New Scale – New Needs – New Statistics


We live in era of dynamic changes occurring in various fields of social and economic activity. In these circumstances the role of statistics is to understand new phenomena, to identify information needs in dialogue with users, as well as to transform statistical production process in order to provide most relevant statistics.

Statistics Poland celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018. Our history makes us think about future vision of regional and urban statistics. We hope that SCORUS 2018 will be the platform for sharing knowledge and inspiring ideas.





This session is dedicated to discussing changes of the scale with particular focus on:

-     space

-     economy

-     society

-     natural environment

Session topics might include issues related to:

  • New Places and Territories – How we should define a spatial unit?  Which typologies work? How we define functional geographies like labour market areas?
  • Networks, flows and relationships – What kind of networks and flows can we observe? What is the potential of mobile phone data and other unconventional data?
    How can we observe cross border flows?
  • Coordination – Which strategies can be used for thematic and geographical standardisation between the administrative levels?
  • Territorial Capital – growth of local potential:

                 -  new aspects of economy and social cooperation.
                 -  new forms of flows (capital, goods, etc.).

  • Growth and Development – Which trend can we observe? Is it growth or development? What are the current trends in urbanisation? What are the new determinants of development at the local level and what is their scale? 


This session will focus on discussing new concepts and directions for development in the context of modern space management and the resulting information needs.

Session topics might include issues related to:

  •  Dialogue and Participation Quadruple Helix – How we can get to know needs of users? What are the forms of dialogue between government, society, business and science?
  • Policies – What are the challenges for statistics related to national, regional and local policies? How can we measure impact and result in different contexts?
  • Territorial Capital – growth of local potential:
        - new aspects of economy and social cooperation.
        - new forms of flows (capital, goods, etc.).
  • Dissemination, communication  and knowledge Transfer - How to disseminate and transfer information for different groups of data users and share knowledge?
This session will be a statistics respond for rapidly changing information needs, using modern methods and forms.

Session topics might include issues related to:

  • Innovative Methods and Tools What are the new methods and tools used in spatial analysis? What are the new ways of using GIS? How to use small area estimations?
  • Data Sources How to produce urban and regional statistics from mass and diverse sets (Big Data) using advanced processing tools and technologies?  How to use administrative data?


The SCORUS 2018 conference is foreseen to start on 6 June 2018 at  13.00 and finish on 8 June 2018 at approximately 13.00 

Submitting presentations and  Abstracts


General guidelines for submitting presentations and abstracts:
  • The official language of the SCORUS 2018 conference is English; all abstracts should be written in English.
  • The deadline for submitting abstracts and presentations you will find here: Registration and deadlines
  • Authors are requested to use the official conference template and send their presentations to the e-mail address:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.