Below is the final programme for IBUC 2016.

International Blaise Users Conference (IBUC)

The Hague – The Netherlands

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 Celebrates its 30 Year Anniversary!
    by Harry Wijnhoven, CEO Blaise - Statistics Netherlands
  • Blaise 5.2
    by Roger Linssen - Statistics Netherlands
  • Blaise 5: Is Worth the Wait
    by Mark M Pierzchala, USA
  • Colectica and Blaise
    by Dan Smith & Jeremy Iverson – Colectica, USA

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, US, & 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 at 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