Call for Papers

The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) of Mexico, the International Association of Official Statistics (IAOS) and the International Institute of Statistics (ISI) are pleased to announce the call for papers for the IAOS-ISI 2024 Mexico Conference Improving Decision-Making for All, to be held from the 15th to the 17th of May 2024 in Mexico City, Mexico.

The Conference aims to provide an environment where interested people and institutions can examine the current dilemmas around data and suggest ideas for producing statistical information that contributes to improving decision-making at every level, from policymakers to citizens. Thus, the Conference’s strands seek to trigger analysis and discussion on topics that highlight both the role of statistics as a valuable public good that all kinds of users can build on for various decision-making processes and the need to build a new social contract around data based on value and trust:

This strand will examine how new data demands offer opportunities for current and future statistical programs.

This strand will explore the best practices for fulfilling the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This strand will review how statistical offices and data users have adjusted to post-pandemic conditions.

This strand seeks to bring to the limelight the multiple interactions ensuing within a complex data ecosystem, including issues on data stewardship, data sharing and legal frameworks.

This strand proposes to display successful cases and examples in which countries and NSOs are applying the Fundamental Principles in their daily work.

This strand seeks to demonstrate the needs and best practices in how the statistical researchers and the data community, in the public and private sectors, work together to improve statistical literacy and decision-making.

This strand aims to provide the platform for statistical researchers to exchange ideas and disseminate results and to promote innovative research in statistics and data science.

Session and Paper proposals

You are invited to submit any of the following:

  • Proposal for a session, lasting 90 minutes in total and including three or four speakers plus a discussant. Please indicate the strand chosen, the title of the proposed session, an abstract between 200 and 300 words, and the list of speakers along with their affiliation.
  • Contributed paper proposed as an oral presentation. Please indicate the strand, the title of the paper and an abstract between 200 and 300 words.
  • Contributed individual poster. Please indicate the strand, the title of the proposed poster and an abstract between 200 and 300 words.

Session proposals should be submitted online via the Conference’s submission system by October 30th, 2023 and contribute paper and contributed individual poster proposals should be submitted by November 30th, 2023. The Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) will consider the proposals and inform you of the outcome (whether accepted or not) by January 15th, 2024 at the latest. Final materials need to be submitted by February 15th, 2024.

Pre-conference workshops, side events or meetings

The main programme of the Conference will run over three days. Proposals for pre-conference workshops, side events or meetings should be submitted online via the Conference’s submission system by November 30th, 2023, with a description of the proposed content and organization of the event.

The SPC will consider the proposal and inform you of the outcome (whether accepted or not) by January 15th, 2024. The SPC reserves the right to combine events.

In all cases, please indicate your name, affiliation, and email address within your proposals. Please consider that the official language for the Conference will be English. Guidelines for Session Organisers, Chairs, Presenters and Discussants are available on the conference’s official website.

If you have any questions, please contact the SPC at

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