About

Croatian Statistical Association (CSA), founded in 2005, was activated at the beginning of 2015, in accordance to the Law on financial business and non-profit organizations, announced in October 2014 (Decision of the City Office for General Administration Zagreb and RNO form with RNO number 00333155). It’s goal is to promote the statistical literacy, profession and science, bringing together professionals and enthusiasts in their everyday work with the official statistics and methods of statistical analysis, using and developing them. 

Number of the CSA members:
At the end of 2015: 30 (members’ codes from 001-2015 to 030-2015)

At the end of 2016: 67 (members’ codes from 031-2016 to 067-2016)
At the end of 2017: 91 (members’ codes from 068-2017 to 091-2017) (with 76 active members)
On 31 December 2018: 113 (members’ codes from 092-2018 to 113-2018) (with 75 active members)

CSA Presidents:

Period

Name

Photo
2005 – …
Mr. Jakov Gelo, PhD, Croatian Bureau of Statistics Director General & Full Professor in Demography, Department of Demography, University of Zagreb Faculty of Economics and Business
 
2015 – 2019
Mrs. Ksenija Dumičić, PhD, Full Professor in Statistics, Department of Statistics, University of Zagreb Faculty of Economics and Business

CSA has been organizing and hosted the following conferences: 

Year

Conferences organized by CSA

2015
—            
2016
The First ISCCRO’16 : The 1st International Statistical Conference in Croatia, 05-06 May 2016, Zagreb, Croatia;
CONFERENCE TOPIC: „New Challenges of Official and Applied Statistics in European Union
ISCCRO’16 Photo Gallery
2017
The 22nd Young Statisticians Meeting (YSM2017), October 13-15, 2017, Zagreb, Croatia. Website: http://vladowiki.fmf.uni-lj.si/doku.php?id=events:ysm17:index/
YSM2017 Photo Gallery
Group photo
2018
The Second ISCCRO’18The 2nd International Statistical Conference in Croatia, 10-11 May, 2018, Opatija, Croatia
CONFERENCE TOPIC: „New Advances in Statistical Methods Applications for a Better World“
ISCCRO’18 Photo Gallery

History and timeline of Croatian Statistical Association:

2005

1.In 2005Director General of the Croatian Statistical Bureau, Mr Jakov Gelo, PhD, initiated the founding of the new Croatian Statistical Association -CSA (Hrvatsko statističko društvo – HSD).
The Founders that founded the Croatian Statistical Association on 4 February 2005 were, as follows:

  1. Jakov Gelo, PhD (President)
  2. Vlasta Bahovec, PhD  (Vice-President)
  3. Milka Berisha
  4. Mila Butigan
  5. Zlatko Grzelj
  6. Željko Jelovečki
  7. Darko Jukić
  8. Ivan Kelebuh, MrSc
  9. Robert Knežević
  10. Mirjana Lipovšćak
  11. Ljiljana Marković – Secretary
  12. Mirela Miščević
  13. Zdenko Milonja
  14. Vlasta Nikolić Mudrinić
  15. Štefanija Novoselac
  16. Marija Šabić
  17. Dubravko Škrlec
  18. Ivan Šutalo
  19. Mira Talan
  20. Petar Jakšić, MrSc

The presentation of the newly founded CSA was given at the 130th anniversary celebration of the CBS held in the Croatian Chamber of Economy.

In 2005 -The first President of the CSA was Mr Jakov Gelo, PhD, Director General of the CBS (and Full Professor in Demography, at the Department of Demography, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb).

2.In the period 2005 – 2015 the CSA was inactive.

2015

3.In 2015 – Director General of the Croatian Statistical Bureau, Mr Marko Krištof, initiated the refreshment of the activities of the CSA, with an imperative to adjust it to the current Law on Non-profits Organizations in Croatia (the law announced in October 2014: Zakon o udrugama, 06.06.2014; NN 074/2014). In February 2015, the CSA had its re-founding meeting.

In 2015 -The second President of the CSA was elected and it has been Mrs Ksenija Dumičić, PhD (Full Professor at the Department of Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb).

Croatian Statistical Association Presidency and Committees 2015-2019:
President: Ksenija Dumičić, PhD
Vice-president: Marko Krištof

Steering Committee:

1. Ksenija Dumičić, PhD (President)
2. Marko Krištof (Vice-President)
3. Dragan Bagić, PhD
4. Mario Gavrić
5. Mirjana Pejić-Bach, PhD
6. Jasna Pugar
7. Dubravka Rogić-Hadžalić

Supervisory Board:
1. Robert Knežević

2. Anica Markusi
3. Štefanija Novoselec

Secretary: Ines Ković Krizmanić

 The Statutes of the CSA (Statut Hrvatskoga statističkog društva – (PDF available online), has been officially available since 6 February 2015.

4.In 2015 – The CSA founded and published the first Croatian statistical journal named Croatian Review of Economic, Business and Social Statistics (CREBSS) with  two paper issues per yer.
Publisher: Croatian Statistical Association
Print ISSN: 1849-8531.

CREBSS Editors-in-Chief :
Dragan Bagić, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dept. of Sociology, Zagreb, Croatia;
Ksenija Dumičić, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Dept. of Statistics, Zagreb, Croatia;

Nataša Erjavec, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Dept. of Statistics, Zagreb, Croatia.

5.At the end of 2015 – The number of CSA members was 30.

6.In 2015 – The CSA was announced at the ISI list of national statistical associations 

7.In 2015 – The CSA was announced at the World of Statistics website.

2016

8.In 2016 – The CSA founded the first statistical conference in Croatia ISCCRO’16, fully named: The 1st International Statistical Conference in Croatia, 05-06 May 2016, Zagreb, Croatia; TOPIC: „New Challenges of Official and Applied Statistics in European Union. It attracted about 120 authors from 11 countries with 55 presentations.
Invited speaker at the ISCCRO’16: Professor Ante Rozga, University of Split, Croatia

ISCCRO’16 Photo Gallery

At the ISCCRO’16, the following awards were established:
    ** The ISCCRO ’16 Best Conference Paper in the Special Session for Challenges of Official Statistics Award (At the ISCCRO-2016 it was awarded to: Petar Sorić, Mirjana Čižmešija, Ivana Lolić for the paper „The challenges of estimating monthly national accounts data in Croatia“
     ** The ISCCRO ’16 Best Special Session for Young Statisticians Paper Award were established, too. (It was not awarded in 2016).
At the ISCCRO’16, two publications were published: (1) the Book of Abstracts included 55 Abstracts, and (2) the CD with Proceedings of the ISCCRO Conference included 34 full scientific papers. The details of the respective publications of the ISCCRO-2016 are:
       ***Proceedings of the ISCCRO – international statistical conference in Croatia”, Volume 1, No.1, 2016 (The 1st International Statistical Conference in Croatia- ISCCRO’16, 05-06 May 2016, Zagreb, Croatia) – (on the CD, Electronic version ISSN 1849-9872) – (with 70% of international Editorial Board members and more than 1/3 of the papers (16 out of 34) were written by the international authors)
       ***Book of abstracts of the ISCCRO – international statistical conference in Croatia”, Volume 1, No.1, 2016 (The 1st International Statistical Conference in Croatia- ISCCRO’16, 05-06 May 2016, Zagreb, Croatia) – (Print ISSN 1849-9864) (Online ISSN 2584-3850 )


9.In 2016
– The CSA first section, named “Club R, was founded on 23 September 2016 with the first Chair of the Section, Mr Josip Arnerić, PhD,  Assoc. Professor at the Department of Statistics,  University of Zagreb Faculty of Economics and Business. There were 8 co-founders of the Club R.


10.In 2016
– The CSA journal (paper version was established in 2015) Croatian Review of Economic, Business and Social Statistics (CREBSS) appeared as an open access journal published by the Publisher De Gruyter:

Online ISSN 2459-5616; UDK: 33;519,2; DOI: 10.1515/crebss).
Web page: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/crebss
Print ISSN 1849-8531
The first CREBSS Editors-in-Chief: 
Dragan Bagić, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dept. of Sociology, Zagreb, Croatia;
Ksenija Dumičić, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Dept. of Statistics, Zagreb, Croatia;
Nataša Erjavec, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Dept. of Statistics, Zagreb, Croatia.
CREBSS Editorial Board – (70% of the Editorial Board members was international)
CREBSS Volumes
Indexing

11.In 2016 –
On 19 October 2016 the CSA was accepted as the member of the FENStatS, an informal organization.Visit the link: http://fenstats.eu/societies


The Federation of European National Statistical Societies
www.fenstats.eu 

12.At the end of 2016  – The number of the CSA members was 67.

2017

13.In 2017 – the CSA sucssessfully organized The 22nd Young Statisticians Meeting (YSM2017), October 13-15, 2017, Zagreb, Croatia.
Details are available at the link: http://vladowiki.fmf.uni-lj.si/doku.php?id=events:ysm17:index/
Venue: School of Medicine, „Andrija Stampar“ School of Public Health, University of Zagreb, Address: Rockefellerova 4, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia.

Co-organizer: School of Medicine, „Andrija Stampar“ School of Public Health, University of Zagreb,

YSM Supporters: Croatian Biometric Society; Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb
There 15 young statisticians, by three from each of the following countries: Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia, being as the Invited Speakers presented their papers in front of the international statistical audience, with the goal to improve their statistical skills. Croatia was represented by three doctoral students: (the CSA member) Ivana Lolić from Zagreb, (the CSA member) Ivan Papić from Osijek and by Iva Budimir from Split.
Booklet of Abstracts YSM22-2017, October 13-15, 2017, Zagreb, Croatia is available online“Booklet of Abstracts YSM22-2017: The 22nd Young Statisticians Meeting, October 13-15, 2017”
Program YSM22- 2017_Final_ver.18 09 2017.pdf
YSM history
YSM22-2017 Photos
YSM International Program Committee: Austria: Herwig Friedl, Graz; Croatia: Ksenija Dumičić, Zagreb; Hungary: Tamás Rudas and Renata Nemeth, Budapest; Italy: Dario Gregori, Padova, Paola Berchialla, Torino & Maurizio Brizzi, Bologna; Slovenia: Anuška Ferligoj, Ljubljana
YSM22-2017 Local Organizing Committee:
Full Prof. Ksenija Dumičić, PhD – President of Croatian Statistical Association (CSA / HSD), Zagreb, Croatia

Full Prof. Mirjana Kujundžić Tiljak, PhD – Acting Director General, University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia
Assoc. Prof. Zdenko Sonicki, MD, PhD, President of Croatian Biometric Society – HBMD, Zagreb, Croatia

 

14.At the end of 2017 – The number of the CSA registered members was 91 (76 active members). 

 

2018

15.In February 2018: The CSA Section “Women in Statistics  was founded on 23 February 2018 (upon the CSA Steering Committee decision since 16 February 2018). Founder, being its’ first Chair (2018-2019), has been Mrs Ksenija Dumičić, PhD, Full Professor Tenured, Department of Statistics, University of Zagreb Faculty of Economics and Business. There were 22 co-founders of the Section. 

16.In March 2018 – Croatian Review of Economic, Business and Social Statistics (CREBSS) has been indexed in EconLit scientific base, with the CREBSS Editors-in-Chief: Dragan Bagić, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dept. of Sociology, Zagreb, Croatia; Ksenija Dumičić, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Dept. of Statistics, Zagreb, Croatia;  and Nataša Erjavec, Univ. of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Dept. of Statistics, Zagreb, Croatia.  List of scientific bases for abstracting and indexing are listed at De Gruyter’s service Sciendo link: https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/crebss/crebss-overview.xml

CREBSS Abstracting and Indexing: Baidu Scholar, Cabell’s Directory, CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), CNPIEC, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals, EBSCO (relevant databases), EBSCO Discovery Service, EconBiz, EconLit (American Economic Association’s electronic database), Google Scholar, Hrcak, J-Gate, JournalTOCs, KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders), Naviga (Softweco), Primo Central (ExLibris), Publons, ReadCube, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest), TDNet, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb, WanFang Data, WorldCat (OCLC).

17.In  May 2018 – The CSA has been organizing The Second International Statistical Conference in Croatia, 10-11 May, 2018, Opatija, Croatia; CONFERENCE TOPIC: „New Advances in Statistical Methods Applications for a Better World“.

ISCCRO’18 Photo Gallery

At the ISCCRO’18 in Opatija 188 authors, coming from 19 countries and Croatia, gave 100 submissions for presentation, half of them as Abstract Only and half of them as Full Papers, split in a variety of sessions in two parallel lines during two conference days of presentations, plus four of them being Invited Lectures. Croatian Statistical Association co-organized five Special Sessions, as follows: Spreading out Official Statistics in the Digital World, organized by Maja Pekeč from Croatian Bureau of Statistics; Econometric Modelling for Fiscal Policy Making in European Union Countries, chaired by Assistant Professor Irena Palić, PhD, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Zagreb, Croatia; Economic and Social Effects of Demographic Trends, chaired by Professor Ana Štambuk, PhD, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics, Rijeka, Croatia; Recent Advances in Robust Statistics for High-dimensional Settings and Techniques for Handling Large Spatial Data, organized by Professor Taps Maiti, PhD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA & Asuman S. Turkmen, Ohio State University, Newark, USA; and Quantitative Analysis for Faster Development of the South East European Countries, organized by Assoc. Professor Blagica Novkovska, PhD, from University of Tourism and Management in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Croatian Statistical Association organized the Special Session Young Statisticians in Action, chaired by Professor Anamarija Jazbec, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Forestry and Professor Mirta Benšić, coming from J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Deptartment of Mathematics, too.
The conference hosted the authors from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and USA.
At the ISCCRO’18, two publications were published
       *** “Proceedings of the ISCCRO – International Statistical Conference in Croatia”, Volume 2, No.1, 2018 (The 2nd International Statistical Conference in Croatia- ISCCRO18, 10-11 May 2018, Opatija, Croatia),  (Electronic ISSN: 1849-9872; CD), includes 24 selected full conference papers writen by the international authors with the share larger than 50%.
       *** “Book of Abstracts of the ISCCRO – International Statistical Conference in Croatia”, Volume 2, No.1, 2018 (The 2nd International Statistical Conference in Croatia-ISCCRO’18, 10-11 May 2018, Opatija, Croatia), (Online ISSN 2584-3850; Print ISSN 1849-9864), which contains four Plenary Speech abstracts and 96 contributed abstracts of the talks presented at the ISCCRO’18 Conference.
The International Scientific Program Committee, which is the Editorial Board of the ISCCRO’18, includes 118 scientists and professionals, from all over the World, 60% of them being from outside of Croatia. The ISCCRO’18 International Organizing Commetee is comprised of the statisticians from four countries: Croatia, Serbia, Republic of Macedonia and Slovenia, which is the proof of the international importance of the ISCCRO conference. The anonymous double-blind peer review by the two independent reviewers was applied to the all the papers. After the ISCCRO’18, special recognitions were given for outstanding contributions of the ISCCRO Scientific Committee members, presenters and organizers . 


18.At the end of 2018 – The number of the CSA registered members was 113 (75 active). 

19.The 6th General Assembly – to be held in February 2019

 
 
Edited by: K. Dumičić