GUS – SCORUS Conference 2018 “NEW SCALE – NEW NEEDS – NEW STATISTICS” is jointly organised by Statistics Poland (GUS), the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) Standing Committee of Regional and Urban Statistics (SCORUS) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

We live in era of dynamic changes occurring in various fields of social and economic activity. In these circumstances the role of statistics is to understand new phenomena, to identify information needs in dialogue with users, as well as to adapt statistical production process in order to provide most relevant, timely and geographically detailed statistics.

Statistics Poland celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018. The history makes us think about future vision of regional and urban statistics. We hope that SCORUS 2018 will be the platform for sharing knowledge and inspiring ideas.

The Scientific Programme Committee of the 2018 Conference has selected the three themes: “NEW SCALE – NEW NEEDS – NEW STATISTICS” for the conference.

Themes Topics

This session is dedicated to discussing changes of the scale with particular focus on: space, economy, society and natural environment

Session topics might include issues related to:
  • New Places and Territories
  • Networks, flows and relationships
  • Coordination
  • Growth and Development

This session will focus on discussing new concepts and directions for development in the context of modern space management and the resulting information needs.


Session topics might include issues related to:
  • Dialogue and Participation – Quadruple Helix 
  • Policies
  • Territorial Capital
  • Dissemination, communication  and knowledge Transfer
This session will be a statistics respond for rapidly changing information needs, using modern methods and forms.
Session topics might include issues related to:
  • Innovative Methods and Tools
  • Data Sources 


Under each of these themes, sessions will be organised which can each accommodate several papers and presentations. You are invited to submit proposals for papers for these themes.


Submission of Abstracts 14 May, 2018
Registration 23 May, 2018


Please send your abstracts to the following email address:

For more information please consult the websites: