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CFP - 16th Annual IMISCOE Conference

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

Location: Malmö University, Sweden
 

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

Location: Belgium
 

8th African Population Conference

Conference date(s): 18 November 2018 - 22 November 2018

The Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) would like to officially announce the theme for the 8th edition of the African Population Conference (APC): “Harnessing Africa’s Population Dynamics for Sustainable Development: 25 Years after Cairo and Beyond”.  The 8th APC will be hosted by the Government of Uganda in Kampala, Uganda.

The Eighth African Population Conference will bring together scientists from various disciplines, policymakers, practitioners, civil society organizations, international organizations, donors and other stakeholders from Africa and across the world to discuss the most pressing population and development issues confronting the continent and also examine opportunities and best practices that can be leveraged for the continent’s sustainable development. Twenty-five years after the ICPD in Cairo, this UAPS conference will offer an opportune platform for all these stakeholders to engage and
discuss how Africa can harness its unique population dynamics for sustainable development, while proposing multidisciplinary solutions to Africa’s development challenges.

Papers will respond to the following questions: From the 1994 ICPD programme of action to the 2015 SDGs, what worked? What did not work and why? Three elements will be key in measuring the conference’s success: the quality of the papers presented, the level of participation and ultimately the contribution of the conference deliberations to addressing Africa’s development challenges in the next decade and beyond.

For more information, see http://uaps-uepa.org/en/2018/08/06/8th-apc/

Location: Uganda
 

CFP - 10th Demographic Conference of "Young Demographers". Actual Demographic Research of Young Demographers (not only) in Europe

Submission deadline: 14 November 2018

The Department of Demography and Geodemography and the Geographical Institute (Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science) would like to invite participants to the 10th Demographic Conference of Young Demographers called traditionally “Actual Demographic Research of Young Demographers (not only) in Europe”.

The conference is planned for two days (7th and 8th February 2019) and will take place at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Albertov 6, Prague 2. All participants will have the possibility to present their actual research and discuss it with colleagues from other countries or fields of study. Although the conference is focused mostly on Ph.D. students of Demography, all young (or a bit older) researches (not only demographers – a section for nondemographers is planned) will be welcomed. The working language will be English and except for a few online posters all presentations are expected to be in oral form. At least one section will be devoted to presentations of research based on usage of the SAS software. The SAS Institute of the Czech Republic and the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, partners of the conference, will award a prize of the best presentation using the SAS software or the best presentation with social context. On the 6th February 2019, workshop on current research and modern methods in historical demography will be organized in cooperation with Association for Young Historical Demographers. The workshop capacity is limited. The workshop program will be specified during the October 2018.
 
If interested in participating, please submit the title of the proposed presentation, a short abstract in English (maximum 250 words) and 3–5 keywords via registration form (the link could be found on the  website http://www.demografove.estranky.cz/en/) before the 14th November 2018. Participants will be informed about the acceptance before the 14th December 2018.

There is neither any foundation of your transport and living expenditures nor we can offer you any financial support.

For more information please visit our website (http://www.demografove.estranky.cz/en/).

Location: Charles University, Czech Republic
 

CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR) Seminar Series

Event date(s): 02 November 2018

The CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR), in collaboration with the Population Council, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, and the UN Population Division invite you to the next presentation of the Population Dynamics and Environmental Change Seminar Series: "Considering the linkages between climate and health: A focus on women’s and children’s health in sub-Saharan Africa".

Kathryn Grace, Associate Professor; University of Minnesota, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, will discuss results from recent studies of health, food and climate in sub-Saharan Africa. Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data, very high remotely sensed imagery, and other remotely sensed data relating to geophysical characteristics is used to examine the impact of local environmental context on birth weight outcomes.

Location:
Friday, 2 November 2018
12:30pm Lunch,
1:00pm Talk begins
Newman Hall, Oak Room (room 203)
137 East 22nd Street

All attendees are asked to RSVP.

Location: Newman Hall, Oak Room (room 203) 137 East 22nd Street , United States of America
 

Special Issue of Population and Environment: Combining Remotely Sensed and Demographic Data to Investigate Population Processes

Submission deadline: 31 October 2018

In 1998, The National Academy of Sciences published People and Pixels, highlighting new approaches for integrating satellite-based remote sensing into key population-environment research areas.  Now, twenty years later, the increased availability of remotely sensed data and georeferenced population data has expanded empirical research on population-environment interactions and the potential for theoretical and methodological contributions to the field. 

For this special issue, we seek a range of empirical papers that examine the uses and applications of remotely sensed data in population research, particularly in population research using standard demographic data, that is, from household-level survey, census or demographic surveillance data.  We are primarily interested in research that combines remotely sensed data with population data to carefully and deliberately address the temporal and spatial complexities that accompany this type of analysis, or which demonstrate the value added of using satellite data to address demographic questions. Contributions at any geographic scale are welcome. Papers may include considerations of gender, social inequalities, environmental security, food security, land use land-cover change, and climate-change, among other social and environmental processes and characteristics.

More generally, the research should improve broader understanding, theory and methods regarding the association between population and environment and strategies for dealing with complex and diverse data. We encourage contributions based on quantitative as well as qualitative data, as well as those that focus on policy dimensions. Submissions will be reviewed by social science and remote-sensing/environmental data science experts.

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2018. Please submit questions prior to this deadline to Kathryn Grace or Deborah Balk, Editors of the special issue. 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 and authors should select the Special Issue: Remote data. For more information visit: https://link.springer.com/journal/11111.

 

5th International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands

Submission deadline: 31 October 2018

IC2UHI 2019 organizing team would like to inform you that the deadline for the abstract submission has been extended to 31 October, 2018.

Submit abstract here (http://openconf.heatislandcountermeasures.org/openconf.php)

The Fifth International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands (IC2UHI), will be devoted to the science, engineering and public policies to help relieve the excess heat and air pollution in urban environments. It has long been recognized that the excessive heat and smog in many cities, the "Urban Heat Island" (UHI), is partly due to the choices of building materials, vegetation and urban design. Scientists, engineers, builders, architects, and government officials concerned with improving the urban environment are urged to participate in the 5th IC2UHI.

Important Dates for the Conference:

New Abstract Deadline     31 October 2018
Abstract  Acceptance       30 November 2018
Draft Full Paper              30 April 2019
Return Review               15 July 2019
Revised Full Paper          1 September 2019

Location: India
 

Series of Lectures by Roger Zetter

Posted: 29 October 2018

The Hugo Observatory at the University of Liège (Belgium) will host Professor Roger Zetter (University of Oxford, UK) in Liège for a series of four lectures on environmental migration during the 2018 Fall Semester.

This appointment takes place within the framework of the Environmental Diplomacy and Geopolitics (EDGE) project, a EU-funded project implemented under the Horizon 2020 programme by the University of Liège, the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA) and Sciences Po Paris. Part of this project’s planned activities include the hosting of a rotating Chair in Environmental Diplomacy by each partner institution. Professor Clive Hamilton (Charles Sturt University, Australia) has served as the first EDGE Chair, followed by Dr. Alex de Sherbinin (Columbia University, USA). Professor Zetter will then take over as the last rotating Chair under the EDGE project.

The lectures will take place as follows:

“Refugee Labelling – Why They Are Not Climate Refugees”
Thursday November 8th, 2018, 17:00-19:00
Salle Wittert, A1 building, University of Liège, Place du 20 août

“Climate Change and Population Displacement – A Macro and Micro Analysis of Mediating Political Power”
Friday November 9th, 2018, 14:00-16:00
Auditoire Sporck, B11 building, University of Liège (Sart Tilman Campus)

“From Macro-Economy to Political Economy: Situating the Refugee Development Discourse at the Large Scale”
Thursday November 22nd, 2018, 18:00-20:00
Le Salon des Lumières, La Cité Miroir, Liège

“Forced Displacement and Development: Evaluating Policy Coherence”
Friday Nov 23rd, 2018, 17:00-19:00
Campus d’Arlon

The deadline for registration was 26 October, but those interested can email for inquiries and registration: alihaydar.sari@ uliege.be

 

The Climate and Migration Coalition Newsletter and Website

26 October 2018

The Climate and Migration Coalition is led by Climate Outreach, a charitable company.  The coalition provides a newsletter with well balanced material on issues around climate change and migration. The organization’s goal is to ensure a people centered policy response at the national and international level by:

•    Building support for policies that allow people to strengthen their survival capacity through migration
•    Ensuring adequate assistance and protection for people displaced internally and across borders as a consequence of slow and sudden onset disasters

For more information see http://climatemigration.org.uk/

 

Call for papers: 8th Population Conference, ALAP

Conference date(s): 23 October 2018 - 26 October 2018

The Latin American Population Association invites proposals for oral presentations and posters for the 8th Population Conference. The theme of the conference is “Population and sustainable development: public policies and developments in socio demographic measurement”, and one of the topics in population and environment.

More information and guidelines for abstract submission (in Spanish, English and Portuguese) are available at http://www.alapop.org/alap/.

Deadlines for submissions: 5 March 2018.

Location: Mexico
 

International Conference Migration, Environment and Climate: What risk inequalities?

Conference date(s): 22 October 2018 - 23 October 2018

The Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), with the support of the Agence française de développement (AFD), the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) and the French Museum of Natural History (MNHN), is organizing an international conference on the links between human mobility, climate and environmental changes. The aim is to capture the complexity and multiplicity of interactions between migration and environment as brought to light by recent or ongoing research, taking explicit account of inequalities in the populations under study. The approach aims to be broad-based, and proposals are welcome not only from the field of demography but also from related disciplines (geography, anthropology, sociology, economics, epidemiology and political science).

For more information, see https://www.researchgate.net/project/Migration-environment-and-climate-What-risk-inequalities

Location: France
 

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.

For more information, see https://www.efforts-symposium.de//index.php?cat=show_start

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

For more information, see http://www.wssf2018.org/.

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: http://www.wssf2018.org/session-parallel-02-list.html#a_p3.

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 http://www.wssf2018.org/call-for-papers.html

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.

Guide for contributors: https://www.cepal.org/en/publications/type/notas-poblacion/guidelines-authors-notas-poblacion

 

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.

Submission
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 @popassoc.org. 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
 

Call for abstracts: Sustainable social-ecological systems. 16th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, 30 November – 1 December 2018

Submission deadline: 31 August 2018

Sustainability science deals with the interactions between the natural and the social systems and seeks to assess who these interactions affect the challenge of sustainability, namely to meet the needs of present and future generations while reducing poverty and conserving ecosystems. Such interactions have been conceptualized as nature-society interactions, social-ecological systems, biophysical-social systems or coupled human-environment systems.

Sustainability science spans across many disciplines within and between social and natural science and is therefore multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary. Because it seeks to contribute to transform society and combines fundamental and applied knowledge, it is also transdisciplinary.

In this session, the objective is to gather contributions that deal with core questions of sustainability by addressing social-ecological interactions, including:

•    Long-term trends and transitions in interactions between ecological and social systems
•    Risk and resilience in social-ecological systems
•    Theories and models of social-ecological systems, e.g. safe and just operating space
•    Distant social-ecological interactions, e.g. “telecouplings”
•    Sustainable management of land systems
•    Sustainability assessments and trade-offs between human-wellbeing and environmental sustainability

The organizers welcome contributions from junior and senior scholars with interdisciplinary and integrative scopes, as well as transdisciplinary contributions that address transformations to sustainability at the science-society interface.

For more information, see https://geoscience-meeting.ch/sgm2018/abstracts/abstract-info/

Location: Switzerland
 

Call for abstracts: Coupled Human-Earth Systems for Sustainability, 2018 IGU Regional Conference

Conference date(s): 06 August 2018 - 10 August 2018

As part of the 2018 IGU Regional Conference which will be held in the Québec City Convention Centre from August 6 to 10, 2018, the IGU commission on Geography for Future Earth: Coupled Human-Earth Systems for Sustainability (IGU-GFE) will organize the session “Coupled Human-Earth Systems for Sustainability”. They are inviting papers for presentation in the session which covers the following areas of interest (but are not limited to):

•    Fundamentals of Geography for Future Earth, and especially new theories and hypothesis on coupled human-earth systems for sustainability;
•    Open and inclusive platforms for Geospatial Big Data and observations of coupled human-earth systems;
•    Integrated Earth system models to deepen our understanding of complex Earth systems and human dynamics across different scales;
•    Linkages and dynamic analysis among ecological process, services, and human wellbeing;
•    Human Contributions and Responses to global climate/environmental changes and sustainability;
•    Evaluation tools for sustainable development, multi-scale sustainability evaluation, and sustainable scenarios for transformative development pathways.

All submitted abstracts will be accepted. The review process will determine the place in the program. Before submitting an abstract, author must register online, pay all fees and receive their abstract submission code at: http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/registration/registration-information/.
 
All abstract submissions must be made through the IGU-CAG- NCGE Online Submission Platform.  Abstracts must not exceed 250 words. The abstract should describe the object of study, research questions, methods, and conclusions.  All abstracts are due by 15 March 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.
 
Further details of the submission procedures are available on the conference website: http://igu2018.ulaval.ca/.

Location: Québec City Convention Centre, Canada
 

Call for Abstracts – American Geophysical Union 2018 Session GC010: Ambient air pollution, climate change, and societal impacts in South Asia, 10-14 December 2018

Submission deadline: 01 August 2018

South Asia is undergoing rapid population growth and economic development with important feedbacks for environmental change. Resource demands associated with societal transitions continue to exacerbate air pollution. These pollutants combined with greenhouse gas emissions have important effects on regional climate processes, such as extreme events including heat waves and floods, and features of the regional monsoons. Such environmental feedbacks have important implications for the resilience of human systems (e.g., human health, livelihoods, food production) and environmental sustainability. This session brings together research on multiple dimensions of environmental change and impacts in South Asia to better understand connections between air pollution, climate, and implications for the growing and potentially vulnerable populations of the region. We encourage submissions on a range of sub-topics with a focus on South Asia including but not limited to: air pollution impacts on human health; climate change and its drivers; relevant impacts on poverty and food security.

For more information, see https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/49763

Location: United States of America
 

Opportunity: Expert review of IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Submission deadline: 29 July 2018

The first order draft (FOD) of the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land is open for expert review until 5 August 2018, with registration closing 29 July 2018.

The expert review of the FOD is a key element of the IPCC assessment process, which helps ensure that the report provides a balanced and comprehensive assessment of the latest scientific findings.  The expert review process shall be objective, open and transparent, with a wide circulation that aims to involve as many independent experts as possible in the IPCC process, seeking a range of views, expertise, and geographical representation. Being an expert reviewer allows you to comment on the accuracy and completeness of the scientific/technical/socio-economic content and the overall scientific/technical/socio-economic balance of the draft according to your own knowledge and experience. For more information on the role of Expert Reviewers, see http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr2/pdf/SRCCL_FOD_ExpertReviewer.pdf.

To become an expert reviewer, register online at https://www.ipcc.ch/apps/comments/srccl/fod/register.php

 

Call for Abstracts - INQUIMUS 2018 workshop. Methods and tools to assess multi-hazard risk, vulnerability and resilience, 3-5 December 2018

Submission deadline: 15 July 2018

The INQUIMUS 2018 Workshop on "Methods and tools to assess multi-hazard risk, vulnerability and resilience" will illustrate and discuss how quantitative and qualitative assessment methods could boost a transition toward a new generation of multi-hazard risk, vulnerability and resilience assessments.

 INQUIMUS ("Integrating quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies for multi-dimensional phenomena") has been running for four years, alternately hosted by University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS/ Salzburg - Austria and Eurac Research, Institute for Earth Observation/ Bolzano - Italy.

Under the umbrella of the integration of quantitative and qualitative scientific approaches, INQUIMUS was organized each year with a different overarching topic:
•    2014 Spatial indicators and assessment of vulnerability and resilience (Salzburg | Austria)
•    2015 Challenges in Q2 methodologies to acquire and integrate data for the assessment of risk, vulnerability and resilience (Bozen/Bolzano | Italy)
•    2016 Spatial and temporal dynamics of risk and vulnerability (Salzburg | Austria)
•    2017 How can scientific assessments inform decisions for problem solving in practice? (Bozen/Bolzano | Italy).
 

The 2018 edition will be hosted by Ca'Foscari University of Venice and the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC).

For more information about the event and the abstract’s requirements, see www.inquimus.org.

Location: Italy
 

Call for papers – The 4th Asian Population Association (APA) Conference 2018

Conference date(s): 11 July 2018 - 14 July 2018

The Asian Population Association Conference has strongly become a major international event drawing over 1,600 participants from over 50 countries around the globe. The Conference is held every three years, providing opportunities for experts and students to share and discuss their scientific study of population issues, including but not limited to: Fertility, Reproductive Health, Mortality, Child Health, Migration, Refugees, Population Ageing, Labor force and Employment, Population and Education, Poverty, Population and Development, Gender Issues and Techniques of Demographic Analysis. The fourth APA Conference will be hosted at Shanghai University.

The call for abstracts has been extended to 15 October 2017. More information is available at http://www.asianpa.org/component/content/article/78-apa-activities/454-scientific-programme.html.

Location: China
 

Call for Abstracts for Special Issue of Urban Climate Journal

Submission deadline: 10 July 2018

Future Earth invites submissions for an abstract outlining a paper for a special issue on Urban Data and Climate Information Services in the journal Urban Climate (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/urban-climate). This Call is being made as a follow up activities from the CitiesIPCC Conference (https://citiesipcc.org/).

The abstract is at maximum 400 words (Calibri; 12pt font), and should provide (in this order):

•    Working title of the envisaged article (Calibri; 13pt font; bold)
•    Names and affiliation(s) of the lead author, and of other main authors, incl. emails (you may recruit more authors later on, provided it does not alter nature and orientation of the article)
•    The principal theme(s) and research question(s) to be discussed
•    The approach(es) used
•    The novelty aspects of the envisaged article in relation to the relevant state of the art
•    An explanation of the extent that the findings can contribute to solutions regarding discussed challenges around climate information services for cities
•    An indication whether open access is (1) sure, or (2) unsure, but aspired, or (3) very unlikely

Shobhakar Dhakal (shobhakar @ait.ac.th), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Adriaan Perrels (adriaan.perrels @fmi.fi), Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland

For more information, see http://futureearth.org/news/call-abstracts-special-issue-urban-climate-journal

 

2nd edition of the Barcelona Summer School of Demography (BSSD)

Session date(s): 18 June 2018 - 27 June 2018

The Centre for Demographic Studies (CED) is happy to announce that registration to the 2nd edition of the Barcelona Summer School of Demography (BSSD) is now open.

The Barcelona Summer School of Demography (BSSD), based at the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, offers a six-week summer school in R. The course is divided into six modules - one per week - covering three major strengths of R: statistical and demographic analysis, data visualization, and spatial analysis. Each module consists of 20 hours of teaching, combining theoretical lectures and practical exercises. All courses are taught in English, by leading experts.

Deadline for application is 31 March 2018. Applicants will be informed about the results of selection process by mid-April 2018.

For further information and registration, see hhttp://www.population-europe.eu/study-and-career/barcelona-summer-school...

Location: Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain
 

Boundary Spanning: Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research, An International Symposium

Conference date(s): 11 June 2018 - 13 June 2018

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), in partnership with the National Science Foundation, Resources for the Future, and University of Maryland, is convening an international symposium, June 11-13, 2018 in Annapolis, MD. The symposium will explore the current state of socio-environmental systems research, recent advances in the field, and the unique challenges and opportunities engendered by the questions and approaches of socio-environmental systems research. In addition, the symposium will catalyze and inspire new collaborative and interdisciplinary communities of research and practice. Symposium talks, sessions and discussions will be organized around three guiding themes: socio-environmental systems under stress, in transition, and by design. More information about the conference themes can be found on the symposium website. All interested attendees must be willing to present their work in one of several formats: as an oral presentation, a poster, or a lightning talk. Therefore, all interested attendees must submit an abstract for consideration.

The application deadline to present and attend is 2 March 2018
 
There is no fee to register or attend this symposium. SESYNC will provide attendees with air travel, lodging, and meals for the duration of the Symposium. To submit an abstract for a presentation of any type, please apply here: http://symposium.sesync.org/apply.html.

For more information, see symposium website http://symposium.sesync.org/.

Send any questions to symposium @sesync.org.

Location: United States of America
 

Mountain Futures Conference

Conference date(s): 04 June 2018 - 08 June 2018

The Centre for Mountain Ecosystem Studies will host the second international Mountain Futures Conference. Mountain Futures 2018 will offer unique opportunities to participate in and shape the new activities of the Mountain Futures Initiative, and continue knowledge and innovation-sharing for all with interests in mountain regions.

Conference Themes:

•    Ecosystem Rhythms: Understanding Change
•    Land Systems: Managing Complexity
•    Enhancing Livelihoods: Role of Gender and Local Institutions

For more information, see http://mountainfutures.org/

Location: China
 

International Conference on Climate Change in the Mediterranean & the Middle East

Conference date(s): 18 May 2018 - 19 May 2018

The Eastern Mediterranean Middle East (EMME) region faces alarming consequences from climate change, according to data analyses and model predictions, and mitigation and adaptation measures are urgent. The region, home of nearly 500 million people of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, accounts for about 50% of the world fossil fuel reserves and is troubled by persistent conflicts.

Climate-induced weather extremes and their impacts in the EMME may have major global ramifications. In the conference, modelling predictions of climate change, its impacts especially in the areas of sustainability, health, security and migration, will be presented and debated.

Options for mitigating and especially for adapting to impending climate change in view of energy options, water security, sustainability, and mitigation/adaptation strategies will be explored and proposed.

In the conference, modelling predictions of climate change and its impacts (especially in the areas of sustainability, health, security and migration), will be presented and debated alongside discussions about mitigation, adaptation, and policy options (governance). Although the focus will be regional, this is a conference of global importance, as illustrated by the eminent members of the International Advisory Committee, and the Scientific Programme committee, who are all either world leaders in their field of research, or highly influential at the policy level.

Registration will be opened from 15 Feb. 2018.

For more information, see http://www.climatechange2018.org/

Location: Cyprus
 

Workshop on Climate-Migration-Health, with a focus on trapped populations

Session date(s): 17 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

The two-day workshop is a joint project of the CU Population Center (CUPC), Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder and the IUSSP Special Emphasis Panel on Climate-Migration-Health.
 
The workshop will be held at CUPC in Boulder, Colorado and will bring together approximately 10 researchers and policy communicators to discuss, and move forward, research on this important intersection.  Key is that researchers need only possess expertise in at least one aspect of the workshop.  We aim to introduce scholars of migration-climate, to scholars of climate-health and to also hear from scholars on trapped populations. 
 
We will spend much of the workshop brainstorming about knowledge gaps and beginning papers/proposals designed to fill those gaps.
 
Funds are available for partial reimbursement for domestic travel and lodging. Applicants must be post-PhD and we aim for an interdisciplinary mix of junior and senior scholars.

Deadline for submissions: 19 March 2018

Please contact Lori.Hunter @colorado.edu with questions.

Location: CU Population Center (CUPC), Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, United States of America
 

Call for Proposals - Cities and Climate Change Science IPCC Conference

Conference date(s): 05 March 2018 - 07 March 2018

The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference: Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy, aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change. The primary goal of the conference is to assess the state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, and to establish a global research agenda based on the joint identification of key gaps by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities. Registration is free and funding is available for participants from developing countries.  Proposals should be linked to one or more of the four conference themes:
 

  • Cities & climate change (Imperatives for action)
  • Urban emissions, impacts and vulnerabilities (Science and practice of cities)
  • Solutions for the transition to low carbon and climate resilient cities (Science and practice for cities)
  • Enabling transformative climate action in cities (advancing science and advancing cities)

In order to ensure vibrant input and discussions at this conference, Cities IPCC partners would like to encourage submissions from scientists, academics, urban practitioners and policy-making communities. For any questions email: info @citiesipcc.org. More information about the conference can be found at www.citiesipcc.org.  Deadline: 16 October 2017.

Location: Canada