The 5th Conference



8-10 September 2008, Katowice, POLAND



Polish Statistical Association

SPSS Poland




The University of Economics in Katowice
The University of Łódz
Polish Statistical Association


Scientific commitee

Andrzej Barczak, Czesław Bracha, Czesław Domański (chair), Lorenzo Fattorini,

Zdzisław Hellwig, Jan Kordos, Walenty Ostasiewicz, Jan Paradysz,

Jan Steczkowski, Jacek Wesołowski, Janusz Wywiał

Local organizing committee

Janusz Wywiał (chair), Józef Kolonko, Alicja Ganczarek,

Wojciech Gamrot, Grzegorz Kończak, Tomasz Żądło (secretary).

The aim of the conference

In recent years a growing need is observed for statistical data,

 collected quickly and at low cost. This defines the role of the survey sampling

and the importance of improving survey sampling procedures from theoretical

and practical perspective. The conference gives an opportunity to present

 latest developments in this and related fields and to exchange experience on

practical applications of survey sampling.

Conference topics


Ø      Estimation of population parameters based on complex samples

Ø      Statistical inference based on incomplete data

Ø      Small area estimation

Ø      Sample size and cost optimization in survey sampling

Ø      Sampling designs

Ø      Statistical inference using auxiliary information

Ø      Model-based estimation

Ø      Longitudinal surveys

Ø      Practical applications of survey sampling


Invited speakers


Malay Ghosh, University of Florida


Nicholas T. Longfod, Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona


Yves Tillé, The University of Neuchâtel


A book of abstracts is available here.

Conference venue

Sessions will take place in the room 233F (Aula F) in the building F of the University of Economics

Address: Bogucicka 14A, Katowice

The location of the building is shown on the map


University of Economics in Katowice, Poland


(information on

-         Katowice airport are here,

-         bus from Katowice airport to Katowice center

via bus stops: hotel Qubus and hotel Novotel are here

-         Kraków-Balice airport are here)



Papers will be published in the conference proceedings volume.

Please send manuscripts in English, and MS Word file format

(maximum size: 15 pages)

to the mail address:
no later than 15th November 2008

The formatting instructions are here



Authors are expected to send a one-page abstract in MS Word format,

before the deadline given below to the address

Registration and fees

Please download and fill in the registration form

and send it before the deadline given below to the address .

The conference fee is 650 PLN (Polish zloty)

Payment to the following account:

Recipient: University of Economics in Katowice

Address of Recipient: 1 Maja 50, 40-287 Katowice

Bank: ING Bank Slaski S.A.

Address of the Bank: Sokolska 34, 40-086 Katowice

Account: PL 65 1050 1214 1000 0007 0000 7974


IMPORTANT: please do not forget to put your full name and annotation "METSTAT" on the bank transfer.

 All bank fees must be paid by the participant.


Please reserve hotels individually. A list of suggested hotels is available here.



15th July 2008

Abstract submission:

15th July 2008

Conference fee payment:

15th July 2008


Dr Tomasz Żądło
Katedra Statystyki
Akademia Ekonomiczna w Katowicach
ul. Bogucicka 14
40-226 Katowice, Poland.

Phone/fax: (48)-32-2577452