The events of the German Statistical Society focus on its annual conference. It is part of the annual Statistical Week held at the end of September together with the Verband Deutscher Städtestatistiker. The annual conference consists of about three main topics as well as a variety of other lecture events and committee meetings. It includes the Gumbel Lecture, the Heinz-Grohmann Lecture and the Young Statisticians Mini-Symposium. The approximately 500 participants of the Statistical Week come from all areas of statistics.

During the Statistical Week, the German Statistical Society holds its annual general meeting. At this meeting, the Executive Board reports on the development of the Society, on new projects, and on the publication program of the Society’s two journals; it also gives an account of the finances. The General Meeting provides an opportunity to articulate opinions and wishes regarding the work of the Board and the Society.


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An impression of the variety of methodologically oriented, empirical, or current political topics of the annual conferences is given by the following compilation of the main topics of the keynote lectures:

Previous events

11.-14.09.2023DortmundStatistical Methods for the Energy and Transport Transition; How do Crises affect Income Development and Distribution; Spatio-temporal Data Analysis
20.-23.09.2022MünsterData as a Business Model; Interpretable Machine Learning; Statistics, Data, Corona
14.-17.09.2021ZoomLarge and Complex Dynamic Models, Uncertainty Quantification in Data Science, From the Census 2022 to the Register Census
16.09.2020ZoomEstimation of Copulas via Maximum Mean Discrepancy, Complex Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Point Process Dependencies,  Integrative Use of Data from Different Sources
10.-13.09.2019TrierData Journalismus, Environmental Statistics, Microsimulation Application and Methods, Housing
11.-14.09.2018LinzEconomic Statistics in the Age of Digitalisation and Globalisation, Semiparametric Regression Models, Statistical Literacys
19.-22.09.2017RostockSpacial Mobility, Econometric Duration Analysis, Machine Learning and Statistics
13.-16.09.2016AugsburgMigration and Integration, Forecasting of Complex Data Sets, Data Science and Statistics
15.-18.09.2015HamburgStatistical Indicators for Political Monitoring, Statistical Surveillance, Statistical Analysis of Network Data
16.-19.09.2014HannoverCensus 2011: Results and Perspectives, Persistent Time Series, Analysis of Big Data
17.-20.09.2013BerlinStatistical Analysis of High-Dimensional Data, Quantile Regression, Labour Market and Social Security and the special event for the Year of Statistics: Open Data
18.-21.09.2012ViennaEducation, Statistics of High-Frequency Data, Environmental Statistics
20.-23.09.2011LeipzigSpatial Statistics, Beyond GDP – Measuring Welfare and Special Topic: Reflections on Statistics
14.-17.09.2010NurembergEnergy, Poverty Research and Jump Regression Analysis
15.-18.09.2008CologneStatistics in Marketing
2007KielStatistics in Risk Management
2006DresdenBusiness Statistics
2005BraunschweigMissing and Erroneous Data
2004Frankfurt/MainLabour Market and Statistics
2003PotsdamStatistics in the enlarged European Union
2002ConstanceNational Accounts
2001DortmundPlanning and Analysis of Panel Studies
2000NurembergStatistics and Society
1999HannoverEnvironment and Statistics
1998LübeckSocial Security Systems
1997BielefeldBusiness Cycle Analysis and Statistics
1996KarlsruheStatistical Analysis of Financial Markets
1994ViennaStatistics and European Integreation
1993CologneStatistical Analysis of Qualitative Data
1992BraunschweigStatistics and Computers
1991BerlinStatistics in Unified Germany
1990StuttgartAnalysis and Forecasting in Time Series
1989DuisburgObservation and Analysis of the Labour Market
1988BremenStatistics as a Socialpolitical Task – Current Problems and Future Perspectives
1987BerlinEnvironment and Statistics
1986Frankfurt/MainObservation and Analysis of Services – A Challenge for Statistics
1985BonnThe Significance of Population Development for the Labour Market and Social Security – Statistical Methods and Analyses
1984AugsburgQuality of Statistical Data
1983WuppertalModern Methods of Data Evaluation (Explorative Data Analysis)
1982MunichStatistics in the Service of Monetary Policy
1981SaarbrückenThe Energy Problem in the Light of Statistics
1980HamburgInternational Statistics
1979HanoverDevelopment Trends in Statistics – Tasks, Methods, Techniques
1978KielLong-term forecasts
1977MünsterProblems of the Population, Occupation and Place of Work Census
1976BerlinOn the Analysis of Structural Change in the Economy
1975NurembergSocial Indicators
1974DortmundEnvironmental Protection and Statistics
1973MannheimMacroeconomic Forecasting and Business Cycle Indicators
1972MainzAn Integrated System of Demographic Data
1971StuttgartStatistics of Regional Interrelationships – Problems of Asset Statistics
1970MünchenProblems of Price Measurement – The Importance of Automatic Data Processing for the Acquisition and Provision of Statistical Data