2018 PSAI Annual Conference: Call for Papers

Monday, May 28, 2018
As the country holds its ground in global conversations on emerging developments such as open data, big data platforms and data science analytics, the PSAI takes pride in responding to the ever changing data landscape by adopting the theme “Emerging Trends in Statistical Development”  in its 2018 Annual Conference which shall be held at the Bohol Tropics Resort, Tagbilaran City on September 19-21, 2018. The theme is also in consonance with the collective effort of professional social science associations under the Philippine Social Science Council, Inc. (PSSC) which will celebrate its 50th Founding Anniversary in commemoration of the social science legacies in these changing times. 
PSAI is now accepting paper abstracts for the Annual Conference 
To move in unison with emerging developments in the Statistics profession and in fields allied to Statistics, the PSAI is now accepting Executive Summaries of contributed papers under the said theme for oral presentation in the Annual Conference.
The forum will feature discussions and sharing of experiences on emerging topics which may include but may not be limited to  open data, big data, data mining, event-triggered data, live streaming data, trending in social media, data privacy, data coming from various sectors e.g. business, tourism, industry, education, health, migration, geographic information, civil registration, data generated through community-based monitoring systems, and other administrative data;  analyzing big volume data using Machine Learning techniques; appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of these emerging data sets ; and, the applicable data analytics that will help decision makers in government and private sectors, stakeholders, and development partners in extracting useful information and in making meaningful suggestions that will benefit governance and  decision making at the national and local levels. Active participation through paper presentations and  discussions will help bring about knowledge-based, informed decisions that will highlight the power and potential of big volume  data, the applicable data analytics, and the critical role of the science of Statistics in these changing data landscape
Deadline for submission of Executive Summary is on 9 July 2018.
Paper authors interested to present scientific papers in line  with the theme are invited to submit the accomplished form together with the Executive Summary to:
Dr. Joselito S. Magadia, UP School of Statistics
Chair, Sub-Committee on Scientific Program
PSAI Annual Conference 2018
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 executive summary should highlight the objectives, methodology and result of the study. It must be written in English in MS Word Times New Roman 12 format, typed single-spaced on A4 paper size with 1 inch margin on all sides and must not be more than 3 pages.
The Sub-Committee on Scientific Program, in consultation with the PSAI Annual Conference Committee, will screen applications for paper presentation based on the submitted executive summaries. Executive summaries will be evaluated and authors of the accepted papers for presentation shall be informed by 16 July 2018. Authors of selected papers for presentation shall submit the full paper by email not later than 10 August 2018.  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 Sub-Committee on Scientific Program and to the PSAI Secretariat.
All papers accepted and received by the Committee and the Secretariat on or before 10 August 2018 will be included in the PSAI Annual Conference 2018 e-compilation of papers.
Training/Conference Fees
As noted in Bulletin No. 1, event highlights four (4) parallel Short Training-Appreciation on (a) Spatial Statistics, (b) Infographics, (c) Descriptive and Exploratory Techniques using R,  and (d) Misconceptions in Statistics: For k-12, to be conducted on September 19, 2018. The registration fee for the three-day event is four thousand and four hundred pesos (Php 4, 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 (Php 4, 000.00) will be given to PSAI individual members, employees of PSAI Institutional members, students and early-bird registrants who register not later than 16 July 2018. For papers with multiple authors, only one shall be exempted from payment of registration fee.
Student Paper Session
Students may submit their manuscripts for the Best Student Paper and accomplished registration form not later than 9 July 2018.  Final manuscripts must not exceed 5,000 words, English, single space in A4-sized pages using 11-point Arial font in MS-Word format. Selected papers shall be presented before the Panel of Judges on 22 August 2018. Authors of chosen finalist papers for presentation shall be notified not later than 28 August 2018. Finalists will be notified accordingly, and presenters will be given modest travel allowance and hotel accommodation to attend the conference and to present the paper. Winners of the Best Student Paper Award will be announced during the conference and cash prizes await best papers. Failure to present during the Conference will mean forfeiture of the award and refund in full of all travel expenses and hotel accommodations that may be incurred incidental to the conferment of the Award.
Gawad Estadistika is a new award launched in 2017 envisioned to be given annually in recognition of 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 31 May 2018. To download the form, please visit the PSAI Website http://www.psai.ph/content/call-nominations-2018-psai-awards
Other Announcements
List of accepted papers, registration form, 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