The 2018 BDCM Workshop will be held on September 19-21, 2018 in Lisbon and will be hosted by Statistics Portugal, in cooperation with Statistics Netherlands, the University of Ljubljana, Statistics Norway and the US Census Bureau.

A Call for Participation, along with topics of the workshop, will follow soon (sent by BDCMLisbon2018@ine.pt).

The workshop offers an informal and interactive setting for methodologists and practitioners of statistical agencies and universities with hands on experience in business data collection in a broad sense.

The goal is to exchange information and learn from each other. Research papers, but even more importantly research in progress, emerging issues, unanswered questions, hands-on experience, mistakes and pitfalls can be discussed. It also aims for the development of current best practices and increase of expertise.

The maximum number of participants is set to 50, with a maximum of two representatives per organization. There is no registration fee. Participants are requested to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Practical information will be forthcoming.

 The Workshop Program Committee:

Ger Snijkers (Statistics Netherlands), Mojca Bavdaž (University of Ljubljana), Gustav Haraldsen (Statistics Norway) and Diane K. Willimack (U.S. Census Bureau)

 Prior Workshops:

   2015, Washington, D.C., USA - Program
   2010, Wiesbaden, Germany - Program
   2008, Ottawa, Canada - Program
   2006, London, UK - Program

 The Workshop Organizing Committee:

Almiro Moreira, Paulo Saraiva and Cristina Neves (Statistics Portugal)

For further questions: Almiro Moreira at BDCMLisbon2018@ine.pt