Student Contest

ICES VI is sponsoring a student contest with awards given in two tracks: non-response treatment and analysis/visualization of economic statistical data. The student contest will create interest and innovation in the establishment survey field by inspiring students and the faculty they work with to create interesting and challenging applications that test their technical skill and creativity.

The winner of each contest track will receive support to attend the conference and present their work at a special session.


Student Contest General Information

As the sixth in the series of international conferences on establishment statistics, ICES VI is designed to look at key issues and challenges pertaining to establishment statistics.

For this conference, we are introducing a student contest with awards given in two tracks: non-response treatment and analysis/visualization of economic statistical data. The winners will present their research at ICES VI.

Winners will receive $1,500 (USD), to be used toward registration and/or travel expenses to attend and present their paper.

Eligibility

  • Participants must be current students.
  • Students will perform their research independently or with a group of up to five students. However, support to attend the conference and present the work will only be awarded to one author from each track.
  • Students are to carry out this assignment autonomously. Contributions from faculty advisers, if any, should be made clear in the report, as well as their expertise.
  • The paper must be presented at the conference by one of the student participants.

Submission Deadline and Details

  • Submissions should be a report summarizing the methods and results, limited to 6,000 words, excluding tables, figures, references, and appendices.
  • The report must be submitted in English, the official conference language.
  • Supporting materials (e.g., figures, tables, appendices) are limited to up to 10 pages.
  • The software used should be R or SAS, and programming code must be submitted in an appendix (for ease of submission, programming code may be submitted as one file separate from the report).
  • You must submit your report by February 15, 2020.
  • The report (and programming code) must be sent to ices@amstat.org with the subject line “Student Contest: Nonresponse Track” or “Student Contest: Data Analysis/Visualization Track.”

Winners will be notified on March 31, 2020. You may not submit the paper to any other 2020 student/young investigator award competition until this decision is made public. If you have questions concerning these contests, you can contact ices@amstat.org. Use the subject line “Student Contest: Inquiry.”

We encourage the contest winners to produce a paper based on the report that could be submitted to a publication from the ICES VI conference. It should be noted that submission does not guarantee publication, as the report will go through the normal review procedures.

Judging Submissions

The reports will be reviewed by a panel of international experts in establishment survey design and analysis chosen by the ICES VI Program Committee.

Key Dates

  • January 2, 2019
    Invited Session Proposal Submission Opens
  • June 13, 2019
    Invited Session Proposal Submission Closes
  • July 16, 2019
    Topic Contributed Session Proposal Submission Opens
  • August 15, 2019
    Topic Contributed Session Proposal Submission Closes
  • August 20, 2019
    Software Demonstration Proposal Submission Opens
  • October 16, 2019
    Contributed Abstract Submission Opens
  • December 3, 2019
    Contributed Abstract Submission Closes
  • December 12, 2019
    Software Demonstration Proposal Submission Closes
  • February 11, 2020
    Early Registration and Housing Opens
  • April 15, 2020
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • May 7, 2020
    Early Registration Deadline
  • May 8, 2020
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • May 22, 2020
    Housing Deadline, 5:00 p.m. ET
  • June 15, 2020 – June 18, 2020
    ICES VI in New Orleans, LA