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Call for Papers for the 13th National Convention on Statistics (NCS) is Now Open



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Call for Papers for the 13th National Convention on Statistics
(NCS) is Now Open
(PR-201510-PP1-03, Posted 28 October 2015)



The Philippine Statistical System (PSS) through the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is now calling for paper presenters for the 13th National Convention on Statistics (NCS) in October 2016. The 13th NCS is a two-day event which features 1) plenary sessions; 2) invited and contributed paper presentations; 3) panel discussions; 4) poster sessions on various topics; and 5) a commercial exhibit showcasing latest statistical products and innovations. Statisticians, researchers, academicians and data users will once again gather for this triennial event to discuss, share ideas and recommendations on recent advances on improving statistics in the country. Furthermore, it will be an avenue to further enhance the PSS and an avenue for academicians, statistical practitioners and even students to relay the results of their statistical researches and case studies. The 13th NCS will coincide with the Opening Ceremony of the 27th National Statistics Month in October 2016.

The PSS is now inviting interested paper presenters for the 13th NCS to submit papers on the following initially identified topics to accommodate various interests of the prospective contributors and participants:

  1. Statistical Theory and Methodology
      • Econometrics
      • Small area estimation
      • Statistical computing techniques and procedures
      • Statistical models for data analysis
      • Statistical quality control
  1. Innovations and Improving Business Processes
      • Use of technology in data collection, dissemination and data preservation
      • Use of administrative data
      • Partnership with non-official data sources
      • Statistical network
  1. Statistical Applications
      • Risk analysis and management
      • Business intelligence
      • Market research
      • Insurance
      • Micro finance
      • Use of 2006 Input-Output Table for analysis
  1. Economic Statistics
      • Economic progress
      • Agricultural statistics
      • Banking and finance statistics
      • Science and technology and innovation statistics
      • Industry, trade and investment/business statistics
      • Tourism statistics
      • Information society statistics
      • Energy statistics
  1. Social Statistics
      • Demographic statistics
      • Education statistics (K-12)
      • Education statistics (Higher Education and TVET)
      • Gender statistics
      • Health and nutrition statistics
      • Human/child development indicators
      • Hunger statistics
      • Labor, employment and productivity statistics
      • Labor market interventions
      • Migration statistics / Overseas Filipinos
      • Peace, justice and security statistics
      • Poverty statistics
      • Social protection measures
      • Statistics on informal sector
  1. Multi-Sectoral Statistics / Other Concerns
      • Governance statistics
      • National Quality Assessment Framework (NQAF)
      • Spatial analysis / geoinformation systems
      • Statistical capacity building
    1. Biostatistics - Bioinformatics
        • Biostatistics
        • Bioinformatics
        • Epidemiology
    1. Sustainability, Environment and Energy
        • Adaptive capacities of human communities
        • Air pollution in Metro Manila and other major urban centers
        • Biodiversity protection and conservation
        • Climate change
        • Disaster statistics
        • Environmental expenditure statistics
        • Equitable utilization of mineral resources
        • Forests and watershed s sustainability
        • Methodological developments and operational challenges in environment statistics
        • Resilience of natural systems
        • Waste management
        • Water pollution

Interested paper presenters must submit the title of the paper together with the abstract not later than 8 February 2016. Notice of acceptance from the Scientific Program Committee, chaired by Dr. Dennis S. Mapa, Dean of the UP School of Statistics, will be sent to the authors. The deadline of submission of the manuscript will be on 19 July 2016. Updates and guidelines on the sessions, topics and paper format will soon be posted on the PSA web site at



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