The MSA conference is organized by Department of Statistical Methods, University of Lodz in partnership with Institute of Statistics and Demography, University of Lodz, Polish Academy of Science, Polish Statistical Association, Branch in Lodz, StatSoft Polska Sp. z o.o. The conference has a long tradition in Łódź, it is organized annually, with this year's edition being the 39th. The MSA is a place of presenting new studies on theory and applications of statistics as well as exchanging knowledge of new computational techniques. It is addressed to academic community as well as representatives of the private sector, statistical offices, polling organizations and other public institutions (National Bank of Poland, Central Statistical Office of Poland, COMARCH, Pfizer, StatSoft, GFK Polonia). The objective of the conference is to bring together academics and scholars from around the world to review in detail, debate, and evaluate the most significant developments in the field of statistics. We seek to create an environment that could lead to the establishment of collaborations among universities and public institutions like the Eurostat, National Bank of Poland, Central Statistical Office of Poland as well as cooparation between academic society and private companies.