43rd International Time Use Research (IATUR) Conference
March 12th, 2021
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The International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) facilitates exchange of ideas, methodology, and data collection techniques among researchers and compilers of official statistics regarding daily activity patterns and changes in people’s behaviour over time.
This year’s conference, taking place in Barcelona, aims at 
 Connecting Time Use Research with Public Policies, Organizations and Society. Time-use research has the potential to inform key rime use policies such as education schedules, mobility, equality policies, amongst may others. The 2021 IATUR conference wants to explore the connection between research, policy-making and social changes.
It will be organized by  the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Barcelona City Council and the ‘Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society’, with the aim of promoting the confluence between research and investigation and public time use policies, as well as the impact they have on our society.

Abstract categories   

The 2021 IATUR conference will invite abstracts for papers that deal with any aspect of time-use research, including but not limited to:

  • COVID-19 impact on time use.
  • Relationship between time use policies and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. Special emphasis will be put on how they can impact/support the energy transition.
  • Time use policies at local level (as an example, chrono-urbanism, evaluation of local time use policies, etc.).
  • Gender and intersectional inequalities on time use.
  • Working time use, including labour organisation, labour relations policies, health, and work safety impacts, telework, productivity impacts or how to approach changes brought by the 4.0. Industry and digitisation, among others.
  • Time use on the education field. The perception of time by children, teachers, and families
  • Time use on public services, both internally and towards the citizens.
  • Time use surveys design and implementation.
  • Time use research methodology for designing and/or evaluating public policies.
  • Time use research methodologies.
  • Others

Abstract submission

The early deadline for submitting abstracts is 12 March 2021; submitters who meet this deadline will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by 2 April 2021 and are guaranteed their choice of oral presentation or poster sessions. The final deadline for submitting abstracts for guaranteed consideration of oral and poster presentations is 14 May 2021; submitters who meet this deadline will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by 4 June 2021. Where possible, we will try to include papers in the oral presentation sessions if authors so wish, but we make no guarantee for placement of abstracts submitted after the early deadline. All abstracts undergo a formal peer-review evaluation by the local scientific committee.

All abstracts should include:

  • Presentation title
  • Type of presentation (oral presentation or poster)
  • The name of the presenting author
  • The name of all other authors
  • Abstract (250–350 words maximum

If you have any questions, please contact info@timeuse.barcelona