Cirillo, University of Maryland, USA
  • Small Area Estimation to correct for measurement errors in big population registries
    Danny Pfeffermann and Dano Ben-hur, Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel
  • Small Area Model-Based Estimation using Big Data
    Stefano Marchetti, University of Pisa, Italy

10:30 -- 12:00
Session 2B -- Data integration I

  • Estimating annual wealth distributions within Canada's System of National Accounts
    Margaret Wu and Cilanne Boulet, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Transactional Data Processing System
    Agnes Waye, Serge Godbout and Nathalie Hamel, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Measuring mobility by combining big data and administrative data sources at the Centre for Big data Statistics of Statistics Netherlands
    Marko Roos, Statistics Netherlands, The Netherlands
  • A look inside the box: Combining aggregate and marginal distributions to identify joint distributions
    Marie-Hélène Felt, Bank of Canada, Canada
  • Transport Survey Estimate Adjustment by Permanently Installed Highway-sensors Using Capture-recapture Techniques
    Jonas Klingwort, Bart Buelens and Rainer Schnell, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and Statistics Netherlands, the Netherlands

12:00 -- 13:30

13:30 -- 15:00
Session 3A -- Prioritizing the use of administrative data for official statistics

  • Development of a census methodology combining administrative data and data obtained through traditional collection
    Jean-François Simard, Roxanne Gagnon, Georgina House, Francis Demers and Christian Nadeau, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Admin-First as a Statistical Paradigm for Canadian Official Statistics: Meaning, Challenges and Opportunities
    Eric Rancourt, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Use of administrative data in New Zealand's 2018 Census – the future has arrived
    Nathaniel Matheson-Dunning, Anna Lin, Christine Bycroft, Statistics New Zealand, New Zealand

13:30 -- 15:00
Session 3B -- Innovative methods

  • The Imitation Game: An Overview of a Machine Learning Approach to Code the Industrial Classification
    Javier Oyarzun, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Modelling measurement errors to enable consistency between monthly and quarterly turnover growth rates
    Arnout van Delden, Sander Scholtus, and Nicole Ostlund, Statistics Netherlands, The Netherlands
  • Bringing survey sampling techniques into big data
    Antoine Rebecq, Ubisoft Montréal, Canada
  • Developing an exploratory open database of buildings
    Alessandro Alasia, Jean Le Moullec, Marina Smailes, Statistics Canada, Canada
    • TBA
  • The challenges of producing national estimates of child maltreatment using administrative data from different jurisdictions
    David Laferrière and Catherine Deshaies-Moreault, Statistics Canada, Canada

Thursday, November 8, 2018

08:00 -- 17:00

08:30 -- 09:30
Session 4 -- Waksberg Award Winner Address

  • The Sage Statistician and Conditional Calibration
    Donald Rubin, Harvard University, USA

09:30 -- 10:30
Morning Break

10:30 -- 12:00
Session 5A -- Geospatial data

  • Monitoring spatial sustainable development: (Semi-)Automated analysis of satellite and aerial images for energy transition and sustainable indicators.
    R.L. Curier, T.J.A. de Jong, D. Iren, S. Bromuri, Statistics Netherlands and Business Intelligence and Smart Services Institute, The Netherlands
  • Do fences really make good neighbors? A side-by-side comparison of RDD and geofencing methods using risk factor surveys
    James Dayton and Matt Jans, ICF, USA
    • TBA

10:30 -- 12:00
Session 5B -- Non-probability samples

  • Calibrating Non-Probability Samples With Probability Samples Using LASSO
    Jack Chen, Michael R. Elliott and Rick Valliant, University of Michigan, USA
  • Statistical Inference with Non-probability Survey Samples
    Changbao Wu, Yilin Chen and Pengfei Li, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Understanding the Effects of Record Linkage on Estimation of Total when Combining a Big Data Source with a Probability Sample
    Benjamin Williams, Lynne Stokes, Southern Methodist University, USA
  • Web Scraping as an alternative data source to predict E-Commerce indicators
    José Márcio Martins Júnior, Marcelo Trindade Pitta, Joao Victor Pacheco Dias and Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva, Brazilian Network Information Center and National School of Statistical Science from IBGE, Brazil
  • Indirect sampling applied to capture-recapture models with dependency between the sources
    Herménégilde Nkurunziza and Ayi Ajavon, Statistics Canada, Canada

12:00 -- 13:30

13:30 -- 15:00
Session 6A -- Using alternative data sources for social statistics programs

  • Herding and exploring combinations of electronic transaction data for alternative HBS-design purposes
    Anders Holmberg, Statistics Norway, Norway
  • Modernizing the Household Expenditure Program
    Christiane Laperrière, Denis Malo and Johanne Tremblay, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Combining Multiple Data Sources to Enhance U.S. Federal Statistics
    Brian Harris-Kojetin and Robert M. Groves, US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Georgetown University, USA

13:30 -- 15:00
Session 6B -- Record linkage

  • Evaluation of the Accuracy of Links or Candidate Pairs within Record Linkage Analyses
    Dean Resnick and Lisa Mirel, National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago and National Center for Health Statistics, USA
  • Decision Rules and Error-Rate Estimation for Record Linkage Using a Probability Model
    Clayton Block, Elections Canada, Canada
  • Combining commercial company data with administrative employer-employee data – methodological challenges of linkage, preparation and representativity
    Manfred Antoni, Marie-Christine Laible, Institute for Employment Research (IAB) Research Data Center, Germany
  • Quality assessment of linked Canadian clinical administrative hospital and vital statistics death data
    Nancy Rodrigues, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canada
  • Inverse Probability Weighting to Correct for Outcome Misclassification Using Linked Administrative Datasets
    Christopher A. Gravel, Kristian B. Filion, Pauline M. Reynier and Robert W. Platt, McGill University and Lady Davis Institute, Canada

15:00 -- 15:30
Afternoon Break

15:30 -- 17:00
Session 7A -- Data fusion and record linkage

  • Simple linkage-data linear regression methods for secondary analysis
    Li-Chun Zhang and Tiziana Tuoto, University of Southampton and Istat, UK and Italy
  • Statistical inference from multiple data files linked by probabilistic record linkage
    Partha Lahiri and Ying Han, University of Maryland, USA
  • Pairwise Estimating Equations for the primary analysis of linked data
    Abel Dasylva, Statistics Canada, Canada

15:30 -- 17:00
Session 7B -- Use of administrative or alternative data sources I

  • Practical issues in linking data: Experiences with the Linked File Environment (LFE) and its future infrastructure.
    Peter Timusk, Julio Rosa, Statistics Canada, Canada
    • TBA
  • Moving from a census to tax sources: changing the survey frame to better coordinate INSEE samples
    Thomas Merly-Alpa, Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, France
  • A cross-border traveller's tale: Do I stay or do I go?
    Tanja Armenski and Zdenek Patak, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Using multiple sources of data to create and refine geographic aggregations for sub-county surveillance
    Angela K Werner and Heather Strosnider, Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
  • Next Generation Data Governance Technologies for Official Statistics
    Ryan White, Statistics Canada, Canada

Friday, November 9, 2018

08:00 -- 16:15

08:45 -- 10:15
Session 8A -- Methods in Demography

  • Projecting the level of literacy using a microsimulation model
    Samuel Vézina and Alain Bélanger, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Canada
  • Putting admin data at the core of the Population Statistics System – the experience in England and Wales
    Rebecca Tinsley, Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom
  • The Demographic Characteristics File (DCF): Assigning Race and Hispanic Origin to Domestic Migrants using Census and Federal Administrative Data Sources
    Amel Toukabri, U.S. Census Bureau, USA

08:45 -- 10:15
Session 8B -- Data integration II

  • The Utility of Using Web Surveys to Measure and Estimate Major Health Outcomes, A Pilot Study.
    Yulei He, Hee-Choon Shin, Bill Cai, Van Parsons, Peter Meyers and Jennifer Parker, Division of Research and Methodology National Center for Health Statistics U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
  • Data integration method: a consolidation of semantic heterogeneity and data sources with the England and Wales custodial policy evaluation project
    Marie-Eve Bedard, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Combining Unit and Area Level Data for Small Area Estimation via Penalized Multi Level Models
    Jan Pablo Burgard, Joscha Krause and Ralf Münnich, Trier University, Germany
  • Quality Measures for the Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas (MCONG) Report
    Evona Jamroz, Lihua An, and Sanping Chen, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Findings from the Integrated Data Workshops hosted by the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology and Washington Statistical Society
    Alexandra Brown, Andrew Caporaso, Katharine G. Abraham and Frauke Kreuter (Presenter: Linda Young), University of Maryland, USA

10:15 -- 10:30
Morning Break

10:30 -- 12:00
Session 9A -- Data Access Issues - Privacy and Confidentiality in the era of multiple sources

  • The Framework behind the Confidentiality Classification Tool and its Role in Modernization
    Joseph Duggan, Michelle Marquis, Claude Girard and Jack Gambino, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Why the U.S. Census Bureau Adopted Differential Privacy for the 2020 Census of Population and Housing
    John M. Abowd, U.S. Census Bureau, USA
  • Implementing Privacy-preserving National Health Registries
    Rainer Schnell and Christian Borgs, University of Duisburg-Essen Lotharstr, Germany

10:30 -- 12:00
Session 9B -- Use of administrative or alternative data sources II

  • Combining Census and Manitoba Hydro data to understand residential electricity usage
    Chris Duddek, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Valuing Wellbeing Impacts with the General Social Survey
    Xavier Lemyre, Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada
  • Towards a Register-centric Statistical System: Recent Developments at Statistics Canada
    Jean Pignal, Philippe Gagné, Christian Wolfe and Tanvir Quadir, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Replacing Census questions using linked administrative data
    Scott McLeish and Athanase Barayandema, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Automated Methods of Data Collection: Retail locations and shopping centres in Vancouver
    Paul Holness, Statistics Canada, Canada

12:00 -- 13:30

13:30 – 15:00
Session 10 – Panel: Data science for official statistics - successes, opportunities and challenges

  • Trevor Sabean, Bank of Canada, Canada, Elise Coudin, Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, France, and Shirley Mills, Carleton University, Canada

15:00 -- 16:00
Session 11 -- Plenary Session

  • Measuring Uncertainty with Multiple Sources of Data
    Sharon Lohr, Arizona State University, USA

16:00 – 16:15
Closing Remarks

  • Claude Julien, Director General of the Methodology Branch, Statistics Canada, Canada
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