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Call for Manuscripts. Special Issue on Land Change Modelling

Submission deadline: 12 December 2019

This Special Issue welcomes articles that present new approaches to spatially explicit modelling of land change, highlight novel contributions to land change modelling using historical approaches, compare and contrast different modelling approaches, and make other unique contributions to land change and land systems modelling, such as frameworks, methodologies, and model coupling approaches. 

Those intending to submit should consider including data, model code (via common repositories such as GitHub), and appendices to facilitate replication, reuse, and expansion upon their submitted work by others.

For more information, see


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:


Call for Papers on Climate Risk and Vulnerability Mapping

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. 

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, the editors 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:


Call for Papers: Cadernos Metrópole nº 48: The Metropolis and the Environmental Question

Submission deadline: 30 October 2019

The Scientific Editors and Editorial Committee of the journal Cadernos Metrópole invite researchers from areas of knowledge that approach the urban and regional issue to send texts to the organization of volume 22, number 48, about the theme, “The metropolis and the environmental question”.

The field of planning, territorial organization and governance has witnessed the exponential growth in the number of research studies, articles, theses and dissertations that not only interact with the environmental issue, but, on the contrary, view the politicization of the relationship between nature and the capitalist production of space as the central locus of their analyses and reflections. Therefore, their point of departure is the premise that society and nature are inseparable and that humankind and nature transform each other, in a constant process of production and reproduction of space.

Large cities, metropolises and macro-regions have tensioned the conflicting relationship between natural resources, capital and the increasing demand for the consumption of their resources, like energy, food and water. The effects can already be felt in different parts of the planet, with the intensification of water shortageperiods, which tend to become more and more frequent in a scenario of climate changes. This movement does not produce crises, conflicts and uncertainties only in large cities or urban spaces, but in the entire complex system of production and reproduction of these natural resources, in rural spaces, and in medium and small cities.            

In a dialectical sense, if the process of capitalist production of space has been changing based on a new relationship with the natural resources, practices and reflections in the sphere of planning and governance also require new paradigms, new meanings, new actions and research agendas. The present issue of Cadernos Metrópole aims to contribute to the construction of the field of praxis and theory in environmental planning and governance from the perspective that does not dissociate the transformation of nature from the production of space in capitalism, that is, from the perspective that does not separate the environmental question from the social question.

For more information, see


Call for abstracts: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability special issue on “Slow Onset Events related to Climate Change”

Submission deadline: 15 October 2019

Authors are invited to respond to a call for abstracts for a special journal edition on emerging understanding about slow onset events, climate change impacts, and loss and damage.

The editors of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (COSUST) and the UNFCCC Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism are soliciting contributions for a special journal issue on environmental sustainability in relation to slow onset events. The overall aim of the special issue is to bring together literature review and synthesis articles that: (a) evaluate the nature of slow onset events and highlight emerging topics in the scientific literature on slow onset events; and (b) identify the gaps and challenges in understanding slow onset events and their local, national, and regional impacts, and possible approaches to manage these

Accepted papers will enhance the knowledge base and highlight potential approaches to assess and address slow onset events at the local, national and regional levels. Through concise review articles of recent literature, authors should provide scientific information that can support the development and accessibility of tools, which inform national planning and policymaking processes in assessing and addressing the impacts and risks associated with slow onset events and response options.

More information: 


Cyberseminar on Application of Gridded Population and Settlement Products in Geospatial Population-Environment Research

Conference date(s): 14 October 2019 - 18 October 2019

In collaboration with the POPGRID Data Collaborative, PERN will hold a cyberseminar on the topic of the Application of Gridded Population and Settlement Products in Geospatial Population-Environment Research from 14-18 October 2019. This cyberseminar will focus on the fitness-for-use aspect of various gridded population and settlement products and their suitability for different application areas in population-environment studies. We will explore issues of uncertainty, endogeneity, temporal-explicitness, and spatial conformity in these data products along with scale and projection considerations. We will also explore a number of application areas in research and development praxis. For more information visit

Location: PERN Cyberseminars are conducted using a standard email discussion list, see h ,

Webinar on "Application of Gridded Population and Settlement Products in Geospatial Population-Environment Research"

Event date(s): 14 October 2019
The webinar on the topic of "Application of Gridded Population and Settlement Products in Geospatial Population-Environment Research" will serve to introduce the topic to PERN cyberseminar participants. It will take place at 10am US EDT (UTC -4) on 14 October 2019.
For more information about the cyberseminar, see

European Forum for Geography and Statistics (EFGS)

Conference date(s): 09 October 2019 - 11 October 2019

This 12th conference on the integration of geography and statistics will be held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester, England. The conference will bring together geospatial and statistical experts to exchange ideas to further enhance the development of spatial statistics for Europe. The motto of this year’s conference is Statistics + Location –> Insight + Impact, which aims to highlight how our insights into the population and the world in general are greatly enhanced through the integration of statistics and place. The conference will be investigating the following themes:

Visualisation for impact 

Better geodata, better policy

Leaving no one behind

The geospatial census

GeoData science

Future geospatial thinking

Geospatial architecture

For more information and to register, visit

Location: United Kingdom

Call for Papers. Environmental Justice. Special Issue: Chronic Disease and Climate Change

Submission deadline: 01 October 2019

Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Justice, invites you to submit a manuscript to a Special Issue on Chronic Disease and Climate Change.

Scientific and observational evidence documents the adverse and potentially irreversible population health outcomes associated with environmental health risks attributed to climate change. Acute health problems associated with climate change may lead to long-lasting chronic conditions in affected individuals. Increasing heat exposure can also worsen the clinical condition of people with pre-existing chronic diseases and those with mental health disorders.

Climate change is characterized by weather extremes, such as drought, wildfires, poor air quality, sea level rise, flooding, severe storms, extreme heat, and water security. Many vulnerable environmental justice populations such as the poor, communities of color, indigenous peoples, women, and the elderly, also suffer from higher incidence of chronic diseases. These can include, but are not limited to, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, primary and secondary lymphedema, lipedema, obesity, asthma and COPD, and mental health.

Dr. Washington invites you to submit papers that will examine these key topics:

Short- and long-term impact of climate change on populations with cardiovascular and lymphatic disease

Emergency response justice for chronic disease patients with limited mobility

Health impact of extreme heat, flooding, and tornadoes/hurricanes on medical delivery systems and health care

Climate change impact on mental health in underserved and environmentally marginalized populations

Educating medical students, residents/fellows, and practicing clinicians about climate change as a risk factor for chronic illnesses, and their role as “change agents”

Please visit the Journal website for manuscript submission guidelines at


Open Call for Special Issues of Comparative Population Studies (CPoS)

Submission deadline: 30 September 2019

The editors intend to publish two Special Issues of the journal in 2020. This is an invitation to scholars who are interested in editing a Special Issue.

Articles in CPoS should compare populations or components of change across one or more of the following dimensions: Geographies, Groups and Times. By population is meant usually resident or temporary human population, for which information is collected by official agencies or researchers. Studies are characterised by innovation and rigour in knowledge of the field, research questions, arguments, data collection, analysis, findings, presentation, discussion, and policy implications. The editors welcome proposals for Special Issues of Comparative Population Studies on a suitable demographic theme.

The journal is a peer-reviewed Open Access, Online publication, free to download. The journal provides swift turnaround from editorial staff of submitted or revised papers. English language editing is available, if necessary. Papers are prepared for publication using high grade software. No fees are charged to authors.

Send a Proposal (~800 words) for a Special Issue to, for the attention of the Managing Editor. The proposal should include: (1) the title of the Special Issue, (2) a summary of the Special Issue topic, (3) reasons why the topic is important and timely, (4) the value added by a Special Issue, (5) a list of title and potential authors of 4 to 6 papers per Special Issue and (6) what the Editorial Overview paper will contain. For details of paper length and format, see

Editor: Nobert Schneider, Federal Institute for Population Research, 65185 Wiesbaden, Germany Managing Editor (2019): Philip Rees, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK E-Mail:

CPoS will publish papers as accepted with the overview paper published when the issue is complete.


International Sociology Association, 14-18 July 2020

Submission deadline: 30 September 2019

This year’s theme is Challenges of the 21st Century: Democracy, Environment, Inequalities, Intersectionality. Twenty years after the start of our century, the optimism of the Millennium has faded and the challenges we face for living together on a limited planet are even more urgent. The environmental crisis and climate change are now a worrying reality. How can we live together on a limited planet? Land and food have become again major objects of struggles. Environmental and socio-territorial conflicts have multiplied against extractivist industries. Who are the actors who bring innovative solutions to keep our societies thriving within the planetary boundaries?  How does the global environmental crisis lead us to re-think our world and our discipline?

For more information visit:

Location: Brazil

GEO Human Planet Forum: Understanding Human Presence on Planet Earth

Conference date(s): 30 September 2019 - 02 October 2019

Humans continue to change the surface of the Earth at a rapid pace, and in turn our settlements, infrastructure, and activities remain highly sensitive to environmental variability and change. Monitoring and prediction of urbanization, population movement, rural development, and related changes in the Human Planet are therefore vital. The Human Planet Initiative of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is working to harness new data sources, technologies and analytic approaches to address key needs for improved understanding and modeling and for better tools for decision making in support of sustainable development.

The second Human Planet Forum provides a unique venue for expert groups working on different aspects of these issues to meet together to share progress, assess areas of common interest, and coordinate activities and plans. Key topics include:

1. Advances in slum mapping

2. Downscaled future scenarios of population and economic activity

3. Global definition of cities and rural areas

4. Mapping of secondary and tertiary administrative boundaries

5. Validation and intercomparison strategies for human settlement and population data

6. Applications, decision support, and stakeholder engagement

7. Development of Human Planet Atlases in the 2020-2022 time frame

The program will include a mix of keynote talks, panel discussions, working meetings, and interactive sessions.

For more information and to register, see

Location: Lamont Campus, Columbia University, United States of America

Call for papers: Annual Meeting, Population Association of America, 22-25 April 2020

Submission deadline: 29 September 2019

The Population Association of America’s annual meeting is a premier conference of demographers and social and health scientists from the United States and abroad. Here senior, mid- and early-career demographers are afforded the opportunity to present their research in oral and poster sessions, hear of others’ findings, and network with their peers. Since PAA’s first conference in 1930, much important research has been presented on topics ranging from migration to sexual reproductive health to race and gender issues.

Topic 8, Population, Development, and the Environment, includes seven sessions: Health, Environment, and Development; Conflict Crisis and Demography; Population, Development, and Environment; Coastal Population and Demographic Change; Social Inequality in an Era of Environmental Change; Climate Change and Migration; and Innovative Data and Methods in Population and Environment. 

More information including how to submit: 

Location: United States of America

Call for Abstracts: INQUIMUS 2019, 26–28 November 2019

Submission deadline: 15 September 2019

Agenda for the INQUIMUS Workshop - Data, methods and tools for dynamic risk assessments: What are requirements, and how to tackle persisting challenges?

Understanding and reducing disaster risk are key priorities in international policy documents and agendas, and the need for improved knowledge and information on drivers, hotspots and dynamics of disaster risk has been repeatedly stressed by scientists, practitioners and policy makers. As a result we have witnessed a sharp increase in the number of risk assessments over the past decades aiming to inform the identification and planning of risk reduction and adaptation options. While the need for integrative, transdisciplinary approaches for understanding and assessing the inherent complexity and dynamic nature of risk (in all its dimensions of hazard, exposure and vulnerability) has been widely acknowledged, the development and application of methods and tools to better understand and assess that complexity has not kept pace yet. Today, the majority of risk assessments are still based on static (e.g. index-based) approaches and often do not represent the inherent complexities (e.g. feedbacks and coupling, inter-indicator relationships) and space-time dynamics of risk and its components adequately. Dynamic modelling approaches (e.g. agent-based models, Bayesian networks, system dynamics approaches, etc.) offer new opportunities not only for more dynamic risk assessments (e.g. human-environmental interaction, space-time dynamics), but also for simulating the potential effects of human behavior and risk reduction/adaptation options on risk patterns and trends.

The INQUIMUS workshop 2019 aims at:

Reviewing and discussing the state-of-the art (incl. data, methods and tools) regarding dynamic risk assessments, and the simulation of the effect of risk reduction and adaptation options

Identifying remaining challenges, and

Exploring opportunities for future research and transferring established approaches

Call for Abstracts

Participation is mainly by invitation. However, organizers would like to provide room for additional participants to share their insights and present their findings. Interested participants should send an abstract (max 400 words), discussing the following issues:

● Motivation for application and relevance to guiding questions listed on the previous page

● Methods for dynamic assessment/simulation of exposure, vulnerability or risk preferably applied by the applicant

● Achievements and challenges

Please submit your abstract to

For more information, see

Location: UN Campus, Germany

Call for Papers: Conference on Climate Change and Food Security in West Africa, 18-19 November 2019

Submission deadline: 15 September 2019

Organized by the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Land Cover (WASCAL) and Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD), this conference is intended to serve as a platform for exchanging and discussing latest research findings on the relationship between climate change and food security in Western Africa, particularly on innovative and cutting-edge solutions and insights related to the Conference themes. The conference seeks to bring together early career and experienced researchers from economics and other social sciences from the Western Africa region to promote mutual exchanges and collaborations on this crucial topic. 

Selected early career African presenters may be awarded a stipend to participate in the conference. Stipends will cover travel and accommodation costs, daily subsistence allowance, and a small honorarium. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the conference proceedings. 

Conference Themes: 

• Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Production: 

▪ crops, livestock and fisheries 

▪ pests and diseases 

• Climate Change and Food Prices: 

▪ incomes and livelihoods 

▪ food price volatility 

▪ income inequality 

▪ extreme weather events and food stability 

▪ risks and vulnerability 

• Climate Change and Health outcomes 

▪ food safety, nutrition, and human health 

▪ climate change related diseases 

• Adaptation to Climatic Change in Food Systems 

▪ sustainable and drought-smart land management 

▪ resilience of value chains 

▪ risk management tools and safety nets 

• Climate change mitigation, food security and sustainable land management 

▪ Trade-offs and synergies 

FORMAT: Proposed papers should include the following information: § Name, Title, Affiliation, languages spoken, address, email. Full paper submissions are expected to be in English and not more than 10 pages, using Times New Roman Font size 12, single-spaced.

Important Dates: 

• Full paper submission: 15 September 2019 

• Paper Acceptance Notification: 15 October 2019 

Please send your submissions to  

Location: Senegal

International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019

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

Our societies are facing critical points in their development, where large challenges are becoming increasingly difficult to handle. Numerous conflicts and complexities are surfacing – to which we can see societies responding with fragmentation, intolerance and exclusion. One way to address such developments is through societal transformation processes that implicitly include a variety of interest groups, stakeholders and organisations. Transdisciplinary (TD) research is one approach that focuses specifically on co-producing and integrating knowledge and expertise from a variety of sources, including communities, research, cities and businesses. It is an approach that is driven by the need to create processes where values and transformations towards a more just and sustainable society are openly debated.

For more information visit:

Location: Sweden

Call for papers: International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS), 20-21 January 2020

Submission deadline: 09 September 2019

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) are organizing the second International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS), in Cairo, Egypt, 20-21 January 2020. The Forum will be hosted by the Egyptian Government, which currently chairs the African Union (AU), under the auspices of the AU.

The second IFMS will bring together expertise from a wide range of disciplines – such as statistics, economics, demography, sociology, geospatial science, and information technology – to improve the collection and analysis of migration data worldwide. Two days of plenaries and parallel events will explore innovative ways to measure population mobility and to generate timely statistics, by bringing together a broad range of participants to share and to discuss new data initiatives and examples of success in the field of migration data.

The Forum will be organized around the following six themes:

1. Strengthening data for policy

2. Data collection and innovation

3. Cooperation and data governance

4. Capacity development and financing

5. Measuring progress on the SDGs and other global commitments

6. Improving the availability of data on migrants in vulnerable situations

Call for papers and parallel sessions

The IFMS will include between parallel sessions, in addition to plenary sessions with high-level experts. Organizers encourage you to submit proposals that fit within the above themes to:

Organize a parallel session as an individual expert, institution, or in partnership with others;

Submit a paper or a report to be incorporated into a workshop/panel.

You will be required to submit the abstract of your paper (or a short description of your proposed parallel session), as well as the CV of lead author(s) (or session organizer for parallel sessions). In case you propose a parallel session, you will also be asked to list all panel speakers, and clarify if any of them are interested in applying for a travel grant. For inquiries please write to

For more information, visit

Location: Egypt

Call for Papers: International Conference on Migration, Diaspora and Development

Submission deadline: 01 September 2019

The conference is jointly organised by the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Nanjing University (China) and the Department of Geography, Environment and Population, School of Social Sciences, at the University of Adelaide (Australia). This conference, as part of the research project “Transnationalism and diaspora: Enhancing demography’s contribution to migration and development”, funded by the Australian Research Council under its Discovery program, aims to bring demographers, sociologists, economists, political scientists, and other social scientists together with policymakers and practitioners, as these two spheres – research and policy – usually remain separated from each other. Moreover, the conference aims to: (1) advance demographic understandings of population, migration and the implications of migration for development; (2) increase knowledge of the scale, characteristics and significance of diasporas in the Asia-Pacific; and (3) assess policies concerning diaspora and explore new directions.

Key highlights of the conference:

A major gathering of scholars, policymakers and civil society on issues of international migration, transnational linkages, diaspora engagement, and development.

Connecting researchers that work in the field of migration and development studies.

Numerous interactions with policymakers, practitioners and key diasporic organisations active in the domain of migration and development.

Opportunity to have your paper published in a journal’s special issue for the best papers.

Opportunity to participate in discussions of a range of themes, including:

- Rethinking the migration–development nexus 

- Data and methods: Defining and measuring diaspora populations

- Identifying transnational linkages and mapping migration pathways

- Migration and diaspora policies: Whose development?

- Empirical studies in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond

- One Belt One Road: Exploring the role of diasporas

- Moving forward: Enhancing demography’s contribution to migration and development research.

Please submit your full paper or abstract to A/Prof. Wei Guo ( or Dr Xuchun Liu ( The abstract should be no more than 300 words and accompanied by a short biographical notice (100 words). Submissions from early-stage scholars are particularly encouraged.

Successful submissions will be notified by 8 September 2019.

Location: China

Call for Proposals to form Scientific Groups. Asian Population Association (APA)

Posted: 27 August 2019

The APA Council is seeking proposals from APA members to form Scientific Groups on key or emerging issues in the population field in the Asian region. Scientific groups will be created for the period 2019-2021. 

Interested members should send a proposal (maximum two pages) including the name of the theme, the rationale for the topic, proposed chair for the scientific group, a list of three to five potential members, a tentative programme of activities that the group would like to pursue over the period from May 2019 through December 2021 and outputs anticipated from the group’s activities. The proposal should specify what resources would be needed for their activities, and the potential sources for funding and support.

Interested members should submit their proposal electronically to the SG Coordinators Professor Jean Yeung ( and Professor Leiwen Jiang  ( with copy to the APA President Professor Aris Ananta (

Due to a great interest in creating Scientific Groups, we decide to make no deadline for submitting the proposals to create Scientific Groups, as long as all activities are conducted within 2019-2021. We will make the decision one by one. Yet, the sooner the proposals are submitted, the better are the prospect for quality proposals. 

More information:  


SEDAC Invites Community Submissions of Human Dimensions Data

Posted: 27 August 2019

The NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) operated by CIESIN, which underwrites the work of PERN, has begun accepting submissions of scientific data related to human-environment interactions that are of high utility to the human dimensions research and applications communities. In light of increased recognition of the importance of open access to research data by universities, scientific publishers, funding organizations, and other organizations, SEDAC seeks to increase the accessibility and utilization of important global- or regional-scale spatial data, especially those derived from or complementary to remote sensing data from NASA or other sources. SEDAC will also consider other types of data that meet its acquisition criteria. Priority topics of interest for data acquisition and dissemination include administrative boundaries and other reference layers, population dynamics, human settlements and infrastructure, land use/land cover change, economic development, environmental health, and policy-relevant environmental and sustainable development indicators.

Submission of candidate data sets is a two-step process. In the first step, SEDAC requests basic information on the data (e.g., nature of the data set and its primary purpose) that will help evaluate suitability for SEDAC archiving and dissemination. If the data appear appropriate, a copy of the data will be requested along with additional information for review by the SEDAC User Working Group (UWG). If feasible and appropriate, SEDAC will work with data authors and journal publishers to coordinate data release with publication of a peer-reviewed article. SEDAC will also consider valuable older data sets that may be at risk of loss if not properly archived, as well as national or sub-national data for key countries or regions, on a case-by-case basis.



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