Applied statistics and data science play a vital role in the analysis and evaluation of policies in various fields including social sciences, economics, health sciences, population studies etc. On the other hand, with society apparently expecting more and more from all three levels of government; it becomes increasingly important that both private and public policy should be based on reliable and up-to-date data that covers the important issues. This conference aims to promote research collaborations and exchange ideas between data scientists, applied statisticians and data modellers who will detail the latest innovations in research to gather and disseminate information from small to big data settings, and from policy analysts who will describe how they use existing information from increasing big data environments and indicate areas in which there need to be methodological and technological developments. Another aim is to establish connections between researchers at tertiary institutions and working in industry in Australia and overseas. This conference is organised by the Data Science Research Unit (DSRU) within the School of Computing and Mathematics at Charles Sturt University (CSU). This conference is sponsored by the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities and the School of Computing and Mathematics and the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences at CSU. Topics of interest cover all aspects of statistics, data science and policy analysis methods. The theme of ASPAC'19 is "Effective policy through the use of big data, accurate estimates and modern computing tools and statistical modelling". You are invited to present a full paper or an abstract, or simply to attend. All submissions will be thoroughly peer reviewed and accepted full papers will be published as the conference proceedings. Extended versions of selected best papers will be recommended for publication in supporting prestigious international journal: International Journal of Microsimulation or Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. Keynote speakers: Professor Dennis Trewin, Former Australian Statistician (from 2000-2007) at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australian National University Professor Robert Tanton, Director of the National Centre of Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis, University of Canberra Professor Chang-Tsun Li, Director of Research, Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation, Deakin University Travel grants: Higher degree by research and early-career researchers less than five years from PhD, are invited to apply for student/early career travel awards. If you are a graduate student, postdoctoral researcher or early-career academic and you are giving a full paper, you are eligible to apply. Female students/researchers and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Selected applicants will receive up to $500, which can be used for any combination of fees, travel and accommodation costs, subject to receipts.
Period05 Sept 201906 Sept 2019
Event typeConference
LocationWagga Wagga, Australia, New South WalesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Applied Statistics
  • Data Science
  • Policy Analysis
  • Modelling
  • Travel grants