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SAE Conferences
SAE conferences are aimed to provide a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas about current developments in small area estimation and with applications to different fields of statistics production and research. The conferences address, in a good balance,
     (i)   theoretical and methodological developments in small area estimation and related fields, and
     (ii)  practical applications of small area estimation methods, including their potential uses in various research areas and European official statistics.

First SAE conference (SAE2005) was organized by the University of Jyväskylä, Statistics Finland and the EURAREA Consortium. Second SAE (SAE2007) conference is organized by the University of Pisa, the IASS and the Regione Toscana. The need to regulate and promote the continuity of SAE conferences required the creation of EWORSAE.


SAE2014 Conference on Small Area Estimation

The international conference on Small Area Estimation (SAE 2014) will take place from 3rd to 5th September 2014, and will be devoted to the methodology of small area statistics, which, following arrangements made by the European Working Group on Small Area Estimation, will be organized by the Chair of Statistics at the Poznan University of Economics. The conference will be co-organized by the Central Statistical Office (CSO) in Warsaw and the Statistical Office in Poznañ. Prof. Janusz Witkowski, The President of CSO and Prof. Marian Gorynia, the Rector of the Poznan University of Economics have taken Honorary Patronage of the conference.
The idea behind the SAE 2014 conference is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences between statisticians, scientists and experts from universities, statistical institutes, research centres as well as other government agencies, local government and private companies involved in developing and applying the methodology of regional surveys, in particular small area estimation. The Poznañ conference is another in the series of conferences (Jyväskylä 2005, Piza 2007, Elche 2009, Trier 2011), intended to combine theoretical considerations and practical applications of SAE in public statistics.
The SAE 2014 conference will focus on applications of SAE in censuses, model-based estimation and its evaluation, the use of spatio-temporal models, robust methods, non-response, issues in sample selection, poverty estimation, the teaching of SAE and its applications in public statistics. The conference will also feature a discussion panel and a specialist workshop devoted to the theory and practice of indirect estimation methodology.
Some eminent experts in this field of statistics have already confirmed their participation in the conference, including: J.N.K. Rao (Carleton University), Malay Ghosh (University of Florida), Ray Chambers (University of Wollongong), Li-Chun Zhang (Statistics Norway, University of Southampton), Partha Lahiri (University of Maryland), Danny Pfeffermann (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Risto Lehtonen (University of Helsinki), Ralf Münnich (University of Trier), Domingo Morales (Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche) and Isabel Molina (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid).
Detailed information about the conference is available on the conference website at You are welcome to take part in what is planned to be a continuation of the discussion started during one of the first conferences on the topic: International Scientific Conference on Small Area Estimation and Survey Design, which was held from 30th September to 3rd November 1992 in Warsaw.