Seminar on Innovative IT Approaches

During the 38th session of the Statistical Commission, two sessions were held on innovative information technology approaches. The objective was to share country experiences with interested delegations of the Statistical Commission session.



Session 1: Data capture
United Nations, New York, Wednesday, 28 February 2007,
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, ECOSOC Chamber

a. Mobile data collection platform : Re-engineering Hand-held devices
US Census Bureau
2010 Decennial Census Field Data Collection Automation (FDCA):
       Mobile Data Collection for US Bureau of Census Decennial Census Field Operations

Statistical Centre of Iran *
       A Report on Using Mobile Digital Systems in“Industrial Producers
       Price Index” in Tehran

b. Internet data collection platform:

Australian Bureau of Statistics
       The Australian 2006 Census and the Internet (zip file)
    Statistics Canada
       Statistics Canada – 2006 CENSUS Internet Response Option

Session 2: Survey processing and data presentation
United Nations, New York, Thursday, 1 March 2007,
8:45 am - 9:45 am, Conference Room 3

Innovative statistical software solutions:

a. Blaise
    Statistics Netherlands
       Blaise: A short description of the current status

b. PC-Axis/PX-Web

    Statistics Sweden
       The PC-Axis family: A consortium for output databases

* Presentation made in a seperate session on Friday, 2 March at 9.15 am

Commemorative Events

Commission milestones

Reports of the Statistical Commission to the Economic and Social Council (1946-2006)

Country Participants and Chairpersons

Historical highlights

Historical notes on major work areas of UNSD