2017 PSAI Annual Conference: Call for Papers

Thursday, June 1, 2017
The Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI) is pleased to announce the holding of the 2017 PSAI Annual Conference on Statistics in Support of the Local Economy to be held on September 27-29, 2017 at the Sugarland Hotel, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. 
The PSAI is now accepting contributed papers for oral presentation in the Conference.
The forum will highlight sharing of experiences in the production and analysis of statistics that support initiatives envisioned to spur the growth of the local economy. Research papers for presentation shall focus on the generation of local level statistics, and applications of statistical methodology and innovative approaches in the production and analysis of data that would translate into doable plans and programs across various sectors. Discussions may include but may not be limited to community-based monitoring systems; spatial analysis of local level data; financial inclusion; small area statistics; poverty analysis; disaster statistics; labor and employment in the local economy; education and the K-12 program; and other relevant topics.
Deadline of submission of abstracts is on 15 July 2017
Paper authors interested to present scientific papers in line with the theme are invited to submit the accomplished form together with the abstract to:
Dr. Joselito Magadia, UP School of Statistics
Chair, Committee on Scientific Program
PSAI Annual Conference 2017
Under subject: Attention Sub-Committee on Scientific Program
Participating papers with multiple authors must clearly indicate the author with whom the organizers should exchange correspondence. The abstract should contain 200 to 300 words, English in MS Word Times New Roman 12 format, typed double-space on A4 paper size with 1 inch margins on all sides.
The Scientific Program Committee, in consultation with the PSAI Executive Committee,   will screen applications for paper presentation based on the submitted abstracts. Abstracts will be evaluated and authors of the accepted papers for presentation shall be informed by 31 July 2017. Authors of selected papers for presentation shall submit the full paper by email not later than 15 August 2017.  Final manuscripts must not exceed 5,000 words, English, single space in A4-sized pages using 12-point Times New Roman font in MS-Word format. Additional instructions will be given to the authors of selected papers.  The final manuscripts must be submitted to the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee and the PSAI Secretariat.
All papers accepted and received by the Committee and the Secretariat on or before 15 August 2017 will be included in the PSAI Annual Conference 2017 e-compilation of papers.
Training/Conference Fees 
As noted in Bulletin No. 1, event highlights a Short Training-Appreciation on a) Small Area Statistics; b) Financial Inclusion in Support of Local Development Initiatives; c) Impact Monitoring and Evaluation for LGUs; and d) Statistics using Geographic Information System (GIS) on September 27, 2017. Thus, the registration fee for the three-day event is four thousand and four hundred pesos (Php4,400.00). This will cover meals, (snacks and lunch), conference kit and other materials. Training participants are enjoined to bring laptop.
A discounted rate of four thousand Pesos (Php4,000.00) will be given to PSAI  individual members, employees of PSAI Institutional members, students and early-bird registrants  who register not later than 15 July 2017. For papers with multiple authors, only one shall be exempted from payment of registration fee.
Student Paper Session
Deadline for submission of full papers and accomplished form is on 15 July 2017.  Final manuscripts must not exceed 5,000 words, English, single space in A4-sized pages using 11-point Arial font in MS-Word format. Authors of winning papers for presentation shall be notified not later than 2 September 2017. Cash prizes await best papers. Presenters of winning papers will be given modest travel allowance and hotel accommodation to attend the conference and to present the paper.
Gawad Estadistika is a new award which will be given annually beginning 2017 to recognize an individual or group/institution that made the most significant contribution towards the development and intensified use of statistics in line with the PSAI’s mission and vision.
Deadline for submission of nomination form is on 30 June 2017. 
Other Announcements
List of accepted papers, registration form, Bacolod City, transport advisories, list of hotels, tourist destinations and tourism services providers that may be considered by the participants are included in Bulletin No. 3.  
PSAI Secretariat c/o Ms. Teresita G. Abad
+632 920-6513, +632 456-1928
UP School of Statistics c/o Ms. Denise Jannah D. Serrano
+632 981-8500 loc 3503