Conference Information

The International Conference on Establishment Statistics (ICES) promotes discussion of a broad range of issues related to the statistics of businesses, farms, or institutions. ICES features invited and contributed papers and demonstrations from around the globe that highlight new, improved, and upcoming establishment statistics methodologies and technologies using census data, administrative or other organic data, and sample survey data.

Participants come from academia, government statistical agencies, private businesses, statistical associations, and other sectors with an interest in international best practices in conceptualization, design, data collection, analysis, and dissemination.

The conference proceedings provide a historical repository of valuable information related to the development and use of establishment statistics.

ICES has a truly international character. The conference may take place anywhere in the world, although its official language is English. Participation is open to all with an interest in establishment statistics. Contributed papers and demonstrations are chosen solely based on merit. To the extent the budget allows, ICES provides support to participants who would not otherwise be able to attend due to demonstrated financial need.

For the fifth conference in the ICES series, a special issue of the Journal of Official Statistics was produced (Volume 34, Issue 2). There is a planned edited volume for ICES VI.

The ICES series is produced through the collaboration of an organizing committee, program committee, and continuation committee. Detailed information about each ICES conference and conference proceedings can be found on the ASA website.

For more information about ICES VI, please send an email to


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
  • April 30, 2020
    Draft Manuscript Deadline
  • May 22, 2020
    Extended Draft Deadline
  • February 10, 2021
    Early Registration Opens
  • April 15, 2021
    Participant Registration Deadline
  • May 6, 2021
    Early Registration Deadline
  • May 7, 2021
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • June 14, 2021 – June 17, 2021