PROGRAM

 

 

Wednesday, June 10 th

 

8.00-9.30 Registration

 

9.30-10.00 Opening Session

 

10.00-11.00 (Auditorium) Invited Session 1

Chair: G. Cicchitelli (Università di Perugia)

 

10.00-10.45 C.E. Särndal (University of Montreal) Advances in the use of auxiliary variables and calibration

 

10.45-11.00 Discussion

 

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

 

11.30-13.00 (Auditorium) Specialized Session 1

Methodological Issues of Sample Surveys

Chair: G. Diana (Università di Padova)

11.30-11.50 D. Cocchi (Università di Bologna) Sampling strategies for population censuses

 

11.50-12.10 R. Borgogni (Università di Milano Bicocca), D. Marasini (Università di Milano – Bicocca), P. Quatto (Università di Milano Bicocca) Effect-control sampling and odds ratio

 

12.10-12.30 G.E. Montanari (Università di Perugia), M.G. Ranalli (Università di Perugia) Properties of p-splines calibration with nonresponse

 

12.30-12.50 P.F. Perri (Università della Calabria) A calibration-based approach to randomized response

 

12.50-13.00 Discussion

 

13.00-14.30 Lunch

 

14.30-16.00 (Auditorium) Specialized Session 2

Small Area Estimation

Chair: M. Pratesi (Università di Pisa)

 

14.30-14.50 G. Datta (University of Georgia), B. Liseo (Università di Roma La Sapienza ) Bayesian small area estimation in measurement error models

 

14.50-15.10 E. Fabrizi (Università Cattolica, Piacenza), N. Salvati (Università di Pisa), M. Pratesi (Università di Pisa) Benchmarking and constraining of small area estimators based on M-quantile methods

 

15.10-15.30 M.R. Ferrante (Università di Bologna), S. Pacei (Università di Bologna), C. Trivisano (Università di Bologna) Ranking small domain estimates of income poverty indicators

 

15.30-15.50 E. Rocco (Università di Firenze), C. Giusti (Università di Pisa) Small area estimation in presence of nonresponse

 

15.50-16.00 Discussion

 

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

 

16.30-18.00 (Auditorium) Specialized Session 3

Estimation with Incomplete Frames

Chair: G. Nicolini (Università di Milano)

 

16.30-16.50 S. Biffignandi (Università di Bergamo) Imperfect frames and new data collection techniques

 

16.50-17.10 L. Fabbris (Università di Padova), S. Gorelli (Università della Tuscia, Viterbo) Coverage rates of mobile telephones and the Internet in Italy

 

17.10-17.30 P. Falorsi (ISTAT), C. Casciano (ISTAT)
Principles and methods for estimation with incomplete frames in the structural business surveys. The experience of National Statistical Institute of Italy

 

17.30-17.50 A.C. Singh (Statistics Canada), F. Mecatti (Università di Milano Bicocca)
A generalized multiplicity-adjusted Horvitz-Thompson class of multiple frame estimators

 

17.50-18.00 Discussion

 

18.00-19.30 (Auditorium) Specialized Session 4

Combining data from different sources

Chair: N. Torelli (Università di Trieste)

 

18.00-18.20 A. Tancredi (Università di Roma La Sapienza), B. Liseo (Università di Roma La Sapienza) A novel Bayesian approach to matching and size population problems

 

18.20-18.40 P.L. Conti (Università di Roma La Sapienza), M. Di Zio (ISTAT), D. Marella (Università Roma Tre), M. Scanu (ISTAT) Uncertainty analysis in statistical matching

 

18.40-19.00 N. Cibella (ISTAT), M. Fortini (ISTAT), T. Tuoto (ISTAT) The impact of missing data on record linkage problems

 

19.00-19.20 M. D'Orazio (ISTAT), M. Di Zio (ISTAT), M. Scanu (ISTAT), N. Torelli (Università di Trieste), M. Ballin (ISTAT) Statistical matching of two surveys with a common subset

 

19.20-19.30 Discussion

 

20.30 Welcome Party

 

Thursday, June 11 th

 

8.30-10.00 (Auditorium) Specialized Session 5

Agricultural Surveys in European countries

Chair: A. Giommi (Università di Firenze)

 

8.30-8.50 V. Rondinelli (ISTAT), E. Scavalli (ISTAT) A comparison between the Beaumont and traditional approaches to weighting and inference in official sample surveys

 

8.50-9.10 R. Benedetti (Università di Chieti-Pescara), F. Piersimoni (ISTAT) PS selection of agricultural and food firms

 

9.10-9.30 R. Salvatore (Università di Cassino), C. Russo (Università di Cassino), M. Pagliarella (Università di Cassino)  Pseudo-EBLUP estimation in assessing stochastic production frontier models

 

9.30-9.50 L. Martino (European Commission DG-ESTAT), A. Palmieri (European Commission DG-ESTAT), J. Gallego (European Commission DG-JRC) Use of auxiliary information in the sampling strategy of a European area frame agro-environmental survey

 

9.50-10.00 Discussion

 

10.00-11.00 (Auditorium) Invited Session 2

Chair: P. Corona (Università della Tuscia, Viterbo)

 

10.00-10.45 T. Gregoire (Yale University) Advances in forest and environmental surveys

 

10.45-11 Discussion

 

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

 

11.30-13.00 (Auditorium) Specialized Session 6

Surveys for Animals and Plant Populations

Chair: L. Fattorini (Università di Siena)

 

11.30-11.50 P. Gasparini (CRA-MPF), F. De Natale (CRA-PLF), G. Tabacchi (CRA-MPF) A three-phase sampling strategy for large scale forest inventory, arguments for and against in the Italian example

 

11.50-11.10 T. Di Battista (Università di Chieti-Pescara) Design-based inference for functional diversity profiles

 

12.10-12.30 V. La Morgia (Università di Torino), S. Focardi (ISPRA), R. Calmanti (ISPRA), A. Calabrese (ISPRA) Adaptive sampling design in distance sampling surveys of ungulates

 

12.30-12.50 F. Ferretti (Università di Siena), C. Pisani (Università di Siena), A. Sforzi (Museo di Storia Naturale della Maremma) Two-stage estimation of ungulate abundance in Mediterranean areas usign pellet group count

 

12.50-13.00 Discussion

 

13.00-14.30 Lunch

 

14.30-15.30 (Auditorium) Invited Session 3

Chair: L. Barabesi (Università di Siena)

 

14.30-15.15 Y. Berger (University of Southampton) Advances in asymptotics for the design-based approach

 

15.15-15.30 Discussion

 

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

 

16.00-18.00 (Auditorium) Contributed paper session 1

Theoretical issues in sample surveys and small area estimation

Chair: D. Cocchi (Università di Bologna)

 

I.I.P. Goffredo (Università di Bari), N. Ribecco (Università di Bari) Bayesian estimator for dual frame sampling surveys

C. Galeone (Università di Milano), A. Pollastri (Università di Milano Bicocca) Sample size for estimating the ratio of two means

M. D'Alò (ISTAT), L. di Consiglio (ISTAT), S. Falorsi (ISTAT), M. Pratesi (Università di Pisa), M.G. Ranalli (Università di Perugia), F. Solari (ISTAT) Small area models for unemployment rate estimation at sub-provincial areas in Italy

 

S. Marchetti (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa), M. Pratesi (Università di Pisa) Small area head count ratio standard error estimation

 

G. E. Montanari (Università di Perugia), G.M. Ranalli (Università di Perugia), C. Vicarelli (Università di Perugia) Estimation of small area counts with the benchmarking property

 

G. Sofronov (University of Wollongong , Australia), R. Chambers (University of Wollongong , Australia) Spatial moving average models for small area estimation

 

G. Cicchitelli (Università di Perugia), G.E. Montanari (Università di Perugia) Model Assisted Estimation of a Spatial Mean

 

16.00-18.00 (Aula Riunioni ) Contributed paper session 2

Sample surveys on business, firms, labour and employment

Chair: L. Fabbris (Università di Padova)

M. Bugamelli (Banca d'Italia), L. D'Aurizio (Banca d'Italia)
Measuring firm productivity by combining different micro data sources: challenges and opportunities for the Italian case

P. M. Chiodini (Università di Milano Bicocca), F. De Battisti (Università di Milano)
On the archives matching in Information Technology field

P.M. Chiodini (Università di Milano Bicocca), S. Facchinetti (Università Cattolica, Milano), G. Manzi (Università di Milano), F. Verrecchia (ESeC, Milano)
Business survey methods for the Italian Information Technology sector

R. Gatto (ISTAT), S. Loriga (ISTAT), A. Spizzichino (ISTAT)
Producing monthly estimates of labour market indicators exploiting the longitudinal dimension of Labour Force Survey

M. Giammatteo (ISFOL)
The Participation Labour Unemployment Survey: methodology and implementation

R. Lima (ISAE), B.M. Martelli (ISAE), G. Rocchetti (ISAE)
The ISAE business tendency surveys: upgrading the manufacturing survey sample design

G. James (UK Office for National Statistics)
Changing the industrial classification at the UK Office for National Statistics

 

16.00-18.00 (Biblioteca) Contributed paper session 3

Raw data improvement: methods for handling non-response and self selection

Chair: F. Mecatti (Università di Milano Bicocca)

 

M.S. Ahmed (Sultan Qaboos University , Oman), O. Al-Titi (Yarmouk University , Jordan) , Z. Al-Rawi (Yarmouk University , Jordan), W. Abu-Dayyeh (Sultan Qaboos University , Oman)
Estimation of finite population mean using random non-response in survey sampling

 

C. Skinner (University of Southampton), N. Shlomo (University of Southampton), A. Marujo (University of Southampton)
Representativity indicators for measuring survey quality

 

M.P. J. van der Loo (Statistics Netherlands)
Random walk methods for imputation of categorical data under edit restrictions

 

C. Cimini (Consortium Alma Laurea), C. Girotti (Consortium Alma Laurea), G. Gasperoni (Università di Bologna)
Modelling online survey partecipation among Italian university graduates

 

E. Getka-Wilczynska (Warsaw School of Economics) The Internet survey

 

F. Camillo (Università di Bologna), V. Conti (Consortium Alma Laurea), S. Ghiselli (Consortium Alma Laurea) Impact evaluation of different data collection methods using causal inference approaches

 

21.00 Conference Dinner

 

Friday, June 12 th

 

8.30-10.00 (Auditorium) Specialized Session 7

Surveys in Social Researches

Chair: M. Civardi (Università di Milano Bicocca)

 

8.30-8.50 M. Lalla (Università di Modena), D. Ferrari (Università di Modena), P. Frederic (Università di Modena) Nonrespondents and untraceable units in the surveys on economic conditions of households in Modena

 

8.50-9.10 S. Di Zio (Università di Chieti-Pescara), A. Pacinelli (Università di Chieti-Pescara) The use of panels in the evaluation of the scenarios. The stability of desired

 

9.10-9.30 O. Giambalvo (Università di Palermo), A.M. Milito (Università di Palermo)
A complex sampling design: a tourism case study

 

9.30-9.50 G. Carbonetti (ISTAT)
Use of sampling strategy in the Italian population census and accuracy of estimates for different territorial domains

 

9.50-10.00 Discussion

 

10.00-11.00 (Auditorium) Invited Session 4

Chair: G.E. Montanari (Università di Perugia)

 

10.00-10.45 Y. Tillè (Université de Neuchatel) Advances topics in balanced sampling

 

10.45-11.00 Discussion

 

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

 

11.30-13.00 (Auditorium) Specialized Session 8

Socio-economic survey methodology

Chair: G. Marliani (Università di Firenze)

 

11.30-11.50 N. Cibella (ISTAT), C. De Vitiis (ISTAT), F. Polidoro (ISTAT), E. Scavalli (ISTAT), A. Sgamba (ISTAT), T. Tuoto (ISTAT)
A probability selection for sampling elementary items in Italian Consumer Price Survey

 

11.50-12.10 G. Ghellini (Università di Siena), A. D'Agostino (Università di Napoli), L. Neri (Università di Siena) Towards a longitudinal survey design for PhD evaluation

 

12.10-12.30 V. Verma (Università di Siena), F. Gagliardi (Università di Siena), C. Ferretti (Università di Firenze)
On pooling of data and measures

 

12.30-12.50 S. Zaccarin (Università di Trieste), C. Donati (Università di Trieste)
The use of sampling weights in multilevel analysis of Programme for International Student Assessment data

 

12.50-13.00 Discussion

 

13.00-14.30 Lunch

 

14.30-16.00 (Auditorium) Specialized Session 9

Sampling in foreign migration surveys

Chair: G. Blangiardo (Università di Milano Bicocca)

 

14.30-14.45 L. Terzera (Università di Milano Bicocca)
Sampling foreign migrants in Italy: an overview of a thirty-years experience

 

14.45-15.05 G. Baio (Università di Milano Bicocca), G. Blangiardo (Università di Milano Bicocca), M. Blangiardo (Imperial College, London)
Centre sampling technique in foreign migration surveys: a methodological note

 

15.05-15.25 C. De Vitiis (ISTAT), S. Falorsi (ISTAT), M.Perez (ISTAT), L. Quattrociocchi (ISTAT) L. Sabbadini (ISTAT)
Foreigners investigation using the Italian Multiscopo Sample Survey: a new opportunity

 

15.45-16.00 N. Schmitz (IPSOS)
Sampling foreigners: from a social issue to a marketing perspective

 

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

 

16.30-18.00 (Auditorium) Specialized Session 10

Sampling Strategies for Administrative Archives

Chair: G. Coccia (ISTAT)

 

16.30-16.50 A. Mundo (INPS), G. Mattioni (INPS)
Sampling experiences of INPS Administrative Archives

 

16.50-17.10 M. Centra (ISFOL)
Weighting problems for samples based on administrative archives


17.10-17.30 G. Espa (Università di Trento), D. Filipponi (ISTAT)
Sample selections from the business register of local units

 

17.30-17.50 G. Bianchi (ISTAT), A. Reale (ISTAT), G. Ruocco (ISTAT)
The selection method of a subset of municipalities for the quality control survey of the prototype of the list of agricultural holdings

 

17.50-18.00 Discussion

 

18.00 -18.10 (Auditorium) Closure

 

18.10 (Auditorium) Meeting of the Working Group on Survey Sampling Methodology