The second edition of the conference where Big Data Meets Survey Science (BigSurv20) was held virtually on Fridays in November and early December. The dates were November 6, 13, 20, 27, and December 4, 2020.

During the conference, attendees, panelists, and presenters engaged in a variety of online discussions on the practical applications for employing Big Data and data science to improve the quality of statistics production and use. With a focus on how researchers and practitioners can successfully combine traditional survey and qualitative data with new data sources, such as registers, social media, apps, and other forms of digital data, the conference explored different perspectives stemming from computer science, social science, and other disciplines.

Each BigSurv20 paper/demo session was accessible via Zoom. These Zoom sessions consisted of prerecorded talks and a live Q&A with the presenters during the last 15 minutes of each session. Presentation slides and recordings are either publicly available or available to registered BigSurv20 attendees as permitted by the presenters. If there is no link to the recording/slides available, these were only streamed during the session itself.

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BigSurv20 Conference Scientific Committee:

Dr. Antje Kirchner (Chair BigSurv20 Scientific Committee): Research Survey Methodologist, RTI International; Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA

Dr. Peter Lugtig (Chair Local Organizing Committee): Associate Professor, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Dr. Amelia Burke-Garcia: Program Area Director, Digital Strategy and Outreach, Public Health, NORC at the University of Chicago, USA

Trent Buskirk: Novak Family Professor of Data Science and Chair of the Applied Statistics and Operations Research Department at Bowling Green State University, USA

Dr. Ana Lucía Córdova Cazar: Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador; Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA

Piet J.H. Daas: Professor by special appointment at Eindhoven University of Technology; Senior Methodologist/Data Scientist at Statistics Netherlands, The Netherlands

John Finamore: Program Director, Human Resources Statistics Program, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation, USA

Dr. Craig Hill: Senior Vice President, Survey, Computing, and Statistical Sciences, RTI International, USA

Dr. Don Jang: Vice President and Director of the Center for Excellence in Survey Research, NORC at the University of Chicago, USA

Dr. Lilli Japec: Senior Scientific Advisor, Statistics Sweden, Sweden

Dr. Stas Kolenikov: Principal Scientist, Abt Associates, USA

Dr. Daniel Oberski: Associate Professor of Data Science Methodology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dr. J.G. (Barry) Schouten: Senior Methodologist at Statistics Netherlands and Professor by Special Appointment at Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dr. Nan Zhang, Professor of Information Technology and Analytics, Kogod School of Business, American University, USA