University of Perugia

June 8, 2022 – June 10, 2022

Survey Methods for Statistical Data Integration and New Data Sources

ITACOSM is a bi-annual international conference organized by the Survey Sampling Group (S2G) of the Italian Statistical Society (SIS) whose aim is promoting the scientific discussion on the developments of theory and application of survey sampling methodologies in the fields of economics, social and demographic sciences, of official statistics and in the studies on biological and environmental phenomena.

Survey researchers and practitioners have always combined data from various data sources (auxiliary data from Censuses, Administrative registers, GIS data) to enhance sampling designs and estimation. Statistical data integration represents the new frontier of combining information from representative samples with data from multiple sources some of which may have uncontrolled selection mechanisms (non-probability samples, big data, smartphone data, integrated register data). ITACOSM2022 will provide a showcase for methods and applications that combine sources of data for better sampling strategies using classical survey methods or new data science tools such as Machine Learning methods.


ITACOSM2022 will include plenary (keynote) sessions on very relevant themes, specialized (invited) sessions on specific topics, and contributed sessions.

The Conference will be preceded by a one-day SHORT COURSE on "Survey Data Integration" held by Prof. Jae-Kwang Kim (Iowa State University) on June 7 in Assisi, Palazzo Bernabei.

Abstract submission is now closed. The conference program is available here (updated on May 25th).


• March 1, 2022: Abstract submission for contributed papers

• March 14, 2022: Notification of acceptance for contributed papers

• April 4, 2022: Abstract submission for keynote and invited papers

• April 18, 2022: Deadline for the final version of all abstracts

• April 18, 2022: Early conference registration deadline

• May 31, 2022: Online conference registration deadline

• September 30, 2022: Full papers submission for special issue in "Metron"




Keynote Speakers

Jae-Kwang Kim (Iowa State University)

Anne Ruiz-Gazen (Toulouse School of Economics)

Peter Van Der Heijden (Utrecht University and University of Southampton)


Round table How can data integration enhance statistics for knowledge and policy making?

Alessandra Petrucci (Past S2G President, University of Florence)

Monica Pratesi (ISTAT and University of Pisa)

Ray Chambers (University of Wollongong, Australia)

Nicola Torelli (University of Trieste)

Daniela Cocchi (Chair, University of Bologna)


Invited Speakers

David Haziza (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Roberto Cerina (Data Analytics and Digitalisation, Maastricht University)

Yves Tillé (Université de Neuchâtel)

Jean Francois Beaumont (Statistics Canada)

Li-Chun Zhang (University of Southampton, Statistics Norway, University of Oslo)

Mark S. Handcock (UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles)

Hamida Seba (Université Claude Bernard Lyon, France)

Shu-Hui Hsieh (Center for Survey Research, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Laura Boeschoten (Utrecht University)

Enrico Fabrizi (Università Cattolica)

F. Jay Breidt (Colorado State University and NORC)

Tiziana Tuoto (Italian National Statistical Office)

Sander Scholtus (Statistics Netherlands)

Davide Di Cecco (Sapienza University of Rome)

Andrea Tancredi (Sapienza Universityof Rome)

Alessio Guandalini (Italian National Statistical Office)

Mehdi Dagdoug (Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté)

Andrea Neri (Banca d’Italia)

Paul Smith (University of Southampton)

Claudia De Vitiis (Italian National Statistical Office)

Alessia Naccarato (University of Roma Tre)

Yael Feinstein (Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel)

Louisa Blackwell (UK Office for National Statistics)

Donatella Zindato (Italian National Statistical Office)

Robyn Ferg (WESTAT)

Changabo Wu (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Michael Elliott (University of Michigan)

Natalie Shlomo (Manchester University)

Setareh Ranjbar (Lausanne University hospital)

Paolo Veneri (OECD)

Andreas Quatember (Johannes Kepler University JKU Linz)

Peter Lugtig (Utrecht University)

Guillaume Chauvet (ENSAI)

Francesco Pantalone (University of Southampton)

Felix Wolter (University of Konstanz, Germany)

Timo Schmid (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg)








Link book springer 2016


Springer Book "Studies in Theoretical and Applied Statistics"



Posted: 2018-06-20



A free bus service will be available to reach the Conference Venue from the city center. The number of seats is limited. The service is offered by the town company of transportation AMAT and by the Town of Palermo.

―DAY 20/06/2018
08:00 AM › From Piazza Verdi to Viale
delle Scienze Building 19
07:30 PM › From Viale delle Scienze
Building 19 to Piazza Verdi
―DAY 21/06/2018
08:00 AM › From Piazza Verdi to Viale
delle Scienze Building 19
07:30 PM › From Viale delle Scienze
Building 19 to Piazza Verdi
―DAY 22/06/2018
08:00 AM › From Piazza Verdi to Viale
delle Scienze Building 19
05:30 PM › From Viale delle Scienze
Building 19 to Piazza Verdi

The bus will show the logo of the conference and will be parked in piazza Verdi, near to the shop "Bata", near to the crossing between via Ruggero Settimo, via Macheda, via Cavour and piazza Verdi.

Posted: 2018-06-18



The SIS2018 APP is now freely available on the App Store for iOS devices and on the Play Store for Android devices.

Posted: 2018-06-16
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