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EFForTS Symposium "Socio-ecological transformations of tropical lowland rainforests"

Conference date(s): 07 October 2018 - 11 October 2018

This is the first International Symposium focusing on the full complexity of changes associated with the transformation of tropical lowland rainforest into plantations systems such as rubber and oil palm with a focus on Southeast Asia. The Symposium aims at bridging disciplines and bringing together researchers from all fields of science integrating ecological and socioeconomic perspectives as well as stakeholders in the field of land use changes in tropical lowlands. It focuses on science-based approaches targeting at improving the ecological and socioeconomic functions of tropical lowland forests and agricultural transformation systems at a landscape scale.

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Location: Indonesia

Fourth World Social Science Forum

Conference date(s): 25 September 2018 - 28 September 2018

The series of World Social Science Forum is one of ISSC’s flagship activities. The WSS Forum gather researchers, funders, policymakers and other stakeholders from all over the world to discuss important societal challenges, take stock of social science contributions and capacities, and make recommendations for future research, practice and policy. The three Forum held in the past nine years have achieved great success, making this series highly prestigious and influential.

The World Social Science Forum2018 is dedicated to security, currently one of the most pressing concerns of societies worldwide. Over the course of four days, the participants will look into various dimensions of security, interrogating how the demand for security relates to societies’ quest for equality and sustainability. Presenters will look into approaches, trends, and responses from different sectors. The WSS Forum2018 will allow identifying critical research priorities on security, as well as data and knowledge gaps, globally and in specific regions

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Location: Japan

World Social Sciences Forum 2018 (WSSF2018)

Conference date(s): 25 September 2018 - 28 September 2018

The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) and Comparative Research in Poverty (CROP) invite authors to submit a paper abstract for presentation at the session OP3-03 of the World Social Sciences Forum 2018 (WSSF 2018) on “Poverty, water and sustainable development in global change: exploring the nexus from a sustainability science and human security perspective” jointly chaired by Elma Montana (IAI / Uruguay) and Alberto Cimadamore (CROP / Norway). See:

Papers should aim to highlight the complex interrelationships between water and the search for a good life in times of global change, within the framework of the new agenda for sustainable development. They should contribute to research on the links between water and poverty from a thematic and methodological approach. The thematic focus must improve knowledge about poverty production processes resulting from the combination of ecological (climatic, hydrological, ecosystemic) and human (social, political, institutional, and cultural) factors.

Furthermore, contributions will explicitly present the theoretical/methodological frameworks and practices that enabled the production of such complex knowledge, including lessons learned from successful or failed interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary experiences. Selected presenters should be willing to work on their paper with a view to publication after the session. High quality papers not selected for presentation at the session might also be included in the publication.

Submission must be made through the WSSF 2018 Call for Papers page at

Call for Papers closes 17 March 2018.

Location: Kyushu University, Japan

Call for papers – Notas de Población, CELADE, ECLAC

Submission deadline: 20 September 2018

ECLAC opens new call for the presentation of academic articles on population issues.  Up to September 20, 2018, contributions may be sent for edition 107 of Notas de Población, published by the Latin American and Caribbean Demographic Center (CELADE) - Division of Population of the UN Regional Commission.

The journal Notas de Población publishes original, unpublished articles on population studies, and has a multidisciplinary approach that covers not only the field of demography but also the links between demographic trends and economic and social phenomena and environmental sustainability. Articles should relate preferably to Latin America and the Caribbean, although contributions relating to other regions may on occasion be included.

Manuscripts must be drafted in Spanish, although in certain cases material may be submitted in other languages. If accepted for publication, the article would be translated into Spanish. Exceptionally, translations into other languages may be published with the author’s permission.

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Call for Workshops - PAA 2019 Annual Meeting, 10-13 April 2019

Submission deadline: 16 September 2018

The PAA Program Committee invites submissions from individuals or groups to conduct workshops in conjunction with the PAA 2019 Annual Meeting.  Workshops topics could include (but not limited to):  statistical methods, data set usage, data visualization, research communication, and professional development.  Workshop proposals that include a variety of instructional approaches and materials are strongly encouraged.

Proposals should include the following information:
- Proposed title and organizers (names, affiliations, emails)  Please identify one person as the primary contact person.
- Description of workshop objectives, goals, and expected outcomes.
- Statement on how the workshop can benefit PAA 2019 attendees.
- Description of target audience and estimated number of participants (minimum and maximum).
- Preferred workshop day(s) to be held: Tuesday, April 9th, Wednesday, April 10th, or Saturday, April 13th.
- Proposed workshop duration (1/2 day, 1 day, 1.5 day, 2 day), format, activities, and schedule.
- A/V needs beyond what is provided (see below).
= Short biographical sketches of presenters.  Please include a link to a current CV.

Deadlines & Requirements
Workshop proposals are due 16 September 2018.
Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF format, and should be emailed to Danielle Staudt at danielle Accepted workshops will be notified by November 1, 2018.

Benefits for Workshop Organizers/ Presenters
- Free meeting room including wi-fi, laptop, projector, screen, and power strips throughout the room.
- Workshop information will be posted on PAA web and social media channels.
- PAA will manage the workshop registration process.
- PAA will cover one room night for up to two presenters at the host or overflow PAA hotel.  Two nights maybe available for workshops that are two days in duration.
- Complimentary registration for up to two presenters.

If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Staudt

Location: United States of America