Call For Papers

Call For Papers

Proposals

The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS), the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the Republic of Zambia Central Statistical Office are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2020 Conference

Better Lives 2030: Mobilising the power of data for Africa and the world.

Bringing together statisticians and all those in government, universities and education who care about the value of statistics to society

We have selected seven themes:

  1. Future of Statistics for Africa: statistics that leave no one behind
  2. Skills for Africa in the era of data
  3. Official statistics in society: they matter to all of us
  4. Big data. Opportunities arising from the new data ecosystem.
  5. Statistics making a difference: public health, prevent and cure
  6. Statistics making a difference: environment and climate
  7. Statistics making a difference: from data to progress

More information about each theme is shown below.

 The conference programme has been designed to deliver:

  • A forward-looking prospectus for statistics to help improve decision-making over the next 10 years
  • An opportunity to bring together diverse communities to foster innovation and partnership
  • A focus on Africa through Agenda 2063 and the SDGs
  • Capacity building in Zambia and across the region
Session and Paper proposals

You are invited to submit any of the following:

  1. Proposal for a session, lasting 90 minutes in total and including three or four speakers plus a discussant. Please indicate the strand chosen, the title of the proposed session, a half-a-page abstract, the list of speakers with affiliation and link to web page (if possible).

  2. Contributed individual paper, which will be organised in special topic sessions. Please indicate the strand, the title of the proposed paper and a half-a-page abstract.

  3. Contributed individual poster. Please indicate the strand, the title of the proposed poster and a half-a-page abstract.

 In all cases please indicate your own name, your affiliation, your email address, your phone number and your web-page, if available.

 Proposals should be sent to zambiastats2020@gmail.com by 21 January 2020 (Extended deadline).

Please send a single file (pdf, word, text, etc) with the required information. The Scientific Programme Committee will consider the proposals and inform you of the outcome (acceptance or not) by end January 2020. If selected, final materials for the
conference proceedings need to be submitted by end April 2020.

 Pre and Post conference workshops, side events or meetings

The main programme will run over three full days.  There is also potential for side events, relevant to the themes, before or after the main event.

 Suggestions for pre-and post-conference workshops, events or meetings should be also send to zambiastats2020@gmail.com by 31 December 2019, with a clear description of the proposed content and organisation of the event.

 Please indicate your own name, your affiliation, your email address, your phone number and your web-page, if available.

The Scientific Programme Committee will consider the proposals and inform you of the outcome (acceptance or not) by end of January 2020.  The Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to combine events.