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Call for papers on Vulnerability & Risk Mapping - Sustainability special issue

Submission deadline: 30 November 2019

Measuring, analyzing, and mapping the societal risks and vulnerabilities of climate change has become part of the standard toolkit of climate risk and vulnerability assessments. This Special Issue focuses on the spatial assessment of climate risks and related vulnerabilities and the use of spatial data and analysis in field-based assessments. Papers may cover a range of spatial scales–from local to global–and represent any world region, and may be produced by authors from any discipline. The deadline for submission is 30 November 2019.

Papers must:

•    Define the problem space–that is, the system of analysis (what is vulnerable or at risk?), the valued attributes of concern (why are they important?), the external hazard (to what is the system vulnerable and exposed?), and a temporal reference (when?)–and the purpose of the assessment;
•    Describe the analytical framework applied;
•    Provide adequate detail regarding the data and methods used;
•    Address the uncertainty in underlying data and methods;
•    Present one or more maps portraying results;
•    Address the policy relevance of the mapping/spatial analysis.
Case studies and mapping projects are especially encouraged that:

•    were developed in conjunction with stakeholders (i.e., transdisciplinary science) and/or where mapping results were applied in planning and decision-making contexts;
•    utilize statistical techniques/novel methods to identify the drivers of risk and vulnerability;
•    use future scenarios for climate and/or socioeconomic systems;
•    integrate various streams of data (ranging from survey data and official statistics to Earth observation data);
•    seek to validate mapping results.

In addition to case study or location-specific applications, we invite papers that explore spatial methods as well as papers critically reflecting on climate risk and vulnerability mapping.

For further information or to submit a manuscript, please visit:


Spatial Statistics 2019: Towards Spatial Data Science

Conference date(s): 10 July 2019 - 13 July 2019

The conference will bring together leading scientists in the field of spatial statistics to debate and discuss how to make statistically sound decisions and judgments in the domain of spatial data science.

Issues of statistical learning, but also common methods for spatial and spatio-temporal interpolation, stochastic geometry, classifications, tessellation, networks, point processes, random sets, including Bayesian modelling will be presented in the new context of spatial data science.

Oral and paper abstracts are now invited on the above topics. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system by the 18 January 2019.

For more information, see

Location: Spain

Call for Papers for Wittgenstein Centre Conference 2019 "Demographic Aspects of Human Wellbeing”

Submission deadline: 01 June 2019

Event Dates: 11-12 November 2019

The Wittgenstein Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its 2019 conference “Demographic Aspects of Human Wellbeing”.

Researchers at the Wittgenstein Centre are currently involved in several studies around economic and health aspects of human wellbeing and an ERC Advanced Grant on “The demography of sustainable human wellbeing”. In this context and with partial funding from this grant the conference wants to bring together researchers from around the world working on different aspects of human wellbeing with a specifically demographic perspective. The aim is to put demography more prominently on the table as a discipline that has much to contribute to the scientific study of human wellbeing, both in terms of its measurement and the analysis of its determinants. There will be invited speakers as well as an open call for papers and posters. Travel funding will be available for a limited number of selected speakers.

Examples of topics include:

•    Life expectancy based indicators of wellbeing
•    Wellbeing over the life course and over time
•    Applying demographic metabolism model to forecast wellbeing along cohort lines
•    Demographic differentials/inequalities in wellbeing
•    What matters more for wellbeing: age or gender, education or income?
•    Wellbeing and intergenerational support
•    Feed-backs from environmental change to human wellbeing

Detailed information on the call is to be found at:

Location: Austria

11th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses

Conference date(s): 16 April 2019 - 17 April 2019

Founded in 2009, the International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses aims to create an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of climate change, its causes, its eco-systemic impacts, and its human impacts. The conference also explores technological, policy, strategic, and social responses to climate change.

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks are invited.

For more information, see

Location: Pryzbyla Center, The Catholic University of America, United States of America

Seminar on Multi-scale Population Scenarios for the U.S.

Event date(s): 01 April 2019

As part of the Population Dynamics and Environmental Change Seminar series, Leiwen Jiang of the Population Council will present on subnational population scenarios. These scenarios provide future societal and climate information critical for resolving future climate-related risks and response options at a scale more relevant to the systems being affected or taking action. For this reason, Shared Socioeconomic Pathway (SSP) narratives as well as quantitative elements including population and GDP have been downscaled to provide regional or local information. Existing approaches insufficiently capture what is likely the principle source of spatial heterogeneity in demographic outcomes: migration between sub-regions, which can significantly change the broad patterns of population distribution at a scale that lies between the national and the local. Jiang has developed a novel set of scenarios for internal (state to state) migration rates within the US, as well as an extension to the SSP narratives that links our migration assumptions to the broader SSP storylines.

For more information visit

Location: United States of America

IUSSP Call for papers: Research workshop on Digital Demography in the Era of Big Data

Submission deadline: 31 March 2019

Event Dates: 6-7 June 2019

This Research Workshop is organized by the IUSSP Digital Demography Panel, LONGPOP H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN project, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, DisCont (ERC Advanced Grant, Bocconi University), the Institute of Economy, Geography and Demography (Spanish National Research Council) & the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia.
Organizing committee: Diego Ramiro Fariñas, Elena Manzanera, Emilio Zagheni, Francesco Billari.
Demography has been a data-driven discipline since its birth. Data collection and the development of formal methods have sustained most of the major advances in our understanding of population processes. The global spread of Internet, social media, cell phones and, more broadly, digital technologies, have generated new opportunities for demographic research. At the same time, the use of social media, Internet and smartphones is affecting people's daily activities as well as life planning, with implications for demographic behaviour.
The submission of papers and/or extended abstracts is encouraged on the implications of digital technologies for demographic behaviour as well as the applications of new data from digital sources to understand population processes.
Topics that are relevant for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  •     Population research with social media and other big data
  •     Sentiment analysis associated to demographic events like immigration
  •     Implications of social media and Internet for demographic behaviour
  •     Nowcasting fertility, mortality or migration with digital data
  •     Official statistics on population
  •     Linking online and administrative data
  •     Geo-coded and linked administrative and survey data
  •     Understanding population health with online and other big data
  •     Methods for extracting information from non-representative samples
  •     Applications of demographic methods to online populations

Participants who would like to present must submit a short AND an extended abstract (2-4 pages) or a full paper by 31 March 2019.
The submissions will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee on the basis of quality and fit to the workshop theme. Accepted abstracts and papers will be presented as short talks during the workshop.
To submit an abstract please fill out the online submission form on the IUSSP website:

Abstracts and papers must be submitted in English, which will be the working language of the meeting.

Submissions should be made by the author who will attend the workshop. If the paper is co-authored, please include the names of your co-authors in your submission form (in the appropriate order).

Applicants will be informed whether their paper is accepted by 15 April 2019.

Please note that no travel support is available for this meeting. There is no fee to attend the workshop, but participants are expected to cover their costs for travel and accommodation.
For further information, please contact the Workshop Organizer: Diego Ramiro Fariñas

Location: Spain

Call for Papers - Conference 'Environmental Non-Migration: Framework, Methods and Cases'

Submission deadline: 31 March 2019

Event Dates: 19-21 June 2019

Registration deadline: 15 May 2019
For any further information please consult the following e-mail address: diego.ramiro  or visit

The first ever international conference on Environmental Non-Migration provides a forum for exchange and discussion on influencing factors and capacities of individuals, households and communities to stay put despite environmental threats. The focus is on conceptual frameworks, methodologies, case studies, and cross-cutting issues. Key results will be used to derive priorities for future research considering originality and relevance. The event brings together renowned experts from relevant disciplines and different regions of the world as well as early career scientists in the PhD and postdoctoral phase of their career. Accordingly, the conference will also foster international networking taking advantage of the recently founded Global Network on Environmental Non-Migration.

The conference will be organized in a series of thematic sessions as follows:

•    Reviews on Environmental Non-Migration Concepts
•    Methodological Approaches in Environmental Non-Migration Studies
•    Non-Migration Decisions: Factors, Opportunities and Threats
•    Environmental Non-Migration Decision Making Between Uncertainty and Bounded Rationality
•    Environmental Non-Migration and Policy: Present and Future

The call is open to all topics related to the conference sessions. The submitted abstracts need to comprise the following information:

•    Title of the paper
•    Author(s) with the indication of the presenting author
•    Affiliation of (all) author(s)
•    Up to five keywords
•    Text up to 500 words (including references) on original work of the author(s) (figures and table will not be considered as part of the abstract)
•    Proposed assignment to the conference sessions
•    Application for oral or poster presentation

Location: Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Call for Session Suggestions: 8th African Population Conference 2019

Submission deadline: 31 March 2019

Event Dates: 18-22 November 2019

Conference Theme: “Harnessing Africa's Population Dynamics for Sustainable Development - 25 Years after Cairo and Beyond”

The UAPS Council is seeking suggestions from UAPS members for sessions to appear in the Call for Papers for the 8th African Population Conference (APC). To contribute to the scientific programme of the 8th APC, please submit your suggestions online by completing the form at

Your suggestion should include:

•    a short but self-explanatory title for the session;

•    a brief paragraph explaining the importance and rationale of the session given the theme of the conference (maximum 300 words);

•    the names and email addresses of two potential organizers (including yourself if you wish to be the session organizer);

•    Two sub-themes in which your suggested session belongs: one primary sub-theme and a secondary sub-theme if the session addresses more than one sub-theme (using the list of sub-themes provided here).

Although it is not expected that suggested sessions will not fit in the list of suggested sub-themes, please select “Other” if you consider that none of the sub-themes can accommodate your session and write in the appropriate primary sub-theme for your suggestion.

The International Organizing Committee will make final decisions on all sessions, organizers and sub-themes, including modifying or merging your suggested session with those of other members. Members are encouraged to propose broad topics as they may attract a large number of papers. Sessions that address new research and innovative methodologies or contribute to theory and policy are strongly encouraged.

Please also note that organizing a session does not entitle the organizer/chair for funding from UAPS to attend the Conference.

Location: Uganda

IOM Migration Research Series. New call for abstracts on migration and technology

Submission deadline: 31 March 2019

Given the success of its previous calls for abstracts, IOM is pleased to share a new call for abstracts for its Migration Research Series on the links between migration and technology, addressing, for instance, issues related to the use of ICT during migration journeys, the use of applications and social media throughout the migration cycle and in public debates, the implications for migration of artificial intelligence, and the use of new and emerging technologies to support digital identities.

The abstract should be of a maximum of 400 words and submitted by email to research by 31 March 2019. For more information (including on the submission criteria and process), see   and


Call for communications to the Quetelet Seminar on Demographic Change along the Urban-Rural Gradient

Submission deadline: 31 March 2019

Event Dates: 7-8 November 2019

Urban and rural living is decidedly distinct, with for example different primary economic activities, varying access to services including healthcare and education, and varying household arrangements. Demographic behaviour along the rural-urban gradient vary by the stage of the demographic and urban transitions reached. How different are rural and urban populations over the demographic transition? What is the role of internal migration in the diffusion of behaviour? Beyond the urban-rural dichotomy, differences in demographic behaviour over a range of urbanicity needs to be addressed.

Broad topics:

•    Gradient of urbanicity in demographic research
•    Diffusion of behaviours across rural & urban sectors
•    Migration and circulation within countries
•    Urbanisation, economic inequalities and ecology

Instructions to submit an abstract and other details on the conference website:

Location: Belgium

Special Issue of Population and Environment: Puerto Rico’s Population before and after Hurricane Maria

Submission deadline: 01 February 2019

Guest Editor: Fernando I. Rivera, Director, Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida

Deadline: 1 February 2019

On September 20, 2017 Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, which severely damaged the power, water, and transportation infrastructure of the island and left residents struggling to meet their basic needs. This disaster occurred in the context of a decade-long financial crisis, which severely hampers disaster recovery efforts. The scholarly response to the controversy over the death toll from Hurricane Maria has exposed the scarcity of population data and the challenges involved in collecting new data or analyzing existing administrative data or vital records. Many questions remain unanswered as a result. The goal of this special issue is to assemble demographic knowledge about Puerto Rico’s population before and after Hurricane Maria that may prove useful as scholars, policy-makers, and others as they design plans to recover from Hurricane Maria and the financial crisis.

Submission Information: Refer to the call for papers posted on the journal website:

Submit questions prior to submission to Fernando Rivera (Fernando.Rivera@, Guest Editor of this Special Issue, or Elizabeth Fussell (Elizabeth_Fussell@, Editor-in-Chief.

Submitted manuscripts should be formatted in accordance with Population and Environment guidelines available in the journal or at Manuscripts should be uploaded to the journal’s website.

Editorial Manager and authors should select the category “Puerto Rico & Maria”



Event date(s): 03 January 2019 - 04 January 2019

HAQAST (Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team) will be holding its fifth biannual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on 3-4 January 2019, immediately preceding the annual American Meteorological Society meeting. The meeting sponsored by NASA, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department, and Arizona State University, is open to the public. The public is invited to register in order to propose a five-minute oral presentation, a poster, or just participate in the discussions.

To register, go to

For all information on HAQAST5, visit the HAQAST website:

Location: United States of America