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The JSM Program Committee has been working hard for the past year, putting together an outstanding set of sessions. Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend the GSS General Membership Business Meeting that will take place August 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sheraton in room Jefferson A.

Session highlights we want to point out include the following:

Invited Sessions

Poverty, Government Program Receipt, and Measurement Using Administrative and Survey Data: Sunday, 4:00 p.m.

Bayesian Approaches to Record Linkage: Monday, 8:30 a.m.

Utilizing Administrative Records and Adaptive Design in the 2020 Census: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

Topic-Contributed Sessions

The Census Bureau’s Quest to Make Better Research-Driven Decisions for Economic Surveys: Monday, 10:30 a.m.

Crowdsourcing Big Data from Smartphone Apps for Transportation Research: Role of Statistics and Challenges: Monday, 2:00 p.m.

Small-Area Estimation: New Methods and Applications to Epidemiology: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.

Protecting Privacy While Maximizing the Utility of Government Data: Evaluating Current Approaches and Exploring New Alternatives: Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.

2015 Student Paper Award (GSS/SSS/SRMS): Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.

GSS Data Challenge 2015: Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.

Data Presentation Standards within the Federal Statistical System: Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

Roundtable Discussions

Monday – AM: Issues in Implementing Adaptive Survey Design, Peter Miller

Monday – PM: Applications of Regression Trees in Survey Data Analysis, Daniell Toth

Tuesday – PM: Writing for Publication, Ingegerd Jansson

Finally, don’t forget the poster and contributed sessions! There will be many excellent research papers presented on topics such as missing data and imputation, data privacy, sampling design, and statistical inference. Consult the JSM online program at for times and locations.

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