Methodology and Statistics

International Conference, 17 - 19 September 2001
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Preliminary Program(PDF) and Abstracts of Accepted Presentations (PDF).
Ljubljana Info.
Previous Preddvor Conferences

The conference Methodology and Statistics is organized by CMI - Center of Methodology and Informatics, Institute of Social Sciences at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, and Statistical Society of Slovenia in cooperation with: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia and Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia.


The annual meetings of methodologists and statisticians of the former Yugoslavia were established in 1982 and were organized at Bled till 1991.
After 1991 the organizers of the meetings, methodologists and statisticians at Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, continue to organize these traditional meetings in Preddvor under the sponsorship of the Statistical Society of Slovenia. In 2001 the meeting will be held for the first time in Ljubljana, at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The meeting is fully open to the international scientific community.
A three days program consists of sections devoted to several topics. As usually the conference proceedings are planned to be published in the series Metodološki zvezki, where the proceedings of previous meetings appeared. All published papers are regularly abstracted in the ISI's STMA.



Papers from the following areas of statistics and methodology would be appreciated:
  1. Research Design
  2. Measurement
  3. Data Collection Techniques
  4. Sampling Techniques
  1. Mathematical Statistics
  2. Data Analysis Techniques
  3. Modeling and Simulation
  4. Statistical Applications

Those persons wishing to present a paper are requested to complete the Registration Form (; if the data are longer than the visible entry field continue typing) and send an abstract of approximately two pages to the conference address given below not later than July 15, 2001. The abstract must include the title, the name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s). If possible, please classify your presentation under one of the topics given above.
Decision on acceptance will be made by August 1, 2001. In order to stimulate the presentation of the most recent results, papers need not be sent before the conference. But we ask you to bring your paper to the conference.


The Conference will take place in Ljubljana at

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
Kardeljeva ploščad 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
tel+386 1 50 85 281,   fax: +386 1 50 85 101


The official language of the conference is English.


Registration fee is 9000 SIT (approx 90 DEM). For the participants presenting a paper there is no registration fee. At their arrival the participants will get a booklet of abstracts and the detailed Conference program.


  • Excursion: (Sunday, September 16, departure from Hotel Turist at 8.30 a.m. and from Faculty of Social Sciences at 9.00 a.m.; price 5000 SIT / person)
    to wineyards and winecellars of Prlekija: wine farm Hlebec Milan (lunch), city of Ormož, castle Velika Nedelja, and wine cellar Malek in Veličane.

    The name Štajerska conjures up an image of something green, harmonious, and pleasant. Štajerska is an apple, a bottle of fine wine, delicious local dishes, and cheerful people. Wherever you go in Štajerska, you will find natural beauty and an astonishingly rich cultural and historical heritage. The friendly farms of the Upper Savinja Valley, Pohorje, Podravje, Slovenske Gorice, Haloze, and Kozjansko regions offer peace and tranquillity to weary townsfolk. Stajerska is interesting year-round: skiing in winter, excursions in summer, and the grape harvest in autumn. Štajerska brews the best beer and its cellars hold the finest wines. Thermal springs refresh and reinvigorate the traveler, and visits to its many historical sites and cultural events enrich the spirit. /Matjaž Kocbek/

    Ormož and its surroundings consist of southeastern part of Slovenske gorice which divides the flat land into Ptujsko and Središko fields. The flat land spreads along the Drava River from west to east and represents a passage between Pannonian plain and the hilly hinterland. It has been considered through centuries as an important traffic axis and has been densely populated since the Bronze Age. It was a border territory through centuries and Ormož itself was owned by many noble families. The religious organization was much more unified and the whole territory was ruled by the parish church in Velika Nedelja (link na Veliko Nedeljo). Ormož has grown into administrative and commercial center of the region, Središče is an important market town, and Velika Nedelja was the ecclesiastical center and was the seat of German Knights Order until the Second World War. Ormož is surrounded by vineyards and fields, rich in natural beauties and cultural monuments. Kog and Svetinje have vineyards yielding wines of international reputation and breathtaking views.

  • Welcome reception (Monday, September 17, Hotel Turist at 20:00) given by the director of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. Tomaž Banovec.


Hotel accommodation must be arranged by participants themselves. The organizer has made a reservation for several rooms in the Hotel Turist in the center of Ljubljana (when reserving mention that you are a participant of the statistical conference).


Ljubljana is accessible by air (Brnik, Ljubljana Airport), train (Ljubljana railway station), bus, car.

Departures (every day, including Sundays and holidays)
8.00 11.50 13.30 15.00 17.30 18.30 21.30 23.00 00.00
The travel takes 30 minutes and the last station is at the main bus and railway station in Ljubljana. It is 5 minutes far from Hotel Turist (take Kolodvorska ulica till the end of it, see the map of Ljubljana). The price of one way ticket is 1.000 SIT per person. If you want the drive till the hotel it costs 1.500 SIT.


The most convenient stop in the center is at Bavarski dvor (from the bus - railway station and Hotel Turist). It is on Slovenska cesta. The buses going to the North (to the Faculty of Social Sciences) are the numbers 6 and 8. From Bavarski dvor the fourth stop is the one for the Faculty of Social Sciences (the stop is called Merkator). The city buses 6 and 8 are going very frequently 24 hours per day.
For the city bus you need the tokens (jettons) which you can buy at the shops selling the newspapers. One token costs 150 SIT.


Anuška Ferligoj (Chair), Valentina Hlebec, Tina Kogovšek, Anton Kramberger, Katja Lozar Manfreda, Andrej Mrvar, Gregor Petrič and Damjan Škulj.


Tomaž Banovec, Slovenia; Vladimir Batagelj, Slovenia; Jacques Billiet, Belgium; Brendan Bunting, Northern Ireland; Anuška Ferligoj (Chair) Slovenia; Herwig Friedl, Austria; Dario Gregori, Italy; Mustaq Hussain, Luxembourg; Katarina Košmelj, Slovenia; Dagmar Krebs, Germany; Mihael Perman, Slovenia; Jože Rovan, Slovenia; Tamas Rudas, Hungary; Willem E. Saris, The Netherlands; Albert Satorra, Spain; Janez Stare, Slovenia; Vasja Vehovar, Slovenia.


For correspondence and registration:

Prof. dr. Anuška Ferligoj, Faculty of Social Sciences
P.O. Box 2547, 1001 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
tel:  +386 1 5805-281,   fax: +386 1 5805-101