The European Survey Research Association (ESRA), will hold the first conference on Big Data Meets Survey Science (BigSurv18) on October 25-27, 2018 at the Research and Expertise Center in Survey Methodology (RECSM) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

The theme of the conference is “Exploring New Statistical Frontiers at the Intersection of Survey Science and Big Data.” 

During the three-day event, attendees, panelists, and presenters will engage in a variety of discussions on the practical applications for employing Big Data and data science to improve the quality of statistics production. With focus on how researchers can combine perspectives from both expertly designed small data carefully measuring human behaviors, attitudes, and opinions to organic, electronic data capturing massive quantities of observations about our everyday lives in real-time; from generating summary statistics describing entire populations to leveraging fine-grained data informing the context of each observation; from the sampling of individuals within populations to considering the implications of “N=all;” and from applying the Total Survey Error paradigm to adopting a total statistical uncertainty framework that will be needed to encompass the new quality issues associated with Big Data.

The best papers from the conference will be published in an edited volume by John Wiley & Sons or a peer-reviewed special issue of the Social Science Computer Review.

Contact us on: info@bigsurv18.org

BigSurv18 Conference Scientific Committee:

Dr. Craig Hill (Chair, editorial committee): Senior Vice President, Survey, Computing, and Statistical Sciences, RTI International, USA

Dr. Antje Kirchner (Chair, organizing committee): Research Survey Methodologist, RTI International; Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA

Dr. Paul Biemer: Distinguished Fellow, RTI International; Associate Director for Survey Research, Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Dr. Trent Buskirk: Director, Center for Survey Research, and Professor, Department of Management Science and Information Systems, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Dr. Mario Callegaro: Senior Survey Scientist, Google Cloud Platform UX, Google London, UK

Dr. Ana Lucía Córdova Cazar: Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador; Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA

Dr. Adam Eck: Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Oberlin College, USA

Dr. Lilli Japec: Senior Scientific Advisor, Statistics Sweden, Sweden

Dr. Stas Kolenikov: Senior Scientist, Abt Associates, USA

Dr. Lars Lyberg: Inizio, Sweden

Prof. Patrick Sturgis: Professor of Research Methodology, Department of Social Statistics and Demography, and Director of National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton, UK