Special Sessions

 
 

BundOnline 2005 and e-statistics – the e-Government initiative of the Federal Government and its implementation at the Federal Statistical Office

 
Date:

Thursday, August 14th, 2003, 11:45 – 12:35 h

Venue: Venue:    ICC Berlin, Hall 7

The Federal Government's aim in launching its "BundOnline 2005" programme is to go online with all services of the Federal Administration which are suitable for the Internet by the year 2005. The use of Internet technology is to reduce bureaucratic obstacles, to improve communication both inside the Federal Administration and with the Länder and the municipalities, and considerably to widen the range of services offered to citizens and the economy. Thus, the initiative makes an important contribution to the modernisation of the administration and to the strengthening of Germany as a location of industry and commerce.

In order to be able to jointly use modern e-technology in official statistics, the Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the Länder have launched their own initiative, "e-statistics 2005", with a view to realising purely electronic production processes requiring no change of media by the year 2005. At the statistical offices, the eGovernment project integrates all phases of statistical production: data collection from the informants, data processing and determination of results in the statistical offices as well as the publication of the results and their provision on the Internet, where they are available to clients.

 

Tools for a Wide Range of Challenges: 25 Years of Experience in Statistical Analytical Software / SAS

Examples presented by the Federal Statistical Office Germany and SAS

Date:

Friday, August 15th, 2003, 11:30 – 12:40 h

Venue: Venue:    ICC Berlin, Hall 7

The contribution will present some aspects of the history and the development of SAS Institute from an institute for statistics to one of the leading vendors of business intelligence software. Special emphasis will be placed on the reference applications with analytical background, i.e. multivariate statistics, forecasting, quality control, operations research, data mining, and last but not least, text mining. Besides that, the Federal Statistical Office of Germany will show why it decided to use SAS and the Enterprise Guide as a strategic tool for enduser-oriented data-processing, and give some examples from the fields of calculating production indices or modelling the growth of population.

 

Official statistics for a global economy

by Eugenio Domingo Solans, Member of the Governing Council and of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

Date:

Wednesday, August 20th, 2003, 11:15 – 12:15 h

Venue: Venue:    ICC Berlin, Hall 7

Modern-day economies can only function efficiently if the public at large and policy makers are well informed about economic and social developments. Official statistics are by far the most important and reliable source of information. Their production requires a good balance between timeliness and accuracy; between the costs for respondents and the benefits for citizens; and between the relevance for a national economy and international comparability. The development of official statistics in recent years has been a silent revolution, particularly in the European Union.