Applied Statistics and Public Policy Analysis Conference, 2014  
11-12 December
The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia.
Welcome to Applied Statistics and Public Policy Analysis Conference

Applied statistics plays a vital role in the analysis and evaluation of public policies in various fields including social sciences, economics, health sciences, population studies etc. On the other hand, with society apparently expecting more and more from all three levels of government; it becomes increasingly important that public policy should be based on reliable and up-to-date data that covers the important issues. This conference aims to promote research collaborations and exchange ideas between applied statisticians who will detail the latest innovations in research to gather and disseminate information, and from public policy analysts who will describe how they use existing information and indicate areas in which there need to be statistical developments. Another aim is to establish connections between researchers at tertiary institutions and working in industry in Australia and overseas. This conference is sponsored by Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and Charles Sturt University (CSU).

Topics of interest cover all aspects of applied statistics and public policy analysis methods. This may include, but it is not limited to social statistics, small area estimation, microsimulation modelling, health statistics, bayesian modelling, sample surveys/methodology, computational statistics, multivariate statistics, data science including microdata analysis, spatial statistics, natural resources management and ecological sustainability, business statistics and forecasting, social capital, social inclusion and economic indices, socio-economic policy development - including the Aboriginal issues and policy research, etc.

The theme of ASPPAC'14 is "Reliable data and good public policy through the use of Statistics".

You are invited to present a paper, or simply to attend. Speakers who have confirmed their attendance are:

Keynote speakers:

Professor Matthew Gray , Australian National University
Professor Peter Davis , University of Auckland
Professor Laurie Brown, University of Canberra
Prof Catherine D'este, Australian National University
Professor You-Gan Wang , University of Queensland

Invited speakers:

Dr Cathy Gong, Australian National University
Dr Azizur Rahman, Charles Sturt University
Dr Jahar Bhowmik, Swinburne University of Technology

How to get to Wagga Wagga

CSU's campus is situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in Wagga Wagga - the biggest inland city of NSW - known simply as Wagga to locals - has a proud sporting history, a thriving cultural calendar including theatre, music, art and markets, and a growing restaurant and café scene. This hosting city is very well connected with other major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. How to get to Wagga Wagga click here.

Organising Committee Co-chairs:

Azizur Rahman, Charles Sturt University
Kenneth Russell, Charles Sturt University

Organising Committee:

Cathy Gong, Australian National University
Kenneth Russell, Charles Sturt University
Azizur Rahman, Charles Sturt University

Local Organising Committee:

Sue Kendall, Charles Sturt University

Contact Us

ASPPAC2014 Administrator
Discipline of Mathematics and Statistics
School of Computing & Mathematics
Charles Sturt University
Locked Bag 588
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2678,
Email asppac2014@csu.edu.au
Phone +61 (0)2 6933 4744/2948

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