The International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse was founded in 1990 in Stockholm by Professor Robert Groves, Professor Lars Lyberg, and Dr. Bob Barnes.
Since then the Workshop has been hosted by different countries each year: Washington, DC, USA, 1991; Voorburg, The Netherlands, 1992; Bath, England, 1993; Ottawa, Canada, 1994; Helsinki, Finland, 1995; Rome, Italy, 1996; Mannheim, Germany, 1997; Bled, Slovenia, 1998; Budapest.
In 1999 the Workshop was replaced by a large, international conference on Nonresponse, held in Portland, Oregon. The idea to organize the conference was initiated at the 1995 Workshop. A monograph was published after the conference edited by Groves, R., Dillman, D. A., Eltinge, J. L., and Little, R. J. A. Survey Nonresponse (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics).
The recent location of conference were, Budapest, Hungary, 2000; Oslo, Norway, 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002; Leuven, Belgium, 2003; Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2004; Tällberg, Sweden, 2005; Omaha, Nebraska, 2006; Southampton, United Kingdom, 2007; Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2008; Lausanne, Switzerland, 2009. Germany, Nürnberg, 2010.
The registered users have full access to the materials of past workshops.