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ICOS2019: Emerging trends in statistical methodologies and data dissemination | November 14-15, 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Best Student Paper Award


ICOS2019: Emerging trends in statistical methodologies and data dissemination

Abstract submission deadline extended: March 24, 2019, 23:59 CET

We are calling all full-time university students to submit their abstracts to ICOS2019 and be considered for the Best Student Paper Award in 2019!

An independent commission will evaluate and select the best three student works whose authors will receive monetary awards at a ceremony to be held on November 14 2019 at ICOS2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The awarded students will also be given a chance to present their research at ICOS2019 and have them published in the ICOS2019 Conference Proceedings.

University students from various disciplines that use or intend to use statistical data in their research – by no means limited to mathematics, economics and IT – are invited to submit their work. Manuscripts will be evaluated and scored on the basis of their originality, contribution to science and the use of official statistics data in their analyses. Manuscripts may be original research papers, review papers or concept papers / thinkpieces, however additional points will be awarded to manuscripts that include analyses primarily focusing on data originating from official statistics. To be considered for this award, student must be either a sole or the first author of submitted manuscript. All candidates will have to present a proof of their registration as a full-time student at a recognized academic institution in 2018-19.

The International Conference on Official Statistics: Emerging trends in statistical methodologies and data dissemination (ICOS2019) is a joint initiative by the School of Economics and Business of the University of Sarajevo and the Institute for Statistics of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina that aims to bring together academics, practitioners and data users to present their research, share their best practices, and discuss avenues for development of official statistics in Bosnia and Herzegovina and globally.

This second international scientific gathering will be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 14 and 15 November 2019, and will aim to become a biennial event. It will include presentations by prominent international invited speakers, as well as high-quality research findings from applicants selected through rigorous manuscript review by the international Scientific Program Committee. All accepted manuscripts will be published in ICOS2019 Conference Proceedings, which we will aim to register with prominent citation indexes/databases.

Original contributions on topics covered below (this is by no means an exhaustive list) are solicited:

1) Official Statistics (improvement, harmonization, data collection, tools, methods, sector-specific statistics, etc.)

2) Business Statistics (use of administrative and accounts data, challenges and development)

3) Econometrics modeling for policy making

4) Application of statistical methodology (Economics, Finance, Health, Education and other related disciplines)

5) Big data and machine learning

6) Social and welfare statistics

7) Labor market statistics

8) Special session for students and young researchers

When submitting your abstract, include the word “STUDENT” in the subject heading. 


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