Seventh International Conference on Agriculture Statistics (ICAS VII) on theme: “Modernization of agriculture statistics in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda” will be held 26-28 October, 2016 at Rome - Italy

MODERNIZATION OF AGRICULTURE STATISTICS

IN SUPPORT OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

Seventh International Conference on Agriculture Statistics (ICAS VII)

Rome - Italy, 26-28 October 2016

This is a call for economists, statisticians, researchers and analysts working on agricultural, forestry, fishery, and rural statistics, in their economic, social and environmental dimensions, to participate in the upcoming Seventh International Conference on Agriculture Statistics (ICAS VII) in Rome - Italy on 26-28 October 2016. The theme of the Conference is “Modernization of agriculture statistics in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda”.

Background

The International Conference on Agricultural Statistics (ICAS) has been organised every three years, since 1998, under the auspices of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).

The Seventh International Conference on Agriculture Statistics will take place on 26-28 October 2016 in Rome, Italy. Traditionally, it is preceded by a two day training session for young statisticians, particularly from developing countries, which is organised by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Conference will be hosted by the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) in close collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), under the leadership of an International Scientific Programme Committee (Annex I), which is cochaired by the President of Istat and the Chief Statistician of FAO.

The Conference will provide an ideal occasion to respond to changing needs and opportunities for agricultural statistics, especially in terms of supporting the indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals, to be endorsed by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2016.

ICAS Conferences are open to the entire international agricultural statistical community. Moreover, the Seventh ICAS aims at broadening participation, by also involving the academic and research community working on measurement issues related to agriculture. Given the nature of the Conference, all statisticians involved in agricultural, forestry, fishery, and rural statistics, including statisticians from developing countries, are encouraged to participate. In this regard, all costs for the participation in the Conference of a selected number of participants from developing countries will be covered by the organizers.

Sessions format and organisation

ICAS VII is organised in five plenary sessions, one poster session, and 41 parallel sessions on a variety of methodological and thematic topics.

The complete list of Session Topics and Session Organisers of the Scientific Programme of ICAS VII is included in Annex II. Final ppers should provide the basis for Session Organisers and Chairs to work with the discussants to shape their sessions. A Poster Session will be organized to include high quality papers, which could not be accepted in one of the parallel sessions.

The Conference will be conducted in English. Interpretation in Italian and English will be provided during the Plenary Sessions. Papers should be presented in English only.

Papers and abstracts

Please submit your abstract in English, not exceeding 500 words, by 31 JUL 2015. Please include the title, keywords, names of all of the authors and their institutions, and the email

address of the corresponding author. Abstract acceptance will be communicated by 01 NOV 2015. Full papers must be sent by 31 MAR 2016. Papers should focus on the topics covered by the Technical Sessions

(Parallel Sessions), which can be found here.

Abstracts and papers will be submitted through http://icas2016.istat.it/call-for-papers/ and be

automatically disseminated to Session Organisers. Final papers, to be completed by 30 JUN 2016, should incorporate input and comments that may be provided by the Programme Committee and the Session Organisers.

Registrations

Conference Registration is mandatory in order to attend the Sessions and the Conference Events (welcome cocktail, lunches, and coffee breaks). The fees will be around 300 € for early-bird registrations, around 360 € for regular registrations, and around 240 € for reduced registrations. All costs for the participation in the Conference of a selected number of participants from developing countries will be covered by the organizers.

Deadlines for authors

-29 MAY 2015 Call for Papers. Draft Scientific Programme

- 31 JUL 2015 Submission of Paper Abstracts

- 01 NOV 2015 Communication of Acceptances. Final Scientific Programme

- 31 MAR 2016 Submission of Paper Full Manuscripts

- 30 JUN 2016 Submission of Paper Final Manuscripts

Questions

For any questions concerning the Conference Programme, you should contact Mr Kafkas Caprazli (icas-vii@fao.org) or Ms Elena Grimaccia (icas-vii@istat.it). For any questions concerning the content of your paper, you will be put in contact with your Session Organiser.

Further Information

- ICAS VII Conference website: http://icas2016.istat.it

- FAO Statistics Division ICAS Conference page:

http://www.fao.org/economic/ess/ess-events/ess-icas/en/ \

 

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