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Spatial Statistics 2019: Towards Spatial Data Science
Conference date(s): 10 July 2019 to 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 https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/spatial-statistics

11th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses (Pryzbyla Center, The Catholic University of America)
Conference date(s): 16 April 2019 to 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 https://on-climate.com/2019-conference/call-for-papers

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: https://www.springer.com/social+sciences/population+studies/journal/11111

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

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

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

HAQAST5
Event date(s): 03 January 2019 to 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 https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7QfHuAVtnADtbSJ.

For all information on HAQAST5, visit the HAQAST website: https://haqast.org/haqast5/

CFP - 16th Annual IMISCOE Conference (Malmö University)
Submission deadline: 01 December 2018

Understanding International Migration in the 21st Century: Conceptual and Methodological Approaches. The growing diversity and complexity of international migration present a need for reconceptualizing migration research. The aim of the 2019 IMISCOE Annual Conference is to facilitate exchanges in new concepts and innovative methodologies for understanding human migration in the 21st Century. Proposals from various disciplines, such as political science, sociology, economics, history, law, anthropology, social work, public administration, demography, social geography, and others are welcome.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 1 December 2018 (24:00 CET). All submissions should be made online via www.imiscoe.org. Applicants will be informed about acceptance of their submission by the end of January, 2019.

To submit an Individual Paper Proposals, Research Panel Proposal and/or Workshop Proposals please visit the 16th IMISCOE conference webpage.
 
For more information, see https://www.imiscoe.org/docman-docs/892-gecomprimeerde-flyer-voor-de-website/file

CFP - IMISCOE Spring Conference: Migration and Social Protection in the European Union: Public Policies, Migrant Practices and the Politics of Welfare
Submission deadline: 30 November 2018

This conference is organized by the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège in partnership with the ERC-funded research project ‘Migration and Transnational Social Protection in (post) crisis Europe’ (MiTSoPro).

The issue of migrants’ access to social protection occupies a central position in European politics. Whether debates concern the future status of mobile EU citizens in post-Brexit Europe or the treatment received by recently-arrived asylum seekers, issues of social protection and migration trigger heated debates and motivate policy reforms across Europe. Against this background, it has been suggested once again that migration poses a challenge for national welfare states and ‘welfare chauvinist’ positions are appearing to gain new momentum among political parties in the EU.

Paper proposals including a 250-word abstract with title and contact details should be submitted by 30 November 2018 using the conference’s online form. The conference is free of charge and meals will be provided. Participants are expected to cover for their own travel and lodging expenses.

For enquiries: Carole Wenger email: ca.wenger@ uliege.be

For more information, see https://www.imiscoe.org/news/network-news/858-call-for-paper-proposals-migration-and-social-protection-in-the-european-union-public-policies-migrant-practices-and-the-politics-of-welfare

Funding/Study/Work Opportunities

Ph.D. Student Position in Water Policy & Economics (University of California)
Application deadline: 02 January 2019

The Department of Urban Planning & Public Policy at the University of California, Irvine, is recruiting prospective PhD students interested in pursuing water policy research. 

The focus areas of the projects are: 1) improved strategies for flood risk management through quantifying broad socio-economic impacts of floods and community response; 2) incorporating consumer behavior into decision support tools for urban water systems.
 
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills and a background in water resources, environmental economics, environmental sciences, or related disciplines.  Previous experience with econometric modeling and statistical software are preferred.
 
Funding is available for one graduate student to start in Fall 2019. Application deadline is 2 January  2019.

For application information, see https://students.soceco.uci.edu/pages/graduate-application-information.

Inaugural WorldPop School on Spatial Demography (University of Southampton)
Session date(s): 04 December 2018 to 07 December 2018

WorldPop is a research and data production program, focused on spatial demography, being part of the School of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

Primarily targeting low and middle income countries, WorldPop develops geospatial methods for integrating census, survey, satellite and other spatial datasets to improve the demographic evidence base. All methods and datasets undergo academic peer review and are published openly. WorldPop produces multi-temporal estimates of population counts, demographics and characteristics for each 100x100m grid square globally, and the datasets are regularly used by governments, UN agencies and many other organizations for planning interventions, measuring impacts and designing strategies. The WorldPop School provides an exciting opportunity to learn about WorldPop’s  methods and datasets, and get hands-on training in using them.  Participants will experience a mixture of Geographic Information System (GIS)/GDAL/R based training, lectures, discussions and interactive activities to build their expertise in producing and using geospatial population data. Case study applications will demonstrate the value of gridded demographic data and how it can be processed and used to tackle a variety of health and development issues.

Deadline: 16 November 2018

To register, visit https://wp-winterschool.org/

Assistant Professor, Human Geographer in GIScience, Geocomputation, Geovisualization, or Digital Geographies (University of Washington)
Application review begins: 30 November 2018

The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. They seek a candidate who is conceptually and empirically engaged with GIScience, geocomputation, geovisualization, or digital geographies. Anticipated start date is 16 September 2019.

The Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top 10 geography departments in the US. Faculty and graduate students conduct internationally recognized research.

UW Geography faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Tenure-track faculty in Geography have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16-June 15). The normal teaching load includes undergraduate and graduate courses. Other professional duties include an active research program, and service to the Department and University. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. The University of Washington serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students, over 27% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the UW supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.

The successful candidate will demonstrate theoretically innovative and creative research directions and methodologies. A PhD in geography or related field or foreign equivalent is required by the date of the appointment.

Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing research and teaching qualifications and experience, a curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference, and a 1-page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To apply, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/55942. Review of applications will begin on 30 November 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor, Human Geographer Studying Race, Diaspora or Migration (University of Washington)
Application review begins: 30 November 2018

The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. They seek a human geographer studying race, diaspora or migration. Any regional specialty is welcome. Anticipated start date is 16 September 2019.

The Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top 10 geography departments in the US. Faculty and graduate students conduct internationally recognized research.

UW Geography faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Tenure-track faculty in Geography have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16-June 15). The normal teaching load includes undergraduate and graduate courses. Other professional duties include an active research program, and service to the Department and University. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. The University of Washington serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students, over 27% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the UW supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.

The successful candidate will demonstrate theoretically innovative and creative research directions and methodologies. A PhD in geography or related field or foreign equivalent is required by the date of the appointment.

Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing research and teaching qualifications and experience, a curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference, and a 1-page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

To apply, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/55941. Review of applications will begin on 30 November 2018 and continue until the position is filled.