IWISM 2018
The 8th International Workshop on Innovative Statistical Methods
15 - 16 May 2018, Daejeon, Republic of Korea


Welcome Message

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Greetings to everyone.
I am Soo Kyeong HWANG, Commissioner of Statistics Korea.

On behalf of our staff, welcome to the 8th International Workshop on Innovative Statistical Methods hosted by Statistics Korea.

Statistics Korea has been organizing this workshop to keep everyone abreast of the latest developments in research and academics since 2010. 
Issues such as the low birth rate, the aging population, social demarcation, and long-term youth unemployment are being emphasized as important matters of concern by the current Korean government. 

To this end, Statistics Korea is endeavoring to provide credible official statistics by using diverse data sources such as administrative data and big data which are absolutely essential in addressing such policy needs. 

Hopefully, this workshop will further such efforts by reinforcing the credibility of national statistics and by providing a platform for strengthening the networks of international statistical experts. 

Lastly, let me extend my sincere gratitude to all the participants of this workshop and I hope you all continued success and health. 

Thank you. 

Soo Kyeong HWANG 
Commissioner of Statistics Korea