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Final program of the International Blaise Users Conference (IBUC) 2016

Here's the final program of IBUC 2016. Download the full program here (pdf, 411 Kb).

Tuesday, 4 October: IBUC – Day 1

Time Activity
8:15 – 9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 10:00 Plenary Session 1
  • Opening remarks
    by IBUC Chair, Hilde Degerdal – Statistics Norway
  • Welcome
    by Bert Kroese – Deputy Director General of Statistics Netherlands
  • Keynote address
    by Jim Smith – CEO of Westat, USA
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Plenary Session 2
  • Blaise 5: Is Worth the Wait
    by Mark Pierzchala, USA
  • Colectica and Blaise
    by Dan Smith & Jeremy Iverson  – Colectica, USA
  • Blaise Celebrates its 30 Year Anniversary!
11:30 – 13:00 Lunch

 
Starting at 12:00 there will be a Poster & Demonstration session

13:00 – 14:30

Presentation Session 1 -  Modern Data Collection with Blaise 5
Chair: Mike Hart – Office for National Statistics, UK

  • Phoenix – Towards Modern Data Collection Systems and Processes
    by Joost Huurman  –  Statistics Netherlands
  • Experiences with Colectica
    by Felix Coleman  – CSO, Ireland
  • Blaise 5 at Statistics Norway
    by Trond Båshus  – Statistics Norway
  • Converting a CATI Instrument from Blaise 4 to Blaise 5 for Pilot Testing
    by Emily Caron & Vito Wagner – National Agricultural Statistics Service, USA & Kathleen O'Reagan – Westat, USA
14:30 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:45

Presentation Session 2 -  Blaise 4 and Blaise 5
Chair: Leif Bochis Madsen – Statistics Denmark

  • Chitwan Valley Family Study Household Registry Paper to Computer Exercise
    by Karl Dinkelmann & Stephanie Chardoul – University of Michigan/SRC, USA &
    Bishnu Adhikari – Institute for Social and Environmental Research – Nepal
  • Blaise Instrument Extensions with Alien Routers and Manipula
    by Lilia Filippenko, Chris Carson, Orin Day & Mai Nguyen – RTI International, USA
  • Statistical Surveys in Households and by Individuals in Slovakia – the Use of Blaise 4 / Blaise 5
    by Ľudmila Hadová & Danica Tureková – Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
  • Dep Unlimited: Solving Complex Runtime Problems with Manipula
    by Rick Dulaney & Peter Stegehuis – Westat, USA
  • Transition of a Blaise 4 Web Survey to Blaise 5
    by Bryan Bungardt – Statistics Netherlands
17:00 – 18:30 Welcome Reception
Evening Informal groups for dinner

Wednesday, 5 October: IBUC – Day 2

Time Activity
8:15 – 9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 10:00

Plenary Session 3

  • Keynote address ‘The Ever Changing Landscape of Survey Data Collection’
    by Jelke Bethlehem, The Netherlands.
    Jelke is the former head of Blaise, currently Professor in Survey Methodology at the
    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the Leiden University
    (with a focus on online data collection)
  • Methodology: The ultimate design for Collection on mobile Devices  
    by Jeldrik Bakker –Statistics Netherlands and Utrecht University
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:15 Presentation Session 3 -  Tablets and Devices
Chair: Gina Cheung – University of Michigan/SRC, USA
  • Blaise on Touch-Screen Tablets
    by Matthieu Olivier & Alexandre Chevallier – Centre de Données Socio Politiques (CDSP), France
  • From CPI to CPIX
    by Gerrit de Bolster – Statistics Netherlands
  • Converting a Blaise 4.8 Survey Instrument for Tablet Use
    by Michelle Keniry, Caroline Donegan & Conor MacDomhnaill – CSO, Ireland
  • Capturing Signatures Electronically from a Blaise Instrument
    by Todd Flannery & Ed Dolbow – Westat, USA
  • A Web Compatible Dep
    by Maurice Martens – CentERdata, The Netherlands
  • Converting a Paper Collection Exercise to Collecting Data on a Tablet
    by Mike Hart – Office for National Statistics, UK
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – … Conference Excursion and Conference Dinner

Thursday, 6 October: IBUC – Day 3

Time Activity
8:15 – 9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 10:30

Presentation Session 4 – Why Paradata is essential
Chair: Jane Shepherd – Westat, USA

  • Using Survey Paradata
    by Gina Cheung, Andrew Piskoworski, Lisa Wood & Hueichun Peng – University of Michigan/SRC, USA
  • The Uses of Blaise Audit Trail Files at Statistics Canada
    by Éric Joyal – Statistics Canada
  • Capturing Survey Client-side Paradata  
    by Hueichun Peng & Jason Ostergren – University of Michigan/SRC, USA
  • Paradata Transform and Report
    by Lisa Wood, Andrew Piskoworski & Jennie Williams – University of Michigan/SRC, USA
  • Using Audit Trail Data to move from a Black Box to a Transparent Data Collection Process
    by Jacqueline Hunt – CSO, Ireland
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30

Presentation Session 5 – Blaise 5
Chair: Éric Joyal  – Statistics Canada

  • Introducing Device Sensor Data in Surveys
    by Ole Mussmann, Jeldrik Bakker, Jacqueline van Beuningen, Barry Schouten & Rob Warmerdam – Statistics Netherlands
  • Blaise 5 Development at University of Michigan
    by Youhong Liu & Max Malhotra – University of Michigan/SRC, USA
  • Running Blaise 5 Instrument as a "Stand-alone" Environment
    by Roberto Picha & Mecene Desormice – US Census Bureau, USA
  • Experiences with Blaise 5 Layouts and Templates  
    by Sharon Johnson, Richard Squires & Michael Johnson – US Census Bureau, USA
  • From Blaise 4 to 5: Systems in Transition –
    by Leif Bochis Madsen – Statistics Denmark
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00

Presentation Session 6 – Blaise 5 Data Handling
Chair : Rob Wallace – US Census Bureau, USA

  • Blaise 5 Data In/Data Out
    by Andrew Piskoworski – University of Michigan/SRC, USA
  • Data-Out Experience/Challenges in Blaise 5
    by Mohammad Mushtaq & April Beaule – University of Michigan/SRC, USA
  • Census Setup with Blaise 5 Manipula
    by Michael K Mangiapane, Roberto Picha & Mecene Desormice – US Census Bureau, USA
  • Adventures of a Blaise 5 API Jockey
    by Rod Furey – Statistics Netherlands
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:00 International Blaise Users Group Meeting

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