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IAOS Satellite Meeting on Statistics for the Information Society

Date/Venue: 30-31 August 2001/Tokyo, Japan

Organizer/ Co-organizer:
It was hosted by the Statistics Bureau and Statistics Center of Japan under the auspices of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) in cooperation with the Japan Statistical Society (JSS), the Japan Statistical Association (JSTAT), the Statistical Information Institute for Consulting and Analysis (SINFONICA) and the Institute of Statistical Research.

There has been a remarkable development in information and communication technology (ICT) in recent years, and the use of ICT is rapidly spreading into various areas deeply in the economy and the society. It is a challenge for official statisticians to grasp statistically such economic and social changes resulting from ICT, and it is necessary to develop statistics with which the present economic and social conditions may be appropriately measured and the relevant information guiding the future directions may be provided to the policy planners and the public at large. Efforts in this field are now being made by international organizations and national statistical offices as well as academic societies.
Based on researches and studies done by various individuals and organizations, this meeting is to provide a forum to exchange the views and the ideas on the development of statistics, statistical methodologies, analytical frameworks, and other related matters in this field.

Under the main theme of "Statistics for the Information Society", the following topics were covered during the two-day meeting.

  • Measurement of e-commerce
  • Measurement of diffusion of ICT in the economy or society
  • ICT applied in production and utilization of statistics
  • National and international statistical programs concerning ICT


August 30 (Thursday), 2001

08:30 - Registration
09:30 - 10:00 Opening Remarks by:
Mr. Shinichi KUYAMA
(Director-General of the Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan)
(President of the IAOS)
10:00 - 10:45 Keynote Presentation by Ms. Heli JESKANEN-SUNDSTROM (Statistics Finland)
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee/Tea Break
11:15 - 12:00 Keynote Presentation by Mr. Andrew WYCKOFF (OECD)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:15 Invited Paper Session 1 13:30 - 15:15 Contributed Paper Session 1
17:45 - 19:15 Reception

August 31 (Friday), 2001

09:30 - 10:30 Panel Discussion 09:30 - 10:30 Contributed Paper Session 3
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 - 12:00 Panel Discussion (Cont.) 11:00 - 12:00 Contributed Paper Session 4
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00 Invited Paper Session 3 13:30 - 15:00 Contributed Paper Session 5
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee/Tea Break
15:30 - 17:00 Invited Paper Session 4 15:30 - 17:00 Contributed Paper Session 6

(August 30, 10:00-10:45, 11:15-12:00)
--- Keynote Presentations ---

Ms. Heli JESKANEN-SUNDSTROM (Statistics Finland)
"ICT Statistics at the New Millennium - Developing Official Statistics - Measuring the Diffusion of ICT and its Impacts"

"OECD Efforts to Address the Measurement and Policy Challenges Posed by the Information Society"

(August 30, 13:30-15:15)
Invited Paper Session 1
--- Application of ICT in National Statistical Organizations ---

Organizer: Mr. Maarten BOON (SIAP)
Chair: Mr. Masayoshi MATSUSHITA(UNIDO)

Mr. Wolfgang KNUEPPEL (Eurostat)
(Coauthor: Mr. Uwe KUNZLER (Eurostat))

"Influence of the Internet on Data Collection and Dissemination in the European Statistical System (ESS)"

"The State of Information Technology in National Statistical and Census Offices in Asia and the Pacific"

Dr. Kazuyuki MOTOHASHI (METI, Japan)
"New Generation Statistics System: METI's Approach to Internet Statistical Data Collection and Analysis"

Mr. Maarten BOON (SIAP)
"Management Challenges for Statistical Offices Offered by Emerging ICT; Synthesis on Basis of Experiences in Europe, Asia and the Pacific"

(August 30, 15:45-17:15)
Invited Paper Session 2
--- Measurement of Effects of Productivity Improvement Caused by ICT---

Organizer: Prof. Masahiro KURODA (Keio University, Japan)
Chair: Prof. Edwin R. DEAN (George Washington University, USA)

Dr. Jack E. TRIPLETT (Brookings Institution, USA)
"IT, Hedonic Price Indexes, and Productivity"

Prof. Bart van ARK (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
"The Renewal of the Old Economy: An International Comparative Perspective"

Prof. Masahiro KURODA (Keio University, Japan)
"Measurement of the Impact of the New Technology Through Capital Accumulation"

(August 31, 09:30-10:30, 11:00-12:00)
Panel Discussion
--- Statistics on E-Commerce ---

Organizer/Chair: Mr. Hallgrimur SNORRASON (Statistics Iceland)

Dr. Barbara K. ATROSTIC (US Bureau of the Census)
(Coauthor: Dr. John GATES (US Bureau of the Census))

"U.S. Productivity and Electronic Business Processes in Manufacturing"

Ms. Amanda ROWLATT (Office for National Statistics, UK)
"Measuring E-Commerce: Developments in the UK"

Mr. Peter Boegh NIELSEN (Statistics Denmark)
"EC-Learnings: How to Measure E-Commerce?"

Mr. Takao ITO (Statistics Bureau, Japan)
"Official Statistical Surveys on ICT in Japan and Measuring E-Commerce"

(August 31, 13:30-15:00)
Invited Paper Session 3
--- Development of ICT Indicators ---

Mr. Takanobu NEGI (Statistics Center, Japan)
Mr. Shigeru KAWASAKI (Cabinet Office, Japan)

Chair: Mr. Takanobu NEGI (Statistics Center, Japan)

Dr. Kyung Ae PARK (National Statistical Office, Korea)
"Development of ICT Indicators in Korea"

Dr. Carlo MALAGUERRA (Swiss Federal Statistical Office)
(Coauthor: Mr. Matthias NIKLOWITZ (Swiss Federal Statistical Office), Dr. Maja HUBER (Swiss Federal Statistical Office))

"Monitoring the Information Society"

Mr. Masafumi MAEGAWA (Information and Communications Policy Bureau, MIC, Japan)
"Statistical Data in WHITE PAPER "Information and Communications in Japan""

(August 31, 15:30-17:00)
Invited Paper Session 4
--- Developments in Official Statistics on the Diffusion of ICT in Society and its Effects ---

Organizer/Chair: Dr. Siu-Ming TAM (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

Mr. Greg PETERSON (Statistics Canada)
(Coauthor: Mr. Fred GAULT (Statistics Canada))
"Measuring the Diffusion of Information and Communication Technology in Society and its Effects: Canadian Experience"

Mr. Tim POWER (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
"Development in Official Statistics on the Adoption of ICT in Australia"

Mr. Hiroshige FURUTA (Statistical Training Institute, MIC, Japan)
(Coauthor: Mr. Naoki MAKITA (Statistical Training Institute, MIC, Japan))

"Overview of IT Statistics in Japan"

Mr. Dominic K. T. LEUNG (Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong, China)

(August 30, 13:30-15:15)
Contributed Paper Session 1

Chair: Prof. Michiko WATANABE (Toyo University, Japan)

Prof. Naoko SAKURAI (Tokyo University of Information Sciences, Japan)
(Coauthors: Prof. Michiko WATANABE (Toyo University, Japan), Mr. Tatsuki INOUE (Waseda University, Japan), Prof. Chooichiro ASANO (Soka University, Japan))

"On the Joint Research Development of the Educational Web Site for Disseminating Statistics"

Dr. Akinobu TAKEUCHI (Rikkyo University, Japan)
"A New Approach to Development of a Statistical Software Corresponding to Customers Demands"

Mr. Yasunari KONO (Rikkyo University, Japan)
(Coauthor: Prof. Kazunori YAMAGUCHI (Rikkyo University, Japan))

"A New Statistical Tool for Extracting of the Causal Condition"

Prof. Miyoko ASANO (Daito Bunka University, Japan)
"Relationship Between Regression with Qualitative Variables and Feed-forward Neural Networks"

(August 30, 15:45-17:15)
Contributed Paper Session 2

Chair: Prof. Tatsuo TANAKA (Keio University, Japan)

Mr. Ramasamy RAMACHANDRAN (National Information Technology Council, Malaysia)
"Measuring Knowledge Development in the Information Era"

Prof. Tatsuo TANAKA (Keio University, Japan)
"Network Externality and Necessary Software Statistics"

Ms. Rathina Pandi ASHA (National Information Technology Council, Malaysia)
(Coauthor: Mr. Ramasamy RAMACHANDRAN (National Information Technology Council, Malaysia))

"Emerging Statistical Concepts and Definitions in the Information Era"

(August 31, 09:30-10:30)
Contributed Paper Session 3

Chair: Mr. Naoki MAKITA (Statistical Training Institute MIC, Japan)

Dr. Helmut MAIER (Berlin School of Economics, Germany)
"Rough Estimation of Economic Impact of Present BSE-illness of Cows in Germany"

Prof. Antoni SMOLUK (Wroclaw School of Economics, Poland)
"Statistics and the Principle of Conservation in Biology"

(August 31, 11:00-12:00)
Contributed Paper Session 4

Chair: Mr. Akira TAKAMI (Statistics Bureau, Japan)

Mr. Tatsuki INOUE (Waseda University, Japan)
(Coauthors: Ms. Yumi ASAHI (Rikkyo University, Japan), Prof. Kazunori YAMAGUCHI (Rikkyo University, Japan))

"An Advanced Statistical Information Disclosure over the Internet"

Prof. Akimichi TAKEMURA (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
"On Recent Developments in Statistical Disclosure Control Techniques"

(August 31, 13:30-15:00)
Contributed Paper Session 5

Chair: Mr. Joji SAWADA (Statistics Bureau, Japan)

Ms. Yuko KANEKO (Institute for Posts and Telecommunications Policy, MIC, Japan)
"Promoting "Electronic Government" -With a Focus on Statistical Activities-"

Mr. Tomonori MARUYAMA (Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd., Japan)
(Coauthor: Mr. Yoshiaki IGARASHI (Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd., Japan))

"Requirements for International Cooperation to Statistics Development: Practical Lessons from an Experience in Thailand"

Prof. Jozef OLENSKI (Warsaw University and the National Bank of Poland)
"Methodological Foundations of the Satellite Account of Information in the System of National Accounts"

Dr. Lea BREGAR (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
"ICT as a Means for Improvement of Understanding and Dissemination of Official Statistics"

(August 31, 15:30-17:00)
Contributed Paper Session 6

Chair: Mr. Takehiro FUKUI (Statistics Bureau, Japan)

Ms. Kyung Hee KIM (National Statistical Office, Korea)
"Computer & Internet Use Survey"

Mr. Fumitaka OKUMURA (Jupiter Media Metrix, Japan)
"Key Findings of Statistical Data Survey via Internet"

Mr. Pali LEHOHLA (Statistics South Africa)
"The Creation of a National Statistics System-Challenges for South Africa"

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