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Organised by Statistics Sweden and Statistics Denmark


The primary objective of the workshop is to clarify the concepts of scanner data. A roadmap will be drawn up together with the participants, and recommendations on how to meet the challenges ahead will be formulated. The workshop will also address a number of important issues, such as: Quality assurance; Confidentiality; Cooperation and agreements with data providers; and Scanner data software.


Dear participants,

We are approaching the International CPI workshop in Geneva where Statistics Sweden together with Statistic Denmark will host a workshop on scanner data on the 26th of May 2014. The preparations are well underway and our ambition is to host a fruitful, inspiring and productive workshop.

We hereby kindly invite countries that want to contribute with papers to the workshop to send us proposals for topics as soon as possible, but not later than 12th of March.

Because a majority of National Statistics Institutes in the world are unexperienced with scanner data, we propose to focus on the following topics:

  • Quality assurance
  • Complexity with scanner data
  • Regulations and laws
  • Potential challenges

For those who will be selected to submit a paper; please ensure that a draft document reaches us no later than 26 April, 2014.

A framework for quality assurance of scanner data will be presented and discussed. We will also address potential challenges that may arise in the process of implementation of scanner data and how they can be overcome.

Additional information will be sent to registered participants as we get closer to the workshop date. We will for example upload some background documents on scanner data for those who do not feel completely familiar with the subject.

Finally, we are really enthusiastic to organize the workshop on scanner data and appreciate your valuable contribution.

Yours Sincerely,

Martin Birger Larsen ( & Muhanad Sammar (
(Statistics Denmark)                           (Statistics Sweden)