"DEALING WITH COMPLEXITY IN SOCIETY: FROM PLURALITY OF DATA TO SYNTHETIC INDICATORS"
University of Padua
Thursday 17th and Friday 18th of September 2015
Central Palace "Bo"
ISA-RC55 Mid-term conference
Satellite Meeting of the SIS 2015 Conference “Statistics and Demography: The Legacy of Corrado Gini”
Final conference of the Project “Methodology of composite indicators and their use for the evaluation
of performance of municipalities and universities”
Presentation and objectives of the conference
The globalized world in which we live is characterized by complex human and social phenomena, like well-being, human development, environmental sustainability, welfare, etc., whose conditions determine the progress of the society.
At the same time, data availability and technical opportunities increase day by day. The need of effective synthesis of data, based on robust conceptual and methodological framework is even more evident.
In the last ten years, the methodology of multivariate analysis and synthetic indicators construction significantly developed. In particular, starting from the classical theory of composite indicators many interesting approaches have been developed to overcome the weaknesses of composites.
The Conference will focus on recent developments in synthesizing indicators and, more generally, in quantifying complex phenomena. The workshop will also identify important problems and new research directions in the field of social indicators.
The final program is now available: http://complexity.stat.unipd.it/programme
The papers will be considered for publication in Social Indicator Research journal (http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/journal/11205)