WSS NEWS--News about activities of the Washington Statistical Society - a Chapter of the American Statistical Association
Starting on March 17 and continuing until March 21, the Census Bureau will hold the 1996 Annual Research Conference (ARC 1996) and CASIC Technologies Interchange. The conference will consist of a mixture of invited and contributed papers. Most papers will be receive formal discussion at the end of the conference. The focus of ARC 1996 will be on methodologies and technologies for improving surveys and censuses. ARC 1996 will comprise a mix of topics such as on-line dissemination and tabulation of data, small area methods, meta-data collection and dissemination issues and practices, on-line data security issues and practices, human-computer interface issues, methods of testing and evaluating on-line data collection or dissemination applications, and unique data collection applications for methodologies, technologies, and results. A proceedings volume containing all papers and discussions will be published.
To obtain registration material or to be included on the mailing list, contact Maxine Anderson-Brown, Conference Coordinator, Office of the Director, Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233, Phone: 301-457-2308; Fax: 301-457-3682.
WSS Electronic distribution is still growing! We now have nearly 200 members who receive the newsletter via email a week or more prior to the surface mail newsletter. We will soon be getting electronic mailing data that will allow us to save a significant amount of postage and printing costs by only sending the newsletter electronically to those who request this option.
If you would like to receive the newsletter by email, please send a note to Vince Massimini (firstname.lastname@example.org) listing your name, organization, and internet email address. Also, if your email address has changed, please let Vince know. Your messages may be bouncing and he can't get them to you!
Another option is to read the newsletter on the World Wide Web. Try opening http://www.scs.gmu.edu/wss/ for a look at the WSS homepage. (NOTE: There was a typo in the last newsletter for the homepage address (not the editor's fault). The address above works [the editor used it], so give it a try.)
SIGSTAT, the Special Interest Group in Statistics for the Capitol PC User Group and the Washington Operations Research and Management Science Council (WORMSC), will be sponsoring the following meetings. On February 14, 1996, the topic will be Axum 4.0, the statistical graphics package, now available under Windows. On March 6, the topic will focus on the SAS/ETS 6.11 Forecasting Menu System.
All meetings are from 12:30 - 1:30 in Room B-14, 1301 New York Ave, NW. First time attendees should call Charlie Hallahan at 202-501-6928 and leave their name. Information on SIGSTAT can be obtained on the WWW using the following URL: http://www.ers.usda.govsigstat and on the Members/Sigs page at http://cpcug.org.
Items for the April 1996 WSS NEWS are due no later than February 27, 1996.
Fax items to Mike Feil at (301) 443-4045 or e-mail items to email@example.com.
The deadline for registration for a presentation is February 1, 1996. There is no fee for presentation. For a software exhibition, the exhibitor will be assigned a table for 3 hours. A regular presentation will be given 15 minutes for the presenter followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Those giving software exhibitions are also encouraged to givea regular presentation if this will better elucidate methodology behind the software presentation. There is no competition among potential presenters, abstracts will be accepted as long as they are related to the topic of data editing and there is space. There will be a proceedings. It is up to the author to decide whether to publish in the proceedings.
The Data Editing Workshop and Exposition will be held at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference and Training Center in Washington, DC from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Center is located across the street from the Union Station Metro in the Postal Square Building on the lower level. This meeting is the day after the Annual Research Conference of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Sponsors include the Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, the Washington Statistical Society, the National Center for Educational Statistics, and the National Agricultural Statistics Service. You can send this form by mail to David Pierce, Federal Reserve Board, Stop 401, Washington, DC 20551 or fax it to him at 202-452-6433. E-mail registrations are acceptable and encouraged. Please send e-mail registrations to David Pierce, M1DAP00@FRB.GOV. Questions can be addressed to Mark Pierzchala at 703-235-5218, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to David Pierce. Feel free to make copies of this form.
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